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About NEST 2018

The National Entrance Screening Entrance 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 2018 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 2018 is going to be organised on 2nd June, 2018 in online (computer-based) mode in 106 cities.

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NEST 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for NEST 2018 must fulfill the eligibility criteria prescribed by the exam conducting authority. The NEST 2018 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 2018 are specified below:

Age Limit:

  • General and OBC category applicants born on or after 1st August, 1998 are eligible to apply for NEST 2018.

  • There is five years relaxation for SC/ ST /PwD applicants.

Educational Qualification:

  • Applicants should ...

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NEST 2018 Syllabus

It is important to know the NEST 2018 syllabus for better exam preparation. Candidates appearing in the NEST 2018 must have a clear understanding of the NEST 2018 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 2018 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 science questions, Class X mathematical ability, etc.

NEST 2018 Physics Syllabus

  • General

  • Mechanics

  • Fluids

  • Rotational Dynamics

  • Sound

  • Thermal ...

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NEST 2018 Exam Pattern

Candidates preparing for NEST 2018 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 2018 is organised in online (Computer-Based) mode.

  • The question paper of NEST 2018 comprises of five sections: General Aptitude, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.

  • The language medium of NEST 2018 question paper is English only.

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

  • Each section in NEST 2018 question paper is of 50 marks except General Aptitude that consists of 30 marks.

  • The total ...

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NEST 2018 Result

NEST 2018 result is expected to be released on 18th June, 2018. The result of NEST 2018 will be available in online mode. For all important updates regarding the NEST 2018 result, candidates are advised to keep checking the official website of the exam conducting authority. On the basis of marks obtained in NEST 2018, a separate merit list is prepared by the organising body for providing admission to the qualified candidates.

Note: The result of NEST 2018 is not sent by post. The only way to check the result is to view the NEST 2018 scores online.

How to View ...

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NEST 2018 Counselling

After declaration of results, NEST 2018 counselling will begin from July 2018. NEST 2018 counselling procedure is conducted in offline mode in various rounds. To participate in the NEST 2018 counselling, candidates have to report at the counselling venue on the specified date and time.

The counselling is organised in the following two rounds:

  1. In the first round, based on the original merit list and presence in NISER and UM-DAE CBS, the joint modified merit list is prepared.

  2. In the second round, candidates are admitted to the vacant seats of the institutes after the first round of counselling. The names ...

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NEST Admit Card 2018

NEST admit card 2018 has been released on 25th April, 2018 in online mode on its official website. The admit card is 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 2018 displays the name of the candidate, centre number, exam centre address, reporting time and duration of the entrance exam.The NEST admit card/hall ticket 2018 is a mandatory document that must be carried to the exam centre. Without carrying a valid ...

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How to Apply for NEST 2018

NEST 2018 application process has already begun from 1st January, 2018 in online mode. There is no offline mode to apply for the NEST 2018 entrance exam. Candidates applying for NEST 2018 must submit their applications before the last date, i.e. 5th March 2018.

Steps to Fill NEST 2018 Application Form


  • Go to the official website of NEST 2018.

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

  • You will receive an SMS on your mobile number with your User ID and Password.

  • After that, click on the link you receive on your ...

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NEST 2018 Conducting Body

NEST 2018 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 2018 Important Dates

NEST 2018 Events


Application Process Start Date

1st January, 2018

Application Process End Date

5th March, 2018

Admit Card Issue Date

25th April, 2018

Date of Examination

2nd June, 2018

Result Date

18th June, 2018

NEST 2018 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)

Bhopal (MP)

Salem (TN)

Greater Noida (DL-NCR)

Gwalior (MP)

Tiruchirappalli (TN)

Meerut (DL-NCR)

Indore (MP)

Tirunelveli (TN)

Noida (DL-NCR)

Jabalpur (MP)

Hyderabad (TS)

Ahmedabad (GJ)

Mumbai (MH)

Karimnagar (TS)

Bhuj (GJ)

Nagpur (MH)

Warangal (TS)

Hamirpur (HP)

Pune (MH)

Agartala (TR)

Shimla (HP)

Imphal (MN)

Allahabad (UP)

Jammu (JK)

Shillong (ML)

Kanpur (UP)

Samba (JK)

Aizawl (MZ)

Lucknow (UP)

Srinagar (JK)

Angul (OD)

Varanasi (UP)

Bokaro (JH)

Balasore (OD)

Dehradun (UK)

Dhanbad (JH)

Bargarh (OD)

Haldwani (UK)

Hazaribagh (JH)

Baripada (OD)

Roorkee (UK)

Jamshedpur (JH)

Berhampur (OD)

Asansol (WB)

Ranchi (JH)

Bhubaneswar (OD)

Burdwan (WB)

Bengaluru (KA)

Cuttack (OD)

Durgapur (WB

Dharwad (KA)

Dhenkanal (OD)

Hooghly (WB)

Hubballi (KA)

Jharsuguda (OD)

Kolkata (WB)

Siliguri (WB)



Contact Details

Address: The Chief Coordinator

NEST 2018

UM-DAE CEBS, Anna Bhau Sathe Bhavan,

University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari Campus,

Kalina, Mumbai – 400098, Maharashtra, India.

Phone Number: 06742494102


Important Dates

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NEST 2018 Important Events Dates
Exam Date 02 Jun, 2018
Declaration of Result 18 Jun, 2018

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