NEST Result 2020
Updated on Jan 6, 2020 - 11:50 a.m. IST by Parul Thapa

NEST Result 2020 - NISER and UM-DAE CEBS will declare the NEST 2020 result on June 16, 2020 in online mode. The candidates have to enter their User ID and Password in order to view their result of NEST 2020. The result will include details such as a candidate's score and his/her qualifying status. The NEST result 2020 will be released in the form of a NEST scorecard which can be downloaded online. The candidates who qualify the NEST 2020 result will have to attend the counselling procedure where they will have to go through the document verification process and remitting the fee for the semester which will the concluding stage of NEST.

NEST 2020 is conducted for the candidates who wish to seek admission in five year integrated M. Sc. courses offered by National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) and Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (CEBS). To know more about the details related to NEST result 2020, the candidates can read the article.

NEST 2020 Result - Important Dates



NEST 2020

June 6, 2020 (Session 1 - 9 am - 12:30 pm), (Session 2 - 2 pm - 5:30 pm)

NEST 2020 Result

June 16, 2020

How to check the NEST Result 2020?

Since the result of NEST 2020 will be released online it can be a little tricky to figure out how and where to check the results. Therefore, candidates can follow the following steps in order to check their NEST 2020 result-

Step 1. Visit the official website of NISER.

Step 2. Click on “NEST result”

Step 3. Enter the login credentials such as Username ID and Password.

Step 4. Click on ‘Login’ button

Step 5. The result of NEST will be displayed

Step 6. Take out multiple printouts of the NEST scorecard

Details mentioned in the NEST 2020 result

There are certain details that a candidate should look out for while checking their result of NEST 2020. They must make sure that the details printed on the scorecard is correct. In case of any discrepancy or error, the authorities must be duly informed.

  • Name of the candidates

  • Candidate’s application number

  • Marks secured by the candidates

  • Candidate’s Category

NEST Result 2020 - Tie-breaking rules

In case of a tie between two or more candidates, the following steps will be taken for a tie-breaker stage.

  • If the score of two or more candidates are equal, then the candidate with the highest score in the general section is given the admission.

  • In case the tie persists, then the best scores in the subject section of the candidates is compared. The student with the better score in any of the subject section is considered in the list.

  • In case the tie still persists, the candidate would be given same provisional rank at the time of declaration of the result and the tie is broken by comparing class 12th marks and date of birth during admission/counselling process.

NEST 2020 Merit List Preparation

The NEST merit list 2020 will be released after the announcements of results. The merit list consists of the names of the candidates with their ranks. The NEST 2020 merit list also contains the highest and the lowest ranks acquired by the candidates. The candidates who have qualified the merit list of NEST 2020 become eligible to attend the counselling process.

Scoring System

  • While preparing the NEST result, the scores in the general section and the best of three scores from the Section I to V is taken into consideration.

  • If calculated, the total marks of NEST 2020 will be 180. For eg: 30 + 50 x 3 = 180.

Section-wise and total cutoff marks

  • To come up the NEST result, the candidate’s scores in the general section and his/her best of three scores are taken into consideration.

  • MAS for NEST 2010 will be 90 which is 50 percent of total marks, i.e., 180.

  • In the case of each section, 20 percent of the average of the best 100 scores in that section will be considered as Section–wise Minimum Admissible Score (SMAS).

  • For example, if the average of the best 100 scores in Physics section is 40 out of 50, then SMAS for Physics section would be 40*0.20 = 8 marks.

  • Candidates are also required to score equal to or above marks in Minimum Admissible Score (MAS), to get a merit rank.

  • If a candidate secures SMAS in all four subject sections, then the best three subject scores will be counted.

  • Candidate must score equal or more SMAS in the General section as well as in at least three subject sections. These sections will then be counted for merit list calculation.

NEST Cutoff 2020

The participating institutes of NEST will release the cutoff in the third week of June 2020 in online mode. The NEST 2020 cutoff will be released for both the institutes separately.

The candidates can look at the previous year’s NEST cut off to have a better idea of the cutoff trend.

  • NISER Bhubaneswar


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  • CEBS Mumbai


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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NEST Result 2020

Question: When will the participating institutes release the result of NEST 2020?


The NISER and CEBS will release the NEST result on June 16, 2020.

Question: What details does the NEST merit list 2020 include?


The merit list of NEST 2020 includes details such as the candidate’s name, their acquired ranks along with their marks secured.

Question: What are the details that the NEST 2020 result include?


The result of NEST 2020 includes candidate’s name, category, application form and the marks obtained by each candidate.

Question: Is there any chance that the NEST 2020 result will be sent via post/courier?


No, the participating institutes will not send the result of NEST 2020 in offline mode. Candidates have to login to check their NEST result.

Question: What is the official website of NEST?


The official website of NEST 2020 is

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which chapters requires to get at least 15- 20 marks in nest bio as I am a pcm student(I have bio in my +2, but I gave majority to pcm)??

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 13th Feb, 2020
It looks like you have physics chemistry Mathematics and biology in your 10+2 and you have given your major focus on physics ,chemistry and mathematics now you are confused that what should you do for having at least passing marks in biology so I will suggest you to go with the previous year question papers now because you don't have much time for preparation because exams are near so  you can do previous year question papers ,most of the question will be repeated in the coming exam.
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how can I qualify for NEST exam?

Shubhangi sinha 11th Feb, 2020

Hello Smrutishree,

NISER along with UM-DAE CEBS has released NEST 2020 application form on January 8, 2020 (2:30 pm) in online mode.

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.

The online examination will consist of all the MCQs. 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.

For more information, you can refer to the link given below-

Good luck,

Hope it helps :)


my date of birth is may 2000 and i gave my +2 in 2018 am i eligible for nest

Pankhuri Kumari 4th Feb, 2020
Hii Twisha!
The nest 2020 eligibility criteria says that the candidate must have passed class  12th in 2018 or 2019 and must be born on or after 1 August, 2000, for general category and OBC. For ST/SC there's a relaxation of 5 years. So, you can decide according. You may check the following link for more details-
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What is the carrier/job after studying in NEST

Rose Mary George 1st Feb, 2020


NEST Entrance exam is conducted for admissions to 5year integrated M.Sc courses in the fileds of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. It is conducted for the intakes of NISER, Bhubaneshwar and UM-DAE-CEBS, Mumbai. The best scope is the filed of R&D and teaching.

For more details visit › q... Web results What is Job opportunities after M.Sc. 5 Year integrated course through NEST - Careers360

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What is carrier/job after studying in NEST college

Harshit sethi 2nd Feb, 2020

Parents as well as students, are quite worried after they complete their class 12 exams, they are actually at the career crossroads trying to figure out how to proceed. So if you plan to proceed with an M.Sc course in the future in the basic science spectrum, there is nothing better than joining renowned institutes like NISER in Bhubaneswar and CBS at Mumbai , established under the Department of Atomic Energy , Government of India . To precede your career objective with the best footing studies in this prestigious institute you need to crack the NEST exams 2015 in order to opt for this 5 year long M.Sc curriculum.

CBS and NISER have been set up to build and support a brand establishment in the field of fundamental sciences. The inventive showing routines and the accentuation we put on lab and undertaking work will help to develop and create your test and explanatory aptitudes, and Satisfy the expanding interest for very qualified, roused and capable youthful personalities to leave on vacations in innovative work in different science and engineering ranges, specifically those regions that are of significance to the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India. The center point is to pull in adolescent personalities to the boondocks of energizing research in essential sciences in order to make a substantial commitment to making India a dynamic, alert and vote based information based powerhouse with the opening of Indian industry, a few open doors, particularly in R&D foundations – both in the private and open segment are getting to be accessible.

The students experience extremely thorough research center work alongside thorough hypothetical courses, joined with the visits and presentation of some of our nation’s leading institutes examination foundations, and additionally on-running communications with employees from BARC, TIFR, IIT-B, ICT, and so forth, and opportunities for ventures under the direction of the nation’s top researchers and academicians.

Where you can work with

The growing expansion plans and the need of motivated and trained human resources from NISER or CBS provide an opportunity to join the pass outs in the department of science or the Indian space research organization. You also have the opening to work with the atomic energy department and its various units, not to leave out the Indian institute of technology or the department of oceanography. The various branches are in a continuous lookout for faculty members and also for research associates to further strengthen the different programs carried out for development.

These institutes are the source of the highly qualified students, the cream of the nation to build a strong nation of ours with various development activities. Those who have further come out with flying colors are encouraged to do further studies to a doctorate level leading to the Ph.D.

NISER and CBS students also have given a go ahead with the direct interview for the admission of the BARC training institute. This one year integrated course where the students are pitched by different scientists and engineers in various branches of science and engineering. After the successful completion BARC school students are absorbed in regular research and development position in various organizations.

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