NEST 2019 Application Process

Exam Date : 1st June 2019
Result Date : 17th June 2019

NEST Application Process 2019

  • Candidates are advised to visit the NEST 2019 official website and read the NEST 2019 brochure carefully before applying for the NEST 2019 application process.

  • The candidate needs to fill the required details and submit the NEST 2019 form, it will be reviewed in first come and first serve basis.

  • The candidate needs to register for NEST 2019 login with username and password.

How to Submit NEST 2019 Application Form:

  • Candidates who satisfy the NEST 2019 eligibility criteria must register themselves at the official website.

  • Candidates need a valid email id to register.

  • Candidates must click the ‘Apply Online’ link on the NEST 2019 website to reach the online application page on/after 7th January 2019. 

  • Candidates need to provide their name, a valid email id, mobile number and a password of their choice in a window as shown below.

  • Candidates will then receive an email with the email id provided by them, containing a link to confirm the registration.

  • After confirmation, provide the same email id & password, enter the secret code and click on ‘Login’ in the window as shown below.

  • The application process allows multi-session data entry.

  • If the candidate forgets their password, then click ‘forgot password’ link.

  • For safety reasons, candidates are allowed to retrieve the password only twice.

Step 1: Fill/Edit Form (Basic Information about the candidate)

  • Page 1 of the application process asks for the candidate's personal information, choice of NEST 2019 exam centres and academic detail as shown below.

  • Candidates are required to furnish the details of qualifying board examinations of Xth and XIIth standards. 

  • If the candidates' board provides CGPA instead of percentage then calculate the ‘equivalent percentage’ as per the guideline is given by the board.

  • Typically, CGPA is multiplied by 9.5 to convert it to ‘equivalent percentage’ value. For example, if the CGPA is 8.1 then the equivalent percentage is 76.95% (8.1x9.5).

  • Candidates need to choose the NEST 2019 Exam centre according to their preference. Candidates can select 5 centres out of the given test cities. 

  • Please note, NEST committee takes the final decision on this conversion factor.

  • Fill all other mandatory fields, save and proceed to the next page.

  • The next page will show the candidate's newly generated NEST 2019 application number.

  • The application number is important for all future communications with NEST office till you take admission in the program.

Step 2: Upload (photo and signature)

  • On page 2 of the application process, the candidates are required to upload JPG files of your passport size photograph and signature.

  • Candidates must scan their passport size photograph & signature and save them as JPEG files with sizes less 80 KB each.

  • Candidates must make sure that images are properly cropped. 

  • Candidates should not leave any empty spaces around photo or signature.

  • If the photograph and signature appear too small in the preview, that is probably because of improper cropping.

  • Crop properly without leaving empty spaces around and upload again.

  • Candidates may, however, choose to provide them in next NEST 2019 online login, in case they are not ready for them.

  • In that case, they can log out and return later.

Step 3: Mode of Payment

  • The application fee will be Rs.1000 for Male candidates (General & OBC) and Rs. 500/- for SC, ST, and female & PWD candidates of all other categories

  • Page 3 of the application process provides two possible payment options among which you need to choose one.


Application Fee

Male Candidates(General & OBC)

INR 1000

SC/ST/PWD & female candidates

INR 500

The available payment modes are:

Online payment:

  • This is the most convenient option for payment using any Credit/Debit Card or through Net banking without visiting any bank.

  • Online payment is possible through TechProcess / SBIe-Pay payments gateways.

  • The charges for cards/net banking of different banks are given on the payment page.

  • SBI E-Pay payment gateway provides 3 chances (max) for each application number to retry payment against failed transactions.

  • However, there is no such limit for a TechProcess payment gateway.

  • The amount debited for failed transactions will be refunded automatically within 7 days.

 Demand Draft (DD):

  • Prepare the DD in favor of NISER-NEST, payable at Bhubaneswar.

  • Provide all the mandatory information regarding the DD on page 3, save, and proceed to page 4.

Step 4: Verify all information on the application preview page and Submit

  • Once all the mandatory fields on pages 1 through 3 are provided, including photograph & signature, a single page preview of the application is generated.

  • The page contains the candidates' photograph, signature along with other important information.

  • If the candidate wants to change any information they need to log out and re-login.

  • For safety reasons the candidates are not allowed to visit the previous pages directly

  • Verify and confirm if all information on the preview page is correct and the photograph and the signature are properly visible.

  • Once satisfied, candidates have to submit the application.

Step 5: Printout of the application page 

  • Once the candidate submits their application, a summary page is being generated and made available to print directly. 

  • If the candidate has chosen DD as their payment method they are required to send a printed copy of the summary page along with the DD to the NEST office. 

  • If the candidate has chosen the online payment option, they are not required to send any document to the NEST office.

  • The last date of communicating with NEST office is 15th March 2019. NEST office will not responsible for postal delays.

  • Candidates are, therefore, advised to apply well before the last date.

  • Candidates must make sure that they write their name and application number at the back of DD, in case they opt for this payment option.

  • Candidates can log in to their application account and track updates on the application/payment after about two weeks (for DD) and 3 days (for online payment).

  • The candidates Admit Card will be generated and made available for download on/after 24th April 2019.

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