NEST Application Form 2024, Exam Date, Application Fee, Eligibility, and More

Apply for the NEST 2024 exam to pursue a 5-year integrated M.Sc. program in basic sciences at NISER, Bhubaneswar, and UM-DAE CEBS, Mumbai.

by P Nandhini

Updated May 15, 2024

NEST Application Form 2024, Exam Date, Application Fee, Eligibility, and More
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NEST Application Form 2024

The NEST Application Form 2024 is the form you need to fill out if you want to take the National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) in 2024. This test is for those who want to join the 5-year integrated M.Sc. program in basic sciences at NISER, Bhubaneswar, and UM-DAE CEBS, Mumbai.

The application period for NEST 2024 is from April 3 to May 31, 2024. To apply, you can visit the official website at nestexam.in

Application Fee

The application fee for the NEST 2024 exam varies based on the category of the candidate:

  • For General/OBC male candidates: ₹1400/-
  • For SC/ST/PWD/Specially-abled and all female candidates: ₹700/-

How to fill Application Form?

  1. Visit the official website of NEST 2024.
  2. Click on the 'Online Application' button.
  3. Register yourself by providing your full name, gender, date of birth, mobile number, and Class 10 Roll Number/Registration Number.
  4. After registration, log in using the credentials sent to your email and mobile.
  5. Fill in your nationality, category, address, parents' name, preferred exam centers, and educational qualifications.
  6. Upload scanned copies of your Class 10 and Class 12 mark sheets, photographs, and signatures.
  7. Pay the application fee using Netbanking, Credit Card, or Debit Card.
  8. Verify all the information provided and submit the application form.
  9. Take a printout of the registration form for future reference.

Eligibility Criteria

Education Qualification:

Candidates must have passed the 12th Standard examination or equivalent in 2022, 2023, or will be appearing for it in 2024 with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks. For SC/ST/Divyangjan candidates, the minimum requirement is only 55%.

Age Limit:

There is no upper or lower age limit for candidates applying for the Integrated M.Sc. program at NISER/CEBS through NEST 2024.

Exam Date

Event Date
NEST 2024 Exam Date June 30, 2024
Exam Duration 3 hours 30 minutes
Exam Shifts Two shifts: 09:00 am to 12:30 noon and 02:30 pm to 06:00 pm
Reporting Time 07:30 am for the first shift, 01:00 pm for the second shift

Exam Pattern

Specifications Details
Mode of Exam Computer-Based Test
Duration 3 hours 30 minutes
Question Type Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)
Number of Questions 80 (20 questions per section)
Total Marks 240 marks
Marking Scheme +3 for correct, -1 for incorrect, 0 for unanswered
Sections Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
Medium English and Hindi

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