Theoretical Computer Science

Note for JEST 2022 Physics Applicants:

  • JEST 2022 Physics -  Question paper with answer keys (require login)
  • In order to address concerns raised by some of the candidates regarding their JEST scores, all candidates' responses in the JEST 2022 examination (physics) have been carefully scrutinized and the scores were recalculated. No discrepancies have been found in the candidates' scores.
  • For parts A, B, and C, the answers were checked against the correct answer keys as provided on the JEST website.
  • For the numerical section (part C), a value match protocol has been adopted (so, all of 1.00, 1.0, and 1 are accepted as correct and will be awarded full marks if the correct answer is the integer 1). For numerical questions whose answers are not integers (say 1.19), a range (1.18 and 1.20) has been used. So, any submitted answer within the range has been awarded full marks. The allowed range for the answer to each question in part C is given in the answer key sheet. Please follow the link above.
  • Individual candidate's response sheet (as pdf file) for JEST 2022 examination (physics) has been sent to their email address (registered with JEST 2022) on 25 April 2022.

JEST 2022 results for Theoretical Computer Sciences (TCSc) examination:

  • 251 candidates have appeared in the Jest 2022 Theoretical Computer Science examination.
  • 45 candidates have cleared Part A of the examination and have qualified for the evaluation of Part B of the examination.
  • Applicants who wish to know their Part A score need to login to download their score card. Upon successful login, a Score Card link will appear on the left side menu block. It will give the Part A score for all 251 and rank for 45 candidates who have cleared Part A of the examination. Part B marks are not available.

JEST 2022 results for Physics examination:

  • Out of 4005 candidates who appeared in the Jest 2022 Physics examination seeking admission to the MSc / Integrated PhD programs, 403 candidates have scored more than or equal to the qualifying marks (21.67). 
  • Out of 5103 candidates who appeared in the Jest 2022 Physics examination seeking admission to the PhD programs, 703 candidates have scored more than or equal to the qualifying marks (26.67).
  • Candidates need to log in to the JEST website using their JEST registration credentials to download their scorecard. Upon successful login, a scorecard link will appear on the left side menu block. It will give the score for all candidates who appeared in the examination and the rank and percentile only for qualified candidates.
  • Participating institutes will have their own criteria for shortlisting these candidates. Candidates must contact institutes of their choice regarding the interview process.
  • All unpaid accounts are LOCKED.
  • Last date for submission of online applications and payment of application fee is extended up to  February 01, 2022.
  • JEST-2022 examination is scheduled to be held on Sunday, March 13, 2022.

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 JEST-2022 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 for admission in Ph.D / Integrated Ph.D programs. Applicants who are expecting to complete their final examinations of their ongoing course by August 2022 are also eligible to appear for the JEST-2022.

Applicants must register online, apply through the application portal and pay an examination fee to appear for JEST-2022.