National Entrance Screening Test 2017 (NEST)

About NEST 2017

NEST or National Entrance Screening Test for all those who wants to pursue studies in Integrated MSc programme in basic science like Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. This test is a compulsion to get admitted in the 5 year duration syllabus in renowned institutes like the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) in Bhubabeshwar and also caters to the Department of Atomic Energy for Excellence in Basic Science, University of Mumbai.

NEST 2017 Eligibility:

  • A science stream class 12 student who studied subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology
  • Students who have passed out class 12 either in 2015 or 2016 can apply
  • Candidates appearing XII exam in 2017 can also apply for NEST 2017 exam
  • A minimum of 60% of aggregate marks in required in the class XII exams to eligible for NEST 2017
  • For SC, ST and PD candidates an aggregate of 55% marks is required.
  • If grades are allotted in your mark sheet, for eligibility purpose a certificate is required from the Board specifying the equivalent percentage of marks.
  • If you are not able to obtain the certificate from your studied board the decision of the Board will be the final

NEST 2017 Application form

The application for the NEST 2017 have already started from the 2nd of January 2017. Application can be submitted in online mode only. Communication will be done only through e-mail and mobile. So, candidates need to provide proper email id and mobile number. Payment will be also received in online mode only. Candidate has to be fill the application very carefully because once submitted it can not be edited further. After 3 working days of submission you can re login to track the updates of your application and payment.

NEST 2017: Fee structure

Fees can be paid through online mode only. Payment option will be available after submission of form.

Application fees
Male (General & OBC): ₹ 700
Male (SC, ST): ₹ 350
Female (All categories): ₹ 350
Physical disability (All categories): ₹ 350

NEST 2017 Syllabus

NEST 2017 Model Papers

NEST 2017 Important Dates

NEST 2017 Eligibility Criteria

NEST 2017 Exam Pattern

NEST 2017 Exam Centers with Center Code


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