Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) is a national-level entrance examination conducted for admission to a PhD/Integrated PhD programme in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science or Neuroscience or Computational Biology in one of the participating institutes. The statutory body established through an Act of Parliament, Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) recognises the JEST as a National Eligibility Test (NET).
To appear for the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) conducted by the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), candidates should meet all the prerequisites set by the participating institutes, which have their own eligibility criteria. Applicants who are expected to complete their final examinations by August of each year are also eligible to appear for the JEST exam of that year.
Candidates are advised to visit the official websites/advertisements of the participating institutes for the detailed eligibility criteria. For admission to PhD programme in Physics, candidates should possess M.Sc. in Physics from any of the participating institutes. Some institutes even accept BE/B.Tech/M.Sc/ME/MTech in disciplines of Applied Physics and Mathematics. Click here to know more about the JEST eligibility criteria.
Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) is a pen and paper based test and conducted in a single session. The official website has released the sample paper for Physics, which is divided into three parts. The distribution of questions will be 15, 10 and 25 for Part A, B and C, respectively. The maximum number of marks is 100.
Candidates are also advised to be aware of the marking scheme prior to JEST preparation. The JEST exam is conducted at 36 test locations spread across the country.
The registrations for the JEST 2019 will take place between November 10 and December 15. Aspirants have to start filling up and submitting applications for JEST 2019 via online mode only. One should create an account using a valid email-id and the same email-id should be used to apply online.
Candidates have to submit the application form through the created account. After submission, a unique submission number will be sent to the email-id. Use the same number to register for the JEST examination. Once the online application form is submitted, no further changes will be accepted.
Candidates should pay an application fee of INR 300. The application fee for SC/ ST/ female applicants is INR 150. However, the application fee is waived for female applicants belonging to SC/ST. One should pay the application fee using debit/credit cards and net-banking.
Candidates who registered for the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) 2019 can download their admit card from January 22, 2019. Candidates can download the admit card by providing the details such as email ID, username and password.
Candidates need to know that the JEST admit card 2019 will be available only on the official website. The official website reads that no separate JEST admit card 2019 would be sent to candidates via email/post.
Candidates should start their preparation by exploring the sample papers available on the official website. We have published the sample papers for both Physics and Theoretical Computer Science (TCS). The sample question papers will assist aspirants in familiarising with the test format besides knowing the weightage of the topics.
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram, the organising institution for JEST 2019, is responsible for releasing the JEST 2019 result. The organising body will release the JEST 2019 result after three to four weeks from the date of examination. Candidates who have appeared for the JEST entrance exam, which is conducted for admission to PhD and Integrated PhD programme at various participating institutions spread across the country, can check their result on the official website.
The JEST 2019 entrance exam was held on February 17, 2019. There is no official announcement regarding the result date of JEST 2019. However, it is expected that the JEST result will be available before the end of March.
Step 1: Visit the official website of JEST - www.jest.org.in
Step 2: On the homepage, candidates will find the result link.
Step 3: Click on the link to visit the result page.
Step 4: Submit the login credentials such as username and password.
Step 5: Check and result and take a printout for the future reference.
In order to qualify in the JEST examination, candidates should obtain the minimum marks in the written examination. The cutoff score is used to shortlist the candidates for the next phase of the selection process, i.e., interview.
Candidates who have appeared the entrance examination can check the JEST 2019 answer key, which will be available on the official website. The conducting body will release the answer key for all the sets of Physics paper in the month of March. After accessing the JEST answer key, candidates can raise their objections on the same. Candidates can raise their objections on the official website. Aspirants can reach the co-ordinators at – firstname.lastname@example.org
After the announcement of JEST 2019 result, candidates who qualify in the examination are only eligible for the interview. The organising of the interviews will be taken care of the participating institutes. The interview round is conducted to test the candidates on the fundamental level. Check the JEST 2019 interview dates below.
|IISER Pune -Integrated PhD||Int. Ph. D.||24/06/2019 to 26/06/2019||Candidates need to apply|
|IISER Pune -PhD||Ph. D.||17/06/2019 to 19/06/2019||Candidates need to apply|
|ARIES- Nainital, Regular Ph. D.||Ph. D.||27/05/2019 to 31/05/2019||Candidates need to apply|
|HRI first round||M.Sc., Ph.D.||19/04/2019 to 21/04/2019||Visit Institute website|
|HRI second round||M.Sc., Ph.D.||15/05/2019 to 17/05/2019||Visit Institute website|
|IISER Bhopal iPhD||Int. Ph. D.||04/05/2019||Candidates need to apply|
|IISER Bhopal PhD||Ph. D.||02/05/2019 to 03/05/2019||Candidates need to apply|
|IISER Mohali - Int PhD||Int. Ph. D.||13/05/2019 to 14/05/2019||Candidates need to apply|
|IISER Mohali - PhD||Ph. D.||10/05/2019 to 11/05/2019||Candidates need to apply|
|IISER Tirupati - Int Ph.D||Int. Ph. D.||03/06/2019 to 04/06/2019||Candidates will be informed|
|IISER Tirupati - Ph.D||Ph. D.||06/06/2019 to 08/06/2019||Candidates will be informed|
|Institute of Mathematical Sciences||Ph.D., Int. Ph.D||01/04/2019 to 05/04/2019||Candidates will be informed|
|IUCAA, Pune||Ph. D.||24/06/2019 to 28/06/2019||Visit Institute website|
|NISER Integrated Ph.D||Int. Ph. D.||24/05/2019 to 25/05/2019||Candidates need to apply|
|NISER Regular Ph.D||Ph. D.||27/05/2019 to 28/05/2019||Candidates need to apply|
|PRL, Ahmedabad (first round)||Ph. D.||27/05/2019 to 28/05/2019||Candidates need to apply|
|PRL, Ahmedabad (second round)||Ph. D.||17/06/2019 to 18/06/2019||Candidates need to apply
|Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics||Ph. D.||03/06/2019 to 06/06/2019||Visit Institute website|
|UGC-DAE CSR and RRCAT, Indore||Ph. D.||06/05/2019 to 09/05/2019||Candidates need to apply|
|UGC-DAE CSR and RRCAT, Indore||Ph. D.||17/06/2019 to 20/06/2019||Candidates need to apply|
The admit cards for the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) 2019 examination have been released on the official website. Candidates who have registered for the JEST 2019 examination can download the admit card from the website – jest.org.in. The JEST exam will be conducted on February 17, 2019.
Aspirants should visit the official website of JEST to access their admit card. One should use their email or username and password to download the JEST admit card. After logging in, candidates can download the JEST admit card and take a printout of the same.
The JEST is an entrance examination conducted for admission to PhD and integrated PhD programmes in physics, theoretical computer science, neuroscience, and computational biology. The JEST score will be valid for one year. The examination will be conducted across 36 test centres in the country.22 January 2019
The registration for Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) 2019 has started. Candidates who are seeking admission to a PhD/Integrated PhD programme in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science or Neuroscience or Computational Biology in one of the participating institutes can apply for the same until December 15, 2018.
Candidates who are working in SERB (Science & Engineering Research Board) programmes and have qualified the National Eligibility Test (NET) can also apply for the enhanced fellowship. However, the eligibility criteria can vary from one institute to another. To check the detailed eligibility requirements, click here.
Only online applications are accepted for the JEST 2019. To apply online, candidates must create an account using a valid email-id and the same email-id will be used for all communications with the candidates. Check the steps to apply online for the JEST 2019 here.
The JEST is going to be conducted on February 17, 2019. The admit cards for the exam will be available from January 20, 2019. However, the results will be declared in the month of March. To know more about the JEST 2019 important dates, click here.12 November 2018