(i) The JAM 2012 is open to all nationals (Indian/Foreign). Candidates seeking admission to academic programmes covered under JAM 2012 need to appear in JAM 2012. There is no age restriction.

(ii) Note that JAM 2012 will be held on 12 February 2012. The date for the JAM 2012 examination is earlier than previous years.

(iii) For admission, foreign nationals are required to satisfy the rules and regulations of the admitting Institute(s) pertaining to foreign students. For further details, they are advised to contact the Admitting Institute(s) concerned.

(iv) To apply for admission to a desired programme, a candidate is required to qualify in the corresponding test paper and also satisfy the minimum educational qualifications and eligibility criteria of the respective academic programme.

(v) The candidates who have either appeared or are due to appear in the final examination of their qualifying degree in 2012 are also eligible to appear in the test. By qualifying in JAM 2012, candidates can apply for provisional admission subject to the condition that: (i) all parts of their final examination shall be completed by the date of registration of the Admitting Institute, and (ii) proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility, as specified by the admitting institute will be submitted by 30 September 2012.

(vi) Admissions to various academic programmes at different institutes will be made on the basis of merit in JAM 2012. On the basis of performance in the test, for each test paper, separate merit lists will be prepared for General, OBC (non-creamy layer), SC, ST and Persons with Disability (PD) category candidates.

(vii) Request for the change of category, if any, with proper documentation, should reach the Organizing Institute by 13 December 2011. Requests received after this date will not be accepted under any circumstances.

(viii) Candidates should note that mere appearance in JAM 2012 or being in the merit list of any test paper neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement to admission. Qualified candidates will have to apply for admission as per the prescribed procedure. Admissions shall be made in order of merit and depending on the number of seats available at the Admitting Institute(s).

(ix) With regard to the interpretation of the provisions of any matter not covered in this Information Brochure, the decision of the Organizing Institute shall be final and binding on all the parties concerned.