Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST-2014) for PHD Admissions 2014

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST-2014) for PHD Admissions 2014

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST-2014)

For Ph.D. Programmes in Physics / Theoretical Computer Science

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST)-2014

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) for admission to Ph.D/Integrated Ph.D Programme in Physics/Theoretical Computer Science/ Neuroscience

Joint Entrance Test (JEST)-2014 notification for admission to Ph.D programmes in premier research institutes in Indian has been released
Jest is a common qualifying test for admissions into the Ph.D and Integrated Ph.D programmes in Physics, Theoretical Computer Science and Neurosciences
Applicants who are expected to complete their final examinations by August of each year are also eligible to appear for the JEST exam of that year
Applicants must pay an application fee and register to appear for the exam
Following are the participating institutions
Participating Institutes: Visit the individual institute pages to view the programmes and subject areas being offered
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)

Eligibility (Ph.D)

Physics: M.Sc in Physics or M.Sc/M.E./M.Tech in related disciplines
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 also be considered at IISc, IMSc, IUCAA, JNCASR, NCRA-TIFR RRI, IISER Mohali, IISER Pune, IISER Thiruvananthapuram and SNBNCBS
Talented final year B.Sc and first year M.Sc in Physics/Electronics/Astronomy/Applied Mathematics students may also apply to be pre selected for research scholarship at IUCAA
M.Sc in Physics, Engineering Physics or Applied Physics will also be considered at IPR
Theoretical Computer Science: M.Sc/M.E./M.Tech/MCA in Computer Science and related disciplines, and should be interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science
Visit website of IMSc for further details
Integrated M.Sc/M.Tech-Ph.D: At HRI, IISER-Pune, SNBNCBS, and NCRA-TIFR candidates with a bachelor’s degree will also be considered for the integrated M.Sc, Ph.D programme in Physics
At IMSc, graduates with bachelor’s degree in Science/Mathematics/Statistics /Computer Science/ Information Technology/Engineering will also be considered for admission in Physics and in Theoretical Computer Science, as part of an integrated Ph.D programme
All candidates successful in the course work of this programme shall be awarded M.Sc degree
At SNBNCBS, graduates with B.Sc (Physics)/B.E./B.Tech degree will be considered for the integrated Post-B.Sc-Ph.D programme in subject areas mentioned above
At IIA, graduates with 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
Integrated M.Tech-Ph.D: Integrated M.Tech-Ph.D programme at IIA
Graduates with M.Sc (Physics/Applied Physics)/Post-B.Sc (Hons) in Optics and Optoelectronics/ Radio Physics and Electronics/B.E./B.Tech degree in subjects mentioned above will be considered
Visit IIA website for details
Integrated Ph.D Integrated Ph.D programme at IISER, Thiruvananthapuram
Graduates with Bachelor’s degree in Physics/Technology/Engineering will be considered for the Integrated Ph.D programme in Physics
Exam Centers: There will be multiple test centers at Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Aligarh, Bangalore, Bardhaman, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nainital, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Roorkee, Sambalpur, Silchar, Siliguri, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, and Visakhapatnam

How to apply:

Candidates for Physics/Theoretical Computer Science/Neuroscience can apply for JEST-2014 ON-LINE through Email applications and photocopies of printed applications will not be accepted
Details regarding the on-going programmes at different institutions are available at JEST-2014
Application Procedure: Applications for JEST-2014 can be submitted ON-LINE Only
On-line submission of applications will be enabled from 11th November, 2013
Last date of ON-LINE submission of applications is 10th December, 2013
Before filling the On-line application form, candidate is requested to read the following instructions carefully
Following are the steps the process: Register yourself before you login; it is assumed that you already have an email-ID
To register, the candidate has to click on the "register to appear for the exam" link in the Homepage
You will receive an email with your account information after registering with a valid email-id
Follow the instructions given in the email for resetting your password and further login
Login to the JEST homepage with your username (your email-id) and password
Fill the form and save it, or, modify an already saved form
Press the "Submit Application" button ONLY when you have inserted an checked all the mandatory entries
Uploading jpg files of your Passport size photo and scanned signature; Pay the application fee online (Using Debit/Credit card/Net-Banking)
After ON-LINE submission of the application form and successful e-payment of the application fee, your submission procedure will be considered complete

Application Fee

An application fee of Rs 300/- (Rs 150/- for SC/ST applicants) is required to be paid into the bank account
The fee can be paid either before or after the online submission
For more details visit website

Important Dates

On-line submission of applications will be enabled from 11th November, 2013
Last date for online submission of applications 10th December, 2013
JEST-2014 (written test) will be held on 16th February, 2014 (Sunday, 10.00 a.m. to 01.00 p.m.)        


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