NEST Entrance Exam 2015 for admission in Integrated in NISER Bhubaneswar and CBS Mumbai

NEST 2015 Entrance Exam | Integrated M.Sc

Last Date to Apply

March 7, 2015

About NEST Exam 2015

  • NEST 2015, National Entrance Screening Test is a compulsory test for students seeking admission to
    • NISER Bhubaneswar- National Institute of Science Education and Research and 
    •  UM-DAE CBS Mumbai- University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences
  • Both NISER Bhubaneswar and CBS are autonomous institutions established by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India, in 2007.

Latest Update: NEST Result 2015 is now available for the exam conducted on May 30, 2015. check>> NEST Result 2015

NEST Admit Card 2015 are now available download for those who have submitted NEST 2015 Application form Online. Click here to download NEST Admit Card 2015

  • NEST 2015 is for Admission into Integrated M.Sc in Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • The NEST 2015 will be conducted at 52 major towns and cities all over India on
    May 30, 2015 (Saturday), 9:30am – 1:00pm

Total Number of Seats under NEST 2015

  • Total Number of Seats at NISER Bhubaneswar: 100 seats +2
  • Total Number of Seats at CBS: 45 seats+2

Kindly Note: 2 Seats in each institutions is reserved for the candidates belonging to the state of J&K.

Other Institution accepting the score of NEST 2015 Score for admission

Integrated Science Education and Research Center (ISERC), Visva Bharati, is also participating in NEST 2015 and will admit students for its Integrated MSc course from the Merit List of NEST 2015.

Total no. of Seats at ISERC- 21 seats

Scholarship to Students

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

NEST 2015 Exam Important Dates

Details Date
NEST 2015 Application Begins January 5, 2015
 Last date for receiving request for Offline application form+DD Februaury 19, 2015
NEST 2015 Application Ends March 7, 2015
Download/ Despatch of NEST 2015 Admit Card April 15, 2015
NEST 2015 Examination

May 30, 2015

NEST 2015 Result June 19, 2015

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Who can apply – The eligibility criteria

NEST 2015 Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply for NEST 2015 Exam, Candidates must qualify all three eligibility criteria listed below:

  • Academic Qualification: Class 12 qualifying examination should be passed in either 2013 or 2014. Candidates appearing in 2015 are also eligible.
  • The candidates should be from science stream (having any combination of
    Biology/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Physics) at class XII.
  • Age:
    • Candidates in General and OBC category should be born on or after
      July 15, 1995.
    • For SC/ ST/ Physically Disabled (PD) candidates-The age limit is relaxed by 5 years 
  • Minimum Qualifying Marks:
    • 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

NEST 2015 Exam Application Process

The candidates can apply for NEST 2015 Exam by any one of the 2 modes:

Mode 1: Online

Mode 2: Offline

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 at the back of the DD.
  • Online Payment (SB Collect): Payment using any Credit/Debit Card or through Net Banking without visiting any Bank. 

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 2015,
NISER, Institute of Physics Campus,
Sachivalaya Marg, Sainik School (PO),
Bhubaneswar – 751 005, Odisha

The duly filled in application form should reach the above address on or before
March 7, 2015.

NEST 2015 Offline Application

  • Off-line application is to be filled on a prescribed form.
  • The student needs to send a request for the offline NEST 2015 application form.
  • The request for the application form must reach the NEST office on or before
     February 19, 2015.
  • 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.

NEST 2015 Application Form



 NEST 2015 Application 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

NEST 2015 Selection Procedure

  • NEST 2015 Result: A Merit List of the candidates will be prepared and posted on NEST 2015 website on June 19, 2015 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

NEST 2015 Exam Pattern

  • The test will be in English Language only.
  • 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

  • It will be an Objective MCQ Question Type Exam and will consist of 5 sections.

  • 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

    • Candidates are permitted to attempt as many subject-sections as they wish. However, only the best three subject-scores along with the score in the general section will be counted for evaluation and merit list preparation. So a candidate must answer questions from atleast three of these four sections.

    • It will consist of subject specific questions from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

    • There will be negative marking in Section 2-5 for incorrect answers.

 NEST 2015 Question Paper Pattern

Section Marks
Section 1: General Section (Compulsory) 60
Section 2- Biology 60
Section 3- Chemistry 60
Section 4- Mathematics 60
Section 5- Physics 60

Answering questions

The answers to each question are to be marked on an OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) sheet. 

 NEST 2015 Syllabus

  • The syllabus for NEST 2015 primarily follows the NCERT/ CBSE science syllabus of class 11 & 12.
  • No specific syllabus for General Section.

NEST Previous Years Question Papers

Other important details

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.

Address NEST Exam 2015

The Chief Coordinator, NEST 2015,
NISER, Institute of Physics Campus,
Sachivalaya Marg, Sainik School (PO)
Bhubaneswar – 751 005, Odisha

Contact NEST Exam 2015

Phone: 0674-2304036 (Mon-Fri, 09:30-13:00 & 14:00-17:00)

Exam Date

May 30, 2015 (Saturday)
9:30am – 1:00pm

Mode of Exam



Integrated Msc.


Information Brochure


Conducted by

 NISER Bhubaneswar (National Institute of Science Education and Research)


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