NEST Important Dates 2020
Parul Thapa, 13 Aug 2019, #NEST

NEST Important Dates 2020 - It is very necessary for candidates to go through the NEST 2020 important dates in order to stay updated with all the key events. The important dates of NEST 2020 helps the candidates acquainted with the schedule of the admission process. By knowing the NEST important dates 2020, the candidates are able to stay ahead when it comes to time, preparation and practice. Knowing the NEST 2020 important dates of major events, the candidates stay abreast of all the key events and do not miss out on anything. The important dates of NEST 2020 also help the aspirants to prioritize their subject/topics according to the schedule which will help them in preparing for NEST 2020 effectively.

National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is conducted by the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) and the Department of Atomic Energy Center for Excellence in Basic Science (CEBS), University of Mumbai. The admission is conducted by these two conducting bodies, jointly, for the candidates who wish to enrol in their five-year integrated M.Sc. programmes in Biological, Mathematical, Chemical, Physical, Environment, and Computer Sciences.

NEST 2020 Important Dates

The candidates are advised to go through the important date of NEST 2020 given in the table below. The content includes NEST application form dates, admit card, examination, result, counselling dates.



Registration and Application Starts

First week of January 2020

Last date to register and apply

Third week of March 2020

NEST Admit Card 2019

Last week of April 2020

NEST exam 2019

First week of June 2020

NEST 2019 Result

Third week of June 2020

NEST cutoff

Third week of June 2020

First Round of NEST Counselling 2019

First Round for NISER

First week of July 2020

First Round for CEBS

Second week of July 2020

Second Round of NEST 2019 Counselling


Third week of July 2020

Semester Registration

Fourth week of July 2020

NEST Important Dates 2020 - Highlights

  • NEST 2020 Application Dates - As per the NEST 2020 important dates, the application form will be released in the first week of January 2020. In order to fill the NEST application form, the candidates need to first register for the entrance examination. Candidates will get the facility to remit the application fee online via Debit Card/Credit Card/Netbanking.

  • NEST Admit Card 2020 Dates - According to the NEST important dates, the admit card will be released in the last week of April 2020. The NEST admit card is the hall ticket/pass which lets the candidates enter the exam hall to appear for the exam. The admit card of NEST 2020 includes details such as the candidate’s name, category, date and time of the exam, exact venue and location of the exam centres.

  • NEST 2020 exam dates - NISER and CEBS will inform the NEST important dates 2020 for the entrance examination. The NEST 2020 will be held in the first week of June 2020. The examination will take place in two sessions.

  • NEST Result 2020 dates - The result of NEST 2020 will be announced in the form of cut off in the third week of June 2020. The result will be declared in online mode.

  • NEST 2020 counselling dates - NISER and CEBS will release the NEST schedule of the counselling process in the first week of July 2020. In order to avail for the second round of NEST counselling, candidates will be directed to the institutes’ individual official websites. The institutes will conduct only two rounds of counselling.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NEST Important Dates 2020

Question: Are the dates mentioned in the important dates of NEST definitive?


No, the given are tentative ones and taken from the previous year’s brochure. The dates will be updated as soon as the institute officials release the same. 

Question: When will the official notification regarding the NEST 2020 important dates be released?


The complete schedule of NEST important dates 2020 will be released in the first week of January 2020.

Question: When will the application dates of NEST 2020 be announced?


The important dates of the NEST application form will be released in the first week of January 2020.

Question: When will the entrance examination be held according to the NEST important dates 2020?


The entrance examination of NEST 2020 will be held in the first week of June 2020.

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how to nest filllup neet mds 2020 application form . i have complited first stage form user id and created . please info me how to complited my next form

Aditya kumar Student Expert 15th Oct, 2019
Hello there!


The steps to fill NEET MDS 2020 application form can be checked below-

  • Registration:- Since , you are done with registration, follow the below steps.


  • Login using the "Applicant Login" section
  • Enter the user Id and password
  • Click on "Go to application form"
  • Candidates Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality, Mobile number and Email address will be pre-filled in the application form.
    • Enter personal details such as Fathers Name
    • Mothers Name
    • Select the Category (General/SC/ST/OBC)
    • Are you a person with Disability (Yes/No)
    • Identification Details
    • Communication Address
  • On completion of this section, click on "Save and Next"
    • Enter qualification details such as 10+2 equivalent exam details
    • BDS / Primary Medical Qualification details Country of completion of BDS Qualification
    • Name of Country
    • State of completion
    • City of completion
    • University of completion
    • University name
    • Name of college
    • Month and Year of Passing
    • Internship Details
    • SDC/DCI Registration Details
    • Once this section is complete, click on "Save and Next" .Choose the desire NEET MDS test centre
  • Now , after filling of form follow the below steps ,
    • Upload Images
    • Payment of Application Fee
    • Print NEET MDS registration form
  • thankyou

My son in nest 2019 mark 41 and percentile 74.8530 in obc category and how can join in niser

Vishnupriya 17th Jul, 2019

Hi Sonu, 

The total number of seats in NISER, Bubhaneshwar, is only around 172. And there are thousands of candidates competing for this. I am sorry to say that getting a seat in NISER with 74.853 is quite impossible. Do not lose hope. You can ask to try next year again. 

All The Best


I have rank obc-384 in NEST 2019 is there any chance for me in 1st counselling

Vishnupriya 17th Jul, 2019

Hi Hemlata, 

The predicted cutoff rank for OBC is 280, this year. Lat year it was around 400 rank. But competition has increased a lot this year. You can try for 2nd counselling. Do not lose hope. If you are so passionate about it, you can also go for a break year. 

All The Best. 


Will there be nest round of bsc. Maths in allahabad university? And also i have scored 124 marks I also have ews form will i get admission?

Raghav bahuguna 21st Jun, 2019

Dear Aspirant

     Allahabad University 2018 Cutoff Round 1


All Category




B.Sc Mathematics





B.Sc Bio





B.Sc Home Science














All appeared candidate

Allahabad University Cutoff 2018 Round 2 for BSc programme


All Category




B.Sc Mathematics





B.Sc. (Bio)


101 and above


All ST

B.Sc.(Home Science)



All SC

All ST


this was the cut off for the previous year so this year the cut off will follow amost similar trend so if you dont get a college in 1st round you definately get it in the 2nd round.

If you want to compare the trends of the previous years also you can follow the link

All the best .


I have a general rank of 882 in nest 2019 . Is there any chance for me in 2nd round?

VIKASH KUMAR Student Expert 20th Jun, 2019

 NEST 2019 Counselling will be held in two Rounds:

Round 1 of NEST 2019 Counselling- A joint modified merit list will be prepared on the basis of original merit list and the attendance at NISER and CBS. The admissions will be approved strictly on the basis of the merit list.

Round 2 of NEST 2019 Counselling- The applicants are admitted to the vacant seats of the institutes after the first round of counselling. The names of the waitlisted candidates will be announced by the participating institutions on their respective websites.

Last year, the numbers of seats available at the two institutions are as follows:

Supernumerary: J&K22
PD (part of other categories)3% seats in each category3% seats in each category
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