NEST Admit Card 2020 - The National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) and UM-DAE CEBS will release the NEST 2020 admit card in online mode. The NEST admit card 2020 will be released at the official website It must be noted that the admit card of NEST can be accessed only by those candidates who would have filled the application of NEST 2020 within the given time-frame. NEST 2020 admit card is a mandatory official document which needs to be taken to the exam centre on NEST 2020.
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NEST Admit Card 2020

Along with possessing the NEST admit card 2020 on the test day, candidates must also carry one of the prescribed photo ID proofs to prove their candidature. NEST exam for 2020 is expected to be conducted in the online mode. Keep reading the article further to check other details about the admit card of NEST below.

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How to Download NEST Admit Card 2020?

Check the step by step process of downloading NEST admit card below.

Step 1 – Visit the official website

Step 2 – Click on the link – Download NEST admit card

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Step 3 – Enter your user ID and password (generated at the time of registration)

Step 4 – Click on log in button

Step 5 – Hall ticket appears on screen

Step 6 – Download and cross-check all details on it

Step 7 – Take a minimum of 2 printouts of the downloaded NEST 2020 admit card

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NEST 2020 Admit Card Details

Candidates will get the following particulars on the admit card of NEST 2020.

Candidates' name

  • Gender

  • Candidate’s category

  • Course/Programme chosen by the candidates

  • Venue/location of the exam Centre

  • Instruction for the day of the examination

  • Enrollment number

  • Application form number

Valid Photo ID Proofs for NEST Admit Card

  • Pan Card

  • Aadhaar Card

  • College ID Card

  • Passport

  • Driving License

  • Voter ID

  • Any other photo ID issued by Government agencies

How to retrieve login details for NEST 2020 Admit Card Download?

  • Visit the official website of NEST –

  • Click on the admit card link

  • Click on “Forgot password” or “Change password” link

  • For the “Forgot password” option, enter the user ID and click on “Get password” button

  • For “Change password” option, enter a user ID, old password and a new password

  • Click on “Change password” button to submit details

  • Save the new password and use that for further login

The discrepancy in Admit Card of NEST

In case of any discrepancy in the admit card particulars, candidates must reach out to the NEST officials at the earliest, on the following address/email ID.

Postal Address: The Chief Coordinator, NEST 2020 NISER Bhubaneswar, P.O. Jatni, Khurda-752050, Odisha, India

Email ID:

Official Website:

NEST 2020 Exam Day Instructions

  1. Candidates must reach the examination venue at least half an hour (30 minutes) before the examination commences.

  1. No candidate will be allowed to enter the exam centre 30 minutes after the start of the examination, i.e. 9:30 am for the first session and 3 pm for the second session.

  1. They can’t leave the examination hall before the completion of at least 2 hours of examination beginning, i.e. 11 am for the first session and 4.30 pm for the second session (except medical emergencies).

  1. Candidates must not forget to carry their NEST 2020 admit card and one identity card to the examination hall on the exam day.

  1. Use of log tables and calculators is prohibited in the examination hall.

  1. Remember to carry your own blue/black pen and other essential stationery to the centre. Exchange/sharing of these items with other candidates is strictly prohibited.

  1. Items like electronic gadgets, mobile phones, digital/smartwatches, storage devices etc., are not allowed and hence must not be brought inside the exam hall.

  1. Any candidate involved in any unfair means will be expelled from the examination centre without any warning.

NEST 2020 Exam Centres

The exam centres of NEST 2020 are the names of the cities/towns where the test would be held. While filling the NEST application form, candidates are required to select/choose 5 exam centres in order of their preference. NEST Committee allots the final exam centre to the candidates as per their order of choice and availability of the exam centres. The test centre allotted to them by the NEST Committee should be considered final and no request for its change will be entertained. NEST 2020 is expected to be held across multiple exam centres in around 91 cities/towns of India. NEST exam centres 2020 have been enlisted below.


Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NEST Admit Card 2020

Question: How can I download the NEST 2020 admit card?


You have to visit the official website of NEST ( and click on the admit card link. After this you have to enter your user ID and password and download the hall ticket of NEST. 

Question: Which documents will be considered valid as photo ID proofs along with the admit card of NEST?


You can carry one ID from these - Aadhaar Card, Voter ID, Passport, College Photo ID, DL, PAN Card and any other photo ID issued by Government agencies.

Question: What if the admit card is tampered or torn?


According to the NEST officials, the admit card must not be tampered or torn. It will only be considered if it’s in a good condition.

Question: I had registered but not paid the NEST application fee. Would I be eligible for accessing the admit card?


Your application will only be accepted by the NEST officials if you have completed the application process of NEST, which includes fee payment as well. Without fee payment, the application form can not be completed.

Question: What if I forget or loose my user ID and password?


You can retrieve your password. Use the option 'Oops! I forgot my password' link provided on the login page and retrieve the password. The password can be retrieved maximum twice.

Question: Will I get the admit card on my registered email ID or at my mailing address through post?


No. You have to only download the NEST admit card 2020 from online by using your user ID and password. It will not be sent to anyone through any other means.  

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what are the minimum marks needed to clear the NEST exam ?

Zayed khan 15th May, 2020


The cutoff varies every year. If you are an unreserved candidate, a minimum rank of 500 will get you into CEBS or NISER in first round counselling. AIR 1000 for reserved categories.

There are high chances for you if you score around 50% in the NEST exam.

  • For each section, 20% of the average of the best 100 scores in that section will be considered as Section wise Minimum Admissible Score (SMAS).
  • It means if the average of the best 100 scores in Chemistry section will be 40 out of 50, then SMAS for this section will be 40 x 0.20 = 8 marks. This process is similar to other section also.
  • Candidates should secure equal to or more than particular SMAS in the General section & also in at least three subject sections. Then, these subject sections will be counted in merit list calculation. In case, candidate’s scores SMAS in all four subjects sections, then the best three subject scores will be counted.
  • In a case, candidates not score SMAS in the general section or at least three subject sections, then they will not be allotted any merit rank & will not be eligible for admission.

Hope this helps.



can a mpc student attempt biology in nest??? are there any minimum marks for each subject to qualify?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 7th May, 2020


nest 2020 application has extended to 31 may, 2020.

the eligibility criteria is

candidates must have pass 12th course from a recognized university in the year of 2019/2018  are eligible to apply.  candidate from general category should have secured minimum aggregate of 60% marks. For ST/SC candidates, minimum aggregate marks are 55%. candidates must have studies mathematics, physics, chemistry , biology or life science as a subject in 10+2 course.

there is no separate qualifying score applicable to each subject. there will be two paper, in section 1 there is general aptitude questions, Section 2 will contain questions from Biology, Section 3 from Chemistry, Section 4 from Mathematics and Section 5 from Physics. Candidates have to attempt any three other sections after attempting Section I.


which degree do we get by giving nest exam,?

Megha 1st May, 2020

Hello Shreyash !

National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is conducted jointly by National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and Mumbai University - Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai.

By NEST exam you will get admission in M.SC courses , in Biology , Chemistry ,Mathematics and Physics.

You can check more about this exam on our site :

Hope it helps !


Would JEE mains be further extended. What will be expected exam date according to you ?

Harsha Sinha 25th Apr, 2020
Hi there,
There are lot of new about jee mains like there are some chances of cancelling jee advance so by seeing all those things
In my opinion the second jee mains paper would be conducted around 1-2 week of june before that there is not high chances of the exam to happen
So prepare well for the exam. And try to score more tha  250.
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I hope this help

What is the official website of nest examination?? Please provide me from I can get mock test. Nest 2020 mock test is available now or it will available afterwards???

Devraj Student Expert 21st Apr, 2020


Here is the link for the official website of NEST exam

And download the Sample Papers for NEST exam from this link

Practise well and score better.

All the best!!

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