NEST 2018 Application Form has been released on 1st January 2018. National Entrance Screening Test (NEST 2018) is a national level examination. This exam is conducted to offer admission in 5 years of integrated M.Sc programmes at NISER (National Institute of Science Education & Research), Bhubaneshwar & UM-DAE CEBS (University of Mumbai-Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences), Mumbai. NEST 2018 will be conducted on 2nd June 2018.

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NEST 2018 : Important Date
Notification release 25th December 2017
Online Application Starts from 1st January 2018
Last date to apply 5th March 2018 (Midnight)
Admit card availability 25th April 2018 (10:00 AM)
Exam date 2nd June 2018 (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
Result Declaration 18th June 2018

NEST Exam Pattern
  • Exam Date: The examination will be organized at multiple centres (major towns or cities) all over India on 2nd June 2018 (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM).
  • Exam Mode: It will be conducted in Computer-Based Test (CBT/online exam).
  • Language: The question paper will be published in English language only.
  • Type of Question: There will be objective (MCQ) questions will be asked.
  • Duration of Exam: The total exam duration will be 3 hours.
  • Sections: There will 5 sections, each of 50 marks but the general section will carry 30 marks.
  • Total Marks: The whole question paper will be consisting of 230 marks.
  • Negative Marking: There is no negative marking in General section. However, a negative marking is applied in the subject section.
Subjects Total Marks
General 30
Physics 50
Chemistry 50
Mathematics 50
Biology 50
Total 230