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NEST Previous Years’ Question Paper

Nupur Kaushik Updated On: 27 Dec, 2019 13:26 IST

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NEST Previous Years’ Question Paper

NEST will be conducted for admissions in the University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai and National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar. Candidates who wish to take admission in the 5-year Integrated MSc Program in Basic Sciences - Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Mathematics should prepare themselves with the help of the previous years’ question papers of NEST. Practicing the previous years' question papers of NEST will give an idea of the exam pattern of NEST 2020 to the candidates. Also, candidates will be also to develop time- management skills.

With the help of previous years question papers of NEST, candidates can check the overall structure of the examination including the marking scheme,  type of the questions, distribution of questions etc. Solving NEST previous years’ question papers will also help the candidates to identify their weak points and strong points. Our experts have compiled some NEST previous years’ question papers in order to help the students for their preparations. Candidates may download the previous year question papers once it is uploaded to the website.

Download your NEST Previous Year Question Papers here! 

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How to Download NEST Previous Years' Question Papers

The steps to download NEST question papers are mentioned below:

  • Click on any of the links for NEST question papers provided on this page.
  • You will be directed to a new page.
  • Then, NEST previous year question paper will appear in the form of a PDF.
  • Download the NEST question papers and start practicing..

Advantages of Solving NEST Previous Years' Question Papers

Following are the benefits of solving NEST previous years' question papers:

  • By answering NEST previous years' question papers, candidates can get an idea of the expected questions from the frequently asked topics.
  • Solving previous years' question papers is also one of a great way to do exam revision.
  • It also helps candidates to become familiar with NEST syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Taking the NEST previous years' question papers, candidates will get an idea about the types of questions that have been asked in previous years.
  • Regular practice of  NEST previous years' question papers can improve candidate's time management skills and speed of solving questions.
  • Also, they can be helpful in determining candidates strengths and weaknesses pertaining to the exam.

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Preparation Tips for NEST 2020

Candidates planning for NEST 2020 must start their preparation after knowing the exam pattern and syllabus of NEST examination. It will help students to know about the marking scheme, section-wise distribution of questions and important topics. Once candidates have gone through with the syllabus, they can start solving NEST previous years question papers/sample or practice papers to become more positive about their preparation.

Apart from solving sample papers or previous years question papers, candidates can explore the following options to boost their preparation for the upcoming NEST 2020 examination

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