NEST Sample Paper 2020
Parul Thapa, 08 Aug 2019, #NEST

NEST Sample Papers 2020 - The NEST 2020 sample papers helps the candidates prepare themselves for NEST 2020 in a better and effective way. By solving the sample papers of NEST 2020, candidates will have a better understanding of the exam pattern and its structure. Aspirants who wish to crack NEST 2020 with flying colours must practice from the sample papers of NEST 2020. The candidates can make their basics strong by solving as many NEST sample papers as possible. This way the candidates get the confidence and have a better idea of where they stand. Solving the NEST sample papers 2020 the candidates get acquainted with the questions that might come in the actual examination. NEST 2020 sample papers help the candidates prioritise the topics and subjects according to the marks allotted to each section.

NEST 2020 will be conducted by NISER and CEBS in the first week of June 2020. The article provides the sample papers of NEST 2020 of previous years. Candidates can go through this article in order to know more about NEST exam pattern, question paper, marking scheme etc.

How to download NEST 2020 Sample Papers?

The sample papers of NEST 2020 will be made available in online mode. Candidates can follow the below-given steps in order to download the NEST sample papers 2020 of previous years without any hassle.

Step 1. Visit the official website of NEST

Step 2. Find ‘Previous NESTs Question papers/Answers’ in the bottom right corner

Step 3. Choose a specific year whose NEST sample papers are sought after

Step 4. A new tab will open with PDF file with all the questions.

Step 5. Download the PDF file and make multiple copies to practice with it.

NEST Previous Years Question Papers with Answer Keys

The candidates can go through the NEST sample papers of every year and analyse the change in the trend of the NEST 2020 sample papers along these years. This will give them an idea of the NEST exam pattern.

NEST Sample Papers 2020 - Benefits

  • Going through the sample papers of NEST 2020 will help the candidates know about the types of questions, exam hours, exam pattern and marks distribution for each section.

  • Solving the NEST 2020 sample papers not only helps the candidates boost their confidence but also make their understanding of the NEST question paper better.

  • Practicing the sample papers of NEST 2020 helps the candidates prioritise the topics according to their marking scheme.

  • The sample papers will help the students to manage the actual duration time of the exam which helps them in understanding the importance to manage their time.

NEST 2020 Exam Syllabus

The candidates can find the syllabus of NEST 2020 from the official website of NEST under the ‘Syllabus’ tab. The syllabus mainly follows the NCERT/CBSE/ICSE Science syllabus of class 11th and 12th.

NEST Exam Pattern 2020

Mode of Exam

Computer Based Test (CBT/online exam)


3.5 hours

Question Type

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Total marks

180 (30 marks from the general section and 50 marks each from subject section)

Question pattern

Section 1 is the general subject and consist of 30 marks. Section 2 to 5 are the subject sections including Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics

Total number of questions

Depend on the sections

Marking Scheme

There is negative marking for every wrong answer in the subject section.

The language of the question paper


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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.
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    • Select the Category (General/SC/ST/OBC)
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  • 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
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  • 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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