NEST 2020 Result - Check

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    NEST 2020 result will be release on June 18, 2020. The result of NEST 2020 is available in online mode. Candidates can check it by entering their User ID and Password. On the basis of marks obtained in NEST 2020, a separate merit list is prepared by the organising body for providing admission to the qualified candidates.

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    NEST 2020 Tie Break Rules

    • In case, two or more candidates have an equal total score, candidates with the higher score in general section will get a better rank.
    • If the tie remains happen, then the best scores in the subject section of two candidates will be compared. Candidates have the better score in any of the subject section will get a better rank.
    • If the tie still persists, then candidates will be given same provisional rank at the time of NEST Result 2020 declaration & the tie will be broken by comparing class 12th marks & date of birth in that order, during admission/counselling.

    Qualifying Cut Off Score

    Here, candidates can check previous year qualifying cut off score according to the categories:

    CategoryQualifying Cut Off Score
    Scheduled Caste (SC)50
    Scheduled Tribe (ST)50
    PD (part of other categories)50

    How to Check NEST 2020 Result?

    Candidates should follow the following steps to check NEST 2020 Results:

      NEST 2018 Result
      1. Visit the official website of NEST i.e.
      2. Click on “NEST 2020 Result” link.
      3. A new page will be displayed on the screen.
      4. Now, fill your “User ID” & “Password”.

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      1. Then, click on the “Login” button.
      2. Check your result.
      3. Take a print copy of it for future use.

      Details Mentioned on NEST Score Card

      The score card will contain the following details:

      NameRegistration NumberDate of BirthDate of Examination
      PhotographScoreRankQualifying Status

      Note: The score card will show you as “qualified for NEST 2020 Counselling” if you clear the cutoff marks for each subject in the entrance exam. In case you do not qualify for the exam, the message “Sorry you are not qualified” will display.

      Normalization of Scores

      Section wise Minimum Admissible Score (SMAS)Minimum Admissible Score (MAS)
      For each section, 20% of the average of the best 100 scores in that section will be considered as SMAS.To get a merit rank, candidates should score equal to or above a total MAS.
      It means if the average of the best 100 scores in Chemistry section will be 40 out of 50, then SMAS for this section will be 40 x 0.20 = 8 marks. This process is similar to other section also.Candidates, those secure less than 90 (MAS) in total, they will not be allotted any merit rank & will not be eligible for admission, even after they will secure SMAS in all sections.
      Candidates should secure equal to or more than particular SMAS in the General section & also in at least three subject sections. Then, these subject sections will be counted in merit list calculation. In case, candidate’s scores SMAS in all four subjects sections, then the best three subject scores will be counted.Candidates, who score equal to or more than MAS but not secure SMAS in the general section or in at least three subject sections will be allotted any merit rank. To get a merit rank, it is compulsory to fullfill both MAS & SMAS condition.
      In a case, candidates not score SMAS in the general section or at least three subject sections, then they will not be allotted any merit rank & will not be eligible for admission.-

      NEST 2020 Seat Matrix

      The categorizations of seats at the NISER & CBS Institutions for admission in the year 2020 are given here:

      Supernumerary: J&K22
      Other Backward Classes (OBC)4612
      Scheduled Caste (SC)267
      Scheduled Tribe (ST)133
      PD (part of other categories)51

      NEST 2020 Seat Reservation

      Last year, the numbers of seats available at the two institutions are as follows:

      Supernumerary: J&K22
      PD (part of other categories)3% seats in each category3% seats in each category

      NEST 2020 Counselling Procedure

      NEST 2020 counselling procedure will be done in offline mode in various rounds. It is mandatory to qualify the entrance exam to get admission in M.Sc. program s offered by NISER and UM-DAE CEBS. Students need to report to the counselling venue at the specified date & timing.

      NEST 2020 Counselling will be held in two Rounds:

      • Round 1 of NEST 2020 Counselling- A joint modified merit list will be prepared on the basis of original merit list and the attendance at NISER and CBS. The admissions will be approved strictly on the basis of the merit list.
      • Round 2 of NEST 2020 Counselling- The applicants are admitted to the vacant seats of the institutes after the first round of counselling. The names of the waitlisted candidates will be announced by the participating institutions on their respective websites.

      The List of original documents with self-attested photocopies, photographs to be produced at the time of counselling is as follows:

      • All mark sheets/grade reports and certificates, Original of Class X and XII, Transfer Certificate, Leaving Certificate and Character Certificate from School.
      • In case the candidate belongs to SC, ST or non-creamy layer of OBC categories, Original caste Certificate as per Central Govt. is required.
      • Medical Certificate should be presented if the candidate is Physically Challenged (PC). It should be issued by Medical Officer of any Government Hospital with description of the kind and the degree of disability.
      • In case the Date of Birth is not mentioned in Class X Certificate, Date of Birth (DOB) Certificate is required for the same.
      • Original e- Admit Card, counseling letter from ICAR should also be present with the candidate.
      • Four recent and clear passport size colored photographs need to be submitted. They should have candidates name and date mentioned at the back.
      • Domicile certificate.
      • Authority letter/undertaking in the prescribed format (Annexure-III of IB), if the applicant is incapable of attending the counseling personally.
      • Demand Draft in favor of NISER, payable at Bhubaneswar, or in favor of CBS, payable at Mumbai, wherever candidates are appearing for NEST 2020 Counselling.


      Ques. Where will the result for NEST be available?

      Ans: It is available at the official website,

      Ques. Can I get my result rechecked?

      Ans: No, there is no such provision to do so.

      Ques. Can I clear one subject and still be eligible for counseling?

      Ans: No, it is necessary to general+ 3 subjects’ cutoff.

      Ques. In tie-breaking, which candidate will be given preference?

      Ans: – 

      • In case two applicants secure identical marks in the examination, the candidates with greater score in the general section will get a better rank.
      • If the tie condition still persists, then the scores achieved in the other sections will also be compared. The candidate with higher score in any of the subject section would get a better rank.
      • If the tie still continues to persist, then the respective candidates would be given same provisional rank at the time of declaration of the result and the tie will be broken by equating marks obtained in class 12th and date of birth in that order, during the time of admission/ NEST 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

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