NEST 2021 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

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NEST 2021 Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

National Entrance Screening Test 2021 or NEST 2021 is the entrance examination for admission to M.Sc. (Integrated). NEST 2021 is conducted by NISER and UM - DAE CEB.

NEST for the year 2021 has been announced by NISER and UM - DAE CEB and will be held on 14/06/2021. The application forms will be available from 24/02/2021 till 30/04/2021. The exam is in online mode. The duration of the exam will be 210 minutes. It is being conducted in English language. Admit card will be available from 20/05/2021. Result is expected to be announced on 30/06/2021.

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To get all details about NEST 2021 Download Brochure

NEST 2021 Conducting Body


NEST 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The Minimum Academic Qualifications for NEST 2021 required are passed class 12th or equivalent examination from a recognized board.

For more details refer to the prospectus.

NEST 2021 Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 24/02/2021 30/04/2021
Admit Card Release Date 20/05/2021 -
NEST 2021 Exam Date Online Dates
  • 14/06/2021
  • Declaration of result 30/06/2021 -
    To get all details about NEST 2021 Download Brochure

    NEST 2021 Prospectus

    Link: View/Download

    More Information

    Time of Examination:

    09:00 AM - 12:30 PM (first session)

    02:30 PM - 06:00 PM (second session)

    NEST 2021 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    General and OBC categoriesRs 1200/-
    SC / ST / Divyangjan categoriesRs 600/-

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    • Students applying for the NEST 2021 have to fill up the application form on the official site.
    • A student can submit the application for only once; multiple forms will be rejected.
    • The submission is ONLINE only.

    Requirements to be readied before you start filling up the Application Form of NEST 2021:

    • PC or a Laptop with Internet connectivity
    • Qualification details
    • Scanned copy of passport photograph and signature in JPG or JPEG format (size should not more than 80 KB).
    • Functional e-mail Id as all communication are made through email; Parents email id is recommended.
    • Mobile number as all information is sent through SMS too. Parents phone number can be used.
    • For online payments, usually a valid debit or credit card as well as Net Banking facility, UPI or PAYTM Service is a must.
    • Printer is required for keeping hard copies; if there is no printer, one can save the printouts, transfer them on to a pen drive and get it printed from a cyber-cafe.
    • It is recommended to download the information Bulletin Brochure and read it carefully so that you understand various requirements to fill up the form.

    The Usual Steps in filling up the Online Application Form of the NEST 2021:

    Step-1: Students have to register for Online Application Form. A login and password are created.

    Step-2: Student has to complete the Application Form and its various sections.

    Step-3: Required documents in the form of Scanned Images of Candidate’s Photograph, Candidate’s Signature and Left Thumb Impression.

    Step-4: Payments have to be made by Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking / UPI / PAYTM

    Important Instructions about NEST 2021 Application Process:

    • All steps have to be completed before you can submit the form.
    • Incomplete forms will be rejected.

    Please keep visiting the NEST 2021 official website for latest updates.

    NEST 2021 Syllabus


    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Mathematics

    Syllabus Link: View/Download

    NEST 2021 Admit Card

    Admit Card Download Start Date 20/05/2021

    Admit Card Download Url

    Link: View/Download

    NEST 2021 Exam Day Instructions

    Online Dates

    • 14/06/2021

    Examination Day Instructions

    Preparation for the Exam Day

    • The Admit card should be downloaded and printed immediately.
    • A few copies of the Admit Card should be kept in reserve as these are also used at the time of admission and counselling.
    • Documents to be taken to the Exam centre should be kept ready.
    • Copy of the photo may be required to be taken to the Test Centre.
    • Stationary related articles as mentioned should be kept ready.
    • Dress related details will also be provided in the prospectus as well as with the admit card and should be followed.
    • Items not to be taken to the Exam centre or barred should be noted.

    Before entering the Exam Centre

    • Try to reach the exam centre one hour prior to the time advised in the admit card.
    • Before leaving for the site, please have a hearty breakfast or light lunch depending on the session. Drink plenty of fluids; as in summers dehydration can set in affecting your performance in the exam.
    • Have a cookie or a chocolate just before entering the centre; this prevents hypoglycaemia and thus helps you stay alert longer improving your results.
    • If it is a busy centre, then don’t wait till last for the entry and security check.
    • Centre will not allow you to enter after the stipulated time of closing the doors.
    • Admission to the Exam Centre is with the Admit Card; no candidates shall be admitted to the test without the production of the Admit Card at the Test Centre.
    • Usually no bags are allowed.
    • No eatables are allowed.
    • No communication equipment such as mobile phones / pager / wireless set, scanner, camera or any such electronic / digital gadget etc are allowed in the exam centre; carrying one will lead to disqualification..
    • Candidates to/not to bring their own pens/pencils into the exam hall

    After entering the Centre

    • Once candidates enter the centre, they should locate their designated hall and seat.
    • If mentioned, candidates will be hand frisked as well as photographed or video graphed before entering the centre
    • After all the formalities, candidates should enter the allotted hall and take the designated seat.
    • No candidate shall be allowed to leave the examination hall before the expiry of half of the time allotted for the respective paper.
    • Questions have to be answered on the answer sheet only.
    • Copying, use of unfair means of any kind, talking, asking questions from other candidates or borrowing of material inside the Test Centre is strictly prohibited.
    • Smoking is not allowed.
    • Misbehaviour of any kind can lead to the expulsion of the candidate.
    • Caught copying helping in copying will mean cancellation of the answer sheet / cancellation of the candidature.
    • Marking the answer sheet or question paper in any way will also lead to cancellation of the exam for that candidate.

    More Information

    Admit Card

    Once admit card is downloaded it should be printed. Instructions on the Admit Card should be read carefully as very important details may be provided along with the Admit Card. Following information is provided with the admit card:

    • Roll Number
    • Name and place along with the address of the Exam or Test Centre
    • Photo to be fixed on the admit card, if required
    • Copy of the passport sized photo may be required to be taken to the Test Centre.
    • Information is also provided about the identity related documents to be taken to the Exam centre.
    • These may include Aadhaar Card, Driving Licence, Passport, voter card etc. The chosen identity related documents should be readied.
    • Instructions will also be provided about any other document required.
    • Instructions about any photocopying documents will also be provided.
    • Stationary related information is also provided with the Admit Card.
    To get all details about NEST 2021 Download Brochure

    NEST 2021 Results

    Result Declaration30/06/2021

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