NEST 2019 - The National Entrance Screening Test, commonly known as NEST is an examination conducted jointly by 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 for admissions to integrated MSc programmes on offer in these institutes. NEST 2019 is scheduled to be held on June 1, 2019, in two sessions. NISER and UM-DAE CEBS published the NEST admission 2019 notification on January 2, 2019. NEST 2019 will be conducted in as many as 91 cities across India. The three and half hour duration paper of NEST exam 2019 will be administered in a computer-based mode in two different sessions. NEST 2019 will have objective-type questions with multiple-choice answer options. The NEST 2019 syllabus will be based on the syllabus of 10+2 standard. Candidates interested in pursuing the MSc-integrated programmes from the two institutes, NISER and UM-DAE CEBS need to check all about NEST. Careers360 brings you a detailed description of the NEST 2019 admissions including application process, exam pattern, syllabus, result and counselling of the National Entrance Screening Test.
Latest: NEST Admit Card 2019 released; click here to download
Name of Exam: National Entrance Screening Test
Abbreviated Exam Name: NEST
Conducting Board: National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) and University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy Center for Excellence in Basic Science (CEBS)
Seats Offered: 249
Programmes Offered: 5-Year Integrated M.Sc in Biological, Chemical, Mathematical, Physical, Computer and Environmental Sciences
Mode of Exam: Computer Based Test (Online)
Duration: 3.5 hours
Registration and Application Starts
January 7, 2019 (closed)
Last date to register and apply
March 18, 2019 (closed)
NEST Admit Card 2019
April 24, 2019
NEST exam 2019
June 1, 2019
NEST 2019 Result
June 17, 2019
NEST 2019 - Programmes offered
Programme (5 Year Integrated)
School of Biological Sciences
M.Sc Biological Science
School of Chemical Sciences
M.Sc Chemical Science
School of Physical Sciences
M.Sc Physical Science
School of Mathematical Sciences
M.Sc Mathematical Science
School of Computer Sciences
M.Sc Computer Science
School of Environmental Sciences
M.Sc Environmental Science
The admission process of NEST 2019 started with the release of the admission notification which was released on January 7, 2019. Interested candidates could fill and submit the application form by March 18, 2019 (midnight). The online admit card containing the examination schedule and exam centre details will be released on April 24, 2019. NEST 2019 will be conducted in the online mode in two sessions with a duration of three and a half hours. The NEST 2019 result will be released online on June 17, 2019 following which the conducting body will release the merit list containing the list of candidates who have qualified for the Counselling process. Candidates called for the counselling procedure need to submit all the necessary documents after which candidates can secure their admission for the course of their choice.
The eligibility criteria state the minimum requirements to be fulfilled by candidates to apply for NEST 2019. NEST exam 2019 is conducted for the 5-year Integrated M.Sc Programmes offered by NISER and CEBS. The eligibility criteria to be fulfilled is mentioned below
Candidates must have qualified Class 12 examination in 2017 or 2018. Candidates who are appearing for Class 12 examination in 2018 are also eligible to apply for the test.
Candidates must have secured minimum 60 per cent aggregate in their qualifying examination
Candidates belonging to the reserved category (SC/ST) must secure a minimum of 55 per cent marks aggregate in their qualifying examination.
Age Limit: Candidates who wish to apply must be born on or after August 1999. There will be a relaxation of 5 years in age limit for SC/ST PWD candidates.
The online application form for NEST 2019 was released on January 7, 2019. The registration and online process for NEST 2019 application form continued till March 18, 2019 (midnight).
Things to keep in handy before Registration and Online Application
Class 10 mark sheet
Scanned copy of Passport Size Photograph and Signature (Size 80 KB)
To register and apply candidates can follow the steps given below.
Step 1: Registration
Step 2: Login
Step 3: Personal Details and Educational Qualification
Step 4: Application Fee Payment
The application fee has to be submitted in the online mode through the SBI payment gateway.
After uploading the images candidates will be directed to the payment gateway where in they need to choose the payment mode of their choice and submit the application fee
To know more about NEST Application Form 2019 - Click here
NEST 2019 Application Fee
General and OBC (male)
NEST will be conducted in 91 examination cities in the country. Candidates can select upto five exam centre cities of their preference. Candidates will be allotted exam centres as per the preferences entered in the application form. Although it must be noted that there will be no provision to change the exam centre after it has been allotted by the university. The list of exam cities is given below.
NEST 2019 admit card is available to candidates online from April 24, 2019. The admit card will contain the details of the examination centre along with the candidates details. Candidates can download their admit card online by entering their login details
How to download NEST Admit Card 2019
Login through the link provided
Enter the login details
Click on the submit button
NEST Exam 2019 will be conducted in the Computer Based Mode (Online) on June 1, 2019. Candidates need to answer the test in a duration of three and a half hours. The questions will be divided into five sections. Negative marking will be applicable for a few of the sections which will be mentioned. Candidates must also note that some questions will carry one or more correct answer. Candidates need to mark all the correct answer to secure the marks. All the questions will be Multiple Choice. The detailed NEST 2019 exam pattern is mentioned here.
NEST 2019 Exam Pattern
Types of questions
Section I - 30 Marks
Section II-V - 50 Marks
No negative marking will be applied for Section I
NEST result 2019 will be released online on June 17, 2019. The result will contain total number of candidates who appeared for the entrance test along with the marks secured. The merit list of NEST 2019 will be released soon after the NET result 2019 is released.
To check the result of NEST 2019 candidates can follow the steps given
Click on the Result link given (Link will be activated after the results are released)
Click on submit
Details mentioned in the NEST 2019 Result
The result of NEST 2019 will contain the following
Name of candidate
Application number and Roll Number
Marks secured in the entrance test
The NEST merit list 2019 will be prepared soon after the results of NEST 2019 is released on June 17, 2019. The NEST 2019 merit list will contain the minimum marks secured by candidates who have qualified the entrance test. Candidates whose names feature in the merit list will be called for the admission counselling of NEST 2019.
Candidates will be called for counselling based on the merit list released. The merit list will contain the list of candidates who have qualified for the counselling process along with their rank and marks scored. Candidates need to submit all the certificates and relevant document during the counselling process.
Q: Will the applications for NEST 2019 be available offline?
Ans: No, the applications will be available online only.
Q: What all documents need to be uploaded in the application form?
Ans: Candidates need to upload their Passport size photograph and signature images.
Q: Can the exam centres be changed after the admit card is released?
Ans: No, there will be no provision to change the exam centre after the release of the admit card.
Q: Do the institutes provide a two-year master’s programme?
Ans: NEST is conducted only for admissions to 5-year Integrated programmes.
Q: In what mode is the entrance test conducted?
Ans: NEST exam 2019 is conducted in the Computer Based Mode (Online)
Q: Will the Results be released offline?Ans: No, the results of NEST 2019 will be released in the online mode only.
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