NEST 2020 Eligibility - Qualification, Age, Percentage

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    NEST (National Entrance Screening Test) is conducted every year by National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (CBS), Mumbai University. NEST 2020 Application Form was released a little later on January 08, 2020 due to a technical glitch in the system. Candidates can access the NEST Application Form for registration latest by June 7, 2020 (Extended). 

    • Candidates who passed XII Class in the science stream from a recognized board in either 2018 or 2019 are eligible to apply. Those who have recently graduated in 2020 are also eligible to apply. 
    • It is imperative that all candidates have three subjects – Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics in Class 11and 12. Check  NEST 2020 Exam Pattern 
    • Candidates must have passed with a minimum of 60% aggregate (55% for reserved categories) in their 12th examination. Read NEST Reservation Criteria 

    NEST 2020 Eligibility Criteria

    The eligibility criteria for NEST 2020 is stipulated by the exam conducting authority. Candidates can check below the educational qualification, age limit, etc. for NEST 2020.

    Educational Qualifications

    For General Candidates

    • Candidates should have passed class 12th Examination or any equivalent examination from any recognized Board in India in 2018 or 2019.
    • Those who appeared for Class 12th Examination in 2020 are also eligible to apply for NEST 2020
    • Applicant must have studied Science with the combination of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics.
    • Candidates must have secured at least 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade in class 12th exam   

    For Reserved Category Candidates

    • Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade in class XII examination will be eligible for admission to NISER and CBS. But there is no restriction regarding aggregate marks on appearing for NEST exam. 
    • Candidates looking to apply forNEST 2020should have completed Class 12th Examination or any equivalent examination from any recognized Board in India in 2018 or 2019.
    • Candidates who appeared for Class 12th Examination in 2020 also meet the eligibility requirement for NEST.
    • The subject combination for Class 12th would be same as that for general candidates.

    Age Limit

    For General and OBC Candidates

    For admission into integrated M.Sc. programme of NISER/CBS, candidates must be born on or after August 1, 2000. For SC/ST/PD Candidatesthere is a relaxation of 5 years. There is no upper age limit. Also, there is no restriction on number of times a candidate can appear for NEST 2020.


    NEST 2020 Reservation

    NEST 2020 Reservation Criteria

    Out of the total number of seats in both NISER and CBS, there is a certain percentage of seats that are reserved for the reserved category candidates. The categories acknowledged by NISER and CBS for admission are as follows:

    • Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer (OBC–NCL)
    • Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST)
    • Person with Disabilities
    • Supernumerary Quota for students from Jammu and Kashmir
    Category NISER CBS
    General 10123
    SC 15 3
    ST 307
    OBC NCL 5412
    PwD 3% of each category 3% of each category 
    Supernumary 22
    Total 20247

    Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer (OBC–NCL)

    About 27% of seats are reserved for OBC-NCL Candidates can check the central list of OBCs Class on the official website. Note that candidate belonging to creamy Layer of OBC are notentitled for any reservation and will be treated as belonging to General (unreserved) category Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC)’.

    These Classes as notified by some state governments are not eligible for any reservation unless they belong to OBC-NCL category.

    Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)

    The total percentage of seats reserved for SC/ST candidates is 15% seats for SC and 7.5% for ST. Note that only those candidates will fall under this category whose caste and tribes are mentioned in list published by Government of India.

    Person with Disabilities

    3% seats in General, OBC-NCL and SC/ST categories are reserved for PD Candidates.

    Applicants who have at least 40% impairment irrespective of the type of disability - locomotor, visual or dyslexic or Leprosy- cured candidates who are otherwise fit to pursue the course are eligible to apply for NEST 2020 under this category.

    Supernumerary Quota for students from Jammu and Kashmir

    NISER and CBS has one seat each for applicants under this category.

    To be eligible for this category, candidates must be belonging to Jammu & Kashmir.

    They must have completed Class 12th or equivalent exam through the State Board of Jammu & Kashmir and from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliated schools located in Jammu & Kashmir.

    Check NEST Reservation 


    NEST 2020 Seat Intake

    NEST 2020 Seat Intake

    The Number of Seats available in NISER and CBS for admission in the year 2020 can be seen in the following table:

    CategoryNISERCBS
    General10123
    Supernumerary: J&K2
    OBC5415
    SC309
    ST154
    PD (part of other categories)5% of seats in each category 5% of seats in each category 

    Check NEST Seat Intake

    If the required number of seats remains unfilled in the OBC-NCL category, they will be allotted to General category candidates. On the other hand, vacant seats under the SC and ST categories will not be allotted to candidates of other categories. The seat reservation for PD candidates is horizontal and hence, unfilled seats will be allotted to candidates belonging to the respective categories. For Example unfilled SC (PD) seats will be allotted to candidates belonging to the SC category and so on.


    NEST Required Documents

    Required Documents

    If selected, every candidate, irrespective of any category, has to obtain a certain set of Documents at the time of admission. Despite these candidates clearing the NEST 2020, if the candidate fails to produce original documents during the admission and counselling process, the admission of the candidate will be rejected.

    For General Candidates

    • Candidate has to carry all original documents and sufficient photocopies.
    • Documents such as Birth Certificate, Class 10th Mark sheet, Class 12th Mark sheet, Passport Size photographs, etc.
    • If the candidate has only letter grades then, a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent percentage of marks is required. This is compulsory or else the admission will not be done.

    Check Document Required During NEST Counselling  

    For Reserved Categories

    • To claim seats under reserved category, it is crucial that relevant documents must be furnished at the time of admission.
    • OBC candidates must have the OBC (NCL) certificate issued on or after June 01, 2020.
    • SC/ST and Jammu and Kashmir candidates are also required to have the SC/ST certificate (for SC/ST) and Original Certificates (Jammu and Kashmir candidates) to reserve seat under their category.
    • Candidates under PD category are required to have the Medical Certificate issued according to the latest guidelines of the Government of India.
    • Apart from the Category Certificates, Candidates will also be required to furnish documents such as Birth Certificate, Class 10th Mark sheet, Class 12th Mark sheet, Passport Size photographs at the time of counselling and admission.

    Check NEST Reservation


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

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    Comments

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    4 Comments
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    Rohit Mondal

    hii. my question is if any one get faild in 12th board in math subject but overall he get passed by PHE subject the he can apply for NEST plz answer me..

    29 Jan, 2020 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Rohit, yes, he/she will be considered eligible for this exam provided your overall percentage in intermediate is 60% or above.

    29 Jan, 2020 12:19
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    Jayachitra Gokulakrishnan

    Hi, I am studying 12 with Physics,Chemistry and Maths and computer science, am I eligible for NEST entrance and admissions

    04 Jan, 2019 12:11
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    Akansha Expert

    Hi Sir, You may please check as mentioned above to now about the NEST Eligibility 2019.

    04 Jan, 2019 17:00
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    Piyush _*

    hey, my Rank in NEST 2018 is 79 in SC ,and getting 68 marks, But it don't give the Merit rank. Is am I selected or not?

    20 Jun, 2018 21:42
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    Aamir Khan

    Hello Piyush, You can contact college authority please communicate on this number 0674 230 0637,1058,1823.

    02 Aug, 2018 18:51
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    Asmi Soumya Prakash

    I HAVE SECURE 59% IN AGGREGATE IN +2SCIENCE 2017 AM IELGIBLE ?

    28 May, 2017 00:20
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    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Pragnya, To eligible for NEST Candidates from general category must have secured at least 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade in class 12th exam. For reserved category candidates who have secured at least 55% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade in class XII examination will be eligible for admission to NISER and CBS. But there is no restriction regarding aggregate marks on appearing for NEST exam.

    09 May, 2018 12:42

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