Exam Dates Released: NEST 2016

The National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excell
Exam Dates Released: NEST 2016

TheNational Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswarand University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS)has published the examination dates for National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) on their official website.

Educational qualification:

  • Higher secondary school (class 12) from a recognised board or institute.

Application fee:

  • Rs 700 for general/OBC candidates
  • Rs 350 for SC/ST/PwD candidates

How to apply:

*Apply online, the link for the same is niser.ac.in.

*Submit the hard copy of the application form along with demand draft to

"The Chief Coordinator, NEST 2016,

National Institute of Science Education and Research,

PO: Bhimpur-Padanpur, Jatni, Khurda, Odisha-752050"

Important Dates:

Commencement of online application: January 4, 2016

Last date to apply: March 4, 2016

Date of NEST 2016: May 28, 2016

The National Entrance Screening Test (popularly known as NEST) is an annual college entrance examination in India, conducted for admission into the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and the Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai.

These two institutes use NEST as a sole criterion for admission to their undergraduate programs. NEST is conducted for taking admissions to five year integrated Master of Science (M.Sc) programme in basic sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics).

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