I am student of Engineering and have a dream to get into IIT for my higher studies.
I have tried IIT JEE exam but could not succeed. After my bachelors do I have a chance to get into IITs after taking these two entrance exams IIT JAM & GATE?
What is the difference between these two exams and which exam is easier to get into IIT for Master Degree course?
- Jolly shringi asked 7 months ago
- last edited 6 months ago
If you want to appear for Masters in Technology from IIT then you have to appear for GATE examinations which is conducted in the month of February every year by Indian Institute of Technology.
But if you wish to pursue M.Sc. or Ph.D. from IIT or IISc then you have to appear for IIT JAM examination in January every year conducted by IITs .
So you will have to decide what you wish to pursue since the difficulty level is same in each examination.
- vinay kumar shukla answered 7 months ago
- last edited 6 months ago
Yes, pursuing the course at IITs is a dream of almost all the engineering students.
You are engineering student & you have too many options not only in these engineering field but also in government job etc.
The IIT JAM is also a good choice and yes you can say it is easy just because the student has to study only single subject for the exam but their in the GATE exam the student has to study around 10 subjects and in some other branches more than 10 subjects.
If you are interested in the Research and more professional degree such as PhD. it is the best option so you may go for IIT JAM.
With IIT JAM you will get admission in IITs. so start preparing for the exam and best of Luck!
- twinkle chopra answered 7 months ago
I would like to add a few things.
After completing graduation you can take the Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) to get admissions in Master of Science (M.Sc.), M.Sc.-Ph.D. dual-degree and other post-graduate science programs at the Indian Institutes of Technology, Indian Institute of Science, and some other institutes.
As of 2014, the following are the full-time M.Sc. (two-year), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, M.Sc.-M.Tech., and other post-bachelor’s degree programs at different IITs, and Integrated Ph.D. Programs at IISc to which admission shall be made on the basis of JAM.
Few things to remember for JAM
- It is conducted online.
- You can take the test in English only.
- There are seven papers (objective questions) on the following subjects:
Biological Sciences (BL)
Mathematical Statistics (MS)
- Each paper is divided into three sections, consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions, 10 multiple-select questions and 20 numerical-answer questions.
- The duration of the exam is 3 hours.
Now let’s talk about GATE.
Your GATE score will tell your relative performance level that will be used for admissions to various post-graduate education programs (e.g. M.E., M.Tech. Doctor of Philosophy) in IITs and other institutes of India.
If you have got a valid GATE score then you can get a scholarship during these Master’s and Doctoral programs in Institutes supported by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) or other Government agencies.
The criteria for postgraduate admission in M. Tech. or M.E. with scholarship could be different for different institutions.
Eligibility for GATE
Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (4 years after 10+2/ Post-B.Sc./ Post-Diploma) and final year students of such programs.
Master’s degree holders in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent and final year students of such programs.
If you are in the second or higher year of Four-year integrated Master’s degree programs (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology.
If you are in the fourth or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master’s degree programs or Dual Degree programs in Engineering/Technology.
If you have qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by iE(i), AMICE(i) by the institute of Civil Engineers (India)-iCE(i)) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech.
What type of questions are asked in GATE?
Apart from the core subject, each subject’s test contains 10 questions that will test your general aptitude including language and analytic skills.
Duration of GATE exam and examination type
The GATE examination is of 3 hours duration,
It contains a total of 65 questions worth a maximum of hundred marks.
There will be an online Computer Based Test (CBT) where you will see random questions on a computer screen.
These questions will have both
- Multiple choice questions (four answer options out of which you will have to choose the correct one) and
- Numerical answer type questions (in which the correct answer will be a real number, which you’ll enter via an on-screen keypad and computer mouse).
You will be given blank paper sheets for rough work that have to be returned after the examination.
After 3-hours , the computer will automatically close the screen from further actions.
Hope you have got an overview of JAM and GATE.
Following are the major difference between IIT JAM and GATE:
IIT JAM 2018 is national level exam that is conducted by various IISC or IIT rotationally.
Courses offered by various IITs across the country are as following:
Integrated Ph.D (at IISc Bangalore)
M.Sc (Two year)
M.Sc-Ph.D Dual Degree
No. of questions: 60 divided in three section viz. A, B, C from IIT JAM Syllabus.
Marking Scheme: 60 questions carrying 100 marks
Negative Marking: There will be no negative marking in Section B and Section C.
Time Duration: 180 Minutes
GATE is jointly regulated by the seven IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) and IISC on rotation basis.
GATE is conducting by the IIT Roorkee. The examination is for providing admission to M.Tech /M.E programme offered by the IITs, NITs and various private institutions.
No. of Papers: There is only one paper of GATE consisting of 100 marks.
No. of Questions: The number of questions asked in the examination will be 65 questions of objective type and numerical answer type.
Duration: 3 hours.