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NEST Merit List 2022- Rank, Category Wise Rank, Percentile Score, NISER & CEBS Merit List

Updated By Vidhi Thakkar on 14 Jun, 2022 15:23

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NEST Merit List 2022

The NEST merit list 2022 will be released once the result has been declared on its official website. It was earlier decided that the NEST 2022 result and merit list will be declared simultaneously. Candidates who have appeared for the National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2022 can check if they could make it to the merit list of NEST 2022 by visiting the official website and entering their Application Number, Date of Birth and Roll Number in the given text boxes.

The NEST merit list 2022 will carry important details such as the marks obtained by the candidates etc. The merit list will be prepared based on marks obtained by the candidates in the best of three subjects and marks obtained by them in the general section. The worst scores will not be included during the preparation of the NEST 2022 merit list.

CEBS and NISER will release separate merit lists following which the eligible candidates will be able to participate in the subsequent admission process. In case, two or more candidates are stuck with the same marks, a tie-breaking policy will come into effect which will determine which candidate will be placed higher in the NEST 2022 merit list.

NEST 2022 Merit List Dates

The NEST 2022 merit list important dates will guide the students after they access the NEST 2022 result and merit list from the official website.



NEST 2022 Result

July 5, 2022

NEST 2022 Merit List

To Be Announced

NEST 2022 Counselling Commences

To Be Announced

How to Access NEST 2022 Merit List 

The following steps will help the candidates in accessing the NEST 2022 merit list:

  • The candidates have to visit the official NEST website

  • The candidates have to click on the “NEST merit list 2022” link available on the home page

  • The candidates will be redirected to a new page where they have to enter their Application Number/ Date of Birth/ Roll Number and click on the “Submit” button

  • The candidates will land on the merit list page of NEST 2022 where they will have to check their particulars

  • Once satisfied, the candidates have to save/ take a printout of the same for future reference

NEST Merit List 2022 - Scoring System

The candidates will find out the scoring system for the preparation of the NEST 2022 merit list from the pointers mentioned below - 

  • The NEST question paper is divided into 5 sections - 4 subject sections of 50 marks each and 1 general section of 30 marks

  • The entrance test is conducted in multiple shifts and each shift have different question papers

  • The performance of all the candidates appearing in a session of the NEST exam is considered to calculate the percentile score

  • CEBS and NISER merit lists are prepared separately

  • The final rank of the candidates is prepared on the basis of their percentile scores calculated with the help of the below-mentioned formula

  • The formula to prepare the merit list is given below - 

Total Score = Score of General Aptitude section + Score of Best Three Sections (out of 5)

The maximum marks that the candidates can score in the NEST exam is 180 (30+50x3)

What is SMAS (Section-Wise Minimum Admissible Score)

The candidates will find all the details regarding the NEST Section-Wise Minimum Admissible Score (SMAS) or NEST section-wise cutoff scores here - 

NEST SMAS (Section-Wise Minimum Admissible Scores)

NEST MAP (Minimum Admissible Percentile)

Check out all the details regarding the NEST Minimum Admissible Percentile (MAP) or overall cutoff score from the pointers below - 

  • Merit rank to the candidates are given on the basis of their Section-Wise Minimum Admissible Scores and Minimum Admissible Percentile scores

  • NEST MAP is different for candidates belonging to different categories

  • Candidates with a less NEST MAP score are not allocated merit ranks even if they secure the SMASs in all the sections and are not considered eligible for the admission process

  • The category-wise NEST MAP score has been provided in the table below - 

Category of the CandidatesNEST MAP Score Required
General category95 percentile
OBC category90 percentile
SC/ST/PwD (Divyagjan) category75 percentile

NISER Merit List

All the details regarding how the merit list for NISER is prepared can be found below - 

NISER Merit List 1

NISER Merit List 2

CEBS Merit List

All the details regarding how the CEBS merit list is prepared can be found below - 

NEST CEBS Merit List

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