JEST Syllabus 2016 Pdf (Physics/Mathematics) Download | JEST Exam Pattern

By | July 13, 2015

JEST Syllabus

JEST SyllabusCandidates who want to appear in Joint Entrance Screening Test may download the JEST Syllabus 2016 of Physics and Mathematics from this page in the PDF format. We have bought the details about the JEST exam pattern, JEST Syllabus and essential other information regarding the same.

There is not much time left in the examination so you must start preparing according to the JEST Syllabus 2016 which is provided below. Joint Entrance Screening Test is a qualifying test conducted to shortlist the candidates for Ph.D / Integrated Ph.D Programme in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science or Neuroscience.

JEST Syllabus

Physics Syllabus

JEST Syllabus 2016 for Physics is well specified below. Candidates can check it to start their preparations accordingly.

Mathematical Methods

  • Vector algebra and vector calculus
  • Classical orthogonal polynomials
  • Linear ordinary differential equations
  • Analytic function

Classical Mechanics

  • Newton’s laws
  • Generalized coordinates
  • Principle of least action
  • Symmetry and conservation law
  • Central force problem

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Electromagnetic Theory

  • Methods of Solving Boundary Value Problems
  • Displacement Current
  • Poynting Theorem
  • Scalar and Vector Potentials
  • Radiation from Moving Charges

Quantum Mechanics

  • The Uncertainty Principle
  • Bound States and Tunnelling
  • Particle in A Box
  • Addition of Angular Momenta

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Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

  • Laws of thermodynamics
  • Work and heat;
  • Harmonic oscillators

Solid State Physics

  • Simple crystal structures and X-ray diffraction
  • Metals
  • Semiconductors and insulators
  • Elements of superconductivity


  • Diodes
  • Transistors and field effect devices
  • Device characteristics
  • Operational amplifiers and their applications

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Nuclear and Particle Physics

  • Structure of the nucleus
  • Classification of elementary particles and fundamental interactions,
  • Elementary ideas of quark mode
  • Conservation laws in particle reactions

Atomic and Optical Physics

  • Interference
  • Diffraction and polarization of light
  • Zeeman and Stark effects
  • Hyperfine structure

Experimental Data and Error Analysis

  • Probability theory
  • Gaussian and Poisson distributions
  • Error analysis
  • Propagation of errors
  • Significant figures
  • Least square fitting

JEST Exam Pattern 2016

Parts No. of Question Duration
1st Part 25 questions. Each carries three marks 03:00 hours
2nd Part 2nd level consists of 25 questions. Each Carries One Mark

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