NEST 2018 Syllabus consists of 5 sections - General Ability, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Biology. The Exam Format of NEST 2018 is mainly based on NCERT/ CBSE science syllabus of class XI and XII.
Physics Section of NEST is majorly divided among the following 7 topics. While the questions that come range from moderate to difficult, aspirants could find the questions hard as they involve a lot of basic concepts. The Questions from the following chapters hold the maximum weight of the section.
|NEST 2018 Physics Syllabus|
|Sound and mechanical waves|
|Electricity and magnetism|
Chemistry Section of NEST 2018 will include questions from all the three sub-disciplines of Chemistry viz. Physical, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry. The topics hold equal weight in the section.
|Chemistry Sections||NEST 2018 Chemistry Syllabus|
|Physical Chemistry||Measurements in chemistry|
|Gaseous and liquid states|
|Atomic structure and chemical bonding:|
|Alkenes and Alkynes|
|Haloalkanes (Alkyl halides)|
|Aldehydes and Ketones|
|Amino acids and proteins|
|Inorganic Chemistry||Classification of elements and periodicity in properties|
|s- Block elements|
|p- Block elements|
|f- Block elements|
|Metals and metallurgy|
Mathematics is one of the toughest section. Knowledge and application of basic concepts and formulae are necessary while solving the problems from the Mathematics Section. The Questions asked range from the following topics.
|NEST 2018 Mathematics Syllabus|
There are total seven topics from which the questions will be asked in the Biology section of NEST paper. The Topics along with their subtopics are given below in the table.
|Genetics and Evolution|
|Humans and Environment|
|Biology of Animal systems|
|Biology of Plant systems|
The following is the exam format for NEST 2018: