The National Entrance Screening Test or NEST 2017 is a compulsory test for admission to the 5–year Integrated MSc programme in basic sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics – at:
Both NISER and CEBS are autonomous institutions established by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India, in 2007. NISER is an off–campus centre of Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) and all academic programmes of NISER are affiliated to HBNI.
A candidate becomes eligibile for the program if he/she satisfy the following 4 criteria (all 4):
(a) Secures a position in the NEST merit list.
(b) Pass the XII standard board examination or equivalent in the science stream in the years 2015 or 2016 or 2017 from any recognised Board in India.
(c) Secures at least 60% in aggregate in the XII standard board examination. For SC/ST/PD students the requirement is 55%.
(d) Born on or after August 01, 1997. For SC/ST/PD students the limit is relaxed by five years.
Application Start - January 2, 2017
Online Application Last Date - March 06, 2017
Admit Card Download Date - April 14, 2017
Date of Examination - May 27, 2017
Result Announcement - June 16, 2017
NEST 2017 Examination Pattern
The question paper will consist of 5 (five) sections of objective (MCQ) type questions. Section 1 is the general section and is of 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 from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
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