NEST Scholarship Syllabus 2021- Check Scholarship Details Here

NEST ResultThe (National Entrance Screening Test) NEST is a compulsory test for admission to the 5-year Integrated M.Sc. program in basic sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics – at National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai. Both NISER and CBS are autonomous institutions established by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India, in 2007.

These institutes have started with the mandate to provide high-quality teaching in basic sciences by a faculty of distinguished scientists embedded in a vibrant research environment and to create a national pool of scientists ready to take up research challenges in the frontiers of basic and applied sciences.

The Integrated M.Sc. program at these institutes follows a semester-based course structure and continuous assessment within a flexible and innovative academic curriculum, exposing the students to research early in their program. The placements of the graduated students from NISER and CBS provide testimony of success to this initiative.

NEST 2021 Exam Date

Here we have mentioned the tentative exam schedule for NEST 2021:

Events Dates (Announced)
Application process starts 24th February 2021
Last date to submit an application form 15th July 2021
Admit card download 3rd August 2021
NEST 2021 Exam 14th August 2021
Result declaration 1st September 2021
Counseling process starts To be Announced

NEST Application Form 2021

Applying candidates can check the NEST Registration 2019 details from below:

  • First, candidates have to register themselves with a valid user email ID on the website.
  • In the next step, candidates have to fill their basic details. After this, an application number will be generated for further login.
  • Scanned images of signature and photograph (maximum 100 KB) will be uploaded by the candidate in JPEG format.
  • Before the final submission of the application form, candidates are informed to verify all the details filled by them.
  • Make the fee payment via the online process.
  • Don’t forget to take the printout of the application form for further use.

NEST Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Gender Any
Region All India
Class/Age 12th Science students, Engineering students, MBBS/BAMS/BHMS/BUMS/BDS, BCA and B.Sc all, Diploma Engineering (only final year students)
Details Only bonafide students registered in colleges are eligible for this scholarship

Academic Qualification:

NEST 1: The first and second-year students of Engineering, MBBS/BAMS/BHMS/BUMS/BDS, BCA and B.Sc all, 12th Science, Diploma Engineering (only final year students)

NEST 2: The third and fourth-year students of Engineering, MBBS/BHMS/BAMS/BUMS/BDS, BCA and B.Sc (Only computer and IT)

 Not Eligible to participate:

Anyone who tops the list in a category cannot apply again in the same category

Anyone who has won the top prize in the previous year CANNOT appear again in the same category

NEST Scholarship Selection Process

  • The students would be selected on the basis of online test
  • The test will be held in January 2021

Exam Pattern of the NEST Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test

Subject No. of questions Marks
  • NEST 1 – Physics & Chemistry (Class 11 & 12 level or
  • NEST 2 – Technical Aptitude Test – Choose any one group A, B, C, D
50 50
Mathematics or Biology (Class 11 & 12 levels) 50 50
Verbal Aptitude (English language) 50 50
Logical Thinking (Reasoning 25 25
General knowledge 25 25
Total 200 200

NEST 2021 Candidates will choose any one group from the following

  • A= Comp/IT/Alex/Telecom/Elect/Instr
  • B= Mech/Prod/Auto

NEST Scholarship Exam Syllabus

NEST Scholarship Exam is specifically organized for estimating the options, ability, skills, and interests, which are a vital part of the student’s education. NEST gives the scholarship to the bright students from science, engineering, and medical line as per the merit and performance. Getting a Scholarship is something to be proud of.

This is the 20th edition of the NEST-Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test. For all those looking for thorough information regarding the subject, this place proves to be very useful. NEST has been initiated to develop the candidate’s learning ability. They achieve the prize in cash and a lot of praise.

The topic, designation, and formulation of the test bears similarity to the other tests coming with MCQs, fill in the blanks, and Yes/No kind of questions such as CET, CAT. GATE, GRE, TOEFL, and many more.

The Test consists of five sections mentioned below

Section Subject No. of 
I NEST-1: Physics & Chemistry (Class XI & XII – advanced level) OR
NEST-II: Technical Aptitude -Choose any One Group., A/ B/ C/ D
50 50
II Mathematics OR Biology (Class XI & XII – advanced level) 50 50
Ill Verbal Aptitude (English Language) 50 50
Iv Logical Thinking (Reasoning) 25 25
v General Knowledge 25 25
Total All Sections / Subjects in Two (02) Hours 200

NEST-II candidates will choose any one group from the following:
A = Comp/IT/Elerffelecom/Elect/Instar; B = Mech/Prod/Auto.
C = Civil/Cons/Arch; D = MBBS/BAMS/BHMS/BUMS/BDS

Test Centers

The recent Test Centers are to find across 65 cities in India including Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi & NCR, Dhanbad, Durgapur, Ernakulam (Cochin), Gangtok, Goa, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Itanagar, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, etc.

Grading of Marks

Grade A+ From 90% to 100% From 180 to 200 Marks
Grade A 80% and below 90% From 160 to 179 Marks
Grade B+ 70% and below 80% From 140 to 159 Marks
Grade B 60% and below 70% From 120 to 139 Marks
Grade C+ 50% and below 60% From 100 to 119 Marks
Grade C 40% and below 50% From 80 to 99 Marks

If you any query regarding NEST Scholarship Syllabus 2021, you can ask your query leave comments below.

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  2. kashish says:

    Thank u admin ….main is baar class 13 me gyi hu kya main is saal ye exam de skti hu??

  3. Vidhi jain says:

    How much scholarship doest nest provide for MBBS and does it depend on the marks obtained ?

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