NEST 2016 Application form, Exam date, Online registration

NEST 2016 Application form, Exam date, Last date Online registration
National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is an Entrance Test for 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 CBS) Mumbai. The application process of NEST 2016 had started from 04 January 2016. The last date of submission of application form is 04 March 2016.

NEST 2016 Application form

National Entrance Screening Test or NEST is a compulsory test for admission to the 5-year Integrated MSc programme in basic sciences - Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics - at National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai. Both NISER and CBS are autonomous institutions established by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India, in 2007.

NEST 2016 Important Dates

Online Registration starts : January 04, 2016 (10:00 am)
Online application closes : March 04, 2016 (midnight)
Download of admit card starts : April 15, 2016
Date of examination : May 28, 2016 (Saturday), 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Announcement of results on NEST website : June 17, 2016.

The application form of NEST 2016 can be filled online at

NEST 2016 Eligibility Criteria

Educational qualification: Candidates seeking admission to NISER and UM-DAE CBS for the academic session 2016-17 should be from science stream (having any combination of Biology/
Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Physics) at class XII. Candidates who have passed class XII examination or equivalent from any recognised Board in India in 2014 or 2015 or are appearing in 2016 are eligible for admission. Admission will be offered strictly on the basis of Merit List of NEST 2016. Candidates securing at least 60% marks (55% for SC/ST/PWD) in aggregate or equivalent grade in class XII examination will be eligible for admission to NISER and CBS.
Age limit: General and OBC category candidates born on or after August 01, 1996 are eligible for admission to the integrated M.Sc. programme of NISER/CBS. The age limit is relaxed by 5 years
for SC / ST / PD candidates. However, there is no restriction on appearing for NEST 2016.

NEST 2016 Exam Date

The NEST 2016 will be conducted at 56 major towns and cities all over India on May 28, 2016 (Saturday), 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Based on the performance in NEST 2016, a common Merit List of
the candidates will be prepared and posted on NEST 2016 website on June 17, 2016. The successful candidates will be asked to participate in an admission/counselling process and the admission will
strictly be according to the Merit List until all the seats are filled.

NEST 2016 Number of Seats

Number of seats available at the two institutes for admission in the year 2016 would be as follows...
Category NISER CBS
General 65 22
Supernumerary 2 2
OBC 35 12
SC 20 7
ST 10 3
PD (part of other categories) 4 1
Total 132 47

About NEST 2016 Exam pattern

The question paper will consist of 5 (five) sections of objective (MCQ) type questions carrying 50 marks in each section. Section 1 is the general section and is compulsory for all
candidates. There will be no negative marking in general section. Sections 2 through 5 will contain subject specific questions from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Language of the question paper will be English only.

NEST 2016 Application Fee

The application fee for the male candidates of General/OBC category is 700/-. The
application fee for SC/ST/PD categories and all female candidates is 350/-.

Where to fill NEST 2016 Application form online

To apply for NEST 2016, candidates must fill-up NEST online application form through on or after January 4, 2016. Candidates are strongly advised to read through the
detailed online application procedure available on the website. There is no offline application mode available for NEST 2016.

NEST 2016 Admit card

The admit card for NEST 2016 will be available for downloading from April 15, 2016. Admit cards will not be dispatched to any applicant. Applicants must download their admit cards
from NEST website (after login).

NEST 2016 Brochure

Candidates can check complete details of NEST Exam 2016 from below.
Download Information Brochure and Syllabus
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