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March 23, 2021 • 22:13 pm

JEST 2021 Syllabus & Exam Pattern for Physics, Maths, Computer Science

JEST Syllabus 2021

JEST (Joint Entrance Screening Test) is the national level examination conducted to provide admission in Ph.D. and Integrated Ph.D. programs. Every year, many candidates appear in this exam to study in top renowned colleges for Physics, Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science.

So, if you are one of those who want to appear in it must check the latest JEST syllabus 2021. It will help you to start your exam preparation in a better way.

Here in this blog, you can check the latest JEST Exam syllabus 2021 along with the exam pattern for all subjects.

JEST Syllabus 2021

JEST Physics Syllabus

JEST Theoretical Computer Science Syllabus

JEST Mathematics Syllabus

JEST Exam Pattern 2021

Marking Scheme for JEST Exam



JEST Syllabus 2021


As per the latest notification released by the officials, the JEST Exam is conducted for the following subjects: -



Theoretical Computer Science


Below, you can check the complete JEST 2021 Syllabus to prepare for your upcoming exam.



JEST Syllabus 2021 for Physics


JEST Physics Syllabus consists of the following topics:

Mathematical Methods

Quantum Mechanics


Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics

Classical Mechanics

Electromagnetism & Optics


So, you can check the complete JEST Exam Syllabus for Physics in the below mention table: -


Topics for JEST 2021 Syllabus Physics


Mathematical Methods

Vector algebra and vector calculus


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

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


 Basics of Semiconductor

 p-n Junctions



 LCR Circuits



 Active Filters and Oscillators

 Basics of OPAMPS and their Applications

 Basics of Digital Electronics

Thermodynamics & 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

Classical Mechanics

 Newton’s Laws

 Conservation of Energy and Momentum


 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 & Optics

 Electrostatics and Magnetostatics

 Boundary Value Problems

 Multipole Expansion

 Fields in Conducting


 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






JEST Syllabus 2021 for Theoretical Computer Science


In the Theoretical Computer Science subject, you must be focusing on these areas such as Analytical Reasoning and Deduction, Combinatorics, Data Structures and Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics, Graph Theory, Principles of Programming.

Below are some important topics of the JEST Theoretical Computer Science Syllabus which can be asked in the exam.

Introduction to Algorithms

Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools

Elements of Discrete Mathematics

Discrete Mathematical Structures with Applications to Computer Science

An Introduction to Data Structures with Applications

Fundamentals of Computer Algorithms

Fundamentals of Data Structures

The Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms



JEST Syllabus 2021 for Mathematics


JEST Mathematics syllabus covers all units of BSc & MSc Mathematics. You can prepare for this exam by following the MSc Mathematics books.


Note: The above-mentioned syllabus for the JEST Exam was updated on the basis of previous year information. So, whenever the latest updates released by the officials, we will mention them here.


After knowing the complete syllabus, you need to check the JEST paper pattern along with their marking scheme. It will help you understand the format of the exam in a better way.



JEST Exam Pattern 2021


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.



Marking Scheme for JEST Exam


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.



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



You can also check our blog to know the difference between IIT JAM and JEST Exam


Now, you can start your preparation with the above-mentioned syllabus & paper pattern for the JEST Exam.

I hope, this blog provided you the complete information about the JEST Exam Syllabus and the exam pattern along with their marking schemes.

If you still have queries/doubts, please feel free to ask through the comments box below.


Thank You!!



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