NEST 2017: Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must qualify all three eligibility criteria listed below:
● Candidates in General and OBC category should be born on or after August 01, 1996. The age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC/ ST/ Physically Disabled (PD) candidates.
● Class XII qualifying examination should be passed in either 2014 or 2015. Candidates appearing in 2016 are also eligible. (Where only Letter Grade is given by the Board, a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent percentage marks will be required. In the absence of such a certificate the decision of the respective Admission Committees will be final.)
● At least 60% marks in aggregate (or equivalent grade) in Class XII (or equivalent) examination from any recognized Board in India. For Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates and for Persons with Disability (PD), the minimum requirement is 55%.
● For OBC candidates, the OBC (NCL) certificate must have been issued on or after June 01, 2015.