Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) Applicants seeking admission for a Ph.D / Integrated Ph.D Programme in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science or Neuroscience or Computational Biology in one of the Participating Institutes may appear for the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) at one of the Exam Centers. The Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) (statutory body established through an Act of Parliament) recognizes JEST as a National Eligibility Test (NET).
Participating Institutes have their own eligibility criteria. Applicants who are expected to complete their final examinations by August of each year are also eligible to appear for the JEST exam of that year. Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) admits candidates to M.Sc. (Two Years), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, M.Sc.-M.Tech., and other Post-Bachelor’s Degree Programmes at the IITs and Integrated Ph.D. Degree Programmes at IISc. National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) The National Entrance Screening Test or NEST is a compulsory test for admission to the 5-year Integrated MSc programme in basic sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics – at National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai. Both NISER and CBS are autonomous institutions established by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India, in 2007. BITSAT BITSAT is a Computer Based Online Test for Admission to Integrated First Degree programmes of BITS, Pilani. CUSAT CAT
Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) conducts Common Admission Test (CAT), Lateral Entry Test (LET) and Departmental Admission Test (DAT) for admission to its various programmes. CEPTAM
Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) offers exciting and challenging career opportunities in very broad spectrum of subjects/ disciplines at its more than 60 laboratories/ length and breadth of the country. Recruitment to DRDO is conducted through Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM). IFEHE National Creativity Aptitude Test
The NCAT is designed to sensitize the students to the domain of creative thinking and motivate them to read, learn and practice the same. NCAT may throw up a set of students who don’t seem to be the front-runners in the curricular subjects as creative geniuses and motivate them to sharpen their talent. This Olympiad is designed to assess a child’s creative abilities and his/her achievement motivation. IUCAA-NCRA Admission Test (INAT)
The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune (an autonomous institution of the University Grants Commission), and the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (NCRA-TIFR), Pune, are two leading centres of research in a wide range of areas in Physics, and Astronomy and Astrophysics. IUCAA and NCRA-TIFR are located on neighbouring campuses in the Pune University Campus. The IUCAA-NCRA Admission Test (INAT) is being conducted to select candidates for a research scholarship towards a Ph.D. at either IUCAA or NCRA-TIFR. JGEEBILS
Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS) test is a shared entrance test for graduate programmes in Biology and interdisciplinary life sciences. The test originated from the TIFR annual entrance test for Biology, which was used by DBS/TIFR as well as NCBS/TIFR. The motivation for this shared test is to reduce the difficulties that students faced with multiple entrance tests, and to reduce the duplication of effort by many institutions in conducting such examinations. JGEEBILS is intended to serve as a common point for students from any science discipline or engineering to start the process to apply for biology graduate programmes around India. Participating institutions contribute questions and logistical support for conducting the examination. Each participating institution has its own admission process and eligibility criteria. The JGEEBILS test is only one step in this. In general, applicants must apply separately to each participating institution that they are interested in. Please visit the institutional websites for details of these different entrance processes.