JEST 2021: Application form (19 Feb)

JEST 2021 Application form last date is extended till 19 February 2021. It will be conducted by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB). It is a national level exam which is conducted once a year. Through this admission process, candidates can get admission in PhD and integrated PhD courses in physics or theoretical computer science and or neuroscience or computational biology. Candidates may check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. For complete details regarding the JEST 2021, candidates may check the given article.

JEST 2021 Notification

  • JEST 2021 Notification has been released.
  • The application form last date has been extended till 19 February 2021.
  • JEST notification PDf will include all the details regarding the JEST 2021.
  • The candidate may keep checking this website for the latest updates regarding the same.

EventsDates (Tentative)
Application form release11 January 2021
Application submission last date19 February 2021
Admit card release22 February 2021
JEST 2021 exam date11 April 2021
Answer key release4th week of February 2021
Last date to submit objections against the answer key1st week of March 2021
Announcement of Result4th week of March 2021
Interview startsMonth of April 2021

JEST 2021 Application Form

The details regarding the JEST Application form are:

  • JEST 2021 Application form has been released.
  • The application form will be made available in online mode.
  • Candidates will be able to fill the form from the official website.
  • The last date to fill the form is 19 February 2021.
  • Candidates can pay the application fee till 22 February 2021.
  • Fill the details like education, personal, address, communication and etc.
  • Upload the documents i.e passport size photograph and signature in the prescribed format.
  • Moreover, take a printout of the application form for further process.

Application Fee

The details regarding the application fee are:

For general category candidatesRs. 400
For SC/ ST/ Female candidatesRs. 200
  • Candidates can pay the application fee in online mode via:
    • debit card
    • Credit card
    • Net banking
  • Note: the application fee once paid, will not be refunded.

JEST 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The details regarding the eligibility criteria are:

  • PhD. Physics: Candidates must have a degree in  M.Sc. (physics) from any recognized institute.
  • Also, some institutes accepts M.Tech/ B.Tech/ M.Sc. / M.E. in applied physics and mathematics.
  • PhD in Neuroscience at NBRC: Candidates must have a computer science degree in B.E. / B.Tech. / BCA.
  • PhD in Theoretical Computer Science at IMSc: Candidates must have passed M.Tech/ M.E. / MCA/ M/Sc. in science with good mathematical skill and interest in biological problems.
  • PhD in Computational Biology at IMSc: Candidates must have an M.Sc. / M.Tech/ M.E. / MCA degree with mathematical skill and a strong interest in biological problems.
  • Integrated PhD. Programme in Theoretical Computer Science at IMSc: Candidates must have a B.Tech/ B.E. / B.Sc. / MCA degree in computer science or related disciplines.
  • Integrated M.Tech PhD at IIA: Candidates must have an M.Sc. (physics/ applied physics) / post-B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in optics and optoelectronics/ radio physic and electronics.

JEST 2021 Exam Pattern

The details regarding the JEST 2021 Exam pattern are:

  • Exam Mode: The exam will take place in offline mode.
  • Type of Questions: The exam will contain MCQ Questions.
  • Sections: The paper will have three sections i.e A, B and C.
  • Time Duration: The paper will be of 03 hours duration.
  • Marking Scheme: Part A and Part B will have questions of 03 marks and Part C will have questions of 01 marks each.
  • Negative marking:
    • Part A: 01 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
    • Part B: There is no negative marking.
    • Part C: 0.33 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

The details regarding the distribution of questions are:

PartsNumber of Questions
Part A15
Part B10
Part C25

JEST 2021 Result

The details regarding the JEST 2021 result are:

  • JEST result will release in April 2021.
  • Candidates can check the result by entering the login details such as login id and password.
  • The result will release in online mode.
  • The result card contains name, marks, obtained marks, roll number etc. 

JEST 2021 Counselling

The details regarding the JEST Counselling process are:

  • The counselling process is organised by different participatted institutes.
  • No centralized counselling process will take place.
  • Candidates have to seperately report to the counselling institutes in which they want to get admission.
  • Candidates are advised to bring the original documents for the counselling process.
  • The documents are used to verify the eligibility of the candidate.

Documents Required for the Counselling

The documents required for the JEST Admission counselling procedure are:

  • Class 10 and class 12 mark sheet and certificates
  • JEST 2021 admit card
  • JEST 2021 scorecard
  • Migration certificate
  • Category certificate
  • Passport size photographs
  • etc.

In case of any doubts or queries, you may ask us in the comments section.

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