NEST Eligibility Criteria 2018

Juhee Prasad Updated On: 20 Aug, 2018 16:57 IST

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NEST 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for NEST 2018 must fulfill the eligibility criteria prescribed by the exam conducting authority. The NEST 2018 eligibility criteria comprise of all the conditions that applicants are required to fulfill. The eligibility norms include age criteria, educational qualification, and the minimum qualifying marks that applicants must score in order to be eligible for the entrance exam.

The eligibility requirements of NEST 2018 are specified below:

Age Limit:

  • General and OBC category applicants born on or after 1st August, 1998 are eligible to apply for NEST 2018.

  • There is five years relaxation for SC/ ST /PwD applicants.

Educational Qualification:

  • Applicants should have a combination of any 3 subjects among Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics in classes 11th and 12th.

  • Candidates should have passed class 12 examination or equivalent from any recognised Board in India in the year 2016 or 2017.

  • Final year applicants are also eligible for NEST 2018.

Minimum Marks Required:

  • Applicants should secure at least 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent in class 12 examination.

  • For candidates belonging to reserved (SC/ST /PwD) categories, the minimum requirement of marks is relaxed to 55% in aggregate.

Number of attempts:

  • There is no restriction on the number of attempts for NEST 2018 examination.

NEST 2018 Seat Reservation Criteria

The number of seats available in NISER and CBS for admission in the year 2018 can be seen in the following table:

Category

NISER

CBS

General

101

23

OBC - NCL

54

12

SC

30

7

ST

15

3

PwD

3% seats in each category

3% seats in each category

Total

200

45

Supernumerary quota (J&K)

2

2

Total Proposed seats

202

47

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