NEST 2023: NISER Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern

NEST 2023 Notification will be released soon. NEST known as the National Entrance Screening Test is a national level entrance exam held by the NISER, Bhubaneshwar and UM-DAE CEBS Mumbai jointly. NEST is a compulsory entrance exam for candidates willing to get admission in Integrated MSc Program at NISER, Bhubaneswar and UM-DAE CEBS, Mumbai.

Through this exam qualified applicants will get admission in Integrated MSc Program of both participating institutions. Below in this article, we have provided all the detailed information candidates need to know about NEST download latest updates.

NEST 2023 Notifications – To be released

NEST 2023 Notification will be released soon. Click here to check Information Brouchure. The link will be provided here.

NEST 2023 Application form will be released soon. Click here for application details.

NEST 2023 Highlights:

Name of the Exam: NEST – National Entrance Screening test
Date of NEST 2023 exam: To be announced
Exam conducting body: National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER)
Mode of exam: Offline mode
Duration of exam: 3 hours
Total marks: 230
Number of Sections: 5
Courses offered: 5 years of integrated M.Sc courses

NEST 2023 Quick Links:

Application Form/Registration Click Here
Eligibility Criteria Click Here
Syllabus Click Here
Exam Pattern Click Here
Admit Card Click Here
Exam Center Click Here
Result Click Here
Contact Helpline Number Click Here

NEST 2023 Exam Dates:

The necessary info regarding the important events and tentative dates are listed below for the applicant’s reference:

Events Dates 2023 
Application process starts 24th February 2023
Last date to submit application form 21st May download
Admit card download 6th June download
NEST 2023 Exam 18th June download
Result declaration 5th July download
Counselling process starts August/ September 2023

NEST 2023 Application Form:

  • NEST Application Form 2023 has been released by the official authority through online mode.
  • Candidates can fill the application form by the 3rd week of February download to 3rd week of May download.
  • Application form are released for eligible applicants only, so candidates are advised to fulfill their eligibility before applying the form.
  • Applicants are suggested to use valid and working Email ID and Phone Number as all the contacts can be done through provided information.
  • Applicants should fill the application form before the last date of submission as no candidates will be allowed to submit the application form after last date.
  • Applicants are suggested to keep the printout of filled application form and fee receipt for further usage.

Application Fee:

NEST 2023 Application Form Fee can be submitted through online mode only. Candidates can use Credit Card, Debit Card and Net Banking for transaction of Application form fee.

Below we have provided the NEST 2023 Application form fee category wise:

Category Application Fee
General & OBC male Rs.1200/-
Female, SC/ST and PwD Rs.600/-

NEST 2023 Eligibility Criteria:

The necessary info regarding the eligibility criteria are listed below for the applicant’s reference:

Applicants who are on top of the age of nineteen years are eligible to apply for the entrance test.
Reserved class candidates (PwD / SC / ST) ought to be above the age of twenty-four years to apply.
Applicants who have completed HSC examination from a famous university are eligible to use.
Physics, chemistry, arithmetic, and biology as required subjects within the eleventh and twelfth std.
General class persons ought to have score minimum of 60% marks within the examination.
Reserved class candidates (PwD / SC / ST) ought to score a minimum of 55% marks within the examination.
Applicants who are in the process of the final test also are eligible to apply.

NEST 2023 Exam Pattern:

The necessary info regarding the paper pattern are listed below for the reference of the applicant:

  • Exam Mode: NEST download exam will be held by Computer-Based Test (CBT/online exam).
  • Type of Questions: Question Paper will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).
  • Duration3 hours and 30 Minutes will be provided to the applicants for completing the examination.
  • Total marks: The questions will be consist of total 200 marks.
  • Sections: There will be total 4 sections which contains subjects i.e. physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology.

Below we have provided the complete section wise pattern for the NEST download Exam:

Section Subject Marking
1 Biology 50
2 Physics 50
3 Chemistry 50
4 Mathematics 50
Total   200 Marks

NEST 2023 Exam Syllabus:

The necessary info regarding the syllabus are listed below for the applicant’s reference:

University has not set any course of study for the general section.
The program for the entrance test is going to be based on the eleventh and twelfth level NCERT and CBSE pattern.
The main aim of the authority is to spot the information of the candidates in Physics, chemistry, arithmetic, biology, astronomy, computer science, and environmental
Applicants are suggested to check the official website of the university to get additional detail info concerning the syllabus for the entrance exam.

NEST 2023 Exam Admit Card:

The necessary info regarding the releasing of the admit card are listed below for the applicant’s reference:

Admit Card is an important document applicants will have to carry while appearing in the exam. Official authority will release the admit card after few weeks from the declaration of result. Candidates will be able to download the admit card by 1st week of June 2023 through online mode.

The NEST admit card will be released for successfully registered applicants only. Registered candidates can download their admit card by login into the official website.

NEST 2023 Answer Key

NEST Answer Key 2023 will be released by the official authority after few days from the completion of examination. Applicants will be able to check their answer key through the official website.

The NEST answer key will contain the correct answer of every question provided in the examination. With the NEST 2023 Answer Key, applicants will be able to predict their marks even before the declaration of result.

NEST 2023 Exam Results:

The necessary info regarding the declaration of the results are listed below for the applicant’s reference

Official authority will release the NEST result for every exam participated candidates individually though online mode. Candidates will be able to check there by 1st week of June 2023 through the official website.

The NEST Result 2023 will not be sent to any applicants individually via post or any other offline mode. Candidates will have to login into the official website to check their result.

Candidates should keep their result safe till the completion of admission procedure as result may be required at the time of counselling.

NEST 2023 Cut Off

NEST Cut off is a minimum marks set by the participating institution separately. Applicants will have to score more than the prescribed cut off marks to be eligible for admission process.

Official authority will release the cut off marks for every category. Applicants will have to score the marks in NEST 2023 Exam as per the category. On the basis of Cut off Marks official authority will prepare the merit list for every qualified applicants .

NEST 2023 Counseling:

The necessary info regarding the counseling process are listed below for the applicant’s reference:

The counselling process will be held by the NISER and UM-DAE-CBS separately through online mode. Applicants will have to participate in the counselling process for admission in offered programs at NISER and UM-DAE-CBS campuses.

Official authority will conduct the counselling process in various rounds on the basis of number of seats available after every round of counselling. Official authority will allow only the qualified applicants to participate in the counselling process.

List of the documents to be carried:

  • SSC & HSC Certificate
  • SSC & HSC Mark sheet
  • NEST 2023 Admit Card
  • Passport size photographs
  • Disability certificate (if required)
  • Caste certificate
  • Valid photo ID proof
  • NEST 2023 Score card
  • Provisional call letter, etc.

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