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NEST Eligibility Criteria 2024, Age Limit, Qualification, Percentage, Seats, Courses

NEST Eligibility Criteria 2024, Age Limit, Qualification, Percentage, Seats, Courses

Edited By Anurag Reddy | Updated on Jun 18, 2024 02:23 PM IST | #NEST

NEST Eligibility Criteria 2024 - The NISER along with UM-DAE CEBS has released the NEST 2024 eligibility criteria along with the official brochure in online mode. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying for NEST 2024. The NEST eligibility 2024 mentions the age limit and the academic qualifications that candidates must possess to be eligible for admission.

NEST Eligibility Criteria 2024, Age Limit, Qualification, Percentage, Seats, Courses
NEST Eligibility Criteria 2024, Age Limit, Qualification, Percentage, Seats, Courses

Students should meet the NEST exam 2024 eligibility criteria to qualify for admissions. The NEST exam will be conducted in computer-based mode. Candidates can read the further article to know more details about NEST 2024 eligibility criteria.

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NEST Eligibility Criteria 2024

The NEST 2024 eligibility criteria includes age limit and minimum academic qualification that a candidate has to meet to apply for National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2024.

NEST 2024 Eligibility Criteria - Educational Qualification

As per the NEST 2024 eligibility criteria, candidates should have completed their class 10+2 with a minimum aggregate of 60% from Science stream. They also must have qualified the last qualifying examination. The candidates of general/OBC category must have passed with at least 60% aggregate, whereas reserved (SC/ST/PwD) category candidates must have scored at least 55% in their Class 12th qualifying exam.

NEST Eligibility Criteria 2024 - Age Limit

To be eligible for NEST 2024, candidates must match the required age limit prescribed by the university. It must be noted that the age limit of NEST 2024 eligibility criteria varies for candidates depending upon their category. Candidates of the General/OBC category must be born on or after August 1, 2004, while the reserved (SC/ ST/ PwD) category candidates are given a relaxation of maximum of 5 years.

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NEST Reservation Criteria 2024

NISER and CEBS will offer reservations to the reserved category candidates applying for admission. NISER and CEBS also reserve a certain percentage of seats for candidates of SC/ ST, OBC-NCL, PwD and Supernumerary Quota seats for candidates who are from Jammu and Kashmir.

OBC-NCL

  • 27% of the total seats are reserved in the admission process for candidates of the OBC-NCL category. It must be noted that candidates belonging to the OBC category are not considered eligible for reservation. Such candidates are treated the same as General category candidates. Even candidates who belong to the Socially and Educationally Backward Class have to match the criteria of OBC NCL to be considered eligible for the reservation as stated by the state government.

SC/ ST

  • 15% of the total seats are reserved for candidates of SC category, whereas 7.5% of seats will be reserved for candidates of ST category. To avail the reservation, candidates have to submit the requisite documents like a caste certificate to the admission committee during admission.

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PwD

  • Candidates of PwD category will have 5% of the total seats reserved for them. The disability certificate presented by candidates has to be in accordance with the latest guidelines specified by the Government of India.

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Supernumerary Quota for students from Jammu and Kashmir

  • Two supernumerary seats at both NISER Bhubaneswar and UMDAE-CBS will be reserved for candidates from Jammu and Kashmir. To avail the supernumerary quota, candidates must have completed their class 12th from the State Board of Jammu and Kashmir or from CBSE-affiliated schools which are located in Jammu and Kashmir.

NEST Courses 2024

Candidates applying for National Entrance Screening Test should check out the list of NEST 2024 courses offered at NISER and UMDAE-CBS. Check out the table below to know the NEST courses 2024 offered at different schools.

NEST 2024 Courses

School

Programmes

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

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NEST Seats 2024

Candidates who wish to appear in the NEST 2024 courses should check out the number of seats available at NISER and CEBS. Eligible candidates are offered admission to a total of 249 seats offered at M.Sc courses by NISER Bhubaneswar and UMDAE-BS.

NEST 2024 Seats

Category

NISER Bhubaneswar

UMDAE CBS

General

101

23

SC

15

3

ST

30

7

OBC NCL

54

12

PwD

3% of each category

3% of each category

Supernumerary

2

2

Total

202

47

NEST Application Form 2024

NISER Bhubaneswar has releassed the NEST application form on April 3, 2024. The deadline to fill and submit the NEST application form 2024 is May 31. The application process of NEST 2024 is completely online. Candidates have to enter their personal and academic details in the NEST 2024 application form. All the details mentioned in the NEST application form 2024 must be correct.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What percentage of seats is reserved for candidates belonging to OBC-NCL and SC/ST category?

27% of seats will be reserved for candidates of OBC-NCL category, whereas for SC/ST category candidates the 15% seats will be reserved.

2. When will the NEST application form 2024 be released?

NEST 2024 application form has been released on April 3, 2024.

3. What percentage of total seats is reserved for candidates of PwD category?

The 5% of the total seats will be reserved for candidates who belong to the PwD category.

4. Who is eligible for NEST ?

Candidates of General/OBC category must be born on or after August 1, 2004, while the reserved (SC/ ST/ PwD) category candidates are given a relaxation of maximum 5 years.

5. What is the last date to fill the NEST 2024 application form?

The last date to fill out the NEST application form 2024  is May 31.

6. What is the age limit for the NEST Exam?

Candidates of General and OBC category born on or after August 1, 2003, and SC/ST/Divyangjan candidates born on or after August 1, 2009, are eligible for admission to NISER/CEBS's Integrated MSc programme.

7. How many times can I attempt the NEST exam?

There is no limit on attempts for the NEST 2023 exam.

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Have a question related to NEST ?

No, qualifying NEST exam won't directly lead you to pursue MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery). NEST serves a different purpose.

The National Entrance Screening Test is for admission to five-year integrated M.Sc. programs at specific universities like National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) and Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS). It focuses on Science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology).

To pursue MBBS, you need to qualify for a separate medical entrance exam like the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). NEET is the primary gateway for admission to undergraduate medical programs in India.

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Question : Comprehension:
Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow.
The Black Drongo also known as the King Crow, is a small Asian bird of the drongo family. Previously, it was seen as a subspecies of the African Fork-tailed Drongo but is now recognized as a full species. It is a common resident breeder in much of tropical southern Asia from southwest Iran through India and Sri Lanka to southern China and Indonesia. It is a wholly black bird with a distinctive forked tail and measures 28 cm in length.
Feeding on insects, it is commonly found in open agricultural areas and light forest areas throughout its range, perching conspicuously on a bare perch or along power or telephone lines.
The species is famous for its aggressive behaviour towards much larger birds, such as crows, and never hesitates to dive-bomb any birds of prey that invade its territory. Smaller birds often nest in the well-guarded vicinity of a nesting Black Drongo
The Black Drongo has been introduced to some Pacific islands, where it has thrived and become abundant to the point of threatening and causing the extinction of native and endemic bird species there.
Drongos fly with strong flaps of the wing and are capable of fast manoeuvres that enable them to capture flying insects. With short legs, they sit upright on thorny bushes, bare perches or electricity wires. They may also perch on grazing animals.
The Black Drongo is found predominantly in open country and usually perches and hunts close to the ground. They are mostly aerial predators of insects but also glean from the ground or off vegetation.
They are found as summer visitors to northeastern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan but are mainly resident south from the Indus Valley up to Bangladesh and into India and Sri Lanka.
Question:
Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?

Option 1: The drongo looks exactly like a crow.

Option 2: Smaller birds are protected by the drongo.

Option 3: This bird is a native of tropical countries in south-Asia.

Option 4: The drongo is a small perching bird.

Correct Answer: The drongo looks exactly like a crow.


Solution : The first option is the correct choice.

The statement "the drongo looks exactly like a crow" is not true, according to the passage.

The passage describes the Black Drongo as a wholly black bird with a distinctive forked tail, measuring 28 cm in length. While it mentions that the Black Drongo is sometimes known as the King Crow, this is likely due to its aggressive behaviour towards larger birds, such as crows, and not because it looks exactly like a crow.

Question : Comprehension:
Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow.
The Black Drongo also known as the King Crow, is a small Asian bird of the drongo family. Previously, it was seen as a subspecies of the African Fork-tailed Drongo but is now recognised as a full species. It is a common resident breeder in much of tropical southern Asia from southwest Iran through India and Sri Lanka to southern China and Indonesia. It is a wholly black bird with a distinctive forked tail and measures 28 cm in length.
Feeding on insects, it is commonly found in open agricultural areas and light forest areas throughout its range, perching conspicuously on a bare perch or along power or telephone lines.
The species is famous for its aggressive behaviour towards much larger birds, such as crows, and never hesitates to dive-bomb any birds of prey that invade its territory. Smaller birds often nest in the well-guarded vicinity of a nesting Black Drongo.
The Black Drongo has been introduced to some Pacific islands, where it has thrived and become abundant to the point of threatening and causing the extinction of native and endemic bird species there.
Drongos fly with strong flaps of the wing and are capable of fast manoeuvres that enable them to capture flying insects. With short legs, they sit upright on thorny bushes, bare perches or electricity wires. They may also perch on grazing animals.
The Black Drongo is found predominantly in open country and usually perches and hunts close to the ground. They are mostly aerial predators of insects but also glean from the ground or off vegetation.
They are found as summer visitors to northeastern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan but are mainly resident south from the Indus Valley up to Bangladesh and into India and Sri Lanka.
Question:
What was the impact of trying to introduce the species to the Pacific islands?

Option 1: They decreased in numbers drastically.

Option 2: They returned to the lands of their origin.

Option 3: They proved to be a threat to the local birds.

Option 4: They did not survive in the changed climate conditions.

Correct Answer: They proved to be a threat to the local birds.


Solution : The third option is the correct choice.

The impact of introducing the Black Drongo species to some Pacific islands was that they thrived and became abundant to the point of threatening and causing the extinction of native and endemic bird species there.

The passage states that the Black Drongo has been introduced to these islands, and as a result of its successful establishment and proliferation, it poses a threat to the local bird species.

Question : Comprehension:
Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow.
The Black Drongo also known as the King Crow, is a small Asian bird of the drongo family. Previously, it was seen as a subspecies of the African Fork-tailed Drongo but is now recognised as a full species. It is a common resident breeder in much of tropical southern Asia, from southwest Iran through India and Sri Lanka to southern China and Indonesia. It is a wholly black bird with a distinctive forked tail and measures 28 cm in length.
Feeding on insects, it is commonly found in open agricultural areas and light forest areas throughout its range, perching conspicuously on a bare perch or along power or telephone lines.
The species is famous for its aggressive behaviour towards much larger birds, such as crows, and never hesitates to dive-bomb any birds of prey that invade its territory. Smaller birds often nest in the well-guarded vicinity of a nesting Black Drongo.
The Black Drongo has been introduced to some Pacific islands, where it has thrived and become abundant to the point of threatening and causing the extinction of native and endemic bird species there.
Drongos fly with strong flaps of the wing and are capable of fast manoeuvres that enable them to capture flying insects. With short legs, they sit upright on thorny bushes, bare perches or electricity wires. They may also perch on grazing animals.
The Black Drongo is found predominantly in open country and usually perches and hunts close to the ground. They are mostly aerial predators of insects but also glean from the ground or off vegetation.
They are found as summer visitors to northeastern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan but are mainly resident south from the Indus Valley up to Bangladesh and into India and Sri Lanka.
Question:
Which one of the following statements made about the Drongo in the passage will NOT help us to identify the bird?
 

Option 1: It is completely black.

Option 2: It is recognised as a full species.

Option 3: It hunts close to the ground.

Option 4: It has a forked tail.

Correct Answer: It is recognised as a full species.


Solution : The second option is the correct choice.

The statement "It is recognised as a full species" will not help us identify the bird.

The reason is that recognising the Black Drongo as a full species provides information about its taxonomic classification. it does not provide distinctive visual or behavioural characteristics that would aid in the identification of the bird. Identifying a bird typically involves features such as physical appearance, colouration, size, behaviour, or other specific traits.

Correct Answer: Complicated situation.


Solution : The correct choice is the third option.

The idiom a mare's nest typically refers to a situation or discovery that initially appears promising or exciting but ultimately turns out to be illusory, non-existent, or more complicated than originally thought. It signifies a false or misleading discovery that appears significant but is, in reality, meaningless or without substance.

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