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The National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) exam is conducted by the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) authorities in conjunction with Mumbai University – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai. The exam offers admission to various integrated MSc programmes in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.
This article highlights all the important information regarding the NEST exam that candidates must know. Embibe offers in-depth analysis and free practice questions to help candidates learn the exam concepts. As well as helping candidates prepare for the NEST exams, the 3D explanation videos are available here, which they can avail for free. Keep reading this page to find out more.
NISER-CEBS authorities released the NEST 2023 exam brochure on the official website; candidates can refer to the below link to access the brochure:
Download the NEST 2023 brochure.
Check the table given below to get an idea of the NEST 2023 important dates:
|Release of the Online Application Form||February 27, 2023|
|Last Date to Fill Out the Application Form||May 17, 2023|
|Issuance of NEST Admit Card||June 12, 2023|
|NEST 2023 Exam Date||June 24, 2023|
|Release of Answer Key||June 26, 2023|
|Declaration of Results||July 10, 2023|
|Release of the Cut-off||July 2023|
|NISER Counselling||July 2023|
|UM-DAE CEBS Counselling||July 2023|
Candidates who want to appear in the National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) must meet the NEST 2023 eligibility criteria set by NISER Bhubaneswar and UM-DAE CEBS.
Candidates who qualify for the NEST and match the NEST eligibility criteria are offered admission to five-year integrated MSc programs by NISER Bhubaneswar and UM-DAE CEBS. The NEST 2023 eligibility criteria are given below:
Note: The authorities will cancel their candidacy if an aspirant fails to meet the NEST eligibility criteria. Check more details on NEST eligibility criteria here.
The application form for NEST 2023 has to be filled out online. Candidates must be careful while filling out the NEST online application form and ensure everything runs smoothly while uploading the details. To fill out the NEST 2023 application form, candidates can follow the steps below:
Check more details on NEST 2023 application form here.
The entrance exam will be conducted online for three and a half hours in two sessions (morning and evening). As per the latest NEST exam pattern notification, the question paper will contain four sections covering four subject-wise sections, including multiple-choice questions. Check the detailed exam pattern below:
|Exam Duration||3.5 hours|
|Type of Questions||Multiple-type Questions|
|No. of Sections||4|
|Marking Scheme||2.5 Marks for Single Answer MCQ and 4 Marks for Multiple Answers Is Awarded for Every Correct Answer, and 1 Mark Is Deducted for Every Incorrect Response|
More details on NEST 2023 exam pattern can be found here.
Candidates interested in the NEST 2024 entrance exam should study the NEST syllabus to familiarise themselves with the important topics covered in the exam. The topics included in the parts of the NEST syllabus 2024 that students should review for their preparation are listed below:
Candidates can find the complete syllabus for Physics below:
For more details, check out our article on the NEST syllabus.
Regarding NEST exam preparation, getting acquainted with the proper study materials is necessary for every candidate. Embibe Big Book for the NEST exam offers candidates e-books that come cooperatively with the practice questions for each chapter. For further reference, textbooks for the same are also available, which are presented in this section below.
Below are the important books for each subject to prepare for NEST 2024:
|Physics||Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma
Practise problems in Physics for Engineering Examinations by S.Mishra
Concepts of Physics by HC Verma
Objective Physics by Mahesh Jain
Optics and Modern Physics by DC Pandey
MCQ Question Bank by D Mukherjee
|Chemistry||Organic Chemistry by NCERT
IIT Chemistry by O.P Agarwal
Chemistry Textbook for Class 11th and 12th by NCERT
Entrance Chemistry by Bhakta
A Textbook of Organic Chemistry for IIT JEE by R.K Gupta
|Mathematics||Plane Trigonometry by S.L. Loney
IIT Mathematics by R.D Sharma
Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight
Arihant Series by Dr SK Goyal
Objective Mathematics by RD Sharma
|Biology||A Class Book of Botany by A.C Dutta
Biology Guide by Pradeep
Elementary Biology for Class 12 by K.N Bhatia
Textbook of Biology by S.C Verma
Textbook of Biology by NCERT
As the exam approaches, it becomes very much important for all the candidates to practice the previous year question papers. Since the official notification for NEST 2024 is not yet released, candidates can check and practice the previous years’ papers given here in the table below:
|Year||NEST Previous Year Question Papers|
|2022||Session 1 and Session 2|
|2021||Session 1 and Session 2|
|2020||Session 1 and Session 2|
|2019||Session 1 and Session 2|
Check NEST question papers for more information.
At Embibe, candidates can solve the subject-wise NEST sample papers for free. Solving the sample papers would help them provide an idea about the exam difficulty level, the pattern of questions asked through the exam, chapter-wise question weightage and more.
Check NEST sample papers for more details.
Candidates can improve their marks with Embibe’s mock tests designed by experts. It is possible for them to improve their performance with the help of mock tests gradually. By knowing their mistakes, they will be able to perform perfectly in the exam. The test series is free for candidates to take at any time.
To take down the NEST mock tests for free, follow the steps which are given below:
The questions, along with the timer, will appear on the screen.
Check NEST mock test here.
Here are some of the NEST exam preparation tips that candidates should know:
NISER will release the NEST admit card 2024 on its official website. The admit card will only be issued via online mode. Candidates have to log in to the candidate portal using their login credentials.
The following steps must be followed while downloading the NEST 2024 admit card:
Check NEST admit card details here.
Below given table highlights the expected NEST 2024 exam centres:
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
The NEST answer key includes the answers to all the questions asked in NEST 2023 exam. If the candidates find any mistakes or discrepancies in the answer key, they can raise objections against it. The deadline will be notified by the exam authorities later.
Here are the steps to download the answer key:
Note: The authorities will also mail the answer key and the answer scripts to the registered email ids of the candidates. You can also download the NEST answer key from the mail.
Check more details on the NEST answer key here.
The conducting authority will release the NEST result online. The NEST 2023 result contains details such as the candidate’s name, date of birth, address, marks obtained, ranks and more. Candidates can access the results on their website. They can access the exam result link on this website and check their scorecards.
Check details on NEST result 2023 here.
The conducting authorities—NISER and UM–DAE CEBS—will conduct the counselling separately. The NEST counselling will most likely be conducted offline, and the date and venue for the counselling procedure after declaring the NEST result will be released by both institutions. Candidates must carry all of the specified documents and certificates for the document verification that will take place during the counselling process.
Candidates should assess their weaknesses and core strengths before applying for any course. There is high pressure to pursue a rewarding profession after the 12th standard. Generally, a student gets plenty of advice from family and friends.
Regardless, they should ascertain their strengths and weaknesses before making a final decision. To address these troubles, students can get career counselling to assess their skills, interests and weaknesses properly.
More details on NEST Counselling can be found here.
The conducting authority will release the cutoff of NEST separately on their official website. The NEST cutoff 2023 will be formulated based on section marks and overall marks secured by candidates in the exam.
The NEST 2023 cutoff consists of the score that candidates must secure in the entrance test to be eligible for admission to the university. candidates who scored equal or more marks than the NEST cutoff 2023 will be called to the counselling process to secure a seat in their desired programme.
Cutoff scores for NISER Bhubaneshwar and CEBS Mumbai are given below.
The table below highlights the NISER cut-off for Session I:
The table below highlights the NISER cut-off for Session II:
The table below highlights the CEBS Mumbai cut-off for Session I:
The table below highlights the CEBS Mumbai cut-off for Session II:
More details on NEST Cut-off 2023 can be found here.
Following are some of the common questions concerning the NEST 2023 exam:
Q.1: What is the exam pattern for the NEST exam?
Ans. The NEST exam pattern is briefly divided into Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and General Aptitude.
Q.2: What is the NEST exam?
Ans. This exam is conducted to admit students into the 5-year integrated M.Sc courses in basic science. You can opt for the BSc or MSc in Physics, Biology and Chemistry.
Q.3: When is the NEST 2024 exam?
Ans. NEST 2024 exam will be conducted in June 2024.
Q.4: What is the last date to apply for NEST 2023?
Ans. The last date to submit the NEST 2023 application form was May 17, 2023.
Q.5: When will the NEST 2024 admit card be released?
Ans. The admit card for NEST 2024 will be released in June 2024.
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