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NEST is a national level entrance exam serving as a gateway for candidates seeking admission into 5-year integrated M.Sc. program in Basic Sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. NEST 2019 is expected to take place in the month of June 2019. The application forms will be made available from January 2019 till March 2019.
|NEST Eligibility||NEST Application Forms||NEST Exam Pattern|
NEST (National Entrance Screening Test) is jointly conducted by NISER (National Institute of Science Education & Research), Bhubaneswar & UM-DAE-CEBS (University of Mumbai-Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences), Mumbai.
After the declaration of NEST Result, the counselling will be conducted in online mode on the basis of merit list and generally, seats are filled in the first round of counselling. A waiting list is prepared on the basis of the merit list if the seats go vacant.
The below table represents the highlights of NEST 2019 exam.
|NEST 2019 exam date||June 2019|
|Conducting body||NISER and UM–DAE CEBS|
|Mode of NEST 2019||Online|
|Duration of the exam||3 hours|
|Courses offered||5 year M.Sc. program|
|Number of seats||NSIR: 202 CEBS: 47|
NEST 2019 exam dates will be announced in the month of January 2019 once the official notification is released. The exam is scheduled for June 2019. The result will be announced in 3rd week of June 2019.
|Release of official notification for NEST 2019||4th week of December 2018|
|Commencement of online form filling||1st week of January 2019|
|Last date to fill the NEST 2019 application form||1st week of March 2019|
|Availability of NEST 2019 Admit Card||4th week of April 2019|
|NEST 2019 exam date||1st week of June 2019|
|NEST 2019 declaration of result||3rd week of June 2019|
It is important for all the students to fulfil the minimum eligibility norms in order to appear for NEST exam. Those who do not satisfy the eligibility criteria will not be allowed to appear for the exam.
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NEST 2019 Application Form will be made available from January 2019 in the online mode only. Students must fill the form well in time if they wish to appear successfully for the exam. It must be noted that NEST does not provide a form correction window. So, the details once submitted cannot be edited.
Things to keep ready before filling NEST 2019 Application Form:
The 4 step process for filling the application form is as follows:
Upload the scanned copy of your signature and photograph as per the dimensions defined.
The application fee has to be paid in accordance with the category details. The application fee can only be paid in the online mode through credit/debit card. The details of the application fee are as follows:
|Category||Application fee(in INR)|
|General/ OBC (only males)||1000|
|SC/ST/Female/PWD (only males)||500|
NEST Admit Card will be issued to only those candidates whose application form has been successfully accepted. Students must check the website in the last week of April 2019 to download their respective admit card.
Steps to download NEST 2019 Admit Card:
NEST Exam Centers are predefined by the conducting body for the convenience of aspirants. There are a total of 106 exam centers at which the exam will be conducted. Students need to select only three exam centers from the list of centers given on the official website.
There is no provision for the introduction of additional exam centers if a request is sent to the NEST Exam authorities. Students must report to the center prior to the reporting time given on the admit card.
There has been no addition or subtraction of exam centers reported by the authorities. In case of any change in the list, students would be updated by the release of an official notification.
NEST 2019 Exam Pattern has not been changed since the program started. There has been a modification in the syllabus at the time, but the medium of exam and exam mode are the same. NEST Exam Pattern is decided by National Institute of Science Education & Research (NISER) each year.
The questions are still MCQ type and students need to work on the syllabus thoroughly to crack the exam. The details of the various aspects of NEST exam are as follows:
|Medium of instruction||English|
|Total duration of exam||3 hours|
|Marks for every correct answer||1|
|Marks deducted for every wrong answer||0|
NEST 2019 exam evaluates the candidate's skills and knowledge of the basic subjects studied at the +2 level. The question paper is designed keeping in mind the basic syllabus of NCERT/CBSE of 10+2 level. Thus, the questions will be of moderate to easy difficulty level, some might appear tricky but the questions are basic in nature. NEST Syllabus is consists of four subjects namely- Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.
Some of the recommended books for preparing NEST 2019 exam are mentioned below:
|A Textbook of Organic Chemistry for JEE Main & Advanced||Arihant Publication||9311126195|
|General Chemistry by Ebbing||Cengage India||8131528987|
|Modern ABC of Textbook Chemistry by Dr. S.P.Jauhar||Modern Publishers||9351841227|
|A collection of questions and problems in Physics by L.A Sena||CBS||8123903057|
|Aptitude Test problems in Physics by S.S Krotov||Arihant||9350941449|
|Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma||Bharati Bhawan Publishers & Distributors||8177092324|
|Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution & Ecology||S Chand||8121924421|
|Botany by AC Dutta||Oxford||0195637488|
|Objective Biology by S.Biswas and A.Biswas||Pradeep’s||9386008068|
|Integral Calculus by Amit M. Aggarwal||Arihant Publications||9311128767|
|Skills in Mathematics Coordinates Geometry for IIT JEE by S.K Goyal||Arihant Publications||9351761401|
|Mathematics for IIT-JEE Trigonometry, Vector Algebra, Probability by G.S.N Murti and U.M Swamy||Wiley||9788126521838|
NEST 2019 Result will be declared in the online mode in June 2019. Students will be able to check their result on the official website by providing the details of their registration number and password. NEST Scorecard will be displayed as part of the result declaration process and students need to check NEST Result online.
Steps to download NEST Scorecard:
Cut off are the minimum marks required by the candidate to qualify the examination. Cut off will be declared separately for each of the section. Some of the terms mentioned on your NEST 2019 Scorecard along with their meaning have been explained below.
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