ITM NEST 2021 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus

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Content Curator | Updated On -Jun 9, 2021

ITM NEST 2021 will tentatively be conducted in the month of May 2021. It is National Entrance and Scholarship Test conducted by ITM University Gwalior for admissions to various undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma courses of the university. There are two parts in the question paper, namely paper A and paper B where Paper A is common to all the streams and paper B is different for each stream and degree.

  • Question paper consists of 100 Objective type question for which students are provided with 4 choices.
  • Each question carries 2 marks. 1 mark is deducted for each question attempted wrong or left un-attempted.
  • There are 4 parts in the question paper namely Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and few questions in each part of General Awareness.
  • Question paper is in English Language and candidates get 1 hour 30 minutes to complete the paper.
  • Counselling sessions ITM NEST 2021 will be held at the University campus and will commence tentatively in the month of June 2021.
  • ITM NEST 2021 Answer Key will be available on the official website from last week of May 2021 onwards(Tentative).

ITM NEST 2021 Exam Pattern Highlights

Exam Mode Online
Number of Papers 1
Number of Sections 4 parts which includes Basic Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Question Paper Type Objective Type Questions
ITM NEST 2018 Total Marks 200
Exam Duration 90 minutes
Exam Language English

ITM NEST 2021 Exam Pattern in Detail

ITM NEST question paper will consist 4 parts in the question paper. Each part consists of 25 questions. Following is the exam pattern for ITM NEST 2021:

  • Exam can be given online as well as offline depending on the preferences of a student.
  • Question paper consists of 4 parts mainly Basic Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, basic questions from general knowledge and Biology.
  • Each part consists of 25 questions and each question is awarded 2 marks.
  • Maximum marks that a student can score 200.
  • 1 mark is deducted for every question attempted wrong.
Name of parts Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Basic Mathematics 25 50
Chemistry 25 50
Biology 25 50
Physics 25 50

ITM NEST 2021 Syllabus

  • The syllabus for the ITM NEST exam will be based on the pattern of CBSE/NCERT Science syllabus of class 11th and 12th.
  • A fixed syllabus is not provided for the General Aptitude section.
  • However, the General Aptitude section will contain questions related to the major historical milestones in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, environment, and computer science.
  • Here is the list of some topics that could come in the examination:
Mathematics Algebra
Analytical Geometry
Differential Calculus
Integral Calculus
Biology Cell Biology
Genetics and Evolution
Humans and Environment
Biology and Animal System
Biology and Plant System
Chemistry Measurements in Chemistry
Mole Concept
Gaseous and Liquid State
Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding
Chemical Equilibrium
Chemical Kinetics
Solid State
Surface Chemistry
Classification of Elements and Periodicity Property
s-Block Elements
p-Block Elements
D-Block Elements
f-Block Compounds
Coordination Compounds
Metals and Metallurgy
Basic Concepts
Reactivity Intermediates
Aromatic Compounds
Amino acids and proteins
Physics Modern Physics
Electricity and magnetism
Thermal Physics
Sound and Mechanical Waves
General Physics

General Knowledge

  • There is no mentioned syllabus for this section. Questions are aimed to test the grasp of mathematics up to class 10. Application capabilities of the same to a simple problem will also be asked in the paper.
  • This is done by giving passages from related topics and questions based on the concept elaborated in the passage will be asked.
  • Some questions aim to find whether the candidates can interpret the graphical representation of information.

ITM NEST 2021 Exam Day Instructions

  • Any item such as textual material, bits of paper, geometry box, pen pouch, writing pad, log table or electronic pen will not be allowed in the exam hall.
  • Any electronic material such as pen drive, mobile phone or calculator is strictly prohibited.
  • Writing anything on the question paper booklet will be considered as an act of cheating and unfair means if candidates appear in offline mode.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to leave the exam hall before completion of the ITM NEST Exam.
  • The attendance sheet should be signed as a proof that you have appeared for the examination.
  • Any unfair practice or any candidate is found cheating during the examination will result in the cancellation of his candidature for the current.
  • Make sure you fill in the circles completely. In case, the circles are not darkened or filled in properly, the OMR sheet will be rejected by the computing system (for offline exam).

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


I am in last year of bsc agriculture.. Thn what sllybus for PG course in genetics..
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Minakshi, refer the website of the exam authority for entrance related information.
ceona dsouza
If we are commerce student we dont know about physic, chemistry,biology...
bhawna vedwal

Hello Ceona, To be eligible for B.Tech –

Candidate must have passed Class 10 2 from any government recognized board of secondary education with minimum 50% marks. Compulsory subjects must be Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biology or Botany.

To be eligible for M.Tech- 

Applicant must have B.Tech Degree with minimum 55% mark