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NEST Exam Analysis 2022 (Out) - Section Wise Analysis, Difficulty Level, Student Reactions

Updated By Samiksha Rautela on 21 Jun, 2022 10:44

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NEST 2022 Exam Analysis

NEST 2022 was successfully conducted on June 18, 2022. The first shift of the exam was held from 9:00 AM to 12: 30 PM while the second shift was held from 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM. Candidates can check the NEST 2022 paper analysis once the exam for both shifts is over. NEST or National Entrance Screening Test for the academic year 2022-23 is conducted in online mode.

The search of the candidates to know various things about the NEST 2022 Exam including the marking scheme, the difficulty level of the questions paper, the type of questions asked in the exam, topics from which more questions were asked etc. ends here as we come with the detailed analysis of the NEST 2022 exam. Provided below are the links for the same:

Exam Date & Day


Exam HighlightsDetailed Exam AnalysisQuestion Paper Link

June 18, 2022 (Saturday)

Session I (9:00 AM to 12:30 PM) & Session II (2:30 PM to 6:00 PM)

  • Chemistry & Biology had most of the questions from NCERT while the Mathematics section was a bit lengthy.
  • The overall difficulty level of the exam was Easy to Moderate.
NEST 2022 Exam Analysis (Out)NEST 2022 Memory-Based Question Paper

NEST 2020 Candidate Reaction

The experts at CollegeDekho are always proactive when it comes to speaking to the candidates who have appeared in the recent NEST examination to get their reactions. The candidates and future aspirants can find out the reaction of the candidates who will have taken the exam on the aforementioned date on this page. In the meanwhile, the candidates are requested to go through the reactions recorded by the CollegeDekho experts of the candidates who took the NEST examination last year.

Previous Year's NEST Exam Candidate Reactions 

The NEST exam experts at CollegeDekho spoke to some of the candidates who appeared in the NEST 2020 exam which was conducted on 29th September 2020. The experts spoke to the candidates about each and every aspect of the NEST exam and were able to unearth the following major points listed below - 

  • The paper was tough and time-consuming

  • Most of the questions in the general aptitude section were from current affairs and modern topics

  • Although the paper was tough and time-consuming, a majority of the candidates were able to submit their final responses within the given time period

  • A total of 70 questions were asked in the paper and the maximum mark was 230

The question and marks distribution of NEST 2021 exam can be found from the table below - 

Name of the Section

Total Number of Questions

Maximum Marks







General Aptitude









Grand Total



The candidates were also very happy with the arrangements in their respective NEST 2020 exam centres and those who were sceptical about going to the exam centres due to the fear of contracting COVID-19 were also pretty satisfied with the arrangements.  

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