March 4, 2016
NEST 2016 (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
NEST 2016 Exam Dates: NEST Exam was conducted by NISER Bhubaneswar on May 28, 2016 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.
The NEST 2016 will be conducted at 59 major towns and cities all over India
NEST 2016 Application Form filling starts from January 4, 2016, and end on March 4, 2016. There is an only online application process for NEST 2016 and there is no offline application form.
Total Number of Seats under NEST 2016
2 Seats in each institution is reserved for the candidates belonging to the state of J&K.
NEST 2016 Exam Important Dates
|NEST 2016 Application Begins||January 4, 2016|
|NEST 2016 Application Ends||March 4, 2016|
|Download/ Dispatch of NEST 2016 Admit Card||April 15, 2016|
|NEST 2016 Exam Date||
May 28, 2016
|NEST 2016 Result||June 17, 2016|
NEST 2016 Eligibility Criteria
In order to apply for NEST 2016, candidates must qualify all three eligibility criteria listed below:
NEST 2016 Application Process
The candidates can apply for NEST 2016 Exam only through online mode. There is no offline application form for NEST 2016.
Payment of Fees in the Online Application
There is no need to send any document if the payment has been made online. In case the payment is made via DD, the candidate needs to send the following documents by speed post to the NEST office at the address of correspondence given below:
The Chief Coordinator, NEST 2016,
National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER)
At/PO-Jatni, District- Khurda, PIN- 752050, Odisha, India
The duly filled in NEST application form should reach the above address on or before
March 4, 2016.
NEST Test Centres
NEST Admit Card
NEST 2016 Application Fees
|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|
NEST 2016 Result & Counselling
NEST 2016 Exam Pattern
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 at least 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 2016 Question Paper Pattern
|Section 1: General Section (Compulsory)||60|
|Section 2- Biology||60|
|Section 3- Chemistry||60|
|Section 4- Mathematics||60|
|Section 5- Physics||60|
The answers to each question are to be marked on an OMR sheet.
NEST Study Resources
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.
The Chief Coordinator, NEST 2016,
NISER, Institute of Physics Campus,
At/PO-Jatni, District- Khurda, Bhubaneswar – - 752050, Odisha
NEST 2016 Helpline Number
Phone: (0674) 2494102 (Mon-Fri, 10:00-13:00 & 14:30-17:00)
May 28, 2016 (Saturday)
9:30am – 1:00pm
Pen and Paper based
NISER Bhubaneswar (National Institute of Science Education and Research)
The Center Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai