How to Apply Offline Application

Candidates may apply for JAM 2010 through one of the two different procedures, namely "offline" and "online". The application fees for different categories are given below in Table 4. The procedure for 'offline' application is expalined in this web page.

The "OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) Application Form" along with the "Information Brochure" and "Acknowledgement Card" will be available from 22nd December 2009 to 22nd January 2010 on cash payment of application fee of Rs. 1000/- for General/OBC category male candidates, Rs. 900/- for General/OBC category female candidates and Rs. 500/- for SC/ST and PD candidates from the designated branches of Canara Bank listed below.

The "OMR Application Form" and the "Information Brochure" can also be obtained by Post from the JAM Office, IIT Madras by making a written request along with a Demand Draft of Rs.1000/- for General category male candidates, Rs.900/- for General category female candidates and Rs.500/- for SC/ST and PD candidates, drawn in favour of "JAM 2010", on any Nationalized Bank, payable at Chennai and a self-addressed slip (11.0 cm x 6.0 cm). Such requests must reach the JAM office, IIT Madras, latest by 18th January, 2010. The application material shall be dispatched by registered post. JAM Office, IIT Madras, however, does not take any responsibility for the late delivery of application material, due to postal delay or loss of documents in transit. Once an Application Form has been purchased either from the Bank or by post from the JAM Office, IIT Madras, any claim for refund of the fees, for any reason whatsoever, will not be entertained nor can this fees be held in reserve for future.

The OMR Application Form enclosed in the envelope provided with the Information Brochure is to be completed by the candidate in all respects. After reading the instructions given in Section 13, carefully fill in all the items of the form. Fold the form only where it was originally folded. Also write the code(s) of the test paper(s) applied, and the first choice of city/town of test on the top-left portion of the envelope.

The candidates desiring to appear for a second test paper must clearly mention their option in the OMR Application Form. Such candidates are required to pay an additional fee of Rs.300/- (Rs.150/- for SC/ST and PD candidates) through a demand draft in favour of "JAM 2010", on any Nationalized Bank, payable at Chennai. This demand draft is to be sent along with the OMR Application Form.

Acknowledgement Card: A printed acknowledgement card is enclosed with the OMR Application Form. The candidate has to write his/her name and mailing address in the space provided and enclose this card with the OMR Application Form after affixing postage stamp of Rs.6/-. The Organizing Institute will post the card immediately on receipt of the OMR Application Form. The acknowledgement card must not be stapled with the OMR Application Form.

List of Enclosures and the Address for Sending the Completed OMR Application Form: (i) Bank/JAM Office Pay-in-slip, (ii) Stamped Acknowledgement Card, (iii) Demand Draft for the second test paper, if applicable, (iv) SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) Certificate (copy), if applicable, and (v) Disability Certificate (copy), if applicable.

Irrespective of the choice of the test centres, candidate must send the duly filled in OMR Application Form along with all necessary enclosures indicated above, to the following address:

Organizing Chairman, JAM 2010
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai - 600 036

The candidates are advised to send their completed OMR Application Forms by Speed Post/Registered Post only and retain the receipt of posting. The completed OMR Application Form can also be submitted in person at the JAM office, IIT Madras, during office hours on working days.

Last Date for Receipt of the Completed OMR Application Form: Last date for receipt of the duly completed OMR Application Form at the JAM Office, IIT Madras, is 1st February 2010. Any OMR Application Form received after this date will not be accepted. Any delay in receiving the application material by the candidate will not be considered as a valid reason for the late submission of the completed OMR Application Form after the deadline. The institute will not be responsible for any postal delay or irregularity or loss in postal transit.

Table 4: Application fees

Category Fee for application form from banks / IITM JAM Office
Fee for online registration
Application Fee for 2nd Test Paper
General / OBC Male 1000/- 900/- 300/-
General / OBC Female 900/- 800/- 300/-
SC / ST / PD 500/- 400/- 150/-

Branches of Canara Bank designated for the sale of offline JAM 2010 applications


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