About NEST 2020
National Entrance Screening Test, commonly known as NEST, is a nationallevel entrance examination conducted annually for admission to fiveyear 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 (UMDAE CEBS) Mumbai. NEST is a computerbased test held in the English language only for a duration of 3.5hours. The examination is conducted at over 91 exam centres across India. Candidates desirous of getting admission in fiveyear integrated MSc programs in Basic Sciences, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at NISER Bhubaneswar or UMDAE CEBS Mumbai, are compulsorily required to appear for NEST. The NISER Bhubaneswar and UMDAE CEBS are the exams conducting body for NEST 2020.
NEST 2020 Highlights
Full Exam Name  National Entrance Screening Test 
Short Exam Name  NEST 
Conducting Body  National Institute of Science Education and Research 
Frequency of Conduct  Once a year 
Exam Level  National Level Exam 
Languages  English 
Mode of Application  Online 
Application Fee (General)  1200 Rs [Online] 
Mode of Exam  Online 
Mode of Counselling  Online / Offline 
Participating Colleges  1 
Exam Duration  3 Hours 30 Minutes 
NEST 2020 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
10 Aug, 2020
Exam  Mode: Online
Past Dates and Events
27 Jun, 2020  30 Jun, 2020
Change of exam centre  Mode: Online
08 Jan, 2020  14 Jun, 2020
Application  Mode: Online
Aspirants seeking admission to fiveyear integrated MSc programs offered at NISER Bhubaneswar and UMDAE CEBS must fulfil NEST 2020 eligibility criteria in order to become eligible for the entrance test. Only those candidates who satisfy the NEST eligibility criteria 2020 will be allowed to appear for NEST. Given below is an overview of the eligibility criteria of NEST 2020.
 Qualifying Exam: A candidate must have passed or been appearing in Class 12 examination from Science stream, from a recognized board in India. Moreover, one must have passed Class 12 in the years 2019 or 2020 or must be appearing in the same in 2020.
 Qualifying Exam Marks: One must have scored a minimum of 60% in aggregate in the Class 12 examination, while those belonging to SC/ST/PwD categories must have obtained at least 55% in Class 12.
 Lower Age Limit: There is a lower age limit in NEST. As per the NEST 2020 eligibility criteria, candidates of general and OBC category must have been born on or after August 1, 2000. There is a relaxation of 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD categories, such that they must have been born on or after August 1, 1995.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking  Credit Card  Debit Card
The application form of NEST 2020 has been released on January 8, 2020. The NEST 2020 application form has been released in online mode and no other mode of submitting the NEST application form will be accepted. The last date to fill and submit the application form of NEST 2020 is June 7, 2020. After filling the NEST application form, candidates were required to pay the application fee of INR 1200/ for General/OBC male candidates and INR 600/ for Female, SC, ST and PwD category candidates. The procedure to fill the NEST application form 2020 is given below.
 Step 1: Registration  Click on the link given to register for NEST 2020. Then click on 'Apply Online' button, followed by 'New Registration'. The registration page will appear wherein candidates will be required to fill in their name, dateofbirth, Class 10 roll number, mobile number and email Id. After entering the details, click on 'Register'. After clicking on register, the login credentials will be sent to the registered mobile number and emailId of the candidate.
 Step 2: Logging In  Now, click on the Login link provided in the email/SMS or on the login button on the NEST website, and log in using the login credentials, i.e. username and password sent on the registered mobile number and email Id.
 Step 3: Filling the NEST 2020 Application Form  Now fill the details as asked in the NEST application form 2020, like personal details, education qualifications, five exam city preferences, etc.
 Step 4: Upload Photograph and Signature  Upload the scanned copy of passport size photograph and signature in jpg or jpeg format. Note that the size of each of these files should be less than 80 kb and the photograph should have a white background and must not be more than six months old.
 Step 5: Pay the NEST 2020 Application Fee and Submit  Finally pay the NEST 2020 application fee as applicable for your category/gender and click on' Submit'. The NEST 2020 application fee can be remitted only in online mode using the credit card or debit card or net banking facility.
Application Fees
Category  Quota  Mode  Gender  Amount 

General, OBC  Online  Male  ₹ 1200  
General, SC, ST, OBC  Online  Female  ₹ 600  
SC, ST  Online  Male  ₹ 600  
General, SC, ST, OBC  PWD  Online  Male, Female  ₹ 600 
NEST 2020 Syllabus
Biology
Cell biology 

Cell theory and cells as unit of life 
Basic concepts of biomolecules 
Proteins 
Carbohydrates 
Lipids 
Nucleic acids 
Tools and techniques of cell studies 
Use of microscope and calibration microscopy 
Elements of microscope 
Biomembranes of transport mechanism 
Cellular respiration 
Structure and functions of cell organelles 
Discovery and structure of dna 
Processes of replication 
processes of transcription 
Processes of genetic code and translation 
Principles of the basic techniques in molecular biology 
Enzymes catalysis 
Enzymes kinetics 
Activation energy of enzymes 
Competitive and non competitive inhibition 
Genetics and evolution 

Fundamentals of genetics and evolution 
Evidences and theories of organic evolution 
Organization of the heredity material in chromosomes 
Equational division 
Reduction division 
Mitosis and meiosis compared and contrasted 
Significance of meiosis 
Mendel's laws of inheritance 
Discovery of linkage 
Sex linked inheritance 
Crossing over and its stages 
Neurospora genetics 
Mutation discovery 
Types of mutation and mutations in diploids 
Role of mutations in evolution 
Elaboration of mendel's laws of inheritance 
Monohybrid or dihybrid crosses 
Human genetics 
Human chromosomes 
Sex determination 
Ecology 

Physical and biological factors in influencing organisms 
Food chains 
Pyramids of numbers and biomass 
Biological equilibrium 
Interspecific associations 
Bio diversity 
Flora and fauna 
Basics of microbial systems 
Ecosystems 
Humans and environment 

Soil 
Rainfall and temperature with reference to natural resources 
Uses and abuses of natural resources 
Environmental pollution and preventive measures 
Biodiversity and conservation 
Biotechnology 

Principles of recombinant dna technology 
Applications of biotechnology 
Biology of animal systems 

Digestive system 
Modes of nutrition 
Different vitamin compounds and their deficiencies 
Structure of alimentary canal and associated glands 
Digestive enzymes and gastrointestinal hormones 
Absorption of products of digestion 
Peristalsis 
Balanced diet 
Respiratory system and gaseous exchange in animals 
Structure of respiratory organs 
Mechanism of breathing 
Gaseous transport 
Tissue respiration 
Open and closed system 
Circulatory system 
Functions of blood and 1ymph 
Microscopic structure of blood and blood vessels 
Structures and working of heart 
Distribution of arteries and veins 
Circulation of blood coagulation 
Blood groups 
Excretory system and elimination of nitrogenous waste 
Osmoconformers and osmoregulators 
Structure and function of kidney tubules 
Arrangement of excretory organs 
Nervous system and general account of brain 
Spinal cord and nerves 
Simple and conditioned reflex actions 
Sense organs eye and ear 
Reproductive system 
Sexual and asexual reproduction 
General arrangement and functions of reproductive organs 
Developmental biology 

Basic features of development in animals 
Types of eggs,fertilization, cleavage, blastula 
Definition of stem cells 
Types of stem cells 
Uses of stem cells 
Advantages and disadvantages of stem cell 
Induced pluripotent stem cells 
Different hormones and their roles 
Diversity of animal life and principles of their classification 
Binomial nomenclature 
General classification of animal phyla up to classes invertebrates and up to sub classes / order vertebrates 
General characters of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals 
Immunology 

Active and passive immunity 
Basics of immune mechanisms and diseases 
Tand bcell responses 
Antigen presentation 
Principles of vaccination 
Monoclonal antibodies and their uses 
Immunology of aids 
Biology of plant systems 

Anatomy and physiology of plants and meristems 
Plant growth and development 
Internal and external regulators of growth and development in plant 
Plant reproduction 
Internal structure of root, stem, secondary growth and leaves 
Xylem and phloem and their cell elements and functions 
Internal structure of dicot and monocot leaves 
History, importance, factors and mechanism of photosynthesis 
Stomatal mechanism 
Transpiration and respiration 
Comparative study of dicot and monocot anatomy 
Absorption and cell water relations 
Transport of water and minerals 
Tropic and turgor movements 
Significance of life cycles with special reference to alternation of generations as exemplified in funaria 
Selaginella and pinus no structural details 
Plant hormones 
Systematics 

Principles of classical and new systematics 
Binomial nomenclature 
Familiarity with taxa 
Plant breeding and tissue culture 
Chemistry
Physical chemistry 

si units for fundamental quantities 
Significant figures in calculations 
Avogadro number and mole concept 
Molar masses 
Mole fraction 
Molarity 
Percent composition 
Stoichiometry 
Equivalent weight and normality 
Calculations based on mole concept and stoichiometry of different reactions 
Oxidation and reduction reactions 
Gaseous and liquid states 
Absolute scale of temperature 
Gas lawsBoyles Iaw,Charles law,Graham's law of diffusion,Avogadro's law and Dalton's law of partial pressure 
Ideal gas equation 
Real gases and deviation from ideality 
Liquefaction of gases 
Van der Waals equation 
Kinetic theory of gases, average, root mean square and most probable velocities and their relation with temperature 
Average kinetic theory of gases 
Kinetic theory of gases and their root mean square and most probable velocities and their relation with temperature 
Law of partial pressure 
Vapour pressure 
Atomic structure and chemical bonding 
Bohr model 
Spectrum of hydrogen atom 
Quantum numbers 
Wave particle duality 
De Broglie hypothesis 
Uncertainty principle 
Orbitals and quantum numbers 
Shapes and energy of s, p and d orbitals 
Electronic configurations of elements up to atomic number 36 
Filling of orbitals and aufbau principle 
Pauli's exclusion principle and Hund's rule 
Hybridization involving s, p and d orbitals 
Atomic orbital overlap and chemical bonds 
Chemical bonds in ionic 
Chemical bonds in covalent and coordinate bonds 
Bond parameters 
Orbital energy diagrams for homo nuclear diatomic species 
Lewis structures 
Hydrogen bond 
Polarity in molecules 
Dipole moment qualitative aspects 
Vsepr theory and shapes of molecules 
Valence bond theory 
Molecular orbital theory of homo nuclear diatomic molecules qualitative idea 
Thermodynamic states 
First law of thermodynamics 
Internal energy,work and heat 
Pressure volume work 
Enthalpy and enthalpy change 
Hess's law 
Heat of reaction,fusion and vaporisation 
Second law of thermodynamics, entropy, free energy 
Criterion of spontaneity 
Laws of chemical equilibrium 
Law of mass action 
Equilibrium constant 
Factors affecting equilibrium constant and its applications 
Le Chatelier's principle 
Effect of concentration temperature and pressure 
Significance of δG and δG in chemical equilibrium 
Relationship of k and δg 
Ionic equilibrium 
Acids and bases bronsted and lewis concepts 
Salts 
Ka, kb, kw and degree of dissociation 
Ph and their relationships 
Solubility product 
Common ion effect 
Hydrolysis of salts 
Buffer solutions 
Electrochemistry redox reactions and electrode potential 
Electrochemical cells 
Galvanic cells and cell reactions 
Standard electrode potential 
Nernst equation and its relation to δg and k 
Electrochemical series 
EMF of galvanic cells 
Electrolysis and faraday's laws of electrolysis 
Electrolytic conductance, specific, equivalent and molar conductivity 
Kohlrausch's law 
Concentration cells 
Batteries primary and secondary 
Fuel cells 
Corrosion 
Chemical kinetics rates of chemical reactions 
Order of reaction 
First order and pseudo first order reactions 
Factors affecting rate of reaction concentration, temperature arrhenius equation, catalyst 
Solid state: Classification of solids 
Amorphous and crystalline solids 
Crystalline state 
Crystal lattice and unit cells 
Seven crystal systems cell parameters a, b, c, α, β 
Close packed structure of solids cubic 
Packing in fcc, bcc and hcp lattices 
Packing efficiency 
Nearest neighbours 
Ionic radii 
Simple ionic compounds 
Imperfection in solids 
Point defects 
Electrical and Magnetic properties 
Band theory of metals 
Solution of solid and gas in liquid 
Concentration of solution 
Ideal and nonideal solutions 
Colligative properties 
Vapour pressure of solution 
Raoult's law 
Molecular weight determination from lowering of vapour pressure 
Elevation of boiling point and depression of freezing point 
Abnormal molecular mass 
Vant hoff factor 
Osmotic pressure 
Reverse osmosis 
Surface chemistry 

Adsorption physisorption and chemisorptions 
Factors affecting adsorption of gases on solids 
Adsorption isotherm 
Catalysis homogeneous and heterogeneous 
Activity and Selectivity 
Enzyme Catalysis 
Colloidal state types 
Preparation and properties of colloids 
Tyndall effect 
Brownian movement 
Electrophoresis 
Coagulation 
Application of colloids 
Micelles 
Inorganic chemistry 

Classification of elements and periodicity in properties 
Modern periodic table 
Classification of elements 
Periodic trends in properties of elements 
Valence 
Oxidation state 
Atomic/ionic radius 
Ionization energy 
Electron gain energy 
Electronegativity 
Chemical Reactivity 
Diagonal Relationship 
Anomalous behaviours of li, be, b, c 
Hydrogen isotopes 
Hydrogen preparation 
Hydrogen isolation 
Properties and uses of hydrogen 
Hydrides ionic 
Hydrides covalent and interstitial 
Properties of water and heavy water 
Hydrogen peroxide preparation 
Hydrogen peroxide structure 
Hydrogen peroxide reactions 
Hydrogen peroxide uses 
Hydrogen as fuel cell 
S– block elements alkali and alkaline earth elements 
General characteristics and trends in properties 
Group 1 elements and preparation 
Properties and reactions of alkali metals with emphasis on chemistry of na and k and their compounds 
Group 1 elements of oxides,peroxides,hydroxides,carbonates,chlorides and sulphates 
Uses of group 1 elements 
Group 2 elements and preparation 
Properties and reactions alkaline earth metals with emphasis on the chemistry of mg and ca and their compounds 
Group 2 elements of oxides, peroxides, hydroxides, carbonates, chlorides and sulphates 
Uses of group 2 elements 
P block elements 
Group 13 elements and chemistry of boron and its compounds 
Group 13 elements of borax, boric acid and diborane 
Group 14, 15 and 16 elements and chemistry of carbon, sulphur, nitrogen and phosphorus 
Allotropy 
Chemistry of oxides and oxyacids of these elements 
Phosphines 
Phosphorus chlorides 
Ammonia 
Peroxide and ozone 
Silicones 
Silicon tetrachloride and silicates 
Group 17 elements and chemistry of halogens 
Chemistry of chlorine in detail 
Interhalogen compounds 
Hx and oxyacids of halogens 
Group 18 elements and isolation 
Properties and reactions of inert gases with emphasis on chemistry of xenon 
D block elements, 3d elements, their general characteristics and trends in properties 
Variable oxidation states and their stabilities 
Colour excluding the details of electronic transitions and calculation of spin only magnetic moment 
Catalytic properties 
Interstitial compounds 
Alloy formation 
Preparation and properties of potassium dichromate and permanganate 
F block elements mainly lanthanides general characteristics and trends in properties 
Variable oxidation states 
Lanthanide contraction and its consequences 
Coordination compounds: nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, cistrans and ionisation isomerisms, hybridization and geometries of mononuclear coordination compounds (linear, tetrahedral, square planar and octahedral) 
Nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds 
Isomerism  Structural and stereoisomerism 
Hybridization and geometries of mononuclear coordination compounds 
Magnetic properties 
Werner’s theory 
Vbt 
Cft 
Metals and metallurgy 
Occurrence of metals 
General methods of extraction involving chemical principles and thermodynamic 
Electrochemical and redox principles 
General operation stages involved in metallurgical operation 
Metallurgy of p block element emphasis on al 
Metallurgy of fe triad more emphasis on fe metallurgy 
Metallurgy of coinage metals cu, ag with more emphasis on cu 
Refining 
Organic chemistry 

Basic concepts and representation of organic compounds 
Hybridisations of carbon 
Sigma and pi bonds 
Shapes of simple organic molecules 
Inductive effect 
Electrometric effect 
Resonance effect 
Hyperconjugation 
Keto enol tautomerism 
Determination of empirical and molecular formulae only combustion method 
Hydrogen bond 
Definition and effect on physical properties of alcohols and carboxylic acids 
Acidity and basicity of organic acids and bases 
Methods of purification of compounds 
Reactive intermediates homolytic and heterolytic bond cleavages 
Formation of reactive intermediates 
Structure and stability of carbocation,carbanion and free radical 
Isomerism  Structural and stereoisomerism 
Structural and stereoisomerism 
Geometrical isomerism 
Chirality 
Enantiomers 
Optical isomerism of compounds containing up to two asymmetric centres r, s and e, z nomenclature excluded 
Racemic mixture 
Conformations of ethane and butane newman projections 
Iupac nomenclature of simple organic compounds only hydrocarbons,mono functional and bi functional compounds 
Benzene derivatives 
Preparation properties and reactions of alkanes 
Idea of homologous series combustion and halogenation of alkanes 
Mechanism of photohalogenation 
Wurtz reaction 
Preparation properties and reactions of alkenes and alkynes 
Isomerization 
Acidity of alkynes 
Acid catalysed hydration of alkenes and alkynes excluding the stereochemistry 
Reactions of alkenes with kmno4 
Sulphuric acid 
Reduction of alkenes and alkynes 
Preparation of alkenes and alkynes by elimination reactions excluding stereochemistry 
Electrophilic addition reactions of alkenes with x2,hx, hox and h2o x=halogen 
Makowniko rule 
Peroxide effect 
Polymerization of alkenes 
Addition reactions of alkynes 
Metal acetylides 
Ozonolysis 
Aromaticity and aromatic compounds 
Huckel theory of aromaticity 
Structure of benzene 
Isomerism in substituted benzenes 
General mechanism of electrophilic substitution reaction on benzene 
Orientating influence of substituents in electrophilic substitution reaction of monosubstituted benzenes 
Electrophilic substitution reactions of benzene and substituted benzenes 
Halogenation 
Nitration 
Sulphonation 
Friedel crafts alkylation and acylation no mechanism 
Preparation from alkanes, alcohols, ole ns 
Grignard reagents and their reaction with aldehydes/ketones/esters/nitriles 
Nucleophilic substitution reactions of alkyl halides with different nucleophilic species 
Sn1 and sn2 reactions with mechanism 
Halogen exchange reaction 
Polyhalogen compounds 
Nucleophilic aromatic substitution in haloarenes and substituted haloarenes excluding benzyne mechanism and cine substitution 
Alcohols preparation from ole ns 
Alkyl halides 
Carboxylic acids: formation of esters, acid chlorides and amides, ester hydrolysis 
Aldehydes/ketones with alcohols 
Hydroboration reaction of alcohols 
Dehydration of alcohols 
Reaction of alcohols with sodium 
Phosphorus halides 
Zncl2/ hx, h2so4 
Identification of p sec and tert alcohols 
Uses of methanol and ethanol 
Preparation of phenol from halobenzene 
Cumene and benzene sulphonic acid 
Acidity of phenols 
Reactions of phenols 
Phenols of halogenation 
Phenols of nitration 
Phenols of sulphonation 
Phenols with zn 
Reimer tieman reaction 
Kolbe reaction 
Ethers: Preparation by Williamson's synthesis 
Reaction with h2o,hx 
Preparation of aldehydes and ketones from alcohols 
Preparation of aldehydes and ketones from olefins 
Preparation of aldehydes and ketones from acid chlorides 
Preparation of aldehydes and ketones from arylalkanes 
Preparation of aldehydes and ketones from nitriles 
Preparation of aldehydes and ketones from esters 
Friedel crafts reaction 
Reactions with alcohols,hcn, nahso3 
Reactions with oxidation, reduction, oxime and hydrazone formation 
Aldol condensation 
Perkin reaction 
Cannizzaro reaction 
Haloform reaction 
Tests to distinguish aldehydes and ketones 
Acidity and structure acidity relationship 
Preparation of acids 
Preparation of amides, acid chlorides, esters and anhydrides 
Ester hydrolysis 
Reactions of acids with thionyl chloride 
Reactions of p halides 
Reactions of ammonia 
Reactions of a alkalis 
Reactions of metals 
Reactions of halogens 
Reactions of reducing agents 
Reactions of decarboxylation 
reactions of halogenation 
Amines and its basicity and structure 
Identification of psec and tert amines 
Preparation of amines from nitro compounds 
Compounds of nitriles 
Compounds of amides 
Haloalkanes/aromatic compounds 
Reaction with acids 
Alkylating agents 
Acylating agents 
Nitrous acid 
Diazotization of aromatic primary amines 
Reactions of aromatic diazonium salts 
Azo coupling reaction 
Sandmeyer and related reactions 
Carbylamine reaction of p amines 
Classification of carbohydrates 
Mono and di saccharides (glucose and sucrose) 
Characteristic tests 
Structure of glucose 
Reactions of glucose oxidation 
Reduction reactions of glucose 
Reaction of glucose with hydroxylamine 
Reaction of glucose with hi 
Reaction with acetic anhydride 
Cyclic structure of glucose 
Structures of sucrose, maltose,starch and cellulose 
Glycoside formation and hydrolysis of sucrose 
Amino acids and proteins 
Α amino acids 
General structure of peptides and proteins 
Peptide Bond 
Separation of amino acids using physical properties 
Denaturation of Proteins 
Enzymes 
Classification of polymers 
Homo and co polymers 
Addition and condensation polymerizations 
Polythene of polymer 
Nylons of polymer 
Polyesters of polymer 
Bakelite of polymer 
Melamine formaldehyde polymer 
Rubber natural and synthetic polymer 
Mathematics
Algebra 

Algebra of complex numbers 
Addition and multiplication in algebra 
Polar representation of a complex number 
Properties of modulus and principal argument 
Cube roots of unity 
Geometric interpretations 
Quadratic equations with real coefficients 
Relations between roots and coefficients 
Formation of quadratic equations with given roots 
Symmetric functions of roots 
Arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions 
Arithmetic,geometric and harmonic means 
Sums of finite arithmetic and geometric progressions 
Infinite geometric series 
Sums of squares and cubes of the first n natural numbers 
Logarithms and their properties 

Permutations and combinations 
Binomial theorem for positive integral index 
Properties of binomial coefficients 
Matrices as a rectangular array of real numbers 
Equality of matrices 
Aaddition of matrices 
Multiplication by a scalar and product of matrices 
Transpose of a matrix 
Determinant of a square matrix of order up to three 
Inverse of a square matrix of order up to three 
Properties of these matrix operations 
Diagonal 
Symmetric and skew symmetric matrices and their properties 
Solutions of simultaneous linear equations in two or three variables 
Addition and multiplication rules of probability 
Conditional probability 
Bayes theorem 
Independence of events 
Computation of probability of events using permutations and combinations 
Trigonometry 

Trigonometric functions 
Their periodicity and graphs 
Addition and subtraction formulae 
Formulae involving multiple and sub multiple angles 
General solution of trigonometric equations 
Relations between sides and angles of a triangle 
Sine rule 
Cosine rule 
Half angle formula and the area of a triangle 
Inverse trigonometric functions principal value only 
Analytical geometry 

Two dimensions 
Cartesian coordinates 
Two dimensions: Cartesian coordinates, distance between two points, section formulae, shift of origin 
Section formulae 
Shift of origin 
Equation of a straight line in various forms 
Angle between two lines 
Distance of a point from a line 
Lines through the point of intersection of two given lines 
Equation of the bisector of the angle between two lines 
Concurrency of lines 
Centroid, orthocentre ,incentre and circumcentre of a triangle 
Equation of a circle in various forms 
Equations of tangent 
Normal and chord 
Parametric equations of a circle 
Intersection of a circle with a straight line or a circle 
Equation of a circle through the points of intersection of two circles and those of a circle and a straight line 
Equations of a parabola 
Ellipse and hyperbola in standard form 
Foci of an ellipse 
Directrices and eccentricity 
Parametric equations 
Equations of tangent and normal 
Locus problems 
Three dimensions 
Three dimensions: Direction cosines and direction ratios, equation of a straight line in space, equation of a plane, distance of a point from a plane 
Equation of a straight line in space 
Equation of a plane 
Distance of a point from a plane 
Differential calculus 

Real valued functions of a real variable 
Into,onto and one to one functions 
Sum difference product and quotient of two functions 
Composite functions 
Absolute value 
Polynomial 
Rational 
Trigonometric 
Exponential and logarithmic functions 
Limit and continuity of a function 
Limit and continuity of the sum 
Sum ,difference product and quotient of two functions 
L’hospital rule for evaluation of limits of functions 
Even and odd functions 
Inverse of a function 
Continuity of composite functions 
Intermediate value property of continuous functions 
Derivative of a function, its geometrical and physical significance 
Derivative of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions 
Chain rule 
Derivatives of polynomial 
Rational, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions 
Derivatives of implicit functions 
Derivatives up to order two 
Geometrical interpretation of the derivative 
Tangents and normals 
Increasing and decreasing functions 
Maximum and minimum values of a function 
Rolle's theorem and Lagrange's mean value theorem 
Integral calculus 

Integration as the inverse process of differentiation 
Indefinite integrals of standard functions 
Definite integrals and their properties 
Fundamental theorem of integral calculus 
Integration by parts 
Integration by the methods of substitution and partial fractions 
Application of definite integrals to the determination of areas involving simple curves 
Formation of ordinary differential equations 
Solution of homogeneous differential equations 
Separation of variables method 
Linear first order differential equations 
Vectors 

Addition of vectors 
Scalar multiplication 
Dot and cross products 
Scalar triple products and their geometrical interpretations 
Physics
General 

Units and dimensions 
Dimensional analysis 
Least count 
Significant figures 
Methods of measurement direct, indirect, null and measurement of length, time, mass, temperature 
Potential difference 
Current and resistance 
Design of some simple experiments 
Searle's method to determine young's modulus 
Determination of 'g' by simple pendulum 
Speed of sound using resonance tube 
Coefficient of friction using angle of repose 
Determination of focal length of a convex lens by plotting a graph between 'u' and 'v' 
Refractive index of material of prism using the method of minimum deviation 
Verification of ohm's law 
Resistance of galvanometer using half deflection method 
Methods of measurement and error analysis for physical quantities pertaining to the experiments based on specific heat of a liquid using calorimeter 
I–v characteristic curve for p–n junction in forward and reverse bias 
Graphical representation and interpretation of data 
Errors in the measurements and error analysis 
Mechanics 

Kinematics in one and two dimensions cartesian coordinates only 
Projectiles 
Uniform circular motion 
Relative velocity 
Newton's laws of motion 
Inertial and uniformly accelerated linear only frames of reference 
Static and dynamic friction 
Kinetic and potential energy 
Linear and circular simple harmonic motion 
Work and power 
Conservation of linear momentum and mechanical energy 
Systems of particles 
Centre of mass and its motion 
Centre of gravity 
Impulse 
Elastic and inelastic collisions 
Law of gravitation 
Centripetal acceleration and centrifugal force 
Gravitational potential and field 
Acceleration due to gravity 
Motion of planets and satellites in circular orbits 
Escape velocity 
Rigid body 
Moment of inertia 
Parallel and perpendicular axes theorems 
Moment of inertia of uniform bodies with simple geometrical shapes 
Angular momentum 
Torque 
Conservation of angular momentum 
Dynamics of rigid bodies with fixed axis of rotation 
Rolling without slipping of rings, cylinders and spheres 
Cylinders and spheres 
Equilibrium of rigid bodies 
Collision of point masses with rigid bodies 
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 
Viscosity stoke’s and poiseuille’s law 
Terminal velocity 
Qualitative understanding of turbulence 
Reynolds number 
Streamline ow 
Equation of continuity 
Bernoulli's theorem 
Sound and mechanical waves 

Plane wave motion 
Longitudinal and transverse waves 
Superposition of waves 
Progressive and stationary waves 
Vibration of strings and air columns 
Resonance qualitative understanding 
Beats 
Speed of sound in gases 
Doppler effect 
Thermal physics 

Thermal expansion of solids 
Liquids and gases 
Calorimetry 
Latent heat 
Heat conduction in one dimension 
Elementary concepts of convection and radiation 
Newton's law of cooling 
Ideal gas laws 
Specific heats cv and cp for monoatomic and diatomic gases 
Isothermal and adiabatic processes 
Bulk modulus of gases 
Equivalence of heat and work 
First and second law of thermodynamics and its applications only for ideal gases 
Entropy 
Blackbody radiation: absorptive and emissive powers 
Kirchhoff’s law 
Wien’s displacement law 
Stefan’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 
Electric field lines 
Flux of electric field 
Gauss’s law and its application in simple cases, such as, to find field due to infinitely long straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell 
Find field due to infinitely long straight wire 
Uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell 
Calculation of capacitance with and without dielectrics 
Capacitors in series and parallel 
Energy stored in a capacitor 
Electric current (current electricity) 
Ohm's law 
Series and parallel arrangements of resistances and cells 
Kirchhoff's laws and simple applications 
Heating effect of current 
Biot savart’s law and ampere’s law 
Magnetic field near a current carrying straight wire 
Along the axis of a circular coil and inside a long straight solenoid 
Force on a moving charge and on a current carrying wire in a uniform magnetic field 
Magnetic moment of a current loop 
Effect of a uniform magnetic field on a current loop 
Moving coil galvanometer 
Voltmeter 
Ammeter and their conversions 
Electromagnetic induction of 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 
Thin lenses 
Combination of mirrors and thin lenses 
Magnification 
Wave nature of light of huygen’s principle 
Interference limited to young’s double slit experiment 
Elementary idea of diffraction of rayleigh criterion 
Elementary idea of polarization of brewster’s law and the law of malus 
Modern physics 

Atomic nucleus 
Alpha, beta and gamma radiations 
Law of radioactive decay 
Decay constant 
Half life and mean life 
Binding energy and its calculation 
Fission and fusion processes 
Energy calculation in these processes 
Photoelectric effect 
Bohr’s theory of hydrogen like atoms 
Characteristic and continuous x–rays 
Moseley's law 
De Broglie wavelength of matter waves 
Heisenberg's uncertainty principle 
NEST 2020 Preparation Tips
The NEST 2020 is a computerbased, MCQ type examination. As per the official exam pattern of NEST 2020, the question paper of NEST 2020 is prepared as per the science stream syllabus of Class 11 and 12 of NCERT/CBSE. Talking on NEST 2020 preparations tips, it is suggested that the candidates prepare for NEST 2020 from CBSE/NCERT syllabus along with mock tests and previous year question papers of the NEST. The previous year NEST question papers are available on the NEST exam website. To help students get a hang of the computerbased examination, various video tutorials and practice sessions will also be organized for candidates who have filled and submitted the NEST application form 2020, which will be accessible for these candidates through their NEST accounts.
NEST 2020 is a threehour computerbased examination which is conducted in two sessions. The NEST 2020 question paper contains five sections, one general and four subject sections, with single or multiple MCQ type questions. From the five sections of NEST exam pattern 2020, General section is compulsory to attend and from the remaining four subject sections, one is required to attempt at least three subject sections. However, as per the exam pattern of NEST 2020, candidates can attempt as many subject sections as they wish (beyond the compulsory three) and for the determination of final NEST 2020 result, the best of the three subject section scores are taken into account along with general section scores. The general section does not have any negative marking. Although, section IIV do have negative marking. Another important point to note for the aspirants is that the language of NEST 2020 question paper is English only. Candidates can prepare for NEST 2020 from the official syllabus, which constitutes Class 11 and 12 NCERT/CBSE Science syllabus. Given below is a brief description of NEST exam pattern 2020.
NEST 2020 Exam Pattern
Section  Number of MCQ 
General  10 (Single correct answers) 
Biology*  15 (Single or multiple correct answers) 
Chemistry*  15 (Single or multiple correct answers) 
Physics*  15 (Single or multiple correct answers) 
Mathematics*  15 (Single or multiple correct answers) 
*At least three of these subject sections need to be attempted.
The NEST 2020 admit card will be available for download in online mode. Candidates, who successfully fill and submit the application form of NEST 2020, are allotted the admit card of NEST 2020. Applicants need to download the NEST 2020 admit card by logging into their accounts through their login credentials created at the time of filling the NEST application form. The admit card of NEST 2020 mentions the personal details of the candidate along with the details of NEST exam centre allotted to a candidate, roll number, etc. All the candidates appearing for NEST 2020 are required to carry the NEST admit card 2020 to their exam centre along with with a valid ID card, without which they will not be permitted entry to the examination hall. Candidates are advised to keep their NEST admit card safe until the counselling and admission process completes, as they are required to produce the original copy of the NEST 2020 admit card during the admission.
NEST 2020 Exam Centers
State  City 

Andhra Pradesh  Guntur 
Kakinada  
Kurnool  
Nellore  
Rajahmundry  
Tirupati  
Vijayawada  
Visakhapatnam  
Vizianagaram  
Assam  Guwahati 
Bihar  Patna 
Chandigarh  Chandigarh 
Chhattisgarh  Bhilai 
Raipur  
Delhi  New Delhi 
Uttar Pradesh  Noida 
Allahabad  
Kanpur  
Lucknow  
Varanasi  
Gujarat  Ahmedabad 
Himachal Pradesh  Hamirpur 
Shimla  
Jammu and Kashmir  Jammu 
Samba  
Srinagar  
Jharkhand  Bokaro 
Dhanbad  
Jamshedpur  
Ranchi  
Karnataka  Bengaluru 
Hubballi  
Mangalore  
Mysore  
Kerala  Alappuzha 
Ernakulam  
Idukki  
Kannur  
Kasaragod  
Kollam  
Kottayam  
Kozhikode  
Malappuram  
Palakkad  
Pathanamthitta  
Thiruvananthapuram  
Thrissur  
Madhya Pradesh  Bhopal 
Gwalior  
Indore  
Jabalpur  
Maharashtra  Mumbai 
Nagpur  
Pune  
Manipur  Imphal 
Meghalaya  Shillong 
Odisha  Angul 
Balasore  
Bargarh  
Baripada  
Berhampur  
Bhubaneswar  
Cuttack  
Dhenkanal  
Jharsuguda  
Khurda  
Rayagada  
Rourkela  
Sambalpur  
Punjab  Bathinda 
Jalandhar  
Mohali  
Rajasthan  Jaipur 
Udaipur  
Jodhpur  
Tamil Nadu  Chennai 
Coimbatore  
Madurai  
Salem  
Tiruchirappalli  
Tirunelveli  
Telangana  Hyderabad 
Karimnagar  
Warangal  
Tripura  Agartala 
Uttarakhand  Dehradun 
Haldwani  
Roorkee  
West Bengal  Asansol 
Burdwan  
Durgapur  
Hooghly  
Kolkata  
Siliguri 
Documents Required at Exam
 NEST Admit Card
 A valid Photo ID Card (School ID or any other government issued photo ID proof)
The NEST answer key 2020 is released by the exam conducting authorities on the official website of the NEST, similar to previous year answer keys of NEST. The answer key of NEST 2020 will be released before the declaration of NEST result 2020. Candidates who appear in the NEST 2020 will be given facility to challenge the answers as indicated in the NEST 2020 answer key. The NEST answer key 2020 helps candidates know their performance in the exam and point out their mistakes.
The NEST result 2020 will be declared in online mode as per the revised dates. The result of NEST 2020 indicates the sectionwise scores of candidates in the NEST. The overall score of a candidate in NEST 2020 result was determined by adding the score obtained in the general section and the best three scores of the subjectsections. Only those candidates who obtained at least Minimum Admissible Score (MAS) and Sectionwise Admissible Score (SMAS) were included in the merit list of NEST 2020 on the basis of which candidates will be called for admission and counselling procedure at NISER and UMDAE CEBS. The link to access the NEST result 2020 will be made available as soon as it is released by the exam conducting authority.
The cutoff of NEST 2020 is the minimum score one is required to obtain in the test to become eligible for the inclusion in the merit list of NEST 2020 and admission process. As per the NEST cutoff 2020, a candidate is required to obtain the minimum required scores in sections individually (in the general section and at least three subject sections) and overall as well.
 Sectionwise Minimum Admissible Score (SMAS): SMAS is a sectionwise minimum score required to be obtained by the aspirants in each section of NEST 2020 exam. SMAS is the 20% of the score which comes after taking the average of best 100 scores in that section. For instance, if the best 100 scores of General section is 20 marks out of 30, then 20% of 20 marks, i.e. 4 marks will become the SMAS for General section (for general category). The same method will be adopted for all other sections. SMAS for OBC candidates will be 90% of the SMAS obtained for general category, and for SC/ST candidates, it will be 50% of that obtained for general candidates. Candidates will be required to obtain SMAS in the general section and at least three of the subjectsections to become eligible for further admission process.
 Minimum Admissible Score (MAS): The MAS is the overall score candidate is required to obtain in order to become eligible for further admission process of NEST 2020. It can vary from year to year, for instance, MAS for NEST 2019 was 90 (50% of the total 180 marks paper). The overall score of a candidate will include the scores obtained in the General and bestofthree subject sections. However, it will be important for a candidate to obtain SMAS in each of the sections whose scores are considered for MAS. Similar to SMAS, the MAS for OBC category candidates will be 90% of the MAS determined for general category and in case of SC/ST candidates, it will be 50% of the MAS determined for general category.
Mode of Counselling: Online, Offline
The counselling for NEST 2020 will be conducted by National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) and University of Mumbai  Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UMDAE CEBS) separately for their intake. The seat matrix for the NEST counselling 2020 in NISER and UMDAE CEBS will be released with the official notification of NEST 2020. The NEST 2020 counselling will be conducted in offline mode and both the NISER and UMDAE CEBS will release their time and venue for the NEST counselling after the declaration of NEST result.
Documents Required at Counselling
 NEST 2020 Admit Card
 Class 12 Certificate and Marksheet
 Class 10 Certificate and Marksheet
 SC/ST/OBC/PwD Certificate (If applicable)
 NonCreamy Layer (NCL) Certificate issued on or after June 1, 2018 (for OBC candidates)
 Domicile Certificate (for Jammu & Kashmir Candidates)
General Information
Questions related to NEST
Which is the best book for nest general section?? Which is the best book for iiser aptitude test general test??
There is no specified syllabus prescribed for General Ability section. According to the syllabus mentioned in the official website, his section might consist random questions from History, Mathematics, Geograph, Science, English, General Knowledge and Current Affairs. For Mathematics, you need to concentrate on: Numbers, HCF and LCM of Numbers, Decimal Fractions, Square Roots and Cube Roots, Average, Problems on Ages, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Time and Work, Pipes and Cistern, Time and Distance, Problems on Trains, Boats and Streams, Alligation, Simple and Compound Interest, Logarithms, Area, Volume and Surface areas, Calendar, Clocks, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Reasoning, Sitting Arrangements, Blood relations and Data Interpretation at Class 10 level. So you can stick with NCERT for this.
In English section, command on your English, Grammar, Vocabulary, Understanding of the given paragraph are of more importance. Reading English NewsPaper will also help you in your preparation.
Word Power Made Easy (by Norman Lewis)
This is the goto book to improve your vocabulary. It is not a book to be read but a book to work with daily to enrich your vocabulary.
High School Grammar and Composition( by Wren and Martin)
It is a very good book for people who want to improve their grammar skills. It helps to understand and conceptualise different aspects of grammar and it is a must have book for anyone with poor grasp on verbal ability or who wants to make up with the basics of english.
For other topics, you can refer to NEST exam guide. News papers, Manorama Year book should help you for this section.
Which is the best book for general section of niser entrance exam (NEST Exam) And for iiser entrance exam (IAT Exam)?? Please provide me n help me.
There is no particular syllabus prescribed for General Ability section. This section might consist random questions from History, Mathematics, Geograph, Science, English, General Knowledge and Current Affairs. For Mathematics, you need to concentrate on: Numbers, HCF and LCM of Numbers, Decimal Fractions, Square Roots and Cube Roots, Average, Problems on Ages, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Time and Work, Pipes and Cistern, Time and Distance, Problems on Trains, Boats and Streams, Alligation, Simple and Compound Interest, Logarithms, Area, Volume and Surface areas, Calendar, Clocks, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Reasoning, Sitting Arrangements, Blood relations and Data Interpretation at Class 10 level. So you can stick with NCERT for this.
In English section, command on your English, Grammar, Vocabulary, Understanding of the given paragraph are of more importance. Reading English NewsPaper will also help you in your preparation.
Word Power Made Easy (by Norman Lewis)
This is the goto book to improve your vocabulary. It is not a book to be read but a book to work with daily to enrich your vocabulary.
High School Grammar and Composition( by Wren and Martin)
It is a very good book for people who want to improve their grammar skills. It helps to understand and conceptualise different aspects of grammar and it is a must have book for anyone with poor grasp on verbal ability or who wants to make up with the basics of english.
For other topics, you can refer to NEST exam guide. News papers, Manorama Year book should help you for this section.
Which is the best book for nest exam general section??
Subject wise NCERT Textbooks of class 11 and 12 are best for basic preparation. Apart from NCERTs, you can prepare and practice from Concepts of Physics by HC Verma, Aptitude Test Problems by Krotov. For chemistry, A Textbook of Organic Chemistry for IITJEE by RK gupta and IIT Chemistry by OP Aggarwal. IIT Mathematics by RD sharma and Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight these two books are best for preparation. KN Bhatia's Elementary biology for Class 12.


l have completed inter 2ed year ,Nest l think b.arc place help me
Hello,
You can join for BArch through jee mains paper2 entrance exam score. The entrance exam has 3 sections which has questions from :
 Mathematics
 general aptitude
 drawing skills.
You apply for form next year which may be released december of current year. Meanwhile you can start preparing for the entrance exam. Here is the link for JEE mains Paper2 syllabus :
https://engineering.careers360.com/articles/jeemainpaper2syllabus
The above article has given percentage value of importance of subjects. you can plan how to prepare accordingly. Here is the link of previous year paper analysis:
https://engineering.careers360.com/articles/jeemainpaper2analysis
it will help you know how question are prepared and how they vary each year.
Hope it helps!
nest questions pattern of 2019
Hello
Your nest examination pattern is given below:' 

Duration of the exam will be 3.5 hours

Multiple Choice questions will be there

There will be a total of 5 sections:
Section I will be of 30 Marks
Section IIV will be of 50 Marks each

Exam will be for the total of 180 marks

In the exam your understanding of Astronomy, , Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics, biology Physics, and Computer Science will be tested
For detailed information go through
https://university.careers360.com/articles/nestexampattern
Thankyou