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Download NEST 2023 Answer Key: Evaluate Your Answers and Estimate Your Score

Updated On - June 27 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

NEST 2023 Answer key will be available for both Shift 1 and Shift 2 and will be released by NISER. Registered candidates will also get the answer key which will be mailed to the registered email address. Candidates can use the answer key to calculate their probable score in the NEST 2023. Moreover, they can even count a total number of correct and wrong answers using the answer key, and accordingly, they can have an estimate of their score. More information regarding the NEST Answer key will be updated on the website. Read the article thoroughly to know more about NEST Answer key 2023. The exam is scheduled to be held on June 24, 2023.

NEST 2023 Answer Key Released: Important Details to Know

  1. The National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2023 answer keys have been released on June 26.
  2. Candidates can access the NEST answer key and question papers for all shifts on the official website, nestexam.in.
  3. The answer key and question papers have been provided for all papers, including physics, chemistry, biology, and maths.
  4. Candidates can challenge the NEST 2023 answer key between June 28 and June 30, as per the specified guidelines.
  5. NEST is an annual entrance exam conducted for admission to 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.
  6. NEST 2023 was conducted on June 24, and the results will be announced on July 10.
  7. For the merit list preparation of NEST 2023, the SMAS (Score in the Best Three Subject Scores) will be considered from the four subjects (physics, chemistry, biology, and maths).
  8. Candidates have the flexibility to choose any three subjects or all four subjects for the test, unlike NEST 2022, where all four subjects' SMAS was considered for the NISER merit list.

Note: Candidates are advised to refer to the NEST 2023 website for further information and instructions regarding the answer key and result.

NEST 2023 Answer Key Important Dates

Candidates can check the complete schedule for NEST 2023 Answer Key from the table below:

NEST 2023 Answer Key
EventsImportant Dates 
NEST 2023 exam dateJune 24, 2023
Release of NEST 2023 Official answer keyJuly 5, 2023

How to Calculate Probable Score Using NEST Answer Key 2023?

Candidates can calculate their marks according to the marking scheme proposed by NISER for NEST. Check the steps below for calculating marks.

  • Firstly, download NEST answer key from the website.
  • Now, start cross-checking your answers based on the answer key released.
  • Add and deduct marks based on the answers correct or wrong based on the marking scheme.
  • Finally, the total marks obtained by calculating the is the probable score of a candidate.

Marking Scheme for NEST

Given below is the marking scheme for each section, calculate the score in the basis of it.

SectionsMarks for Correct AnswerNegative Marking
General section03No
Physics03-1
Chemistry03-1
Biology03-1
Mathematics03-1

NEST 2023 Question Paper

Nest Answer key and question paper releases simultaneously in a single document (PDF). Answer key document has also the question paper along with it. On the document candidates can see that the questions are mentioned in which correct answer is marked in green color. Thus, answer key and question paper releases together. The question paper comprises of Genral section which has 10 questions, net is Biology which has 15, Chemistry has 15 question, mathematics 15 question and from physics too NEST asks 15 question.

NEST 2023 Result

NEST 2023 result will be declared by NISER at the official website. To check the result candidates needs to login by entering user id nd password. Candidates are ranked on the marks secured in the examination. Hence, they allocated seats respectively. NISER and CEBS mert list released separately. The best three subject score and score in general section is calculated based on the percentile after which final rankig of the candidates are alloted.

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