List of Mathematical and Physical Science Entrance Exams


The Mathematical and Physical Science courses are offered mainly as higher study programs. The admission to these high grade courses is conducted through certain entrance exams. Prominent institutions such as Indian Institute of Science select desirable candidates on the basis of score of JEST or GATE entrance exams. The entrance exams for PhD or integrated PhD courses are considered tough and so students should prepare well before attending such exams.

List of Mathematical and Physical Science Entrance Exams

  • The Joint Entrance Screening Test –JEST
  • Indian Institute of Science Mathematical or Physical Science Entrance Test
  • GATE-Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
  • CSIR-National Eligibility Test
  • Joint Entrance Examination for Admission to State Polytechnics (JEXPO)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University Combined Entrance Exam
  • Sri Venkateswara University Entrance Exam
  • National Entrance Screening Test
  • Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Exam

List of Institutions/Universities that participate in these Entrance Exams

  • Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc)
  • Indian Institute of Sciences
  • West Bengal Polytechnic
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (SMPS)
  • National Institute for Science Education and Research (NISER)
  • UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences
  • The Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

Exam Pattern of Mathematical and Physical Science Entrance Exam

Those who have passed Bachelor of Technology or Science from any of the reputed institutions are eligible to apply for the integrated PhD courses in IISc. This may include questions on Physics and Theoretical Computer Science. The time duration allotted for the entrance test is 3 hours. The question paper includes a combination of easy and difficult questions. The easy questions carry one mark each where as the difficult ones carry 3 marks for each question.

How to procure application form for Mathematical and Physical Science Entrance Exam?

The application forms for the admission test can be collected through any of the following methods

  • University Counters
  • University websites
  • Post
  • Banks

One can collect the application form from the University counter by paying the required application fee. The application form can also be obtained from branches of certain banks mentioned in the notification. The direct payment of fee is applicable in this method also. There is option to collect the same through postal method. In this case the applicant has to pay the fee amount through bank in the form of DD. Then they can send the request to procure the application form by enclosing the DD with it. Those who submit the application through online method have to pay the fee prior to that of submission of application.



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