NEST 2021 (Exam Date Out) - Check NEST Exam Dates, Registration, About National Entrance Screening Test Here

Yedduluru Shaik Sabiya | Updated: Feb 24, 2021, 17:41 IST

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NEST 2021 (Exam Date Out) - Check NEST Exam Dates, Registration, About National Entrance Screening Test Here
NEST 2021 - The National Entrance Screening Test NEST 2021 will conduct 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. The NEST 2021 exam dates have been announced and the test will take place on 14 June 2021. The NISER and UM-DAE CEBS has released the NEST 2021 application form on February 24, 2021, along with the official notification. 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.

NEST 2021 (Exam Date Out) - Check NEST Exam Dates, Registration, About National Entrance Screening Test Here

NEST 2021- Exam Dates Announced

New Update 24-02-2021: NEST 2021 - The NEST 2021 exam dates have been announced and the test will take place on 14 June 2021. NEST 2021 NISER Application Form has released on February 24, 2021. The NISER, Bhubaneshwar, and UM-DAE CEBS Mumbai are jointly conducting NEST 2021. NEST 2021 is the national level entrance test. NEST 2021 is conducted to offer admission into the 5 Years Integrated M.Sc program in the Mathematical, Biological, Physical Science, Chemical and other fields in various in all the Nest Participating institutes all over the country. To know more information about NEST 2021 read the complete article.

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NEST 2021 Important Dates Tentateviley

NEST 2021 Events NEST 2021 Dates 

Release of the application forms

February 24, 2021

Last date to apply online

April 30, 2021

Exam centre change facility

To be announced

Release of the admit card

May 20, 2021

Conduct of NEST 2021

June 14, 2021

Release of answer key

June 2021

Announcement of the results

June 30, 2021

Release of the cut-off

June 2021

NISER counselling

July 2021

UM-DAE CEBS counselling

July 2021


NEST 2021 Exam Details Available

NEST 2021 -The official notification of NEST 2021 along with the application form is likely to be released by the conducting bodies, NISER and UM-DAE CEBS in the month of January 2021. Candidates wishing to gain admission to different integrated five-year M.Sc. Courses can apply for admission to the NEST 2021 programme prior to the last submission date. To qualify for the National Entrance Screening Exam, candidates will be asked to register online on the official website of NEST. NEST 2021 admit card will be assigned to eligible candidates after successful registration, with the aid of which aspirants will be able to sit for the test. The result of NEST 2021 will be announced in the form of a merit list containing the names of the candidates chosen. In the two colleges, all candidates who manage to pass the online test will be named for NEST 2021 Counselling.

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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.

What is the NEST 2021 Eligibility Criteria?

Candidates before getting 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 the 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 the 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 the NEST 2021 application fee in 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.

Disclaimer: The above information is for general informational purposes only. All information on the Site is provided in good faith, however we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness of any information on the Site.
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Exams 2021 - FAQ

1. Which are the two participating universities of NEST 2021?  

National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) and University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS)

2. How many seats are offered by the two participating universities for NEST 2021?  

There are a total of 200 seats offered for NEST by NISER and 57 seats offered by CEBS.

3. What is the mode of NEST 2021?  

The online examination of NEST 2021 is held in two sessions with a duration of three hours and thirty minutes for each session. NEST 2021 will have objective type questions with MCQs.

4. Can I request for a change in the exam centre of NEST 2021?  

The applicants can not apply for the change of NEST 2021 exam centre. The exam centre once allotted in the admit card of NEST 2021 cannot be changed.

5. What all documents are required for filling NEST application form 2021?  

Candidates must have documents such as scanned copy of signature, scanned copy of passport size photograph and highschool and intermediate marksheets.


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