Joint Entrance Screening Test Exam

JEST Examination Pattern

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) is a pen and paper-based test that consists of multiple-choice questions. The exam will be conducted in a single session. According to the sample paper released by the official website of JEST, the question paper for physics will be divided into three parts. The maximum number of marks is 100. The distribution of questions are as follow. 

Parts Number of Questions
Part A 15 questions
Part B 10 questions
Part C 25 questions

Marking Scheme 

Candidates who registered for the JEST should be aware of the marking scheme to ace the exam. The marking scheme details are given below. One should also know that the JEST score is valid for one year. 

Parts Marks for Correct Answer Negative Marking  Marks deducted for negative marking
Part A 03 Yes 01
Part B 03 No Nil
Part C 01 Yes 1/3

Exam Centers 

Candidates who aim to appear for the JEST 2020 can opt any of the locations indicated below. 

  • Ahmedabad
  • Aligarh
  • Allahabad
  • Bangalore
  • Bardhaman
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Kozhikode (Centre is subject availability. Second option will be allotted if centre is not available)
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Goa
  • Guwhati
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Kanpur
  • Kharagpur
  • Kochi
  • Kolkata
  • Madurai
  • Mangalore (Centre is subject to availability. Second option will be allotted if centre is not available)
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Nainital
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Roorkee
  • Sambalpur
  • Silchar
  • Siliguri
  • Srinagar
  • Trivandrum
  • Udaipur
  • Vishakhapatnam
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