NEST Cutoff 2019
Sherin Tressa, 08 Nov 2018, #NEST

NEST Cutoff 2019 - The National Institute of Science Education and Research and Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences - University of Mumbai will release the NEST 2019 cutoff after June 17, 2019. The cutoff of NEST 2019 is the minimum marks required by candidates to qualify for the NEST admission counselling process. NEST will be conducted in the online mode for a duration of three hours. Candidates will be marks based on the marks scored in the general as well as subject sections of the question paper. Candidates need to answer section I compulsory for which their Minimum Admissible Score (MAS) will be marked and also any three of Sections II to V for which their Sectional Minimum Admissible Score (SMAS)  will be calculated. Candidates must note that they must score a minimum mark in section I but do not score a minimum mark for the subject sections they will not be considered for the merit list of NEST 2019. The NEST cutoff 2019 for the reserved categories will be released separately. Read more to check the cutoff calculation for (MAS) and (SMAS)

Factors affecting NEST 2019 Cutoff

The cutoff NEST 2019 is the qualifying marks candidates must secure to qualify for the admission counselling round. The NEST cutoff 2019 will be released after the NEST results are released online. The cutoff will be calculated based on a few factors which include

  • Candidates appeared for the test

  • Minimum marks secured by candidates

  • Difficulty level of the exam

NEST 2019 Cutoff - Merit List Calculation

The cutoff of NEST 2019 will be calculated in the following 

‘Section–wise’ and ‘total’ NEST cutoff marks

  • The sum of the candidates total score in the general section and best three scores in the subject section.

  • For each section 20 percent of the average of the best 100 scores in that section will be considered as Section–wise Minimum Admissible Score (SMAS).

  • For example, if the average of the best 100 scores in Biology section is 40 out of 50, then SMAS for Physics section would be 40*0.20 = 8 marks. 

  • Candidate must score equal or more SMAS in the General section as well as three subject sections out of five. These sections will then be counted for merit list calculation. 

  • MAS for NEST 2019 will be 90 which is 50 percent of total marks which is 180.

NEST Cutoff 2019 - Minimum Admissible Score

  • To secure a merit rank candidates must score an equal or above of the Minimum Admissible Score (MAS)

  • The Minimum Admissible Score (MAS) for NEST 2019 will be 90 which is 50 percent of total marks (180)

  • Candidates who score an equal or more MAS but do not secure SMAS in the general section or in at least three sections will not be allotted merit rank. 

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