NEST 2021: Dates, Application Form, Admit Card, Syllabus, Exam Pattern
NEST 2021 - The conducting bodies, NISER and UM-DAE CEBS will open the online facility for candidates to fill the NEST application form 2021 in the second week of January. Candidates who wish to seek admission in various five-year integrated M. Sc. courses can apply for the admission in NEST 2021. Candidates will be required to register online on the official website to apply for the National Entrance Screening Test (NEST). After successful registration, eligible candidates will be allotted NEST 2021 admit card with the help of which aspirants will be able to sit for the exam. The result of NEST 2021 will be announced in the form of the merit list which will include the names of the selected candidates. Those candidates who manage to pass the online examination will be called for NEST 2021 counselling in the two universities.
NEST 2021 is a national-level examination which takes place around 90 states and 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
NEST 2021 - Important Dates
Release of the application forms
Second week of January 2021
Last date to apply online
Second week of June 2021
Exam centre change facility
Last week of June 2021
Release of the admit card
First week of September 2021
Conduct of NEST 2021
Last week of September 2021
Release of answer key
First week of October 2021
Announcement of the results
Second week of October 2021
Release of the cut off
Second week of October 2021
Last week of October 2021
UM-DAE CEBS counselling
Last week of October 2021
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 Eligibility Criteria 2021
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.
NEST Application Form 2021
The conducting bodies will release the application form of NEST 2021 in the second week of January 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 will be 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, 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 fulfill 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/Netbanking 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)
NEST Exam Centres 2021
The conducting bodies allotts as many as ninety one cities/states all over India for candidates to choose from. The test-seekers can choose upto 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
For more detailed information on TISS BAT Exam Centres 2021, click here
NEST Admit Card 2021
Candidates will be able to download the admit card of NEST 2021 in the first week of September in online mode. To download the NEST 2021 admit card, candidates will be 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 photographs 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.
NEST Syllabus 2021
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
NEST Exam Pattern 2021
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. NEST 2021 is conducted in a computer-based mode for a duration of three hours and thirty minutes. The NEST 2021 exam consists of five sections with MCQs. Negative marking is applicable for a few sections as given in the table below.
NEST Exam Pattern
Types of questions
Multiple Choice Questions
Section I - 30 marks
Section II-V - 50 marks
No negative marking for Section I
NEST Previous Years Question Paper
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.
NEST Answer Key
NEST Result 2021
The conducting bodies will be announcing the result of NEST 2021 in the second week of October in online mode. The candidates will be able to 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 hussle.
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
NEST Cut Off 2021
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 conducting bodies will release the merit list of NEST 2021 which will 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.
NEST Counselling 2021
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
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NEST 2021: Dates, Application Form, Admit Card, Syllabus, Exam Pattern
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 will have 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
studing in class 10 nest year I will give 10 board exam so I want to do in defence I want information about rashtriya military school and Sainik school for class 11 admission
Admission to Class 11 at Rashtriya Military school will be based on class 10 board exam results. No written exam will be held for admission to class 11.
The candidate should not be less than 15 years and more than 16 years of age on July of the year of admission. No day scholars are allowed. Admissions are exclusively for boys.
Applications Forms. Prospectus and Application forms can be obtained from any of the Rashtriya Military Schools by paying Rs 550/-( Rs 275/- in case of SC/ST , copy of the Caste certificate to be submitted).Application form can also be obtained through by post forwarding self addressed slip and Rs 600/-(Rs 325/-for SC/ST including Rs 50/- Postage Charge) Applicants to forward self address for Prospectus and application form along with Demand Draft for the amount payable at respective Rashtriya Military School ( in favour of " Principal , Rashtriya Military School") ALL APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY ROUTED THROUGH RASHTRIYA MILITARY SCHOOLS.
For more information use the official link
Admission in class 11 at Sainik school is also on the basis of the marks secured in class 10 board examination
Hope this helps
which is best college in bhopal for bsc ? is there any nest gov. college that provide dual degree (bsc + b.ed.)
Some best BSc coffering colleges in Bhopal are listed below :
- Bonnie foi College - [BFC]
- Institute for Excellence in Higher Education - [IEHE]
- Government M L B Girls PG College - [MLB]
- Government Motilal Vigyan Mahavidyalaya
- Sri Sathya Sai College for Women
- Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication - [MCRPSV]
And the colleges providing BSc + B.Ed are listed as below.
- NMKRV College For Women ( NMKRV) , Bangalore
- Lovely Professional University ( LPU) , Phagwara
- The ICFAI University , Dehradun
- Regional Institute Of Education ( RIE) , Bhopal
- Periyar Maniammai University ( PMU) , Thanjavur
Hope this helps.
Is Biology compulsary in 12th for nest exam?
The NEST (National Entrance Screening Test) Exam will consist of five sections.
Section I is the General section which is compulsory.
Section II-V (Subject Section) will consist of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology.
Only the best three scores of section II-V will be considered for the preparation of the Merit List of NISER and UM-DAE-CEBS.
But, to get admission to NISER and UM-DAE-CEBS you have to fulfill SMAS and MAP criteria. If you cannot fulfill these two criteria, you will not be eligible to get admission to both institutions in spite of you get extraordinary marks. If you want to know more about SMAS and MAP, follow the below-provided link.
Well, I am giving you a brief idea about SMAS (Section-wise Minimum Admissionable Score). For each section, ‘20% of the average of the best 100 scores in that section’ will be considered as SMAS. In easy language, you have to score a certain minimum mark in each section to eligible for admission.
For NISER admission, you have to score equal to or more than the respective SMAS in General Section as well as all Four Subject Sections.
For UM-DAE-CEBS admission, you have to score equal to or more than the respective SMAS in the General Section as well as in any of the Three Subject Sections.
If you want to get admission to NISER, but, your biology is weak, still you have to study biology to qualify for the SMAS for the biology section. You have to correct 3–5 questions to qualify for the SMAS and your Merit Marks will be calculated with PCM.
If you want to get admission to CEBS, you need NOT study biology; You can qualify for the Nest exam with PCM.
For detailed information about SMAS, MAP, and Merit List preparation process follow this link (https://www.bestphysicsnotes.com/2020/10/nest-exam-niser-admission.html) and read the paragraphs under the heading “Nest 2021 Merit List Preparation”
Best of Luck for the NEST Exam!
more exam like nest for under graduation student?
The exams for undergraduate students are as follows:
1. IIT JAM
3. TIFR GS
5. INAT Test
6. ICAR AIEEA
7. GATE science
These are some exams for undergraduate students. You can give any of them according to your interest.
Hope my answer will help you
my OBC category rank is 252 for nest 2020 is there any chance of getting seat in cebs Mumbai???
*NEST is a compulsory test for students seeking admission to National NISER, Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai DAE CEBS, Mumbai. The cutoffs depends on various factors like number of seats available, number of applicants, difficulty level of the exam etc. Since you have not mentioned your category I assume you belong to general category. Based on the previous year cutoffs for CEBS the cutoff rank was 350 and for OBC it was 60, for SC-50 and ST-15. Hence you possibility to get in CEBS is low. You may go for NISER as the cutoff for general category was 800 in 2019. Anyways attend the counselling and try your luck. The counselling round 1 dates for NISER and CEBS are 22nd October and 2nd November respectively.
* for more information and cutoff you can visit the given below links which will help you:
Hope this helps you.