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National Entrance Screening Test 2020

Exam Date: 29 Sep 2020

Computer Based Test

Exam Date: 29 Sep 2020

NEST 2021 Application Form: How to Apply, Documents Required

Updated On - July 20 2020 by Akriti Maurya

NEST 2021 Application Form is expected to be released in the month of January 2021 online. The Application form can be filled online only, hence no other mode will be accepted. National Entrance Screening is organised jointly by NISER Bhubaneswar & UM-DAE CEBS Mumbai once a year at the National level for the candidates who want to pursue their carrier in the field of Mater of Science. The interested aspirants can go through the complete article to know about the NEST registration process 2021, how to download the Application form, etc.

NEST 2021 Application Dates

The candidates must check the important dates regarding NEST 2021 Application Form below in the table. 
NEST Application Form 2021
Date of Online Release of Application formTo be announced
Deadline of Application formTo be announced
NEST Exam Date 2021To be announced

The candidates are requested to keep visiting the page for the latest updates.

NEST 2021 Application Form

NEST 2021 application forms will be available online. Candidates must read the details given below to avoid any mistake while filling the form:

  • Candidate must apply online on the official website of NEST exam only.
  • Candidates have to first register on the website, by entering their name, valid email, a working mobile number and a password, Roll Number/Registration Number from the class X report card, etc.
  • Upload the scanned copy of photographs, signature and other documents like category certificate (if applicable), PwD certificate (if applicable).
  • The form will be considered complete only when the Application fees will be submitted.
  • Complete all the process to avoid rejection of the form.
  • Candidates must not use anybody else email.
  • Only one candidate can be registered with one email address.
  • Candidates must give their mobile number because of all the information's will also be sent via SMS.
  • Login Id & password will be sent on the candidates mobile.
  • Candidates must use their Login Id with the password for all NEST 2020 related pieces of information.
  • It is advisable to keep the login ID and Password with safety for the future uses.

Documents to be Uploaded while NEST 2021 Form filling

The applicants will have to upload the following documents while filling the National Entrance Screening Test Application Form:

  • Class 10th Marksheet/report card/certificate
  • Scanned image of Photographs
  • Scanned image of Signature
Note- The images should be in .jpeg or. Jpg format of 80 kb.

How to Apply for NEST 2021?

Application forms for NEST 2021 would be filled through online mode only. Applications sent through any other mode would be straight away rejected. Candidates need to check the below steps for filling the online application form:

1- Registration 

On clicking " Online Application" tab the applicants will be redirected to the page wherein the applicants will have to fill the following details:

  • Applicant Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Roll Number/Registration Number of class X
  • Gender
  • Mobile Number
  • Email ID
  • Captcha

After filling all the details click on Register. The User ID & Password will be sent on the applicant's mobile number. An email will be sent having a link for login page & Login credentials.

2 - Candidate Login

The applicants will have to log in with the login credentials i.e. User Name & Password.

 3- Filling of Details After logging in the applicants will have to fill the details:
  • Exam City Preferences
  • Educational Qualification details.

 4- Uploading of documents

The applicants will need to upload the scanned images of the documents asked.

 5- Fee Payment

Lastly, the form will be completed on making the fee payment.
  • The  Application fees for General and Other Backward category candidates is Rs 1200/-.
  • For SC/ST/PwD categories and all-female candidates, fee is Rs 600/-.
  • The Application fees can be deposited by using Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking.
  • Also, candidates must know that fees once paid will not be refunded in any case.
  • The fee for the NEST 2020 Application form will be accepted online only.

A summary page of Application form will be created with all the details, This will complete the Application submission process.

NEST 2021 Exam Centre

NEST 20201examination is going to be conducted at multiple centres across the India. Check the list provided hearby;

Guntur [AP]Imphal [MN]
Kollam [KL]Allahabad [UP]
Jalandhar [PB]Jammu [JK]
Kurnool [AP]Shillong [ML]
Kottayam [KL]Kanpur [UP]
Mohali [PB]Srinagar [JK]
Rajahmundry [AP]Angul [OD]
Kozhikode [KL]Lucknow [UP]
Jaipur [RJ]Bokaro Steel City [JH]
Tirupathi [AP]Balasore [OD]
Malappuram [KL]Noida [UP]
Jodhpur [RJ]Dhanbad [JH]
Vijayawada [AP]Bargarh [OD]
Palakkad [KL]Varanasi [UP]
Udaipur [RJ]Jamshedpur [JH]
Visakhapatnam [AP]Baripada [OD]
Pathanamthitta [KL]Dehradun [UK]
Chennai [TN]Ranchi [JH]
Vizianagaram [AP]Berhampur-Ganjam [OD]
Thiruvananthapuram [KL]Haldwani [UK]
Coimbatore [TN]Bengaluru [KA]
Guwahati [AS]Bhubaneswar [OD]
Thrissur [KL]Roorkee [UK]
Madurai [TN]Hubballi (Hubli) [KA]
Patna [BR]Cuttack [OD]
Bhopal [MP]Asansol [WB]
Salem [TN]Mangaluru (Mangalore) [KA]
Chandigarh [CH]Dhenkanal [OD]
Gwalior [MP]Burdwan [WB]
Tiruchirappalli [TN]Mysuru (Mysore) [KA]
Bhilai Nagar [CG]Jharsuguda [OD]
Indore [MP]Durgapur [WB]
Tirunelveli [TN]Alappuzha [KL]
Raipur [CG]Khurda [OD]
Jabalpur [MP]Hooghly [WB]
Hyderabad [TS]Ernakulam [KL]
New Delhi [DL]Rayagada [OD]
Hamirpur [HP]Sambalpur [OD]
Pune [MH]Kasaragod [KL]
Agartala [TR]Bhatinda [PB]
Shimla [HP]Kannur [KL]
Mumbai [MH]Kolkata [WB]
Karimnagar [TS]Idukki [KL]
Ahmedabad [GJ]Rourkela [OD]
Nagpur [MH]Siliguri [WB]
Warangal [TS] 

NEST 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must fulfil all the eligibility criteria given below to be able to appear for the entrance exam. 

  1. Age limit:- An applicant should be born on or after 01 August 2000. SC / ST / PwD category candidates will get 5 years relaxation.
  2. Education:- Candidate should have passed class 12 exam in either 2019 or 2020, or will be passing in 2021. If the class 12 board from which candidate is passing gives a letter grade, then he/she will have to get a certificate from the board that tells equivalent percentage marks.
  3. Marks in QE:- Once should have at least 60% in aggregate in class 12. SC / ST / PwD candidates need 55%.

NEST 2021 Admit Card

NEST 2021 Admit Card can only be downloaded from the official website. It will not be dispatched to the candidates individually through post/ courier. Admit card act as a student verification at the exam centre hence it is mandatory to carry to the test centre.

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Form Start Date:

08 Jan 2020

Form End Date:

31 May 2020

The last date to submit the form was on 31 May 2020
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