NEST Exam 2015-16, Exam Date 2015, Pattern, Notification 2015

NEST 2015, Exam Date 2015, Pattern, Notification 2015

Exam Details: 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 CBS), Mumbai. Both NISER and UM-DAE CBS have been started by Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India in 2007. The test is conducted in 37 centers across India. 

About NEST: The National Entrance Screening Test (popularly known as NEST) is an annual college entrance examination in India, conducted for admission into the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and the Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai. These two institutes use NEST as a sole criterion for admission to their undergraduate programs. Also, the Integrated Science Education & Research Centre (ISERC) of Visva Bharati University has been using the merit list of NEST for admission into its undergraduate program for the last 3 academic sessions. NEST was conducted in 37 centers across India in 2012.

How to get the application Form: Interested Candidates can apply on-line, by willing the application form at NEST- 2015 website ( or by procuring a paper application form for NEST examination by writing to Chief Coordinator, NEST-2015.

On-line applications: Eligible candidates can to have an email address which they regularly use. Candidates should have visit NEST-2015 website and register themselves. Conformation of registration will be sent to you by email. On receiving the conformation email, candidates can begin willing up of the form. Candidates should carefully read the instructions for willing of the form given at the web-site.

It is mandatory that candidates upload their passport-size photograph and signature and details of draft or electronic mail transfer details at appropriate place. Without these the application is incomplete and will not be considered.

Eligible candidate is paying the fees by demand draft, he/she should write his/her name and application number on the back side of the draft and send it with a photocopy of printed application form to Chief Coordinator.

Exam Pattern: The Entrance Examination shall consist of one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen only. The duration of paper would be 3.00 hours (180 minutes).

1.) All candidates can opt for Question Paper either in English or in Hindi.

2.) Eligible Candidates who have passed/appearing their class XII or equivalent qualifying examination from the State Boards of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal and seeking admission in the institutions located in the State concerned under State Quota seats only can opt for Question Paper in their respective Regional Language i.e. Telugu, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Bengali.

3.) Eligible Candidates seeking admission under State Quota seats of more than one State should appear in the examination either in English or Hindi only.

4.) Desired Candidates opting for English would be provided Test Booklet in English only and the candidates opting for other languages would be provided Test Booklet in English with translation in the language as per choice of the candidate.

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