Exams Date : National Entrance Screening Test – NEST Entrance Exam 2016

National Entrance Screening Test – NEST Entrance Exam 2016


NEST Entrance Exam 2016 : : NEST Application Form 2016 | NEST Admit Card 2016 | NEST Exam Centre 2016 | NEST Syllabus 2016 |

NEST 2016 Exam Date

The National Entrance Screening Test or NEST is a compulsory test for admission to the 5 year Integrated MSc Program in basic sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics – at 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 NISER and CBS are autonomous institutions established by Department of Atomic Energy ( DAE ), Government of India, in 2007.

NEST Entrance Exam Date 2016

NEST 2016 Exam Date : 28th May, 2016 – Saturday ( 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM )

The NEST 2016 will be conducted at 56 major towns and cities all over India on 28th May, 2016 ( Saturday ), 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Based on the performance in NEST 2016, a common Merit List of the candidates will be prepared and posted on NEST 2016 website on 17th June, 2016. The successful candidates will be asked to participate in an admission/counselling process and the admission will strictly be according to the Merit List until all the seats are filled.

NEST 2016 Eligibility Criteria for Admission

NEST 2016 Educational Qualification : Candidates seeking admission to NISER and UM – DAE CBS for the academic session 2016 – 17 should be from science stream ( having any combination of Biology / Chemistry / Mathematics / Physics ) at class XII and must write the NEST 2016 examination. Candidates who have passed class XII examination or equivalent from any recognised Board in India in 2014 or 2015 or are appearing in 2016 are eligible for admission. Admission will be offered strictly on the basis of Merit List of NEST 2016.

Candidates securing at least 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade in class XII examination will be eligible for admission to NISER and CBS. However, there is no restriction on appearing for NEST. For candidates belonging to scheduled castes (SC), scheduled tribes (ST) and physical disabilities (PD) categories, the minimum requirement of 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.

Age Limit for NEST 2016

General and OBC category candidates born on or after August 01, 1996 are eligible for admission to the integrated M.Sc. program of NISER / CBS. The age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC / ST / PD candidates. However, there is no restriction on appearing for NEST 2016.

Necessary certificates supporting eligibility criteria have to be furnished at the time of admission. Please also note that the offer of admission is subject to verification of all original certificates at the time of admission / counselling.

NEST 2016 Reservation of Seats

For the integrated MSc program 2016 – 21, the total number of seats at NISER and CBS are 132 and 47, respectively. Indian nationals belonging to certain categories are admitted under the seats reserved for them in accordance with the rules of the Government of India. The categories and the
extent of reservation are as follows :

1. Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer ( OBC–NCL )

27% of seats are reserved for OBC–NCL. The class should have been mentioned in the central list of OBCs ( http://www.ncbc.nic.in/User_Panel/CentralListStateView.aspx ) as of 1st June, 2015 and the certificate should have been obtained from a competent authority on or after 1st June, 2015. Candidates belonging to the creamy layer of OBC are NOT entitled for reservation. Such candidates are treated as belonging to the General ( unreserved ) category. The Socially and Educationally Backward Classes ( SEBC ) as notified by some of the State Governments are as such NOT eligible to avail any reservation unless they satisfy the OBC – NCL criteria.

2. Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST)

15% seats are reserved for SC and 7.5% seats for are reserved for ST categories. The benefit of reservation will be given only to those castes and tribes that are mentioned in the respective lists of corresponding states published by the Government of India ( http://socialjustice.nic.in/sclist.php and ( http://tribal.nic.in/Content/listofScheduled TribesinIndia.aspx ). The number of seats reserved for SC, ST, OBC (Non-Creamy – Layer) and PD is according to the Government of India norm. To claim seats under reserved category, relevant documents must be furnished at the time of admission. For OBC candidates, the OBC ( NCL ) certificate must have been issued on or after 01st June, 2015.

3. Person with Disabilities

3% of seats are reserved in every category, i.e., General, OBC-NCL, SC and ST. Benefit would be given to those who have at least 40% impairment irrespective of the type of disability i.e., locomotor, visual or dyslexic. Leprosy- cured candidates who are otherwise fit to pursue the course are also included in this sub – category. Candidates are advised to ensure that the certificate is in accordance with the latest guidelines of the Government of India ( visit the web site of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Department of Disability Affairs for latest information ).

4. Supernumerary Quota for students from Jammu and Kashmir

Two seats in each institution are reserved for candidates from the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The students who belong to Jammu & Kashmir and who appear for the Class XII or equivalent exam through the State Board of Jammu & Kashmir and from Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE ) affiliated schools located in Jammu & Kashmir are only eligible under the Supernumerary quota. ( For further details please see http://mhrd.gov.in/hi/sites/upload_files/mhrd/files/upload_document/SSSJKGuidelines.pdf  ).

If selected, the candidate must produce the original certificate at the time of admission failing which the offer of admission will be cancelled.

Unfilled seats in the OBC-NCL category can be allotted to General category candidates, whereas seats remaining vacant under the SC and ST categories shall NOT be allotted to candidates belonging to other categories. The reservation for PD candidates is horizontal and hence, unfilled seats will be allotted to candidates belonging to the respective categories i.e., unfilled SC (PD) seats will be allotted to candidates belonging to the SC category and so on.

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  • pls help how to apply for nestexam
    By fayaz ahamed from kadapa andhra pradesh on May 9, 2016 at 8:09 pm
  • Let me know the details of venue at Hyderabad for NEST exam
    By Sriram Lokeshwari from Hyderabad on April 23, 2016 at 1:48 pm
  • Slot booking date
    By Lomesh rajpurohit from pali;Rajasthan on April 14, 2016 at 8:57 pm
  • i must try to crack
    By ramanan from Tamilnadu on March 6, 2016 at 10:59 am
  • how can i correct my nest application form i wrote my 12th year 2017 instead of 2017
    By Rahul prasad gupta from jharkhand on January 27, 2016 at 4:17 pm
  • Sir,I want know sample paper for NEST exam,pl
    By V Sai kruthika chowdhary from Hyderabad,telangana on January 24, 2016 at 3:51 pm
  • sir please send the application form in mail to appear in NISER
    By Sumeet Senapati from jharsuguda ,odisha on January 18, 2016 at 11:47 am
  • Sir I want to appear in NEST exam 2017 so i want request to send information to me
    By vrushabesh from shimogga on January 10, 2016 at 4:32 pm
  • Sir I want to appear in NEST exam 2017 so i want request to send information to me thank you
    By vrushabesh from shimogga on January 10, 2016 at 4:31 pm
  • institution in kerala got seat in insaid kerala i want to know where we get the seat...insaid kerala or some where?????
    By milana sainudheen from kerala,calicut on January 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm
  • Is maths necessary?? I have not taken maths in my plus2...
    By Baishali from kolkata,west Bengal on January 8, 2016 at 11:29 pm
  • In which sectors we can job after m.sc. program in NISER?
    By GOURAV DAMOR from INDORE(M.P) on January 6, 2016 at 7:10 pm
  • Sir,i want to give nest exam.kindly,tell me the application date & duration,and amount to apply & the available course.
    By Sourav Chowdhury from Midnapore,West Midnapore,WEST BENGAL,INDIA. on January 5, 2016 at 1:01 pm
  • Hi iam Akhil and I was in class 11 now and in 2017 I will be in class 12.Does I'm eligible for applying for NEST 2017
    By AKHIL R from thiruvananthapuram on January 1, 2016 at 3:05 pm
  • Sir i want to know a student can apply for nest
    By rajesh from bbsr odisha on June 21, 2015 at 10:11 pm
  • sir,i want to know about the syllabus which bases on the exam will you please send the information soon?
    By Anand from khammam,telangana on May 15, 2015 at 9:17 pm
  • sir, i want to know the eligibility criteria of nest 2017
    By Biswaranjan Nayak from ODISHA on May 10, 2015 at 7:21 pm
    By PAYAL PRIYADARSHINI from odisha on May 5, 2015 at 12:40 am
  • I have not received my admit card yet
    By SUBHENDU from bolangir on May 4, 2015 at 7:46 pm
    By ARVIND from sambalpur on April 26, 2015 at 7:23 pm
  • Sir, I have not received my NEST-2017 admit card,my application number is 15128237,please put on my email id as soon as possible
    By MANAS RANJAN SINGH from PARADEEP on April 25, 2015 at 9:52 am
  • Sir I dev Anand want to know the number of seats in this institution and also result making process.
    By dev anand from barauni refienery township begusarai bihar on April 16, 2015 at 8:04 am
  • kindly let me knw the modle papers necessary for screening test.
    By vidya aich from odisha on March 7, 2015 at 10:27 pm
  • kindly suggest me whether I can change the venue burdwan instead of kolkata, because burdwan is my nearest center.
    By trina mondaL from chittaranjan, west bengal. on March 5, 2015 at 10:52 pm
    By TANIYA MOCHHARY from COOCHBEHAR WEST BENGAL on February 25, 2015 at 5:12 pm
  • wrong mail id supplied at the time of registration
    By ISHITA CHOPRA from bhopal on February 3, 2015 at 6:22 pm
  • Sir,I am student of enggineering,Second year mechanical.I want to work in bhabha atomic research centre.so which exam should i try plss.give me ans.can i apply for nest 2017 exam
    By tanaji mhaskar from nashik on January 28, 2015 at 8:11 pm
  • I want to be a candidate of this exam
    By Chinmoy Mondal from kolkata on January 7, 2015 at 7:26 pm
  • Sir ..i m a +3 1st yr student..can i appear this form.
    By Baby Das. from soro balesore on January 4, 2015 at 12:42 am
  • Date for online applying for NEST-2017 exam.
    By Rajnandan Borthakur from Guwahati, Assam on January 1, 2015 at 3:24 pm
  • now,i'm in 12th std.Iwant to be a doctor but to clear cet entrance exam is hard for me therefore i would like to give this.sir i want some sample papers for practice,it's kindly request to you.Thank you.
    By Priti from navi mumbai on December 18, 2014 at 4:53 pm
  • sir,my all india sc category rank in niser 2017 is 68 and i am eligible for 1st round counselling. can i get a seat?
    By priyadarshini behera from berhampur,odisha on June 22, 2014 at 12:40 pm
  • what is the qualifying marks in NEST entrance examination.my dad is para miltary (ex- service man) for that any reservation is avaliable????
    By chandan from andhra pradesh on May 26, 2014 at 9:50 pm
  • sir i want to know the cutoff marks of nestexam sc category. it is very important for me.. please sir please..
    By PRABIT DAS from NAHARKATIA, ASSAM on April 15, 2014 at 3:46 pm
  • Sir, can I get a model question paper for my daughter who is studying in Class XII science for entrance test to NISER for the 2017 batch
    By Walter Timung from Meghalaya on March 21, 2014 at 7:38 pm
  • sir i have filled the niser form on thursday 13 feb cn i plz know whether it has been conformed or not and if possible send me some sample paper of previos year sir plz reply me as soon as possible
    By sontoshini panigrahi from orrisa on February 15, 2014 at 7:38 pm
  • can i take the exam.since i have not taken biology in 12th?>
    By H.Gayathri from chennai ,tamilnadu on January 20, 2014 at 6:02 pm
  • is biology necessary?? i have taken computer science,chemistry ,maths and physics.can i appear for the exam
    By H.Gayathri from chennai ,tamilnadu on January 20, 2014 at 5:26 pm
  • my subjects in 12th are physics,maths,chemistry,computer science. can i appear for the exam since i have not taken biology?
    By H.Gayathri from chennai ,tamilnadu on January 20, 2014 at 5:20 pm
  • please sir send the model papers of all subject...i have mistakenly written my address Tamilnadu...it's odisha..
    By sushree sangita dash from bhubaneswar,odisha on May 22, 2013 at 5:08 pm
  • sir , whether clearing this exam is easy or tuff. will we get our seats easily
    By M.Deepesh from chennai, tamilnadu on May 12, 2013 at 10:54 am
  • Sir,I have not received my NEST-2017 admit CARD,my app.no.is 23407,please put on my Email Id as soon as posible
    By Yogender Ruhil from Rohtak,HR on May 16, 2012 at 2:14 am
  • sir, please send the model questionpapers of the subjects 'Physics,Chemistry,Botany and Zoology' at your earliest and oblize.
    By Swathi Polimetla from Vijayawada, AP on May 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm
  • sir, during filling up the form for nest 2017, by mistake i have entered my 10th percentage as 91.7 but actually it should be 92.7. will it cause any problem for me? please kindly inform me.
    By SUSMITA MOHANTA from keonjhar,odisha on March 15, 2012 at 7:10 pm
  • sir,i have already registered for nest 2017 but my registration is not confirmed. please manually activate my login.
  • I have registered for nest 2017 but my registration is not confirmed. Please activate manually my login.
    By SUSMITA MOHANTA from keonjhar,odisha on March 14, 2012 at 11:56 am
  • respected sir,i want to apply for nest exms.Is it possible to apply with late fees ....please reply...
    By hemangi thorat from vasai. on March 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm
  • ninu nest exm vrayalani vundhi kani date aypoinadhi, kavuna miru elagayana naku aplication evali , plz i want application
    By malli suneel from nellore,andrapradesh on March 10, 2012 at 8:50 am
  • I have registered on 5th feb,2017 (online) registration no.(06492) I sent DD-563997 on date 22nd,feb,2017 by speed post but my form status shows that form not acceptable,DD not recieved yet. PLEASE CHECK IT AND REPLY.
    By abhimanyu from hisar,haryana on March 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm
    By ANANYA GHOSH from A-10/368,CITY: KALYANI,DIST:NADIA,STATE:WEST BENGAL on February 29, 2012 at 9:48 pm
  • dear sir/madam i want a online registeration form for NISER entrance exam
    By deekshith reddy.c from Nizamabad,ANDHRA PRADESH on February 26, 2012 at 10:24 am
  • I want to download application form for NEST 2017.
    By PRADIP MAZUMDER from DURGAPUR , WEST BENGAL on February 24, 2012 at 6:44 pm
  • NEST 2017 Application Form
    By PRADIP MAZUMDER from DURGAPUR , WEST BENGAL on February 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm
  • online registration not accepted.
    By anchit sanghoi from Bhubaneswar,Odisha on February 21, 2012 at 3:05 pm
  • Please register me for Entrance Test 2017
    By YASH from RAEBARELI on February 12, 2012 at 2:04 pm
  • I want a online registration form for NISER entrance exam.
    By Babrubahan Sahoo from Bhubaneswar,Odisha on February 9, 2012 at 5:33 pm
  • Respected Sir/Madam I would like to attend the National Entrance Screening Test- NEST Exam.
    By MERLIN D SILVA from Ernakulam,Kerala on February 6, 2012 at 5:07 pm
  • Online Application 2017 nest
    By HARSHA P from Kerala on February 5, 2012 at 7:47 pm
  • Application form nest 2017
    By HARSHA P from Kerala on February 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm
  • HI, Students securing at least 60% marks in aggregate (or equivalent grade) in Class – XII (or equivalent) examination from any recognized Board in India are eligible to apply. To know more details, Please refer the following web page (http://www.winentrance.com/exams_date/national-entrance-screening-test-nest.html).
    By Sr. Content Editor on February 3, 2012 at 1:00 pm
  • Hi, Application Form for NEST 2017 examination is available on NEST website (http://nestexam.in). Candidates may fill the NEST 2017 application form on – line or download it from the NEST website http://nestexam.in. To know more details, Please refer the following web page (http://www.winentrance.com/exams_date/NEST-Application-Form.html).
    By Sr. Content Editor on February 3, 2012 at 11:06 am
  • sir i wanted to know whether students from biology stream can apply or not .i.e. is maths compulsory?
    By nidhi from lucknow on February 1, 2012 at 8:34 am
  • how to apply online application form ?
    By vineet kumar from Etawah, U.P. on January 29, 2012 at 11:49 pm
  • Hi, To know about the Nest application form, Please refer the following web page (http://www.winentrance.com/exams_date/NEST-Application-Form.html).
    By Sr. Content Editor on January 24, 2012 at 12:42 pm
  • sir, i want to know about sample paper of nest....subject-chemistry,physics,maths..
    By priya pandey on January 20, 2012 at 9:29 am
  • NEST 2017 Application Form
    By Neeladri Sekhar Rudra from Durgapur on January 15, 2012 at 9:47 pm