NEST 2019 CutOff

Nupur Kaushik Updated On: 18 Jun, 2019 17:39 IST

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NEST 2019 CutOff

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 University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai and National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar. NEST 2019 cutoff will determine the minimum marks that candidates should score in order to be eligible for admission in the institute. The institute will decide the minimum marks that must be scored by the candidates appearing for admission.

The cut-off for NEST 2019 is expected to be released after the declaration of the NEST 2019 results. After clearing the cut off percentage, candidates will have to appear 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.


NEST Cut-off 2019 Important Dates



NEST 2019 Exam Date

1st June 2019

Declaration of NEST 2019 Result

18th June 2019

NEST 2019 Cut-off Release

After Result Declaration

Factors Determining NEST 2019 CutOff

The cutoff of NEST 2019 is the minimum qualifying marks candidates must obtain to qualify for the admission counseling round. Following are the factors determining NEST 2019 cut-off :

  • Total number of candidates appearing for NEST 2019.
  • Total number of seats available for admission.
  • Difficulty level of the examination.
  • Total number of candidates qualifying the NEST 2019.
  • Reservation of seats
  • Marking scheme of examination.

NEST 2019 CutOff

The NEST 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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

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OBC(Other Backward Classes)


SC(Scheduled Caste)


ST(Scheduled Tribes)


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