NEST 2020 application submission last date extended till May 31.
NEST Eligibility Criteria 2020 - NISER Bhubaneswar and Centre of Excellence in Basic Sciences - University of Mumbai has released the NEST 2020 eligibility criteria with official admission notification on January 6, 2020. Candidates appearing for the entrance examination must check the eligibility criteria of NEST 2020 before filling the application form. Only those candidates who have completed their 12th class examination with a regular science stream will be eligible to apply for NEST 2020. NEST 2020 eligibility criteria mention the age limit and academic qualification required for admission in Integrated M.Sc programmes of NISER Bhubaneswar and CEBS. The entrance examination of NEST will be conducted in online mode. Any candidate who does not meet the eligibility criteria of NEST 2020 but clear the entrance examination will not be considered eligible for admission. To know more details on NEST 2020 eligibility criteria, read the article below.LATEST: NEST Application form 2020 submission the last date extended to May 31UM-DAE CBS will offer 12 seats through KVPY and 2 seats through National Science Olympiad in five years integrated M.Sc programme. Click here to check complete details
The eligibility criteria of NEST 2020 are the minimum academic qualification and age limit required for applying in the admission process of National Entrance Screening Test 2020.
Candidates applying must have passed class 12th examination with at least 60% from the regular Science stream. Candidates must also have passed the last qualifying examination in the years 2018 or 2019. Those candidates who are waiting for the result can also apply for admissions in Integrated M.Sc programmes of NEST 2020. Candidates from the General/ OBC category must have secured at least 60% in aggregate, whereas candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PwD category must have secured 55% in their class 12th qualifying examination.
It is mandatory for the candidates applying for NEST 2020 entrance examination to fall under the age limit of NEST 2020 eligibility criteria. Candidates belonging to General / OBC category must be born on or after August 1, 2000. The candidates belonging to the reserved categories such as SC/ ST/ PwD category will get a relaxation of maximum five years.
Candidates applying for admission in M.Sc programmes offered by NISER Bhubaneswar and UMDAE-CBS can check the list of NEST 2020 courses. Given below in the table is the list of NEST programmes 2020 offered by different schools.
School of Biological Sciences
M.Sc Biological Sciences
School of Chemical Sciences
M.SC Chemical Sciences
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 Sciences
Candidates must check the total seats of NEST 2020 before filling the application form. There are a total of 249 seats offered for M.Sc programmes conducted at NISER Bhubaneswar and UMDAE CBS.
3% of each category
The university offers reservations to the reserved category candidates in the admission process. There is a certain percentage of seats that are reserved for candidates belonging to SC/ ST, OBC-NCL, PwD and Supernumerary Quota for Jammu and Kashmir.
27% of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to OBC-NCL candidates. For candidates belonging to OBC Creamy layer are not eligible for reservation. Such candidates will be treated as General category candidates. Candidates belonging to Socially and Educationally Backward Class need to fulfill the criteria of OBC NCL to avail the reservation as specified by some state government.
15% of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to SC category, whereas 7.5% seats are reserved for candidates belonging to ST category. Candidates need to produce the reserved category candidates to the admission committee at the time of admission.
5% of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to the PwD category. Candidates must make sure that the disability certificate must be in accordance with the latest guidelines of the Government of India.
Supernumerary Quota for students from Jammu and Kashmir
Two supernumerary seats both at NISER Bhubaneswar and UMDAE-CBS are reserved for candidates belonging to Jammu and Kashmir. Only those candidates who have appeared for class 12th examination through the State Board of Jammu and Kashmir and from CBSE affiliated schools located in Jammu and Kashmir are eligible for the supernumerary quota.
Candidates who meet the NEST 2020 eligibility criteria can start filling out the application form of NEST 2020 from January 8, 2020. The last date to fill the admission form of NEST 2020 is May 31, 2020. The mode of application is online only. The complete process of filling NEST application form 2020 is divided into four easy steps for the convenience of the candidates
Step 1: Online Registration
Step 2: Login
Step 3: Personal Details and Educational Qualification
Step 4: Application Fee Payment
Yes, the candidates belonging to the reserved category will get the age relaxation upto 5 Years as per the eligibility criteria of NEST 2020.
Candidates applying for NEST 2020 must have completed class 12th examination with at least 60% in aggregate.
Both NISER Bhubaneswar and CEBS reserves two seats for the candidates belonging to Jammu and Kashmir.
No, there is no reservation offered for OBC creamy layer candidates.
15% seats for SC candidates and 7.5% seats for ST candidates are reserved as per the eligibility criteria of NEST 2020.
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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.
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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.
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.
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Here is the link for the official website of NEST exam https://www.nestexam.in/
And download the Sample Papers for NEST exam from this link
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