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NEST 2018 Syllabus

NEST 2018 Syllabus 

NEST 2018 Syllabus for students seeking admission to MSc programme in basic sciences -Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics in the academic session 2018-19 has been provided below. The NEST is held yearly for admission to NISER, Bhubaneswar and UM-DAE CBS, Mumbai. It gives admission to eligible candidates who have passed 10+2 level examination or at present studying in 10+2. NEST 2018 Application Form filling will begin from 1 January 2018. NEST 2018 will be a Computer Based Entrance Exam and will be conducted on 2 June 2018.

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NEST 2018 Syllabus

NEST 2018 Syllabus for various subject wise is given below.  It will be an Objective MCQ Question Type Exam and will consist of 5 sections. Questions will be designed to test analytic abilities and comprehension of scientific passages

  • Section 1: General Science
  • Section 2: Biology
  • Section 3: Chemistry
  • Section 4: Mathematics
  • Section 5: Physics

NEST 2018 General Science Syllabus

There is no specific syllabus for the General section.The aim is to test candidate's aptitude for a career in science. Questions have been designed to test the candidate’s familiarity with major historical milestones in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, computer science and the environment.

  • There will be some questions designed to test the grasp of mathematics up to Class 10 and application capabilities of the same to simple problems.
  • Some questions in this section are designed to test the candidate’s general ability to comprehend qualitative and quantitative aspects of a given scientific passage.
  • This is done by giving a passage on some scientific topic and questions based on the concepts elaborated in the passage will be asked.
  • Some questions are set to test whether the candidates can interpret the graphical representation of information.

NEST 2018 Biology Syllabus


Cell Biology


Genetics and Evolution

Humans and Environment


Biology of Animal systems

Biology of Plant systems



NEST 2018 Chemistry Syllabus


Measurements in chemistry

Mole concept

Gaseous and liquid states

Atomic structure and chemical bonding

Thermodynamics: Thermodynamic states.

Chemical equilibrium


Chemical kinetics

Solid state


Surface chemistry

Classification of elements and periodicity in properties


s- Block elements

p- Block elements

d-Block elements

f- Block element

Coordination compounds

Metals and metallurgy

Basic concept Organic Chemistry

Reactive intermediates




Alkenes and Alkynes

Aromatic compounds

Haloalkanes (Alkyl halides)





Aldehydes and Ketones

Carboxylic acids



Amino acids and proteins




NEST 2018 Mathematics Syllabus




Analytical geometry

Differential calculus

Integral calculus



NEST 2018 Physics Syllabus




Sound and mechanical waves

Thermal physics

Electricity and magnetism

Modern physics




NEST 2018 Syllabus

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