JEST 2017 Exam Date Extended


The Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) which was earlier scheduled to be conducted on February 19 will now be conducted on February 26.

The exam is conducted to shortlist aspirants for admission in MSc/integrated MSc/integrated MTech/PhD/integrated PhD programme in physics or theoretical computer science or neuroscience or computational biology course offered at any of the college that accepts JEST 2017 scores for admission.

Eligibility criteria:

Educational qualification:

Ph.D. Programme (Physics):

All the candidates interested in taking admission need to possess a degree in Master of Science (MSc) in physics from a recognised institute/university.

Additionally, some institutes accept Bachelor of Engineering (BE) /Bachelor of Technology (BTech) / Master of Science (MSc) / Master of Engineering (ME) / Master of Technology (MTech) in disciplines of Applied Physics and Mathematics, as listed below:

How to apply:
Candidates need to apply through online application mode only.

About Joint Entrance Screening Test 2017:

Applicants seeking admission for a Ph.D / Integrated Ph.D Programme in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science or Neuroscience or Computational Biology in one of the Participating Institutes may appear for the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) at one of the Exam Centers.

The Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) (statutory body established through an Act of Parliament) recognizes JEST as a National Eligibility Test (NET) in their office Memo vide OM No.SB/S9/Z-01/2015. Fellows working in SERB programmes and qualified in NET are eligible to get enhanced fellowship.

Participating Institutes have their own eligibility criteria. 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.

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