NEST 2017 for Integrated MSc Program | NEST Eligibility Dates

National Entrance Screening Test 2017 for Integrated MSc Program

National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai, have jointly announced the schedule of National Entrance Screening Test – 2017 (NEST-2017) for the Academic Session 2017.

NEST-2017 will be conducted on May 27th, 2017 from 10.00am – 01.00pm at 52 centers across the country.

National Entrance Screening Test

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 National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai – Dept. of Atomic Energy Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai; both NISER & CBS are autonomous institutions estd by Dept. of Atomic Energy (DAE), Govt. of India, in 2007

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NEST 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification: Applicants seeking admission to NISER and UM-DAE CBS for the academic session 2016-17 must be from science stream (having any combination of Biology / Chemistry / Mathematics / Physics) at class XII and must write the NEST 2017 examination.

Applicants who have passed class XII examination or equivalent from any recognised Board in India in 2014 or 2015 or are appearing in 2017 can appear in NEST 2017 examination.

Admission will be offered strictly on the basis of Merit List of NEST 2017.

Applicants securing at least 60 percent marks in aggregate or equivalent grade in class XII examination will be eligible for admission to NISER and CBS; however, there is no restriction on appearing for NEST.

For applicants belonging to scheduled castes SC/ST/PD categories, the minimum requirement of marks is 55% in aggregate.

Where only letter grades are available, a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent percentage of marks is required. In the absence of such a certificate, the decision of the Admissions Committee of the concerned Institution will be final.

Age limit: General and OBC category applicants born on or after August 15th, 1997 are eligible for admission to the integrated M.Sc programme of NISER/CBS; the age limit is relaxed by 5years for SC/ST/PD applicants.

NEST 2017 Important Dates

Registration/Online, Application Opens: January 02nd 2017 (10.00 am, Monday)

Online Application Closes: March 06th 2017 (midnight of First Monday)

Download of Admit Card Starts: April 14th 2017 (10.00 am – Second Friday of April)

Date of Exam: May 27th 2017 (Saturday, 10.00 am – 01.00 pm – Last Saturday of May)

Announcement of Results on NEST Website: June 16th 2017 (Third Friday of June)

NEST 2017 Exam Centres

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Balangir, Balasore, Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Burdwan, Calicut, Chandigar, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi-East, Delhi North, Delhi South, Dharwad, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata-North, Kolkata-South, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Patna, Nagapur, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Silchar, Siliguri, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Udaipur, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam.

How to apply..?

To apply for NEST 2017, applicants must fill–up the online application form through on or after January 02nd 2017.

Applicants are strongly advised to read the detailed online application procedure available on the website. Online application process closes on March 06th 2017. There is no offline application mode available for NEST 2017.

Please provide correct postal address with valid PIN number in your request.

NEST cell is not responsible for non-delivery of the offline kit or any kind of postal delay; once we receive the request along with a demand draft of correct amount and validity, the off-line form along with this brochure will be mailed by Speed-Post to the applicant.

Application Fee

The application fee for the male applicants of General/OBC category is Rs700/-; the application fee for SC/ST/PD categories and all female applicants is Rs.350/-; for offline applications the fee must be paid by Demand Draft (DD) only.

For online applications, it can be paid by using credit card/debit card/net-banking through ‘State Bank Collect’ online payment portal or by Demand Draft.

For offline applications, please add Rs.50/- as postal charges to the application fees mentioned above. Please refer to the fee-chart below:

  • Male: General, OBC & DT/VJ/NT Applicants: Rs.700/- (online) and Rs.750/- (Offline)
  • All Female Applicants: Rs.350/- (Online) and Rs.400/- (Offline)
  • SC/ST and PD (All Applicant): Rs.350/- (Online) and Rs.400/- (Offline)

Summary page of Online Application and Demand Draft, should reach “The Chief Coordinator,” NEST 2017, NISER, Institute of Physics Campus, Sachivalaya Marg, Sainik School (P.O), Bhubaneswar-751005 (Odisha).

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