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 CEBS), Mumbai. Both NISER and UM-DAE CEBS were set up by Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India in 2007. Their mandate is to train scientific manpower for carrying out cutting edge scientific research and for providing input to scientific programmes of Department of Atomic Energy and other applied science institutions in the country. NEST 2019 will be conducted in around 91 cities across India.
NISER, Bhubaneswar and UM-DAE CEBS, Mumbai are in compliance with the UGC and Govt. of India guidelines on anti-ragging. Ragging in any form is a punishable offense and hence is totally prohibited on these campuses. Any complaint regarding ragging can be made at the 24x7 toll-free National Anti-Ragging Help Line number 1800-180-5522 and/or at the email-ID firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is conducted jointly by National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and Mumbai University - Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai.
|Exam Name||NEST (National Entrance Screening Test) 2019|
|Exam for Course Level||UG level|
|Test Duration||180 minutes|
|No. of Test Cities||109 cities|
|Courses Offered||Integrated MSc programme in Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics)|
|Registration Dates||January – March 2019 (to be announced)|
|Exam Date||June 2019 (to be announced)|
|Exam Helpdesk No.||06742494102|
|Exam Website & Email||
The exam is conducted in order to provide admission to candidates in five-year integrated MSc programme in basic sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics) offered at both NISER and UM-DAE CEBS. Seats available at both institutes are as mentioned below:
|Category||Seats at NISER||Seats at CEBS|
Admissions in NISER, Bhubaneswar and UM-DAE CEBS, Mumbai are done on the basis of a candidate’s score in NEST exam. Candidates who have passed Class XII from Science stream are eligible to apply for NEST exam.
NEST 2019 exam dates are not out yet. However, the official website informs, "Please visit our site on/after December 26, 2018 for notification regarding NEST 2019." In 2018 the Science entrance exam was conducted on June 2 (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM).
NEST 2019 Important Dates
NEST 2019 exam dates will be announced in the month of January 2019 once the official notification is released. The exam is scheduled for June 2019. The result will be announced in 3rd week of June 2019.
|Release of official notification for NEST 2019||4th week of December 2018|
|Commencement of online form filling||1st week of January 2019|
|Last date to fill the NEST 2019 application form||1st week of March 2019|
|Availability of NEST 2019 Admit Card||4th week of April 2019|
|NEST 2019 exam date||1st week of June 2019|
|NEST 2019 declaration of result||3rd week of June 2019|