Nationwide Education & Scholarship Test (NEST) 2021: Registration (1 Oct), Exam Dates (Out), Eligibility

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Nationwide Education & Scholarship Test (NEST) 2021 registration will start from 1 October 2021. The exam will be held on 30 January 2022 (Sunday). NEST is a national-level scholarship test to award and inspire meritorious students. The scholarship is sponsored officially by the Student Unity Foundation of India and organized by the Shrimanji Events Management Center India (SEMCI). NEST comprises three categories of exams, i.e. NEST Basic, NEST Junior(I & II), and NEST Senior(I & II). NEST Scholarship is open to students of only science, engineering, and medical courses starting from Class 7th to Post-Graduate level. The application form for the NEST scholarship test will be available online. The NEST Scholarship Test comprises of Objective type questions. The winners may get awards from Rs. 20,000- 50,000. To get more details about the NEST Scholarship Registration, eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, question paper, result, awards, prize money, etc, read the complete article.

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NEST Mock Test Registration is started. Click Here to register online for the Mock test. The last date to register is 30 September 2021. The online test will be on 10 October 2021.

NEST Scholarship Exam Status 2021 

The interested candidates may check the latest updates about the Nationwide Education & Scholarship Test (NEST) Registration. The details of the 24th NEST Scholarship Test are given below:

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Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test (NEST) 2021 Status
Registrations for 24th NEST Scholarship Test 2021 01 October 2021

Nationwide Education & Scholarship Test (NEST) 2021 Dates

The conducting authority will announce the NEST 2021 Scholarship Date for the registration of the students. However, candidates can also check the tentative dates of the NEST 2021 Scholarship exam from the table given below:

NEST 2021 Schedule
Events Dates (announced)
Online Application Form Availability 01 October 2021
Last Date to Apply Online 31 October 2021
With a Late Fee of Rs. 100/- November 2021
With a Late Fee of Rs. 200/- December 2021
Date of Admit Card December 2021
Exam Date 30 January 2022
Scholarship Result February 2022

Nationwide Education & Scholarship Test (NEST) 2021 Application Form

The candidates who are eligible for the NEST Scholarship can apply for the same. Students can apply for NEST 2021 Scholarship through both online as well as offline processes. In order to fill the NEST 2021 Scholarship Application Form candidates must keep ready all the documents and passport size photograph. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. The complete process to apply for the NEST Scholarship test has been explained in the section below.

For Online Application Form

The steps to fill the online application form of Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test are as follows:

  • Initially, the candidates must visit the official website of the conducting authority.
  • Then click on the link to “Register Now”.
  • In the registration form, the candidates must enter all the details like name, contact number, Aadhar details, email id, etc.
  • After doing the registration, the applicants must click on the “Apply Now” button. The application form portal will open on the screen.
  • In the application form, the candidates must fill in all the mandatory details like personal information, academic details, education qualification, etc.
  • In the next step, upload the scanned copy of the photograph in the dimension as required in the brochure.
  • Now click on the pay application fee. The fee payment could be made online through various payment methods.
  • Once the application fee is submitted, candidates can download the application form.
  • There is no need to send the printed copy of the application form to the office of the conducting authority.

For Offline Application Form

  • To fill the offline application form, candidates must visit the website of the conducting authority.
  • Then download the application form available in PDF format.
  • After that take a hard copy printout of the application form to fill in all the details.
  • Applicants must fill up all details in the application form correctly.
  • Then, candidates must paste a recent passport size photo of the candidate in the space provided.
  • Application fee should be remitted in the form of DD, to be drawn in favor of SEMCI India, should be payable at Mumbai, India.
  • Applicants must attach the DD along with the duly-filled application form and post it to the following address: (SEMCI India, B-1, Piccadilly Flats, 57-J, Clare Road, Byculla, Mumbai – 400 008).
  • The application form should reach the office before the final date of submission. If there is any late fee, the candidates must submit the form along with the requisite late fees.

Nationwide Education & Scholarship Test (NEST) 2021 Application Fee

The details of the NEST Scholarship application fee for Junior and Senior categories are given below:

NEST Scholarship Registration Fee
Description Amount
Application fee for Junior I Rs 500/-
Application fee for Junior II Rs 600/-
Application Fee for Senior I Rs.600/-
Application Fee for Senior II Rs.700/-
Late fee charges Rs 100/-
Extreme Late fee charges Rs 200/-

Nationwide Education & Scholarship Test (NEST) 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The details about the eligibility criteria for Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test 2021 for various categories are given as follows:

NEST Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
Level Eligibility Criteria
NEST Basic
  • Applicant must be studying or completed classes 7 and 8 from any recognized school can apply.
Junior I
  • Applicant must be studying or completed classes 9 and 10 from any recognized school can apply.
Junior II
  • Applicant must be studying or passed classes 11 and 12 from any recognized school, with a Science stream.
Senior I
  • Candidates who are currently studying in the 1st and 2nd-year degree courses in engineering/ MBBS/ BAMS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ BDS/ BCA/B.Sc can apply. 
  • Candidates who are pursuing a final year in Diploma in engineering can also apply. The candidate should have pursued the science stream in class 12th.
Senior II
  • Candidates who are currently studying in the 3rd and 4th-year degree courses in engineering/ MBBS/ BAMS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ BDS/ BCA/B.Sc (Computer science and IT fields) can apply.
NEST Master
  • Candidates studying in the 1st Year & Final Year of MSc, MTech & MD/MS courses can apply for the NEST Scholarship test.

Nationwide Education & Scholarship Test (NEST) 2021 Syllabus & Question Paper Format

Before appearing for the exam, the candidates must check the exam pattern and syllabus of the Nationwide Education & Scholarship Test (NEST) 2021 Scholarship Exam pattern. The applicants must also check the syllabus of the concerned exam so that they can prepare fr the test more effectively. The exam pattern will help the candidates to gain more knowledge about the type of questions, exam pattern, duration of the exam, and negative marking. The basic details of the NEST Scholarship exam pattern and syllabus are given below.

  • Mode of the Exam: Offline
  • Type of Questions: Objective (Multiple Choice)
  • Duration of the Exam: 2 Hours
  • Marking Scheme: is different for various sections.
Nationwide Education and Scholarship Exam Pattern
NEST Basic NEST Junior I
  • Eligibility: Class 7th & 8th.
  • Syllabus: Generally based on class 6th & 7th books.

   Question Paper

  • Section‐I: Science (PCB)—30 Marks.
  • Section‐II: Maths—30 Marks.
  • Section‐III: English Grammar—20 Marks.
  • Section‐IV: GK (Hist, Civics, EVS)—20 Marks.

   Total: 100 Questions for 100 Marks in 2 Hours.

  • Eligibility: Class 9th & 10th.
  • Syllabus: Generally based on class 8th & 9th books.

      Question Paper

  • Section‐I: Physics—25
  • Section‐II: Chemistry—25 Marks.
  • Section‐III: Biology—25 Marks.
  • Section‐IV: Maths—50 Marks.
  • Section‐V: English Grammar—25. Marks.
  • Section‐VI: GK (Hist, Civics, EVS)—25 Marks.

      Total: 150 Questions for 150 Marks in 2 Hours.

Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test Pattern
NEST Junior II NEST Senior I
  • Eligibility: Class 11th & 12th (Sci)
  • Syllabus: Generally based on class 10th & 11th books.

      Question Paper

  • Section‐I: Physical Sciences (Physics & Chemistry)—50 Marks.
  • Section‐II: Maths—50 Marks.
  • OR
  • Life Sciences (Botany & Zoology)—50 Marks.
  • Section‐III: English Grammar—50 Marks.
  • Section‐IV: GK (Hist, Civics, EVS, Diagrams/Graphics, Statistical, rhythmic & other Numerical Puzzles)—50 Marks.

Total: 200 Questions for 200 Marks in 2 Hours.

  • Eligibility: 1st Year & 2nd Year of BSc, BTech & MBBS students.
  • Syllabus: Generally based on class 11th & 12th books.

       Question Paper

  • Section‐I: Physical Sciences (Physics & Chemistry)—50 Marks.
  • Section‐II: Maths—50 Marks.
  • OR
  • Life Science (Botany & Zoology)—50 Marks.
  • Section‐III: English Grammar—50 Marks.
  • Section‐IV: GK (Hist, Civics, EVS, Diagrams/Graphics, Statistical, Arithmetical & other Numerical Puzzles)—50 Marks.

Total: 200 Questions for 200 Marks in 2 Hours.

Nationwide Education and Scholarship Exam Pattern
NEST Senior II NEST Master
  • Eligibility: 3rd Year & 4th Year of BSc, BTech & MBBS students:
  • Syllabus: Generally based on what you have studied from 1st Year to Final Year of Science, Engineering, or Medicines at the Under-Graduate level.

      Question Paper

  • Section‐I: Any one of the subject groups, viz. A, B, C, or D—50 Marks.
  • Section‐II: Physical Science (Physics & Chemistry)—50 Marks.
  • Section‐III: Life Science (Botany & Zoology)—50 Marks. OR General Maths—40 Marks.
  • Section‐IV: English Grammar—50 Marks.
  • Section‐V: GK (History, Pol. Sci., Geography, Diagrams/Graphics, Statistical, Arithmetical & other Numerical Puzzles)—50 Marks.

Total: 200 Questions for 200 Marks in 2 Hours.

  • Eligibility: 1st Year & Final Year of MSc, MTech & MD/MS students.
  • Syllabus: Generally based on what you have studied from 1st Year to Final Year of Science, Engineering, or Medicines at the Post-Graduate level.

      Question Paper

  • Section‐I: Any one of the subject groups, viz. A, B, C, or D—60 Marks.
  • Section‐II: Physical Science (Physics & Chemistry)—40 Marks.
  • Section‐III: Life Science (Botany & Zoology)—40 Marks. OR General Maths—40 Marks.
  • Section‐IV: English Grammar—30 Marks.
  • Section‐V: GK (History, Pol. Sci., Geography, Diagrams/Graphics, Statistical, Arithmetical & other Numerical Puzzles)—30 Marks.

Total: 200 Questions for 200 Marks in 2 Hours.

For NEST Level II Candidates will have to choose any one group from the Following

A = Comp/IT/Elerffelecom/Elect/Instr
B = Mech/Prod/Auto
C = Civil/Cons/Arch
D = MBBS/BAMS/BHMS/BUMS/BDS

Nationwide Education & Scholarship Test (NEST) 2021 Admit Card

Once the registration process for NEST is complete, the conducting authority will issue the admit card of the NEST Scholarship Test. The admit card of NEST Scholarship will be issued online in PDF format.

  • The hall ticket is a mandatory document required on the day of the exam.
  • The admit card contains details like the name of the exam, date and day, exam center address, important instructions for the candidates, etc.
  • Candidates must carry the admit card to get entry in the examination hall.
  • Also, the candidates must save a copy of the admit card for any future references.

NEST Scholarship 2021 Amount

The details of the NEST Scholarship amount for the winners of the Nationwide Education & Scholarship Test are given as follows:

NEST Scholarship Amount
Level of NEST Scholarship Scholarship Amount
NEST Basic Rs. 20,000/-
Junior I Rs. 25,000/-
Junior II Rs. 30,000/-
Senior I Rs. 35,000/-
Senior II Rs. 40,000/-
NEST Master Rs. 50,000/-

Nationwide Education & Scholarship Test (NEST) Centres

Candidates can choose the Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test (NEST) exam centre from the list of cities given below:

NEST Scholarship Test Centres
Agra Jamshedpur Gangtok Rourkela
Ahmedabad Latur Goa Shimla
Aligarh Lucknow Gorakhpur Srinagar
Allahabad Ludhiana Guwahati Trichy
Amritsar Madurai, Gwalior Trivandrum
Aurangabad Mangalore Hubli Vadodara
Bareilly, Meerut Hyderabad Varanasi,
Bangalore Mumbai Indore Vijayawada
Bhopal Mysore Itanagar Visakhapatnam
Bhubaneshwar Nagpur Jabalpur Jammu
Bijapur Nashik Jaipur Jhansi
Chandigarh Nellore Kolkata Kanpur
Chennai, Patna Kozhikode Kolhapur
Dhanbad Rajkot Coimbatore Pondicherry
Durgapur, Ranchi Cuttack Pune
Ernakulam (Cochin) Rohtak Dehradun Raipur
Delhi Rajahmundry

Nationwide Education & Scholarship Test (NEST) 2021 Highlights

Basic Overview of NEST Scholarship Test
Name of Scholarship Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test
Short Form N.E.S.T Scholarship 2021
Organizing Body Shrimanji’s Event Management Centre International (SEMCI)
Sponsored by The Students’ Unity Foundation of India
Application Mode Offline and Online
Application Starting from 01 October 2021
NEST 2021 Test Date 30 January 2022 (Sunday)
Eligible for Students from class 7 to Post Graduation
Level of Exam National
Scheme Annual
Awards Prizes upto Rs. 50,000/-
Exam Mode Offline
Official WEbsite nest.net.in

About SEMCI

Shrimanji’s Event Management Centre International (SEMCI), Mumbai, was established in the year 2002, we, “SEMCI (India)”, are engaged in offering diverse Event Management Services. They are flag-bearer of the S. U. Foundation of India that deals with social and educational events. SEMCI organization takes it as a social responsibility to strictly follow work ethics and aim for complete client satisfaction. Apart from conducting general social events they also take up educational projects. We have recently been a part of a prestigious project, viz., the Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test (N.E.S.T.). This test was conducted all across India for students having engineering, medical, and science degrees. Conducted in various universities and colleges all across India, this event is primarily a diagnostic/ projection test focusing on a talent search. Already five rounds of the test have been successfully concluded in various locations and the response has been overwhelming.

FAQs on Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test

Q1. How can I apply for NEST Scholarship 2021?

Ans: The application form of the Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test will be available in both online as well as offline modes. Candidates can choose any one of the application modes and apply before the last date.

Q2. Can students from any state apply for NEST Scholarship?

Ans: Yes, the NEST Scholarship program is open for candidates all across India.

Q3. What are the benefits of the NEST Scholarship Test?

Ans: The main aim of the NEST Scholarship test is to inspire and encourage meritorious students to pursue higher education. The winners may win cash prizes upto Rs. 50,000/. Apart from the awards and certificates, the scholarship also helps the students to prepare for competitive exams, such as CAT, GATE, GRE, TOEFL, and various other tests for admissions to higher studies in good institutes.

Q4. How many types of programs are there in the Nationwide Scholarship program?

Ans: NEST scholarship exam is conducted for four categories of students. NEST Basic (for class 7 & 8), NEST Junior I and II, NEST Senior I and II, and NEST Master (for PG students).

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