National Entrance Screening Test ( NEST 2020 ) for Admission

NEST 2020

(National Entrance Screening Test)

Entrance Test for admission to 5-year Integrated MSc Program, 2020 – 25.

Campus: Exam takes place on two campuses here. One is NISER (National Institute of Science Education and Research), Bhubaneswar and the other is UM-DAE-CEBS (University of Mumbai-Department of Atomic Energy-Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences), Mumbai.

Eligibility criteria for admission to the Programme: 

Educational Qualification: XIIth passes or appearing with science. Also, candidates must secure at least 60% marks in class XII examination to be eligible for admission to NISER and CEBS. For candidates belonging to scheduled castes (SC), scheduled tribes (ST) and Divyangian categories, the minimum recruitment of marks is relaxed to 55% in aggregate.

Age limit: General and OBC categories candidates born on or 01 August, 2020 are eligible for admission to the integrated MSc programme of NISER and CEBS. The age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC/ST candidates.

NEST 2020 Examination: NEST 2020 examination will be conducted in various centers in India on June 06, 2020 (Saturday), 09:00 AM – 12:30 PM (First session) and 02:00 PM – 05:30 PM (Second session). the test will be conducted all over India.

Application Fees: The application fee for the male candidates of General and OBC catagories is Rs. 1,200/-and for Female/SC/ST/Divyangian catagories candidates is Rs. 600/-.

How to Apply:

Official Website:

Apply Online: Apply Now

Important Dates:

Start Online application for NEST 2020: 07 January, 2020

Closing of Online application: 03 April, 2020

Admit Card will be  : 24 April, 2020

Examination for NEST 2020: 06 June, 2020 (Hours of examination: 09:00 AM – 12:30 PM & 02:00 PM – 05:30 PM)

Announcement of results on NEST website: 16 June, 2020


Test Syllabus:

  • General Section

Any 3 Subjects

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics


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