NEST Exam 2018 Information Brochure | Application Form | Syllabus | Admit Card | Results

By | September 15, 2017

NEST Exam 2018 Information Brochure | Application Form | Syllabus | Admit Card | Results:

Briefly state with reference to the forthcoming National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2018 for Admission into the 05-Years’ Integrated Master of Science (M.Sc.) Program in Basic Sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics (BCMP) offered by the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai.

NEST Exam 2018 Information Brochure

The National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar & University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai

  • is likely to release in the First Week of January 2018 Detailed Notification for the National Entrance Screening Test 2018;
  • following NISER & UM – DAE CBS notified conclusion of submission of Online Application Forms;
  • shall conduct in May 2018 the National Entrance Screening Test 2018.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission:

Educational Qualification:

The Candidates seeking Admission into National Institute of Science Education and Research & University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences (NISER & UM – DAE CBS) for the Academic Session 2018-19 should be from Science Stream (having any Combination of Biology / Chemistry / Mathematics / Physics) in Class XII and must write the NEST 2018.

The Candidates who have passed Class XII Examination or Equivalent from any Board recognized in India in 2017 or 2018 or are appearing in 2018 are Eligible for Admission.

Age Limit:

General and OBC Category Candidates born on or after August 01, 1998/ are Eligible for Admission into the Integrated M.Sc. Program of NISER/CBS.

Relaxation in Upper Age Limits to the SCs / STs / Persons with Disabilities / Physical Disable Candidates.

However, there is no restriction on appearing for the NEST 2018.

Admission offered strictly based on the Merit List of NEST 2018.  The Candidates securing Minimum 60% Marks in Aggregate or Equivalent Grade in Class XII Examination shall be eligible for Admission into NISER and CBS. However, there is no restriction on appearing for the National Entrance Screening Test 2018.

For the Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Physical Disabilities (PD) Categories, the Minimum Requirement of the Marks is 55% in Aggregate. Where only Letter Grades are available, a Certificate from the Board specifying Equivalent Percentage of Marks is required. In the absence of such a Certificate, the decision of the Admissions Committee of the concerned Institution will be Final.

Application Fee:

The application fee for the male candidates of General/OBC category is Rs. 700/-. The Application Fee for Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe / PwDs Categories and all Female Candidates is Rs. 350/-.

Payments can be made by DD or using credit card/debit card/net-banking through Online Payment Gateway.

Address for Correspondence:

Demand Drafts and / or any NEST-2018 related Queries by Postal Mail must be sent at

The Chief Coordinator,

National Entrance Screening Test 2018

National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER)

Post Office – Jatni, District-Khurda, Pin – 752 050, Odisha, India

For any Query, Quicker Response, please Contact at

Telephone: (0674) 249 4102 Office Working Hours (Monday – Friday 10:00 Hours – 13:00 Hours & 14:30 Hours – 17:00 Hours)

Email: nest@nestexam.in 

NEST Exam 2018 Admit Card

The National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) may upload / issue on NEST 2018 Website electronic Admittance Tickets / electronic Admit Cards / Hall Examination Tickets, i.e., 03 (Three) Weeks before commencement of the NEST 2018 for the Candidates likely to appear in the said NEST 2018;

  • may like to declare in June 2018 the All India National Entrance Screening Test 2018;
  • based on the Candidates’ individual Performance in the NEST 2018, would prepare All India Merit List and NEST 2018 Rank;

Selection Criteria:

The Candidates declared Successful ‘Merit-listed’ in order of Merit in the National Entrance Screening Test 2018 would be summoned  for Counseling for Document Verification (DV) for Admission into the 05-Years’ Integrated Master of Science (M.Sc.) Program in Basic Sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics (BCMP) offered at the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai, both National Institute of Science Education and Research and Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences (NISER & CBS). Necessary Certificates supporting Eligibility Criteria have to be furnished at the time of Admission.

Official Website of NEST 2018: www.nestexam.in

Press Log into NISER NEST 2018 Website to download Detailed Notification.

Press Log into NISER NEST 2018 Website for Online Registration.   

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