Candidates who will be appearing in the Joint Entrance Screening Test must be looking for the latest JEST Syllabus. Candidates must have proper knowledge of syllabus & latest exam pattern so that they can start their preparations accordingly.
From this blog, candidates can check the latest and complete JEST Syllabus for all the three subjects: Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science.
About JEST Exam
JEST (Joint Entrance Screening Test) is the national level examination to provide admission in Ph.D. and integrated Ph.D. programs in Physics, Theoretical Computer Science, Neuroscience and Computational Biology.
There are many entrance exams through which a candidate can pursue the Ph.D degree. But most of the candidates prefer to give JAM and JEST Exam.
Candidates can check out what is the difference between IIT JAM and JEST Exam.
JEST has been declared as a National Eligibility Test by Science and Engineering Research Board. The test is conducted every year in the month of February.
JEST Examination is conducted for three subjects:
Below is the detailed Syllabus for JEST Exam 2018 for all the three subjects: Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science.
The questions are based on the general syllabus of graduation and post-graduation level courses offered by various Indian universities and institutions. JEST (Joint Entrance Screening Test) question papers are generally not made available.
JEST Physics Syllabus
JEST Physics Syllabus consists of following topics:
Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics
Electromagnetism & Optics
Physics syllabus will cover the standard M.Sc. Physics syllabus. The detailed syllabus for JEST Physics is given in the table:
|Topics for JEST Physics Syllabus
|Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics
|Electromagnetism & Optics
JEST Theoretical Computer Science Syllabus
Enlisted below are the topics covered for JEST Computer Science Exam. The offered courses for Theoretical Computer Science are – Integrated Ph.D. and MCA/M.Sc./M.Tech. In Computer Science and related discipline. Hence, the syllabus for JEST Theoretical Computer Science Exam majorly focuses on the mathematical aspect of computer science.
Elements of Discrete Mathematics
Introduction to Algorithms
An Introduction to Data Structures with Applications
Discrete Mathematical Structures with Applications to Computer Science
Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools
The Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms
Fundamentals of Data Structures
Fundamentals of Computer Algorithms
The test focuses on the following areas: Analytical Reasoning and Deduction, Combinatorics, Data Structures and Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics, Graph Theory, Principles of Programming.
JEST Mathematics Syllabus
JEST Mathematics syllabus covers all books units of B.Sc. Mathematics and most of the portion of exam will be from the books of M.Sc.
JEST exam duration is 3 hours and all the questions asked in the Exam will be objective type only for JEST Mathematics.
JEST Exam Pattern 2017
Syllabus & exam pattern is likely to be changed for JEST Physics in 2018. Sample question paper with updated exam pattern will be made available on the official website soon. The JEST exam pattern 2017 as per the latest notice is given below:
The exam will be conducted through offline mode in OMR answer sheet.
There is a total of 50 questions of 100 marks. The exam duration is 3 hours.
The exam will consist of 2 sections; the first section has 25 questions each of 1 mark and the second section has 25 questions of 3 marks each.
The question paper of Theoretical Computer Science will have questions of both types – some requiring short answers and some involving detailed problem-solving.
Physics and Mathematics question paper will be based on objective type questions.
For 1st section: For every correct answer one mark will be rewarded.
For 2nd section: 3 marks will be awarded for each right answer.
Note: For detailed information about syllabus, pattern, marking scheme, admit card & mode of examination, keep visiting official website of JEST.
Now you have the syllabus for all the three subjects of JEST exam which will help you in your preparation.
Hope, this blog provided you the complete JEST Syllabus for all the three subjects. If you still have queries/doubts, you can ask in the comment section given below.