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NEST 2022 Cutoff: Dates Sectional and Category Wise Cutoff, Factors

Updated By Samiksha Rautela on 25 Jun, 2022 12:54

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NEST 2022 Cutoff

NEST cut-off 2022 is expected to be released after the declaration of the NEST 2022 results. The result will be released after final answer key for NEST 2022 has been released. After clearing the cut off percentage, candidates will have to appear NEST counselling 2022 for further selection rounds which will include past academic records, professional qualification of the candidates, etc. Apart from these, the cutoff will depend on various factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, maximum marks scored by the candidate and past year cutoff percentage. The institute will release the cutoff for each category separately.

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National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is an entrance test conducted for admissions in the 5-year Integrated M.Sc Programme in Basic Sciences – Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics. The exam is conducted every year by the University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai and the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar. NEST 2022 cutoff will determine the minimum marks that candidates should score in order to be eligible for admission to the institute. The institute will decide the minimum marks that must be scored by the candidates appearing for admission.

NEST Cutoff 2022 Important Dates



NEST 2022 Exam Date

June 18, 2022

Declaration of NEST 2022 Result

July 5, 2022

NEST 2022 Cut-off Release

To be Announced

Factors Determining NEST 2022 Cutoff

The cutoff of NEST 2022 is the minimum qualifying marks candidates must obtain to qualify for the admission counseling round. Following are the factors determining NEST 2022 cut-off :

  • The total number of candidates appearing for NEST 2022.
  • The total number of seats available for admission.
  • The difficulty level of the examination.
  • Total number of candidates qualifying the NEST 2022.
  • Reservation of seats
  • Marking scheme of examination.

NEST 2022 Cutoff: Detailed

The NEST 2022 cutoff is not released yet, it will be uploaded once it is announced. Candidates may expect the cutoff declaration once the result is announced. The NEST 2022 cutoff will be calculated in the following ways:

  • Section–wise’ and ‘total’ NEST cutoff mark: The cutoff will include the sum of the best three scores in the subject section and the total score in the general section.
  • Section–wise Minimum Admissible Score (SMAS) will be calculated by taking 20% of the average of the best 100 scores in that section.
  • For example, SMAS for Physics section will be 40*0.20 = 8 marks if the average of the best 100 scores in Biology section is 40 out of 50.
  • The Minimum Admissible Score (SMAS) for NEST 2022 will be fifty percent of the total marks( 180).
  • Candidates must score an equal or above  Minimum Admissible Score (MAS) to secure a merit rank.
  • Candidates who score an equal or more MAS but failed to secure SMAS in the general section in at least three sections will not be allotted merit rank.

Previous year Cutoff Rank for CEBS - University of Mumbai


Cutoff Rank

General Category


OBC(Other Backward Classes)


SC(Scheduled Caste)


ST(Scheduled Tribes)


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