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NEST 2021 Result: How to Check, Cutoff, Merit List, Seats, Dates

Updated On - May 26 2021 by Swagota Nandi

NEST 2021 Result will be declared by NISER and UM-DAE CEBS after the successful conduction of the examination. NISER exam has been postponed main covid-19 pandemic across the country. Candidates need Roll number/Application number to check their result on the official website. Along with the scores, the qualifying status of the candidate is also mentioned. Candidates who qualify for the examination with passing marks are admitted to NISER and CEBS. Read the article below to know information about NEST Result 2021.

NEST 2021 Result Important Dates

NEST 2021 important dates related to the result is mentioned in the table below:

NEST 2021 Exam Date14 Jun 2021 Postponed
Result Date30 Jun 2021 Delayed

How to Check NEST Result 2021?

Candidates can check the steps below to know NEST Result 2021. Once the examination is over the conducting body releases the result on the official website.

  • Navigate to the official website of NEST
  • Next, enter your Roll Number/NEST Application Number to check your score.
  • After feeding the details, your result will flash on the screen.
  • You are advised to take a printout of the BEST Result 2021 and keep it safe for future use.

How is NEST 2021 Result compiled?

The result of NEST 2021 is based on the percentile score of the candidates. NEST result is declared in two formats. One under the login of the candidates and second in the form of merit list. Result has section wise percentile score of the students and over all percentile too.

  • NEST 2021 result compilation: Firstly, the raw scores of the appeared candidates is converted into percentile score for the compilation. The percentile score is calculated on the basis of each student's relative performance in search section. 100th percentile is the highest score in each section.
  • NEST 2021 merit list compilation:  Merit rank is considered from general section along with three best scores from the remaining section. this is how merit list is prepared for NEST.

Tie Breaking for NEST 2021 Merit List

During the preparation of merit list and in case of any tie among 2 or more candidates these methods are accepted to break the tie:

  • If two candidates get same score then the candidate who has scored more in general section will secure the rank.
  • If still the tie persists then we look for the three best subjects in which the candidate has scored higher marks is compared and the candidate who has better score gets the rank.
  • If still the tie persists then the provisional rank of the candidate is considered at the time of declaration of the resut. At the time of counselling tie is broken by comparing 12th class marks. Even if the tie stays then the younger candidate will secure the higher rank.

NEST 2021 Cut-off Marks

To secure in the merit list of NEST 2021 and get admission in it the candidate needs to score more than the Minimum Admissible Percentile (MAP) along with 'Section wise' Minimum Admissible Score (SMAS). MAP is the minimum score the candidate have to score to qualify NEST, whereas, SMAS is the section-wise score.

  • SMAS is calculated by take 20% of the average score of the student in the best 100 scores in that section in NEST 2021.
  • To get admission in NISER candidates have to pass SMAS in all 4 subjects along with the general section.
  • Candidates have to pass the SMAS in my 3 subjects along with general section to get admission in CEBS.

NEST 2021 Seats

Candidates can go through the seat matrix for admission in NISER nd CEBS:

NEST Seat Matrix
General – EWS06
PwD5% seats in each category5% seats in each category
Total proposed Intake20057

NEST 2021 Counselling

Qualified candidates in the entrance exams have to participate in the counselling rounds. The candidates who has registered themselves for the counselling process have to present at the time of counselling at the correct venue intimidated to them earlier. Failing to appear at the date and time of counselling which will result the candidate forfeiting to claim the admission. Attendence would be taken at the time of counselling to keep a track of student appeared at the counselling. Based on the attendance of the students present both at NISER and CBS, and the original merit list, a combined ‘modified’ merit list is prepared and the admission is done.The candidates have to bring the following list of documents at the counselling rounds:

List of documents required during counselling

  • Original mark sheet of Class X board examination + 1 photocopy
  • Original mark sheet of Class XII board examination + 1 photocopy
  • Proof of date of birth (original birth certificate or school leaving certificate) + 1 photocopy
  • Original caste certificate (if applicable) + 1 photocopy
  • (Caste certificate as per central government format certifies two things: a caste of the candidate and the fact that said caste is included in the respective category. However, formats of some states only mention the former in the caste certificate. Only in such cases, a separate caste verification certificate certifying the latter is needed.)
  • Original Non-creamy layer OBC certificate (if applicable) + 1 photocopy
  • Original disability certificate (for Physically Disabled candidates) + 1 photocopy
  • Proof of Indian citizenship, if born outside India + 1 photocopy
  • 4 passport size colour photographs
  • Demand Draft in favour of NISER, payable at Bhubaneswar, or in favour of CBS, payable at Mumbai, depending on where the candidates are appearing for counselling.
  • In case the candidate has submitted original certificates to another institute for the purpose of admission, she/he must bring official letter (undertaking) from that institute stating so.

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