NEST Application Form 2019
Sherin Tressa, 07 Jan 2019, #NEST

NEST Application Form 2019 - The NISER Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai has announced NEST 2019 application form on January 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm. The application form of NEST 2019 is available only in online mode and candidates cannot register for NEST 2019 in any other mode. Candidates who wish to apply for five-year integrated M.Sc programmes in NISER and University of Mumbai can fill and submit the NEST application form 2019 by March 11, 2019, after paying an application fee for NEST. The application process of NEST 2019 is classified in four steps beginning with the NEST registration. Candidates need to first complete the NEST 2019 registration process after which they will be directed to the online NEST application form link. Candidates must note that they are required to upload the scanned image of their passport size photograph and signature in the NEST 2019 application form in the specified dimensions. The National Entrance Screening Test a computer based exam will be held on June 1, 2019,  across 90 cities of India. Read more to understand the steps to fill the NEST application form along with the application fee details of NEST 2019.
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NEST Application Form 2019 - Important Dates



NEST Registration and Application Starts

January 7, 2019 (Released)

Last date to register and apply for NEST 2019

March 11, 2019

NEST 2019

June 1, 2019

NEST Application For 2019 - Eligibility Criteria

It is important that candidates check the eligibility criteria prescribed for the entrance test before filling the NEST 2019 Application Form. Aspirants can check the detailed eligibility criteria mentioned here-

  • Candidates who wish to apply for the integrated M.Sc programmes must have completed their Class 12 qualifying examination or equivalent from a recognized university with minimum 60 percent marks in case of a general or OBC category student, while candidates who belong to the SC/ST category need to secure a minimum of 55 percent marks in their qualifying examination.

  • Candidates must have qualified Class 12 examination in 2017 or 2018. Candidates who are appearing for Class 12 examination in 2019 are also eligible to apply for the test.

  • Candidates who wish to apply must be born on or after August 1, 1999. There will be a relaxation of 5 years in age limit for SC/ST PwD candidates.

NEST application form 2019 - Prerequisites

The MSc aspirants are required to keep the following things ready before filling NEST 2019 application form.

  • Class 10 Mark sheet

  • Class 12 Mark sheet

  • Scanned images of Photograph and Signature

How to fill NEST Application Form 2019

The candidates can fill NEST 2019 application form in four steps. Those who are filling the application form of NEST 2019 can follow the steps mentioned below-

Step 1: Registration

Click on the Application link in the website. Once you click on ‘Apply Online’ the options for ‘New Registration’ and ‘Login’ will appear. Click on the ‘New Registration’ tab

Enter the following details for registration

  • Applicants Name

  • Date of Birth

  • Class 10 Roll Number/Seat Number

  • Gender 

  • Mobile Number

  • Email ID

After entering all the details click on ‘Register’. Candidates will now receive a Username and Password on the registered mobile number. Along with this, an email containing the login link will be sent to the registered email ID.

Step 2: Login

Check the email and click on the login link provided in the email ID

Enter the username and password provided via SMS

After logging in candidates will not be able to fill the NEST Application Form.

Step 3: Personal Details and Educational Qualification

After logging in candidates will see a pre-entered non -editable Form which will contain the details entered during the registration step.

  • Exam City preference

Here candidates can select an exam centre city of their choice and convenience from the drop down box provided to them in the Application Form. Candidates can give up to five preferences. 

After entering the preferences click on ‘Save and Next

  • Educational Qualification

Candidates must their qualifying examination details which include

Class 10 details

  • Name of Board

  • Year of passing

  • Percentage of marks scored

Class 12 details

  • Name of Board

  • Year of Passing

  • Percentage of Marks scored

Upload Photograph and signature

Candidates can upload the photograph and signature by clicking on ‘Click here to upload

Size of images to be uploaded



Passport Size Photograph

80 Kb


Step 4: Application Fee


Fee (Rs.)

General OBC (Male)

Rs. 1200

Female (All categories)Rs. 600

SC/ST (Male)

Rs. 600

PwDRs. 600

Candidates can submit the NEST application fee through either Credit Card/ Debit card or through net banking facilities. After the payment is processed candidates will be directed to a declaration at the end of which they need to click on the ‘I Agree’ tab. After this step a summary of the Application will be displayed. Candidates can take a print out of the summary for further reference. Candidates can take a print out of the application form of NEST 2019 for further reference.

NEST Application Form 2019 - Exam Centre Preference

Candidates appearing for NEST 2019 can select upto five exam cities from the drop down box in the NEST 2019 Application Form. NEST 2019 will be held across 90 cities in the country. A few of the cities are mentioned here.

NEST Application Form 2019: Highlights

  1. The application form of NEST 2019 is now available till March 11, 2019

  2. Candidates need to first complete the NEST registration process after which they will be provided with a username and password to login and fill the NEST 2019 Application Form

  3. The Application fee can be submitted online through the SBI payment gateway

  4. Candidates can choose the mode of payment from the options given.

  5. Candidates also need to enter the examination city of their choice in the Application Form.

  6. Candidates can choose upto 5 exam centre cities in their order of preference. 

  7. Candidates will receive a summary of the Application Form after they hit the final submission button.

NEST Application Form 2019 - FAQ's

Q: When is the NEST 2019 application form expected?

Ans: The application form of NEST 2019 has been released and the candidates can apply for it online.

Q: How many exam centres can a candidates opt for while filling the application form of NEST 2019

Ans: Candidates can opt for upto 5 exam centres in the application form.

Q: What is the size of the photograph and signature to be uploaded?

Ans: The image of signature and the passport size photograph to be uploaded is 80 KB

Q: Can a candidates appearing for their class 12 examination in 2019 apply for NEST?

Ans: Yes, candidates who are about to appear for their class 12 board exam this year are also eligible to apply for NEST 2019.

Q: Is there an age limit for candidates to apply for NEST 2019

Ans: Candidates who wish to apply for NEST 2019 must be born on or after August 1, 1999. A relaxation of 5 years is applicable for SC/ST and PwD candidates. 

Q: What is the application fee for NEST application form 2019

Ans: Male candidates belonging to the general and OBC categories must pay an application fee of Rs 1200. Female candidates from all candidates and male candidates from the SC/ST and PwD categories must pay an application fee pf Rs 600. 

Q: Can the application fee be submitted offline?

Ans: NO, the application fee has to be paid online through either credit or debit card or through net banking services.

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