NEST – National Entrance Screening Test

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NEST – National Entrance Screening Test

DEGREE: The National Entrance Screening Test or NEST is a compulsory test for admission to the 5-year Integrated MSc programme in basic sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics – at National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai

ELIGIBILITY: Students securing at least 60% marks in aggregate (or equivalent grade) in Class XII (or equivalent) examination from any recognized Board in India in the past two years or appearing the current year are eligible to apply. For Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates and for Persons with Disability (PD), the minimum requirement is 55%. Students who have passed the Class XII qualifying examination in previous year or are appearing for Class XII examination in the respective year of the test are eligible to apply. (Where only Letter grade is given by the Board, a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent percentage marks will be required. In the absence of such a certificate the decision of the respective Admissions Committee will be final.)

Age limit: General and OBC category candidates born on or after August 01, 1996 are eligible for admission to the integrated M.Sc. programme of NISER/CBS. The age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC / ST / PD candidates. However, there is no restriction on appearing for NEST 2016.





# Particulars Application fee
1 Male (General and OBC categories) ₹. 700/-
2 Male (SC and ST categories) ₹. 350/-
3 Female (All categories) ₹. 350/-
4 Persons with physical disability (All categories) ₹. 350/-

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