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NEST 2022 Application Form/ Registration (Closed): Last Date, Fees, Apply Online, Latest Updates

Updated By Samiksha Rautela on 24 May, 2022 13:36

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NEST 2022 Application Form (Closed)

NEST 2022 registration has ended and the application deadline for the same was May 21, 2022. Candidates were allowed to submit their respective registration forms by 11:45 PM. There was no offline mode to apply for the entrance exam. Only one application form was accepted by each candidate. Before filling the NEST application form, aspirants had to keep all the documents required ready.

Candidates must go through the NEST 2022 eligibility criteria. Once the candidates successfully complete the registration process, they will be allotted a system-generated user ID and password, which will be sent to their registered email ID. With these login credentials, the candidate can fill the application form and submit it before the last date of registration. Candidates are also advised to check NEST 2022 syllabus and strategies their preparation for NEST exam 2022 accordingly.

NEST is a national-level entrance examination conducted for admission to the 5-year integrated M.Sc. programme from NISER (National Institute of Science Education and Research) Bhubaneswar & UM-DAE CEBS (University of Mumbai-Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences), Mumbai.

NEST 2022 Registration Dates

The latest NEST 2022 application process dates are out now and have been provided below - 



Application Process Start Date

February 21, 2022

Application Process End Date

May 21, 2022 (Closed)

Date of Examination

June 18, 2022

Steps to Fill NEST 2022 Application Form

Candidates should follow the steps mentioned below to successfully fill and submit the application form for NEST 2022:

Step 1 : Registration:

  • Go to the official website of NEST 2022.

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

  • Enter the secret code and click on the 'Register' tab.

  • After that, you will receive an SMS on your mobile number with your User ID and Password.

  • Then, you receive an email which will be sent to the registered email address with a link to the login page and login credentials..

Step 2: Filling up of NEST 2022 Application Form:

  • After logging in with the registered E-mail ID and Password, you have to provide your personal details such as

    • Name,

    • Gender,

    • Date of Birth, Religion,

    • Nationality,

    • Parent's Name,

    • Academic Details,

    • Mobile number,

    • Qualifying Marks,

    • Year of Passing, Board, Marks, Roll Number and Percentage of Marks 

    • Address details and so on

  • After that, you have to choose 5 examination centres in order of your preference.

  • After choosing the exam centres, click on the 'Submit' tab.

  • You have to select a security question-answer as per your wish as well as the preferred examination centres.

Step 3: Uploading the Documents:

  • In this step, you have to upload a scanned copy of your Signature and Photograph in the prescribed size and format.

    • File format: JPEG

    • File size: maximum 100 KB

  • Note: If the resolution and size are not correct as prescribed above, the system will not accept the document.

  • After uploading scanned copy of documents, candidates must click on the 'review'  tab and check whether all the details have been filled correctly or not, and make changes wherever required.

Step 4: Payment of Application Fee:

  • The application fee can be paid in online mode using a Credit card/Debit card/Net Banking.

  • This is to be noted that the fees paid are not refundable.

  • After that, read the declaration and click in the white box next to ‘I agree’, and then press ‘Submit’.

Step 5: Confirmation Page:

  • After successful payment of the NEST 2022 application fee, a summary page is generated with all the details entered, which completes the application form submission process.

  • Take a printout of the summary page for further use in admission rounds.

NEST 2022 Application Fee

The category-wise application form fee for the NEST 2022 exam has been discussed in the table below - 


Fees (INR)

General and OBC categories


SC/ST/PwD categories


NEST 2022 Application Form Correction

There is no correction facility provided by the conducting authority for the application form. It is highly recommended for applicants who are appearing for NEST 2022 examination to fill the application form correctly in one go. If there is any update regarding the correction with an application form, it would be announced officially by NEST on its official website.

What After the NEST 2022 Application Process

After the completion of the NEST 2022 Application Process, candidates will be able to get their NEST 2022 Admit Card. The admit card for NEST 2022 will be available for download soon. The admit card will not be sent to any applicant. The admit card is an essential document to appear for the entrance examination. Without the admit card, no candidates will be allowed to write the entrance exam. 

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FAQs about NEST Application Form

What all documents need to be uploaded in the application form?

Applicants need to upload their Passport size photograph and signature images.

Is there any specific bank from which I have to submit the application fee?

No, there is not any specific bank. The applicant can submit the application fee through online mode using Credit card/Debit card/Net Banking.

How many exam centers I have to filled at the time of filling NEST application form?

Applicants can fill a maximum of 5 examination centres in order of their preference.

What is the NEST 2021 application form fee for reserved category candidates?

The NEST 2021 application form for reserved category candidates (SC/ST/PwD) is INR 600/-.

What is the NEST 2021 application form fee for general category candidates?

The NEST 2021 application form for general and OBC category candidates is INR 1200/-.

When will NEST 2021 exam be conducted?

NEST 2021 will be conducted on 14th June 2021.

What is the helpline number for issues regarding the NEST 2021 application form?

The NEST 2021 helpline number to resolve your NEST application issues or queries is - 022- 61306277 [Monday to Friday 9.30 am - 5.30 pm]. You can also get in touch with the NEST officials through the email address given below -

When is the last date to apply for NEST 2021?

The last date to apply for NEST 2021 is 30th April and the aspiring candidates must submit their final application forms for NEST 2021 before the date mentioned above.

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