JEST 2025- Application Form, Eligibility, Important Date

JEST 2025: Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST), recognized as a National Eligibility Test (NET) by The Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB). This exam is basically for the students who are interested in Ph.D / Integrated Ph.D Programme in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science or Neuroscience or Computational Biology.

Every year the exam is conducted by one of the institute among the many other participating institutes. As of 2024, there are a total of 33 participating institutes in JEST. Therefore, here in this article we are going to discuss the important information i.e., Application form, Eligibility, and important dates so on.


JEST 2025 Important Dates
The interested students can continue to follow up for more information regarding JEST exam and all important details as well. Here in this article we are sharing all the required information to fill the form to the eligibility to appear for the exam.
Events Dates (Tentative)
Online Registration Begins 05th January, 2025
Last date of Online Registration 31st January, 2025
Online Examination Dates 03rd March, 2025
Admit Card available from 12th February, 2025
Result 26th March, 2025

Candidates can apply for JEST 2025 through “Online” mode only. The Application Form in any other mode will not be accepted and Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate. More than one application i.e. multiple Application Forms submitted by a candidate will not be accepted.

JEST 2025 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who are interested in writing JEST 2025 can appear for the exam but before that the most important thing is to check Eligibility Criteria, so that it will be easy for all to learn whether they can appear in the selection process or not.

Here criteria are listed in tabular format for the JEST exam 2025:

Age Limit: There is no age restriction for appearing in JEST- 2025

Eligibility Conditions Min. Marks

  • M.Sc. in Physics also, B.E. / B.Tech. / M.Sc. / M.E. / M.Tech in disciplines of Applied Physics and Mathematics
  • M.Sc. in Mathematics / Applied Physics / Applied Mathematics / Optics and Photonics / Instrumentation / Electronics / Electronics / Astronomy
  • Engineering Physics
  • M.Sc. in Chemistry, Biophysics or Biochemistry
  • B.Tech Eng. Phys.
  • M.E./ M.Tech in Applied Physics
  • M.Sc. in Optics/Photonics or ME/M.Tech in Engineering
  • MSc. in Physics, Chemistry and Bio Physics

These are the courses eligible in different institutes.

minimum of 60% marks
Theoretical Computer Science:

  • M.Sc./ M.E. / M.Tech. in Computer Science and related disciplines, and should be interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science.
minimum of 60% marks
Ph D in Neuroscience

  • M.Sc (Physics/ Mathematics), B.E/ B.Tech/ M.C.A in Computer Science.


minimum of 60% marks
Ph D in Computational Biology 

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


minimum of 60% marks
Integrated M.Sc. / M.Tech – Ph.D Programme (Physics)

  • BSc in Physics (Major/Hons), or in Physics and Mathematics (Physics cannot be an allied/subsidiary/minor subject).
  • B.Sc. (Physics / Mathematics/Computer Science/Electronics) / B.E. / B.Tech. in Electrical / Instrumentation / Engineering Physics / Electronics and Communications / Computer Science and Engineering / Optics and Photonics.
  • B.Sc (Physics) or B.E./B. Tech in Engineering Physics


with a minimum of first class marks.

Integrated Ph.D Programme in Theoretical Computer Science 

  • B.Sc./B.E./B.Tech./M.C.A. in Computer Science or related disciplines and should be interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science.


minimum of 55% marks
Integrated Ph.D. Programme

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


minimum of 55% marks

M. Sc. Programme 

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


minimum of 55% marks
MSc Physics (Astrophysics) programme

  • B. Sc. (Physics and Mathematics) or B.E. / B. Tech. in any branch of engineering.


minimum of 55% marks
JEST 2025 Application Form
For those who want a brief on submission of application form, here we are providing you simpler process. The Application form for JEST 2025 can only be filled through online mode. Therefore, here are the instructions for filling Online Application Form:
Follow the steps given below to Apply Online:
  • Go to the website of JEST i.e.,
  • From the home page click on the link to registration available on the website.
  • Make your registration valid by verifying it through the your Email or mobile number.
  • Go to the login link and insert registered details to access the online form.
  • Recheck all filled details and click on the submit button.
  • Pay fees through any of the convenient payment methods.

Upload legible scanned images of:

(i) a recent photograph (file size 10Kb – 200Kb) either in colour or black & white with 80% face (without mask) visible including ears against white background;

(ii) candidate‟s signature (file size: 4kb – 30kb)

(iii) PwD certificate (file size: 50kb to 300kb), if applicable.

These are important information required fill up the form for JEST 2025 with that if you want any other information or further details can visit their official website.

Participating Institute

There are 33 institutes, which participate every year. Each year, the test is conducted by any one of the institutes as a common test for admission to all participating institutes. To check the name of the participating institute individual can visit the official website i.e.,

Official Website:

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