• 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.

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.