JEST 2019: Result, Shortlist (Released), Cut Off, Interview, Admission Procedure

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JEST 2019 TCS Post Graduate Shortlisted has been Released for Candidates Interview. JEST which is addressed as Joint Entrance Screening Test that functions as a preliminary screening test for admission to M.Sc, Ph.D., Integrated / M.Sc / M.Tech., Neuroscience or Computational Biology, Ph.D. programs in the participating institutes.

JEST 2019 Result has been Declared on 11th March 2019 for Physics & TCS. The test is conducted by the Science & Engineering Research Board. Among these institutes, Ph.D. is offered in only The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai. Candidates are advised to get familiar with the JEST events by reading this article.

You can appear for the JEST entrance examination in Physics or Theoretical Computer Sciences, but not both. In JEST you may expect questions of both types- objective and subjective. 

JEST 2019 Notification – Shortlisted Released for Interview

NewJEST 2019 TCS Post Graduate Shortlisted has been Released for Candidates Interview. Click Here to Check Admission Procedure Details.

JEST 2019 Result has been Declared on 11th March 2019 for Physics & TCS. Click Here to Check Result Details.

JEST 2019 Answer Key has been Released (Series A, B, C, D) on 21st February 2019. Click Here to Check Answer Key Details.

JEST Score is Valid for One year.

JEST 2019 Quick Links

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Notification (Released)Click Here
Important Dates (Announced) Click Here
Application/Registration (Started) Click Here
How to Fill Application Form Click Here
Admit Card/Hall Ticket Click Here
Answer key  (Released) Click Here
Result (Declared) Click Here
Cut off Click Here
Counseling/ Admission Procedure Click Here
Eligibility Click Here
Exam Pattern Click Here
Syllabus Click Here
Preparation Click Here
Participating InstitutesClick Here

JEST 2019 Highlights

Exam NameJEST
Full FormJoint Entrance Screening Test
Exam TypesPG Level
Exam LevelNational Level
Courses OfferedEngineering, Science
Conducting BodyJoint Entrance Screening Test
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOnline
Exam Date17th February 2019
Exam Duration3 hours
Official website

JEST 2019 Important Dates

Check Official Exam schedule Provided Here.

EventsDates (Announced)
Starting of JEST online application form10th November 2018 
Last date to submit the application form24th December 2018 (Extended)
Availability of admit card22nd Jan 2019
Exam date17th February 2019
Answer Key Release21st February 2019
Last date to submit objection regarding answer key1st week of March 2019
Declaration of the result (Declared)11th March 2019
Reported24th April to 25th April 2019

JEST 2019 Result 

  • The Result of JEST has been Declared on 11th March 2019 for Physics & TCS.
  • On the home page, you will see the title- JEST 2019 Results are out. Login to download the scorecard”.
  • Click this link and enter login details such as- Email or Username and Password

JEST 2019 Answer key 

The JEST Answer Key 2019 has been Available on 21st February 2019.

  • Click the link- “JEST 2019 Final Answer key.”
  • The final answer key will be non-challengeable.

Admit Card of JEST 2019

The Admit Card JEST 2019 has been Available 22nd January 2019

  • You may proceed to download the hall ticket after Registration
  • The admit cards will not be sent through Post/ Email medium
  • Bring the hall ticket and one of you Photo Id to the examination center

JEST 2019 Registration Process 

The Application Form has been Started Form 10th November 2018. You will be required to apply in Online mode. No other mode for submission will be entertained.

  • Make sure that you have a Valid email id and active mobile number.
  • JEST 2019 Application Form has been started Form 10th November 2018.
  • JEST 2019 Registration has been (Extended) can be Done till 24th December 2018.
  • The application form will be completed in several stages including filling personal details, educational details, communication address, uploading requisite documents.
  • The form will be completed once you submit the prescribed amount of fees.
  • After submitting the form, candidates will receive an intimation email from JEST website regarding the acceptance of form.

JEST 2019 Application Fees 

  • Rs 300 (Rs 150 for SC/ST Female Applicants Only)
  • Application Fee is waived for FEMALE applicants belonging to SC/ST.  They need not pay the application fee.
  • The amount would be accepted via online medium using debit card/Credit card/Net-banking Any other mode of payment will not be accepted.
  • Please go through the refund policy before paying the application fee.
  • Payment of the fee will imply your agreement to the stated refund policies.

Check Here – How to Fill JEST 2020 Application Form

JEST 2020

JEST (Joint Entrance Screening Test) 2020 is conducted by the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) to offer admission to the candidates in Ph.D. or Integrated Ph.D. programs in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science or Neuroscience or Computational Biology. In the various participating institutes, the admission will offer to the candidates. From the 3rd week of December, the JEST 2020 Application Form will be started until the 3rd week of December 2019.

JEST 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Course wise JEST 2019 Eligibility Criteria have been represented in the table for all courses. Kindly ensure that you satisfy these points before proceeding to apply.

Course Eligibility criteria
Ph.D. Programme PhysicsM.Sc. in Physics
Theoretical Computer Science at IMSc M.Sc./ M.E. / M.Tech. in Computer Science
Ph.D. in Neuroscience at NBRCM.Sc (Physics/ Mathematics), B.E/ B.Tech/ M.C.An in Computer Science
Ph.D. in Computational Biology at IMScM.Sc./ M.E. / M.Tech. / MCA   in any discipline of engineering or science discipline, with good mathematical skills and biological problem-solving skills
Integrated M.Sc. / M.Tech – Ph.D Programme (Physics)B. Sc. (Physics/ Mathematics)

B.E. / B.Tech. in Electrical / Instrumentation / Engineering Physics / Electronics and Communications / Computer Science and Engineering / Optics and Photonics.

Integrated Ph.D Programme in Theoretical Computer Science at IMScIntegrated M.Tech – Ph.D. Programme at IIAB.Sc./B.E./B.Tech./M.C.A. in Computer Science
Integrated M.Tech – Ph.D. Programme at IIAM.Sc. (Physics / Applied Physics) / Post-B.Sc. (Hons) in Optics and Optoelectronics / Radio Physics and Electronics.
Integrated Ph.D. Programme at IISER IISER. Thiruvananthapuram.B. Sc. (Physics) or B.E. / B. Tech. in any discipline
M. Sc. Programme at HRI.B. Sc. (Physics) or B.E./B.Tech./

JEST 2019 Exam Pattern

  • Mode– The screening exam for Ph.D. and Integrated Ph.D. programme in Physics and Theoretical Computer Science will be an OMR based test.
  • Duration- the paper will be of 3 hours
  • The number of questions– Physics question paper will have two parts.
  • Part-A- will have 25 questions and Part B will also have 25 questions. Question paper for Theoretical Computer Science will have a total of seven subjective questions.
  • Marking scheme would be as followed:-
Sections Marks
Correct Wrong Not answered
Part A1-1/30
Part B 300
Part C 3-10

JEST 2019 Preparation Tips

Go through the syllabus and segregate time table equally.

  • JEST sample papers can be collected from the official website using this link JEST Sample Papers
  • The sample papers will allow you to know exam pattern, quality of questions, difficulty level, etc.
  • Suggested textbooks for preparation-
  • (i) Elements of Discrete Mathematics, C.L. Liu
  • (ii) Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools, Alfred V. Aho, Ravi Sethi, and Jeffrey D. Ullman
  • (iii) Discrete Mathematical Structures with Applications to Computer Science,
    Jean-Paul Tremblay and Ram P. Manohar
  • (iv) An Introduction to Data Structures with Applications, Jean-Paul Tremblay and P.G. Sorenson, etc.

JEST 2019 Syllabus 

Questions will come from Physics and Theoretical sciences. So here we are writing the topics to be covered in both the subjects JEST Syllabus 2019.  

  • Physics- Mathematical methods, Classical mechanics, Electromagnetism & optics, Quantum mechanics, Thermodynamics & statistical physics, and Electronics. Read the complete syllabus form here Physics Syllabus.
  • Theoretical Sciences- Analytical Reasoning and Deduction, Combinatorics, Data Structures and Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics, Graph Theory, Principles of Programming, Data Structures, compilers, Fundamentals of Computer Algorithms, etc.

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