NEST 2018 is a national level entrance exam that is organized to provide admission in 5 years of integrated M.Sc programmes at NISER (National Institute of Science Education & Research), Bhubaneshwar. It is expected that National Entrance Screening Test (NEST)will be conducted in 4th week of May 2018. Students can also get admission in M.Sc course offered by UM-DAE CEBS (University of Mumbai-Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences), Mumbai.
Students who want to apply for the test should follow these steps. Applicants should register themselves with a valid user email ID in the website. After this, students should fill the details. For the further login, an application number will be created. Candidate should uploadscanned images of signature and photograph (maximum 100 KB). Applicants are suggested to verify all the details filled by them. Fee will be paid online and take printout of the application form for further use.NEST Application Form 2018
Payment of the application fee can be paid with the help of any Credit/Debit card or through Net banking. For the male General & OBC applicant should pay Rs. 700/- andSC, ST and female & PwD candidates have to pay Rs. 350/-.
Before applying for the exam candidate should check the basic eligibility criteria.
- Candidates of general and OBC category must born on or after August 01, 1998.SC/ST/PD candidates have given five year relaxation.
- Applicant should have cleared 12thstandard or equivalent exam with 60% marks. SC/ST/PD categories should have scored minimum 55% marks. Students who are still giving final year exams are allowed to apply.
NEST Exam Pattern
Examination will be conducted in offline mode. The paper will be of 230 marks. In general section there will be no negative marking but in subject section there will be negative marking. The paper will be in English language. Candidates have to answer MCQ questions. Students have to complete the exam in 3 hours. The question paper will contain 5 sections of 30 marks each.
NCERT and CBSE science pattern of 11th& 12th class is followed. Students knowledge in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, computer science and environment can be tested with the help of this exam.
Tips for preparing NEST
Firstly student should check the syllabus that is recommended by the authority.After checking the syllabus student should divide his time according to the subjects. To get an idea about the paper students can consider the previous year papers.
NEST Admit Card
Applicants can get admit card from 2nd week of April 2018 through the website. At the time of the examination, students are asked to bring the admit card and photo ID proof. No facility of sending the admit card by post will be given.
According to authorities, the result will be declared in the first week of May 2018. The NEST 2018 result can be downloaded from the website. Authority will make a separate merit list for admission. For the admission process candidates should take print of result and preserve it.
NEST 2018 Exam Date
|Online Application begins from||1st week of January 2018|
|Closing date to apply||1st week of March 2018|
|AvailabilityAdmit card||2nd week of April 2018|
|Date of Exam||4th week of May 2018|
|Announcement of Result||3rd week of June 2018|