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NEST Sample Paper 2023: Practice Papers of NEST


NEST Sample Paper 2023: National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and Mumbai University – (UM-DAE CEBS) will release the sample papers on the NEST official website soon. Candidates can gear up their preparation by attempting sample papers and mock tests to ace the exams with flying colours.

As the NEST 2023 sample papers are yet to be released, candidates can get a fair idea of the exam trends, time management, problem-solving skills, and question weightage. They will also understand the difficulty level and the type of questions asked in the exam. Continue reading the article to access the direct links to the sample papers and more.

Latest Updates:
NEST 2023 Registration started on February 27; the last date to complete the application form is May 17, 2023.
NEST 2023 Exam Dates are released on the official website, and the exam will be conducted on June 24, 2023.
– Candidates can download NEST 2023 Admit Card from June 12 to the exam date.
NEST 2023 Results will be announced on July 10, 2023.

How To Download NEST 2023 Sample Papers?

The NEST 2023 sample papers will be published online. To download the NEST sample papers for the previous years, the candidates can follow the steps provided below.

  • 1st Step: Visit the official NEST website.
  • 2nd Step: Locate in the bottom right corner of the Previous Years’ NEST Question Papers/ Answers. 
  • 3rd Step: Pick a year for which you are searching for NEST sample papers
  • 4th Step: A new tab with a PDF file containing all the questions will open.
  • 5th Step: Download the PDF file and make multiple copies to practice.

NEST Sample Papers 2023: Benefits

Some of the benefits of practising the sample papers are as follows,

  • The NEST 2023 sample papers allow candidates to understand the types of questions, test duration, examination format and allocation of marks for each segment.
  • Solving the NEST 2023 sample paper will help applicants raise their confidence in the NEST question paper and also increase their comprehension.
  • The NEST 2023 sample papers allow candidates to prioritize topics by the marking schemes. 
  • The sample papers allow the students to manage their time during the exam to complete the paper on time.

NEST- Previous Years’ Sample Papers Download Link

Candidates can download NEST’s previous years’ sample papers from the links below:


NEST Exam Pattern 2023

Candidates can go through the below table to know the NEST exam pattern 2023:

Mode of ExamComputer-Based Test (CBT)
Duration3 Hours 30 Minutes
Question TypeMultiple-Choice Questions (MCQ)
Total marks150
Marking SchemeFor All Sections Except Section Il – 0.25 Marks Will Be Deducted for Every Incorrect Answer

Practice NEST Mock Tests from Embibe 

Here are the steps you must follow to access the mock test series from Embibe:

  • 1st Step: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., Embibe.
  • 2nd Step: If you are new here, you must sign up with your phone number/ mail ID. Or, you can log in if you have already created an account earlier.
  • 3rd Step: Select your Goal as ‘Science’ under the Undergraduate exam.
  • 4th Step: Click Next and select ‘NEST‘.
  • 5th Step: Click Next and select your language as English.
  • 6th Step: Once done, click on the below-mentioned mock test links in a new tab to take the TEST. 
NEST Mock TestsNEST Mock Tests
Attempt NEST Full Test- 1Attempt NEST Full Test- 6
Attempt NEST Full Test- 2Attempt NEST Full Test- 7
Attempt NEST Full Test- 3Attempt NEST Full Test- 8
Attempt NEST Full Test- 4Attempt NEST Full Test- 9
Attempt NEST Full Test- 5Attempt NEST Full Test- 10

FAQs Related to NEST Sample Papers 2023

Below are the frequently asked questions with answers about NEST sample papers

Q: What type of questions are included in NEST sample papers 2023?

Ans: Multiple-choice questions (MCQs) are included in the NEST sample papers 2023.

Q: Where can I download NEST sample papers 2023?

Ans: The sample papers PDFs for NEST 2023 can be downloaded from the official website and the above article.

Q: What are the main advantages of NEST sample papers 2023?

Ans: Solving NEST sample papers give insights into the question paper pattern, type of questions asked and the marks.

Q: What are the best ways to prepare for the NEST exam?

Ans: Solving previous years’ questions and attempting mock tests are the best way to prepare for the NEST exam 2023.

Q: When will the NEST 2023 exam be conducted?

Ans: NEST exam 2023 will be conducted on June 24, 2023.

Also check,

NEST ExamNEST Question Paper
NEST Eligibility CriteriaNEST Application Form

We hope the above article has answered all your doubts and queries. Embibe wishes you good luck and all the best.

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