What is NEST?
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 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 2021 or 2022 or be appearing for the same in 2023.
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, 2003 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
|For OC/ EWS/ OBC:
|For SC/ ST:
|Note: For Female Candidate fees will be 600/-|
Mode of Exam: Computer Based Test (CBT)
|Part-1||Mathematics||50 Marks||choose Any 3 PARTS or Can attempt 4 Subjects
|3 hrs 30 min duration
The question paper will consist of 4 (four) sections of objective (MCQ) type
questions. Each section is 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. The merit list for both the institutes is prepared using the best 3 scores
out of the four sections and the section with the worst score is omitted. Thus attempting all
sections will increase their chances of a better total score
Each Subject contains 17 Questions for 50 Marks.
Out of which 12 questions are of single correct answer MCQs (Each Correct Answer carries +2.5 Marks and -1 for Wrong Answer),
And the remaining 5 questions are of multiple correct answer MCQs (Each Correct Answer carries +4 Marks and no negative marks for Wrong Answer).
*Merit List will be prepared using the Best 3 scores out of 4 subjects.
NEST 2023 Syllabus:
Admissions will be done based on National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) Exam score.
A Separate merit list will be prepared for both the institutes.
For NISER: All the 4 sections will be consider.
For CEBS: Best 3 scores out of the four sections and the section with the worst score is omitted.
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 2023
||February 27, 2023
|Closing of Online application
||May 17, 2023
|Download of Admit Card begins
||June 12, 2023.
|NEST 2023 examination
||24th of June 2023.
|Announcement of results on NEST website
For complete information about National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2023 Notification and for Register online, Visit www.nestexam.in