11 Jan 2019

NEST 2019 Schedule & Syllabus

NEST 2019 Schedule & Syllabus Entrance test for admission to 5-year Integrated MSc Program, 2019-24 at 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

Educational qualification: 

Candidates seeking admission to NISER and UM–DAE CEBS for the integrated MSc programme 2019–24 should be from regular science stream only (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) in classes XI and XII. It is mandatory for all aspiring candidates to write the NEST 2019 examination. Admission will be offered strictly on the basis of Merit List of NEST 2019. Additionally, candidates must have passed class XII examination or equivalent from any recognised Board in India in the years 2017 or 2018 or be appearing for the same in 2019. Candidates who are appearing for the board examination in 2019 must pass it by the time of admission into the program. Also, candidates must secure at least 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade in class XII examination to be eligible for admission to NISER and CEBS. For candidates belonging to scheduled castes (SC), scheduled tribes (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) categories, the minimum requirement of marks is relaxed to 55% in aggregate. Where only letter grades are available, a certificate from the concerned Board specifying equivalent percentage of marks is required to be submitted. In absence of such a certificate, the decision of the admissions committee of the concerned institution will be final. 

Age limit: 

General and OBC category candidates born on or after August 01, 1999 are eligible for admission to the integrated MSc programme of NISER/CEBS. The age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC / ST / PwD candidates.

Eligibility criteria summary: 

a candidate becomes eligible for the programme when he/she satisfies following all four criteria: 
(a) Secures a position in the NEST merit list. Please refer to page–9 of this document for rules of merit list preparation. 
(b) Pass the XII standard board examination or equivalent in the science stream in the years 2017 or 2018 or 2019 from any recognised Higher Secondary Education Board in India. 
(c) Secures at least 60% in aggregate in the XII standard board examination. For SC/ST/PwD students the requirement is 55%.
(d) Born on or after August 01, 1999. For SC/ST/PwD students the limit is relaxed by five years.

necessary certificates supporting eligibility criteria have to be furnished only at the time of admission. Offer of admission is subject to verification of all original certificates at the time of admission/counselling. 

Certificates in proof of eligibility criteria need not be produced for appearing in NEST 2019 examination. There is no restriction on appearing for NEST–2019 examination. 

How to apply: 

To apply for NEST 2019, candidates must fill–up the online application form through www.nestexam.in on or after January 07, 2019. 

Online application process closes on March 11, 2019. Application can be submitted only through NEST 2019 website. There is no other mode of application submission. Login credentials for logging into application submission and fee payment portals will be provided upon online registration. 
To apply online- Click here

Application Fee: 

The application fee for the male candidates of General and OBC categories is ₹1,200/–. 
The application fee for candidates in the SC/ST/PwD categories and for all female candidates is ₹600/–. 
Payments can be made using credit card/debit card/net–banking through online payment gateway. 
Candidates need not send any document to NEST office in the entire application process.

Admit card: 

The admit card for NEST 2019 will be available for downloading from April 24, 2019. Admit cards will NOT be dispatched to any applicant. Applicants must download their admit cards from NEST website (after login). The download link will be available only till the day of examination.

Key Dates: 

• Start of Online application for NEST 2019: January 07, 2019 (First Monday of January) 
• Closing of Online application: March 11, 2019 (Second Monday of March) 
• Download of Admit Card begins: April 24, 2019 
• NEST 2019 examination: June 01, 2019 (First Saturday of June) (Hour of examination: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM) 
• Announcement of results on NEST website: June 17, 2019 (Third Monday of June)


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