Info : JEST 2009 Exam Notice -Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST)
What is JEST ?
A number of reputed institutes in
the country have come together to conduct a Joint Entrance Screening
Test (JEST) for enrolment of students in Ph.D. / Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D.
programs in physics (including various inter-disciplinary research areas in
physics) and Theoretical Computer Science.
JEST is conducted for selecting candidates to be interviewed for
admission to Ph. D. Programmes in Physics/ Theoretical Computer Science in these
institutions in the country.
Applications are invited from motivated students, with consistently good
academic record, for appearing in JEST leading to enrolment in a Ph. D.
Programme in Physics (including various inter-disciplinary research areas in
Physics)/ Theoretical Computer Science, at any of the 21 premier participating
JEST score forms an important component in the selection of candidates for the
Ph.D. programmes in these institutions.
JEST 2009 Participating Institutes
IISER PUNE, Pune
Minimum Qualifications &
Ph.D. Programme (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.
(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.
Integrated M.Sc. - Ph.D.
At HRI, candidates
with a Bachelor's degree will also be considered for the integrated M.Sc. -
Ph.D. programme in Physics.
At IMSc, graduates
with B.Sc. / B.E. / B. Tech. degree will also be considered for admission to
M.Sc. (by Research) programme in Physics and Theoretical Computer Science, as
part of an integrated Ph.D. programme.
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. degree will be considered for
the integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. programme in subject areas mentioned above.
Integrated M.Tech - Ph.D.
Programme 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. programme in subject areas
mentioned above. Details of the programme can be found on the IIA webpages.
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.
JEST 2009 I M P O R T A N T
D A T E S
15 November, 2008
On-line submission of
applications starts on this site.
10 December, 2008
Last date for request of
printed application forms from "Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre
& Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata".
31 December, 2008
Last date for receipt of
the filled applications, and for ON-LINE submission of applications.
15 January, 2009
tickets/ Admit cards will be available to be downloaded for on-line
15 February, 2009
Joint Entrance Screening
Test-JEST 2009, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm.
JEST 2009 results will be
out on this site.
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates for Physics /
Theoretical Computer Science can apply for JEST-2008 ON-LINE by first
Following registration, one can Login and fill in details in the ON-LINE
Although ON-LINE application is preferred, those who have difficulty in
accessing internet may submit OFF-LINE (printed) application forms as follows:
For Physics as well as Theoretical Computer Science, Application forms can be
obtained by writing to:
Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre,
Kolkata - 700 064
along with postage stamps of Rs.
60/- affixed on a self-addressed slip of approximate size of 20 cm x 15 cm.
(This will be used to mail the application form)
The filled application form should be sent back by Speed Post/Courier to the
above address. E-MAIL APPLICATIONS AND XEROX COPIES OF PRINTED APPLICATIONS
WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Examination fees - NIL.
Last Date for requesting printed application forms: 10
Last Date for submission of application forms (online
& Offline): 31 December, 2008.
JEST 2009 Results
JEST 2009 results are scheduled to be declared in March 2009. The actual
dates for Physics as well as Theoretical Computer Science will be announced
later in this page.