NEST 2020 Seat Reservation, Document Required

    Anam Shams Anam Shams
    Content Curator

    NEST is the National Entrance Screening Test conducted by NISER, Bhubaneswar and Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (CBS) of the University of Mumbai for admission to 5 years integrated MSc program in basic sciences. NEST Seat Reservation for candidates from various categories is based on the Government of India norms.

    Candidates applying from OBC/SC/ST categories and physically handicapped candidates must provide the necessary documents at the time of counselling to secure admission in reserved seats.

    NEST ExamNEST 2020 RegistrationNEST 2020 EligibilityNEST 2020 Counselling

    The application process for the test started from January 01, 2020.NEST is a pen-paper based examination which will be conducted on June 1, 2020. Candidate should have passed class in Science Stream.

    All the candidates should be born on August 1, 1999 or after. NISER has 172 total seats, whereas CBS has a total of 47 seats. A certain percentage of seats are available onlyfrom for candidates  Reserved Categories as well.


    NEST 2020 Reservation Criteria

    Out of the total number of seats in both NISER and CBS, there are a certain percentage of seats which is 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

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

    There are about 27% of seats reserved for OBC-NCL Candidates provided that the class must be mentioned in the Central List of OBCs as of June 1, 2016.

    Creamy Layer of OBC

    Please note that the Creamy Layer of OBC are not entitled for any reservation as they are 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.

    Under this category, only those candidates can avail eligibility claim whose castes and tribes are mentioned in List of corresponding states as 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.


    Eligibility Criteria for NEST 2020

    Candidates should fulfill certain educational qualification as well as the age limit conditions for fulfilling eligibility criteria. Those conditions are given below:

    NEST 2020 Educational Qualification

    For General Candidates

    Candidates looking to apply for NEST 2020 should have completed Class 12th Examination or any equivalent examination from any recognised Board in India in 2018 or 2020.

    Candidates who are appearing for Class 12th Examination in 2020 also meet the Eligibility requirement for NEST.

    The subject chosen in Class 12th by the applicant has to be Science and within that they can have any combination of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

    Candidates who have secured at least 60% 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.

    For Reserved 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 for NEST 2020 should have completed Class 12th Examination or any equivalent examination from any recognised Board in India in 2016 or 2016.

    Candidates who are appearing for Class 12th Examination in 2017 also meet the Eligibility requirement for NEST.

    The subject chosen in Class 12th by the applicant has to be Science and within that they can have any combination of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

    NEST 2020 Age Limit

    For General and OBC Candidates

    For admission to integrated M.Sc. programme of NISER/CBS, candidates must be born on or after August 1, 1997.

    However, there is no upper age limit restriction on appearing for NEST 2020.

    For SC / ST / PD Candidates

    For admission to integrated M.Sc. programme of NISER/CBS the age limit for SC/ST/PD Candidates is relaxed by 5 years.  

    However, there is no age limit restriction on appearing for NEST 2020.

    READ ABOUT NEST Application Process


    Seat Reservation in NEST 2020

    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.

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

    CategoryNISERCBS
    General6522
    Supernumerary: J&K2
    OBC3512
    SC207
    ST103
    PD (part of other categories)41
    Total13247

    Documents Required for NEST 2020

    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.

    For Reserved Categories

    To claim seats under reserved category, it is mandatory to furnish relevant documents 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 are also required to produce documents such as Birth Certificate, Class 10th Mark sheet, Class 12th Mark sheet, Passport Size photographs at the time of counselling and admission.

    Check Out NEST 2020 Counselling


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

    NESTNews

    SEE MORE NEWS
    January 24, 2018NEST 2020

    NEST 2019 Admit Card

    NEST 2019 Admit Card will be release tentatively i ...

    October 05, 2018NEST 2020

    NEST 2019

    National Entrance Screening Test 2019 is a nationa ...

    January 24, 2018NEST 2020

    NEST 2019 Exam Pattern

    NEST Exam Pattern 2019 describes the paper pattern ...

    Must See Articles

    VIEW MORE
    Jan 24,2018NEST 2020

    NEST 2019 Admit Card

    NEST 2019 Admit Card will be release tentatively i ...

    Jul 14,2017NEST 2020

    NEST 2018 Application Form

    Excerpt: NEST 2018 Application Form will be availa ...

    Jul 14,2016NEST 2020

    NEST 2016 Official Website

    Comments

    Comments



    No Comments To Show

    ×