JEST Syllabus 2019 & Exam Pattern for Physics, Maths, Computer Science

JEST Syllabus 2019 & Exam Pattern



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:






Computer Science


Below is the detailed Syllabus for JEST Exam 2019 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:


Mathematical Methods


Quantum Mechanics




Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics


Classical Mechanics


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 Sub Topics
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
Electronics 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 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 2019


Below we have given the detailed JEST Exam Pattern 2019. Candidates must check the latest exam pattern first and then then should start their preparation.


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 3 Parts: Part A, Part B and Part C.


Part A consists of 15 questions which will carry 3 marks each.


Part B consists of 10 questions which will carry 3 marks each.


Part C consists of 25 questions which will carry 1 mark 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 Part A: 3 marks will be rewarded for every correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.


For Part B: 3 marks will be awarded for every correct answer. There is no negative marking in this Part.


Fort Part C: 1 mark will be awarded for every correct answer and 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong 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.


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