NEST 2021 – Application Form (Extended), Exam Date, Eligibility


NEST 2021 @ – Application Form (Extended Till 15th July 2021), Exam Date, Eligibility:  National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is a compulsory test for students seeking admission to the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) 5-year Integrated M.Sc course. Firstly, aspirants must check on the NEST 2021 Eligibility, Reservation Criteria, Application Fee which are shared below. And the National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2021 Registration is Started. The NEST 2021 Exam will be conducted on 14th August 2021. Moreover, we have mentioned the direct link at the end of this page to apply as per the official notice. So, go through this page and apply for the NEST Entrance Exam 2021.

New Update: The NEST 2021 Exam Date is Announced. So, check out the same information now.

NEST 2021 – Detailed Information

Name Of The Exam National Entrance Screening Test (NEST)
Name Of The Organization National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar (NISER)
Starting Date To Apply Started
Last Date To Apply 20th May 2021 (15th July 2021)
Sub Categories Science Entrance Exams 
Exam Date 14th August 2021
Application Form Mode Online
Exam Purpose 5 year Integrated M.Sc course at National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) and University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS)
Official Website

NEST 2021 – Important Dates

Events Dates
Registration/ Online application opens Started
Online Application Closes 15th July 2021
Download admit card starts 3rd August 2021
Date of Examination 14th August 2021
Announcement of results on NEST website 1st September 2021
First Counselling of NISER Bhubaneswar To Be Announced
First Counselling of CEBS Mumbai To Be Announced

Eligibility Criteria For NEST 2021

Educational qualification: Candidates seeking admission to NISER and UM–DAE CEBS for
the Integrated MSc program should be from the regular science stream in classes XI and XII. It is mandatory for all aspiring candidates to write the NEST 2021 examination. Candidates must have passed the class XII examination. Candidates who are appearing for the board examination in 2021 must pass it by the time of admission into the program. Also, candidates must secure at least 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent grades in the class XII examination to be eligible for admission to NISER and CEBS.

Candidates satisfying all the above criteria will be considered for admission strictly on the basis of the Merit List of NEST 2021. For candidates belonging to scheduled castes (SC), scheduled tribes (ST) and Divyangjan categories, the minimum requirement of marks is relaxed to 55% in aggregate. Where only letter grades are available, a certificate from the concerned Board specifying the equivalent percentage of marks is required to be submitted. In absence of such a certificate, the decision of the admissions committee of the concerned institution will be final.

Age limit: General and OBC category candidates born on or after August 01, 2000, are eligible for admission to the integrated MSc program of NISER/ CEBS. The age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC / ST / Divyangjan candidates.

NEST 2021 – Reservation Of Seats

NISER and CEBS follow the Govt. of India rules for the reservation of seats. The categories and the extent of reservation are as follows: Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non–Creamy Layer (OBC–NCL): 27% of seats are reserved for OBC–NCL. The class should have been mentioned in the central list of OBCs. If offered admission under this category candidate must produce the OBC-NCL Certificate valid on the day of admission.

Candidates belonging to the creamy layer of OBC are NOT entitled to reservation. Such candidates are treated as belonging to the General category. The Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) as notified by some of the State Governments areas such NOT eligible to avail any reservation unless they satisfy the OBC–NCL criteria. Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of society is allowed in the GeneralEWS category for admission to CEBS.

NEST 2021 Application Fee

The application fee for the male candidates of General and OBC categories is 1,200/–. The application fee for candidates in the SC/ ST/ Divyangjan categories and for all female candidates is 600/–. Payments can be made using credit card/ debit card/ net–banking through an online payment gateway. Aspirants must use Mastercard/ Visa/ RuPay cards only.

How To Apply For NEST 2021?

  • To apply for NEST 2021, candidates must fill out the online application form through
  • Candidates are strongly advised to read through the detailed online application procedure available on the website (click on How to Apply online).
  • Then click on Apply Online.
  • Register with details asked.
  • Login into the account and fill the Application Form
  • Proceed with fee payment portals
  • And then click on the submit button.
NEST 2021 Important Links
NEST 2021 Application Form Click Here (Link Is Active Now)
NEST Information Brochure Download

NEST 2021 Exam Pattern

The NEST 2021 Exam is a Computer Based Test (CBT). The question paper will consist of 5 (five) sections of objective (MCQ) type questions. Section 1 is the general section and 30 marks. There will be no negative marking in the general section. Sections 2 through 5 are of 50 marks each and will contain subject-specific questions.

NEST 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus for NEST 2021 primarily follows the NCERT/CBSE science syllabus of
class XI-XII. And the topics related to NEST 2021 Syllabus will be Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics.

NEST 2021 Admit Card

The address of the test venue allotted to the applicant will be mentioned on the NEST admit card. Admit cards will be available for download from the online application portal. And the NEST 2021 Admit Card Release Date is to be announced.

NEST 2021 Result

Check out the details of the NEST 2021 Result from here. As the NEST 2021 Result will be released in Online mode. So, be alert and check the NEST 2021 Result. Those who have appeared for the NEST Exam 2021 can check the Result.

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NEST 2021 – Frequently Asked Questions

What is the age limit to apply for NEST 2021?

General and OBC category candidates who were born on or after 1st August 2000 are eligible.

What is the NEST 2021 Application Fee?

NEST 2021 Application Fee for Male candidates of General and OBC categories is 1,200/–. The application fee for candidates in the SC/ ST/ Divyangjan categories and for all female candidates is 600/–

How can I apply for NEST 2021?

Aspirants can apply for NEST 2021 through the official website @ and also from our website

For which courses, NEST 2021 be conducted?

NEST 2021 will be conducted for a 5-year Integrated M.Sc course.


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