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National Entrance Screening Test | NEST Applications 2019




National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is a compulsory test for students seeking admission to National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai. Both NISER and UM-DAE CEBS were set up by Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India in 2007. Their mandate is to train scientific manpower for carrying out cutting edge scientific research and for providing input to scientific programmes of Department of Atomic Energy and other applied science institutions in the country. NEST 2019 will be conducted in around 91 cities across India.


Course Offered: Integrated MSc 


Eligibility Criteria


  • Education Qualification: Candidate should be from regular science stream only  (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) in classes XI and XII.  Admission will be offered strictly on the basis of Merit List of NEST 2019. candidates must have passed class XII examination or equivalent from any recognised Board in India in the years 2017 or 2018 or be appearing for the same in 2019. Candidates must secure at least 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade in class XII examination
  • Age Limit:  Born on or after August 01, 1999. For SC/ST/PwD students the limit is relaxed by five years. 


Reservation of seats


  • OBC-NCL: 27% 
  • SC/ST: 15% and 7.5%
  • PwD: 5%


For more infromation, click the link given below;



How to Apply


  • Step 1: Registration: Once you click ‘Apply Online’. you will see an intermediate page asking for ‘New Registration’ and ‘Login’. 
  • Step 2: login credentials: user name and password, are sent to the e-mail that you provided during registration. 
  • Step 3: Once logged in, information is collected about your personal details and educational qualifications.

Click here to Apply! (Application Process will start after 7 January 2019)


Application fee


  • The application fee for the male candidates of General and OBC categories is ?1,200/–.
  • The application fee for candidates in the SC/ST/PwD categories and for all female candidates is ?600/–.
  • Payments can be made using credit card/debit card/net–banking through online payment gateway.


Admit Card


The admit card for NEST 2019 will be available for downloading from April 24, 2019. Admit cards will NOT be dispatched to any applicant. Applicants must download their admit cards from NEST website (after login). The download link will be available only till the day of examination.


For more information on Syllabus, Click the link given below;



Important dates


  • Strat of Online application for NEST 2019: 07 January 2019
  • Last date of Online application: 11 March 2019
  • Download of Admit Card begins: 24 April 2019
  • NEST 2019 examination: 01 June 2019
  • Announcement of results on NEST website: 17 June 2019