JEST

Joint Entrance Screening Test

Joint Entrance Screening Test

Mode of ExamOffline
LevelPG
Level of ExamNational Level

  • JEST 2018 will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

  • JEST score is valid for One year.

Applicants seeking admission  for a Ph.D / Integrated Ph.D Programme in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science or Neuroscience or Computational Biology in  one  of the Participating Institutes may appear for the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) at one of the Exam Centers.

The Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) (statutory body established through an Act of Parliament) recognizes JEST as a National Eligibility Test (NET) in their office Memo vide OM No.SB/S9/Z-01/2015.  Fellows working in SERB programmes and qualified in NETare eligible to get enhanced fellowship.

Participating Institutes 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.

Applicants must pay an application fee and register to appear for the exam.

JEST 2018 Application Form will be available from 15th November 2017. Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) is conducted by several premier research institutes for admission to PhD and Integrated PhD programme in its different participating institutions. The JEST examination is held for two subjects only, namely, physics and theoretical computer science/neuroscience/Computational Biology. JEST is recognized as a National Eligibility Test (NET) by the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB). In this article, we are providing detailed information about JEST 2018.

 

JEST Exam Date 2018

The official exam schedule of JEST 2018 is given in the below table:

Events Dates (Announced)
Commencement of online application form 15th November 2017
Last date for the submission of application form 17th December 2017
Hosting of admit card 25th January 2018
Date of examination 18th February 2018
Declaration of Results March 2018

 

JEST 2018 Application Form

  • For convenience of the candidates, online filling of application for JEST 2018 will be facilitated by the authority.
  • JEST application form 2018 will be available from 15th November 2017.
  • To apply for JEST 2018, candidates must have a valid email-id.
  • At the time of filling the application form, candidate also has to upload the scanned photograph and signature in jpg format.
  • The application procedure would be completed after submission of application form and successful e-payment of application fee.
  • After submitting the application form, candidates will receive an intimation email from JEST website regarding successful submission of application.

Application Fee:

The amount that a candidate need to pay in the form of application fee is Rs. 300 (Rs 150 for SC/ST applicants only). The application fee can be paid using Debit/Credit cards and Net-banking.

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Eligibility Criteria

Here, we are providing the eligibility criteria for JEST 2018. However, candidates are suggested to also visit the websites of the participating institutes of their interest to know more about the qualification requirement.

Courses Eligibility Criteria
Ph.D Programme Physics
  • M.Sc. in Physics is the prescribed qualification to apply for this course. However, some institutions also accepts B.E. / B.Tech. / M.Sc. / M.E. / M.Tech. in disciplines of Applied Physics and Mathematics.
Ph.D in Theoretical Computer Science at IMSc
  • M.Sc./ M.E./ M.Tech. in Computer Science and related disciplines and should be interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science.
Ph D in Neuroscience at NBRC
  • M.Sc (Physics/Mathematics), B.E/ B.Tech/ M.C.A in Computer Science
Ph D in Computational Biology at IMSc
  • M.Sc./ M.E./M.Tech./MCA  in any engineering or science discipline, with good mathematical skills and strong interest in biological problems.
Integrated M.Sc./ M.Tech – Ph.D Programme (Physics)
  • B. Sc. (Physics / Mathematics).
  • At NISER, B.Sc (Physics) or B.E./B. Tech in Engineering Physics, with a minimum of first class marks, will be the minimum qualification.
  • For admission to IIA, the qualification required is B.Sc. (Physics/Mathematics)/B.E./B.Tech. in Electrical/Instrumentation/Engineering Physics/Electronics and Communications/ Computer Science and Engineering/Optics and Photonics will be consider.
  • B.Sc. (Physics) will be considered at IISER-Pune, ICTS-TIFR, NCRA-TIFR, and TIFR-TCIS.
Integrated Ph.D Programme in Theoretical Computer Science at IMSc
  • B.Sc./B.E./B.Tech./M.C.A. in Computer Science or related disciplines.
Integrated M.Tech – Ph.D. Programme at IIA
  • M.Sc. (Physics/Applied Physics)/Post-B.Sc. (Hons) in Optics and Optoelectronics/Radio Physics and Electronics.
Integrated Ph.D. Programme at IISER IISER. Thiruvananthapuram.
  • B. Sc. (Physics) or B.E./

 

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JEST 2018 Syllabus

The standard of the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) will be that of graduation or post-graduation level. The test of Theoretical Computer Science focuses on Analytical Reasoning and Deduction, Combinatorics, Data Structures and Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics, Graph Theory, Principles of Programming. The questions of Physics will appear from topics such as Mathematical Methods, Classic Mechanics, Electromagnetism and Optics, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics and Electronics.

JEST Exam Pattern 2018

The details about the JEST 2018 exam pattern is given below:

  • Courses Offered: JEST is held for entrance to the PhD and Integrated PhD programme in Physics and Theoretical Computer Science.
  • Exam Mode: The test will be conducted in OMR answer sheet (offline exam).
  • Number of Questions: The question paper of Physics will have two parts i.e. Part A and Part B. There will be 25 questions in each part with a total of 50 questions. Theoretical Computer Science will have total 7 questions.
  • Type of Questions: The question paper of Theoretical Computer Science have questions of both types – some requiring short answers and some involving detailed problem solving. Physics question paper will be based on objective type questions.
  • Exam Duration: The test will be of 3 hours.
  • Marking Scheme: The Part-A of Physics question paper will contain questions of 3 marks each while Part-B will contain questions of 1 mark.

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Application Start Date :

15th November 2017

Application End Date :

17th December 2017

Exam Date :

18th February 2018

Result Date :
Conducted By :

Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB)

Official Website : https://www.jest.org.in/

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