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NEST Question Papers PDF: Get Previous Year Papers


NEST Question Papers with Solutions 2024: The National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneshwar and the University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS) will conduct NEST 2024 exams in June 2024. As the exam approaches nearer, an important thing to do for NEST preparation is to solve the previous year’s papers.

In this article, we are providing the NEST question papers with solutions. Solving the NEST previous year question papers with PDF solutions will help the candidates to know the difficulty level of the exam, types of questions asked, the weightage of the topics, exam pattern, and the marking scheme. Dive into the article to access the NEST question paper PDFs.

NEST 2024 Question Papers PDF

While the NEST 2024 question paper is added, candidates can refer to the previous years NEST question papers to get an idea of the exam’s nature. The NEST previous year papers 2007 to 2022 can be downloaded from the table below:

YearNEST Previous Year Question Papers with PDF Solutions
2022Session 1 and Session 2
2021Session 1 and Session 2
2020Session 1 and Session 2
2019Session 1 and Session 2
2018Download Here
2017Download Here
2016Download Here
2015Download Here
2014Download Here
2013Download Here
2012Download Here
2011Download Here
2010Download Here
2009Download Here
2008Download Here
2007Download Here

How to Check NEST Answer Key 2024

The step-wise procedure to check the answer key from the official website is given below.

  • 1st Step – Visit the official website www.nestexam.in
  • 2nd Step – Candidates should click on the link they received on their registered email id and log in using their credentials.
  • 2nd Step – The answer key displays on the screen. Candidates are required to check the answers provided here after they have confirmed the Question paper set, section, and question number and correct and revised answers.

Benefits of Solving NEST Previous Years Question Papers 2024

The advantages of solving NEST previous year question papers with PDF solutions are as under:

  • Solving the NEST previous year’s question papers with PDF solutions will help you understand the exam trend and the questions’ nature.
  • Solving NEST question papers will help you identify the important topics carrying a higher weightage of marks.
  • It will help you develop new strategies to attempt the paper based on the time needed to solve the questions and the difficulty level of the exam.
  • You will be able to identify and rectify your mistakes before appearing for the exam.
  • You can practice the question papers and improve your speed and accuracy.
  • NEST model question papers introduce candidates to the type of questions asked and help them improve their speed and accuracy.

NEST Exam Pattern 2024

The exam conducting authority has not yet announced the NEST question paper pattern for exams to be conducted in 2024. It will soon release the information brochure that will contain this information. The exam pattern for the NEST was changed the previous year, and it is likely that this year too, the exam will be conducted following the same pattern. Let’s go through the latest NEST paper pattern with the subject-wise number of questions and marking scheme:

Time3.5 Hours
Types of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Sectional Marks50 Marks for Each Section
Total Marks200
Marking Scheme1/4 Marks for Each Wrong Answer

Candidates are required to take note of the following pointers:

  • Section II will have questions that might have more than one correct answer. Candidates must mark all the answers that apply true to the question.
  • There will be a deduction of 1 mark for each incorrect answer. No negative marking is applicable for questions that have not been attempted.

The NEST score will be calculated based on the three subjects in which the candidates have scored the most.

NEST 2024 Important Dates

As the officials have not released NEST 2024 notification, candidates can go through the NEST 2023 important dates from the table below:

Release of the Online Application FormFebruary, 2024
Last Date to Fill Out the Application FormMay, 2024
Issuance of NEST Admit CardJune, 2024
NEST 2024 Exam DateJune, 2024
Release of Answer KeyJune, 2024
Declaration of ResultsJuly, 2024
Release of the Cut-offJuly, 2024
NISER CounsellingJuly, 2024
UM-DAE CEBS CounsellingJuly, 2024

FAQs on NEST Question Papers

Following are some of the frequently asked questions on NEST question papers:

Q: How can I raise an objection against the NEST 2024 answer key?

Ans: The candidates can send the correct answer, NEST roll number, and question id to [email protected]. to challenge the answer key. 

Q: How can candidates qualify for NEST 2024?

Ans: The candidate should score more than the minimum admissible percentile (MAP) marks if not the same. They should also clear the minimum admissible score for each section to secure seats in an institute.

Q: When will the merit list of NEST 2024 be released? 

Ans: The NEST 2024 merit list will be released by the conducting bodies after the NEST 2024 exams have been conducted.

Q: What details should the candidates check on the answer key?

Ans: Candidates should verify the question number, correct answers, revised answers, question paper set and section in the answer key. 

Q: How can candidates check the answer key for NEST 2024?

Ans: Candidates can go through the below steps to check the NEST answer key 2024 released online by the conducting bodies:
1st Step – Candidates should click on the link they received on their registered email id and log in using their credentials.
2nd Step – The Answer Key is displayed on the screen. Candidates must check the answers provided here after confirming the Question paper set, section, question number, and correct and revised answers.

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