• Answer keys (updated on 21 Feb 2019)

    • A Series -- B Series -- C Series -- D Series

    • Please write back to us on or before 25th February 2019 by 17.00 hrs if you have any credible reason for disagreement with any of the answer keys provided above.
    • Emails/mails regarding answer keys will be taken into consideration only if they are accompanied by detailed worked out solutions.
  • JEST 2019 will be held on 17 February, 2019.

  • JEST score is valid for One year.

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 the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) 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. Applicants who are expected to complete their final examinations by August of each year are also eligible to appear for the JEST exam of that year.

Applicants must pay an application fee and register to appear for the exam.