National Entrance Screening Test -
The National Institute of Science Education and Research (NEST NISER) 2018
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                                             NEST 2018 Admit Card will be released on 25th April 2018. National Entrance Screening Test (NEST 2018) is a national level examination. This exam is conducted to offer admission in 5 years of integrated M.Sc programmes at NISER (National Institute of Science Education & Research), Bhubaneshwar & UM-DAE CEBS (University of Mumbai-Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences), Mumbai. NEST 2018 will be conducted on 2nd June 2018.
Important Dates
Events Dates (Announced)
Notification release 25-Dec-17
Online Application Starts from 01-Jan-18
Last date to apply 5 March 2018 (Midnight)
Fee Payment Re-open 12-Mar-18
Last date for fee payment 14 March 2018 (6:00 PM)
Admit card availability 25 April 2018 (10:00 AM)
Exam date 2 June 2018 (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
Result Declaration 18-Jun-18
Eligibility Criteria
Age Criteria:

General & OBC Candidates: They should be born on or after August 01, 1998.
SC/ST/PD candidates: There are 5 years of age relaxation for SC/ST/PD candidates.

Qualification Criteria:

Qualifying Exam: Candidates must have passed 10+2 standard or equivalent exam in 2016, 2017 & be appearing in 2018 with science stream only.
Subjects: Candidates should have the combination of any three subjects from the following Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Biology as subjects in classes XI and XII.
Minimum Marks: Candidates must score 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent in 12th standard (55% in case of SC/ST/PD categories).
Appearing Students: Candidates those appearing in final year examination can also apply.
NEST Admit Card
                                        The NEST Hall Ticket 2018 will be made available from 25th April 2018. The Admit card can be downloaded through the website. Candidates have to bring the admit card and photo ID proof at the examination centre. The admit card will not be sent by post to any candidates.
NEST Exam Pattern
Exam Date: The examination will be organized at multiple centres (major towns or cities) all over India on 2nd June 2018 (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM).
Exam Mode: It will be conducted in Computer-Based Test (CBT/online exam).
Language: The question paper will be published in English language only.
Type of Question: There will be objective (MCQ) questions will be asked.
Duration of Exam: The total exam duration will be 3 hours.
Sections: There will 5 sections, each of 50 marks but the general section will carry 30 marks.
Total Marks: The whole question paper will be consisting of 230 marks.
Negative Marking: There is no negative marking in General section. However, a negative marking is applied in the subject section.
NEST Syllabus
                                        There is not any fixed syllabus for the General section. Generally, the syllabus follows the pattern of NCERT and CBSE science syllabus of 11th & 12th class. Questions are designed to test the candidate’s knowledge in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, computer science and environment. There will be some other questions which are designed to test the mathematics up to 10th standard.
NEST Result
                                         Appeared candidates can check their results on 18th June 2018. Candidates can download the NEST 2018 result from the website. A separate merit list will be prepared by the authority for providing admission. Candidates are suggested to keep printout of the result and preserve it for further admission process.
NEST 2018 Counselling
                                           NEST 2018 counselling process will be organized in various rounds through offline mode. It is mandatory to qualify the entrance exam to get admission in M.Sc programmes offered by NISER and UM-DAE CEBS. Students have to report to the counselling venue at the specified date & timing. Candidates have to bring the original documents along with them at the time of counselling.
Documents Required
• 10th & 12th mark sheet & passing certificates.
• NEST 2018 admit card & rank card.
• Category certificate (if applicable).
• Passport size photographs.
• PwD Certificate (if applicable).
NEST Application Form 2018
• The application was announced through online mode from 1st January 2018.
• First, candidates have to register themselves with a valid user email ID on the website.
• In the next step, candidates have to fill their basic details. After this, an
application number will be generated for further login.
Scanned images of signature and photograph (maximum 100 KB) will be uploaded by the candidate in JPEG format.
• Before final submission of the application form, candidates are informed to verify all the details filled by them.
• The last date to fill the application was 5th March 2018.
• Make the fee
payment via online process.
• Don’t forget to take the printout of the application form for further use.

Application Fee:

• Candidates can make payment using any Credit/Debit card or through Net banking.
• The application fee will be
Rs. 1000/- for Male (General & OBC) and Rs. 500/- for SC, ST and female & PwD candidates of all other categories.