National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2019 is a national level entrance exam serving as a gateway for aspirants want admission into 5-year integrated M.Sc. program in Basic Sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics. It is jointly organized by NISER (National Institute of Science Education & Research), Bhubaneswar & UM-DAE-CEBS (University of Mumbai-Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences), Mumbai.
Interested candidates for the exam must await the official notification which will announce in January 2019. Check below major highlights of the exam.
After the results are declared, NEST Counseling will be organized in the online method on the basis of the merit list and generally, seats are filled in the first round of counseling. A waiting list is prepared on the basis of the merit list if the seats go vacant.
|NEST 2019 exam date||June 2019|
|Organizing body||NISER and UM–DAE CEBS|
|Method of NEST 2019||Online|
|Period of the exam||3 hours|
|Courses provided||5-year M.Sc. program|
|Number of seats||NSIR: 202 CEBS: 47|
NEST 2019 exam dates will be released in the month of January 2019 once the official notification is announced. The exam is scheduled to take place in the month of June 2019 which will be followed by the released result in the 3rd week of June.
|Announce of official notification for NEST 2019||January 2019|
|Commencement of online form filling||January 2019|
|Last date to fill the NEST 2019 application form||March 2019|
|Availability of NEST 2019 Hall Ticket||April 2019|
|NEST 2019 exam date||June 2019|
|NEST 2019 declaration of result||June 2019|
It is important for all the students to fulfill the at least eligibility norms in order to appear for NEST 2019 exam. Those who do not satisfy the eligibility criteria will not be allowed to appear for the exam.
NEST 2019 Application Form will be made available from January 2019 in the online method only. So, the details once submitted cannot be edited. It must be noted that NEST does not offer a form correction window. Students must fill the form well in time if they wish to appear successfully for the exam.
Things to keep willing before filling NEST 2019 Application Form:
The 4 step procedure for filling the application form is as follows:
Upload the scanned copy of your signature and photograph as per the dimensions defined.
The application fee has to be paid in accordance with the category details. The application fee can only be paid in the online method via credit/debit card. The details of the application fee are as follows:
|Category||Application fee(in INR)|
|General/ OBC (only males)||1000|
|SC/ST/Female/PWD (only males)||500|
NEST Hall Ticket will be allotted to only those aspirants whose application form has been successfully accepted. Students must check the website in the last week of April 2019 to download their respective hall ticket.
Steps to download NEST 2019 Hall Ticket:
NEST Exam Centers are predefined by the organizing body for the convenience of candidates. Students obligatory to select only three exam centers from the list of centers given on the official website. There are a total of 106 exam centers at which the exam will be organized.
There is no provision for the introduction of additional exam centers if a request is sent to the NEST exam authorities. Students must report to the center prior to the reporting time given on the hall ticket.
There has been no addition or subtraction of exam centers reported by the authorities. In case of any change in the list, students would be updated by the announce of an official notification.
NEST 2019 Exam Format has not been changed since the program started. The details of the different aspects of NEST exam are as follows: The questions are still MCQ type and students obligatory to work on the syllabus thoroughly to crack the exam. There has been a modification in the syllabus at the time, but the medium of exam and exam method are the same.
|Medium of instruction||English|
|Total period of exam||3 hours|
|Marks for every accurate response||1|
|Marks deducted for every wrong response||0|
NEST Exam Format is decided by National Institute for Science Education & Research (NISER) each year.
NEST 2019 exam evaluates the aspirant's skills and knowledge of the basic subjects studied at the +2 level. Thus, the questions will be of moderate to easy difficulty level, some might appear tricky but the questions are basic in nature. The question paper is designed keeping in mind the basic syllabus of NCERT/CBSE of 10+2 level.
Some of the advisable books for preparing NEST 2019 exam are mentioned below.
|A Textbook of Organic Chemistry for JEE Main & Advanced||Arihant Publication||9311126195|
|General Chemistry by Ebbing||Cengage India||8131528987|
|Modern ABC of Textbook Chemistry by Dr. S.P.Jauhar||Methodrn Publishers||9351841227|
|A collection of questions and problems in Physics by L.A Sena||CBS||8123903057|
|Aptitude Test Problems in Physics by S.S Krotov||Arihant||9350941449|
|Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma||Bharati Bhawan Publishers & Distributors||8177092324|
|Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution & Ecology||S Chand||8121924421|
|Botany by AC Dutta||Oxford||0195637488|
|Objective Biology by S.Biswas and A.Biswas||Pradeep’s||9386008068|
|Integral Calculus by Amit M. Aggarwal||Arihant Publications||9311128767|
|Skills in Mathematics Coordinates Geometry for IIT JEE by S.K Goyal||Arihant Publications||9351761401|
|Mathematics for IIT-JEE Trigonometry, Vector Algebra, Probability by G.S.N Murti and U.M Swamy||Wiley||9788126521838|
NEST 2019 Result will be declared in the online method in June 2019. Students will be able to check their result on the official website by providing the details of their registration number and password. NEST Scorecard will be displayed as part of the result declaration procedure and students obligatory to check the NEST result online.
Steps to download NEST Scorecard:
Cut off are the at least marks need by the aspirant to qualify the examination. Cut off will be declared separately for each of the section. Some of the terms mentioned on your NEST 2019 Scorecard along with their meaning have been explained below.