JEST 2019 Registration Begins by November 1; Check your eligibility here


JEST 2019: The online application process of Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) will begin by November 1, 2018. The last date of application form submission is December 15, 2018. While JEST 2019 exam is scheduled to be held on February 17, 2019.

The test is considered as a National Eligibility Test for admission in Ph.D/ Integrated Ph.D Programme in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science or Neuroscience or Computational Biology in of the participating institutes.  Find list of participating institutes here – List of Institutes

JEST 2019 Important Dates

Application Process Begins November 01, 2018
Last date of Application Form Submission December 15, 2018
Release of Admit Card January 20, 2019
JEST 2019 Exam Date February 17, 2019

 JEST 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria provided here is for admission in the participating institutes of the entrance exam. Find the eligibility criteria as per the institutions in the following table.

Degree Educational Requirements
For Ph.D. in Physics
(All Institutes)
  • M.Sc. in Physics
For Ph.D. in Theoretical Computer Science at IMSc
  • Masters in Science or Technology in Computer Science and related fields.
For Ph.D. in Neuroscience at NBRC
  • Masters in Physics or Mathematics
  • Bachelors in Engineering or Technology or Masters in Computer Science
For Ph.D. in Computational Biology at IIMSc
  • PG degree in Science/ Engineering/ Computer Application
Integrated M.Sc. / M.Tech. – Ph.D. Programme ( Physics)
  • For admission in B. Sc. (Physics / Mathematics)
  • B. Sc. (Physics) for admission 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 for admission in IIA.
  • B.Sc (Physics) or B.E./B. Tech in Engineering Physics , with a minimum of first class marks, for admission at NISER.
  • B.Sc. (Physics) (Admission at IISER-Pune, ICTS-TIFR, NCRA-TIFR, and TIFR-TCIS)
  • B. Sc. (Physics / Mathematics) / B.E. / B.Tec. for admissionfor 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
Integrated M.Tech – Ph.D. Programme at IIA Masters in Physics or Applied Physics/ Post-B.Sc. honours in Optics and Optoelectronics/ Radio Physics and Electronics.
Integrated Ph.D. Programme at IISER IISER. Thiruvananthapuram B.Sc. in 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



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