NEST Seat Allotment 2020 - NISER Bhubaneshwar and UMDE-CBS will release the NEST 2020 seat allotment, the date of which will be announced soon. 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 declaration of the result. 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.
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NEST Seat Allotment 2020

NEST Seat Allotment 2020 Dates



NEST cutoff

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NEST Counselling First Round

First Round for NISER

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First Round for CEBS

To be announced

NEST Counselling Second Round


To be announced

Semester Registration

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To be announced

Last date to register for CEBS counselling

To be announced

NEST Seat Allotment Process 2020

  • After the commencement of NEST 2020, the result of the entrance examination will be released as per the new dates. The merit list of NEST 2020 will be released 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 on the dates which will be notified soon.

  • 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, the date of which will be announced soon.

  • 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 on the official website. NEST 2020 cut off is the minimum marks candidates must score 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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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 as per the new dates.

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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what are the minimum marks needed to clear the NEST exam ?

Zayed khan 15th May, 2020


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?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 7th May, 2020


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,?

Megha 1st May, 2020

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 ?

Harsha Sinha 25th Apr, 2020
Hi there,
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

What is the official website of nest examination?? Please provide me from I can get mock test. Nest 2020 mock test is available now or it will available afterwards???

Devraj Student Expert 21st Apr, 2020


Here is the link for the official website of NEST exam

And download the Sample Papers for NEST exam from this link

Practise well and score better.

All the best!!

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