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JEST 2019
Joint Entrance Screening Test

Exam Finished
Examination Date: 2019-02-17
Application Form Date: 2018-11-10
About JEST

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) is considered to be a National Eligibility Test (NET) by Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB). Aspirants who are seeking admission in PhD or Integrated PhD programmes in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science or Neuroscience or Computational Biology need to give JEST exam.

Latest: JEST 2019 admit card has been released on January 22. Get more details about JEST admit card 2019 here.

Exam Name

JEST (Joint Entrance Screening Test) 2019

Exam for Course Level

PhD level

Mode

Offline

Test Duration

180 minutes

No. of Test Cities

36 cities in India

Courses Offered

Integrated MSc / MTech- PhD/ PhD

Registration Dates

November 8 to December 24, 2018

Exam Date

February 17, 2019

Exam Website & Email

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

jest2019@iisertvm.ac.in

The official website of JEST states: “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 NET are eligible to get enhanced fellowship”. Courses in which aspirants can secure admission based on their JEST 2019 scores are as mentioned below:

PhD in Physics

Integrated PhD in Physics

PhD in Theoretical Computer Science

Integrated PhD in Theoretical Computer Science

PhD in Neuroscience

Integrated PhD in Neuroscience

PhD in Computational Biology

Integrated PhD in Computational Biology

Joint Entrance Screening Test 2019 exam dates have been declared. 

There is no cap on taking JEST exam, aspirants can appear for it any number of times. Aspirants are informed that securing a rank in JEST does not confirm admission in any college accepting the exam scores for admission. After qualifying JEST exam, candidates need to fulfill the eligibility criteria as listed by individual colleges.

How To Prepare

As per the sample paper for JEST 2019, the Physics test paper consists of 50 questions. The test paper comprises of multiple choice questions and the paper is divided into three parts. In JEST exam, candidates are evaluated out of 100 marks.

Section No. of Questions
Part A 15
Part B 10
Part C 25
Total 50

 

JEST 2019 Marking Scheme

 

Section Marks for Each Correct Answer Marks for Each Incorrect Answer
Part A +3 -1
Part B +3 No negative marking
Part C +1 -1/3
Maximum Marks 100 
Exam Eligibility

Listed below is general JEST 2019 eligibility criteria for MSc, PhD and Integrated/MSc/MTech - PhD programmes. To view detailed eligibility criteria for admission in programmes offered at colleges accepting JEST scores for admission, candidates are advised to visit the official website of the respective colleges/institutes.

JEST 2019 Eligibility Criteria for PhD programme in Physics

The eligibility criteria to take JEST exam for PhD course in Physics varies from college to college.

  • MSc in Physics (in all participating Institutes).
  • MSc in Mathematics / Applied Physics / Applied Mathematics / Optics and Photonics / Instrumentation / Electronics will also be considered at Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore.
  • BE or BTech will be considered at IIScIMSc, ICTS-TIFR, IUCAAJNCASR, NCRA-TIFR, TIFR-TCIS, RRI, IISER Mohali, IISER Pune, IISER Thiruvananthapuram.
  • MSc in Physics / Electronics / Astronomy / Applied Mathematics will be considered at IUCAA.
  • MSc in Physics, Engineering Physics or Applied Physics will also be considered at IPR.
  • MSc in Physics, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Biophysics or Biochemistry will be considered at SNBNCBS.
  • BTech Eng Phys will be considered at TIFR.
  • ME/MTech in Applied Physics will be considered at NISER.

JEST 2019 Eligibility Criteria for PhD programme in Theoretical Computer Science at IMSc

  • MSc/ME/MTech.in Computer Science and related disciplines, and should be interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science.

JEST 2019 Eligibility Criteria for PhD in Neuroscience at NBRC

  • MSc (Physics/ Mathematics), BE/BTech/MCA in Computer Science

JEST 2019 Eligibility Criteria for PhD in Computational Biology at IMSc

  • MSc/ME/MTech?/MCA in any engineering or science discipline, with good mathematical skills and strong interest in biological problems.

JEST 2019 Eligibility Criteria for Integrated MSc/MTech - PhD Programme (Physics)

  • BSc (Physics/Mathematics) will be considered at SNBNCBS.
  • BSc (Physics) will be considered at IMSc.
  • BSc (Physics/Mathematics/BE/BTech in Electrical/Instrumentation/Engineering Physics/Electronics and Communications/Computer Science and Engineering/Optics and Photonics will be considered in IIA.
  • BSc (Physics) or BE/BTech in Engineering Physics, with a minimum of first class marks, will be considered at NISER.
  • BSc (Physics) will be considered at IISER-Pune, ICTS-TIFR, NCRA-TIFR, and TIFR-TCIS.

JEST 2019 Eligibility Criteria for Integrated PhD Programme in Theoretical Computer Science at IMSc

  • BSc/BE/BTech/MCA in Computer Science or related disciplines and should be interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science.

JEST 2019 Eligibility Criteria for Integrated MTech - PhD Programme at IIA

  • MSc (Physics/Applied Physics/Post-BSc (Hons) in Optics and Optoelectronics / Radio Physics and Electronics.

JEST 2019 Eligibility Criteria for Integrated PhD Programme at IISER Thiruvananthapuram

  • BSc (Physics) or BE/BTech in any discipline.

JEST 2019 Eligibility Criteria for MSc Programme at HRI

  • BSc (Physics) or BE/BTech degree in any discipline.
  • HRI is starting a new MSc programme in Physics from 2019. The Integrated PhD programme in Physics at HRI is discontinued from 2019.
Admit Card

JEST admit card is available for download on the official website of the entrance examination from January 22, 2019. Also known as JEST hall ticket, candidates need to download this important document by providing details such as their Email ID/Username and Password. Candidates are informed that the admit card for Joint Entrance Screening Test is a mandatory document and all aspirants need to carry this hall ticket to their allotted test centre on the day of the examination.

Steps to Download JEST 2019 Admit Card

Step 1: Visit official website of Joint Entrance Screening Test 2019.

Step 2: Enter Login details like Email ID or Username and Password - Direct Link to download JEST admit card 2019

Step 3: View JEST Admit Card.

Step 4: Download and take clear print of hall ticket for JEST exam.

Aspirants need to download their JEST admit card from the official website of the test. Candidates are informed that no separate admit card for JEST exam would be sent to them via email/post.

Details to Check on JEST Hall Ticket

Candidates need to ensure that all the below mentioned information is correctly present on their Joint Entrance Screening Test 2019 admit card. In case of any errors in the information furnished on JEST admit card aspirants are advised to contact JEST authorities immediately.

Name

Roll number

Father’s name

Signature

Photograph

Date of birth

Test centre address

Examination date

Reporting time

Examination duration

Do’s & don’ts of the exam

 

Candidates will not be allowed to sit for JEST 2019 if they are not carrying a valid admit card on the day of the entrance test. All candidates need to positively carry a clear print out of their JEST hall ticket on the day of the exam along with any valid photo ID. 

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