JEST 2015 - JEST also known as Joint Entrance Screening Test is conducted for selecting candidates to be interviewed for admission Ph.D./Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programs in Physics/Theoretical Computer Science in a number of reputed institutes in the country.
JEST score forms an important component in the selection of candidates for the Ph.D. Programs in the 20 premier participating institutions given below.
Important: Qualifying in JEST does not entitle an applicant to get a Research Fellowship. Using the JEST results, each institute will call a limited number of candidates for its further selection procedure depending on its requirements. All selected candidates will receive Research Fellowship from the respective institutes.
JEST Exam Eligibility
1. Eligibility for JEST Exam Ph.D. Program (Physics)
M.Sc. in Physics or M.Sc. / M.E. / M.Tech. in related disciplines. Candidates with M.Sc. in Mathematics and B.Tech (in Engg Physics / Applied Physics / Post B.Sc. Hons only) will also be considered at IIA.
Graduates with a B.E. or B.Tech. will also be considered at IISc, IMSc, IUCAA, JNCASR, NCRA, RRI, IISER Mohali, IISER Pune and SNBNCBS. At IPR candidates should have a Masters degree in Physics, Engineering Physics, Applied Physics, etc. with at least 55% aggregate.
Talented final year B.Sc. Graduates will also be considered for pre - selection at IUCAA.
2. Eligibility for JEST Exam Ph.D. Program (Theoretical Computer Science)
M.Sc. / M.E. / M.Tech. / M.C.A. in Computer Science and related disciplines, and should be interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science.
Talented B.Sc. / B.E. / B.Tech. Graduates will also be considered for integrated M.Sc.- Ph.D. Program.
3. Eligibility for JEST Exam Integrated M.Sc. - Ph.D. Program
At HRI, candidates with a Bachelor's degree will also be considered for the integrated M.Sc. - Ph.D. Program in Physics.
At IMSc, graduates with B.Sc. / B.E. / B. Tech. degree will also be considered for admission to M.Sc. (by Research) Program in Physics and Theoretical Computer Science, as part of an integrated Ph.D. Program.
At SNBNCBS, graduates with B.Sc. (Physics) / B.E. / B.Tech. degree will be considered for the integrated Post - B.Sc. - Ph.D. Program in subject areas mentioned above.
At IIA, graduates with B.Sc. (Physics / Mathematics) / B.E. / B.Tech. degree will be considered for the integrated M.Sc. - Ph.D. Program in subject areas mentioned above.
4. Eligibility for JEST Exam Integrated M.Tech - Ph.D. Program at IIA
At IIA, graduates with M.Sc. (Physics / Applied Physics) / B.E. / B.Tech. degree will be considered for the integrated M.Tech - Ph.D. Program in subject areas mentioned above.
Details of the program can be found on the IIA Web Pages.
Important: Mere qualifying in JEST does not entitle one to get a Research Fellowship. Using the JEST results, each institute will call a limited number of candidates for its further selection procedure depending on its requirements.
All candidates selected after interview will receive Research Fellowship from the respective institutes.
Note: Students who expect to complete their final examination by August 2010 are also eligible to apply.
JEST Exam Syllabus
The question paper is common for all candidates irrespective of qualification. The syllabus for JEST Physics is the standard M.Sc. Physics syllabus. In particular, it presumes that you have taken basic courses in Mathematical Physics, Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics and some special subjects such as Condensed Matter Physics, Electronics, and Nuclear Physics etc.
JEST Exam Pattern
JEST exam consists of question from relevant subjects to be completed in three hours time.
How to apply for JEST Exam?
Aspiring candidates for Physics / Theoretical Computer Science can apply for JEST ON-LINE through the official website: http://www.jest.org.in
Although ON-LINE applications are preferred, for those who have difficulty in accessing internet, hard copy of the application form can be requested by writing to:
JEST 2014 Department of Physics Indian Institute of Sciences Bangalore - 560012 Karnataka.
JEST Exam Fee
Application Fee of Rs.300 (Rs. 150 for SC/ST) is payable for JEST 2015.
JEST Exam Dates
JEST exam is normally held in the month of February.
JEST Exam Test Centres
Main test centers for taking JEST exam are:
Ahmedabad, Aligarh, Allahabad
Bangalore, Bardhaman, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar
Kanpur, Kharagpur, Kochi, Kolkata
Sambalpur, Silchar, Siliguri
Udaipur and Visakhapatnam.
JEST Exam participating Institutes
Admission to Ph.D. Programmes in Physics /Theoretical Computer Science in the following institutions:
ARIES: Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital
HBNI: Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai
HRI: Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
IGCAR: Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam
IIA: Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore
IISc: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
IISER MOHALI: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali
IISER PUNE: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune
IISER THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram
IMSc: The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
IOP: Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar
IPR: Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar
IUCAA: Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune
JNCASR: Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
NCRA-TIFR: National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, TIFR, Pune
NISER: National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar
PRL: Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
RRCAT: Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore
RRI: Raman Research Institute, Bangalore
SINP: Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
SNBNCBS: Satyendra Nath Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata
UGC-DAE CSR: UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore
VECC: Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata.
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