The Science &Engineering Research Board (SERB) has been receiving online applications for the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) 2022. However, the last date for registration is today, i.e. January 18, 2022. Interested candidates who want to apply must do so at the earliest via the official website – jest.org.in. JEST 2022 is scheduled to be held on March 13, 2022. This screening test is conducted for admitting eligible students PhD or integrated PhD programmes in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science or Neuroscience or Computational Biology.
To submit the JEST 2022 application form, the candidate has to create an account using a valid email ID. For some guidance, here are the steps that one can follow.
Step 1- Visit the official website at jest.org.in
Step 2- Click on the ‘Create new account’ link on the left-hand side of the page.
Step 3- Enter email ID, captcha and click on ‘Create new account’.
Step 4- Account information will be sent to the respective email.
Step 5- Go to the ‘User Login’ facility on the website and fill the application form.
Step 6- After that, upload scanned copies of passport-size photograph and signature.
Step 7- Pay the application fee to submit the form.
Applying candidates will also get the necessary instructions for submitting JEST 2022 application forms on the official website as well. The application fee is Rs 800 for UR categories and Rs 400 for SC and ST Male applicants and non-SC and ST female applicants. Candidates will also receive emails after the successful submission of the application forms. It is advised to save them for future reference.
Every participating institute of JEST 2022 has its own eligibility criteria. Aspirants must take a look at their websites to know the exact details. However, for the PhD programme in Physics, the candidate must have an M.Sc. in Physics. Similarly, for an integrated M.Sc. or M.Tech PhD programme in Physics, the eligibility criteria are that the applying candidates must have a B.Sc. degree in Physics.
Click Here to read the Eligibility Criteria for JEST 2022
The examination is going to take place on March 13, 2022, from 11 AM to 1 PM. SERB will release the admit cards for JEST 2022 after January 31, 2022. Candidates will be able to download them from the same webpage. It is mandatory that the examinees carry a printed copy of the downloaded admit card along with a photo ID proof. This is important for getting entry into the centres. Please note that no admit card will be sent by post or email.