How to apply for Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) 2015?

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) 2015

The aspirants seeking admission for a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D) / Integrated Ph.D programmes or theoretical Computer Science or Neuroscience in central and state institutions, may appear for the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST 2015).


JEST 2015 is the qualifying test for admissions to Ph.D programmes in the central government funded institutions across India.

Qualifying in JEST does not entitle the applicant to get a Research Fellowship. Using the JEST results, each institute will call a limited number of candidates for further selection depending on their requirements.

All the selected candidates will receive Research Fellowship from the respective institutes.


Candidates must have M.Sc in Physics or M.Sc / M.E / M.Tech in related disciplines.

Theoretical Computer Science:
Candidates must have M.Sc / M.E / M.Tech / MCA in Computer Science and related disciplines, and should be interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science.

Integrated M.Sc / M.Tech - Ph.D programme:
Candidates must have passed B.Sc / B.E / B.Tech degree in a relevant discipline from any recognised university.

How to apply:
Candidates have to apply online.

Application fee:

  • Rs 300/- for general candidates.
  • Rs 150/- for SC/ST candidates.

Important dates:

  • Last date for submission of the online application form is December 08, 2014.
  • JEST 2015 will be conducted on February 15, 2015 from 10 AM to 1 PM.
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