Joint Entrance Screening Test
Joint Entrance Screening Test - 2012
The Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) is a common
qualifying test for admissions to Ph.D. programmes in Physics at premier
Indian research institutions (see Participating Institutes) and a Ph.D.
programme in Theoretical Computer Science at the Institute of Mathematical
Using JEST results, each institute will call a limited
number of candidates for its own selection procedure depending, on its
All selected candidates will receive Research Fellowships from the
The JEST exam is used to shortlist candidates and does
not automatically entitle an applicant to get a Research Fellowship.
M.Sc. in Physics or M.Sc. / M.E. / M.Tech. in related disciplines.
Candidates with M.Sc. in Mathematics / Applied Physics / Applied
Mathematics / Optics and Photonics / Instrumentation / Electronics will also
be considered at IIA.
Graduates with a 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.
At IPR, candidates should have a Master's degree in Physics, Engineering
Physics or Applied Physics.
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.
Integrated M.Sc. / M.Tech - Ph.D Programme
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
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 an 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
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. Programme at IIA
Qualification: 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.
Application Fee of Rs.100 (and Rs.50 for
SC/ST) is payable.
Last Date For ON-LINE Submission: December 15,
Last Date to Request Printed Application Form:
December 5, 2011.
Last Date For Receipt of the Filled Applications:
December 15, 2011.
JEST - 2012 Written Test Will be Held :
February 19, 2012.
How To Apply
Register with a valid email address by clicking on Create new account
(Registrations will open shortly). Upon successful registration, one can login
to apply for JEST-2012 online.
Although online applications are preferred, for those who have difficulty in
accessing the internet, a hard copy of the application form can be requested by
The JEST Coordinator,
Department of Physics,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore 560 012 , India