JEST 2022 – Admit Card (Available), Demo Test (Live), Exam Date (13 Mar)


JEST 2022 – The JEST 2022 admit card has been released on the official website. Candidates can visit and download their admit card. However, for centers in Kolkata and Kharagpur, the admit card will be released by March 4, 2022. The instructions to download the admit card is sent to every candidate on their email id. The login ID and password is also sent to the candidates on their email id. Candidates need their username and date of birth to login and download their admit card. Also, the Physics paper and part A of the paper in Theoretical Computer Science (TCSc) will be conducted as a computer based test. The link for taking demo test is also live. Candidates can click on the link for “Practice with Demo Test” and read the instructions first. The instructions are prerequisites for taking the test. After ensuring that all the requirements are met, candidates can click on “Pariksha Test Player” to proceed further. Then they need to enter their Login ID and Date of Birth to take the demo test. This is important so that candidates can familiarize themselves with the pattern of the test. The exam for JEST 2022 is scheduled to be held on March 13, 2022,

JEST is an annual examination conducted at a pan-India level for entrance to PhD and Integrated PhD courses in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science or Neuroscience or Computational Biology of prestigious institutes like ARIES, HBNI, ICTS, IIA and IISc etc. This science entrance exam is being organized by IISER Kolkata. Check more details about JEST 2022 from this page such as important dates, application process, syllabus etc.

JEST 2022

Latest – The paper in Physics and part A of the paper in Theoretical Computer Science (TCSc) will be conducted as a computer based test. Click here to practice JEST 2022 Demo Test.

Latest – The admit card for JEST 2022 has been released. Click here to download yours.

Latest – JEST 2022 Previous Year Question Papers with Answer Key is available. Check here,

Latest – JEST sample papers are also available for Physics and Theoretical Computer Science. Download them from here – Physics, Theoretical Computer Science,

Latest – JEST 2022 syllabus available. Download it from here,

JEST 2022 Dates

JEST 2022 dates have been announced. The candidates applying for JEST 2022 can check the important dates from the table given as follows:

Events Dates
Release of Application Forms 15th 18th Dec 2021
Last Date to Apply 18 Jan 2022 25 Jan 2022 01 Feb, 2022
Release of Admit Card 1st March 2022
Demo Test 1st March 2022
Exam Date 13th Mar 2022
Declaration of Results To be announced

JEST 2022 Application Form

The candidates can fill JEST 2022 application form at Follow the given steps to apply:

Step 1: First and foremost, you need to register yourself using your email ID. This needs to be done before you can log in.

Step 2: On clicking the “Create A New Account” button, an email with account information will be sent. This can be used for resetting your password and further login.

Step 3: Click on the Log-In button on the home page of the JEST website.

Step 4: You will be required to enter your e-mail ID and password.

Step 5: In the form that shows up, fill all the required details and recheck before submitting to rectify any mistakes

Step 6: When you are satisfied with the details filled, press on the “Submit Application” button.

Step 7: Upload passport size photo and scanned signature.

Step 8: Pay the required application fees in the online mode using SBI Epay.

JEST 2022 Application Fees

Category: Amount (Rs)
General 800
Female 400
SC/ST 400

JEST 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Each of the participating institutes has their own eligibility criteria for the PhD and Integrated PhD courses. This can be checked on their respective official websites. However, the tentative eligibility criteria for the same is given below.

Ph.D. Program

  • M.Sc. in Physics (all participating Institutes).

Some institutes also accept BE / B.Tech. / M.Sc. / ME / M.Tech. in Applied Physics and Mathematics. Information regarding the same is listed below:

Theoretical Computer Science at IMSc

  • M.Sc./ ME / M.Tech. in Computer Science and related disciplines
  • interest in the mathematical aspects of computer science

Ph D in Neuroscience at NBRC

  • M.Sc (Physics/ Mathematics), BE/ B.Tech/ MCA in Computer Science

Ph D in Computational Biology at IMSc

  • M.Sc./ ME / M.Tech. / MCA in any engineering or science discipline
  • good mathematical skills and strong interest in biological problems

Integrated M.Sc. / M.Tech – Ph.D Program (Physics)

Integrated Ph.D Program in Theoretical Computer Science at IMSc

  • B.Sc./BE/B.Tech./MCA in Computer Science or related disciplines
  • interest in the mathematical aspects of computer science.

Integrated M.Tech – Ph.D. Program at IIA

  • M.Sc. (Physics / Applied Physics) / Post-B.Sc. (Hons) in Optics and Optoelectronics / Radio Physics and Electronics.

Integrated Ph.D. Program at IISER Kolkata & Thiruvananthapuram.

  • B. Sc. (Physics) or BE / B. Tech. in any discipline.

M. Sc. Program at HRI.

  • B. Sc. (Physics) or BE/B.Tech. degree in any discipline
  • HRI is starting a new M.Sc. program in Physics from 2017. The Integrated Ph.D. program in Physics at HRI is discontinued from 2017.

Joint SPPU-IUCAA MSc Physics (Astrophysics) program

  • B. Sc. (Physics and Mathematics) or BE / B. Tech. in any branch of engineering, with a minimum of 55% marks.

JEST 2022 Syllabus

JEST 2022 syllabus is now available for the candidates and it is given as follows.

As part of the JEST 2022 exam, the students are tested on their knowledge in Mathematical Methods, Classical Methods, Electromagnetism & Optics, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics and Electronics. The topics to be studied are as follows:

  • Mathematical Methods
  • Classical Methods
  • Electromagnetism & Optics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics
  • Electronics

JEST 2022 Exam Pattern

The JEST 2022 Exam Pattern is given below. It is an objective paper with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) only. The Physics paper and part A of the paper in Theoretical Computer Science (TCSc) will be conducted as a computer based test for JEST 2022. It is a three hour exam to be given in a single sitting. JEST paper is divided into three sections: A, B and C.

Section Number of Questions
A 15
B 10
C 25

JEST 2022 Important Books

The following books are highly recommended to enhance the preparation for the JEST 2022 Exam:

Subject Book
Classical Mechanics Classical Mechanics by H Goldstein
Classical Mechanics by PV Pant
Electronics Integrated Circuits by Botkar
Power Electronics by PC Sen
Quantum Mechanics Quantum Mechanics LI Schiff
Modern Quantum Mechanics JJ Sakurai
Atomic & Molecular Physics Spectroscopy Elements of Spectroscopy by Gupta, Kumar and Sharma
Spectroscopy Vol I, II, III by Walker & Straughen
Statistical Mechanics Statistical Mechanics by Satya Prakash
Statistical Mechanics by Loknathan and Gambhir
Electrodynamics Electromagnetics by BB Laud
Classical Electrodynamics by JD Jackson

JEST 2022 Preparation Tips

Check the preparation tips for JEST 2022 given here.

  1. Considering the vast syllabus of the JEST 2022, simply rote learning might not be the best route to opt for your preparation. It is of utmost importance to understand the concepts which will help in remembering them better.
  2. Since there is a huge variety of questions that can be asked in the exam, it is essential to not just practice each type of question but also to practice them repeatedly. One must remember that practice makes a man perfect and hence consistency is the key.
  3. The students must also solve previous years’ question papers and sample papers to have a good idea of ​​what to expect on the day of the exam. They must also check their mistakes and revise the topics which need improvement.
  4. The strategy to attempt the paper is also very important. The students can start by skimming through the paper to determine the sections which they find the easiest. Answering these questions will boost their confidence.
  5. Lastly, attempt the paper with a positive and calm mindset. This will help you avoid careless mistakes due to stress.

JEST 2022 Test Centers

The JEST 2022 Exam will be conducted in the following cities:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Aligarh
  • Allahabad
  • Amritsar
  • Bangalore
  • bardhaman
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Goa
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Kanpur
  • Kharagpur
  • Kochi
  • Kolkata
  • madurai
  • Mangalore
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Nainital
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Roorkee
  • Sambalpur
  • Silchar
  • Siliguri
  • Srinagar
  • Trivandrum
  • Udaipur
  • Visakhapatnam

JEST 2022 Participating Institutes

The following institutes will be participating in JEST 2022:

  • Bose Institute
  • HBNI
  • HRI
  • ICTS
  • IIA
  • IISc
  • IISER Bhopal
  • IISER Berhampur
  • IISER Kolkata
  • IISER Mohali
  • IISER Pune
  • IISER Thiruvananthapuram
  • IISER Thirupati
  • IIST
  • IMSc
  • IOP
  • IPR
  • NBRC
  • PRL
  • RRI
  • SINP
  • TIFR
  • VECC

JEST 2022 Admit Card

The JEST 2022 Admit Card will be released for the students well before the date of the exam. These need to be downloaded from the official website. It must be noted that the admit cards will be available in the online mode only.

They will not be sent either by post or via email. The students must bring a printed copy of the admit card along with a valid identity proof to the exam center on the date of the exam. Entry to the exam hall without either of the two will not be permitted. The Admit Card contains the name of the candidate, photograph of the candidate, signature of the candidate, exam date and timings, exam venue and address along with instructions for the candidate.

JEST 2022 Answer Key

The JEST 2022 Answer Key will be released on the official website after the exam. This will be available in PDF format which can be downloaded for future reference. It contains the answers to all the three parts (A, B and C) of the paper of all the different series. The students can compare their marked answers with the answer key to calculate their estimated scores for the exam.

JEST 2022 Result

The JEST 2022 Result will be declared on the official website in the form of a score card. It can be checked from For the Physics courses, the participating institutes will have different procedures for the shortlisting process. The candidates hence need to contact the individual institutions for the interview process. JEST score remains valid for one year only.

Official Website:

JEST 2022 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Ques. When is the JEST 2022 Examination?

Ans. The JEST 2022 Exam will be conducted on 13th March 2022.

Ques. When will the application forms for the JEST 2022 Exam be released?

Ans. The application form has been released.

Ques. What is the last date to apply for the JEST 2022 Exam?

Ans. The last date to apply for the JEST 2022 Exam is 25th January 2022.

Ques. What is the validity period of JEST 2022 score?

Ans. The JEST 2022 Score will be valid for a period of one year.

Ques. Is there any age limit to apply for JEST 2022?

Ans. No, there is no age limit to apply for JEST 2022.

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