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The questions for the Joint Entrance Screening Test are based on the UG & PG Course syllabus offered by various Indian universities and institutions.
Below, we have provided detailed information of JEST Exam Pattern 2021. You must check the latest paper pattern for JEST and then start your preparation accordingly.
The exam will be conducted through offline mode.
There is a total of 50 questions of 100 marks.
The exam duration is 3 hours.
The exam will consist of three parts: –
Part A consists of 15 questions carrying 3 marks each.
Part B consists of 10 questions carrying 3 marks each.
Part C consists of 25 questions that carry 1 mark each.
The JEST 2021 Marking Scheme is different for all three parts of the exam. To know about the negative marking of the JEST Exam, you should check them below:-
Part A: 3 marks will be rewarded for each correct answer and -1 mark will be deducted for the wrong answer.
Part B: 3 marks will be awarded for each correct answer. There is no negative marking in this part.
Part C: 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer and -1/3 mark will be deducted for the wrong answer.
Parts | JEST Negative Marking | Making Process |
Part A | Each Incorrect Answer of 3 marks questions | -1 mark deducted |
Part B | Each Incorrect Answer of 3 marks questions | No Negative Marketing |
Part C | Each Incorrect Answer of 1 mark question | -1/3 mark deducted |
All Parts | No Answer | 0 marks deducted |
All Parts | Wrong Question | Marks will be given to all aspirants |
JEST Eligibility Criteria are the guidelines set by the exam convener authority for the candidates who want to apply for the exam. To appear for the JEST 2021 Exam, you need to satisfy all the required education qualification released by the officials. It will help you to know whether you are eligible to appear in the exam or not.
Below, we are providing the complete Eligibility Criteria for JEST Exam 2021.
S.No. | Programme | JEST Eligibility Criteria 2021 |
1 | Ph.D. Programme – Physics | M.Sc. in Physics (all participating Institutes). |
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 be considered at IISc, IMSC, ICTS-TIFR, IUCAA, JNCASR, NCRA-TIFR, TIFR-TCIS, RRI, IISER Mohali, IISER Pune, IISER Thiruvananthapuram. | ||
M.Sc. in Physics / Electronics / Astronomy / Applied Mathematics will be considered at IUCAA. | ||
MSc in Physics, Engineering Physics or Applied Physics will also be considered at IPR. | ||
M.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Biophysics or Biochemistry will be considered at SNBNCBS. | ||
B.Tech. Eng. Phys. will be considered at TIFR. | ||
M.E./ MTech. in Applied Physics will be considered at NISER. | ||
2 | Ph.D. Programme –For Theoretical Computer Science /Neuroscience/Computational Biology | Theoretical Computer Science at IMSC –M.E./ M.Sc. / MTech. in Computer Science and related disciplines and should be interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science. |
Neuroscience at NBRC – M.Sc. (Physics/ Mathematics), B.E/ B.Tech. / M.C.A in Computer Science | ||
Computational Biology at IMSc – M.Sc./ M.E. / MTech. / MCA in any engineering or science discipline, with good mathematical skills and strong interest in biological problems. | ||
3 | Integrated M.Sc. / MTech – PhD Programme. | B.Sc. (Physics) will be considered at IMSc. |
B.Sc. (Mathematics / Physics) will be considered at SNBNCBS. | ||
B.E. or BSc (Physics)/B. Tech in Eng. Phys., with a minimum of first-class marks, will be considered at NISER. | ||
B.Sc. (Mathematics/Physics) / B.Tech. in Electrical / B.E. / Engineering Physics /Instrumentation/ Computer Science and Engineering /Electronics and Communications / Optics and Photonics will be considered in IIA. | ||
B.Sc. (Mathematics /Physics) / B.Tech. / B.E. will be considered for Integrated M.Sc. – PhD at Bose Institute. | ||
B.Sc. (Physics) will be considered at IISER-Pune, TIFR-TCIS and NCRA-TIFR, ICTS-TIFR. | ||
4 | Integrated PhD Programme in Theoretical Computer Science at IMSc | B.E. /B.Sc. /B.Tech. /M.C.A. in Computer Science or related disciplines and should be interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science. |
5 | Integrated MTech – Ph.D. Programme at IIA | M.Sc. (Physics / Applied Physics) / Post-B.Sc. (Hons) in Optoelectronics and Optics / Electronics & Radio Physics. |
6 | Integrated Ph.D. Programme at IISER. Thiruvananthapuram. | B.E. or B. Sc. (Physics) / B. Tech. in any discipline. |
7 | M.Sc. Programme at HRI. | B.E. or B. Sc. (Physics)/B.Tech. degree in any discipline. |
Harishchandra Research Institute (HRI) is starting a new M.Sc. programme in Physics from 2017. The Integrated Ph.D. programme in Physics at HRI is discontinued from 2017. |
Joint Entrance Screening Test Syllabus
Mathematical Methods
Vector algebra and vector calculus, tensors, curvilinear coordinate systems, linear algebra; Linear differential equations, elements of Sturm–Liouville theory; Special functions; Complex analysis; Fourier series and Fourier transforms, Laplace transforms; Elementary properties of discrete groups; Elements of probability theory, error analysis.
Classical Mechanics
Newton’s laws, conservation of energy and momentum, collisions; generalized coordinates, principle of least action, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of mechanics; Symmetry and conservation laws; central force problem, Kepler problem; Small oscillations and normal modes; special relativity in classical mechanics.
Electromagnetism and Optics
Electrostatics and magnetostatics, boundary value problems, multipole expansion; Fields in conducting, dielectric, diamagnetic and paramagnetic media; Faraday’s law and time varying fields; displacement current; Maxwell’s equations; energy and momentum of electromagnetic fields; Propagation of plane electromagnetic waves, reflection, refraction; Electromagnetic waves in dispersive and conducting media; diffraction, interference, polarization.
Quantum Mechanics
Uncertainty principle; Schrodinger equation; central potentials, hydrogen atom; Orbital and spin angular momenta, addition of angular momenta; Matrix formulation of quantum theory, unitary transformations, Hermitian operators; Variational principle, time independent perturbation theory, time dependent perturbation theory.
Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
Laws of thermodynamics, work and heat, thermodynamic potentials; Elements of kinetic theory; Maxwell’s relations; Statistical ensembles; partition function; classical ideal gas, harmonic oscillators; Classical and quantum statistics; Fermi and Bose gases; black body radiation; statistics of paramagnetism
Electronics
Basics of semiconductor; p-n junctions, diodes, transistors; LCR circuits, rectifiers, amplifiers, active filters and oscillators; basics of OPAMPs and their applications; basics of digital electronics.
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