The application form for JEST 2021 has been released online at jest.org.in. Whereas, the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) 2021 will be held on Sunday, 11 April 2021.
JEST 2021 is the screening test for admission to M.Sc, PhD, and Integrated / M.Sc / M.Tech- PhD programs of different participating institutes. The exam is held for courses in Physics, Theoretical Sciences (TCS), Neuroscience, Computational Biology. Get here complete details of JEST 2021 including exam date, application form, syllabus, sample paper, and more.
Latest – The application form for JEST 2021 has been released. Apply here.
Related exam: GATE 2021
JEST 2021 Exam Date – Announced
|JEST 2021||Important Dates|
|JEST 2021 application form available from||11 Jan 2021|
|Last date to apply for the exam||14 Feb 2021|
|Availability of admit card||After 25 Mar 2021|
|JEST 2021 exam date||11 Apr 2021|
JEST 2021 Application Form – Released on 11 January
There has been a delay of one month in the issuance of JEST application form 2021. However finally the dates for registration are out. See the dates table above for start and end date for registrations.
How to apply for JEST 2021?
- You have to visit the official website that is jest.org.in to apply.
- There, you will see the “Create new Account” link (on computer it appears on left hand side).
- Do JEST 2021 registration by entering all details the form asks for.
- After that, you get an email with your account information. Check it, and proceed to fill the form by logging.
- Then click the apply online link to fill the rest of the form.
- Fill up all details in the JEST 2021 application form and verify email id, mobile number as steps require.
- Then finally, pay the application fee.
- You get the Unique Submission Number at the end of the process.
Application Fee for JEST exam: You have to pay the requisite fee amount, as per your category. The fee amount shall appear on the screen once you reach the end of the form. Last year the fee amounts were as folows.
|SC / ST / Gen- Female||Rs 200|
|SC and ST Females||No Fee|
Eligibility Criteria for JEST 2021
One must check the eligibility criteria before applying. Please note that the criteria varies from program to program, and institute to institute. Please check the official website of the institute to know the final criteria. The eligibility criteria is as follows.
|PhD Physics||All||M.Sc. in Physics|
(If you don’t have this, then check other accepted degree below)
|IIA||M.Sc. in Mathematics / Applied Physics / Applied Mathematics / Optics and Photonics / Instrumentation / Electronics|
|IISc, IMSc, ICTS-TIFR, IUCAA, JNCASR, NCRA-TIFR, TIFR-TCIS, RRI, IISER (Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram)||B.E. or B.Tech.|
|IUCAA||M.Sc. in Physics / Electronics / Astronomy / Applied Mathematics|
|IPR||MSc in Physics, Engineering Physics or Applied Physics|
|SNBNCBS||M.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Biophysics or Biochemistry|
|TIFR||B.Tech Eng. Phys|
|NISER||M.E./ M.Tech in Applied Physics|
|Theoretical Computer Science||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||NBRC||M.Sc (Physics/ Mathematics), B.E/ B.Tech/ M.C.A in Computer Science|
|Ph D in Computational Biology||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)||SNBNCBS||B. Sc. (Physics / Mathematics)|
|IMSc||B. Sc. (Physics)|
|IIA||B.Sc. (Physics / Mathematics) / B.E. / B.Tech. in Electrical / Instrumentation / Engineering Physics / Electronics and Communications / Computer Science and Engineering / Optics and Photonics|
|NISER||B.Sc (Physics) or B.E./B. Tech in Engineering Physics , with a minimum of first class marks|
|IISER-Pune, ICTS-TIFR, NCRA-TIFR, and TIFR-TCIS.||B.Sc. (Physics)|
|Bose Institute||B. Sc. (Physics / Mathematics) / B.E. / B.Tech will be considered for Integrated M.Sc – PhD|
|Integrated Ph.D Programme in Theoretical Computer Science||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||IIA||M.Sc. (Physics / Applied Physics) / Post-B.Sc. (Hons) in Optics and Optoelectronics / Radio Physics and Electronics|
|Integrated Ph.D. Programme||IISER IISER. Thiruvananthapuram||B. Sc. (Physics) or B.E. / B. Tech. in any discipline.|
|M. Sc. Programme||HRI||B. Sc. (Physics) or B.E./B.Tech. degree in any discipline|
HRI is starting a new M.Sc. program in Physics from 2017. The Integrated Ph.D. program in Physics at HRI is discontinued from 2017.
There is no age limit for JEST exam.
JEST 2021 Syllabus
The Joint Entrance Screening Test will have questions on the basis of general syllabi of graduation and post graduation level courses offered in various Indian institutes.
Besides this, no further elaboration is available for the syllabus.
You can check some past year papers to get a better idea.
Sample Papers and Previous Year Papers
- Click here to download the Physics sample paper 2020.
- Click here to download the Physics syllabus 2020.
- Click here to download Physics sample paper 2017.
- Click here to download the TCS sample paper.
JEST 2021 Test Centre
JEST 2021 will be held in the following cities.
JEST 2021 Admit Card
Those who apply on time get the admit card of JEST 2021. Important things to know about it are as follows.
- JEST 2021 admit card is released online at jest.org.in.
- You have to download it by logging in with email or username and password.
- Check exam center, date, time on it.
- Also note instructions from exam day.
- Carry the hall ticket printout and other documents mentioned in it to the exam center, on the exam day.
Frequently Asked Questions on JEST 2021
Ans. JEST is the screening test for admission to PhD, M.Sc, and integrated PhD programs in 33 institutes in India.
Ans. Candidates who have BE, B.Tech, B.Sc, M.Sc, ME, M.Tech in relevant fields can apply for JEST exam.
Ans. As per the sample paper, non-programmable scientific calculators are allowed. However candidates must check the admit card for instructions before taking any item to the exam hall.
Ans. SERB recognizes JEST as a National Eligibility Test 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.
Ans. It is important to be thorough with your graduation / post graduation level topics. Also practice and solve previous year question papers and sample papers to understand the exam pattern and difficulty level.
Official Website: jest.org.in
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