NEST 2021 - Check Exam Date, Registration, Syllabus, About National Entrance Screening Test Here

Hari Aditya | Updated: Oct 30, 2020, 14:55 IST

NEST 2021 - NEST 2021 (National Entrance Screening Test) is conducted jointly by the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and Mumbai University, Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai. Candidates who can qualify the NEST 2021 will be offered admission in the above mentioned prestigious universities. NEST 2021 is conducted in a computer-based test mode, and candidates can check all about NEST 2021, including exam dates, availability of online NEST 2021 application forms, admit card, eligibility criteria, seat intake, and exam centres, as mentioned on this page below.

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NEST 2021 - Check Exam Date, Registration, Syllabus, About National Entrance Screening Test Here

NEST 2021 - Check Exam Date, Registration, Syllabus, About National Entrance Screening Test Here

NEST 2021 - Overview 

National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and CEB-DAE Mumbai will conduct NEST 2021 exam. The registration window will be available soon, and it is a national entrance screening test conducted every year to offer admission into 5 years of Integrated M.Sc programmes in Biological, Mathematical, Chemical and Physical sciences.  NEST Admission will be offered to the candidates who will qualify the entrance exam successfully. 

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What are the Important Dates NEST 2021?

Events

Dates 2020

Release of NEST 2021 Notification

To be Announced 

Release of Online Application Form

To be Announced

Last date to fill the application form

To be Announced

Release of Admit card

To be Announced

NEST 2021 Exam

To be Announced

Announcement of Result

To be Announced

What is the NEST 2021 Eligibility Criteria?

Candidates before getting the admission must reach the eligibility criteria. Candidates check the details mentioned NEST 2021 exam is as follows:

  • Candidates should be a Class XII pass in science stream from a recognised board in India with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks. (55% for SC/PwD category candidates)

  • Candidates must have passed Class XII either in 2018 or 2019. 

  • Candidates who have appeared for their Class XII exams in 2020 are also eligible to apply.

  • Candidates must have studied a combination of three subjects - Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics in classes XI and XII.

Age Criteria

Candidates belonging to General and OBC categories should be born on or after August 1, 2000, to fulfil the NEST eligibility criteria. Age limit relaxation of five years is given to candidates belonging to SC/ ST /Divyangjan category.

What is the NEST 2021 Admission Process?

Candidates can go through the steps they need to follow to secure admission through the NEST exam successfully.

Step 1: Fill NEST Application Form

For NEST 2021 registrations, candidates will be required to fill the application form in the online mode on the official website of the exam. After all details on the NEST application form are filled, candidates are required to pay the application fee. Candidates can make the payment of NEST 2021 application fee in the online (through credit/ debit card) mode.

Category

NEST Application Fee

General/ OBC (Only Males)

Rs 1,200

SC/ ST/ PwD (Only Males)

Rs 600

All Females

Rs 600

Divyang

Rs 600

Candidates are not required to send any document to the NEST office in the complete application process, informs the official website.

Step 2: Download NEST Admit Card

After successful payment of application fee, candidates need to download their NEST 2021 admit card from the official website of the exam. The admit card download link will be available only till the day of the examination, states the official website.

It may be noted that the NEST admit card is a mandatory document to be carried to the exam centre.

Step 3: Appear for NEST

Next, candidates need to appear for the Science entrance exam at the allotted NEST exam centre. NEST 2021 exam will contain five sections carrying multiple-choice questions. Candidates need to complete the exam in three hours.

Step 4: Check NEST Result

NEST 2021 results will be declared on the official website of the exam. NEST merit list/ result will contain the roll numbers and/or names of candidates qualifying the integrated MSc entrance exam.

Step 5: Appear for NEST Counselling 

Finally, candidates need to appear for the counselling session where they will be allotted seats in their respective courses and colleges. 

What is the NEST 2021 Exam Pattern?

Candidates must check below the complete exam pattern of NEST 2021, and candidates will get the complete details about the NEST Exam Pattern like time duration, Total Marks, Question paper and more.

  • Exam Mode and Date: NEST 2021 will be conducted on August 10th  2020 in online (CBT) mode.

  • Type of Questions: The question paper will consist of objective type of questions.

  • Time Duration: The time duration to complete the exam paper will be 3 hours.

  • Sections: The question paper will consist of a total of five sections. Section 1 will be the General Section (Compulsory). Section 2 will contain questions from Biology, Section 3 from Chemistry, Section 4 from Mathematics and Section 5 from Physics. Candidates have to attempt any three other sections after attempting Section I.

  • Total Marks: The exam paper will be of a total of 230 marks.

  • Marking Scheme: There will be no negative marking for answering wrong responses except in Section 1. Also, in some questions, there will be more than one correct answer, and candidates will get points only by marking all the correct answers and no wrong answer.

Sections

Subjects

Maximum Marks

(Compulsory)

I

General Section

30

Any 3 Sections

II

Biology

50

III

Chemistry

50

IV

Mathematics

50

V

Physics

50

Total Marks

230 marks

What is the NEST 2021 Syllabus?

The authority has published NEST 2021 syllabus through online mode. The questions in the exam will be asked from the syllabus of 11th and 12th  level. The question paper will contain questions from the General Section, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics subjects. Candidates must review the complete syllabus before starting their preparation. Questions asked in the paper will test the candidate’s analytic ability to know the quantitative and qualitative aspects of a given scientific passage. It will test the candidate’s aptitude for a career in science.

NEST 2021 Preparation Tips

Check the complete syllabus, exam pattern and marking scheme and other details before starting the exam preparation, for good practice and experience, candidates must solve previous year question papers and sample papers. Make a proper study timetable before starting the exam preparation. Make short notes and revise them regularly. Attempt online and offline mock tests to increase your speed and accuracy level for good practice and experience, candidates must solve previous year question papers and sample papers. Make a proper study timetable before starting the exam preparation. Make short notes and revise them regularly. Attempt online and offline mock tests to increase your speed and accuracy level.

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