Joint Entrance Screening Test – JEST 2018

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for Joint Entrance Screening Test 2018 to get admissions into following institutes.

Participating Institutes

  • ARIES, Nainital
  • IIA, Bangalore
  • IISc, Bangalore
  • IISER, Pune
  • IUCAA, Pune
  • JNCASR, Bangalore
  • NCRA, Pune
  • PRL, Ahmedabad
  • RRI, Bangalore
  • SNBNCBS, Kolkata
  • BARC, Mumbai
  • UGC-DAE CSR, Indore
  • HRI, Allahabad
  • IGCAR, Kalpakkam
  • IMSc, Chennai
  • IOP, Bhubaneswar
  • IPR, Gandhinagar
  • RRCAT, Indore
  • SINP, Kolkata
  • VECC, Kolkata

Joint Entrance Screening Test – JEST 2018 Eligibility

PhD in Physics

  • M.Sc. in Physics ( all participating Institutes ).

Additionally, some institutes accept B.E. / B.Tech. / M.Sc. / M.E. / M.Tech. in disciplines of Applied Physics and Mathematics, as listed below.

  • 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 be considered at IISc, IMSc, ICTS-TIFR, IUCAA, JNCASR, NCRA-TIFR, TIFR-TCIS, RRI, IISER Mohali, IISER Pune, IISER Thiruvananthapuram.
  • M.Sc. in Physics / Electronics / Astronomy / Applied Mathematics will be cnsidered at IUCAA.
  • MSc  in Physics, Engineering Physics or Applied Physics will also be considered atIPR.
  • M.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Biophysics or Biochemistry will be considered at SNBNCBS.
  • B.Tech Eng. Phys.will be considered at TIFR.
  • M.E. / M.Tech in Applied Physics  will be considered at NISER.

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 ) will be considered at SNBNCBS.
  • B. Sc. ( Physics ) will be considered at IMSc.
  • 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 in IIA.
  • B.Sc ( Physics ) or B.E. / B. Tech in Engineering Physics , with a minimum of first class marks, will be considered at NISER.
  • B.Sc. ( Physics ) will be considered at IISER-Pune, ICTS-TIFR, NCRA-TIFR, and TIFR-TCIS.
  • B. Sc. ( Physics / Mathematics ) / B.E. / B.Tec. will be considered for Integrated M.Sc – PhD at Bose Institute.

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 and should be interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science.

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. / B. Tech. in any discipline.

M. Sc. Programme at HRI.

  • B. Sc. ( Physics ) or B.E. / B.Tech. degree in any discipline
  • HRI is starting a new M.Sc. programme in Physics from 2017.
  • The Integrated Ph.D. programme in Physics at HRI is discontinued from 2017.

Joint Entrance Screening Test – JEST 2018 Application Form

How to apply

  • JEST application form will be available at the website  www.jest.org.in.
  • Application form is to be submitted online only.
  • To apply online, applicants must create an account using a valid email-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 linked to the created account as well as  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 application online,  applicants must login to the created account and complete the application form.
  • After submission, an unique submission number will be sent to candidate’s email-id.
  • Save all the emails sent to candidate and the unique submission number must be quoted by the applicant for any communication with the JEST authority.

Application fee

  • An Application Fee of Rupee300 ( Rupee150 for SC / ST, Female applicants ONLY ) is required to be paid along with the application which can be paid online using Debit / Credit cards and Net-banking.
  • Payment by any other mode will NOT be accepted.
  • Check the Available Payment Options and Transaction Charges
  • Application Fee is waived for FEMALE applicants belonging to SC / ST.
  • They need not pay the application fee.
  • Go through the refund policy ( new tab ) before paying the application fee.
  • Payment of the fee will imply candidate’s agreement to the stated refund policies.
  • On successful submission of ON-LINE application form candidate will receive an E-mail with following information from JEST Website.
  • Application data after final submission containing  Unique Submission Number and filled in data.
  • Please save this e-mail for further correspondence with the JEST authority.
  • If you do not receive the above-mentioned e-mail after submission of application form and the successful e-payment of the application fee, contact JEST authority.

Joint Entrance Screening Test – JEST 2018 Admit Card

  • Admit card will be available in the JEST webpage after 20th January, 2018.
  • Bring a printout of the downloaded admit card and one of candidate’s photo-ids for entry into the examination centre. Admit cards will NOT be sent by post / email.

Joint Entrance Screening Test – JEST 2018 Exam Centres

Entrance Examination will be conducted on following cities.

  • Ahmedabad
  • Aligarh
  • Allahabad
  • Bangalore
  • Bardhaman
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Goa
  • Guwhati
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Kanpur
  • Kharagpur
  • Kochi
  • Kolkata
  • Madurai
  • Mangalore ( Centre is subject availability.  Second option will be allotted if centre is not available )
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Nainital
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Roorkee
  • Sambalpur
  • Silchar
  • Siliguri
  • Srinagar
  • Trivandrum
  • Udaipur
  • Vishakhapatnam

Joint Entrance Screening Test – JEST 2018 Important Dates

InstituteCourseInterview Dates
ARIES PhD-interviewPh. D.11th - 15th June, 2018
HRI entrance exam 1st roundM.Sc., Ph.D.20th - 22nd April, 2018
HRI entrance exam 2nd roundM.Sc., Ph.D.17th - 19th May, 2018
IISER Bhopal iPhDInt. Ph. D.05th May, 2018
IISER Bhopal PhDPh. D.03rd & 04th May, 2018
IISER Mohali - Int. PhD Interview datesInt. Ph. D.14th & 15th May, 2018
IISER Mohali - PhD Interview datesPh. D.11th & 12th May, 2018
IISER Pune iPhDInt. Ph. D.14th - 16th June, 2018
IISER Pune PhDPh. D.21st - 23rd June, 2018
IISER TVM IPhD InterviewInt. Ph. D.07th & 08th June, 2018
IISER TVM Phd InterviewPh. D.13th & 14th June, 2018
IIST Trivandrum PhD interviewPh. D.11th & 12th June, 2018
Insitute of Plasma ReserarchPh. D.22nd - 25th May, 2018
IUCAA Interviews ( for Ph.D. )Ph. D.06th - 08th June, 2018
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics ( Pune ); Interviews to be in TIFR Mumbai [ DATES CHANGED ]Ph.D., Int. Ph.D19th June, 2018
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics ( Pune ); Interviews to be in TIFR Mumbai [ DATES CHANGED ]Ph.D., Int. Ph.D21st & 22nd June, 2018
NISER Integrated Ph.DInt. Ph. D.15th & 16th June, 2018
NISER Regular Ph.DPh. D.18th & 19th May, 2018
PRL interview ( 1st round )Ph. D.21st & 22nd May, 2018
PRL interview ( 2nd round )Ph. D.18th & 19th June, 2018
Raman Research InstitutePh. D.21st - 25th May, 2018
S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic SciencesInt. Ph. D.13th - 15th June, 2018
SINP. Kolkata ( 1st Round )Ph. D.28th - 31st May, 2018
SINP. Kolkata ( 2nd Round )Ph. D.18th - 21st June, 2018
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research ( Mumbai ) [ DATES CHANGED ]Ph.D., Int. Ph.D21st & 22nd June, 2018
Tata Instiute of Fundamental Research ( Mumbai ) [ DATES CHANGED ]Ph.D., Int. Ph.D19th June, 2018
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai ( 1st round )Ph.D., Int. Ph.D21st - 25th May, 2018
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai ( 2nd round )Ph.D., Int. Ph.D25th - 27th June, 2018
UGC-DAE CSR, Indore and RRCAT, IndorePh. D.07th - 10th May, 2018
UGC-DAE CSR, Indore and RRCAT, IndorePh. D.18th - 21st June, 2018
VECC, KolkataPh. D.19th - 21st June, 2018

Contact Details

Satyendra Nath Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS)
Sector-III, Block JD, Salt Lake,
Kolkata – 700 098, West Bengal
Phone: 033-23355705/8,
Fax: 033-23353477,
Email: jest08@bose.res.in,
Websitewww.jest.org.in.

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