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NISER NEST 2018 National Entrance Screening Test : UM–DAE CEBS

Organisation : NISER and UM–DAE CEBS
Entrance Exam : National Entrance Screening Test NEST 2018
Date of Examination : June 02, 2018 (Saturday)
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Entrance test for admission to 5-year Integrated MSc Program, 2018-23 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.

Related / Similar Exam : NISER NEST 2021 National Entrance Screening Test 

The National Entrance Screening Test or NEST is a compulsory test for admission to the five year Integrated MSc programme in basic sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, 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.

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

Candidates seeking admission to NISER and UM–DAE CEBS for the integrated MSc programme 2018–23 should be from regular science stream only and preferably should have any combination of at least three subjects among Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics in classes XI and XII.

It is mandatory for all aspiring candidates to write the NEST 2018 examination. Admission will be offered strictly on the basis of Merit List of NEST 2018. Additionally, candidates must have passed class XII examination or equivalent from any recognised Board in India in the years 2016 or 2017 or be appearing for the same in 2018.

Candidates who are appearing for the board examination in 2018 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, 1998 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.

How to Apply

To apply for NEST 2018, candidates must fill–up the online application form through on or after January 01, 2018. Candidates are strongly advised to read through the detailed online application procedure available on the website (click on ‘How to Apply’). Online application process closes on March 05, 2018.

Application can be submitted only through NEST 2018 website. There is no other mode of application submission. Login credentials for logging into application (fill – pay – submit)will be provided upon online registration.

Application Fee

The application fee for the male candidates of General and OBC categories is Rs.1,000/–. The application fee for candidates in the SC/ST/PwD categories and for all female candidates is ?500/–. 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 (as part of ‘Go-GREEN’ initiative).

Address for correspondence

Any NEST–2018 related queries be addressed to
by postal mail:
The Chief Coordinator, NEST 2018
UM-DAE CEBS, Anna Bhau Sathe Bhavan,
University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari Campus,
Kalina, Mumbai – 400098, Maharashtra, India
by e-mail to: nest AT (for a quicker response e-mail is recommended)
The official website of NEST 2018 is

NOTE: separate e-mail addresses will be provided on the online application portal for help with online application process and fee payment. Applicants are advised to use those e-mail addresses for help with filling in online application and issues with admit card download online.

Important Dates

** Start of Online application for NEST 2018: January 01, 2018 (First Monday of January)
** Closing of Online application: March 05, 2018 (First Monday of March)
** Download of Admit Card begins: April 25, 2018
** NEST 2018 examination: June 02, 2018 (First Saturday of June) (Hour of examination: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
** Announcement of results on NEST website: June 18, 2018 (Third Monday of June)

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