NEST 2018 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 – NEST 2018 for the Academic Session 2018.

NEST 2018 will be conducted on June 02nd, 2018 from 10.00am – 01.00pm at 52 centers across the country.

National Entrance Screening Test (NEST)

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 2018 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 2018 examination.

Applicants who have passed class XII examination or equivalent from any recognised Board in India in 2014 or 2015 or are appearing in 2018 can appear in NEST 2018 examination.

Admission will be offered strictly on the basis of Merit List of NEST 2018.

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 the 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 the 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, 1998 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 2018 Exam Date | NEST 2018 Important Dates

Registration/Online, Application Opens: January 01st 2018 (10.00 am)

Online Application Closes: March 05th 2018 (midnight)

Download of Admit Card Starts: April 14th, 2018 (10.00 am)

Date of Entrance Exam: June 02nd 2018 (Saturday, 10.00 am – 01.00 pm)

NEST 2018 Exam Centres

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Balangir, Balasore, Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Burdwan, Calicut, Chandigarh, 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, Nagpur, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Silchar, Siliguri, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Udaipur, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam.

NEST 2018 Application Form – How to apply..?

To apply for NEST 2018, applicants must fill–up the online application form through www.nestexam.in on or after January 01st 2018.

Applicants are strongly advised to read the detailed online application procedure available on the website. The online application process closes on March 05th 2018. There is no offline application mode available for NEST 2018.

Please provide the correct postal address with the 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.

NEST 2018 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)

The summary page of Online Application and Demand Draft, should reach “The Chief Coordinator,” NEST 2018, NISER, Institute of Physics Campus, Sachivalaya Marg, Sainik School (P.O), Bhubaneswar-751005 (Odisha).

NEST Admit Card 2018

The NEST Admit Card 2018 will be available for downloading from 3rd week of April 2018, admit cards will not be dispatched to any applicant. Applicants must download they admit cards from NEST website (after login). The download link will be available only till the day of the exam.

NISER Bhubaneswar

National Institute of Science Education and Research – NISER Bhubaneswar University of Mumbai – Dept. of Atomic Energy, Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, (UM-DAE CBS) Mumbai, NISER, Institute of Physics Campus, Sachivalaya Marg, Sainik School (PO), Bhubaneswar-751005, Odisha, Website www.nestexam.in.

NEST 2018 for Integrated MSc Courses, Eligibility, Application, Date, Admit Card
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