Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST-)

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Joint Entrance Screening Test – JEST 2019

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for Joint Entrance Screening Test 2019 to get admissions into following institutes.

Participating Institutes

  • Bose Institute
  • HBNI
  • HRI
  • ICTS
  • IIA
  • IISc
  • IIST
  • IMSc
  • IOP
  • IPR
  • NBRC
  • PRL
  • RRI
  • SINP
  • TIFR
  • VECC

Joint Entrance Screening Test – JEST 2019 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 2019 Application Form

How to apply

  • JEST application form will be available at the website
  • 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 ₹300 ( ₹150 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.
  • candidates are request to save this e-mail for further correspondence with the JEST authority.
  • If candidate 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 2019 Admit Card

  • Admit card will be available in the JEST webpage after 20th January, 2019.
  • 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 2019 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 2019 Important Dates

1Last date for submitting online applications and payments 15th December, 2019
2JEST 2019 Exam Date17th February, 2019 ( Sunday )

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,

JEE Main

Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.