Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) is a screening test for admission to Ph.D. and Integrated Ph.D. programme in Physics and Theoretical Computer Science (TCS) or Neuroscience in premier research institutions. It is conducted by several premier research institutions. It is conducted by Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali. JEST examination is conducted for two subjects only, namely, Physics and Theoretical Computer Science (TCS). JEST score isvalid for only one year. The online registration window will be open between November 01, 2015 and it will be close on December 10, 2016.
JEST exam will be held on a February 21, 2016. Qualifying in JEST does not entitle an 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. Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai is the only one that offers a Ph.D. programme in Theoretical Computer Science (TCS).
JEST 2016 Important Dates:
Starting date to Apply Online
November 01, 2015
Last date for online submissions
December 10, 2015
JEST 2016 Exam Date
February 21, 2016 (From 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m)
JEST 2015 Admit Card Download date
After January 30, 2016
JEST 2016 Eligibility Criteria:
The eligibility criteria for JEST is B.Sc. for Integrated Ph.D. programme and MSc. for Ph.D. programmes. The final year students in these courses are also eligible to appear for JEST 2016. Additionally in some institutions B.Tech./B.E/M.E/M.Tech/4 year B.S. may also be eligible for Ph.D./Integrated Ph.D. programmes.
For Ph.D. Programme Physics
For Theoretical Computer Science/Neuroscience/Computational Biology
Integrated M.Sc. / M.Tech - Ph.D. Programme:
Integrated M.Tech - Ph.D. Programme at IIA
Graduates with M.Sc. (Physics / Applied Physics) / Post-B.Sc. (Hons.) in Optics and Optoelectronics / Radio Physics and Electronics / B.E. / B.Tech. in subjects mentioned above will be considered.
Integrated Ph.D. Programme at IISER, Thiruvananthapuram
Graduates with Bachelor’s degree in Physics/Technology/Engineering will be considered for the Integrated Ph.D. programme in Physics.
JEST 2016 Application Procedure:
The candidates can apply JEST 2016 only through online mode. The applicants can apply online before December 10, 2015. There are given below simple steps to apply JEST 2016 entrance exam:
- Visit official website of JEST
- Click on the "register to appear for the exam" link in the Homepage
- After registering, the candidate will receive an email with login details
- Then login to JEST 2016 homepage with the help of username and password
- Fill all required details in application form
- Then click on "Submit Application" button
- Uploading photo and scanned signature
- Make payment application fee
- Your submission procedure will be considered complete after submission of JEST application form and successful e-payment of the application fee.
JEST 2016 Application Fee:
JEST 2016 Application Fee is 300/- for General & OBC and 150/- for SC/ST candidates. The applicants can make payment through online by using the State Bank of India i-collect facility. The can also pay though Debit Cards, Credit cards and State Bank of India Net-banking.
JEST 2016 Exam Centres:
JEST 2016 will be held at 34 major cities of India. List of JEST 2016 exam centres is given below.
JEST 2016 Exam Pattern:
JEST is conducted for only two subjects Physics and Theoretical Computer Science (TCS). In JEST 2016, the questions are based on the general syllabus of Graduation and Post-Graduation level courses offered by various recognized universities and institutions.
- The Question Paper is available in English.
- JEST 2016 exam duration is 180 minutes.
- Question paper consists of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carries a total of 100 marks.
- Physics question paper consists of two sections, first section contains 25 questions each carrying 1 marks. Second section includes 25 questions each carrying 3 marks.
- There are questions of both types, some requiring short answers as well as some involving detailed problem solving.
Participating Institutes in JEST 2016:
Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital
Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune
Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
International centre for theoretical sciences (TIFR), Bangalore
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, TIFR, Pune
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam
Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal
Raman Research Institute, Bangalore
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune
TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad
UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore
Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar
Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata
Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar
JEST 2016 Result:
Result of JEST will be announced on March 20, 2016. The participated candidates can check their result after declaration on official website. JEST 2016 will be held on February 21, 2016. After Declaration of JEST 2016 results, interview schedule will be published on official website of JEST.
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER),
Knowledge City, Sector 81, Manauli, SAS Nagar, Punjab-140306
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