NEST 2014 Registration Starts from Jan 7, 2014 - Apply Online
Apratim Chatterjee, 07 Jan 2014, #NEST

NEST 2014 Registration Starts - National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2014 Applications are now available. Candidates can Apply Online for NEST 2014 applications from January 7, 2014. NISER shall be conducting a national exam for admissions to National Institute of Science and Educational Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai.

NEST 2014 is a compulsory entrance test for admissions to the five year integrated M.Sc programme in Basic Sciences at NISER, Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai.

For any queries and doubts, call NEST 2014 Exam Helpline: 011-40360360

NEST 2014 applications have begun and both the offline and online modes are applicable. Check below for the NEST 2014 Important Dates.


Important Dates

NEST 2014 Applications

January 7, 2014 – March 8, 2014

Admit Cards Download

April 8, 2014

NEST2014 Exam

May 31, 2014 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

NEST 2014 Results

June 20, 2014

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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.

how I can prepare for nest exam. what are the books to be referred.

Upendra Gupta 30th Oct, 2019

Hiii manjula.....For a national-level examination like NEST, the preparation must be more accurate and perfect. To prepare for NEST 2019, candidates must plan their stages and strategies before starting the preparation. With just few months left for NEST 2019 examination, candidates must start summing up their preparation.

You can do the following things

Review the Syllabus: ...

Review the Exam Pattern: ...

Understand the Concepts: ...

Make Smart Strategy: ...

Prepare Notes: ...

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hai thanks the answer o iisc b I do need about NEST how many students appear for Nest exam how is it different from Mains and advanced does preparing for mains help for Nest the total number of seats is said to around 200 Are there any other core research centres who admit +2 student

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 28th Oct, 2019

The National Entrance Screening Test  (popularly known as NEST) is an annual college entrance examination in India, conducted for admission into the National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar (NISER) and the Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai. These two institutes use NEST as a sole criterion for admission to their undergraduate programs.

As of 2018, the total intake of NISER and UM-DAE CBS is 200+2 students and 45+2 students respectively (where two seats in each college are reserved for students belonging to the state of Jammu and Kashmir).

The NEST question paper has five sections. The first section, which is compulsory for all candidates, includes general questions. The next four sections includes questions on (1) Biology, (2) Chemistry, (3) Mathematics and (4) Physics. Candidates may opt to answer any three of the four sections if they are willing to get admission in CBS, otherwise they have to answer from all the sections if they are willing to get in the merit list of NISER. All sections carry equal marks. The questions are aimed at testing the comprehension and analytic ability of the candidates. The questions are of objective type with four answers given for each question. There may only be one relatively correct answer for each question. Wrong answers are awarded negative marks .

Syllabus of jee mains and nest are to some extent same.The level of question asked in NEST involves thinking and some calculation so its one level tougher than particularly jee mains.
Though NEST can be considered a bit tougher than jee mains but JEE advance is a lot tougher than NEST so if you are preparing for JEE rigorously then you can perform well in NEST regardless of seats intake.
Just keep one thing in mind that for cracking NEST your knowledge concepts need to be very strong .

I hope this helps
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