NEST Eligibility Criteria 2020
Updated on Sep 3, 2019 - 12:51 p.m. IST by Vishwas Garia
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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 regular science stream will be eligible to apply for NEST 2020. NEST 2020 eligibility criteria mentions 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 on June 6, 2020. 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 released on January 8

NEST Eligibility Criteria 2020

The eligibility criteria of NEST 2020 is the minimum academic qualification and age limit required for applying in admission process of National Entrance Screening Test 2020.

NEST Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Academic Qualification

Candidates applying must have passed class 12th examination with at least 60% from 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 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.

NEST Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Age Limit

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.

NEST Courses 2020

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.

NEST 2020 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

NEST Seats 2020

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.

NEST 2020 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 Reservation Criteria 2020

The university offers reservation to the reserved category candidates in the admission process. There are certain percentage of seats which are reserved for candidates belonging to SC/ ST, OBC-NCL, PwD and Supernumerary Quota for Jammu and Kashmir.

OBC-NCL

  • 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.

SC/ ST

  • 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.

PwD

  • 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 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.

NEST Application Form 2020

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 will be April 3, 2020. The mode of application will be 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

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NEST Eligibility Criteria 2020

Question: Is there any age relaxation for reserved category candidates?

Answer:

Yes, the candidates belonging to the reserved category will get the age relaxation upto 5 Years as per the eligibility criteria of NEST 2020.

Question: Is there any percentage criteria for admission in NEST 2020?

Answer:

Candidates applying for NEST 2020 must have completed class 12th examination with at least 60% in aggregate.

Question: How many supernumerary seats are reserved for Jammu and Kashmir candidates?

Answer:

Both NISER Bhubaneswar and CEBS reserves two seats for the candidates belonging to Jammu and Kashmir.

Question: Is there any reservation for the candidates belonging to OBC creamy layer?

Answer:

No, there is no reservation offered for OBC creamy layer candidates.

Question: How many seats are reserved for SC and ST category candidates?

Answer:

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 last date for application is on 3rd April 2020. The exam will be conducted on 6th June 2020.

To qualify the exam, one needs to be well aware of the exam pattern and syllabus.

The NEST 2020 exam pattern has been released by NISER and CEBS along with the admission notification.

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