About: National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is conducted every year for senior secondary science candidate. NEST is basically a National Level Entrance Test for candidates looking for admission in Science and Research Education.
Participating Universities: Candidate who clear NEST 2019 Cut-off, can get admission into the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and Central for Excellence in Basic Science (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai.
About Universities: NISER and UM-DAE CEBS universities are established by Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India in 2007. The main intention of these universities is to train the candidate to scientific programmes of Atomic Energy and provide scientific research.
University Affiliation: National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and Central for Excellence in Basic Science (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai universities are affiliated by UGC and Government of India.
Course Offered: NISER and UM-DAE CEBS offers 5 years integrated M.Sc. programme in Biological, Chemical, Mathematical and Physical sciences. The degrees at CEBS are awarded by the 150-year old University of Mumbai and degree at NISER will be awarded by the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI).
Name of Exam
National Entrance Screening Test
NEST 2019 Date
1st June 2019 (Tentative)
5 (General Ability, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, and Biology)
Online i.e. Computer-Based Test (CBT)
Master of Science (M.Sc)
NISER Bhubaneshwar and UM-DAE CBS Mumbai
Registration: Candidates can visit the official website of NEST 2019 to apply for the entrance test. Application Form for NEST 2019 will be available from 7th January 2019 onwards and the last date to submit the Application Form is on 11th March 2019 (Tentatively).
Admit Card: After successful submission of the Application Form, candidates can download the NEST 2019 Admit Card from 24th April 2019 onwards (Tentatively).
Exam Date: NEST 2019 will commence from 1st June 2019 through online mode i.e. Computer-based Test (Tentatively).
Result Date: The result will be announced by the conducting authority on 17th June 2019 (Tentatively).
Counselling: Candidates who have cleared the NEST 2019 will be called for the counselling process which will be held on 27th June 2019.
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Educational Qualification: Candidates should have passed 10+2 or its equivalent examination in the science domain i.e. Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/ Biology as their mandatory subject.
Age Limit: Candidates should be born on or after 1st August 1999. For the candidates belongs to SC/ ST/ PWD category, they have the relaxation of 5 years.
Nationality: Only students who satisfy the rules of Indian citizenship are eligible to apply for the exam. NRI students or PIO or OCI candidates are not eligible to apply for the NEST. Candidates from J & K, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana state have a quota of 15%.
General Subjects: To appear in NEST, the candidate should have good knowledge of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, Computer Science, and Environment.
Core Subjects: Syllabus and Question Paper will include Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology of the 11th and 12th standard. Candidates need to focus on the NCERT and CBSE syllabus of the 11th and 12th standard.
Difficulty: The questions will be of moderate to easy difficulty level, some might appear tricky but the questions are basic in nature.
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Application Date: Application Form for NEST 2019 will be available from 7th January 2019 onwards and the last date to submit the Application Form is on 11th March 2019 (Tentatively).
Application Form Details: To fill the NEST Application Form, the candidates need to provide the correct educational as well as personal details along with the valid email address.
Documents Upload: While the time of filling the Application Form, candidates are required to upload the scanned documents such as photograph and signature.
Registration Fee: Candidates have to pay a registration fee of INR 1000 (General/ OBC Male Candidates), INR 500 (General/ OBC Female Candidates), and INR 500 (SC/ ST/ PwD candidates )online (Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking).
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Mode: NEST 2019 will be conducted via online mode i.e. Computer Based Test (CBT) on 1st June 2019.
Question Type: The question paper will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).
Topics: NEST 2019 question paper will comprise of the following topics General Ability, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology.
Duration: The time given to complete the examination will be 3 hours i.e. 180 minutes.
Marking Scheme: NEST 2019 Exam Pattern will include 5 sections. From section 2 to 5 are of 50 marks each whereas section 1 is of 30 marks.
Medium: The question paper will be in English.
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Exam Centres: NEST 2019 Exam Centre will be conducted across 106 places in India. While the time of filling the Application Form candidates need to select the Exam Centres according to there preference.
Exam Centres Selection: Candidates can select at most 5 different Exam Centres. Candidates will be allotted to anyone Exam Centre among the selected centres.
Documents: Candidates should carry the Admit Card, Government Id proof, and necessary exam things to the Exam Centre.
Reporting Time: Students must report to the Exam Center prior to the reporting time given on the Admit Card.
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Admit Card: NEST 2019 Admit Card will be available on the official website of NEST 2019. Candidates who have submitted the Application Form fee successfully can download the Admit Card.
Admit Card Date: Admit Card will be issued by the conducting authority on 24th April 2019
Admit Card Details: Details related to the exam centre along with the address will be mentioned in the admit card of NEST 2019.
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Result Date: Candidates can check there result of NEST 2019 from 1st June 2019 onwards. To check the result candidates need to visit the official website.
Cut-off: Cut off are the minimum marks required by the candidates to qualify the examination. Cut off will be declared separately for each of the section.
Merit List: Merit list for NEST 2019 Result will be prepared on the basis of the general section and three best scores from the core subjects. Candidates are advised to attend all the 5 sections for the better result.
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Counselling Details: NEST 2019 Counselling will be done for the candidates who had cleared the cutoff of NEST 2019. Counselling for NEST will be totally based on the merit list.
Rounds: After the counselling, the shortlisted candidates will be called for the Group Discussion and Personal Interview
Required Documents: Candidates need to carry all there original documents such as Educational Certificates, Passport Size Photograph, Government ID Proof, Caste Certificate (if any), PWD Certificate (if any) etc.
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UM-DAE CEBS, Anna Bhau Sathe Bhavan,
University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari Campus,
Kalina, Mumbai-400098, Maharashtra, India
Last Date to Submit: The last date to submit the Application for NEST 2019 is 11th March 2019.
The Release of Admit Card: The Admit Card will be available on the official website for NEST 2019 at 24th April 2019.
Examination Date: The NEST 2019 exam will be held on 1st June 2019.
NEST 2019 Age Limit:
Candidates must have been born on or after the 1st of August 1998 can apply provided they meet the required educational qualifications.
NEST 2019 Education Qualification:
Applicant must have cleared the 12th or equivalent exam with any combination of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology subjects.
Applicants who have cleared their 12th standard or equivalent exams in the year 2016 or 2017 are eligible to apply.
However, applicants who cleared their 12th standard or equivalent exams before 2016 cannot apply.
Applicants who are about to appear for their qualifying exams for 12th standard or equivalent can also apply.
In order to get enrolled in the M.Sc program, the applicants must have secured minimum 60% for General category and minimum 55% for SC, ST, and PD category in the 12th standard or equivalent exam.
Official Website of NEST: Candidates willing to apply can log into the official website for the NEST and start the Application Process.
Application Form to NEST: The application form for the NEST 2019 examination can be found on the official website on the 7th January 2019. Candidates will have to fill in the required details, after which they will be guided to a payment gateway to pay the fee for the Application Form. Candidates are also advised to carry documents supporting their Education Qualification and JPG files for the candidate's photographs and signature.
Payment of Application Fees to NEST 2019: Candidates can make the fee payment either using Credit/Debit Card, Net Banking or a Demand Draft. Candidates paying via DD should note that the Demand Draft should be made in favor of NISER-NEST, payable at Bhubaneswar. Provide all the mandatory information regarding the DD.
The Application Form for NEST 2019 examination can be found on the official website. Candidates willing to apply can visit the website and start the Application Process.
However, the following shows the fee details for the various NMAT 2019 actions:
Mode of Registration: The application process for NEST 2019 will have to be done online only and there is the offline mode to apply for the same.Candidates will be asked to fill in the appropriate details.
Registration Fee: The registration fee for the NEST 2019 application varies depending on the category the applicant belonging to.
Male applicants: General and OBC-INR 700/-.
Female applicants: General and OBC- INR 350.
SC/ST and PD Categories INR 350/-.
Mode of Payment:
The payment can be done Online using Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking whichever the candidate shall choose.
The payment for the application can also be done offline by a Demand Draft (DD).
Availing the Admit Card:
The applicants will be issued the admit card which will become available on 24th April 2019 and can be downloaded from official NEST website.
Candidates will have to fill in the required details during the process of downloading the Admit Card after which they will be forwarded to a different page to download the Admit Card for NEST 2019.
Details on NEST Admit Card:
Admit Card to NEST 2019:
Admit card is equivalent to a hall ticket and the admit card also serves the purpose of verification.
The NEST Admit Card is an important document for all NEST applicants.
The NEST admit-card is to be carried to the exam center.
It is necessary for all candidates to get the Admit Card signed by the invigilator at the exam center.
Candidates are required to verify all details on the NEST admit card and report any inconsistencies.
Mode of NEST Exam:
Duration of Exam:
Marking Scheme for NEST Exam:
Exam Paper Sections:
The syllabus for the NEST exam will be based on the pattern of CBSE/NCERT science syllabus of class 11th and 12th constituting Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics as subjects. A fixed syllabus is not provided for the General Aptitude section, however, the General Aptitude section contains questions related to the major historical milestones in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, environment, and computer science.
Topic's in Syllabus: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and General Aptitude
Tips for Preparation: Candidates are advised to be thorough with the topics related to the mentioned topics of NEST 2019 examination. Candidates are advised to take a look at their 11th and 12th syllabus for better understanding.
Availability of NEST 2019 Results:
How to Obtain NEST Score Card:
Further admission process of the students will follow on the basis of ranks secured by the candidate in the rank list.
The merit list can be viewed on the official website of the NEST.
The admissions will be conducted until all the seats get occupied, strictly on the basis of merit list. Students can also access their results on various social media platforms.
The counselling date for the NEST 2019 examination will be released on. Candidates are advised to stay updated on the website for NEST 2019.
Documents Required for Counselling Process of NEST 2019:
Here is a list of documents that should be carried by the Candidates appearing in the counselling process.
Original marks card of class X board examination along with 1 photocopy.
Original marks card of class XII board examination along with 1 photocopy.
Original caste certificate (if applicable).
Original OBC certificate (if applicable).
Original disability certificate (for physically disabled candidates) + 1 photocopy.
Proof of Indian citizenship, if born outside India + 1 photocopy.
Passport size photographs.
Demand draft in favour of NISER, payable at Bhubaneswar, or in favour of CBS, payable at Mumbai, depending on where the candidates are appearing for counselling.
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What is the mode of Exam NEST 2018- Online or Offline?
How many colleges are affiliated to NEST? Which are those colleges?
2 colleges are affiliated to NEST 2018. These are:-
Can I apply for NEST 2018 after completing my B.Sc?
Can I get admission in Hyderabad University through NEST score?
Hi, I am Soma Do I need to send the hard copies of the application summary to NEST office?
NO. The entire application process is paperless.
Hi, I am Sahil Can I pay the application fee using DD or cash?
No. The only option for payment is online. it could be either net banking, credit card or debit card.
I have passed my 12th in 2016 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subject with no Maths. So can I apply for NEST 2017? Is Math required in 12th NEST?
Yes, you are eligible for NEST 2017, provided, you clear the other Eligibility Criteria as well.
If you are a candidate from the Reservation Criteria for NEST like SC, ST, and PD (Physically Disabled) applicants are given a relaxation of five years in the above age limit as well.
How to edit my NEST application form?
The NEST office immediately receives all your data as per the application form.
You are not allowed to edit any further information on the application form.
Who is in charge of conducting NEST?
The National Entrance Screening Test or commonly known as NEST is conducted to gain admissions in the following institutes:
National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar
University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai
These institutes also serve their purpose as the conducting bodies to the exam.
Is there any scholarship available for the candidates?
The candidates applying for NEST will be admitted to 5-year Integrated MSc programme at NISER and CBS are eligible for INSPIRE by Govt. of India. They will be eligible for a scholarship of Rs 5,000/- per month. If the candidates participating in summer projects, a sum of Rs 20,000/- will be given every year.