• JEST2021 examination has been postponed for all centres till futher notice.
    • It is hereby notified that due to the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the JEST 2021 examination scheduled for April 11, 2021 is postponed for ALL centres till further notice. Once the situation becomes normal, new examination date will be announced on JEST website. The examination will be held within 10-14 days of the announcement.

    • June 15, 2021:
      JEST2021 is likely to be conducted on any one of the Sundays between July 18 and  August 8, 2021 (both days inclusive). Please keep checking the website for exact date of exam.

    • May 15, 2021:
      As the current Covid-19 situation in India has not improved, we will again review and announce our decision regarding the JEST2021 examination date in
      mid-June 2021.  Please keep checking the website accordingly.

  • Applicants may need to download FRESH ADMIT CARD after announcement of new date of examination. All candidates will appear for the exam at the center as mentioned in their Admit card.

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  • All unpaid accounts are LOCKED.

  • online applications for JEST 2021 is extended upto  19 February 2021

  • Last date for online payment of Application Fee for JEST 2021 is extended upto  17.00 hours of 22 February 2021

  • Registrations and online application for JEST 2021 is opened from  Monday January 11, 2021

  • Last date for submitting online applications and payments for JEST 2021 is 14 February 2021

  • JEST 2021 is scheduled to be held on 11 April, 2021 postponed till further notice.

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.