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List of Courses Offered by NISER through NEST 2022

Payal Biswas
Payal BiswasUpdated On: June 15, 2022 03:35 pm IST

Are you looking for the List of Courses Offered by NISER through NEST 2022? A course list along with the eligibility criteria and other important details are described here. Read and note them down. 

List of Courses Offered by NISER through NEST 2022

The National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) is one of the leading public institutions that is devoted to generating science-based education, preserving scientific knowledge, and nurturing young minds with a zeal for science. The institute is exceptional in its kind and has achieved a prestigious position in the Indian education. The announcement of its foundation was done by the then Prime Minister Shri. Dr. Manmohan Singh on August 28th, 2006. And it finally came into action after 9 years in July 2015.

The academic programmes of NISER are affiliated with the Homi Bhaba National Institute, a part of the Department of Atomic Energy. Therefore, the degrees are offered by HBNI. Considering the importance of the programmes and degrees it offers, the institute evaluates the competency of the students before offering them admission. For 5 years integrated M.Sc. programme, the institute takes students through a national-level screening test called NEST. If you are interested to secure a seat at NISER, then read this article and know about the list of courses offered by NISER through NEST 2022.

What is NEST?

NEST or the National Entrance Screening Test is a national-level entrance test conducted to enrol students for NISER’s five-year integrated M.Sc. programme in basic sciences like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. This computer-based test has been accepted by the University of Mumbai-Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences too. This year the NEST 2022 exam will be conducted on June 18, 2022 and it will be conducted in two sessions.

NEST 2022 Highlights

The registration of NEST got closed on May 18, 2022. Take a glance at the table below to know about the NEST 2022 exam highlights:



Exam Name

NEST 2022


National Entrance Screening Test

Conducting Body


Courses Offered

Five-year integrated M.Sc. programme in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.

Exam Mode

CBT (Computer Based Test) / Online

Exam Subjects

Section I: General Section

Section II: Subject-oriented questions on Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology

Medium of Instructions


Total No.of Seats at NISER


Academic Session


Exam Duration

3 hrs.30 minutes

First Session

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Second Session

2:30 PM- 6:00 PM

Total Marks


Question Type


Marking Schemes

No negative marking for Section I

Exam Centres

115 centres across India

Read Also:List of Most Important Chapters/Topics for NEST 2022

NISER Courses Offered Through NEST 2022

As securing a seat at NISER is very competitive now, candidates need to know about the NISER courses and NEST 2022 syllabus from the very beginning. The candidates of NISER-NEST need to be prepared in the syllabus of the following courses:

Course Name

Course Duration

Course Level

Integrated M.Sc. programme in Physics

5 years

Undergraduate Level

Integrated M.Sc. programme in Chemistry

5 years

Undergraduate Level

Integrated M.Sc. programme in Mathematics

5 years

Undergraduate Level

Integrated M.Sc. programme in Biology

5 years

Undergraduate Level

After the completion of the courses, students are honoured with the degree of Master of Science in any of the above-mentioned four subjects. All the courses are offered through structured and balanced course modules. Generally, NISER admissions are offered according to the candidates’ course preferences. But in any case, if a student wants to change his/her schools, NISER will allow that only after the end of 1st semester subject on the seat availability.

Note: The academic session of NISER usually commences in August every year.

NISER Courses through NEST 2022 Eligibility Criteria

It is crucial to meet the following eligibility criteria before applying for the integrated 5 years M.Sc. programme of NISER:

  • Candidates need to pass the Class XII examination in the regular science stream
  • They must be qualified in Class XII from a recognized board in India in 2020-2021.
  • Candidates who have appeared in the 2022 board examination are also eligible for the course provided they must at the time of NISER admission through NEST.
  • They need to have at least 60% in total or equivalent scores in XII examination.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST and Divyangjan categories will get 5% relaxation in the aggregate.
  • Candidates obtaining letter grades must submit a certificate of the same board declaring an equivalent percentage.
  • Candidates belonging to the General and OBC Category must be born on/after 1st August 2022.
  • SC/ST and Divyangjan will get 5% relaxation in age.
  • The candidates must secure a rank in the NEST merit list for the final admission.

Note: Original certificates need to be submitted only during admission.

Seat Availability of NISER-NEST 2022

The following number of seats are available for the admission of students to NISER through NEST 2022:


No. of Seats



General -EWS









5% seats in each category

Total Seat Intake


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NEST 2022 Examination Pattern

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