National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2019-20

It is an all India level examination conducted jointly by the NISER, Bhubaneshwar and UM-DAE CEBS, Mumbai. It is the online examination for taking admission into 5-year Integrated MSc Program in Basic Sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics in its participating institutions. Candidates can receive the scholarship of up to INR 60,000/- through the INSPIRE program DST or the DISHA program of Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India.


National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) Rewards:

   1. Selected students can get admission into NISER, Bhubaneswar and UM-DAE CEBS, Mumbai.
   2. Scholars can also get a scholarship of up to INR 60,000/- per annum by participating in INSPIRE or DISHA program.
   3. For the summer internship, the scholars will get INR 20,000/- per annum.

National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) Eligibility:

The basic eligibility conditions to be eligible for the National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) are:

   1. A candidate must have passed the 12th examination (Science stream) either in 2018 or 2019. 
   2. Those appearing the 12th exam in 2019 can also apply.
   3. It is necessary for the students to obtain a minimum aggregate of 60% marks in class 12th. For SC/ST and PD students, the minimum aggregate marks required are 55%. 
   4. A candidate must be born on or after 1st August 1999. For SC/ST and PD students, the age limit is relaxed by 5 years.


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