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NEST Syllabus 2021

Updated By Abhik Das on 11 Mar, 2021 15:19

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NEST 2021 Syllabus

NEST syllabus has been announced by NISER and UM–DAE CEBS on its official website i.e NISER and UM–DAE CEBS conducts NEST in order to provide admission in five-year Integrated MSc programme in basic sciences such as Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. Knowing the syllabus of an examination is one the most important part of exam preparation. Candidates appearing in the NEST 2021 must have a clear understanding of the NEST 2021 syllabus.

NEST 2021 Syllabus consists of five sections i.e General Ability, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Biology. The question paper is designed keeping in mind the basic syllabus of NCERT/CBSE of 10+2 standard. There is no specific syllabus prescribed for the general section.

The syllabus of NEST will help the candidates to become familiar with the NEST 2021 exam pattern including topics and subtopics of all subjects, which they have to prepare for the entrance exam. Also, the exam pattern will help candidates to understand the overall structure of the question paper. Once candidates are familiar with the NEST exam pattern, they can then easily relate to the NEST exam syllabus. Candidates can view detailed NEST 2021 syllabus as released by NISER and UM-DAE CBS of Mumbai University below:

NEST 2021 Syllabus for General Aptitude Section

The topics from the latest NEST 2021 General Aptitude section syllabus have been given in the table below - 

Major Historical Milestones in MathematicsMajor Historical Milestones in Physics
Major Historical Milestones in ChemistryMajor Historical Milestones in Biology
Major Historical Milestones in AstronomyMajor Historical Milestones in Computer Science

NEST 2021 Syllabus for Biology Section

The topics from the latest NEST 2021 Biology section syllabus have been given in the table below - 

Biology of Animal system

SystematicsBiology of Plant systems
Immunology    Developmental Biology
Reproductive SystemNervous System
Excretory SystemCirculatory System
Digestive System---

Basic Biology

BiotechnologyHumans and Environment
EcologyGenetics and Evolution
Cell Biology--

NEST 2021 Syllabus for Chemistry Section

The topics from the latest NEST 2021 Chemistry section syllabus have been given in the table below - 

Organic Chemistry

PolymersAmino acids and proteins
Aldehydes and KetonesEthers
PhenolsHaloalkanes (Alkyl halides)
Aromatic compoundAlkenes and Alkynes
NomenclatureReactive intermediates
Basic concepts--

Inorganic Chemistry

Metals and metallurgyCoordination compounds
Classification of elements and periodicity in propertiess– Block element
p– Block elementsd–Block elements
f–Block elements--

Physical Chemistry

Surface chemistry - Absorption & Colloidal StateSolutions
Solid stateChemical equilibrium
ThermodynamicsAtomic structure and chemical bonding
Gaseous and liquid statesMole concept
Measurements in chemistry--

NEST 2021 Syllabus for Mathematics Section

The topics from the latest NEST 2021 Mathematics section syllabus have been given in the table below - 

VectorsIntegral calculus
Differential calculusAnalytical geometry

NEST 2021 Syllabus for Physics Section

The topics from the latest NEST 2021 Physics section syllabus have been given in the table below - 

Modern physicsOptics
Electricity and magnetismThermal physics
Sound and mechanical wavesGeneral physics

NEST 2021 Syllabus PDFs

The section-wise NEST 2021 syllabus PDFs have been provided in the table below. The NEST 2021 latest syllabus pdf is the one that has been released on the official NEST exam website - 

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