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NEST 2024 Exam Date has been announced now; the Exam will be held on 30th June 2024. The (National Entrance Screening Test) or NEST is a compulsory test for admission to the 5-year Integrated M.Sc program in basic sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics – at the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and the University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai.

Participants who attended the NEST exam can retrieve their NEST scorecards using their login credentials. NEST 2024 serves as a gateway examination to shortlist candidates for postgraduate programs. It is advisable for candidates to regularly check the NEST exam dates in 2024 to stay informed about recent events related to the National Entrance Screening Test.

The initial session of the NEST 2024 examination took place from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, with the subsequent session scheduled from 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM. As per student feedback, the first session will be generally considered moderately easy. However, several candidates encountered challenges in Mathematics and Physics, perceiving them as difficult subjects. The questions in these subjects were noted for their analytical nature, although a significant portion comprised direct one-liners.

NEST 2024 Exam Date – Announced

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NEST 2024 Important Dates

The NEST 2024 Important Dates play a pivotal role in guiding aspiring candidates through the examination process. From the announcement of exam dates to the release of merit lists, staying informed about these crucial dates is essential for prospective participants in the National Entrance Screening Test.

EventsDates (Announced)
Application process starts3rd April 2024
Last date to submit an application form31st May 2024
Admit card download15th June 2024
NEST 2024 Exam30th June 2024
Result declaration10th July 2024
Counselling process starts4th week of July 2024

NEST 2024 Examination Schedule

The NEST 2024 Examination Schedule is a key roadmap for candidates aspiring to participate in the National Entrance Screening Test. This comprehensive schedule outlines important dates, including exam announcements, application deadlines, and the actual examination date. Understanding and adhering to this schedule is vital for individuals aiming to pursue postgraduate programs through NEST 2024.

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NEST Application Form Date 2024

The NEST 2024 Application Form has been available on the website (nestexam.in) on 3rd April 2024. Candidates can submit before submission Last Date is 31st May 2024. Before completing the NEST application form for 2024, candidates are required to undergo the registration process for the entrance examination. Following registration, candidates must input their personal, contact, and academic details, along with submitting the required documents. Subsequently, the NEST 2024 application fee can be paid through credit card, debit card, or net banking.

NEST Admit Card Date 2024

The NEST 2024 Admit Card will be released by NISER Bhubaneswar on 15th June 2024. Candidates must carry their NEST admit card 2024 to their respective examination centres on the designated day. Those who have completed the NEST application process successfully can obtain their admit cards from the official website. The admit card contains vital information about the candidates, including their name, enrollment number, category, exam centre, general guidelines, instructions, and exam timings.

NEST Exam Dates and TimeTable 2024

The NEST (National Entrance Screening Test) Exam Dates and Timetable for 2024 are crucial elements for aspirants planning to appear for this prestigious examination. It provides a structured overview of the significant events leading up to the examination, ensuring candidates stay well-informed and prepared. Below is a tabular representation of the key dates and schedule for NEST 2024:

Exam EventNEST 2024 Exam
Exam Date30th June 2024
Exam Time9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

NEST 2024 Answer Key Date

The expected release date for the NEST 2024 answer keys was announced around the fourth week of June. Candidates are set to receive their NEST 2024 answer keys, along with their answer scripts, through email at their registered addresses. This allows candidates to verify correct answers, calculate their approximate scores, and assess their prospects for admission to NEST-participating institutes via email correspondence.

NEST Result Date 2024

The announcement of the NEST 2024 Result will take place on 10th July 2024. The NEST merit list/result includes the roll numbers and/or names of candidates who have successfully qualified for the integrated MSc entrance exam. To access their individual performance details, candidates are required to download their scorecards using their login credentials. The scorecard provides comprehensive information, including sectional and overall scores, percentile, and All India Rank (AIR). Candidates should retain their scorecards until the completion of the NEST 2024 admission process.

NEST Merit List 2024

The NEST 2024 merit list is crafted using the results obtained in the entrance test. The merit lists for NEST 2024 at Bhubaneswar and CEBS are individually accessible on their respective official websites. Candidates whose names feature on the NEST merit list 2024 are obligated to undergo the NEST document verification process, which can be conveniently completed online. This verification process ensures the authenticity of the candidates’ documents and contributes to the finalization of their eligibility for admission.

NEST 2024 Counselling Date

The NEST 2024 Counselling will be started in 2nd week of July 2024, candidates who successfully qualify for the NEST 2024 examination become eligible to participate in the subsequent counselling process. The counselling, organized in three rounds, requires qualifying candidates to upload necessary documents for verification by officials. Following verification, seats are allocated to candidates, and they are then required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and pay the stipulated fee to finalize the admission process. It is important to note that after the counselling process, NISER Bhubaneswar and CEBS Mumbai will release separate institute-wise merit lists, transparently representing the admitted candidates.

Instruction for Exam Day

Candidates must reach the examination venue at least half an hour (30 minutes) before the start of the examination. Important things to remember for applicants during the exam

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  • Candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall for half an hour (30 minutes) after the start of the examination, i.e. 10:30 am.
  • Candidates will be allowed to leave the examination hall only one hour from the start of the examination, i.e. 11:00 am.
  • Candidates leaving the examination hall after noon will be allowed to carry the question paper.
  • The use of log tables and calculators in the examination hall is not allowed.
  • Candidates must bring their pen, pencil, eraser, and other stationery.
  • Candidates MUST bring their Admit Card and Identity Card to the examination hall.
  • Mobile phones and other electronic gadgets are not allowed inside the examination hall.

NEST Exam Centres

The National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is conducted at various designated examination centres to facilitate a smooth and organized testing process for aspiring candidates. These exam centres are strategically located across different regions, providing accessibility to candidates from diverse geographical locations. Selecting NEST exam centres is crucial for ensuring fairness and equal opportunity for all participants. As candidates plan their examination strategy, understanding the distribution of these centres becomes essential for a successful and stress-free testing experience.

No.CentreNo.Centre
01Port Blair[AN]32Jamshedpur [JH]
02Guntur [AP]33Ranchi [JH]
03Kurnool [AP]34Bengaluru [KA]
04Rajahmundry [AP]35Hubballi (Hubli) [KA]
05Tirupathi [AP]36Mangaluru(Mangalore) [KA]
06Vijayawada [AP]37Mysuru (Mysore) [KA]
07Visakhapatnam [AP]38Alappuzha [KL]
08Vizianagaram [AP]39Ernakulam [KL]
09Naharlagun-Itanagar [AR]40Idukki [KL]
10Dibrugarh [AS]41Kannur [KL]
11Guwahati [AS]42Kasaragod [KL]
12Tezpur [AS]43Kollam [KL]
13Bhagalpur [BR]44Kottayam [KL]
14Patna [BR]45Kozhikode [KL]
15Bhilai Nagar [CG]46Malappuram [KL]
16Raipur [CG]47Palakkad [KL]
17New Delhi [DL]48Pathanamthitta [KL]
18Panaji [GA]49Thiruvananthapuram[KL]
19Ahmedabad [GJ]50Thrissur [KL]
20Bhuj [GJ]51Leh [LA]
21Rajkot [GJ]52Bhopal [MP]
22Surat [GJ]53Gwalior [MP]
23Bilaspur [HP]54Indore [MP]
24Hamirpur [HP]55Jabalpur [MP]
25Mandi [HP]56Aurangabad [MH]
26Hisar [HR]57Jalgaon [MH]
27Ambal [HR]58Kolhapur [MH]
28Jammu [JK]59Mumbai [MH]
29Srinagar [JK]60Nagpur [MH]
30Bokaro Steel City [JH]61Nanded [MH]
31Dhanbad [JH]62Pune [MH]
63Ratnagiri [MH]94Chennai [TN]
64Solapur [MH]95Coimbatore [TN]
65Shillong [ML]96Madurai [TN]
66Imphal [MN]97Salem [TN]
67Aizawl [MZ]98Tiruchirappalli [TN]
68Dimapur [NL]99Tirunelveli [TN]
69Kohima [NL]100Hyderabad [TS]
70Angul [OD]101Karimnagar [TS]
71Balangir [OD]102Warangal [TS]
72Balasore [OD]103Agartala [TR]
73Bargarh [OD]104Agra [UP]
74Baripada [OD]105Aligarh [UP]
75Berhampur-Ganjam [OD]106Gorakhpur [UP]
76Bhawanipatna [OD]107Kanpur [UP]
77Bhubaneswar [OD]108Lucknow [UP]
78Cuttack [OD]109Noida [UP]
79Dhenkanal [OD]110Prayagraj (Allahabad) [UP]
80Jharsuguda [OD]111Varanasi [UP]
81Rayagada [OD]112Dehradun [UK]
82Rourkela [OD]113Haldwani [UK]
83Sambalpur [OD]114Roorkee [UK]
84Bhatinda [PB]115Asansol [WB]
85Jalandhar [PB]116Berhampur [WB]
86Mohali [PB]117Burdwan [WB]
87Puducherry [PY]118Durgapur [WB]
88Bikaner [RJ]119Hooghly[WB]
89Jaipur [RJ]120Kalyani [WB]
90Jodhpur [RJ]121Kolkata [WB]
91Kota [RJ]122Siliguri[WB]
92Udaipur [RJ]
93Gangtak [SK]

NEST 2024 Exam Date FAQs

What is NEST, and who conducts the examination?

NEST stands for the National Entrance Screening Test. It is conducted jointly by NISER Bhubaneswar and UM-DAE CEBS Mumbai for admission to their integrated MSc programs.

When will the NEST 2024 exam held?

The NEST 2024 examination will take place on 30th June 2024.

How can I download my NEST 2024 admit card?

Admit cards for NEST 2024 can be downloaded from the website by entering your login credentials.

When will the NEST 2024 result be declared?

The NEST 2024 result will be declared on 10th July 2024.

How is the NEST merit list prepared?

The NEST merit list is prepared based on the results obtained in the entrance test.

Is the NEST counselling conducted online?

Yes, the NEST counselling process is conducted online, involving document verification and seat allotment.

What documents are required for NEST document verification?

Candidates need to provide necessary academic and identification documents, the details of which are specified during the counselling process.

How many rounds of counselling are there for NEST 2024?

The NEST 2024 counselling process is conducted in three rounds.

Can I pay the NEST application fee in cash?

No, the NEST application fee can be paid online using a credit card, debit card, or net banking.

How long should I keep my NEST 2024 scorecard?

It is recommended to preserve your NEST 2024 scorecard until the completion of the admission process.

If you have any queries related to the NEST 2024 Exam Date, you can ask your query in the comments section below.