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JEST 2015 Notification and Exam Date for PHD Admissions

JEST 2015 Notification and Exam Date for PHD Admissions

Application for Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) for the year 2015.

JEST 2015 is an yearly exam conducted for admissions to Ph.D / Integrated Ph.D Programme in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science or Neuroscience in one of the Participating Institutes.

JEST 2015 Eligibility:

Interested candidates should fulfil following eligibility criteria:
Ph.D. Programme Physics:
=> M.Sc. in Physics or M.Sc. / M.E. / M.Tech. in related disciplines.
=> B.E. or B.Tech. will also be considered at IISc, IMSc, ICTS-TIFR, IUCAA, JNCASR, NCRA-TIFR, TIFR-TCIS, 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
=> MSc in Physics, Engineering Physics or Applied Physics will also be considered at IPR. At TIFR, only B.Tech Eng. Phys. and M.Sc. Physics are eligible.

Theoretical Computer Science/Neuroscience:
=> 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. Visit website of IMSc for further details. M.Sc (Physics/ Mathematics), B.E/ B.Tech/ M.C.A in Computer Science for Ph.D. in Neuroscience at NBRC.

Integrated M.Sc. / M.Tech - Ph.D Programme:
=> At HRI, IISER-Pune, ICTS-TIFR, SNBNCBS, NCRA-TIFR, and TIFR-TCIS 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.

Integrated M.Tech - Ph.D. Programme at IIA
=> 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.

Integrated Ph.D. Programme at IISER, Thiruvananthapuram.
=> Graduates with Bachelor’s degree in Physics/Technology/Engineering will be considered for the Int. Ph.D. programme in Physics.

Mode of Examination

JEST 2015 is Computer Based Test (CBT).

JEST 2015 Application Procedure:

Candidates are advised to refer to official notifications /documents for detailed application procedure. published details for informational purpose.
To apply online, applicants must create an account using a valid email-id. This account will remain valid from the time of account creation till one month after the date of declaration of results, for that year.

The steps for submission of ON-LINE application form are
=> Register yourself before you login. It is assumed that you already have an email-id.

=> To register, the candidate has to click on the "register to appear for the exam" link in the Homepage. You will receive an email with your account information after registering with a valid email-id. Follow the instructions given in the email for resetting your password and further login.

=> Login to the JEST homepage with your username (your email-id) and password. Fill the form and save it, or, modify an already saved form. Press the "Submit Application" button ONLY when you have inserted and checked all the mandatory entries.

=> Upload jpg files of your Passport size photo and scanned signature.

=> Pay the application fee online using the State Bank of India i-collect facility. Please check the FAQ for details of the payment process.

=> After ON-LINE submission of the application form and successful e-payment of the application fee, your submission procedure will be considered complete. NO modification will be allowed after this.

Online Application form can be downloaded from official website of JEST 2015:

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Fee Details:

An Application Fee of Rs. 300 (Rs 150 for SC/ST applicants ONLY) is required to be paid along with the application which can be paid online using Debit/Credit cards and Net-banking. Payment by any other mode will NOT be accepted. Click Here for Available Payment Options.

JEST 2015 Important Dates:

JEST 2015 Important dates section aims to list all important dates such as date of availablity of form, last submission date, result date, counselling date, etc.

Online registration starts: November 1, 2014

Last Date for Online Registration: December 8, 2014

Date of Examination JEST 2015: 15 February 2015

Courses Offered:

For Ph. D. Programmes in Physics, Theoretical Computer Science, Neuroscience

Test Cities:

List of cities where JEST 2015 will be conducted in 2015
JEST will be held at the locations indicated below.
=> Ahmedabad
=> Aligarh
=> Allahabad
=> Bangalore
=> Bardhaman
=> Bhopal
=> Bhubaneswar
=> Chandigarh
=> Chennai
=> Delhi
=> Goa
=> Guwhati
=> Hyderabad
=> Indore
=> Jaipur
=> Kanpur
=> Kharagpur
=> Kochi
=> Kolkata
=> Madurai
=> Mumbai
=> Nagpur
=> Nainital
=> Patna
=> Pune
=> Raipur
=> Roorkee
=> Sambalpur
=> Silchar
=> Siliguri
=> Srinagar
=> Trivandrum
=> Udaipur
=> Vishakhapatnam

Contact Details

For more details please contact
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune
Email: [email protected]

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