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Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST-2013) for PHD Admissions 2013


Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST)-2013

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) for admission to Ph.D/Integrated Ph.D Programme in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science

Applicants seeking admission for aPh.D/Integrated Ph.D Programme in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science in one of the participating institutes may appear for theJoint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) at one of the exam centers

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

To prepare for the exam, applicants should see the syllabi and sample question papers

Registrations will be open in November/December, 2012 for JEST-2013


Eligibility (Ph.D)

Physics: M.Sc in Physics or M.Sc/M.E./M.Tech in related disciplines

M.Sc in Mathematics/Applied Physics/Applied Mathematics/Optics and Photonics/Instrumentation/ Electronics will also be considered at IIA

B.E. or B.Tech will also be considered at IISc, IMSc, IUCAA, JNCASR, NCRA-TIFR RRI, IISER Mohali, IISER Pune, IISER Thiruvananthapuram and SNBNCBS


Talented final year B.Sc and first year M.Sc in Physics/Electronics/Astronomy/Applied Mathematics students may also apply to be pre selected for research scholarship at IUCAA

M.Sc in Physics, Engineering Physics or Applied Physics will also be considered at IPR

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

Visit website of IMSc for further details

Integrated M.Sc/M.Tech-Ph.D: At HRI, IISER-Pune, SNBNCBS, and NCRA-TIFR candidates with a bachelor’s degree will also be considered for the integrated M.Sc, Ph.D programme in Physics

At IMSc, graduates with bachelor’s degree in Science/Mathematics/Statistics /Computer Science/ Information Technology/Engineering will also be considered for admission in Physics and in Theoretical Computer Science, as part of an integrated Ph.D programme

All candidates successful in the course work of this programme shall be awarded M.Sc degree

At SNBNCBS, graduates with B.Sc (Physics)/B.E./B.Tech degree will be considered for the integrated Post-B.Sc-Ph.D programme in subject areas mentioned above

At IIA, graduates with 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 considered

Integrated M.Tech-Ph.D: 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 degree in subjects mentioned above will be considered

Visit IIA website for details

Integrated Ph.D: 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

Exam Centers: There will be multiple test centers at Kolkata and Delhi

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aligarh, Bangalore, Bardhaman, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwhati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nainital, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Roorkee, Sambalpur, Silchar, Siliguri, Srinagar, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Varanasi, Vishakhapatnam

Application Form: Applications for the JEST exam can be made online or by ordinary post

To apply by post, please write to JEST 2013, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics

To apply online on, applicants must create an account using a valid e-mail ID

This account will remain valid from the time of account creation till one month after the date of declaration of results, for that year

Email IDs are locked to the created account and to the application, and will be used for all communications with the applicants

Therefore, the email ID should be active and must not be changed during this period

To submit online application, applicants must login to the created account and complete the application form

After submission, an unique submission number will be issued

This number must be quoted by the applicant for any communication with the JEST authorities

An application fee of Rs 100/- (Rs 50/- for SC/ST applicants) is required to be paid into the bank account

The fee can be paid either before or after the online submission

For more details visit website www.jest.org.in

Important Dates

Tentative date of examination is: 17th February, 2013

Online application will be available during: November/December, 2012

Results will be announced in the month of: March, 2013

Interviews will start from the: Last week of April

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