NEST Exam Centre 2020
Parul Thapa, 16 Aug 2019, #NEST

NEST Exam Centre 2020 - The list of NEST 2020 exam centres will be released by NISER and UM-DAE CEBS along with the admission notification in the first week of January 2020. The exam centres of NEST 2020 is a list of major cities and towns in which the candidates can appear for the NEST. The candidates can choose up to five NEST exam centre 2020 according to their preferences and convenience while filling up the application form online. The NEST officials will make sure that the candidates get the exam centre within the candidate’s first three chosen NEST exam centres 2020.

The centres being allotted to the candidates by the NEST committee is treated to be as the final one and no request for change of any NEST 2020 exam centre will be entertained. The complete address and the venue of the exam centre of NEST 2020 will be printed on the candidate’s admit cards.

NEST 2020 will be conducted by NISER and CEBS for the candidates who wish to seek admission in five integrated M. Sc programmes offered by the institutes. The candidates are supposed to go through the articles to know more about the NEST exam centres 2020 and the rules to be followed during your visit to your allotted exam centres.

NEST 2020 Exam Centre: Participating Cities/Towns

There are 91 major cities/towns being allotted as the exam centres of NEST 2020 for the candidates where they can sit for the online examination. The candidates get the option to choose up to five NEST exam centres while filling up the NEST application form 2020. In order to which cities and towns are being allotted as the exam centres and which one to choose according to your convenience then look at the list given below.

NEST Exam Centres List


NEST Exam Centre 2020: Guidelines

  • The candidates are suggested to reach the NEST 2020 exam centre half an hour before the commencement of the online examination.

  • The examination is for three hours and thirty minutes with Session 1 starting from 9 am and Session 2 starting from 2.30 pm. Therefore, the candidates are not allowed to enter the NEST exam centre 2020 later than 9.30 am for Session 1 and 3 pm for Session 2.

  • The earliest candidates can leave the exam centre of NEST 2020 is 11 am and 4.30 pm for the respective sessions unless it becomes necessary to leave earlier on medical grounds.

  • The candidates are not allowed to carry any electronic devices such as smartwatches, calculator, mobile phones, pagers etc.

  • Candidates have to carry their own pen/pencils. Exchange/sharing with any other candidates is strictly prohibited.

  • Carrying NEST admit card along with the school photo Identity Card or any other photo ID issued by Government agencies to the examination hall is a must.

  • Any candidate found adopting unfair means will be expelled from the examination hall without warning.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NEST Exam Centre 2020

Question: Why should I choose more than one NEST exam centre 2020?


You must choose more than one exam centres because they will be allotted to the candidate’s preferences and convenience.

Question: How many major cities/towns are allotted for NEST 2020?


There are 91 exam centres of NEST 2020 being allotted for the online examination.

Question: How would I know my NEST exam centre 2020?


The details of the NEST 2020 exam centre will be printed on the candidate’s admit card.

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how many times I can give NEST EXAM??? PLZ REPLY

Saishree Shirodkar 10th Dec, 2019


NEST 2020 will be organized by the NISER, Bhubaneswar and UM-DAE-CEBS, Mumbai jointly. This is a national entrance screening testconducted every year to offer admission into 5 years of Integrated M.Sc programmes in Biological, Mathematical, Chemical and Physical sciences.

Candidates can answer exam 3 times. 1st during 12th std and 2 times after 12 std is completed.

All the best

I hope this will help you

thank you


how many students appering for nest exam


Hi Rushikesh

We cannot tell exactly how many many students would be appearing for NEST 2020. But around 80 thousand students appeared in 2019 and about 67 thousand in 2017.

So going by the previous trends, we can assume that around 80 to 85 thousand students would be appearing for the exam in 2020.

There are 202 seats in NISER Bhubaneshwar and 47 seats in UMDAE CBS and a score of around 110-120 would help you grab a place. All the best.


Is their negative marking in nest exam

Siddhi Shenoy 29th Nov, 2019

Hello Rushikesh,

The NEST exam 2020 marking scheme is divided for different sections. There will be no negative marking for general ability section. However, the negative marking system will be applicable for other 3 sections. The paper will be total of 230 marks out of which the student can score maximum of 180 marks.

Good luck.


Nest exam 2020 ka full syllabus batao

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 22nd Nov, 2019


National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is a national-level entrance examination conducted annually for admission to five-year integrated MSc programmes offered at National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai- Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS) Mumbai.

NEST 2020 syllabus will be released in the first week of January 2020. You can check the NEST 2019 syllabus for reference and to have an idea about the structure of the question paper.

Check the detailed syllabus using the link below-

Good Luck!


information about NEST exam please

Shareef 5th Nov, 2019
NEST is an entrance examination in India conducted to get Admission n NISER, CEBS for undergraduate programs.
It is an exam conducted once in a year by online mode. Important dates are,
  • Online registration, 1st week of January
  • Availablity of form, 1st week of January
  • Last date for filling form, 1st week of march
  • Admit card, 3rd week of April
  • Examination, last week of may
  • Results, 3rd week of June.
Eligiblity criteria,
  • Candidate must be 12th pass with atleast 60% and there's 5%  relaxation for SC/ST
  • Candidates must have passed 12th in 2017,2018, or 2019
  • Must have PCM/PCB as core subjects.
Online application fee,
  • General, 1,200
  • ST/ST, 600
  • Females, 600
Here is a brief detail on NEST examination. Hope you are cleared now.
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