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NEST Application Form 2023: Check Registration, Eligibility and Fee


NEST Application Form 2023: The National Institute of Science Education and Research, i.e. NISER and University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences, i.e., UM – DAE CEBS, will release the NEST application form on February 27, 2023, in online mode.

Candidates who fulfil the NEST eligibility criteria can fill out the application form on the official website of NEST (National Entrance Screening Test). Candidates who crack this examination get admission to a 5-year integrated MSc programme in Biology, Mathematics, Chemical and Physical Sciences offered by participating institutions. Read further to learn more about the step-by-step application submission process.

Latest Update
NEST 2023 exam is scheduled to be conducted on June 24, 2023.

NEST Application Form 2023 Important Dates

Candidates can refer to the below table to keep track of the upcoming NEST application form dates:

Release of the Online Application FormFebruary 27, 2023
Last Date to Fill Out the Application FormMay 17, 2023
Issuance of NEST Admit CardJune 12, 2023
NEST 2023 Exam DateJune 24, 2023
Release of Answer KeyJune 2023
Declaration of ResultsJuly 10, 2023
Release of the Cut-offJuly 2023
NISER CounsellingJuly 2023
UM-DAE CEBS CounsellingJuly 2023

NEST Eligibility Criteria 2023

The candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria to apply for the NEST exam, which is as follows:

  1. The candidates must have passed the Class 12 exam or equivalent exam from the science stream from a recognized board in India. 
  2. The candidates must have secured a minimum of 60 per cent of marks in the exam. The requirement for the SC/ST/PwD candidates is 55 per cent. 
  3. Aspirants must be born on or after August 1, 2002. However, SC/ST/PwD candidates get a relaxation of five years. 

Prerequisites for NEST 2023 Application Form

Candidates must keep certain documents handy while filling out the application form. The documents needed are as follows:

  1. Class 10th mark sheet.
  2. Class 12th mark sheet.
  3. Scanned copy of the candidate’s coloured passport-sized photograph and signature as per specifications.
  4. Debit Card/Credit Card/Net banking details to make payment for the NEST application form fee. 

How Can I Apply Online for NEST 2023?

The application form for NEST 2023 has to be filled out online. Candidates must be careful while filling up the NEST online application form and should not make any errors while uploading the details. The candidates can follow the following steps to fill NEST 2023 application form:

  1. Visit the official website of NEST- nestexam.in.
  2. Click on the link that reads “Apply Online.”
  3. Now, fill in your personal and contact details to complete the registration process.
  4. Click on the “Register” button.
  5. You will receive the registration ID on your registered email or phone number.
  6. Fill in the NEST application form by providing personal, educational, and residential details.
  7. Upload your passport-size photograph and signature.
  8. Complete the online payment.
  9. Save and download the NEST exam form for future reference.

The scanned documents required for uploading and their specifications are as follows:

Coloured Passport Size Photograph.jpeg, or .jpg80 kb
Scanned Signature.jpeg, or .jpg80 kb

NEST Application Form Fee

After successfully completing NEST registration and filling up the application form, candidates have to make payment for the application form online. They pay the NEST fee using Debit Card/Credit card/Net banking. NEST application fee for different categories has been mentioned below:

General and OBCINR 1200
Female INR 600
PwDINR 600

FAQs on NEST Exam 2023 Application Form

Below are the frequently asked questions on NEST application form 2023:

Q: How can I apply for NEST?

Ans: You can fill NEST application form online on the official website nestexam.in. Then follow the steps to fill NEST application form in the article above.

Q: Who can take the NEST 2023 exam?

Ans: All interested candidates must check the NEST 2023 eligibility criteria since only eligible candidates can apply for the exam.

Q: I am still studying in Class 12 and will appear for my final exams this year. Can I apply for the NEST exams this year?

Ans: Yes, you can apply for the NEST exams as the students appearing for class 12 exams are eligible for the exam. 

Q: What documents are required while filling out the NEST application form?

Ans: Applicants must upload their passport-size photograph and scanned signature images when filling out the application forms.

Q: How many exam centres can I opt for while filling out the application form?

Ans: You can opt for a maximum of 5 centres while filling out the application form.

Also, read:

NEST Question PaperNEST Eligibility Criteria
NEST Admit CardNEST Sample Paper

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