NEST -

National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) (NEST - 2016)

Online | National Level Exam
Important Dates
Registration Date
Jan 04, 2016
Admit Card Date
Apr 17, 2016
Test Date
May 28, 2016
Result Date
Jun 19, 2016

NEST Counselling FAQ

1) How many seats are allotted in NISER and CEBS for the academic session 2017?

Number of seats available at the two institutes for admission in the year 2017 would be as follows :-

  • NISER Total  Seats:- 172 (including reserved seats for SC/ST/OBC/PD candidates and two seats for candidates from the state of J&K as per Government norms)
  • CEBS Total  Seats:- 47 (including two seats for candidates from the state of J&K and reservation for persons with disability (PD))

2) What are the areas of Specialization in NISER offers a 5 year integrated M.Sc. programme ?

National Institute of Science Education and Research(NISER) are 5 year integrated M.Sc. programme in  

  • Biological,  
  • Chemical,  
  • Mathematical and  
  • Physical sciences.

3) Who awarded the 5 year integrated M.Sc degree in NISER?

Degrees at NISER will be awarded by the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a deemed-to-be University within the Department of Atomic Energy.

4) I am OBC Category students how many seats covered for 5 year integrated M.Sc. programme in CEBS?

12 seats are filled up General students every year in the First year of 5 year integrated M.Sc. Programme Course.

5) What are the areas of Specialization in CEBS offers a 5 year integrated M.Sc. programme ?

University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM–DAE CEBS)Mumbai  offers a 5 year integrated M.Sc. programme  

  • Biological,  
  • Chemical,  
  • Mathematical and  
  • Physical sciences.

6) I am General Category students how many seats covered for 5 year integrated M.Sc. programme in CEBS?

23 seats are filled up General students every year in the First year of 5 year integrated M.Sc. Programme Course.

7) Who awarded the 5 year integrated M.Sc degree in CEBS?

The degrees at CEBS are awarded by the 150-year old University of Mumbai.

8) Are there any Scholarships for meritorious students?

The 5–year integrated MSc programme at NISER and CEBS offers a limited number of merit based INSPIRE (by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India) scholarships of Rs 5,000/– per month and an additional Rs 20,000/– per year for carrying out summer projects. For the students entered into the MSc programme through NEST–2016 the numbers of such scholarships were 60 for NISER and 25 for CEBS. 

9) I am General Category students how many seats covered for 5 year integrated M.Sc. programme in NISER?

85 seats are filled up General students every year in the First year of 5 year integrated M.Sc. Programme Course.