National Entrance Screening Test (NEST).It is a compulsory test for students seeking admission to National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai
NEST is a compulsory test for admission to the five year Integrated MSc programme in basic sciences.Both NISER and UM-DAE CEBS are autonomous institutions established by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India, in 2007
NISER is an off-campus centre of Homi habha National Institute (HBNI) and all academic programmes of NISER are affiliated to HBNI. Although CEBS is a DAE institution, it is physically located in the Kalina campus of University of Mumbai and the degrees to students are awarded by Mumbai University.
NISER and CEBS are residential institutes equipped with state of art teaching and research laboratories, modern computational facilities, computer centres and excellent libraries
Five years Msc Integrated Program (for both MPC & BIPC)
Candidates seeking admission to NISER and UM-DAE CEBS for the Integrated MSc programme 2020-25 should be from regular science stream in classes XI and XII, must have passed class XII examination or equivalent from any recognised Board in India in the years 2018 or 2019 or be appearing for the same in 2020.
Secures at least 60% in aggregate in the XII standard board examination. For SC/ST/PwD students the requirement is 55%.
candidates belonging to scheduled castes (SC), scheduled tribes (ST) and Divyangjan categories, the minimum requirement of marks is relaxed to 55% in aggregate. Where only letter grades are available, a certificate from the concerned Board specifying equivalent percentage of marks is required to be submitted. In absence of such a certificate, the decision of the admissions committee of the concerned institution will be final.
General and OBC category candidates born on or after August 01, 2000 are eligible for admission to the integrated MSc programme of NISER/CEBS.
The age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC / ST / Divyangjan candidates.
5% seats in each category
5% seats in each category
Total proposed intake
Mode of Application: Online
General / OBC
SC / ST
Note: For Female Candidate fees will be 600/-
Mode of Exam: Computer Based Test (CBT)
Compulsory paper but NO Negetive Marking*
choose Any 3 PARTS
3 Hours duration
Total Marks= 30+50*3=180
There will be no negative
marking in the general section. Sections 2 through 5 are of 50 marks each and will contain
subject specific questions from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
It is in the
interest of the candidate to attempt all sections. As the merit list for both the institutes is
prepared with best 3 scores of the subject sections (in addition to the general section),
and section with the worst score is omitted. Thus attempting all sections will increase their
chances of a better total score
subject sections, for certain questions there will be negative marking for incorrect answers.
Some questions may have one or more correct answers for which marks can only be
earned by marking all correct answers and no wrong answer
Test Centres for NEST 2020. Click the below given button for details about test centers.
Bhilai Nagar [CG]
New Delhi [DL]
Bokaro Steel City [JH]
Hubballi (Hubli) [KA]
Mysuru (Mysore) [KA]
Admissions will be done based on National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) Exam score.
The candidates admitted to the programme are eligible to receive annual scholarship of 60,000 through DISHA program of Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India.In addition, the scholarship recipients receive grant of 20,000 per annum for summer internship.
Start of Online application for NEST 2020
January 07, 2020
Closing of Online application
April 03, 2020
Download of Admit Card begins
April 24, 2020
NEST 2020 examination
June 06, 2020
(Hours of examination:
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM & 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Announcement of results on NEST website
June 16, 2020
For complete information about National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2020 Notification and for Register online, Visit www.nestexam.in