NEST NSIER Bhubanewsar

National Entrance Screening Test (NEST 2014) | Integrated M.Sc

Last Date to Apply

March 8, 2014

About

  • National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is a compulsory test for students seeking admission to
    • National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and
    • University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS).
  • Both NISER and CBS are autonomous institutions established by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India, in 2007.
  • The test is for Admission into Integrated M.Sc in Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Total Number of Seats at NSIER: 100 seats
  • Total Number of Seats at CBS: 35 seats

Other Institution accepting the score of NEST for admission

Integrated Science Education and Research Center (ISERC), Visva Bharati, is also participating in NEST 2014 and will admit students for its Integrated MSc course from the Merit List of NEST 2014.

Total no. of Seats at ISERC- 21 seats

Important Dates for NEST 2014

Who can apply – The eligibility criteria

In order to apply for NEST, Candidates must qualify all three eligibility criteria listed below:

  • Academic Qualification: Class 12 qualifying examination should be passed in either 2012 or 2013. Candidates appearing in 2014 are also eligible.
  • Age:
    • Candidates in General and OBC category should be born on or after July 22, 1994.
    • For SC/ ST/ Physically Disabled (PD) candidates-The age limit is relaxed by 5 years 
  • Minimum Qualifying Marks:
    • Candidates in General and OBC category : At least 60% marks in aggregate (or equivalent grade) in Class 12 (or equivalent) examination from any recognized Board in India.
    • For SC/ ST/ Physically Disabled (PD) candidates, the minimum requirement is 55%.

Application process and mode of submission

Online Application >> Step By Step Online Procedure

Candidates can apply online at >> Apply Online for NEST 2014 

Payment of Fees in the Online Application

  • Demand Draft (DD): Prepare the DD in favour of NISER NEST, payable at Bhubaneswar. (Candidate must write her/his name and application number on the back of the DD.)
  • NEFT Transfer:
    • If this option is selected, a bank (NEFT) challan with all the necessary bank details is made available for download.
    • Take printout of the challan and make payment through any Bank of your choice.
  • Online Payment (SB Collect): Payment using any Credit/Debit Card or through Net Banking without visiting any Bank. Instructions for Online SBI Connect

Send the printed copy of the application summary page along with

  • the Demand Draft (DD) or
  • the Part-C of the NEFT challan (NEST office copy) or
  • the SB Collect receipt

Send it by speed post to the NEST office at the address of correspondence given below:

The Chief Coordinator, NEST 2014,
NISER, Institute of Physics Campus,
Sachivalaya Marg, Sainik School (PO),
Bhubaneswar – 751 005, Odisha

The duly filled in form should reach the above address on or before April 8, 2014.

Offline Application:

  • Off-line application is to be filled on a prescribed form.
  • The student needs to send a request for the application form.
  • The request for the application form must reach the NEST office on or before February 20, 2014.
  • The application form along with the Information brochure will be mailed to the candidate on receiving the request along with the payment.

Payment can be made through

  • Demand Draft (DD): Prepare the DD in favour of NISER NEST, payable at Bhubaneswar. (Candidate must write her/his name and application number on the back of the DD.)
  • NEFT Transfer:
    • If this option is selected, a bank (NEFT) challan with all the necessary bank details is made available for download.
    • Take printout of the challan and make payment through any Bank of your choice.

For more Information Read this

Admit Cards: They will be available to downalod on the website from March 8, 2014 onwards.

Fees

 

Category Male  Female
General Rs. 700 Rs. 350
OBC Rs. 700 Rs. 350
SC and ST Rs. 350 Rs. 350
Person with Physical Disability Rs. 350 Rs. 350


Postal charges (additional for offline application form only):  Rs. 50

Selection process

  • A Merit List of the candidates will be prepared and posted on NEST 2014 website on June 20, 2014 on the basis of performance in NEST.
  • The successful candidates will be called for counselling and admission will be strictly according to the Merit List until all the seats are filled.

Exam pattern

  • The test will be in English Language.
  • Questions will be designed to test analytic abilities and comprehension of scientific 

    passages.

  • Some of the questions in this section may require knowledge of class 10
    mathematics.

  • It will be an Objective Question Type Exam

    • Five Sections of MCQ type questions
    • Section 1- General Science:  It is compulsory and will have questions on General Science. No Negative marking in this section.
    • Sections 2 to 5 - Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics-
      • It will consist of subject specific questions from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
      • Candidates are required to answer questions from any three of these four sections.
      • In the subjects section, there will be negative marking for incorrect answers.

     

Other important details

 Syllabus for NEST 2014

Scholarship to Students:

All the candidates admitted to 5-year Integrated MSc programme at NISER and CBS are
eligible for INSPIRE, Govt. of India, scholarship of  Rs. 5,000 per month and Rs. 20,000 per year for carrying out summer projects.

BARC Training School
Top performers at NISER and CBS, securing overall grades above certain threshold
at the end of final semester will be eligible to appear directly for the interview for admission to BARC Training School

NEST Previous Years Question Papers

Important Dates for NEST 2014

Address

The Chief Coordinator, NEST 2014,
NISER, Institute of Physics Campus,
Sachivalaya Marg, Sainik School (PO)
Bhubaneswar – 751 005, Odisha

Contact

Phone: 0674-2304036 (Mon-Fri, 09:30-17:00)
Email: nest@nestexam.in

Exam Date

May 31, 2014 (Saturday)
10:00am to 1:00pm

Mode of Exam

Offline

Course

Integrated Msc.

Coducted by

National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar

and

 The Center Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai