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Candidates may apply for JAM-2009 through one of the two different procedures, namely "offline" and "online".
The "OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) Application Form" along with the "Information Brochure" and "Acknowledgement Card" will be available from November 24, 2008 to January 16, 2009 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 following Designated Branches of Canara Bank:
Bombay Zone: Ahmedabad (Revdi Bazar), Bhopal (Maharana Pratap Nagar), Indore (MG Road), Jabalpur (M.K. Chowk), Mumbai (IIT Powai & Fort Market), Nagpur (Pandit Malviya Road Sitabuldi), Nanded (Tara Singh Market), Pune (Camp), Raipur (Malviya Road), Vadodara Main (Manick Rao Road).
Delhi Zone: Chandigarh (Sector 17 C), Delhi (IIT Delhi Campus, Janpath, Maharani Bagh, Vivek Vihar), Shimla (The Mall).
Guwahati Zone: Bhubaneswar (Bapuji Nagar), Guwahati (Fancy Bazar), Jorhat (Garali), Patna (Exhibition Road), Muzzafarpur (Dhawan Building), Ranchi Main (SN Ganguli Road), Shillong (Gulasta Fancy Market).
Kanpur Zone: Aligarh Main (Apsara Complex), Allahabad (Civil Lines), Gorakhpur (Bank Road), Kanpur (Mall Road)), Lucknow Main (Hazratganj), Varanasi Main (Bansphatak).
Kharagpur Zone: Kharagpur (Fatak Bazar, Kharida), Kolkata (College Street & Gariahat), Siliguri (Sevoke Road Pani tanki more), Vijayawada (Shivalayam Street), Vishakapatnam (Daba Garden).
Madras Zone: Bangalore (Town Hall), Chennai (IIT Madras Campus & T. Nagar), Coimbatore (Oppannakara Street), Hyderabad (Abid Road), Secunderabad (MG Road), Kochi Main (Mattancherry), Tiruchirapalli (Teppakulam), Thiruvananthapuram (Cantonment), Mangalore (Balmatte Road).
Roorkee Zone: Agra (Cantonment), Amritsar (Dharam Singh Market), Bareilly (Civil Lines), Jaipur (Mirza Ismail Road), Kurukshetra (Railway Road), Meerut (Abu Lane), Noida (Gautam Buddha Nagar), Roorkee (Anaj Mandi).
The "OMR Application Form" and the "Information Brochure" can also be obtained by Post from the JAM Office of IIT Kharagpur by making a written request along with the Demand Draft of Rs. 1050/- for General category Male candidates, Rs. 950/- for General category Female candidates and Rs. 550/- for SC/ST and PD candidates, drawn in favour of "Organizing JAM-2009", IIT Kharagpur, payable at Canara Bank, Kharagpur (Branch Code: 0190), and a self-addressed slip (11.0 cm x 6.0 cm). This fee includes Rs. 50/- as postal charges. Such requests must reach the JAM office, IIT Kharagpur, latest by January 7, 2009. The application material shall be dispatched by Registered Post. IIT Kharagpur, 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 Kharagpur, any claim for refund of the fee, for any reason whatsoever, will not be entertained nor can this fee 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 left-top 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 "Organizing JAM-2009", payable at Canara Bank, Kharagpur (Branch Code: 0190). This demand draft is to be sent along with the OMR Application Form.
The facility for Online Registration will be available through the website http://jam.iitkgp.ac.in from November 24, 2008. The last date for submission of Online Application Forms on website is January 19, 2009. A candidate can fill-in electronically his/her personal data (Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality, Category, PD Status), Number of Test Papers Applied, Test Paper(s), Cities/Towns for the Test (First and Second choices), Qualifying Examination Passed, Year of Qualifying Examination, Name of Qualifying Degree, Percentage of Aggregate Marks/CGPA (calculated out of 10), Name of the Parent/Guardian, Relationship, Telephone Numbers (landline and mobile) and the Bank Draft details (Name and Code of the issuing Branch, Amount of Demand Draft, Date of Issue and Draft No.). After electronically filling his/her personal data in the Online Application Form on the website, the candidate must download this form and take a print out of the same. The information pertaining to the Photograph, Declaration and Signature will have to be provided by the candidate on the printed Online Registration Form. The photograph should be glued at the appropriate place provided in the form. The photograph must not be stapled and not be signed/attested.
Candidates, who register online, will get a concession of Rs. 100/- in application fee. If the candidate is appearing in only one test paper, the application fee is Rs. 900/- for General/OBC category Male candidates, Rs. 800/- for General/OBC category Female candidates and Rs. 400/- for SC/ST and PD candidates. The candidates desiring to appear in two Test Papers must clearly mention their options in the Online Registration Form. For such candidates, the application fee is Rs. 1200/- for General/OBC category Male candidates, Rs. 1100/- for General/OBC category Female candidates and Rs. 550/- for SC/ST and PD candidates. The appropriate application fee must be in the form of a Demand Draft drawn in favour of "Organizing JAM-2009", payable at Canara Bank, Kharagpur (Branch Code: 0190). The candidate may keep an identical photograph in reserve for future need. The candidate is also advised to keep a photocopy of the completed Online Registration Form for his/her record.
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.
In the case of Online Registration, on receipt of duly completed Online Registration Form along with requisite Demand Draft for application fee (as applicable) and a self-addressed envelope with stamp(s) of Rs. 6/-, an acknowledgement will be sent by the JAM Office, IIT Kharagpur, at the address given by the candidate.
List of Enclosures and the Address for Sending the Completed OMR Application Form/Online Registration Form:
The following documents should be enclosed along with 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.
The following documents should be enclosed along with the Completed Online Registration Form: (i) Demand Draft for the appropriate Application fee, (ii) A self-addressed envelope with stamp(s) of Rs. 6/-, (iii) SC/ST/OBC (non creamy layer) Certificate (copy), if applicable, and (iv) Disability Certificate (copy), if applicable.
Irrespective of the choice of the cities/towns of test centers, candidate must send the duly filled in OMR Application Form or completed Online Registration Form, as the case may be, along with all necessary enclosures indicated above, to the following address:
Organizing Chairman, JAM-2009
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
The candidates are advised to send their completed Application Forms/Online Registration Forms by Speed Post/Registered Post only and retain the receipt of posting. The completed OMR Application Form/Online Registration Form can also be submitted in person at the JAM office, IIT Kharagpur, during office hours on working days.
Last Date for Receipt of the Completed OMR Application Form/Online Registration Form:
Last date for receipt of the duly completed OMR Application Form/Online Registration Form at the JAM Office, IIT Kharagpur, is January 22, 2009. Any OMR Application Form/Online Registration 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.
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