NEST 2021

NEST 2021 is a national level entrance exam. This university organizes NEST to offered admission in 5 years of integrated M.Sc. program. The admission will be offered by the National Institute of Science Education & Research (NISER), Bhubaneshwar and University of Mumbai-Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai. Aspiring Candidates have to register on the official website to fill the further online application form. Candidates can get more details about NEST 2021 in the following article.

NEST 2021: Important Date

Release the notification related application form 1st week of  January 2021
The opening of online application form 1st week of  January 2021
The last date of application form 3rd week of March 2021
Status of the Application  4th week of March 2021
Admit Card will be available 4th week of April 2021
Examination date 1st week of June 2021
Announcement of result 3rd week of June 2021
Counseling Started 1st week of July 2021

Eligibility Criteria

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam from any recognized Board.
  • Important Subjects: Candidate must be pass 10th and 12th class from a regular science stream with only a combination of at least three subjects among Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics.
  • Minimum Marks: For candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD categories, the minimum requirement of marks is relaxed to 55% in aggregate. Candidates must obtain at least 60% marks in aggregate in class 12th examination.
  • Age Limit: After August 01, 200 General and OBC category candidates should be born on and the age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC/ST/PwD candidates.

NEST 2021: Application Form

The application form can be filled by online mode all the candidates have to register on the official website to fill the further online application form. Now candidates open the official web site of the company and click on ‘Registration’ and ‘Login’ candidates have to fill the academic and personal details. While filling application form candidates have to fill the five exam city preferences. After filling the application form candidates can upload the digital copy of passport size photograph and scanned image of signature in .jpeg or .jpg format (size limit: 100 kb). Now candidates can take the printout after submitting the application form.

Application Fee

Categories Fee
For the male candidates of (general & OBC) categories Rs.1200/
For the male candidates of (SC/ST/PwD) categories Rs.600/
For all female candidates Rs.600/
  • Through SBI, payment gateway Application fee can be paid and by net banking facility, it can be paid using debit cards/credit cards issued by all major banks.

Exam pattern

  • It is a computer-based exam.
  • Through online mode, the exam will be conducted.
  • Candidates will get no extra time & candidates may complete the exam within 3 hours.
  • There will be Object type questions in the exam.
  • Mode: The mode of the exam will be online (CBT) mode.
  • Exam duration: The exam will be of about 3 hours.
  • Type of Questions: Objective (MCQ) type questions will ask in the exam.
  • Total number of Marks: The question paper will be of 230 marks.
  • Question paper language: The language of question paper will be English only.
  • Sections: There is negative marking for answering wrong in other sections and question paper will consist of five sections, each of the section will be 50 marks but the general section will carry 30 marks.
  • Negative Marking: No negative marking in section 1
Sections Subjects Maximum marks
Section-1 General section 30
Section-2 Biology 50
Section-3 Chemistry 50
Section-4 Mathematics 50
Section-5 Physics 50
Total 230

Exam Centers

Port Blair Chennai Ambala Aurangabad
Chirala Coimbatore Gurugram Jalgaon
Guntur Madurai Hisar Kolhapur
Kakinada Salem Karnal Mumbai
Kurnool Tiruchirappalli Gurgaon Nagpur
Nellore Tirunelveli Kurukshetra Nanded
Rajahmundry Hyderabad Hamirpur Nashik
Tirupathi Karimnagar Jammu Navi Mumbai
Vijayawada Warangal Samba Pune
Visakhapatnam Agartala Bokaro Steel City Shillong
Vizianagaram Agra Dhanbad Aizawl
Dibrugarh Aligarh Hazaribagh Kohima
Guwahati Allahabad Jamshedpur Balasore
Jorhat Bareilly Ranchi Berhampur-Ganjam
Silchar Ghaziabad Bengaluru Bhubaneswar
Tezpur Gorakhpur Gulbarga Cuttack
Arrah Greater Noida Hubli Dhenkanal
Darbhanga Jhansi Mangalore Rourkela
Muzaffarpur Kanpur Mysore Koraput
Patna Lucknow Shimoga Sambalpur
Chandigarh Meerut Udupi Puducherry
Bhilai Nagar Moradabad Kannur Amritsar
Bilaspur Muzaffarnagar Kozhikode Bhatinda
Raipur Noida Thrissur Jalandhar
Delhi Varanasi Ernakulam Ludhiana
New Delhi Dehradun Trivandrum Mohali
Panaji Haldwani Bhopal Patiala
Ahmedabad Roorkee Gwalior Ajmer
Anand Asansol Indore Bikaner
Gandhinagar Hooghly Jabalpur Jaipur
Mehsana Kolkata Sagar Jodhpur
Rajkot Siliguri Satna Kota
Surat Howrah Ujjain Sikar
Vadodara Dubai** Amravati Udaipur


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