JEST Application Form, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Admit Card

JESTJEST is the reputed examination that takes place every year like this year.  This test is commenced in the month of February every year. In order to be part of the examination. The JEST Application Form has been released in January. There might be some of points which are still missing. You need to collect complete info in this connection then get rest to assure for fetching the details mentioned below. Here candidates can find all details about JEST Exam Application Form, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, etc:

JEST Notification:

  • JEST Application Form not released:

JEST Highlights

Name of the examination JEST
Full form Joint Entrance Screening Test
Conducting Body Joint Entrance Screening Test
Exam Level National
Exam course Ph.D. and integrated Ph.D
Exam Types PG level
Application Mode Online mode
Exam Mode Online mode
Official website

JEST Exam Date:

Events Dates
Starting of Online Application form January
 Last date to submit the Application form (Extended) February
Admit card issue date To be announced
JEST Exam Date  April
JEST Exam Answer Key Release Date To be announced
Submit the objection regarding answer key To be announced
Results date Declaration To be announced
Interview To be announced

JEST Application Form:

  • Those who are applying for Theoretical Computer Science/ Physics/Neuroscience need to fill the online form and email application but the photocopy of the printed applications is not accepted at all
  • From time to time info will be given about the ongoing programmes at the various institutions which is available at the JEST Application Form available on the website
  • One can submit an online application form using the online option just after the release of the application form officially
  • Read all the instructions carefully before one begins filling the online form.
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JEST Application Form: Click here

Eligibility Criteria:

In order to give an integrated Ph.D. In a program at IISER, Thiruvananthapuram, candidates need to have completed graduation. This graduate degree needs to be in Engineering, technology, and Physics which is for integrating Ph.D. Program in Physics

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Integrated M.Tech-PhD Program at IIA:

  • If you are preparing for Computational Biology/Theoretical Neuroscience/ /Computer Science then make sure that you have done master’s in Science or have done Masters in technology or MCA in Computer Science.
  • Candidates need to have done with/M.Sc/ B.Tech/BE in the Optoelectronics in Optics, Physics (with Applied Science), Physics as well as Electronics.
  • It is also important before you apply for the exam that you must have done Masters in Science or ME or MCA, or MCA in Engineering, Science, and with some great aptitudes at the IMSc.

Below eligibility criteria are well suited to those who are applying for Ph.D. Program in Physics:

  • Candidates are required to have completed their M.Sc or M.Tech, M.E.
  • Candidate can apply for the JEST if M.Sc in applied Mathematics or Applied Mathematics or Physics is done and Electronics/ Photonics/ Instrumentation taken as IIA.
  • Tech and BE will be considered at IMSc, IISc, IUCAA, ICTS-TIFR, RRI, IISER Mohali, NCRA-TIFR, JNCASR, IISER Thiruvananthapuram, IISER Pune, and TIFR-TCIS.
  • Candidates who are showing up the last year of B.Sc or giving the first year of M.Sc in Physics, Astronomy, Applied Mathematics, Electronics are qualified to apply.
  • However, if someone is thinking to apply and done M.SC in Applied Science, Physics, or Engineering Physics will be considered at TIFR, IPR. Those who have done, M.SC Physics, or Engineering Physics are welcome to apply for the exam.
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Integrated M.Sc/M.Tech-PhD Program:

  • Those applicants who have done Bachelors in Science can apply for the Integrated M.Sc or P.HD programs in Physics at HRI, ICTS, NCRA-TIFR, TIFR-TCIS, IISER-Pune, SNBNCBS.
  • Those who have done graduation in Mathematics, Computer Science, Science, Stats, as well as Engineering IT will be considered relevant for Ph.D. Physics, Theoretical Computer Science.

Age: There is no specific age bar when applying for JEST.

JEST Exam Fee:

If you are eligible for applying for JEST and need to know the status of fee charges then read the below-mentioned info:

  • General category candidates are required to pay Rs.400/-, and SC & St need to pay Rs.200/-
  • Make sure that you pay the amount via net banking process or debit card, credit card.

Exam Pattern:

Find below the JEST Exam Pattern in this section:

  • Mode of Exam: The JEST Exam will be conducted through OMR (Offline Mode).
  • Duration: The exam duration will be 3 hours.
  • Number of Section: The paper will be divided into three parts. That will be Part A, Part B & Part C.
  • Language: The paper language will be English.
  • Marking Scheme: In part A and B, 3 marks will be provided and in part C, 1 mark will be awarded for every correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: In part A, 1 mark, and in part C, 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. There will be no negative marking in part B.
Parts No. of Questions Marking Scheme Minus Marking
Part A 15 +3 -1
Part B 10 +3 No negative marking
Part C 25 +1 -1/3

JEST Syllabus:

  • JEST Syllabus will be different for Graduation and Post Graduation Level. For more about the Syllabus, candidates can check the Official Website.
  • JEST Syllabus for Physics candidates needs to prepare these topics such as Mathematical Methods, Electromagnetism and Optics, Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Electronics, Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics.
  • Syllabus for Theoretical Computer Science candidates prepares these topics such as Combinatorics, Analytical Reasoning and Deduction, Data Structures and Algorithms, Graph Theory, Discrete Mathematics, and Principles of Programming.
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Admit Card:

Authority provides the JEST Admit Card through online mode. The Admit Card will not send by post and email. For the download the admit card candidates need a Username and Password after the login official Website candidates can access their admit card. Candidates must have to bring the printout of the Admit Card to the exam center.

Steps to Download JEST Admit Card:

  • Visit the official website of the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) i.e,
  • On the Home Page, click on Login Information.
  • Enter the E-mail or username, password.
  • Click on submit button.
  • Then, download the JEST Exam Hall Ticket.

JEST Entrance Test – Exam Centers

  • Ahmedabad
  • Amritsar
  • Aligarh
  • Allahabad
  • Bhopal
  • Bangalore
  • Bardhaman
  • Kozhikode
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Goa
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Indore
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Kanpur
  • Jaipur
  • Kolkata
  • Kharagpur
  • Kochi
  • Mangalore
  • Madurai
  • Nainital
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Roorkee
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Srinagar
  • Sambalpur
  • Silchar
  • Siliguri
  • Udaipur
  • Vishakhapatnam
  • Vijayawada (subject to availability)
  • Trivandrum

Answer Key:

The JEST Answer key will be released in April. Candidates can download the JEST answer key through online mode. Candidates can also submit objections against the answer key. After that final answer key will be released by the authorities.

JEST Result

The JEST result will be declared in April/ May. The result will be declared through online mode only. Candidates can check their results by entering login details like user ID and password.

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