NEST 2022: Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus


NEST ResultThe NEST 2022is an entrance exam that will be directed by the NISER, Bhubaneshwar, and UM – DAE – CEBS, Mumbai. The NESTis is popularly known as the National Entrance Screening Test. The NISER is commonly known as the National Institute of Science Education and Research. The NEST 2022entrance exam will be conducted every year at the national level. The UM – DAE – CEBS is popularly known as the University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Center for Excellence in Basic Science.

The applicants who will clear the NEST 2022 entrance exam will be able to get admission into 5 – the year of Integrated M. Sc. programs offered in the field of Chemical and Physical Science, Biological, Mathematical. The official authorities will organize the NEST 2022 entrance exam in a maximum of 59 countries which is located all over India for the eligible applicants to participate and get admission.

In this article, we have provided some detailed information about the NEST 2022for the reference of the applicants. So the applicants are recommended to go through the below-given article to get the complete information about the NEST 2022such as the important events and tentative dates, application form and application fee, eligibility criteria, exam paper pattern, and exam syllabus, admit card, answer key, results, counseling session and many more.

NEST 2022 Important events and tentative dates

The applicants will get complete information about the schedule of the NEST 2022 Important events and tentative dates for the entrance exam at a given table.

Important Event Tentative Dates
Date of releasing notification about the NEST 2022 January 2022
Date of availability of the online application forms January 2022
Date of submission of the online application forms June 2022
Date of changing exam preference June 2022
Date of availability of the entrance exam admit card September 2022
Date of NEST 2022 entrance exam September 2022
Date of releasing of the entrance exam answer key October 2022
Date of announcement of the entrance exam results October 2022
Date of commencement of counseling session of NISER Bhubaneswar To be announced
Date of commencement of counseling session of CEBS Mumbai To be announced

NEST 2022 Application Form

In the below section, we have listed some important information about the process of filling the NEST 2022 Application Form in order to apply for the entrance exam.

  • The official authorities will release the NEST 2022 Application Formin online mode for the reference of the applicants.
  • The applicants will have to visit the official website of the NEST and get the NEST 2022 Application Form.
  • On the official website of the university, the applicants will have to go through different processes such as the registration process, filling the application form, uploading necessary documents, payment of application form, and many others.
  • The applicants will have to fill and submit the duly filled NEST 2022 Application Form before the due date that is decided by the official authorities themselves.
  • The NEST 2022 Application Form received by the official authorities after the due date will be directly rejected.
  • At the time of filling the NEST 2022 Application Form, the applicants can use their educational documents.
  • The applicants are instructed to enter all the details in the NEST 2022 Application Form that are asked properly and correctly.
  • The applicants will have to enter all the personal details, academic details, contact details, communication details, and many other details that are required in the NEST 2022 Application Form.
  • The applicants who have entered all the details in the NEST 2022 Application Formwill then have to check the details again and ensure that they are correct.
  • After that, the applicants must upload the necessary documents on the official website of the NEST.
  • On the official website, the applicants will have to upload the scanned image of the passport size photograph and signature in a specified format and size as mentioned on the official website.
  • After that, the applicants must cross check the complete NEST 2022 Application Form that is filled.
  • Any incorrect information provided by the applicants in the NEST 2022 Application Formwill lead to the rejection of the application.
  • The official authorities will not provide any correction facilities to the applicants once the NEST 2022 Application Form is submitted.
  • So the applicants need to submit the NEST 2022 Application Form if they have entered all the details correctly.
  • After that, the applicants will also have to select the choice of test center at the time of filling the NEST 2022 Application Form.
  • Then the applicants will have to make the payment of the NEST 2022 Application Fee and submit the filled NEST 2022 Application Form.
  • The applicants are instructed to take a printout of the filled NEST 2022 Application Form and to keep it safe for future reference.

NEST 2022 Application fee

In the below section, the applicants will get complete information about the payment of the NEST 2022 Application fee for the entrance exam.

Description / Category of the applicants Amount
Application fee for the Male applicants and General and OBC category applicants Rs 1200 / –
Application fee for the Female applicants and reserved category like SC / ST / PD category applicants Rs 600 / –
  • The applicants will have to make the payment of the NEST 2022 Application fee in online mode only through debit card/credit card or net banking facilities.
  • The payment of the NEST 2022 Application fee will not be accepted in offline mode by the official authorities.

NEST 2022 Eligibility Criteria 

In the below section, the applicants can check the details about the NEST 2022 Eligibility Criteria for applying for the entrance exam.

  • Nationality: Indian citizens are eligible to apply for the entrance exam.
  • Age limit: For the entrance exam, only those applicants will be eligible to apply who are born on or post 1st August 1997.
  • Relaxation: The applicants who belong to the reserved category like SC / ST / PD have the relaxation of the upper age limit for admission.
  • Educational Qualification: The applicants must have completed Senior Secondary Education or equivalent exam from a recognized board to apply for the entrance exam.
  • Minimum Marks: The applicants who belong to the General category must have secured a minimum of 60 % marks or more in the qualifying exam and that of the Reserved category applicants must have secured a minimum of 55 % marks or more in the qualifying exam.
  • Appearing applicants: The applicants who are appearing for the final year of their exams are also eligible to apply for the entrance exam.
  • Mandatory subjects: Some subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology must be compulsory subjects qualifying exam.
  • Stream: The applicants must have completed HSC exams in Science streams only.

NEST 2022 Exam Pattern

The applicants will get the complete information about the NEST 2022 Exam Pattern of the entrance exam such as the exam mode, exam duration, type of questions, marking scheme, total marks, total questions, and many more.

  • Mode of Exam: The applicants will have to appear for the entrance exam in online mode – a computer-based test.
  • Duration of Exam: The office ial authorities will provide 3 hrs duration to the applicants to solve the entire question paper of the entrance exam.
  • Language of Exam: The applicants can appear for the entrance exam in the English language only.
  • Total Number of Questions: The applicants will have to answer a maximum of 230 questions in the entrance exam.
  • Total Marks:230 marks question paper will be set by the official authorities in the entrance exam.
  • Type of Questions: The applicants will have to answer multiple-choice questions in the question paper of the entrance exam.
  • Marking Scheme: The applicants will get one marks for each correct answer given in the entrance exam.
  • Negative Marking: No marks will be deducted for any incorrect answers given in section 1 whereas there are negative markings for other sections in the entrance exam.
  • Section: The entrance exam question paper will contain 5 sections in total.

Section-wise distribution

Sections Subjects Total marks
Section 1 General Section 30 marks
Section 2 Physics 50 marks
Section 3 Chemistry 50 marks
Section 4 Mathematics 50 marks
Section 5 Biology 50 marks
Total 230 marks

Note: The applicants will have to apply for any 3 sections from Section 2, 3, 4, and 5 in the entrance exam.

NEST 2022 Exam Syllabus

For the reference of the applicants, in the below section we have listed the information about the NEST 2022 Exam Syllabus for the preparation of the entrance exam. The applicants can also go through the official website of the NEST to get some more information about the NEST 2022 Exam Syllabus.

  • Physics
    • General Physics
    • Science
    • Mechanics
    • Sound and Mechanical Waves
    • Thermal Physics
    • Electricity and Magnetism
    • Modern Physics
  • Chemistry
    • Measurement in Chemistry
    • Mole concept
    • Gaseous and Liquid States
    • Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding
    • Thermodynamics
    • Chemical Equilibrium
    • Electrochemistry
    • Chemical Kinetics
    • Solid State
    • Solutions
    • Surface Chemistry
    • Classification of elements and periodicity in properties.
  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
    • Trigonometry
    • Analytical Geometry
    • Differential Calculus
    • Integral Calculus
    • Vectors
  • Biology
    • Cell biology
    • Genetics and Evaluation
    • Ecology
    • Humans and Environment
    • Biotechnology
    • Development Biology
    • Immunology
    • Biology of Plant systems
    • Systematics

NEST 2022 Preparation Tips

In the below section, we have listed some important information about the NEST 2022 Preparation Tips which will help the applicants in better preparation of the entrance exam.

  • Collect all the information about the entrance exam paper pattern and exam syllabus.
  • Collect good study materials and books as needed from the market.
  • Start your preparation for the entrance exam from the day of registration.
  • At the time of preparation for the entrance exam make as many short notes and flow charts as possible.
  • Collect previous years’ sample papers and question papers of the entrance exam.
  • Solve some sample papers to get an idea about the exam paper pattern.
  • Solve as many mock tests as possible before the entrance exam.

NEST 2022 Admit Card

In September 2022, the official authorities will provide the NEST 2022 Admit Card to the applicants who want to appear for the entrance exam.

The NEST 2022 Admit Cardwill be updated on the official website of the NEST by the official authorities themselves.

The applicants will have to visit the official website with the help of the login credentials to get the NEST 2022 Admit Card.

 The applicants must download the NEST 2022 Admit Card from the official website of the NEST and take some extra copies of the same for future reference.

The NEST 2022 Admit Card will not be sent to the applicants through post or any other mode by the official authorities. So it is manthe applicants must get 2022 Admit Cardin online mode only.

The applicants will have to enter their user ID and password on the official website to get the NEST 2022 Admit Card. The applicants will have to carry their NEST 2022 Admit Card at the examination venue.

The official authorities will verify the NEST 2022 Admit Card of the applicants with their identity proof. On completion of verification, the applicants will be able to enter the examination venue.

NEST 2022 Answer Key

The applicants will get the complete information about the NEST 2022 Answer Keyin the below-given section. In online mode, the official authorities will release the NEST 2022 Answer Key of the entrance exam.

In the month of 2022, the applicants will be able to check the NEST 2022 Answer Key of the question paper of the entrance exam.

The official authorities will release the NEST 2022 Answer Keyin two sets that are Set A and Set B. The applicants can use their registration number of User ID and password to toe NEST 2022 Answer Key from the official website of the NEST.

The applicants can download the NEST 2022 Answer Key and can check all the answers that are listed in the NEST 2022 Answer Key.

 The applicants can also file an objection towards the answers that are listed in the NEST 2022 Answer Key if they will find any wrong answer. To object, the applicants will have to provide valid proof for the same answer which should be correct.

After the scrutinizing of the NEST 2022 Answer Key, the official authorities will prepare a final NEST 2022 Answer Key and will release the same on the official website of the NEST for the reference of the applicants.

NEST 2022 Result

On the official website of the NEST, the official authorities will release the NEST 2022 Results for the reference of the applicants who had appeared for the entrance exam.

The applicants will be able to get the NEST 2022 Results in the month022 in online mode only from the official website.

The NEST 2022 Results will contain the details of the total scores secured by the applicants in the entrance exam. The official authorities will also mention the details of the scores secured by the applicants in each section separately in the NEST 2022 Results.

The applicants will have to use their user Id and password to get the NEST 2022 Results. The applicants will be able to get the NEST 2022 Results in PDF format.

The applicants must download their NEST 2022 Results from the official website of the NEST. Some extra printouts of the NEST 2022 Results can also be taken by the applicants for future usage.

The applicants will not receive the hard copy of the NEST 2022 Results from the official authorities under any circumstances.

NEST 2022 Merit List 

On the baBased ons secured by the applicants in the entrance exam, the official authorities will prepare a final NEST 2022 Merit List soon after the completion of the entrance exam.

For the reference of the applicants, in the below section we have listed some important information about the NEST 2022 Merit List of the entrance exam.

The NEST 2022 Merit List will be an important document on the based one official authorities will provide admission to the deserving applicants in the institution.

The applicants who have secured higher ranks in the entrance exam will be able to get shortlisted for the NEST 2022 Merit List.  

For the reference of the applicants, the official authorities will release the NEST 2022 Merit List online mode on the official website of the NEST itself.

The applicants can use their login credentials which were generated at the time of registration to check the NEST 2022 Merit List from the official website of the NEST.

NEST 2022 Counselling Session 

The applicants will get the complete information about the NEST 2022 Counselling Sessionin the below section. The applicants who will qualify for the NEST entrance exam will be able to appear for the NEST 2022 Counselling Session.

The applicants will have to right to select the venue for the NEST 2022 Counselling Sessionwhether it is NISER or CEBS according to their preference.

On the baBased on 2022 Merit List that is available on the official website, the official authorities will invite the applicants for the NEST 2022 Counselling Session.

The applicants will get complete information about the venue and time of the NEST 2022 Counselling Session from the official website itself.

The applicants will have to check the schedule of the NEST 2022 Counselling Session on the official website itself.

In the NEST 2022 Counselling Session, the official authorities will prepare a final merit list of the applicants who were present in both NISER and CEBS counseling sessions.

On the baBased onl merit list, the official authorities will provide final admission to the applicants in the institution. In the NEST 2022 Counselling Session, the applicants will have to carry all the important documents for the verification.

Below mentioned is the list of the documents that will be required for the verification process by the official authorities.

SSC Mark Sheet Transfer Certificate
SSC Passing Certificate Category Certificate
HSC Mark Sheet Admit card Certificate
HSC Passing Certificate Character Certificate
Domicile certificate Entrance Exam Scorecard
Medical fitness certificate Migration Certificate
Other qualifying mark sheet Other qualifying passing certificate
Passport size photograph Valid Identity proof

If you have any other quires about NEST 2022, you can leave your question below in the comment box.

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  1. Keshav Kumar Thakur says:

    I get the admission in NISER

  2. Anjali Rajput says:

    Age limit of nest exam in 2022

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