NEST Answer Key 2020

Updated By Abhik Das on 12 Oct, 2020 18:23

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NEST 2020 Answer Key - Available Now

The NEST 2020 answer keys have been released and the same has been sent to the candidates through their registered email address. The preliminary answer key for NEST 2020 was released earlier and the candidates were given until 11 AM of 06 October to raise objections against the same. The candidates were requested to provide their NEST 2020 roll number and question ID for any questions regarding the answer keys. The final answer keys for both the shifts of NEST 2020 exam have been released.

NEST 2020 Shift 1 Answer Key

NEST 2020 Shift 2 Answer Key

The official website of NISER & UM–DAE CEBS will publish the answer key. The answer key will help candidates in calculating their probable scores as per their performance in the examination. Candidates must download the answer key and save it for future reference.

NEST 2020 Answer Key Important Dates



NEST 2020 Exam

29 September 2020

NEST 2020 Final Answer Key


NEST 2020 Result

13th October 2020

Steps to Download NEST 2020 Answer Key

  • Go to the official website of NEST.

  • On the homepage, click on the link available for accessing ‘Answer Key’.

  • A new page will open with the NEST 2020 answer key.

  • The page will open in a PDF format, and candidates can download this file and save it for future references.

Marking Scheme of NEST 2020 Answer Key

The table given below shows the marking scheme of NEST 2020 answer key.



General Aptitude













  • In the General Aptitude section, no marks will be deducted for the wrong answer and unattempted question.

  • There is negative marking for sections like Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology.

  • Total time duration to answer all the sections is 210 minutes.

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