Search Colleges

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Joint Entrance Screening Test JEST 2012

Name of Institute / University

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Courses Offered

Applicants seeking admission for a Ph.D / Integrated Ph.D Programme in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science in one of the Participating Institutes may appear for the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) at one of the Exam Centers.


Ph.D. Programme


M.Sc. in Physics or M.Sc. / M.E. / M.Tech. in related disciplines.

M.Sc. in Mathematics / Applied Physics / Applied Mathematics / Optics and Photonics / Instrumentation / Electronics will also be considered at IIA.

B.E. or B.Tech. will also be considered at IISc, IMSc, IUCAA, JNCASR, NCRA-TIFR RRI, IISER Mohali, IISER Pune, IISER Thiruvananthapuram and SNBNCBS.

Talented final year B.Sc. and first year M.Sc. in Physics / Electronics / Astronomy / Applied Mathematics students may also apply to be pre-selected for research scholarship at IUCAA.

MSc in Physics, Engineering Physics or Applied Physics will also be considered at IPR.

Theoretical Computer Science:

M.Sc./ M.E. / M.Tech. / M.C.A. in Computer Science and related disciplines, and should be interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science. Visit website of IMSc for further details.

Integrated M.Sc. / M.Tech - Ph.D Programme

At HRI, IISER-Pune, SNBNCBS, and NCRA-TIFR candidates with a Bachelor's degree will also be considered for the integrated M.Sc., Ph.D. programme in Physics.

At IMSc, graduates with Bachelor’s degree in science/ mathematics/ /statistics /computer science/information technology/ Engineering will also be considered for admission in Physics and in Theoretical Computer Science, as part of an integrated Ph.D. programme. All candidates successful in the course work of this programme shall be awarded an M.Sc. degree.

At SNBNCBS, graduates with B.Sc. (Physics) / B.E. / B.Tech. degree will be considered for the integrated Post-B.Sc.-Ph.D. programme in subject areas mentioned above.

At IIA, graduates with 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.

Integrated M.Tech - Ph.D. Programme at IIA

Graduates with M.Sc. (Physics / Applied Physics) / Post-B.Sc. (Hons) in Optics and Optoelectronics / Radio Physics and Electronics / B.E. / B. Tech. degree in subjects mentioned above will be considered. Visit IIA website for details.

How To Apply

Applications for the JEST exam can be made online or by ordinary post.

To apply by post, please write to JEST 2012, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 before 5th December, 2011.

To apply online, applicants must create an account using a valid e-mail ID. This account will remain valid from the time of account creation till one month after the date of declaration of results, for that year. Email ids are locked to the created account and to the application, and will be used for all communications with the applicants. Therefore, the email id should be active and must not be changed during this period.

To submit online application, applicants must login to the created account and complete the application form. After submission, an unique submission number will be issued. This number must be quoted by the applicant for any communication with the JEST authorities.

Application Fee

Applicants need to pay Rs.100/- (and 50 for SC/ST) as application fee.

Fee can be deposited directly to the following Account from any Branch of the State Bank of India or Associated Banks of SBI.

A/c No.: 32025865006

Name : Convenor JEST 2012 IISc Bengalooru.

Amount: Rs.100/- (for SC/ST Rs.50/-).

Write your Name and Unique Submission Number on receipt/ counterfoil/ challan and scan and send by email to

with a subject line : Receipt/Counterfoil/Challan.


Write your Name and Unique Submission Number on receipt/ counterfoil/ challan and send by post to

Department of Physics,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore 560012.

Proof of payment should reach the authorities on or before 20.12.2011.

Contact Details

The JEST Co-ordinator, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012
Website: http://www.jest.org.in

Entrance Date


Test Centers

JEST will be held at the locations indicated below. There will be multiple test centers at Kolkata and Delhi.

Ahmedabad, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bardhaman, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwhati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nainital, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Roorkee, Sambalpur, Silchar, Siliguri, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vishakhapatnam


Important Dates

Last date for online application is December 15, 2011.

Last date for request of postal application form is December 5, 2011.

Last date for receipt of completed postal application form is December 15, 2011.

Date for JEST 2012 written test is February 19, 2012.