JEST 2019: Result, Score Card, Merit List, Interview, Admission

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JEST 2019JEST 2019 Interview has been started. JEST 2019, Joint Entrance Screening Test is conducted by the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB). It offers admission to Ph.D and Integrated Ph.D courses in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science or Neuroscience or Computational Biology. JEST is considered as a National Eligibility Test (NET). Through this exam, candidates can get admission in various institutions participating in this exam.JEST 2019 Result for Physics & TCS has been released. The complete information of JEST 2019 is mentioned in this article.

Answer Key Important Dates

 Result Admission FAQs

JEST 2019 Notification – Interviews Started

newicon JEST 2019 Interview Dates for various courses been released. It has been started from 1st April 2019. Check here for interview details.

newicon List of JEST 2019 Short listed Candidates for interview has been released. Check here for interview details.

newicon JEST 2019 Result for Physics & TCS has been released. Check here for result details.

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JEST 2019 Answer Keys have been released. Candidates can challenge the answer key on or before 25th February 2019. Check here for answer key details.

JEST Exam Date 2019

The JEST 2019 exam dates are given in the table below:

EventsDates (Announced)
Starting of JEST online application form10th November 2018
Last date to submit the application form24th December 2018 (Extended)
Availability of admit card22nd January 2019
Exam date17th February 2019
Answer Key Release21st February 2019
Last date to submit objection regarding answer key25th February 2019
Declaration of result8th March 2019
Interview starts1st April 2019

JEST 2019 Answer Key

The answer key has been released through online mode. It has been published on 21st February 2019. The authority has also provide the facility to submit objections regarding answer key till 25th February 2019. The final answer key is released along with the result.

JEST Result 2019

The result has been declared after a few days of the completion of examination. The JEST result 2019 has been declared on 8th March 2019.

The score card of JEST is released after the declaration of the result. JEST score card can be downloaded through the online mode. The JEST score card is valid only for one year.

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JEST Cut-off 2019

JEST Admission 2019

After declaration of the result, candidates have to contact the respective participating institution in which they want to get admission. There is no centralized admission process conducted by the exam conducting authority.

Candidates can report the particular institution along with the original document for verification and the JEST 2019 score card. The interview process has been started from 1st April 2019.

JEST 2020

JEST 2020 will be organized by the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB). This is one of the national level exam which is considered as National Eligibility Test (NET). Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) is organized to offer admissions into Ph.D. & Integrated Ph.D. course in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science/ Neuron Science/ Computational Biology fields. Candidates will be able to fill the application form second week of November 2019.

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FAQ’s (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: Yes. A common examination is conducted both for Ph.D. and integrated Ph.D. programmes.
Answer: Their is no attempt limit for this exam.
Answer: No, the application fee will not be refunded in any case.
Answer: There is no such age bar to apply in this exam. However, you should check each university website for complete eligibility criteria.
Answer: Yes, physically handicapped students are eligible to apply.

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JEST 2019 Application Form

Candidates are advised to be ready with the valid email Id and mobile number to fill the application form.

  • The application form is available through online mode.
  • The online application has been started from 10th November 2018.
  • The last date to submit the JEST 2019 application form is 24th December 2018.
  • Candidates have to upload their scanned images of the signature and the photograph.
  • After successful submission of the application form, candidates will be intimated through an mail generated by the system of the acceptance of application form.

Application Fee:

  • The application fee will be Rs. 300/- (Rs. 150 for SC/ST & female).
  • The application fee can be deposited through an online payment gateway.
  • Application Fee is waived for FEMALE applicants belonging to SC/ST.

Eligibility Criteria

All participating institutions have their own eligibility criteria to provide admissions. So, it is advised to the candidates that before applying must check the complete eligibility of that institution in which they want to get admission. However, here we have mentioned some basic eligibilities.

CoursesEligibility Criteria
Ph.D (Physics)M.Sc. in Physics is the qualifying degree. Some institutions also accept B.E./B.Tech./M.Sc./M.E./ M.Tech in Applied Physics and Mathematics.
Ph.D in Theoretical Computer Science at IMScM.Sc./M.E./M.Tech in Computer Science and related streams.
Ph D in Neuroscience at NBRCM.Sc (Physics/Mathematics), B.E/B.Tech/MCA in Computer Science.
Ph.D in Computational Biology at IMScM.Sc./M.E./M.Tech/MCA in any discipline or science with some mathematical skills and strong knowledge in biological problems.
Integrated M.Sc./ M.Tech-Ph.D (Physics)B. Sc. (Physics/Mathematics).

For NISER, B.Sc (Physics) or B.E./B.Tech in Engineering (Physics) with 60% and above.

For IIA, B.Sc. (Physics/Mathematics) /B.E./ B.Tech in Electrical/ Instrumentation/ Engineering Physics/Electronics and Communications/ Computer Science & Engineering/Optics and Photonics will also be considered.

IISER-Pune, ICTS-TIFR, NCRA-TIFR, and TIFR-TCIS, B.Sc. (Physics) will be considered.

Integrated Ph.D in Theoretical Computer Science at IMScB.Sc./B.E./B.Tech./M.C.A. in Computer Science or related discipline.
Integrated M.Tech-Ph.D. at IIAM.Sc. (Physics/Applied Physics)/Post-B.Sc. (Hons.) in Optics and Optoelectronics/Radio Physics & Electronics.
Integrated Ph.D. at IISER, ThiruvananthapuramB. Sc. (Physics) or B.E./B. Tech. in any discipline.

Click here to view detailed JEST 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Click here to view the list of JEST 2019 Participating Institutions

JEST Exam Pattern 2019

Check the JEST 2019 exam pattern in this section:

  • Mode: The exam will be conducted through offline mode (OMR).
  • Duration of Exam: 3 hours will be provided to complete the exam.
  • Number of Questions: The question paper of Physics will be divided into three parts i.e. Part A, Part B and Part C.
  • Language: The paper will be published in English language.
PartsNo. of QuestionsMarking SchemeNegative Marking
Part A15+3-1
Part B10+3No negative marking
Part C25+1-1/3

JEST 2019 Syllabus

The syllabus for JEST 2019 will be different for each offered programme. The authority will set the syllabus at graduation and post graduation level. Candidates can get the complete syllabus from the official website.

The questions for Physics will be carried from the topics such as Mathematical Methods, Classic Mechanics, Electromagnetism and Optics, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics and Electronics.

For Theoretical Computer Science, candidates can read the topics such as Analytical Reasoning and Deduction, Combinatorics, Data Structures and Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics, Graph Theory, Principles of Programming.

Click here to view JEST Physics Syllabus

JEST Admit Card 2019

Candidates can download the JEST admit card 2019 through online mode. Candidates can access their admit card by entering the username and password. The admit card has been released on 22nd January 2019.

The printout of the admit card will be carried by the candidate on the day of exam along with one photo Id proof. The admit cards does not sent to the candidates by post or any other means.

If you have any other queries about JEST 2019, you can write your queries in the comment box given below.

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  1. Shiv says:

    Sir,i scored in jest 2019 is 17.02 marks(not qualified).Can I have any options to take admission in jest associate institutions.
    Please give me information fastly of probability of admission in Integrated PhD.

  2. Swati says:

    Sir I got 37.2 marks after checking answer key .Whether I eligible or not.

  3. rishi says:

    Sir,I have some problem in jest admit card.My jest discipline exam changed

  4. Goutam says:

    I am student of 12th .can I apply gor Jest exam

  5. R Mallikarjuna says:

    I want jestexam previous physics questionpapers with solutions and syllabus with explanation

  6. Dhana says:

    Hi Sir,
    I finished MSC OR & CA, 2012 pass out,now i m working in Pvt compay, Can i apply for PHD and which one is best for me.

  7. Rohith says:

    Is diploma ece students eligible to write this JEST exam??

  8. N.Swathi says:


    am completed B.Sc(Maths, Physics, Chemistry). can i do msc+pH.d in Physics..

  9. Hemlata chauhan says:

    Jest MATLAB kitne year study karni hoti hai kya hum hindi mai study bhi kar sakte hai

  10. Ajit says:

    sir I am student of 12th class science (math). can I apply for PhD?.

  11. Owais farooq says:

    i have bachelors degree in physics.Can i apply in JEST for our Msc+phd in physics
    Plz inform me as soon as possible it’s about my future.

  12. Sunil says:

    I am in msc chemistry final year can I give this test or not

  13. Sunil says:

    I am student of msc chemistry final year can I igible for this test

  14. Thirukkumaran says:

    I completed msc physics before two year….can I apply PhD through jest?

  15. Richa pandey says:

    Sir,I m student of M. Sc electronics. Can I fill this form?

  16. Richa pandey says:

    I m student of M. Sc electronics. Can I fill this form?

  17. Kapil says:

    I have completed , can I eligible for jest2o19

  18. Fahad says:

    I am finished 10th std.tell me about eligibility required study

  19. Divakar singh patel says:

    I am msc pass in maths ,can I elijibil this exam

  20. Vasanthi says:

    Sir I am power can I apply for jest or not??

  21. Shubhangi says:

    Sir I am in BSC 2 year biology .Can I fill the jest 2019 form????

  22. Abung Thokchom says:

    Thnk u

  23. Anchal says:

    I pursuing my ….final year.
    Can i apply for jest

  24. Nisha Chhetri says:

    I am doing B.Sc Biotechnology Biochemistry Genetics
    Am I eligible to write this exam?

  25. Ashwini says:

    I m final year student of Msc microbiology.can i applicable for this exam to do phd??

  26. Shajahan ali says:

    I passsed in chemistry. Now my queetion is that is there is a integrated p.hd in chemistry

  27. Chaitanya says:

    Sir, I completed my b. Tech ECE i can apply this exam

  28. Bhumika says:

    Sir,I’m presently securing my as life science student with the Biotechnology,zoology,chemistry as my main subject;with 85% please do inform me either I’m eligible or not . waiting for your early response.

  29. Ruchi varshney says:

    Sir plz send me jest syllabus of physics for p.hd only.
    And plz tell me institute names which are linked to jest

  30. dvn says:

    please give me the syllabus for integrated phd in iiser pune

  31. Examination fee says:

    Examination fees

  32. Margi says:

    I am in final year of BSc physics but I had chemistry as my subsidiary subject and I didn’t have mathematics in 12th. Can I apply for this exam ?

  33. kapil says:

    sir i have complete BE in electronics and telecommunication then i can apply for iit-jam and jest exam for MSc in physics.

  34. Sagar says:

    I’m in bsc computer application i can apply jest exam

  35. RAHUL SAINI says:

    Can I apply for jest 2019. I’m in my final year of graduation

  36. ayushi says:

    hi, I’m M.Tech in electronics. Will I be eligible for this programme?

  37. Nilraj says:

    I completed BE in Civil Engineering, am i eligible for Msc or in physics

  38. Shashikant Bhardwaj says:

    I B.Tech in Aeronautical Engineering with 73%,so can I apply for jest 2019

  39. Mohit Kumar says:

    Sir , l am secure 45% marks in In physics & chemistry. May I eligible for JEST 2019 for I-phd in physics & I’m also belongs to sc category???

  40. Sanmugavel says:

    Can i pursue phd in physics after completing

  41. Manpreet says:

    Sir I completed MSC physics applied can I apply?

  42. Shyam Sundar meena says:

    I am student of bsc from Rajasthan University(physics chemistry and Maths)
    But I don’t have 60 %in bsc but I am in reservation category
    Can I eligible for this exam Jest
    Plz tell me….

  43. Neha says:

    Hlw…I am student from ignou .
    I am doing bsc general(physics, chemistry mathes and,biology)..
    Can I am eligible for the exam jest .Plz..tell me.

  44. Shubhadeep kundu says:

    I am a student of physics(hons) 2nd year.If I study 3 year physics (hons) and mathematics as a subsidiary subject for 2 year or 4 semester (without chemistry as a subsidiary subject ) am I eligible for integrated phd programme??

  45. vanshika says:

    I want to do msc+pH.d in mathametics. Now I m doing bsc science
    Can I eligible for jest exam after clearing my bsc sciemce for this course.?.tell me

  46. Aisha says:

    Sir, I am currently doing my final year of BSc Life Sciences. Am I eligible for JEST 2019? Is there any iPhD course in neuroscience or computational biology or any other field of biology, which I will be eligible for for JEST, 2019?

  47. Sahithi says:

    Hi sir my m. Tech is completed with the course of ES&VLSI.. Shall I apply pH. D entrance exam.

  48. Shatakshi srivastav says:

    Sir how many percentage required in bsc for apply this test

  49. Karhunaaharan says:

    I’m mechanical student pursuing 2nd year can I write the jest examination.

  50. HASITH says:

    I am doing in materials science can i take JEST 2019 for phd in any materials specialization. please answer and support me.

  51. Priya Jain says:

    I m Final year student of B. Sc. (pass) , can I apply for M. tech. – ph. D (physics) through JEST?

  52. Joydeep karmakar says:

    Sir,i’ve already submitted my application form by giving ‘result awited’ status in the year of passing 2018.But unfortunately i didn’t get my final year graduation result until now.So can i apply for jest 2019 to changing year of passing date? It will be possible?

  53. Goutam Bora says:

    Can I do MSc + PhD by qualifying only one entrance

  54. NOORUL HUDA KHAN says:

    Which book should I use to better prepare for msc

  55. Vaniya Arti Rameshbhai says:

    Which Books should I use to prepare for PhD physics student?

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