JEST 2020 Result(OUT), Cut-off, Counselling, Schedule

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) is conducted jointly by several premier research institutes in the country. JEST 2020 is conducted to offer admission to aspirants in Ph.D. / Integrated Ph.D. courses offered in courses such as Physics, Theoretical Computer Science, Neuroscience and Computational Biology.

JEST 2020 score will be valid for a one-year duration only. There is no cap on taking the JEST exam, aspirants can appear for it any number of times. Aspirants are informed that securing a rank in JEST does not confirm admission in any college accepting the exam scores for admission. After qualifying the JEST exam, candidates need to fulfill the eligibility criteria as listed by individual colleges.

JEST is considered to be a National Eligibility Test (NET) by the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB). Aspirants who are seeking admission in PhD or Integrated Ph.D. programs in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science or Neuroscience or Computational Biology need to give JEST exam.

Latest Updates:

JEST 2020 Admit Card Released, Check Here


JEST 2020 Highlights:

Exam Name
Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST)
Conducting Authority
Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB)
Mode of Application
Online
Date of Exam
16 Feb 2020
Mode of Exam
Offline (PBT)
Courses Offered
Ph.D./integrated Ph.D. in Physics, Theoretical Computer Science, Neuroscience and Computational Biology

JEST 2020 Schedule:

Events
 Dates
Availability of Application form
11th Nov 2019
JEST 2019 Last date for application form
14th Dec 2019
JEST 2019 Admit Card Release
Is Available Now
JEST 2019 Exam date
16th Feb 2020
The release of provisional Answer Key
21th Feb 2020
The release of Final Answer Key
08th Mar 2020
Declaration of JEST 2019 Result
 Mar 2020 (Tentative)
Declaration of JEST 2019 Result for TCS
 Mar 2020 (Tentative)


JEST 2020 Admit Card:

Those candidates who've successfully submitted their application form will be able to download their admit cards by visiting the official website of JEST 2019. The candidates should take a print out of the admit card for the entrance exam and further use. The admit card is a mandatory object for the entrance exam. No candidates will be allowed to appear in the entrance exam without the admit card. Note that, the admit card will not be sent to candidates via post or any other medium.

Steps to Download JEST 2020 Admit Card

Aspirants need to download their JEST admit card from the official website of the test. Candidates are informed that no separate admit card for JEST exam would be sent to them via email/post.

Details to Check on JEST Hall Ticket
Candidates need to ensure that all the below mentioned information is correctly present on their Joint Entrance Screening Test 2020 admit card. In case of any errors in the information furnished on JEST admit card aspirants are advised to contact JEST authorities immediately.


Candidates will not be allowed to sit for JEST 2020 if they are not carrying a valid admit card on the day of the entrance test. All candidates need to positively carry a clear print out of their JEST hall ticket on the day of the exam along with any valid photo ID. 

JEST 2019 Sample Paper For Physics

JEST 2020 Syllabus:

Those candidates who're appearing for the entrance exam are advised to go through the syllabus released by the authorities before starting their preparation for the exam. JEST 2020 syllabus will contain the chapters and topics from where the questions will be asked in the entrance exam. The syllabus of JEST 2020 prescribed by the authorities will help the aspiring candidates in saving a lot of time along with knowing what to study and what to avoid.

Mathematical Methods
Classical Mechanics
Electromagnetism and Optics

Vector Algebra and Vector Calculus

Tensors

Curvilinear Coordinate Systems

Linear Algebra

Linear Differential Equations

Elements of Sturm–Liouville Theory

Special Functions

Complex Analysis

Fourier Series And Fourier Transforms

Laplace Transforms

Elementary Properties of Discrete Groups

Elements of Probability Theory

Error Analysis

Newton’s Laws

Conservation Of Energy and Momentum

Collisions

Generalised Coordinates

Principle of Least Action

Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Formulations of Mechanics

Symmetry and Conservation Laws

Central Force Problem

Kepler Problem

Small Oscillations and Normal Modes

Special Relativity in Classical Mechanics

Electrostatics and Magnetostatics

Boundary Value Problems

Multipole Expansion

Fields in Conducting

Dielectric

Diamagnetic and Paramagnetic Media

Faraday’s Law and Time Varying Fields

Displacement Current

Maxwell’s Equations

Energy and Momentum of Electromagnetic Fields

Propagation of Plane Electromagnetic Waves

Reflection, Refraction

Electromagnetic Waves in Dispersive And Conducting Media

Diffraction

Interference

Polarisation


Quantum MechanicsThermodynamics and Statistical PhysicsElectronics

Uncertainty Principle

Schrodinger Equation

Central Potentials

Hydrogen Atom

Orbital and Spin Angular Momenta

Addition of Angular Momenta

Matrix Formulation of Quantum Theory

Unitary Transformations

Hermitian Operators

Variational Principle

Time Independent Perturbation Theory

Time Dependent Perturbation Theory

Laws of Thermodynamics

Work and Heat

Thermodynamic Potentials

Elements of Kinetic Theory

Maxwell’s Relations

Statistical Ensembles

Partition Function

Classical Ideal Gas

Harmonic Oscillators

Classical and Quantum Statistics

Fermi and Bose Gases

Black Body Radiation

Statistics of Paramagnetism

Basics of Semiconductor

p-n Junctions

Diodes

Transistors

LCR Circuits

Rectifiers

Amplifiers

Active Filters and Oscillators

Basics of OPAMPS and their Applications

Basics of Digital Electronics

Click Here To Get the Detailed Physics Syllabus

JEST 2020 Exam Pattern:

Mode of Application
Online
Exam Mode
Offline Mode
Total Mark
100
Question Section
A (45 Marks), B (30 Marks), and C (25 Marks)
Negative Marking
(-Ve) marking for A & C Section | No (-Ve) marking for B Section
JEST 2020 Participating Institutes:
  • Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital
  • Bose Institute, Kolkata
  • Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai
  • Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
  • International center for theoretical sciences (TIFR), Bangalore
  • Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam
  • Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Tirupathi
  • Indian Institute of Space Science  and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
  • The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
  • Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar
  • Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar
  • Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
  • National Brain Research Centre, Manesar
  • National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, TIFR, Pune
  • National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar
  • Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
  • Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore
  • Raman Research Institute, Bangalore
  • Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
  • Satyendra Nath Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata
  • TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
  • UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore
  • Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata


JEST 2020 Cut Off:

JEST cut off marks will publish on the official website and the applicants can check it through online mode. After the result declaration, the cut off marks will release.

The cut-off marks are the minimum qualifying marks, which should score by the candidates in the entrance examination. Candidates will be able to get admission on the basis of their marks scored in the examination.

As per the marks of the candidates, candidates will be called out for the counseling procedure. As per the previous trends, the JEST 2020 Cut off is expected to be between 20 to 25 marks.

Factors Affecting JEST Cut Off

1- Number of candidates applied for the exam

2- Number of candidates appeared in the exam

3- The difficulty level of the paper

4- Number of candidates passed the exam

5- Availability of seats

6- Reservation criteria

7- Previous year trends


JEST 2020 Application Form:

The candidates who are interested in applying for the entrance exam can get the application form by visiting the official website of JEST 2020. The entrance exam is scheduled to be conducted on the 17th of February. 
JEST application process has been extended. Earlier, the last date to fill JEST application form was December 14 but now candidates can fill the registration form for this science entrance exam till December 21, 2019. Any candidate who does not meet this application deadline will not be able to appear for JEST 2020.

JEST 2020 application form was released on November 11. The application form for JEST 2020 can be submitted online only on the official website of the science entrance exam. Candidates cannot submit an offline application form for Joint Entrance Screening Test under any circumstance

Steps to Fill JEST 2020 Application Form
Candidates can go through the steps that they need to follow in order to successfully fill and submit the application form for JEST exam. Fill JEST 2020 Application form here.

Step 1: Create Registration ID
In order to fill JEST 2020 application form aspirants need to provide their Email ID, password, name and date of birth. Once, these details are provided, candidates will receive an email containing account information after registering with a valid email-ID. This email would also contain a verification link.

Step 2: Fill Details in JEST Application Form
After candidates verify their email ID, they are led to the application form for JEST exam. Information that candidates need to provide in the JEST application form is as mentioned below:
Candidate’s name
Date of birth details
Alternate mobile number
Gender
Qualifying exam
Year of passing
Address
Programme preference
College preference
Test centre preference
Educational qualification
Details of parents/guardians

Step 3: Upload Important Documents
Aspirants need to upload scanned copies of their photograph and signature with their Joint Entrance Screening Test application form.
DocumentMaximum SizeFormat Dimension
Photograph100 kbJPEG

Minimum: 100 X 125 pixels

Maximum: 240 x 300 pixels (width x height)

Signature100 KbJPEG

Minimum: 100 X 125 pixels

Maximum: 150 x 30 pixels (width x height)


The official JEST website also informs: “Before uploading your photo and signature files, make sure you have given it a good name.  File names should use alphabets, underscores, and numbers only.  Special characters such as spaces, (, #, &, punctuation, etc., should not be used in filenames.  If you use a logical naming system, like loginname_date_photo.jpg, loginname_date_sig.jpg then it will be printed without any errors. In case the jpeg file of your photo which has been taken with camera exceeds the limit, you should compress the file size using compression softwares available in the websites, such as http://jpeg-optimizer.com, http://www.imageoptimizer.net. Your signature can be scanned with a digital scanner, and saved as jpeg file for uploading. In case this file size produced by scanner also exceeds 100 kB limit, you can compress it using the same tools as explained above”.

Step 4: Pay JEST Application Fee
Aspirants can pay application fee for JEST exam online by means of Debit card/Credit card and Net-banking. Any other payment mode would not be accepted.

Step 5: Submit & Print JEST Application Form
After the candidate completes all the above mentioned steps they need to click on the ‘Submit’ button to complete the registration process for JEST exam. Once candidates successfully submit their registration form online they will receive an email on their registered email address containing their “application data after final submission containing Unique Submission Number and filled in data”, informs the official website. Aspirants are advised to download and keep this information safely for future reference. In a scenario wherein candidates do not receive such an email notification after submission of JEST application form and completing e-payment of JEST application fee then they need to contact JEST authorities and inform the same immediately. 

JEST 2020 Application Fee
Candidates are informed that the application fee for JEST 2020 can only be paid only through Credit Card, Debit Card or Net-banking. Aspirants can also pay JEST application fee through SBI Epay. Aspirants can go through category-wise JEST application fee in the table mentioned below:
CategoryJEST Application Fee (in Rs)
general400
SC/ST200
Female 200
Female Candidate from SC/STNil

JEST 2019 Sample Paper For TCS

JEST 2020 Counselling:

After the publication of results, the counseling process will begin. There is no centralized counseling system for admission. The applicants who have qualified in the exam will be invited by the institutions for interview. 
The JEST counseling procedure will conduct in the month of April through the authority and those candidates have scored qualified marks in the examination of JEST, they will be able to attend the counseling procedure and through this procedure and interview, candidates will get admission in the Ph.D./Integrated Ph.D. programs. On the schedule and notification through authority, the candidates have to reach the counseling center and it is necessary for the candidates.

InstitutesCourseInterview Dateselection
IISER Pune -Integrated PhD
Int. Ph. D.
3rd week of June 2020
Candidates need to apply
IISER Pune -PhD
Ph. D.
4th week of June 2020
Candidates need to apply
ARIES- Nainital, Regular Ph. D.
Ph. D.
Last week of June 2020
Candidates need to apply
HRI first round
M.Sc., Ph.D.
2nd week of April 2020
Visit Institute website
HRI second round
M.Sc., Ph.D.
2nd week of May 2020
Visit Institute website
IISER Bhopal iPhD
Int. Ph. D.
2nd week of May 2020
Candidates need to apply
IISER Bhopal PhD
Ph. D
1st week of May 2020
Candidates need to apply
IISER Mohali – Int PhD
Int. Ph. D.
2nd week of May 2020
Candidates need to apply
IISER Mohali – PhD
Ph. D.
2nd week of May 2020
Candidates need to apply
IISER Tirupati – Int Ph.D
Int. Ph. D
1st week of June 2020
Candidates will be informed
IISER Tirupati – Ph.D
Ph. D.
1st week of June 2020
Candidates will be informed
Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Ph.D., Int. Ph.D
1st week of April 2020
Candidates will be informed
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Ph. D.
4th week of 2020
Candidates need to apply
IUCAA, Pune
Ph. D.
3rd week of June 2020
Visit Institute website
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Pune
Ph.D., Int. Ph.D
4th week of June 2020
Candidates need to apply
NISER Integrated Ph.D
Int. Ph.D
4th week of May 2020
Candidates need to apply
NISER Regular Ph.D
Ph. D.
4th week of May 2020
Candidates need to apply
PRL, Ahmedabad (first round)
Ph. D.
Last week of May 2020
Candidates need to apply
PRL, Ahmedabad (second round)
Ph. D.
4th week of June 2020
Candidates need to apply
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
Ph. D.
Last week of June 2020
Visit Institute website
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Int. Ph.D
Last week of June 2020
Candidates need to apply
UGC-DAE CSR and RRCAT, Indore
Ph. D.
1st week of May 2020
Candidates need to apply
 

JEST 2020 Result:

The result for JEST 2020 (physics) has been declared by the conducting authorities, SERB. The result is available for the candidates on the official website of JEST. Note that, the result will not be sent to the candidates via post or any other medium.  The result for JEST 2020 will be valid for 1 year only.

JEST result is declared on the official website of the exam. Joint Entrance Screening Test is conducted in February and result for JEST exam is declared in March. Once JEST 2020 results are declared the official website of the exam releases the names of the candidates who have been shortlisted for admission.

Steps to Check JEST 2020 Result

As part of the result aspirants will also be issued JEST scorecard. Candidates are advised to keep the print of their JEST result and scorecard securely with themselves. JEST score is valid for a duration of a year from the date of declaration of the result.

Steps to Download JEST 2020 Scorecard
Step 1: Visit official website of Joint Entrance Screening Test 2020.

Step 2: Click on ‘JEST 2020 Scorecard’ link.

Step 3: Enter Email ID/Username and Password.

Step 4: View JEST scorecard.

Step 5: Download and take print of scorecard for JEST exam.

Details Mentioned in Scorecard:


JEST 2020 Answer Key:

The answer key for the JEST 2020 entrance exam will be released by the authorities on the official website. The candidates will be able to get the answer key by logging in to the official website of JEST. However, the answer key for Physics has been released by the authorities. The candidates can access the answer keys for set A, B, D, and D below.

Applicants those featured in the examination can confirm the JEST Answer key 2020 through online method. The Answer Key is out after some days of the exam. The authority issues answer Key for all sets of the examination.

The JEST 2020 Answer Key shows on the website in February. The Answer Key is of assistance to candidates to forecast their marks in the written examination. The Answer Key will be distributed in an online manner.

The Answer key has been available through online mode. The provisional answer key has been available from February 2020. The authority will also come up with the provision to submit objections regarding answer Key till the first week of March 2020. The final answer key will be out together with the Result.


The official answer key will be out by the exam expert in a week after the examination.

Applicants who are enthusiastic to come for the answer Key can follow these below steps to download the official answer key.

1- Go to the official website
2- Tick on the link of Answer Key’.
3- Applicants have got to offer their Registration ID and Date of Birth and tick on the download button.
4- The Answer Key will be produced in PDF format.
5- Download the Answer Key to estimate credible scores.

 How to Challenge the Answer Key JEST 2020:
In the event, any applicants are experiencing any uncertainty in the answer keys they can object to the answer keys by sending a letter before the scheduled date.
Emails / Mails concerning answer keys will be taken into deliberation only if they are together with thoroughly worked out answers.

JEST Marking Scheme
After downloading the key answer, the candidate must know the scoring scheme to calculate his score. The scoring scheme for the JEST exam is shown below:

Part A: Candidates will receive 1 point for each correct answer. 1 point will be deducted for a wrong answer.
Part B: The candidate will receive 3 points for a correct answer. There will be no negative marking in this section.
Part C: The candidate will receive 1 point for the correct answer. 1/3 point will be deducted for an incorrect answer

JEST 2020 Eligibility:

Those candidates who're applying for the JEST 2020 entrance exam are advised to go through the eligibility criteria set by the authorities before applying for the entrance exam. The candidates have to qualify all the eligibility criteria to be eligible for the exam.

CoursesEligibility
Ph.D. Programme Physics
M.Sc. in Physics is the prescribed qualification to apply for this course. However, some institutions also accept B.E. / B.Tech. / M.Sc. / M.E. / M.Tech. In disciplines of Applied Physics and Mathematics.
Ph.D. in Theoretical Computer Science at IMSc
M.Sc. / M.E. / M.Tech. In Computer Science and related disciplines and should be interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science.
Ph.D. in Neuroscience at NBRC
M.Sc. (Physics/Mathematics), B.E/ B.Tech/ M.C.An in Computer Science
Ph.D. in Computational Biology at IMSc
M.Sc./ M.E./M.Tech./MCA  in any engineering or science discipline, with good mathematical skills and a strong interest in biological problems.
Integrated M.Sc./ M.Tech – Ph.D. Programme (Physics)

B. Sc. (Physics / Mathematics).

At NISER, B.Sc. (Physics) Or B.E. /B. Tech in Engineering Physics, with a minimum of first-class marks, will be the minimum qualification.

For admission to IIA, the qualification required is B.Sc. (Physics/Mathematics)/B.E./B.Tech. In Electrical/Instrumentation/Engineering Physics/Electronics and Communications/ Computer, Science and Engineering/Optics and Photonics will be considered.

B.Sc. (Physics) will be considered at IISER-Pune, ICTS-TIFR, NCRA-TIFR, and TIFR-TCIS

Integrated Ph.D. Programme in Theoretical Computer Science at IMSc
B.Sc. /B.E. /B.Tech. /M.C.A. in Computer Science or related disciplines
Integrated M.Tech – Ph.D. Programme at IIA
M.Sc. (Physics/Applied Physics)/Post-B.Sc. (Hons) in Optics and Optoelectronics/Radio Physics and Electronics.
Integrated Ph.D. Programme at IISER. Thiruvananthapuram.
B. Sc. (Physics) or B.E. /B. Tech. In any discipline

Check The Detailed Eligibility Criteria

JEST 2020 Exam Center:

Ahmedabad
Aligarh
Allahabad
Bangalore
Bardhaman
Bhopal
Bhubaneswar
Kozhikode (Centre is subject availability.  Second option will be allotted if center is not available)
Chandigarh
Chennai
Delhi
Goa
Guwahati
Hyderabad
Indore
Jaipur
Kanpur
Kharagpur
Kochi
Kolkata
Madurai
Mangalore (Centre is subject availability.  Second option will be allotted if the center is not available)
Mumbai
Nagpur
Nainital
Patna
Pune
Raipur
Roorkee
Sambalpur
Silchar
Siliguri
Srinagar
Trivandrum
Udaipur
Vishakhapatnam

JEST 2020 FAQs:

Q: Where can I get the syllabus for Theoretical Computer Science?
A: The syllabus for Theoretical Computer Science has not been declared by the authorities. Once released, the details will be updated in the syllabus section above.

Q: Is there negative marking in the entrance exam?
A: For section A & C, there will be negative marking. However, there will be no such thing as section B.

Q: What is the exam mode of JEST 2020?
A: The JEST 2020 is conducted in offline mode i.e. paper-based.

Q: How many times can a candidate appear for JEST?
A: There is no such restriction on the number of times one can appear for the JEST examination. 

Q: Is there any age limit to appear for JEST 2020?
A: No, there is no such age limit to appear for JEST 2020.

Q: What is the application fee for JEST 2020?
A: The application fee for JEST 2020 is mentioned below:
  • General: Rs 400
  • SC/ST: Rs 200
  • Female: Rs 200

Q: Will the application fee refunded if I do not appear for the JEST 2020?
A: No, the application fee once paid can not be refunded under any circumstance.

Q: What is the validity of the JEST 2020 score?
A: The JEST 2020 score will be valid for one academic year.

Q: How can I download my JEST 2020 admit card?
A: Steps to download the JEST 2020 admit card:
  • Go to the official website of JEST
  • Enter Login details like Email ID or Username and Password
  • The admit card will be shown
  • Download and take a print out of the admit card

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