JEST 2009 Exam Notice -Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST)

What is JEST ?

A number of reputed institutes in the country have come together to conduct a Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) for enrolment of students in Ph.D. / Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. programs in physics (including various inter-disciplinary research areas in physics) and Theoretical Computer Science.

JEST is conducted for selecting candidates to be interviewed for admission to Ph. D. Programmes in Physics/ Theoretical Computer Science in these institutions in the country.

Applications are invited from motivated students, with consistently good academic record, for appearing in JEST leading to enrolment in a Ph. D. Programme in Physics (including various inter-disciplinary research areas in Physics)/ Theoretical Computer Science, at any of the 21 premier participating institutions.

JEST score forms an important component in the selection of candidates for the Ph.D. programmes in these institutions.

JEST 2009 Participating Institutes

ARIES, Nainital
IIA, Bangalore
IISc, Bangalore
JNCASR, Bangalore
NCRA, Pune
PRL, Ahmedabad
RRI, Bangalore
SNBNCBS, Kolkata
BARC, Mumbai
HRI, Allahabad
IGCAR, Kalpakkam
IMSc, Chennai
IOP, Bhubaneswar
IPR, Gandhinagar
RRCAT, Indore
SINP, Kolkata
VECC, Kolkata

Minimum Qualifications & Selection Procedures

Ph.D. Programme (PHYSICS)

M.Sc. in Physics or M.Sc. / M.E. / M.Tech. in related disciplines. Candidates with M.Sc. in Mathematics and B.Tech (in Engg Physics/Applied Physics/Post B.Sc. Hons only) will also be considered at IIA. Graduates with a B.E. or B.Tech. will also be considered at IISc, IMSc, IUCAA, JNCASR, NCRA, RRI, IISER Mohali, IISER Pune and SNBNCBS. At IPR candidates should have a Masters degree in Physics, Engineering Physics, Applied Physics, etc. with at least 55% aggregate. Talented final year B. Sc. Graduates will also be considered for pre-selection at IUCAA.

Ph.D. Programme (Theoretical Computer Science)

M.Sc./ M.E. / M.Tech. / M.C.A. in Computer Science and related disciplines, and should be interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science. Talented B.Sc. / B.E. / B.Tech. graduates will also be considered for integrated M.Sc.- Ph.D. programme.

Integrated M.Sc. - Ph.D. Programme

At HRI, candidates with a Bachelor's degree will also be considered for the integrated M.Sc. - Ph.D. programme in Physics.

At IMSc, graduates with B.Sc. / B.E. / B. Tech. degree will also be considered for admission to M.Sc. (by Research) programme in Physics and Theoretical Computer Science, as part of an integrated Ph.D. programme.

At SNBNCBS, graduates with B.Sc. (Physics) / B.E. / B.Tech. degree will be considered for the integrated Post-B.Sc.-Ph.D. programme in subject areas mentioned above.

At IIA, graduates with B.Sc. (Physics/Mathematics) / B.E. / B.Tech. degree will be considered for the integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. programme in subject areas mentioned above.

Integrated M.Tech - Ph.D. Programme at IIA

At IIA, graduates with M.Sc. (Physics / Applied Physics) / B.E. / B.Tech. degree will be considered for the integrated M.Tech-Ph.D. programme in subject areas mentioned above. Details of the programme can be found on the IIA webpages.

Mere qualifying in JEST does not entitle one to get a Research Fellowship. Using the JEST results, each institute will call a limited number of candidates for its further selection procedure depending on its requirements. All candidates selected after interview will receive Research Fellowship from the respective institutes.

JEST 2009 I M P O R T A N T D A T E S



15 November, 2008

On-line submission of applications starts on this site.

10 December, 2008

Last date for request of printed application forms from "Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre & Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata".

31 December, 2008

Last date for receipt of the filled applications, and for ON-LINE submission of applications.

15 January, 2009

# Hall tickets/ Admit cards will be available to be downloaded for on-line candidates.

15 February, 2009

Joint Entrance Screening Test-JEST 2009, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm.

March, 2009

JEST 2009 results will be out on this site.


Candidates for Physics / Theoretical Computer Science can apply for JEST-2008 ON-LINE by first registering themselves.

Following registration, one can Login and fill in details in the ON-LINE application form.

Although ON-LINE application is preferred, those who have difficulty in accessing internet may submit OFF-LINE (printed) application forms as follows:

For Physics as well as Theoretical Computer Science, Application forms can be obtained by writing to:

The Chairman,
Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre,
Bidhan Nagar,
Kolkata - 700 064

along with postage stamps of Rs. 60/- affixed on a self-addressed slip of approximate size of 20 cm x 15 cm. (This will be used to mail the application form)

The filled application form should be sent back by Speed Post/Courier to the above address. E-MAIL APPLICATIONS AND XEROX COPIES OF PRINTED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Examination fees - NIL.

Last Date for requesting printed application forms: 10 December, 2008.

Last Date for submission of application forms (online & Offline): 31 December, 2008.

JEST 2009 Results

JEST 2009 results are scheduled to be declared in March 2009. The actual dates for Physics as well as Theoretical Computer Science will be announced later in this page.

# Admit cards will have to be downloaded after login (for online applicants) and will be sent by post (for offline applicants) from 15 January, 2009.

for more details download JEST 2009 Brochure

JEST 2009 Exam Notice -Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST)

AFMC Post Graduation and superspeciality courses -2009

Notice regarding Post Graduation and superspeciality courses -2009

Prospectus for post graduate courses and superspeciality courses for Armed Forces Medical College will be available by post on submission of demand draft for Rs. 500/- (Rs five hundred only) in favour of `Commandant AFMC, Pune’ alongwith self addressed envelope of the size 10” x 12” stamped with Rs.60/- postage stamps wef 15 Nov 2008 to 15 Dec 2008 from Headquarters Training Office, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune-411 040. Prospectus may also be collected by hand from the office during working hours. Last date of submission of filled forms is 20 Dec 2008. The PG entrance examination will be held on 18 Jan 2009 from 1030h to 1330 h.

Office hours are as under :-
0830 hrs to 1615 hrs (Mon, Tue, Thur & Fri)
1300 hrs to 1400 hrs lunch hour
0830 hrs to 1330 hrs (Wed & Sat)

For DM/MCh/PhD courses, the students will fill up the same application form. The departmental aptitude test will be held tentatively on second Sunday of May 2009.

Eligibility Conditions For PGCourses

(a) Must be a citizen of India.

(b) Maximum age permissible for ex-SSC will be 40 years and for civilian candidates will be 35 years as on 30 Apr 2009.

(c) Students who have completed/are completing internship by 31 Mar 2009.

For other terms & conditions candidates are advised to refer to the prospectus.

AFMC Post Graduation and superspeciality courses -2009

MBBS At Armed Forces Medical College, Pune


Disclaimer: The information given on this website is for general guidelines only. Refer to the prospectus for the year of admission for exact details.

The college conducts Under Graduate course sanctioned vide Govt. of India Ministry of Defence letter no. 11984/DGAFMS/DG-3(B)/9718/D (Med) dated 04 July 1962

Admission Procedure:

The course commences in the month of August. Advertisements for recruitment appear in the leading news papers of the country in the month of December every year, for MBBS course. Candidates are required to submit their application forms in the prescribed format, along with other necessary documents mentioned therein.

The AFMC is affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Science, Nashik and is recognised by the Medical Council of India.

Admission to MBBS course is based on written examination. The written examination is held on 1st Sunday of May. Successful candidates are called for interview in June for the courses starting in July. Admission is subject to medical fitness.


Prospectus is available on sale at all Major City GPOs/ HPO's/ Pos from the date of advertisement for approximately one month. The present cost of the prospectus is Rs. 250/-. Details in MBBS Admissions

Course Duration:

The duration of MBBS course is four and a half year followed by internship of one year.

Service Liability:

Students have compulsory liability to serve as Commisioned Officers in the Armed Forces Medical Services. The offer of the type of commission will depend on the vacancies available. The candidates' parents/guardians are required to sign a bond agreement at the time of admission.


A candidate seeking admission to the MBBS course is eligible to take the entrance examination if he/she fulfills the following criteria:

  • A candidate should be a citizen of India or be a subject of Nepal or Bhutan or a person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan or any other foreign country with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • Must be unmarried. Marrying during the course is not permitted.
  • Should be medically fit as per prescribed standards by the Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence
  • Must have attained the age of 17yrs on 31st Dec of the year of application, but must not have attained the age of 22 years on that date(Not more than 24 years in case of candidates who have passed or are appearing in final B Sc examinations).

Academic Qualifications:

Candidate must have passed all the subjects opted for in the first attempt of the qualifying examinations as a regular candidate with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken simultaneously and securing not less than 60% of the aggregate marks in these 3 science subjects taken together and not less than 50% marks in English and 50% marks in each of the science subjects. They must have also passed an examination in Mathematics of the 10th standard.

Number of Seats:

A total of 130 students (105 boys & 25 girls) will be admitted.

Syllabus For the Examination:

The general standard of the entrance examination will be that of 11th and 12th class under the 10+2 scheme/pre-medical/intermediate science or an equivalent examination of the State Education Board/Indian University

Method of Selection:

  • Candidates who are found provisionally eligible as per the criteria of eligibility, will be called at one of the examination centres to appear in the competitive examination on 1st Sunday of May. Issue of admit cards. however does not necessarily mean acceptance of eligibility which will be further scrutinized at subsequent stages of selection.
  • The written examination centre will be allotted to candidates depending upon the administrative arrangements for the examination and availability of adequate seating capacity.
  • The Roll Number of the candidates who qualify for interview based on the above written examination will be published in the leading newspapers. The college/DGAFMS take no responsibility for any error or omission in the roll numbers published in the newspapers.

Interview of Candidate:

  • On the basis of their performance in the written examination selected candidates in order of roll numbers will be called for an interview to be held in the month of June at AFMC, PUNE.
  • The exact date of the above interview will be intimidated to the selected candidates. Request for change of date of interview will NOT be entertained. The candidates will be required to produce originals of all certificates/mark sheets at the time of interview. All candidates will produce result or proof of having appeared in the qualifying examination held, at the time of interview (if the result of such examination has not been declared).
  • On the basis of the above test and interview two merit lists, one for boys and one for girls, will be drawn up and admissions will be offered only to candidates in accordance with their merit position. Individual letters of admission will be sent only to selected candidates who would be required to join AFMC. The remaining candidates will be on waiting list. The result will be published by the DGAFMS in the newspapers.

SC/ST Candidates:

  • Ten seats are reserved for SC/ST candidates provided :

    The SC/ST candidates must qualify in the written examination and come within the zone to be called up for interview.

    They must come within the first 500 in the final combined merit list of boys and girls.


  • The candidate must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disability likely to interfere with the efficient performance of duty in the Armed Forces.
  • Medical examination will be done by a Board of Officers at AFMC Pune, prior to admission to the College. Medical Board will categorize as Fit and Unfit, in accordance with the prescribed standards. Candidates declared as UNFIT are entitled to appeal on payment of a fee of Rs. 40/-. The procedure will be intimated to the concerned candidates by the President of the Medical Board.
  • Important physical requirements are enumerated below for guidance:

There should be:

  • No serious deformity and mal-developments, scoliosis, spinal bifida and other skeletal deformities.
  • No impediment of speech.
  • No sign of functional/organic disease of the heart or blood vessels.
  • No evidence of pulmonary tuberculosis or previous history of this disease or any other chronic disease of the lungs.
  • No evidence of any disease of the digestive system, including any abnormality of the liver or spleen.
  • No inguinal hernia or tendency thereto, hydrocoele or definite varicocoele.
  • No fistula, piles, disease of the kidneys, disease of the skin.
  • No active, latent or congenital STD, history of epilepsy and any mental and psychiatric disorder.
  • No squint or any other morbid condition of the eye.
  • No active trachoma or Lymph nodes.
  • The height and weight requirements will depend upon the age, body build and racial characteristics as per standards laid down for Armed Forces:
    • Girl Standard: In case of female candidates, minimum height of 144 cms and minimum weight of 36kgs is essential.
    • Boys Standards: The male candidates height below 157.5cms (152.5 for Gorkhas, Nepalese and Garhwali, and Assamese) and weight below 39 kgs will not be accepted irrespective of age and other factors.
  • There should be minimum 5cms range of chest expansion.
  • There should be no ear discharge and no perforation of the eardrum/nasal septum.

Visual Standards:

Better eye
Worse eye

Distant Vision (Corrected)
Near Vision (Corrected)
Myopia of not more than
-3.5 D

Hypermetropia of not more than +3.5 D
+3.5 D

Minimum color vision standard should be CP-3 (Defective Safe).

Hearing Standard:

The candidate should be able to hear a forced whisper with each ear separately at a distance of 20 feet.


HOSTEL FACILITY: The college is fully residential and residence in the hostel is compulsory for all students with service liability. Separate boys and girls hostels are located in the college campus. The hostel accommodation is free of charge for service liability candidates. If a student is removed from service liability on account of being found medically unfit for commission or on disciplinary/academic grounds he/she will have to make his/her own arrangements for stay.

MESSING FACILITY: All students residing in the hostel are required to join the mess attached to the hostel. Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian food is served in a common combined mess for both boys and girls cadets.

HEALTH & RECREATIONAL FACILITY: Students are required to participate in games, sports and gymnastics. Facilities for sports such as cricket, squash, tennis, hockey, football, volleyball, basketball, handball, table tennis and gymnastics are provided free of cost. Facilities for aquatics also exist on nominal payment.

There is an open air cinema, membership for which is compulsory. Hindi and English films are screened.

Students with service liability are entitled to free outpatient/ inpatient/ dental treatment at all times in any service hospital/dental centre to the extent of medical facilities available locally. Periodical medical examination/ medical board considered necessary will also be carried out free of cost.


The government provides the following concessions to service liability students (male and female).

  • Entitled rations as authorised and subsidised messing.
  • Free hostel accommodation and allied services.
  • AC 3 Tier railway warrant for journey during vacation from college to home and back.
  • First Class/ AC 2 Tier rail Journey on railway warrant after being commissioned.
  • A subsidy of Rs.12,000/- per student for purchase of books and equipment during the entire training period. Amount will be issued proportionately during I, II and III MBBS.
  • Uniform allowance Rs.6,000/- per student during first year and Rs.1,250/- per year as maintenance allowance in subsequent years.
  • Hair Cutting/Hair Cleaning Allowance of Rs.40/- per month per student.
  • Stationery allowance of Rs.1000/- per cadet per year.
  • Washing allowance Rs.120/- per student per month during the term and Rs.20/- per month during break.

MBBS At Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

AFMC Pune MBBS Entrance 2009

NOTICE : Sale of prospectus and application forms for 2009 MBBS course


The information given below is for general information only. Refer to advertisement and prospectus for details.

Prospectus & Application Forms:

- Application form and prospectus for MBBS Course commencing from 01 Aug 2009 can be obtained from selected General post offices / Head Post offices of major cities all over the country from 22 Dec2008 to 28 Jan 2009.

- Written Examination will be conducted on 03 May 2009. Total 130 candidates (including a maximum of 25 girls) will be selected for course.

- Candidates are advised to refer prospectus and advertisement published in Employment News / Rozgar samachar & leading newspapers during month of December 2008 for terms and conditions.

For any further clarifications contanct:

Admission Cell Tel. no 020 - 2682 0028, Fax no. 020 - 2687 4759


Officer-in-Charge Admissions:

(Admission Cell)

Armed Forces Medical College

Sholapur Road, Pune - 411040

  • For general information on Medical Standards for admission, facilities available at AFMC & general admission procedure, go to MBBS

Sale of prospectus and application forms for 2009 MBBS course. AFMC Pune MBBS Entrance 2009

AFMC Celebrates its Diamond Jubilee Year

AFMC Celebrates its Diamond Jubilee. On this occasion, a coffee table book entitled "Armed Forces Medical College - Reflections 1948-2008" has been published.

A 140 page all colour coffee table book entitled “Armed Forces Medical College- Reflections 1948- 2008” has been published on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of the institution on 01 May 2008.

Copies of the book are available on payment from:-
Lt Col Abhijit Rudra
PRO & Official Spokesperson,
C/O Dept of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology,
AFMC,Sholapur Rd,
Pune – 411040
Tele 020 – 26306055 (Ext 27), (M) 9763700554

Payment may be made by Demand Draft in favour of “Commandant, AFMC, Pune”, payable at Pune.

Cost of the book:
For India: Rs 550/- per copy. Please add Rs 375/- per copy for postage and handling. Total Rs 925/- only.
For Overseas: Rs 550/- per copy. Please add Rs 1500/- per copy for postage & handling. Total Rs 2050/- equivalent in US Dollars.

Application For WBJEE West-Bengal Joint Entrance Exam

Cost of Application Form :
The Application Kit (i.e., prescribed printed application form along with Information Brochure and a printed envelope) will be available from different Branches of United Bank of India (as specified below) on payment of Rs.500/- (for E / M type Form) and Rs.600/- for C type Form in cash .
Sale of Application form :
The Application Kit will be available from 28.11.2008 to 31.12.2008 at the following Branches of UNITED BANK OF INDIA : Old Court House St., College St, Sealdah, Hatibagan, Jadavpur, Behala, Mayukh Bhawan – Salt Lake, BESU Shibpur, Asansol, Durgapur City Centre, Burdwan (Main Branch), Katwa (Station Rd.), Serampore, Chinsurah, Arambag, Kalyani, Krishnagar, Barasat, Diamond Harbour, Kolaghat, Haldia, Kharagpur, Suri, Bolpur, Bankura, Purulia, Berhampur, Raiganj, Balurghat, Malda, Siliguri, Darjeeling (25, H.D. Lama Rd.) Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar, Agartala (Tripura) on all working days between banking hours on payment of requisite fee.
The Application Kit may also be obtained by Post from the Board’s Office on application with an additional fee of Rs.100/- (Rupees one hundred) only. The total amount (i.e., cost of application form plus Rs.100/-) has to be paid by Demand Draft drawn in favour of “WEST BENGAL JOINT ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS BOARD” payable at Howrah/Kolkata. The last date for request by post for application-kit is 18.12.2008 and the last date for receipt of completed application form by Speed Post only is 14.01.2009. Request for application form received beyond the stipulated date as mentioned above will not be entertained and the Board shall not be held responsible in any manner whatsoever for such non-receipt arising out of postal delay. The Application Kit may also be obtained from the Board’s Office only with payment of late fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees one hundred only) in addition to the actual cost of the form. The whole amount is to be paid through a Bank Draft to be drawn in favour of “West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board” payable at Kolkata / Howrah from 01.01.2009 to 07.01.2009. The application form once purchased cannot be returned or replaced.
How to Apply :
The duly filled in application form must be sent in the printed envelope received by the candidate within the Application Kit by SPEED POST only so as to reach the office of the Board by 14.01.2009. Submission of Application Form by hand or courier service will not be accepted.
Key Dates:
1. Sale of Application Kit ( from listed UBI Branches) : 28.11.2008 to 31.12.2008
2. Last date for (a) Receipt of request for Application Kit “by post” : 18.12.2008
(b) Receipt of duly filled in applications “by Speed post” only : 14.01.2009

Application For WBJEE West-Bengal Joint Entrance Exam


Eligibility for WBJEE West-Bengal Joint Entrance Exam

Eligibility Criteria :

The applicant must be a citizen of India and should have passed the H.S.(10+2) or its equivalent examination. The general candidates must have to secure at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biology taken together (40% for SC/ST candidates) and at least 30% marks in English (for all categories). In addition, candidates must secure at least pass marks in the subjects individually including vernacular (or any other fifth subject) as mentioned below:
B.E/B.Tech./B.Arch :Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English and vernacular or any other fifth subject.
M.B.B.S/B.D.S. : Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English and vernacular or any other fifth subject.
PHARMACY: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Biology, English and vernacular or any other fifth subject.

For MBBS and BDS courses : In addition to the aforesaid eligibility criteria, the general candidates must have to secure at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biological Sciences taken together (40% for SC/ST) in the Joint Entrance Examination, W.B.

Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in 2009 will be allowed to sit for JEM-2009 provisionally and their admission, if merit listed, will be subjected to satisfying the minimum requirements of eligibility as specified above.

Age Restriction :
Candidates must be 17 (seventeen) years of age or above as on 31.12.2009. There is no upper age limit except for the Marine Engineering course for which the upper age limit is 20 years as on 01.01.2009.
Residential Requirements:
Candidates desirous of seeking admission to Government Engineering / Technology Colleges, Govt. Medical and Dental Colleges as well as to Private Medical and Dental Colleges, must have been residing in the State of West Bengal continuously at least for last 10 (ten) years as on 31.12.2008 or their parents must be permanent resident of West Bengal having their permanent home addresses in the State of West Bengal.
Reservation :
Reservation for SC/ST/PC candidates are as per State Govt. Rules.

Eligibility for WBJEE West-Bengal Joint Entrance Exam



Applications are invited from Indian Citizens for admission to undergraduate courses in Engineering/Technology/ Medical/Dental and Pharmacy in Universities/Colleges in West Bengal and B. Arch Course in Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur and Jadavpur University for the academic session 2009-2010, on the basis of a JOINT ENTRANCE EXAMINATION, to be conducted by the "WEST BENGAL JOINT ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS BOARD". Detailed information will be available in the Information Brochure which will be served along with Application Form and in the websites: and

Scheme of Examination:

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Schedule of Examination (JEM-2009):

Key Dates:
1. Sale of Application Kit ( from listed UBI Branches) : 28.11.2008 to 31.12.2008
2. Last date for (a) Receipt of request for Application Kit “by post” : 18.12.2008
(b) Receipt of duly filled in applications “by Speed post” only : 14.01.2009


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