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What is a Good Score in NEST 2022?

Lam Vijaykanth
Lam VijaykanthUpdated On: June 21, 2022 12:46 pm IST | NEST

NEST is conducted for admission into 5-year integrated M.Sc Programmes offered by NISER and UM-DAE CEBS. Check the detailed analysis of what can be a very good, good, average, and low score in NEST 2022. 

What is a Good Score in NEST 2022?

If you have appeared NEST 2022, which was conducted on June 18, then you should be wondering what would be a good score to crack the examination. NEST is a national-level examination that is conducted for the seekers of admissions into five Years Integrated M.Sc. programmes. NEST is organized by NISER National Institute of Science Education and Research and UM-DAE CEBS (University of Mumbai- Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences). It is essential to qualify in the entrance examination to become eligible for admission.

Every year competition is increasing as the number of students is going up by thousands. If you want to outperform and get a good rank in NEST 2022 then your preparation must be going absolutely fine. To secure a good rank in NEST 2022, the candidates must obtain a good enough score in the entrance examination. A comprehensive analysis has been made about what can be a very good, good, average and below-average score in NEST 2022. This comprehensive analysis completely depends on the previous years’ cutoff marks. Hence, treat this article as a reference. 

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NEST 2022 Ranking System

The ranking system of NEST 2022 is based on the marks obtained by the candidates in the entrance examination. All the candidates who appear in the examination will be given ranks as per the secured marks. To get a good rank in NEST 2022 is to get admission into the integrated courses offered by NISER and UM-DAE CEBS. Every year 10,000 students are increasing for this national entrance test but the seats are limited. Candidates will be called for the counselling process based on the ranks secured by the candidates. The top rankers are called for the counselling process initially.

NEST 2022 Qualifying Marks

Candidates in order to qualify in NEST 2022 must score minimum or equal marks of Section Wise Minimum Admissible Score (SMAS) in all the sections. Along with SMAS, candidates should score an equal to or above the Minimum Admissible Percentile (MAP) to clear the NEST 2022. While preparing the merit list, calculations will be performed on marks obtained in the best three sections.

Given below is the table that contains the minimum qualifying percentage in both section-wise and overall exam.

Category

Section Wise Minimum Admissible Score (SMAS)

Minimum Admissible Percentile of NEST (MAP)

General

90%

95

Other Backward Caste

90%

90

Scheduled Caste

50%

75

Scheduled Tribe/ PWD

50%

75

NEST 2022 Expected Cutoff

The expected cutoff marks of NEST 2022 that are provided in the table below are prepared based on the cutoff marks of previous years. Candidates must note that these marks are purely expected marks.

Category

NISER Cutoff Marks

CEBS Cutoff Marks

General

60-65 Marks

70-75 Marks

OBC

50-55 Marks

60-65 Marks

SC

40-45 Marks

50-55 Marks

ST

30-35 Marks

40-45 Marks

Factors Determining NEST 2022 Cutoff Marks

There are some factors that determine the cutoff marks of NEST 2022. Given below are the determining factors of NEST 2022.

  • The total number of candidates appeared for NEST 2022
  • Availability of the total number of seats
  • Total number of candidates qualified in NEST 2022
  • The difficulty level of the examination
  • Seats reserved for various categories
  • Recent Cutoff Trends 

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What is a Good Score in NEST 2022 for General Category?

According to the recent years` cutoff trends and analysis of NEST 2022, a very good score, good score, average score and below-average score of the General Category can be as follows

Very Good Score

147+

Good Score

145+

Average Score

142.5+

Below Average Score

135

What is a Good Score in NEST 2022 for OBC Category?

Given below is the table of a good score in NEST 2022 for the OBC category. Candidates are advised to treat this analysis as a basic reference.

Very Good Score

140+

Good Score

137+

Average Score

135+

Below Average Score

120

What is a Good Score in NEST 2022 for SC Category?

The table below indicates what could be a very good score, good score, an average score and a below-average score of the SC Category.

Very Good Score

125+

Good Score

120+

Average Score

112.5+

Below Average Score

110

What is a Good Score in NEST 2022 for ST and PWD Categories?

 The following table contains the marks of a very good score, good score, average score and below-average score of NEST 2022 for the ST and PWD Category.

Very Good Score

125+

Good Score

120+

Average Score

112.5+

Below Average Score

110

Percentile Vs Mark

According to the official notification of NEST 2022, all the candidates should secure a minimum Section-Wise percentile as well as Overall percentile in order to become eligible for admission into integrated courses offered by NISER and UM-DAE CEBS.

Given below is the table that shows the percentile and the marks required to qualify for the examination.

Category

SMAS Percentile

SMAS Marks

MAP Percentile

MAP Marks

General

90%

45

95%

142.5

OBC

90%

45

90

135

SC

50%

25

75%

112.5

ST

50%

25

75%

112.5

PWD

50%

25

75%

112.5

Read Also: NEST 2022 Merit List 

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