NEST Seat Allotment 2020
Vishwas Garia, 23 Sep 2019, #NEST

NEST Seat Allotment 2020 - NISER Bhubaneshwar and UMDE-CBS will release the NEST 2020 seat allotment by the month of July 2020. The seat allotment list of NEST 2020 will be released after the completion of two rounds of offline counselling. Candidates whose names will appear on the merit list released by both of the institutes need to complete the NEST seat allotment 2020 process. The seat allotment of NEST 2020 is done based on the merit list prepared after the results declaration. To complete the NEST 2020 seat allotment process, candidates need to attend the counselling and document verification process. Candidates interested to take admissions in any of these institutes need to register themselves for NEST counselling 2020. Candidates are called for the second round of NEST counselling 2020 based on the vacancy of seats after the release of the first seat allotment list. It must be noted that, if the seats are filled in the first round itself, the institutes will directly close the admissions.

NEST Seat Allotment 2020 Dates



NEST cutoff

Third week of June 2020

NEST Counselling First Round

First Round for NISER

First week of July 2020

First Round for CEBS

Second week of July 2020

NEST Counselling Second Round


Third week of July 2020

Semester Registration

Fourth week of July 2020


Third week of July 2020

Last date to register for CEBS counselling

Third week of July 2020

NEST Seat Allotment Process 2020

  • After the commencement of NEST 2020, the result of the entrance examination will be released in the third week of June 2020. The merit list of NEST 2020 will be released in the last week of June 2020 by both the institutes separately.

  • Candidates who are shortlisted in the merit list of NEST must register themselves for the counselling process and attend the counselling process with the relevant documents.

  • The first round of NEST 2020 counselling for NISER and CEBS will be conducted in the first week of July and the second week of July 2020.

  • Candidates who will be allotted a seat can check their names after the commencement of NEST counselling 2020 for first round.

  • NEST 2020 seat allotment process will be considered complete only after the second counselling round is finished.

  • In case there are seats to be filled for the different programmes, the institutes will release a waiting list.

  • Candidates who will be allocated a seat in the NEST 2020 first counselling round can withdraw their seats by the first week of July 2020.

  • Candidates whose names will be shortlisted in the waiting list will be called for the second round of NEST counselling 2020.

  • Candidates, who are called for the first round of NEST counselling 2020 but do not turn up, are not considered for admission and the seats are considered as vacant.

  • The institutes will release the final list of candidates who will secure admission to the different programmes after the second round of counselling is completed.

NEST Cut Off 2020

The cut off of NEST 2020 will be released in the third week of June 2020. NEST 2020 cut off is the minimum marks candidates must have to be eligible to appear in the entrance test. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of cut off of NEST 2020. Both of the participating institutes will release the NEST 2020 cut off marks separately for all the programmes. NEST cut off 2020 depends on many factors including the difficulty level of question paper, previous year cut offs, number of applicants, number of vacant seats, etc.

NEST 2019 Cut off - NISER Bhubaneswar


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NEST Cut off 2019 - CEBS Mumbai


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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NEST Seat Allotment 2020

Question: When will the result of NEST 2020 be declared?


NEST 2020 result will be announced after the commencement of examination in the third week of June 2020.

Question: What is section wise minimum admissible score of NEST 2020?


For each section of NEST 2020 examination, the “20% of the average of the best 100 scores in that section” is considered as the NEST 2020 section wise minimum admissible score.

Question: What details can I check in NEST 2020 merit list?


The merit list of NEST 2020 includes the name of the candidate, category wise rank of the candidate and roll number.

Question: Is it necessary to attempt the general section of NEST 2020?


Yes, candidates are required to compulsory attempt the general section in National Entrance Screening Test 2020.

Question: What are the total number of seats for general category candidates in NISER Bhubaneswar?


There will be total 101 seats available in NISER Bhubaneswar for general category candidates.

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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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