NEST 2019 Exam

Anjani Chaand Updated On: 24 Nov, 2018 15:04 IST

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About NEST 2019

The National Entrance Screening Test, which is popularly known as NEST, is a national-level entrance examination for the candidates seeking admission into 5-year Integrated M.Sc Programme in Basic Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics. NEST 2019 is jointly organised by NISER (Short for National Institute of Science Education and Research), Bhubaneshwar and UM-DAE CEBS (Short for University of Mumbai -Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences), Mumbai. NEST 2019 is going to be organised in the first week of June 2019 in online (computer-based) mode in 106 cities.

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NEST 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for NEST 2019 must fulfill the eligibility criteria prescribed by the exam conducting authority. The NEST 2019 eligibility criteria comprise of all the conditions that applicants are required to fulfill. The eligibility norms include age criteria, educational qualification, and the minimum qualifying marks that applicants must score in order to be eligible for the entrance exam.

The eligibility requirements of NEST 2019 are specified below:

Age Limit:

  • General and OBC category applicants born on or after 1st August, 1999 are ...

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NEST 2019 Syllabus

It is important to know the NEST 2019 syllabus for better exam preparation. Candidates appearing in the NEST 2019 must have a clear understanding of the NEST 2019 syllabus.

NEST contains the syllabus of class 11 and 12 level Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. There is no specific syllabus for the General Aptitude section.

NEST 2019 General Aptitude Section Syllabus

This section contains questions from History, Geography, Science, Mathematics, English, General Knowledge, and Current Affairs, history of Science and Mathematics, Passage type ...

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NEST 2019 Exam Pattern

Candidates preparing for NEST 2019 must know the detailed pattern of the exam. NEST exam pattern describes the complete paper pattern, subject-wise marking scheme, distribution of marks, and time duration of the entrance exam. NEST 2019 is organised in online (Computer-Based) mode.

  • The question paper of NEST 2019 comprises of five sections: General Aptitude, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.

  • The language medium of NEST 2019 question paper is English only.

  • There are objective (multiple-type) questions in the entrance exam.

  • Each section in NEST ...

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How to Prepare for NEST 2019

Every examination needs proper and systematic preparation. For a national-level examination like NEST, the preparation must be more accurate and perfect. To prepare for NEST 2019, candidates must plan their stages and strategies before starting the preparation.

With just few months left for NEST 2019 examination, candidates must start summing up their preparation. Mentioned below are few points that can help candidates ease their last minute preparation for NEST 2019.

  • Revision – The preparation of any examination should undergo proper revision. This is ...

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NEST 2019 Result

NEST 2019 Result will be announced in the 3rd week of June 2019. The result of NEST 2019 will be made available on the official website of the exam. On the basis of marks obtained in NEST 2019, a separate merit list is prepared by the organising body for providing admission to the qualified candidates. For all the important updates regarding the NEST 2019 result, candidates are advised to keep visiting our website CollegeDekho.

Note: The result of NEST 2019 is not sent by post ...

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NEST 2019 Counselling Process

After the declaration of results, NEST 2019 counselling dates will be available for candidates who qualify the examination. NEST 2019 counselling procedure is conducted in offline mode in various rounds and is likely to begin in the last week of June. To participate in the NEST 2019 counselling, candidates have to report at the counselling venue on the specified date and time.

The counselling is organised in the following manner:

  1. In the first phase of counselling, candidates have to report at the counselling ...

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NEST Admit Card 2019

NEST admit card 2019 will be released in the last week of April 2019 in online mode on its official website. The admit card will be available for the candidates who have registered for the entrance exam. To download the NEST admit card, candidates have to log in with their Application Number, Password and the captcha image code.

NEST admit card 2019 displays the name of the candidate, centre number, exam centre address, reporting time and duration of the entrance exam. The NEST admit card ...

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How to Apply for NEST 2019

NEST 2019 application process will begin in the first week of January 2019 in online mode. There is no offline mode to apply for the NEST 2019 entrance exam. Candidates applying for NEST 2019 must submit their applications before the last date, i.e. in the first week of March 2019.

Steps to Fill NEST 2019 Application Form


  • Go to the official website of NEST 2019.

  • Click on the 'Apply Online' tab and register yourself by providing your basic details.

  • You will receive an SMS on ...

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NEST 2019 Answer Key

Candidates searching for NEST 2019 answer key will be required to visit the official website of National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER). The release date of the NEST answer key has not yet been announced officially. However, it is expected to be published in the second week of June after the NEST 2019 exam is over.

The official website of NISER will publish the answer key. The answer key will help candidates in calculating their probable scores as per ...

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NEST 2019 Conducting Body

NEST 2019 is organised by National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar and Mumbai University – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai. In 2007, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India had set up both NISER and UM-DAE CEBS. The vision of NISER and CEBS is to impart high-quality science education to the motivated students, by some of the distinguished scientists and teachers.

NEST 2019 Important Dates

NEST 2019 Events


Application Process Start Date

First week of January 2019

Application Process End Date

First week of March 2019

Admit Card Issue Date

Last week of April 2019

Date of Examination

First week of June 2019

Result Date

Third week of June 2019

NEST 2019 Exam Centres

Chirala (AP)

Mangalore (KA)

Khurda (OD)

Guntur (AP)

Mysuru (KA)

Rayagada (OD)

Kakinada (AP)

Udupi (KA)

Rourkela (OD)

Kurnool (AP)

Alappuzha (KL)

Sambalpur (OD)

Nellore (AP)

Ernakulam (KL)

Amritsar (PB)

Rajahmundry (AP)

Idukki (KL)

Bhatinda (PB)

Tirupathi (AP)

Kannur (KL)

Jalandhar (PB)

Vijayawada (AP)

Kasaragod (KL)

Ludhiana (PB)

Visakhapatnam (AP)

Kollam (KL)

Mohali (PB)

Vizianagaram (AP)

Kottayam (KL)

Patiala (PB)

Guwahati (AS)

Kozhikode (KL)

Jaipur (RJ)

Patna (BR)

Malappuram (KL)

Udaipur (RJ)

Chandigarh (CH)

Palakkad (KL)

Jodhpur (RJ)

Bhilai Nagar (CG)

Pathanamthitta (KL)

Chennai (TN)

Raipur (CG)

Thiruvananthapuram (KL)

Coimbatore (TN)

New Delhi (DL)

Thrissur (KL)

Madurai (TN)

Ghaziabad (DL-NCR ...

Contact Details

Address: The Chief Coordinator

NEST 2019

UM-DAE CEBS, Anna Bhau Sathe Bhavan,

University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari Campus,

Kalina, Mumbai – 400098, Maharashtra, India.

Phone Number: 06742494102


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