JEST as an acronym refers to the Joint Entrance Screening Test, used for shortlisting applicants for PhD programs at various research institutions.
It may also refer to the Jungle Evasion Survival School of the United States Marine Corps.
Origin of the term
Joint Entrance Screening Tests or “JEST” for short started taking place in India toward the end of the 2000’s.
The acronym has been used for referring to the tests since 2012.
Spread of the term
The popularity of “JEST” rose with the prominence of India in sciences and technology.
Today, thousands if not millions of students apply for the tests in hopes of gaining a certificate.