NEST Syllabus 2020
Vishwas Garia, 09 Aug 2019, #NEST

NEST Syllabus 2020 - NISER Bhubaneswar along with UM-DAE CBS will release the NEST 2020 syllabus in the first week of January 2020. Candidates who are willing to appear in the entrance examination conducted for admission in M.Sc programme at NISER, Bhubaneshwar and UM-DAE CBS must check the syllabus of NEST 2019 to get acquainted with the important topics covered in the entrance examination. NEST syllabus 2020 will help the candidates to prepare themselves better for the examination and form a preparation strategy. Apart from the syllabus of NEST 2020, candidates can also check the exam pattern to get familiar with the structure of question paper. The entrance examination of NEST will be conducted in the first week of June 2020. Read the article below to know more details on NEST 2020 syllabus

NEST Syllabus 2020 - Important Topics

NEST 2020 Syllabus consists of five sections including General, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology. Section 1, which is the general section is an important section for every candidate. Candidates need to attempt any three subject sections from section 2 to section 5. The detailed topics of every section of NEST 2020 syllabus are given below.

NEST General Section Syllabus 2020

Candidates will be asked questions related to major historical milestones in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, Computer Science and Environment. The section will consist of few questions from Mathematics of class 10th level. Candidates will be given a scientific passage to measure general ability to comprehend qualitative and quantitative aspects. Candidate’s ability to interpret graphical and tabular representation of information will be checked with the help of a few questions.

NEST Biology Syllabus 2020

Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution, Ecology, Humans and Environment, Biology of Animal systems- Digestive System, Circulatory System, Excretory System, Nervous System, Reproductive System, Developmental Biology, Immunology, Biology of Plant systems, Systematics

NEST 2020 Chemistry Syllabus

Physical Chemistry

Measurements in Chemistry - SI unit for fundamental quantities, Significant figures in calculation

Mole Concept - Avagadro number and the mole concept, Molar masses, Mole fraction, Molarity, Molality, Percentage Composition, Stoichiometry, Equivalent weight and normality, Calculations based on mole concept and stoichiometry

Gaseous and Liquid States - Absolute scale of temperature, Gas laws, Ideal gas equation, Real gases and deviation from ideality, Liquefaction of gases, Van der wall equations, Kinetic theory of gases; average, Root mean square and most probable velocities and their relation with temperature, Law of partial pressures.

Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding - Bohr Model, Spectrum of hydrogen atom, Quantum numbers, Wave particle duality, Uncertainty principle, Orbitals and quantum numbers

Thermodynamics - Thermodynamics state, First law of thermodynamics, Internal energy, Work and heat, Pressure-volume work, Enthalpy and enthalpy change, Hess’s law, Heat of reaction

Chemical equilibrium - Laws of chemical equilibrium, Law of mass action, Equilibrium constant - factors affecting equilibrium constant.

Electrochemistry - Redox reactions and electrode potential, Electrochemical cells, Galvanic cells and cell reactions, Standard electrode potential, Nernst equation, Electrochemical series, Emf of galvanic cells

Chemical kinetics - Rates of chemical reactions, Order of reaction, Rate constant, Factors affecting the rate of reaction - concentration

Solid state - Classification of solids, Amorphous and crystalline solids, Crystalline state, Crystal lattice and unit cells.

Solutions - Solution of solid and gas in liquid, Concentration of solution, Ideal and non ideal solutions, Colligative properties, Vapour pressure of solution

Surface chemistry - Adsorption, Colloidal state

Inorganic Chemistry

Classification of elements and periodicity in properties, Hydrogen, s– Block elements, p– Block elements, d–Block elements, f–Block elements, Coordination compounds, Metals and metallurgy

Organic Chemistry - Basic concepts, Reactive intermediates, Isomerism, Nomenclature, Alkanes, Alkenes and Alkynes, Aromatic compounds, Haloalkanes (Alkyl halides), Haloarenes, Alcohols, Phenols, Ethers, Aldehydes and Ketones, Carboxylic acids, Amines, Carbohydrate, Amino acids and proteins, Polymers

NEST Mathematics Syllabus 2020

Algebra - Algebra of complex numbers, Quadratic equations with real coefficients, Arithmetic, Permutations and combinations, Binomial theorem for positive integral index, relations between roots and coefficients, Matrices as a rectangular array of real numbers, properties of these matrix operations, Addition and multiplication rules of probability

Trigonometry - Trigonometric functions, Relations between sides and angles of a triangle, general solution of trigonometric equations

Analytical Geometry - Two dimensions - Cartesian coordinates, Equation of a straight line in various forms, angle between two lines, Lines through the point of intersection of two given lines, equation of the bisector of the angle between two lines, Equation of a circle in various forms, Parametric equations of a circle, equation of a circle through the points of intersection of two circles and those of a circle and a straight line

Differential Calculus - Real valued functions of a real variable, Rational, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, Limit and continuity of a function, Limit and continuity of the sum, Inverse of a function, Derivative of a function, Derivative of the sum, difference, Product and quotient of two functions, Derivatives of implicit functions

Integral Calculus - Integration as the inverse process of differentiation, Integration by parts, Integration by the methods of substitution and partial fractions, Formation of ordinary differential equations

Vectors - Addition of vectors, scalar multiplication, dot and cross products, scalar triple products and their geometrical interpretations

NEST Physics Syllabus 2020

General - Units and Dimensions, Dimensional analysis, Least count, Design of some simple experiments, Significant figures, Methods of measurement (direct, indirect, null) and measurement of length, time, mass. Potential difference, current and resistance Graphical representation and interpretation of data, Error in measurements and error analysis.

Mechanics - Kinematics in one and two dimensions, Newton’s laws of motion, Projectile, Uniform linear motion, Relative velocity, Inertial and uniformly accelerated frames of reference, Static and dynamic friction, Linear and circular simple harmonic motion, Systems of particles, Centripetal acceleration and centrifugal force, Rigid body, moment of inertia, Parallel and perpendicular axes theorems, Hooke’s law and stress – strain relations. Elastic limit, plastic deformation. Young’s modulus, Bulk and shear moduli, Pressure in a fluid, Pascal’s law, Buoyancy, Surface energy and surface tension, capillary rise.

Sound and Mechanical Waves - Plane wave motion, Longitudinal and transverse waves, Superposition of waves, Progressive and stationary waves, Vibrations of strings and air columns.

Thermal Physics - Thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases, Calorimetry, latent heat, Heat conduction in one dimension, First and second law of thermodynamics and its applications, Elementary concepts of convection and radiation, Newton’s law of cooling, Equivalence of heat and work, Entropy, Black body radiation - absorptive and emissive powers, Kirchhoff’s law.

Electricity and Magnetism - Coulomb’s law, Electric field and potential, Electrical potential energy of a system of point charges and of electrical dipoles in a uniform electrostatic field.

Capacitance - Calculation of capacitance with and without dielectrics. Capacitors in series and parallel. Energy stored in a capacitor.

Electromagnetic Induction - Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law, Self and mutual inductance, RC, LR and LC circuits with and A.C sources.

Optics - Rectilinear propagation of light, Reflection and refraction at plane and spherical surfaces, Deviation and dispersion of light by a prism

Modern Physics - Atomic nucleus. Alpha, beta and gamma radiations. Law of radioactive decay, Photoelectric effect, Bohr’s theory of hydrogen like atoms, Characteristic and continuous X–rays, Moseley’s law, Fission and fusion processes.

To check the detailed syllabus of NEST 2020 - click here

How to Prepare for NEST 2020 Syllabus

  • Candidates must go through the complete syllabus of NEST 2020 to know the important subjects and topics covered under it.

  • Try to prepare a timetable where an equal amount of time can be given to each subject. Do not make a non realistic timetable to cover up the syllabus early.

  • Try to make short and long notes of the topics while studying. The same can be used during the time of revision.

  • It must be noted that merit list of NEST 2020 will be formed based on best three subjects sections along with general section. So, it is advised to prepare only for only three section from section 2 to 5.

  • Try to solve previous year JAM question paper and sample paper. Doing so will help the candidates to understand the topics which are more important for entrance examination.

  • Once the syllabus is over, revise the complete syllabus of NEST.

For better preparation, candidates must note that question papers from previous years are available in online mode along with the solutions.

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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-

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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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