National Entrance Screening Test 2020
Admit card: 06 Jun 2020 (Tentative)
Computer Based Test
NEST Basic Information
Updated On - May 30 2020 by Akriti Maurya
NEST 2020 Application Form has been extended till 07 June 2020. The exam date has been postponed new date will be announced soon. National Entrance Screening Test will be organized jointly by the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar and the University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai. This is a national entrance screening test conducted every year to offer admission into 5 years of Integrated M.Sc programmes in Biological, Mathematical, Chemical and Physical sciences. The exam is to be held in the 91 cities all over India. The candidates must read the complete article to get full information about the NEST exam viz; application form, eligibility, admit card, etc.
The application form has been extended till 07 June 2020. Candidates can check the all-important information regarding NEST 2020 Application form in the given below points:
Candidates must check the NEST application fees 2020 in the given below table:
Mode of Payment: The applicants can make the payment by using Credit card/ Debit card/ Net–Banking.
|General and OBC (Male candidates)||Rs. 1200/-|
|SC/ST/PwD (Male candidates)||Rs. 600/-|
|Female (all categories)||Rs. 600/-|
|Divyang Category||Rs. 600/-|
Candidates must check their NEST 2020 eligibility criteria before applying for the entrance exam. The list of criteria are mentioned below:
Please check the category wise seat reservation distribution below in the table:
|OBC/NCL(Other Backward Classes/Non–Creamy Layer)||27%|
|Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST)||15%|
|A person with Disabilities (PwD)||5%|
|The quota for students from Jammu and Kashmir (JK)||2 seats in both the institute|
Candidates can check the information regarding NEST 2020 Admit card in the below-given points:
Candidates must read the given below topic regarding NEST Exam Pattern 2020:
|Exam Mode||Online(Computer Based Test)|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions|
|Duration||180 Minutes(3 Hours)|
Section 1: General
Section-wise marks distribution for the NEST entrance exam
The section-wise marks distribution for NEST are given in the table:
|Section 1||General Section||30|
The NEST exam syllabus can be checked below:
The answer key of NEST 2020 is released online on the website of NEST. To check the answer key the candidates will need not use their login details. The answer key is made avgailable in the PDF format. On the answer key, they can check the questions and the correct answer to the question. The candidates will not be given any challenge facility.
The appeared candidates will be able to check the result for NEST 2020 in the second week of June 2020 on the official website of the authorized body. The body will prepare a separate merit list for providing admission.
The final ranking of a candidate will be based on percentile scores calculated from the best three subject scores and the general section score. NISER and CEBS will publish separate merit lists. The details are mentioned below:
Section-wise Minimum Admissible Score ( SMAS)
In case 2 or more candidates scores the equal marks then following ways will be applied to break the ties:
National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) counselling 2020 will be done for the qualified candidates after the result will be disclosed by the authority.
The test centres details can be checked below in the table:
|States||Number of Centres|
|Jammu & Kashmir||02|
The candidates will have select any five cities as per their preference.
The highlights for the NEST 2020 exam is given below in the table:
|Exam Name||National Entrance Screening Test|
|Conducting Body||National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER)|
|Level of Exam||National Level|
|Frequency||Once a year|
|Exam Mode||CBT Mode|
The NISER was established in the year 2006. The National Institute of Science Education and Research is one of the best in the field of basic Science and Research and is mainly known for its quality education and infrastructure. The Physics & Mathematics departments of NISER are best in the country mainly due to association with HBNI and BARC (under DAE).
The NISER is dedicated to graduate education & research only. It offers MSc as well as PhD degrees and applied sciences. Those performing well in MSc have a chance to be absorbed in R&D units and autonomous research institutions of the Department of Atomic Energy. NISER has eight schools these are:
The NEST is a mandatory test for admission to the 5-year Integrated MSc programme in basic sciences - Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics - at National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy's UM-DAE CBS, Mumbai.
|NEST 2020 Form Date||08 Jan - 31 May 2020|
|Admit Card Downloading Date||06 Jun 2020 (Tentative)|
|NEST 2020 Exam Date||27 Jun 2020 (Tentative)|
3 hours 30 minutes
Multiple Choice Questions
NOTE:There is negative marking for all sections except the general awareness section.
|5||General Knowledge & Current Affairs||30||1||30|
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