NEST 2021 - Merit List (Released), Result, Cut Off, Counseling Process
NEST 2021 - NISER, Bhubaneswar has released the NEST 2021 merit list for admission to Integrated MSc programmes in NISER on September 3. The first round of admissions for NISER through NEST 2021 will begin on September 18. The admission process of UM-DAE CEBS through NEST 2021will begin soon. NISER and UM-DAE CEBS have announced the NEST 2021 result on September 1 at nestexam.in.
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The NEST 2021 final answer key was sent to the test-takers on their registered email address. The last date to raise the challenge against the provisional NEST answer key 2021 was August 23 (8 am). The NEST entrance exam 2021 was conducted on August 14. The online registration cum application of NEST 2021 was closed on July 15 by the National Institute of Science Education (NISER) and Research and University of Mumbai-Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS).
Candidates are required to register online on the official website to apply for the National Entrance Screening Test (NEST). NEST 2021 is a national-level examination that takes place around 92 cities in India. To know more about NEST 2021, its admission procedure etc., candidates can read the article further.
NEST 2021 - Overview
National Entrance Screening Test
NISER - 200
CEBS - 57
Five-year Integrated M.Sc in Biological, Chemical, Mathematical, Physical, Computer and Environmental Sciences
Mode of examination
Three hours and thirty minutes
Release of the application forms
February 24, 2021
Last date to apply online
July 15, 2021
Exam centre change facility
To be notified
Release of the admit card
August 3, 2021
Conduct of NEST 2021
August 14, 2021
Release of answer key
|Last date to challenge the answer key||August 23 (8 am)|
|Final answer key||August 30|
Announcement of the results
September 1, 2021
NISER merit list
NISER 1st round of admissions
September 18 to 21
NISER 2nd round of admissions
September 23 to 26
NISER 3rd round of admissions
September 28 to 30
UM-DAE CEBS counselling
To be notified
The university has set up a standard according to which candidates will be admitted to the universities. These requirements are called eligibility criteria of NEST 2021. Candidates must make sure that they fulfill these NEST 2021 eligibility criteria in order to be deemed as eligible for NEST 2021. Candidates can take a look at the NEST eligibility criteria 2021 given below-
Passed in 12th board examination or any equivalent in the Science stream in the years 2019 to 2020 from any recognised Higher Secondary Education Board of India.
A score of at least 60% in the qualifying examination (12th standard). For SC/ST/PwD candidates, the required percent is only 55%.
Candidates must be born on or after August 1, 2001. However, for SC/ST/PwD candidates, the limit is relaxed for over five years.
The conducting bodies have released the application form of NEST 2021 on February 24, in online mode. In order to sit for NEST, the very first step that candidates need to take is to apply for the online registration on the official website. After successful registration, they can continue to fill the NEST 2021 application form where they are required to provide all the personal and academic details. However, candidates must make sure that they fill the NEST application form before the deadline set by the universities (July 15, 2021), after which no NEST application form 2021 will be considered valid and acceptable. Before filling the application form of NEST 2021, candidates must make sure that they fulfil the required eligibility criteria, failure of which will lead to them losing their candidature.
Things to keep before filling the NEST Application Form
It is better for candidates to keep certain documents with themselves before filling the application form of NEST 2021. The needed documents and/or the information are given below-
Active and valid email ID and mobile number
Class 10th mark sheet
Class 12th mark sheet
ID Proof (Aadhar Card/PAN Card/Ration Card/Voter iD/Driving License/Passport etc.)
Scanned copy of candidate’s coloured passport size photograph.
Scanned copy of candidate’s signature
NEST Application Form Documents Specifications
Format (Photograph and Signature)
Details about Debit Card/Credit Card/Netbanking to remit the NEST application form fee
How to fill the NEST Application Form 2021?
Candidates can follow the steps given below to fill their application form of NEST 2021 online easily.
Steps to fill NEST Application Form 2021
Visit the official website of NEST (nestexam.in)
Click on ‘Apply for NEST 2021’ on the homepage
Register yourself by giving the requisite information
Continue to fill in the application form by providing details
Re-check the duly filled-in application form
Pay the application fee via Debit Card/Credit Card/Netbanking
Take out multiple copies for future references
NEST Application Form Fee 2021
Candidates can pay their NEST application form fee via Debit Card/Credit Card/ Net banking etc. The website will provide a secure gateway through which candidates will be able to remit their application form’s fee.
NEST Application Fee
Fee (in INR)
Also read: NISER courses and fees
The conducting bodies have allowed as many as ninety-two cities all over India for candidates to choose from. The test-seekers can choose up to five preferred exam centres of NEST 2021 in their application form. The NEST officials try their best to allot an exam centre within the candidate’s three chosen NEST exam centres. It must be noted that, once the exam centres are allotted, there will be no change in the same. Candidates can check all the details related to their NEST 2021 exam centres printed on their admit card. It is advisable that candidates reach the exam centre of NEST 2021 an hour before the commencement of the exam to avoid any last-minute delays.
NEST Exam Centre Locations
Candidates were able to download the admit card of NEST 2021 in online mode from August 3. To download the NEST 2021 admit card, candidates were required to enter their application number and password in the login window. The NEST admit card 2021 includes all the personal details of the candidates and the examination’s details. It is advisable that the candidates must read all the important guidelines mentioned in their NEST 2021 admit card. Candidates are also instructed to carry one ID proof and passport size photograph along with their NEST admit card 2021.
Details mentioned in the NEST admit card 2021
Candidates must look out for the following details printed on their admit card of NEST 2021. If any discrepancy is found in any of the following details, candidates must report the authorities immediately.
Name of the candidates
Photograph of the candidates
Date and time of the examination
Rules and regulations to be followed by the candidates on the day of the examination.
Before sitting down to practice for the examination, candidates are suggested to go through the syllabus of NEST 2021. By going through the NEST syllabus, candidates will be able to know the subjects or topics from which the questions will be asked. In this order, candidates will also be able to prioritise the topics and subjects which carry the high marks.
To have more detailed information about NEST 2021 syllabus - Click Here
By going through the exam pattern of NEST 2021, candidates will be able to get an idea of the question paper’s structure, marking scheme, duration of the examination. For 2021, the authorities have changed the NEST exam pattern. From the 5 sections till 2020, now there will be only 4 sections in NEST 2021 paper. As per the revised NEST 2021 exam pattern, there will be no separate general section now. The marking scheme of NEST 2021 has been revised too wherein all 4 sections will have a weightage of 50 marks each, while all 4 sections will have negative marking now, unlike earlier wherein section I didn't have any negative marking. NEST 2021 is conducted in a computer-based mode for a duration of three hours and thirty minutes. The NEST 2021 exam sections with MCQs.
NEST Exam Pattern
Types of questions
Multiple Choice Questions
Section I-IV - 50 marks for each section
Negative marking all 4 sections
Candidates can have access to the question papers of NEST 2021 free of cost. The NEST question paper can turn out to be very useful for candidates who are looking for sources for their practice. Some of the NEST question papers of previous papers are given below.
NEST Question Papers
NEST Previous Years Answer Key
Candidates can take help of the answer key of NEST 2021 to have a basic idea of how much they will score in the examination. By calculating according to the marking scheme, candidates will have approximate marks that they can score. Candidates can check out the answer key of NEST of previous years.
NISER and UM-DAE CEBS have released the result of NEST 2021 in online mode on September 1. The candidates can check their individual NEST 2021 result and the marks that they scored in the examination, section-wise. To check their result of NEST 2021, candidates will be required to enter the login credentials in the login window.
How to check the NEST Result 2021?
Candidates can follow the steps given below to check their result of NEST 2021 online without any hustle.
Steps to check NEST Result
Visit the official website of NEST (nestexam.in)
Click on ‘Result’ option
Enter the login details
Click on Submit
The NEST result will be displayed on the screen
Details mentioned on the NEST Result 2021
Candidates must look out for the following details mentioned on the result of NEST 2021. If any discrepancy is found, candidates must inform the authorities immediately.
Name of the candidates
Application Number and Roll Number
Marks secured in the entrance test
There are minimum marks that the candidates need to score in order to be deemed as eligible for the admission in the universities. Failure to score the minimum marks mentioned on the NEST 2021 cut off will lead to the candidates losing their chance to be admitted in any of the universities. The NEST cut off will differ as per the participating institutes.
NISER Bhubaneswar Cut off 2019
CEBS Mumbai Cut Off 2019
NEST Merit List 2021
The NISER Bhubaneswar has released the merit list of NEST 2021 on September 3 that include the names of the selected candidates. Candidates who managed to bag a position in the NEST 2021 merit list means that they can apply for the counselling process. The NEST merit list will be released after the announcement of the results online.
Candidates who managed to get their names on the merit list released by the conducting bodies will be invited to apply for NEST 2021 counselling. Candidates are called for the NEST counselling on the basis of the cutoff. If the candidates are able to score the marks more than the minimum cut off scores provided by the officials then they are eligible for the counselling of NEST. The two different participating universities will hold the NEST counselling 2021 individually on their own official websites. Candidates are needed to carry all of their official documents and certificates for the document verification process that will take place during the NEST counselling 2021.
Documents required to carry for NEST 2021 counselling
Original caste certificate
Date of birth proof
4 passport size photograph
Government ID proof
Class 10th original mark sheet
Class 12th original mark sheet
Original disability certificate
NEST Courses 2021
Candidates can check the table given below which includes the various courses of NEST 2021 in which they can apply.
Programmes (5 year integrated)
School of Biological Sciences
M.Sc Biological Science
School of Chemical Sciences
M.Sc Chemical Science
School of Physical Sciences
M.Sc Physical Science
School of Mathematical Sciences
M.Sc Mathematical Science
School of Computer Sciences
M.Sc Computer Science
School of Environmental Sciences
M.Sc Environmental Science
NEST Contact Details:
Helpdesk number: +91-674-2494002/4003/4005
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website url: https://www.nestexam.in/
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NEST 2021 - Merit List (Released), Result, Cut Off, Counseling Process
Question: Which are the two participating universities of NEST 2021?
National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) and University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS)
Question: How many seats are offered by the two participating universities for NEST 2021?
There are a total of 200 seats offered for NEST by NISER and 57 seats offered by CEBS.
Question: What is the mode of NEST 2021?
The online examination of NEST 2021 is held in two sessions with a duration of three hours and thirty minutes for each session. NEST 2021 contain objective type questions with MCQs.
Question: What is the basic academic NEST eligibility criteria?
Aspirants must have secured at least 60 per cent in their qualifying examination (XII board examination). For SC/ST/PwD candidates, the requirement is only 55 per cent.
Question: Can I change my allotted NEST exam centre?
No, it must be noted that, once the exam centres are allotted, there will be no change in the same.
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Questions related to NEST
which is the best coaching institute for IISER and nest in odisha ?
hope you are doing well and safe. With reference to your query, I would glad inform you that their are many options in odisha who gives coaching for IISER and nest . Following are the some names of them:-
2. Jag educate
3. Mainstay abroad
4. Utkal insitute of technology and management
Hope you found this answer informative. Best wishes for your future
Is there any coaching institute in Odisha for NEST Exam. If yes, Pl. furnish the details. pls help out i need coaching.
I hope you are doing well, I think there may not be any coaching center providing preparation especially for NEST. There is no need to take any coaching for NEST especially. If you prepare for JEE Advanced/AIIMS in addition with NCERT textbooks and keep yourself updated with the recent scientific affairs. I think it would be enough for you.
I hope you find this information helpful. I wish you all the best for your future.
I have passed H.S. exam in this year 2021. After 2 years if I will be able to give the exam IAT ,NESt , JEEMain , ISI kolkata , IAcs entrance etc. for graduation in mathematics ?
Hello Buddy! Hope you're doing good.
First of all congratulations for successful completion of your intermediate. Well for the eligibility of these given exams you mentioned above, it all depends from which stream you had done your intermediate. I can simply tell you the eligibility criteria for the same. You distinguish it by yourself as you didn't mentioned your stream and percentage acquired.
1. 75% marks required in 12th if you belongs to GEN/EWS/OBC-NCL and 65% for SC/ST/PwD.
2. Subjects must be Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology as compulsory subject from recognised board of secondary education.
3. You will be admitted to IAT only through KVPY, JEE Advanced or State and Central Board Channel (SCB)
1. Pass 12th with combination of at least three subjects among PCBM.
2. In 12th minimum 60% for GEN/OBC and 55% for SC/ST/PwD.
JEE MAIN:- Pass 12th with PCM and 75% marks criteria for GEN candidate.
ISI KOLKATA :- Again you have to acquire a minimum % of 60 with PCM.
IACS:- It's also have same criteria of PCM with a minimum 60%, for reserved candidate 55%.
In short for the availability for giving these exams you have to quality your PCM with an aggregate percentage of 75%. Hope this will help you.
ALL THE BEST! WORK HARD !!
which is easy nest or iiser aptitude test??
NEST is easy if you have strong command on basics. But when compared to IISER, NEST is a bit difficult.
Yes, in NISER integrated MSc course is offered. NISER is dedicated to undergraduate and graduate education and research only. It offers a five-year integrated MSc as well as PhD degrees in pure and applied sciences. Degrees at NISER will be awarded by the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a deemed-to-be University within the Department of Atomic Energy.
IISER does not provided Integrated course in MSc. All IISERs provide BS-MS programme. The programme is provided such that you should study biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and a little humanities for first three years.
is nest exam 2021 in off line mode
As per the NEST 2021 brochure, the exam will be conducted in online mode and the student have to reach the venue as in the admit card to give the exam. You can download the admit card by visiting the official website and the NEST 2021 exam is going to be conducted on 14th August 2021.
For the official website visit the link below:
To know more about NEST exam pattern visit the link below:
I hope this answer helps. All the very best for your future endeavors!