JEST 2022: Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus


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The Joint Entrance Screening Test is shortened as the JEST. The Joint Entrance Screening Test will be organized by the SERB. The SERB is also known as the Science and Engineering Research Board. The Joint Entrance Screening Test is considered the National Eligibility Test (NET), held at the national level every year by the official conducting authorities.

With the help of the Joint Entrance Screening Test, the official authorities will be providing admission to the deserving applicants into different courses such as the Ph. D. and integrated Ph. D. courses in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science or Neuroscience or Computational Biology. The applicants who want to get admission in the above-said courses will have to secure higher marks in the Joint Entrance Screening Test.

For the reference of the applicants, in the below-given article, we have provided some more information about the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) 2022, such as the important events and tentative dates, application form and application fee, exam paper pattern, eligibility criteria, exam syllabus, preparation tips, admit card, results, merit list, counseling session and many more.

Below mentioned is the list of the participating Institutions in the JEST 2022 entrance exam

  • ARIES – Aryabhata Research Institute of Observational Science, Nainital
  • HBNI – Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai
  • HRI – Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
  • ICTS – International Centre for Theoretical Science, Bangalore
  • IGCAR – Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalapakkam
  • IIA – Indian Institute of Astrophysics
  • IISc Bangalore
  • IISER Kolkata
  • IISER Pune
  • IISER Mohali
  • IISER Thiruvananthapuram
  • I’m – The Institute of Mathematical Science, Chennai
  • Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar
  • IPR – Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar
  • IUCAA – Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • NBRC – National Botanical Research Institute, Manesar
  • JNCASR, Bangalore
  • PRL – Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
  • RRCAT – Raja Raman Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore
  • RRI – Raman Research Institute, Bangalore
  • SINP – Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
  • VECC – Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata
  • TIFR – Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

JEST 2022 Important events and tentative dates

For the applicants’ reference, we have provided some detailed information about the JEST 2022 Important events and tentative dates of the entrance exam below the given table.

Important Event Tentative Dates
Date of availability of the application forms November 2021
Due date of submission of the application forms December 2021
Date of availability of the admit cards. January 2022
Date of JEST 2022 entrance exam February 2022
Date of release of the JEST 2022 answer keys February 2022
Due date of submitting the objection against the answer keys February 2022
Date of release of the JEST 2022 Exam Results March 2022
Date of commencement of the Interview rounds April 2022

JEST 2022 Application Form

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In the below section, the applicants will find the details about the JEST 2022 Application Form for applying for the entrance exam.

  • In November 2021, the applicants will get the JEST 2022 Application Form.
  • The JEST 2022 Application Form will be made available only in one mode that is online mode.
  • Other than the online mode, the applicant will not get the JEST 2022 Application Form.
  • The official authorities will not provide the JEST 2022 Application Form to the applicants by post or any other methods.
  • Before filling the JEST 2022 Application Form, the applicants should meet the eligibility criteria set by the institution.
  • The applicants must fill and submit the duly filled JEST 2022 Application Form by December 2021.
  • To fill the JEST 2022 Application Form, the applicants will have to visit the official website of the university and register themselves by entering some details.
  • The applicants can use their educational documents to fill the JEST 2022 Application Form.
  • When filling the JEST 2022 Application Form, the applicants will have to provide basic details like personal details, educational details, contact details, and many more.
  • The applicants will also have to upload some important documents after filling the JEST 2022 Application Form.
  • The scanned images of photograph and signature need to be updated on the official website by the applicants after filling the JEST 2022 Application Form.
  • Once the JEST 2022 Application Form is filled, the applicants should check the details that they have entered and then move ahead.
  • The applicants should also take some copies of the filled JEST 2022 Application Formas; it will help further usage.
  • Then before the deadlines are decided by the official authorities, the applicants will have to submit the duly filled JEST 2022 Application Form.
  • The applicants will also have to make the payment of the JEST 2022 Application Fee once the JEST 2022 Application Form is submitted.
  • Once the JEST 2022 Application Fee is paid, the applicants should ensure to take the printout of the payment confirmation receipt generated by the system.

Note: There is no need to send the hard copy of the JEST 2022 Application Form to the official authorities by the applicants.

JEST 2022 Application fee

The information about the JEST 2022 Application fee is mentioned below in this section for the reference of the applicants who want to apply for the entrance exam.

Description / Category of the applicants Amount
Application fee for the General Category applicants Rs 400 / –
Application fee for the Reserved category applicants such as the SC / ST Rs 200 / –
  • The payment of the JEST 2022 Application fee can be made through any payment gateway method such as debit card, credit card, or net banking facilities.

JEST 2022 Eligibility Criteria

In the below-given section, we have listed the detailed information about the JEST 2022 Eligibility Criteria for the applicants who want to apply for the entrance exam.

  • Nationality: Indian citizens are eligible to apply for the entrance exam.
  • Age limit: There are no age barriers set for the entrance exam.
  • Minimum Marks: The applicants must score the minimum marks required by the official authorities.

Eligibility criteria for Ph. D. course in Physics

  • Educational Qualifications:
    • The applicants who have completed any relevant Master’s Degree in Physics or any one of the M.Sc. / ME/M.Tech. From a known university are eligible to apply.
    • Those applicants who have completed B. E or B. Tech course are also eligible to get admission at IISc, IMSc, ICTS – TIFR, IUCAA, JNCASR, NCRA – TIFR, TFIR – TCIS, RRI, IISER Mohali, IISER – Pune, IISER – Thiruvananthapuram and SNBNCBS.
    • Sc. In Mathematics / Applied Science / Applied Mathematics / Optics and Photonics / Instrumentation / Electronics qualified applicants are also eligible to get admission at IIA.
    • Sc. In Physics, Engineering Physics / Applied Physics, qualified applicants are also eligible to get admission at IPR.
  • Appearing applicants: The applicants applying for the final year of B. Sc. The First year of M. Sc in Physics / Electronics / Astronomy / Applied Mathematics are eligible to apply for the Pre – Selected Research Scholarships that are available at IUCAA.

Eligibility criteria for Ph. D. course in Theoretical Computer Science / Neuroscience / Computational Biology

  • Educational Qualifications: The applicants who have completed M.Sc. / ME/M.Tech. / MCA in Computer Science or relevant field from a known university are eligible to apply for the entrance exam

Eligibility criteria for integrated M. Sc / M.Tech – Ph. D. course

  • Educational Qualifications:
    • The applicants who hold a valid Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university in a relevant field are eligible to get admission at HRI, IISER – Pune, ICTS – TIFR, NCRA – TIFR, TFIR – TCIS, and SNBNCBS.
    • However, those applicants who have completed Graduation in Science / Mathematics / Statistic / Computer Science / Information Technology / Engineering are also eligible to apply for the entrance exam and get admission at IMSc in Physics and Theoretical Computer Science.

Eligibility criteria for integrated M. Tech – Ph. D. course IIA

  • Educational Qualifications: Those applicants who have completed their M. Sc. In Physics / Applied Physics or Post – B. Sc. (Hons.) in Optics and Optoelectronics / Radio Physics and Electronics / B. E / B. Tech degree from a recognized university are eligible to apply for the entrance exam.

Eligibility criteria for integrated Ph. D. course at IISER, Thiruvananthapuram

  • Educational Qualifications: The applicants who want to apply for the entrance exam must have completed Bachelor’s Degree in any relevant field from the Physics / Technology / Engineering from a known university.

Eligibility criteria for M. Sc. Course in HRI

  • Educational Qualifications: The applicants who want to get admission must have completed B. Sc. In Physics / B. E. / B. Tech degree in relevant discipline from a recognized university.

JEST 2022 Exam Pattern

The applicants will get the information about the JEST 2022 Exam Pattern from the below-mentioned section.

  • Mode of Exam: In offline mode (pen and paper-based test), the written test will be conducted by the official authorities.
  • Duration of Exam: 3hours’ time limit will be provided to the applicants to solve the entire paper of the entrance exam
  • Language of Exam: The entrance exam will be conducted in the English language only
  • Parts: The question paper of the entrance exam will be divided into three parts, which are Part A, Part B, and Part C.
  • Total Number of Questions: Maximum of 50 questions will be asked in the entrance exam (15 questions in part A, 10 questions in part B, and a total of 25 questions in part C)
  • Total Marks: The entrance exam will be conducted for a maximum of 100 marks (45 marks for Part A, 30 marks for Part B, and 25 marks for Part C)
  • Marking Scheme: Each correct answer given in Part A and Part B will be awarded 3 marks and in part C 1 marks for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted in part A, and 0.25 marks will be deducted in part C for each wrong answer given by the applicants. Part B has no provision of negative markings.
Part Number of questions Marking Scheme Marking Scheme Negative Markings
Part A 15 questions 45 marks + 3 marks -1 marks
Part B 10 questions 30 marks + 3 marks No provision
Part C 25 questions 25 marks + 1 marks -1 / 3 marks
Total 50 questions 100 marks

JEST 2022 Exam Syllabus

For the applicants’ reference, in the below-given section, we have listed some important details about the JEST 2022 Exam Syllabus for the better preparation of the applicants for the entrance exam.

The official authorities have decided that the JEST 2022 Exam Syllabus will be different for each course. The applicants are requested to prepare for the entrance exam from the syllabus as prescribed by the graduation and post-graduation courses.

  • Physics
    • Mathematical Mechanics
    • Classical Mechanics
    • Electromagnetism and Optics
    • Quantum Mechanics
    • Thermodynamics
    • Statistical physics and electronics
  • Theoretical computer science
    • Analytical reasoning and Deduction
    • Combinatory
    • Data structures
    • Algorithms
    • Discrete mathematics
    • Graph theory
    • Principles of programming

JEST 2022 Preparation Tips

The applicants will prepare well for the entrance exam by following the below-mentioned JEST 2022 Preparation Tips and methods in the given section.

  • Refer to the official website and get the details about the exam paper pattern and syllabus as decided by the official authorities.
  • Before studying, prepare a good timetable and study strategy.
  • Follow the timetable properly to utilize the time.
  • Get some good study materials from the libraries as it will help in better preparation.
  • Start studying for the entrance exam after filling the application form.
  • Start studying from the basic topics first and then the hard ones.
  • Start making notes and mind maps while studying.
  • Solve past question papers and mock tests as possible.
  • Evaluate your own performance every week.

JEST 2022 Admit Card

The basic information about the JEST 2022 Admit Card is mentioned below in this section for the reference of the applicants who want to apply for the entrance exam. The JEST 2022 Admit Card is the gate pass of the applicants who will be appearing for the entrance exam. In online mode, the JEST 2022 Admit Card will be made available by the official authorities.

The JEST 2022 Admit Card should be downloaded from the official website of the university by the applicants. The applicants will have to use their username and password to download the JEST 2022 Admit Card from the official website. The applicants will be able to get the JEST 2022 Admit Card in January 2022 before few days of the date of the entrance exam.

Some extra copies of the downloaded JEST 2022 Admit Card should be taken by the applicants for further usage. At the entrance exam, the applicants are instructed to carry one valid photo Id proof along with the JEST 2022 Admit Card. Other than the online mode, the applicants will not get the JEST 2022 Admit Card.

JEST 2022 Answer Key

In the below section, we have listed some important information about the JEST 2022 Answer Key for the entrance exam. The applicants who have applied for the JEST entrance exam can also refer to the official website to get more information about the JEST 2022 Answer Key.

The JEST 2022 Answer Key will be made available by the official authorities in online mode. Other than the online mode, the applicants will not get the JEST 2022 Answer Key from the official authorities. The applicants will have to visit the official website of the university using the user name and password to check the JEST 2022 Answer Key.

With the help of the JEST 2022, Answer Key the applicants can find the scores that they have achieved in the entrance exam. The JEST 2022 Answer Key will be prepared by the official authorities after completing the entrance exam. It will contain all the correct answers to the questions asked in the question paper of the entrance exam.

JEST 2022 Exam Result

The applicant is requested to go through the below-mentioned section to get the details about the JEST 2022 Exam Results. The JEST 2022 Exam Results will be prepared by the official authorities in online mode for the applicants’ reference. The applicants will have to visit the official website of the university to get the JEST 2022 Exam Results of the entrance exam.

The JEST 2022 Exam Results should be downloaded by the applicants with the user name and password. The applicants must also take some copies of the downloaded JEST 2022 Exam Results. The applicants should keep the JEST 2022 Exam Results safely during the completion of the admission process.

The JEST 2022 Exam Results of the applicants will contain all the information about the applicants’ scores in the entrance exam. The JEST 2022 Exam Results of the entrance exam will be valid for a year only. The official authorities will be releasing the JEST 2022 Exam Scorecard along with the JEST 2022 Exam Results on the official website of the university itself for the reference of the applicants.

JEST 2022 Merit List

The official authorities will be preparing the JEST 2022 Merit List for the applicants who had appeared for the JEST 2022 entrance exam. The JEST 2022 Merit List will be prepared based on the JEST 2022ExamResults. The applicants will also get more information about the JEST 2022 Merit List from the official website.

The JEST 2022 Merit List will be prepared based on the marks secured by the applicants in the JEST 2022 entrance exam. The applicants who have secured higher marks and higher ranks in the entrance exam will be eligible to get shortlisted by the official authorities. The official authorities will list down the details of the shortlisted applicants in the JEST 2022 Merit List.

The applicants who have been shortlisted will be able to get the JEST 2022 Merit Listin online mode on the official website. The shortlisted applicants will be able to get admission in the participating institutions’ courses. The applicants will have to check the official website for further details about the admission process.

JEST 2022 Counselling Session / Admission Process

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The official authorities will not conduct any separate JEST 2022 Counselling Session/ Admission Process for the applicants to provide admission. However, the applicants who want to get admission in the institutions will have to contact the participating institutions after the announcement of the JEST 2022 Exam Results and register themselves for the further admission process.

So no centralized admission process will be conducted by the official authorities for the applicants. The applicants will have to reach out to the participating institutions where they want to get admission. The applicants will also have to provide some important documents to the official authorities for the verification process when reporting to the participating institutions.

The official authorities of the participating institution will provide further details about the admission process to the applicants through their own official website. The applicants will get admission to the institution based on their performance in the JEST 2022 entrance exam. However, the participating institution’s official authorities will allot seats to the eligible applicants after the completion of the document verification process.

Below mentioned is the list of the documents required for the verification.

SSC Mark Sheet Transfer Certificate
SSC Passing Certificate Category Certificate
HSC Mark Sheet JEST 2022 Admit card Certificate
HSC Passing Certificate Character Certificate
Domicile certificate JEST 2022 Entrance Exam Scorecard
Medical fitness certificate Migration Certificate
Graduation Degree Mark Sheet Graduation Degree Passing Certificate
Latest passport size photographs Government ID proof

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