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About NEST Scholarship

NEST Scholarship 2020: The registration has been started and the link to apply Online is available on this page below. The candidates can apply Online only for NEST Scholarship 2020 by 30 September without late fee. National wide Education and Scholarship Test is commonly known as NEST is specially designed for students' choice, skills, and interest and is essential at this stage of their education. NEST provides a scholarship for bonafide students of science, engineering, and medical courses on the basis of the merit only. This is the 24th Edition of NEST Senior Scholarship.  NEST Scholarship is provided under two section, NEST Junior and NEST Senior. This page gives information on NEST Senior Scholarship 2020.  Get complete details about the application form, sample papers, eligibility criteria of NEST Scholarship 2020. Scroll down to get more details on NEST Senior Scholarship 2020.

  • There are two groups in NEST Senior Scholarship which are NEST-1 and NEST-2. 
  • The candidates can either apply for NEST-1 or NEST-2.
  • Further, NEST-1 has two groups, viz. Biology and Mathematics and NEST-2 has four groups of disciplines(A/B/C/D).
  • NEST Scholarship Exam Date: January 2021

Latest Update: Application Process for NEST Senior to begin from 15 July 2020

NEST Scholarship 2020 Dates

 The candidates can check NEST Scholarship 2020 dates below:

Events Dates
Last date to apply without late fee September 2020
Last date of submission of application form with late fee of Rs 100 November 2020
Last date of submission of application form with late fee of Rs 200  December 2020
NEST Admit card January 2021
NEST Exam date January 2021
NEST Result declaration April 2021
Downloading the scorecard certificate June 1st week 2021

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NEST Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Any
Region  All India
Class/ Age 12th Science students, Engineering students, MBBS/BAMS/BHMS/BUMS/BDS, BCA and B.Sc all, Diploma Engineering(only final year students)
  • Only bonafide students registered in colleges are eligible for this scholarship
  • Academic Qualification:
    • NEST 1: The first and Second-year students of Engineering, MBBS/BAMS/BHMS/BUMS/BDS, BCA and B.Sc all,12th Science, Diploma Engineering(only final year students)
    • NEST 2: The third and fourth-year students of Engineering, MBBS/BAMS/BHMS/BUMS/BDS, BCA and B.sc (only computer and IT)

Not Eligible to Participate

  • Anyone who tops the list in a category cannot apply again in the same category
  • Anyone who has won the top prize in the previous year CANNOT appear again in the same category.

NEST Scholarship Reward

The prize money for the Rank 1 Holders has been revised last year. The prize details to be distributed to the NEST 1 and NEST 2 rank holders are given below:

  • NEST 1: 10 or more scholarships of Rs. 30,000 each with Rs.75,000 to the first rank holder in the category.
  • NEST 2: 10 or more scholarships of Rs. 40,000 each with Rs. 1,00,000 to the first rank holder in the category.

Grading of Marks for NEST Scholarship

The following table shows the grading of marks

Grade Percentage Secured Marks Secured
Grade A+ From 90% to 100% From 180 to 200 marks
Grade A 80% and below 90% From 160 to 179 marks
Grade B+ 70% and below 80% From 140 to 159 marks
Grade B 60% and below 70% From 120 to 139 marks
Grade C+ 50% and below 60% From 100 to 119 marks
Grade C 40% and below 50% From 80 to 99 marks


NEST Scholarship Application form and Process

The Application Process for NEST- Online Registration has been started for NEST 1 and NEST 2. The candidates seeking for NEST Scholarship can apply online by following the link below. It is advised to check eligibility criteria before apply online for 24th NEST Scholarship. Please also read and follow instructions while filling the online application form for NEST Senior Scholarship.

Click here to apply Online for NEST

  • The last date to apply Online for NEST Scholarship will be September without late fee.

Application Fee for NEST Scholarship 2019 

The candidates can pay Online as well as offline for 21st NEST Scholarship 2019. Net Banking, Credit Card and Debit Card facilities are available under Online payment. Whereas for offline mode of payment, the candidates have to make a DD of the required amount (Participation Fees + Late Fees- if any). The DD has to be made in favour of SEMCI India payable at Mumbai. Participation Fees: Without late fee

  • NEST 1: Rs. 650
  • NEST 2: Rs. 750

Submission of NEST Application Form

Candidates must send their Demand Draft through registered post or courier to the following address.

The Director, NEST,
C/O SEMCI India,
 B-1, Piccadilly Flats, 
57-J, Clare Road, Byculla,
Mumbai-400 008 (MS)

  • To get the Unsolved Question Papers of NEST of last 6 years in hard copy the student has to add Rs. 300 extra in the DD Amount.
    • Soft copy of the unsolved question paper book is absolutely free for all registered candidates.

NEST Exam Centre 2019

NEST Exam will be conducted in 63 major cities in India. They are given in the table below:












Delhi & NCR






















Mumbai & Suburbs



















Chennai Dhanbad Gorakhpur Indore
Mangalore Nashik Raipur Rourkela
Vadodara Jamshedpur Kozhikode -

NEST Scholarship Selection Process

  • The students would be selected on the basis of online test
  • The test will be held in January 2021

NEST Exam Pattern

Section Subject No. of Questions Marks

NEST 1- Physics & Chemistry (Class 11 & 12 level) or
NEST 2- Technical Aptitude Test- Choose any one group A, B, C, D

50 50
2 Mathematics or Biology (Class 11 & 12 levels)  50 50
3 Verbal Aptitude (English Language) 50 50
4 Logical Thinking (Reasoning) 25 25
5 General Knowledge 25 25
    200 200

Note: The exam pattern is based on last year information, it will be updated if there are any changes made by the official.

NEST 2-Candidates will choose any one group from the following:
A= Comp/IT/Elex/Telecom/Elect/Instr
B= Mech/Prod/Auto

NEST Scholarship Contact Details

The Director, NEST,
B-1, Piccadilly Flats,
57-J, Clare Road, Byculla, 
Mumbai-400 008 (MS)

Phone - (91) 8976 08 4445 / 9967 69 5545
Landline - 022-6529 2506 / 6529 2507
email: info@nest.net.in

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