NEST 2020: NISER Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

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NEST Counselling 2020The NEST proves the term National Entrance Screening Test passing which is the dream of many. It comes with a great opportunity to shape up your future. Every year NISER, Bhubaneswar and UM-DAE-CEBS, Mumbai Jointly Conduct this Exam. The NEST Exam is conducted on the national level to apply for M.Sc. Program in Basic Sciences and the subjects are named as Physics, Biology, Mathematics, and Chemistry.

The responsibility of the exam comes under National Institute of Science Education and Research Bhubaneswar and Mumbai University – the Department of the Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences.his is a national entrance screening test conducted every year to offer admission into 5 years of Integrated M.Sc programs in Biological, Mathematical, Chemical, and Physical sciences.

To seek admission in the exam, you need to knock down a big wall of the exam procedures. There are various criteria to become eligible for this exam. NEST 2020 will be held on 1st week of June 2020. In this regard, provide NEST exam details in 2020 such as Exam Dates, the curriculum of the Application Form, Eligibility, exam profile, etc.

NEST 2020 Notification: Released in 4th week of Dec.

NewNEST 2020 Exam Regarding Notification will be Released in 4th week of December 2019. The Link will be Provided Here.

NEST 2020 Quick Links

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Application/Registration Click Here
How to ApplyClick Here
Admit Card/Hall Ticket Click Here, Link 2 Click Here
Answer keyClick Here
Result Click Here, Link 2 Click Here
Cut Off Click Here
Counseling/ Admission ProcedureClick Here, Link 2 Click Here
EligibilityClick Here
Exam PatternClick Here
SyllabusClick Here
PreparationClick Here

NEST 2020 Highlights 

Exam NameNEST
Full-FormNational Entrance Screening Test
Exam TypesPG Level
Exam LevelNational
Courses Offered5 Year M.Sc Course
Conducting BodyNational Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) & UM–DAE CEBS
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOnline (CBT)
Exam Date1st week of June 2020
Exam Duration03 Hours
Official website
Email [email protected]

NEST 2020 Exam Date

Here we have mentioned the tentative exam schedule for NEST 2020:

EventsDates (Tentative)
Notification release4th week of December 2019
Online Application Starts from1st week of January 2020
Last date to applythe 1st week of March 2020
Admit card availability4th week of April 2020
Exam date1st week of June 2020
Result Declaration3rd week of June 2020

NEST Application Form 2020

 Applying candidates can check the NEST Registration 2020 details from below:

  • First, candidates have to register themselves with a valid user email ID on the website.
  • NEST 2020 Application Form will be Started on 1st week of January 2020.
  • The NEST 2020 Online Registration Notification will be released on 4th week of December 2019.
  • In the next step, candidates have to fill their basic details. After this, an application number will be generated for further login.
  • Candidates have to submit the application form until the 1st week of March 2020.
  • Scanned images of signature and photograph (maximum 100 KB) will be uploaded by the candidate in JPEG format.
  • Before final submission of the application form, candidates are informed to verify all the details filled by them.
  • Make the fee payment via online
  • Don’t forget to take the printout of the application form for further use.

NEST 2020 Application Fee

  • Candidates can make payment using any Credit/Debit card or through Net banking.
  • The application fee will be 100/- for Male (General and OBC) and Rs. 500/- for SC, ST, and female and PWD candidates of all other categories.
  • For General and OBC Male Candidates – Rs.1000
  • For ST/SC/PWD/Female Candidates – Rs.500

NEST 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The basic Eligibility Criteria to appear on the NEST 2020 Exam are listed below:

Age Criteria

  • General & OBC Candidates: They should bear on or after August 01, 1999.
  • SC/ST/PD candidates: There are five years of age relaxation for SC/ST/PD candidates.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates should have a minimum Marks to be 60% for General Category & Minimum 55% Marks Necessary for SC/ST Category.
  • Qualifying Subjects: Applicants must pass in 10+2 (12th Exam) with PCM or PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics).
  • Age Criteria: The Applicants must have born on or after 1,2000, and For ST/SC Category Applicants should be Provided an age per relaxation of 5 years.
  • Appearing candidates: Candidates those appearing in final year examination can also apply.

NEST 2020 Qualification Criteria

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates must have passed 10+2 standard or equivalent exam.
  • Subjects: Candidates should have a combination of any three subjects from the following Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Biology as subjects.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates must score 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent in 12th standard (55% in case of SC/ST/PD categories).
  • Appearing Students: Candidates those appearing in final year examination can also apply.

NEST Exam Pattern 2020

  • Exam Mode: It will be conducted in Online Mode (CBT based).
  • Total Marks: The whole question paper will be consisting of 230 marks.
  • Negative Marking: There is no negative marking in the General section. However, negative marking is applied in the subject section.
  • Language: The question paper will be published in the English language only.
  • Type of Question: There will be objective (MCQ) questions will be asked.
  • Duration of Exam: The total exam duration will be 3 hours.
  • Sections: There will include five sections, each of 50 marks but the general section will carry 30 marks.
SubjectsTotal Marks

NEST Syllabus 2020

There is no fixed program for the General section.

  • Normally, the curriculum follows the NCERT and CBSE curriculum for classes 11 and 12.
  • The questions are designed to test the candidate’s knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, computing, and the environment.
  • There will be other questions that are designed to test mathematics up to the 10th grade.
  • Questions in NEST will be mainly based on NCERT/ CBSE science syllabus of class XI and XII.
  • However, NISER and UM-DAE CBS of Mumbai University have provided detailed NEST Syllabus.
  • Candidates are recommended to go through each topic of NEST Syllabus thoroughly to perform well in the M.Sc entrance exam.

How to Prepare for NEST 2020

Planning and dedication are the keys to do well.

  • First all plan a timetable for study keeping in minds your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Allocate sufficient time for study, revision and solving of sample papers.
  • Sample papers are an essential component of NEST preparation. They not only prepare you for the exam but also help you to assess your preparation. Most of all do not worry and stick to the basics always.
  • Find out all the details of the syllabus prescribed by the authority.
  • Plan your study schedule according to the syllabus.
  • Give equal time to all subjects.
  • Check the previous year’s question paper to know the exam pattern.
  • Take a healthy diet and do exercise and yoga.

 NEST Exam 2020 Admit Card 

NEST 2020 Admit Card will be available on 4th week of April 2020. Candidates who have applied for NEST 2020 are informed that NEST 2020 Admit Card is issued online through the official portal of NEST 2020.

  • The hall ticket has not been dispatched via post or e-mail.
  • Applicants can download their Admit Card after logging into the official portal of the NEST.
  • Through Admit Card, students can check details of the assigned test center with complete address details.

NEST 2020 Answer Key

NEST 2020 Answer Key will be available on 1st week of April 2020. The Answer key is released through Online Mode. Candidates can get the idea that’s how many marks aggregate in their result/ Score Card. The Answer key will be published in 2 sets; A Category & B Category, If Candidates any doubt in the answer key then students can be Objection with Correct Documents.

NEST 2020 Result

  •  Appeared candidates can check their results in the first week of May 2020.
  • Candidates can download the NEST 2020 Result from the website.
  • The authority will prepare a separate merit list for providing admission.
  • Candidates are suggested to keep the printout of the result and preserve it for further admission process.

The Qualified Candidates in entrance exam there will be Shortlist published in the Merit list. After the Qualify applicants should be called for Counselings/Admission procedure. but candidates should pass with overall 90 out of 180 marks.

NEST 2020 Cut Off

NEST 2020 Cut Off will be published online After some days of exam. Candidate has to obtain minimum passing marks successfully in Exam then the candidate is eligible for Counselling and further admission process.

As per the previous year Cut Off, we will provide here expected Cut Off of this year.

Categories    Expected Cut off Marks

NEST 2020 Counselling

The NEST 2020 Counselling process will be organized in different offline stages. The counseling process of NEST 2020 will start after the selection of candidates and release of merit list. Counseling of NEST 2020 is conducted in Online Mode.

  • It is compulsory to qualify for admission examination to M.Sc programs offered by NISER and UM-DAE CEBS.
  • Students must report to the counseling location on the date and the date specified.
  • Applicants must bring the original documents with them at the time of advice.

At the time of the counseling process, the candidate has to provide necessary documents for the Documents verification process.

These documents are listed below:

  • 10th and 12th Mark sheet and Pass certificate
  • Category certificate
  • NEST 2020 Admit card
  • Several Passport size photographs
  • NEST 2020 Scorecard
  • Disability certificate (if applicable)
  • Caste certificate
  • Valid photo id proof
  • Provisional call letter

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Question PaperClick Here
Scholarship SyllabusClick Here

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  1. Can a NIOS pass student apply for this?? says:

    Can a NIOS pass student apply for this??

  2. sukumar khamrai says:

    After qualifying NEST Exam where can i get admission fo UG?

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