NEST 2020: Answer Key Released and Emailed to Registered Candidates; Check Details Here

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National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar (NISER) has issued the answer key for NEST 2020 on October 5, 2020. The institute has mailed the NEST 2020 answer key to students on their registered email ID.

Students can crosscheck the NEST 2020 answers they have marked in the exam with the right answers. The NEST answer key 2020 provides answers for each set of question papers.

NEST 2020: Important Dates


Important Dates

NEST 2020 exam

September 29, 2020

Provisional Answer key release

October 5, 2020

Challenging the answer key

October 6, 2020

Final answer key release

October 10, 2020

NEST 2020 Result

October 10, 2020 

Check: NISER Bhubaneshwar Ph.D. Admission 2020: Eligibility, Application Form, Fees

NEST 2020: How to challenge Answer Key?

According to the latest information, NEST 2020 candidates have been given a 1-day window by the exam authorities to raise objections against the provisional answer key. Candidates can send an email to by 11 AM on October 6, 2020, to raise their concerns with the response or the NEST 2020 Answer Key. 

Check NEST 2020 Exam Analysis and Students’ Reaction

The official notification states, “candidates must provide their NEST roll number and Question ID for any queries about answer keys.”

NEST Final Answer Key and NEST Result 2020

After reviewing all the objections raised by the students, the NISER will announce the NEST 2020 final answer key and the NEST result 2020 on October 10, 2020. The candidates can check the final answer key and NEST 2020 by logging in to the official website.

NEST 2020 Counseling

After the result, students need to appear for counseling. NEST 2020 counseling procedure will be conducted in an offline mode in several rounds. The first phase of the counselling will be joint counselling for NISER Bhubaneshwar and UM-DAE CBS, Mumbai. Candidates are required to bring the necessary documents in original as well as photocopy. Failing to meet any of the criteria may result in cancellation of their admissions.