JEST 2019

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 21 Feb, 2019 14:13 IST

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About JEST 2019

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) is held for the candidates seeking admission in Ph.D/ Integrated Ph.D course in Physics or Neuroscience or Theoretical Computer Science or Computational Biology in any one of the participating institutes that accept JEST score. The validity of JEST score is one year and candidates can take this entrance exam any number of times.

Every year, JEST is conducted on a national-level for the aspirants and is held in offline mode. It must be noted by all the aspirants that scoring rank in JEST does not confirm admission in any college accepting the exam scores. Candidates need to fulfill the eligibility criteria as listed by individual colleges after qualifying the entrance exam.

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JEST 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of JEST 2019 specifies the conditions related to academic qualifications, age limit etc which applicants must fulfill in order to be eligible for JEST 2019 exam. For appearing in JEST 2019 which is scheduled to be conducted on February 17, 2019 applicants are requested to check the detailed JEST eligibilty criteria before submitting the JEST 2019 application form. If an applicant fails to meet with any of the given eligibility norms then he/she will be not ...

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JEST 2019 Syllabus

Before starting preparation for JEST 2019, candidates must know the detailed syllabus of the entrance exam. The syllabus of JEST 2019 consist of all the topics which must be covered by the candidates appearing for the entrance examination. With the help of JEST 2019 exam syllabus, candidates can get a thorough understanding of what exactly should be prepared so that they can begin with their exam preparation. The syllabus of JEST Physics have Classical Mechanics, Mathematical Methods, Electromagnetism & Optics ...

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JEST 2019 Exam Pattern

JEST 2019 exam pattern is helpful for all those aspirants who are planning to take the entrance examination. The exam pattern of JEST 2019 depicts the mode of examination, type of questions, number of questions, marks allotted to each question, total marks, time duration in the entrance examination, negative marking etc. With the help of the exam pattern and syllabus of JEST 2019, the test-takers will get an overall idea of the examination they are about to face. Additionally, the ...

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How to Prepare for JEST 2019

Preparing for Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) shouldn’t be daunting task for you if you know what, when and how to prepare for the entrance examination. If you are one of those who wish to crack JEST 2019, then you’ll have to start for it in a right and timely manner. The first step towards your JEST preparation is to have a sound knowledge about the JEST 2019 exam pattern and JEST 2019 syllabus to know what exactly needs to ...

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JEST 2019 Result

The result of JEST 2019 will be declared on the official website of the entrance exam once the entrance exam has been conducted on February 17, 2019. Once JEST 2019 results are declared on the official website, the names of the candidates who have been shortlisted for admission will be displayed. In order to view the results of JEST 2019, candidates will have to enter their Application number/Roll number and Date of Birth. The result of JEST 2019 is ...

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JEST 2019 Selection Process

In order to get admission into Ph.D/ Integrated Ph.D course in Physics or Neuroscience or Theoretical Computer Science or Computational Biology which are offered by JEST participating institutes, candidates will be required to qualify the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) which is a common qualifying examination. The examination is conducted to shortlist candidates to take admission into Ph.D courses. Candidates who will take the entrance exam should note that there each participating institute of JEST has a different ...

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JEST 2019 Best Books

Aspirants who are aiming to crack JEST 2019, should refer to JEST best books for thorough understanding of the topics mentioned in the JEST syllabus. Although, there is no shortage of reference/ preparation books in the market, however, selecting the right set of books for JEST 2019 exam preparation can prove to be a tough task for the candidates.

JEST 2019 has been conducted on 17 February 2019 by Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) in offline mode for the all ...

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JEST Admit Card 2019

The admit card of JEST 2019 has been issued on 22nd January 2019 by the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), for all the candidates who have successfully registered for the entrance exam. JEST 2019 admit card was made available in online mode, and in order to download the admit card, candidates are required to visit the official website of Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) and enter their login details such as, Email ID or Username and Password to access ...

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How to Apply for JEST 2019

The JEST 2019 application process has begun from 10th November 2018 and the last date to submit the online application of JEST 2019 was 24th December 2018 (extended). The application process for JEST exam is usually conducted from November to December each year and applications for JEST- 2019 can be submitted in online mode only. For filling the application form, candidates are required to visit the official website of the entrance exam, i.e. and ...

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JEST Conducting Body

The Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) (statutory body established through an Act of Parliament) is the conducting authority of JEST. The board supports basic research in emerging areas of Science & Engineering. SERB also provides financial assistance to persons engaged in research, academic institutions, industrial concerns, research and development laboratories, and other agencies of research. The Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) aims to raise the quality and footprint of Indian science and engineering to the highest global levels in an accelerated mode. SERB stimulates the search for new knowledge and aims bring social and economic change by supporting ...

JEST 2019 Important Dates



JEST 2019 Online Application Form Availability

10th November 2018

Last Date to Submit JEST 2019 Application Form

24th December 2018 (Extended)

Availability of JEST 2019 Admit card

22nd January 2019

JEST 2019 Exam Date

17th February 2019

JEST 2019 Answer Key Release Date

Last week of February 2019

Last date to Submit Objection regarding JEST 2019 Answer key

1st week of March 2019

Declaration of JEST 2019 Result

Last week of March 2019

Interview starts

3rd week of April 2019

JEST 2019 Exam Centres

Following are the exam centres where Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) will be conducted: 
































Kozhikode (Centre is subject availability. Second option will be allotted if centre is not available)




Mangalore (Centre is subject availability. Second option will be allotted if centre is not available)

Contact Details

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram


Important Dates

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JEST 2019 Important Events Dates
Registration Date 10 Nov to 24 Dec, 2018
Admit Card Date 22 Jan, 2019
Exam Date 17 Feb, 2019
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