(Notification) Joint Entrance Screening Test 2012

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST)

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 Sciences.

  • Using JEST results, each institute will call a limited number of candidates for its own selection procedure depending, on its requirements.
    All selected candidates will receive Research Fellowships from the respective institutes.

  • The JEST exam is used to shortlist candidates and does not automatically entitle an applicant to get a Research Fellowship.

Ph.D. Programme



  • 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 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 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 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. 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 Fees

Application Fee of Rs.100 (and Rs.50 for SC/ST) is payable.

Important Date:

  • Last Date For ON-LINE Submission: December 15, 2011.

  • 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 writing to

The JEST Coordinator,
Department of Physics,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore 560 012 , India

Website: http://www.jest.org.in

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