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 2021-26 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 2019 or 2020 or be appearing for the same in 2021.
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, 2001 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)
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
In each section, 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 2021. Click the below given button for details about test centers.
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 2021
February 24, 2021
Closing of Online application
July 15, 2021
Download of Admit Card begins
3rd of August 2021.
NEST 2021 examination
14th of August 2021.
Announcement of results on NEST website
1st of September 2021.
For complete information about National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2021 Notification and for Register online, Visit www.nestexam.in