NEST Exam Pattern 2020
NEST Exam Pattern 2020 - NISER and CEBS have released the NEST 2020 exam pattern along with the admission notification. Candidates must go through the exam pattern of NEST 2020 in order to know complete details related to the online examination. The exam pattern of NEST 2020 includes the subject-wise segregation of the topics that may come in the NEST 2020 exam. The online examination will consist of all the MCQs where the candidates will be given four options out of which one will be correct. The aspirants need to choose one correct option to fetch marks in NEST 2020 exam. The syllabus for NEST 2020 is solely based upon class 11th and 12th science subjects. There are a total of five sections, carrying a total mark of 180. NEST 2020 exam pattern allows the candidates to know how the examination will be conducted so that they are able to prepare accordingly. Read to know the full details about the NEST exam pattern 2020.
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NEST 2020 Exam Pattern - Highlights
All the questions in NEST 2020 are multiple-choice questions where the candidates have to choose one correct option out of the four options given.
However, in section II of the NEST question paper, the candidates are given the questions which carry one or more correct answers. Candidates have to mark all the correct answers.
In section 1 of the NEST question paper 2020, there will be no negative marking. However, in other sections, there will be negative marking about which the candidates will be notified.
Section to section V contains questions from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics. Candidates can attempt as many NEST questions as they can but during the calculation of the NEST result, the marks of the best three subjects are taken into consideration.
NEST Exam Pattern 2020
Types of questions
Section I - 30 Marks
Section II-V - 50 Marks each
No negative marking will be applied for Section I
NEST question paper consists of questions from Class 11th and 12th science subjects.
There is no specific syllabus prescribed for the general section.
The NEST questions will test the candidate’s analytical ability and comprehension skills related to scientific passages.
In section II-V, candidates will be tested on the understanding of Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Environmental Science, and Computer Science.
How to prepare for NEST Exam?
The NEST question paper will consist of five sections, with a total of 180 marks.
The candidates must focus on the subjects/topics which carry the highest marks.
Since a large NEST 2020 exam is based on the syllabus from class 11th and 12th science subjects, candidates must focus more on these subjects.
The aspirants must make any three subjects as their strongest ones as the NEST result will be calculated by taking the best three subjects only.
Candidates can take the help of the NEST sample papers to practise for the NEST 2020 exam and make sure that they are well-acknowledged with the marking scheme and the examination structure.
Stick to a schedule and/or time-table to make yourself accustomed to usual practise for the online examination.
Candidates can also take the help of the mock tests that will be made available online.
Questions related to NEST
What are the competitive exams like NEST, which make me a scientist In biology stream
Actually a scientist is a person who research on various topics of science. To become a scientist you should pass out after completing your masters level from any government recognised institute. You can go for NEST or IIEST examinations to get a chance to complete your bachelor and master level in an integrated system. This also offer you a special degree called BS or MS. This can help you to continue your research work in in foreign countries.
what are the minimum marks needed to clear the NEST exam ?
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.
- For each section, 20% of the average of the best 100 scores in that section will be considered as Section wise Minimum Admissible Score (SMAS).
- It means if the average of the best 100 scores in Chemistry section will be 40 out of 50, then SMAS for this section will be 40 x 0.20 = 8 marks. This process is similar to other section also.
- Candidates should secure equal to or more than particular SMAS in the General section & also in at least three subject sections. Then, these subject sections will be counted in merit list calculation. In case, candidate’s scores SMAS in all four subjects sections, then the best three subject scores will be counted.
- In a case, candidates not score SMAS in the general section or at least three subject sections, then they will not be allotted any merit rank & will not be eligible for admission.
Hope this helps.
can a mpc student attempt biology in nest??? are there any minimum marks for each subject to qualify?
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.
which degree do we get by giving nest exam,?
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.
You can check more about this exam on our site :
Hope it helps !
Would JEE mains be further extended. What will be expected exam date according to you ?
There are lot of new about jee mains like there are some chances of cancelling jee advance so by seeing all those things
In my opinion the second jee mains paper would be conducted around 1-2 week of june before that there is not high chances of the exam to happen
So prepare well for the exam. And try to score more tha 250.
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I hope this help