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NISER UM-DAE CEBS NEST 2024 National Entrance Screening Test :

Organization : National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar & UM-DAE CEBS Mumbai
Entrance Exam : National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2024
Date of Examination : 30th June 2024
Last Date : 31st May 2024
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NISER National Entrance Screening Test

The National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is a compulsory computer-based test for admission to the five year Integrated MSc programme in 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 for NEST

Candidates must qualify all three eligibility criteria listed below:
** The candidates who have cleared the 12th Standard examination or equivalent in 2022, 2023 or those who will be appearing for the 12th Standard examination or equivalent in 2024, irrespective of category and age, will be considered to be eligible for admission to the Integrated M.Sc. programme of NISER/CEBS in 2024.

** At least 60% marks in aggregate (or equivalent grade) in Class XII examination from any recognized Board in India. For Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates and for Divyangjan candidates, the minimum requirement is 55%.

** Candidate should secure a position in the NEST 2024 merit list.

Application Fee of National Entrance Screening Test

** Female applicant : ₹700.00
** Applicant of SC/ST/Divyangjan category : ₹700.00
** Male/Others applicant of the General/OBC category: ₹1400.00

** Payment can be made using credit card/debit card/UPI/net–banking through an online payment gateway.
** Please use Mastercard/Visa/RuPay cards only.

How to Apply for NEST?

** To apply for NEST 2024, candidates must fill out the online application form through on or after March 20, 2024. Candidates are strongly advised to read through the detailed online application procedure available on the website (click on ‘How to Apply online’). The online application process closes on May 31, 2024 (midnight).

** Applications can be submitted only through the NEST 2024 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.

** Candidates need not send any document to the NEST office in the entire application process.

Important things to remember for online application :
** Correct email address should be provided. The NEST office communicates with candidates through this e-mail id only.
** The phone number that is provided during the application should be accessible by the candidate. The NEST office uses this phone number to reach a candidate or to send SMS messages whenever necessary.
** A properly scanned and cropped recent passport-sized photograph should be uploaded. A properly scanned and cropped signature should be uploaded.
** The photograph and signature files must be not more than 80 KB each and must be in .JPG or .JPEG format only.
** Applications incomplete in any respect will not be accepted.
** Any dispute arising out of or related to the NEST 2024 examination shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Bombay High Court.

Address for correspondence:
Any NEST 2024-related queries be addressed to:
by postal mail:
Chief Coordinator NEST 2024,
UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences,
“Nalanda”, Opposite Nano Sciences Building,
University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari,
Mumbai 400098, India.
by e-mail to: nest[AT]

Important Dates of National Entrance Screening Test

** Start of Online application for NEST 2024: March 20, 2024
** Closing of Online application: May 31, 2024 (midnight)
** Download of Admit Card begins: June 15, 2024
** NEST 2024 examination: June 30, 2024 (Hours of examination: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM)
** Announcement of results on NEST website: July 10, 2024

Important things to remember:
** Candidates are advised to reach the examination venue at least 90 minutes before the start of the examination.
** Candidates will NOT be allowed to enter the examination hall any later than half an hour (30 minutes) after the start of the examination, i.e., 9:30 AM in the first session & 3:00 PM in the second session.
** Candidates will be allowed to leave the examination hall no sooner than two hours after the start of the examination, i.e. 11.00 AM for the first session & 4.30 PM for the second session (except when required by medical emergencies).
** Candidates MUST bring their Admit Card and a valid photo Identity Card to the examination hall. Without these documents the candidate may not be allowed to enter the examination centre.
** Use of log tables and calculators in the examination hall is not allowed. Candidates must bring their own blue/black pen. Blank pages for rough work will be provided in the examination hall.
** ANY kind of electronic gadgets, including mobile phones, digital/smart watches, storage devices, etc., are not allowed inside the examination hall.

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