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NEST - Answer Key

National Entrance Screening Test

Form Date: 24 Feb - 15 Jul 2021

Computer Based Test

Form Date: 24 Feb - 15 Jul 2021

NEST 2021 Answer Key : How to Calculate Scores, Dates, Marking Scheme

Updated On - May 25 2021 by Swagota Nandi

NEST 2021 Answer key will be available in both Shift 1 and Shift 2 and will be released by NISER soon after the exam gets over. NEST has been postponed due to increasing Covid-19 cases in the country. 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 2021. 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 NEST Answer key will be updated on the website. Read the article thoroughly to know more about NEST Answer key 2021.

NEST 2021 Answer Key Important Dates

Candidates can check the complete schedule for NEST 2021 Answer Key from the table below:

NEST 2021 Answer Key
EventsImportant Dates
NEST 2021 exam date14 Jun 2021 Postponed
Release of NEST 2021 Official answer keyLast week of June 2021 Delayed

How to Calculate Probble Score Using NEST Answer Key 2021?

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

NEST 2021 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 2021 Result

NEST 2021 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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