NEST 2024 Application Form (Ongoing): Fee, Apply Online, & Updates

Updated By Lam Vijaykanth on 16 May, 2024 16:25

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NEST 2024 Application Form

NEST Application Form 2024 has been released. Candidates aspiring to take admission in the Integrated MSc programme in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, at NISER Bhubaneswar or (UM–DAE CEBS), Mumbai must apply for the NEST 2024 exam. Eligible candidates can fill and submit the application form of NEST 2024. The application form is made available on the official website at nestexam. in. According to the official schedule, the last date to submit the NEST 2024 application form is May 31, 2024. The direct link to fill NEST application form 2024 has been provided below. 

NEST 2024 Application Form - Direct Link (Activated)

Those who complete their NEST 2024 application form can download their NEST 2024 admit card on June 15, 2024. Candidates can check the NEST 2024 syllabus (subject-wise) after applying and prepare for the examination.  The NEST 2024 Exam is scheduled to be conducted on June 30, 2024. 

The NEST 2024 application form was released on April 3, 2024, and candidates must review the list of documents required for the NEST 2024 application form before filling it out. All candidates must read and understand the important instructions before completing the NEST application form 2024. Candidates should also indicate the correct gender and reservation category on the application form to determine how much they must pay. Invalid values will result in application rejection at a later stage. To fill out the form, candidates must meet certain eligibility criteria. Candidates must have passed the 12th Standard examination or equivalent in 2022, 2023, or will take it in 2024 with at least 60% aggregate marks.

Candidates must check the NEST 2024 eligibility criteria (released) before filling the NEST application form 2024. Only after checking the eligibility criteria, only eligible candidates can apply for the NEST 2024 exam. To complete the NEST 2024 application form, candidates must register, provide personal information, upload required documents, and pay registration fees. Candidates must ensure that all of the information on the NEST application form 2024 is correct and double-checked prior to submission. Applicants must review all information about the NEST 2024 application form on this page!

NEST 2024 Latest Updates

NEST 2024 Application Form Dates

NEST application form 2024 dates have been provided below - 

Events

Dates

NEST 2024 Application Form Start Date

April 3, 2024

NEST 2024 Application Process End Date

May 31, 2024

NEST Application Form 2024 Correction & Update

June 2024

NEST 2024 Exam Dates

June 30, 2024

NEST 2024 Application Form Highlights

The following table mentions the important highlights of the NEST application form 2024. 

Exam Name 

NEST 2024 

Full Form 

National Entrance Screening Test (NEST)

Conducting Body

NISER Bhubaneswar and UM-DAE CEBS Mumbai

Exam Type

Online Test Computer-Based (CBT)

Courses Offered

Integrated M Sc Courses

Mode of Application 

Online

Official Website

https://www.nestexam.in

Steps to Fill NEST 2024 Application Form

Candidates should follow the steps mentioned below to successfully fill and submit the NEST application form 2024:

Step 1: NEST 2024 Registration - The first step in the NEST 2024 application form process is registration. Candidates can register for admissions by providing their basic details along with mobile phone number and email address for verification. Then they can complete the NEST registration 2024. Follow the steps provided below to successfully complete and submit the NEST application form 2024:

  • Click on ‘Apply Online’.

  • Enter all the asked information.

  • 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 2024 Application Form - After completing the registration process, students must fill the NEST application form 2024. Students have to fill out the NEST 2024 application form with their academic details, work experience and extracurricular activities.

  • Students can log in with the ID and password provided to them in the SMS on their registered mobile number. Fill out the NEST application form 2024 with the 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 for the NEST 2024 exam in order of preference.

  • After selecting NEST 2024 Examination Centres, click on submit button.

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

Step 3: Uploading the Documents - Students must upload scanned copies of their supporting documents, such as their mark sheets, certificates, and passport-size photographs in the given specifications in NEST 2024 application form.

  • In this step of NEST application form 2024, 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 - Students must pay the NEST 2024 application form fees to complete the NEST application process. The NEST application form 2024 Fee is INR 1200 for General category candidates and INR 600 Female/SC/ST/PwD/Divyang category candidates.

  • The NEST application form 2024 fees can be paid online through Credit/Debit Card or 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 - Once all the documents required for NEST 2024 application form has been uploaded and NEST application fee has been paid, students can submit the NEST application form 2024 and wait for confirmation.

  • After successful payment of the NEST 2024 application fee, a summary page is generated with all the details entered, which completes the application form submission process.

  • Take a printout of the NEST 2024 application form of summary page for further use in admission rounds.

NEST 2024 Application Form Fee

Candidates must go through the NEST application form 2024 fees as mentioned in the table given below.

Mode of Payment: The applicants can make the payment for NEST 2024 application form by using a Credit card/ Debit card/ Net–Banking, etc. 

NEST Registration Fee 2024

Given below are the NEST 2024 application form fee.

Category

Fees

General and OBC (Male candidates)

Rs. 1200/-

SC/ST/PwD (Male candidates)

Rs. 600/-

Female (all categories)

Rs. 600/-

Divyang Category

Rs. 600/-

The candidates must note that the NEST application form 2024 fee will be accepted in an online mode only and no other mode of payment will be accepted. The application fee for NEST 2024 will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Documents Required to Fill NEST 2024 Application Form

Candidates will have to upload some documents to finish the NEST application form 2024. Candidates must carefully review the document list and complete the NEST 2024 application form.

  • Valid email address and mobile number
  • Colored passport size photograph in jpg/ jpeg format (image size should be between 10 kb to 200 kb)
  • Scanned signature of the candidate
  • Mark sheet of 12th and 10th class
  • Thumb impression 
  • SC / ST / PWD Certificate (if applicable)

Image Specification for NEST 2024 Application Form

There are some specific image requirement for the NEST application form 2024. Students must submit the coloured photograph with the given instructions. 

  • The image should be a coloured passport-size photograph in jpg or jpeg format.
  • The image size should be between 10 kb to 200 kb. 

NEST 2024 Eligibility Criteria

To successfully fill out the NEST 2024 application form, candidates must know the NEST 2024 Eligibility Criteria for the exam. Check the details of NEST application form 2024 eligibility mentioned below:

  • Candidates should be 12th pass from a recognized board with a minimum of 60% marks

  • Candidates who belong to the SC / ST / PwD category will require a minimum of 55% marks

  • Candidates must have Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics as mandatory subjects in 12th class

NEST 2024 Application Form Important Instructions

Before filling out the NEST 2024 application form, candidates should keep the following points in mind to ensure that their forms are not rejected and are successfully submitted.

  •  The NEST application form 2024 can be filled online as it will be made available to NISER and UM DAE CEBS.
  •  The NEST 2024 application fee can be paid online by debit card, credit card, or net banking.
  •  The candidates can select up to five exam centres while filling out the NEST 2024 application form.
  •  The applicants will be able to edit or make changes to their NEST application form 2024 with the help of a correction window which remains open for 3-4 days post submission of NEST 2024 application form.
  • Candidates must provide a working mobile number and email address because all official communication will take place through them.

Common Mistakes to Avoid when Filling NEST 2024 Application Form

Candidates can improve their chances of successfully submitting the NEST application form 2024 by avoiding these errors. Here are some common mistakes to avoid when filling the NEST 2024 application form.

  • Don’t miss the NEST 2024 application deadline - Make sure to submit the application on time to avoid disappointment.
  • Not meeting the NEST eligibility criteria - Make sure to meet all of the NEST eligibility criteria before applying.
  • Making mistakes on the NEST 2024 application form - Make sure to thoroughly read and complete the NEST application form 2024. Any errors on the application form may cause the application to be delayed or even disqualified from the exam.
  • Not uploading all required documents - Make sure to include all required documents in the application, such as mark sheets, certificates, and passport-size photographs in the appropriate size and format.
  • Not paying the NEST application fee - The application fee is INR 1200 for general category candidates and INR 600 for SC/ST/PwD candidates. Make sure to pay the application fee in order to complete your NEST application form 2024.

Tips for NEST 2024 Application Form

Before filling out the NEST application form 2024, carefully read the instructions. This will assist candidates in avoiding mistakes on the NEST 2024 application form.

  • Double-check your documents - Make sure to double-check your documents before submitting the NEST application form 2024.
  • Upload clear and legible documents - When uploading documents in the NEST 2024 application form, make sure that they are clear and legible. Check the specifications and given format for uploading the documents. This will help to ensure that the NEST application form 2024 is processed successfully.
  • Pay the application fee on time - The NEST 2024 Application Fee is INR 1200 for general candidates and INR 600 for SC/ST/PwD/Divyang applicants. To complete the NEST 2024 application form process, pay the application fees on time.

NEST 2024 Application Form Correction

The conducting authority does not provide a correction facility for NEST application form 2024. Applicants for the NEST 2024 examination should complete the application form correctly in one go. If there is an update on the correction to the NEST application form 2024, it will be announced on NEST's official website. Applicants can check the NEST exam 2024 registration date and application correction window date in the official notification before filling out the form.

Following are the steps that candidates must follow to update or change their information in the NEST 2024 application form:

1. Open the official website of the NEST 2024 exam.

2. Log in with their application ID and password to update the information.

3. Update the information or make the necessary changes in the application form.

4. Click the 'Submit' button to save the updated information.

What After the NEST 2024 Application Form?

After the completion of the NEST 2024 application form process, candidates will be able to get their NEST 2024 admit card. The admit card for NEST 2024 will be available online. The admit card will not be mailed to applicants. The NEST 2024 admit card is required to take the entrance exam. Without the admit card, no candidate can take the NEST exam in 2024. The admit card for NEST 2024 will be made available online before the exam. Candidates can download the NEST 2024 admit card and log in with their application number, password, and captcha image code.

The NEST 2024 admit card will include the candidate's name, centre number, exam centre, reporting time, and duration of the NEST 2024 exam. Candidates must bring their admit card with them on the day of the exam, or they will be denied entry into the examination hall. In addition to the admit card, candidates must bring a photo ID.

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FAQs about NEST Application Form

Has NEST 2024 Registration Process started?

Yes, NEST 2024 registrsation process has commenced on April 3, 2024. The last date for NEST registration process is May 31, 2024. 

When is the last date for NEST 2024 Registration?

The last date for the NEST 2024 Registration Process is May 31, 2024. NEST 2024 will be held on June 30, 2024. 

When will NEST 2024 application form be released?

NEST 2024 application form has been released on April 3, 2024. NISER Bhubaneswar, in collaboration with UM DAE CEBS has released the NEST application form 2024 on the official website at nestexam.in.

Can I pay the NEST 2024 application fee through demand draft?

No, the NEST 2024 application fee can only be paid online. Candidates can pay NEST application fee through Net banking, Credit Card or Debit Card.

 

I am unable to upload my signature while filling out the application form for NEST. What should I do?

The only reason for signatures not getting uploaded is not following the instructions in the application form. They need to upload the scanned copy of their signature in the prescribed format as specified by exam authorities with their NEST application form 2024. The signature should be done with a black/ blue pen. Apart from this, it should be in JPEG format and should not exceed 80 KB in size.

 

What documents are needed to fill the application form for NEST 2024?

Candidates will have to upload the some basic documents while filling NEST application form:

  • Class 10 mark sheet / certificate
  • Class 12 mark sheet/ certificate
  • Digital copy of the photograph
  • Scanned signature

Are candidates from all over India eligible to apply for NEST 2024?

Yes, NEST 2024 is a national-level entrance test conducted annually to grant admission, so candidates from all over India are eligible to apply for NEST 2024.
 

 

What is the NEST 2024 application fee?

The NEST 2024 application fee as mentioned in the article above is Rs.1200 for all male candidates in the General/OBC categories, and Rs.600 for SC/ST/Divyangjan and all female applicants.

 

What language will the NEST 2024 be held in?

The NEST exam will only be conducted in English language only.

 

What qualifications are required to apply for NEST 2024?

Candidates who have studied with the science stream in their class 12th examination will be eligible to apply for NEST 2024.  They must have completed their class 12 examination from any recognised board in India in 2022 or 2023, or if they are appearing for the same in 2024.

 

I am unable to upload my passport-sized photograph while completing the NEST application form. How should I proceed?

Candidates must ensure that they select the photographs as per the dimension mentioned in the application process. The size of the photograph should not exceed 80 KB and they must be JPEG format. Submission of photographs will not be uploaded if it is not matching the criteria specified by NEST 2023 exam conducting authority.

 

How to pay the NEST application fee?

Candidates after completing the application process will have to pay the application fee for NEST online on the official website of the exam through Net banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card, etc. 

 

How to fill the NEST 2024 application form?

The NEST Application form can be filled by the candidates by registering them first on the official website. Once they are registered, they will have to enter the details as required in the application form. The NEST application form can be filled in only through online mode.

Where can I find the NEST 2024 application form?

The application form for the NEST 2024 is available online on the official website of the exam conducting body, i.e www.nestexam.in. The direct link of NEST 2024 application form is also available above.

 

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.

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