JEST Application Form 2023: Eligibility- JEST Apply Online

JEST Application Form 2023: JEST (Joint Entrance Screening Test) is an entrance exam conducted for the screening of eligible candidates for admission in various courses like M.Sc, Ph.D., and Integrated/ M.Sc/ M.Tech-Ph.D. programs of different participating institutes. The examination is held for courses in Theoretical Sciences (TCS), Computational Biology, Physics, Neuroscience. The interested candidates can go through this article to get important details related to JEST Application Form 2023.

JEST Application Form 2023 Schedule (Tentative)

Online application form 2nd week of November 2021
Last date to submit the application form 4th week of December 2021
Admit card Availability 4th week of January 2023
Exam date 3rd week of February 2023
Answer Key Release 4th week of February 2023
Last date to submit objection regarding answer key 4th week of February 2023
Declaration of result 1st week of March 2023
Interview starts 1st week of April 2023

Eligibility Criteria

The qualification required to apply for JEST 2023 is different for different courses. All the appearing candidates must check the eligibility required for a particular course they are applying for. As far as the age limit is concerned, there is no age limitation for JEST 2023.

Course Institute Eligibility






Ph.D. Physics

All Must have qualified M.Sc in Physics (If not qualified for this degree then check other accepted degree below)
IIA M.Sc in Applied Mathematics/ Applied Physics/ Mathematics/ Optics & Photonics/ Instrumentation/ Electronics
IISc, ICTS-TIFR, JNCASR, TIFR-TCIS, IISER, IMSc, IUCAA, NCRA-TIFR, RRI (Pune, Mohali, Thiruvanthapuram)  

Must have completed B.E./ B.Tech

NISER Should have qualified M.E/ M.Tech in Applied Physics
IUCAA M.SC in Physics, Astronomy, Electronics, Applied Mathematics
TIFR B.Tech Engineering Physics
SNBNCBS Must have qualified M.Sc in Physics, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Biophysics or Biochemistry
IPR Must have completed M.Sc in Physics, Eng. Physics or Applied Physics.
Theoretical Computer Science IMSC Should have completed M.Sc/ M.E/ M.Tech in Computer Science & related streams.

Also, have interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science.

Ph.D. in Computational Biology IMSC Must have M.Sc/ M.E/ M.Tech/ MCA in any eng. Or science stream with excellent mathematical skills & strong interest in biological problems
Ph.D. in Neuroscience NBRC Must have completed M.Sc (Physics/ Mathematics)/ B.E./ B.Tech/ MCA in Computer Science



Integrated M.Sc/ M.Tech- Ph.D program (Physics)

SNBNCBS B.Sc (Physics/ Mathematics)
IMSC qualified B.SC (Physics)


Should have passed B.Sc (Physics/ Mathematics)/ B.E./ B.Tech in Electrica/ Instrumentation/ Eng. Physics/ Electronics & Communication/ Computer Science & Eng./ Optics & Photonics
NISER B.Sc in Physics or B.E/ B.Tech in Eng. Physics with a minimum of 60%.
Bose Institute Must have qualified B.Sc in Physics/ Mathematics/ B.E./ B.Tech will be considered for Integrated M.SC- Ph.D.
Integrated Ph.D. in Theoretical Computer Science  


B.Sc/ B.E./ B.Tech/ MCA in Computer Science or related stream and should be interested in the mathematical aspect of Computer Science.
Integrated M.Tech-Ph.D.  


Must have qualified M.Sc in Physics/ Mathematics/ Post-B.Sc (Hons) in Optics & Optoelectronics/ Radio Physics & Electronics.
Integrated Ph.D IISER IISER


B.Sc in Physics or B.E./ B.Tech in any stream
M.Sc HRI HRI has opened a new M.Sc program in Physics in 2017. The integrated Ph.D. program in Physics has been discontinued from 2017 at HRI.

JEST Application Form 2023

  • To apply for JEST 2023, the candidates have to visit the official website
  • You need to find out “Create New Account” link from where you have to complete the JEST 2023 registration by filling up all details as required.
  • After registration, you will get an email with your login details.
  • Use the login details to fill the JEST 2023 application form.
  • Once you logged in, click on the “Apply Online” link and start filling up the application form.
  • Fill in all the required details in the application form.
  • Make sure you pay the registration fee.
  • In the end, you can submit the application form. On submission, you will get a Unique Submission Number.

Application Fee

The application fee is a must to complete the application procedure. The fee is different for different categories.

Category Application fee
General candidates Rs. 400/-
SC/ST/ General Female candidates Rs. 200/-
SC/ ST Females Exempted from fee

Admit Cards

The admit cards will be available on the official website before the examination date. To download the admit cards, you need to login to the website using your username & password. The admit card will have all important details such as the examination center, date & time, etc. You must carry the admit card to the examination hall, otherwise, you will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.

Check> Ph.D. Admission Notification 2023

Examination Centres

Ahmedabad Aligarh Amritsar
Allahabad Bangalore Bardhaman
Bhopal Bhubaneshwar Kozhikode
Chandigarh Chennai Delhi
Goa Guwahati Hyderabad
Indore Jaipur Kanpur
Kharagpur Kochi Kolkata
Madhurai Mangalore Mumbai
Nagpur Nainital Patna
Pune Raipur Roorkee
Sambalpur Silchar Siliguri
Srinagar Trivandrum Udaipur

If you have any further queries related to JEST 2023, you can visit the official website   

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