NEST Exam Pattern 2018

Juhee Prasad Updated On: 20 Aug, 2018 16:57 IST

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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 time duration is 180 minutes.

  • There are 230 marks in total.

  • There is no negative marking in General section.

Highlights of NEST 2018 Exam Pattern

Name of the Examination

NEST 2018

Date of the Examination

2nd June 2018

Examination Mode

Online Mode

Total No. of Sections

5

Name of the Sections

General Ability, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, and Biology

Nature of Questions paper

Multiple Choice Questions (objective type)

Total Marks

230

Total Time

180 Minutes

Medium of the exam

English

Sections in NEST Question Paper

Sections

Total Marks

Duration

General Aptitude

30

3 hours

Physics

50

Mathematics

50

Chemistry

50

Biology

50

Total

230

NEST 2018 Marking Scheme

  • There is no negative marking in General section. No marks are deducted for any wrong answer.

  • All other sections including Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology have negative marking.

  • Some questions may have one or more correct answers for which marks can only be earned by marking all the correct answers and no wrong answer.

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