Entrance Exam

NEST 2023: Counselling (Started), Merit (Out), Cut Off, Admission Procedure

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NEST 2023 Merit List has been released for CEBS campus. National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is a national level entrance exam held by the NISER, Bhubaneshwar and UM-DAE CEBS Mumbai jointly. NEST is a compulsory entrance exam for applicants willing to get admission in Integrated MSc Program at NISER, Bhubaneswar and UM-DAE CEBS, Mumbai.

Through this exam qualified applicants will get admission in Integrated MSc Program of both participating institutions. Below in this article, we have provided the complete detailed information applicants need to know about NEST 2023 entrance exam.

NEST 2023 Notification – Merit List Out

NEST 2023 Merit List (CEBS Campus) has been released for the candidates those have admitted in 1st to 6th round. Click here to get merit list.

NEST 2023 Merit List has been released for CEBS & NISER campus. 

Click here for CEBS merit list.

Click here for NISER merit list.

NEST 2023 Counselling has been started for NISER campus. Click here to check admission details

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NEST 2023 Important Dates:

Below we have provided the complete tentative event wise NEST exam dates:

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Events Dates (Announced)
Application process starts 27th February 2023
Last date to submit an application form 17th May, 2023
Admit card download 12th June 2023
NEST 2023 Exam 24th June, 2023
Result declaration 10th July 2023
Counseling process starts To be Announced

NEST Application Form 2023:

Below we have provided the complete detailed information regarding NEST Application form 2023:

  • NEST 2023 Application Form will be released by the official authority through online mode.
  • Application form will be released for eligible applicants only, so applicants are suggested to fulfill their eligibility before applying.
  • Applicants are suggested to use valid and working Email ID and Phone Number as all the communication will be done through provided information.
  • Applicants should fill the application form before the last date of submission as no applicants will be allowed to submit the application form after last date.
  • Applicants are suggested to keep the copy of filled application form and fee receipt for future references.

MEST 2023 Application Fee:

NEST 2023 Application Form Fee can be submitted through online mode only. applicants can use Credit Card, Debit Card and Net Banking for transaction of Application form fee.

Below we have provided NEST 2023 Application form fee details:

Category Application Fee
General & OBC male Rs.1200/-
Female, SC/ST and PwD Rs.600/-

How to Apply for NEST 2023:

Following are the complete step by step process for filling NEST online Application form:

  • Go through the official website of NEST 2023 (Direct Link is provided above in this article)
  • Now click on the ‘New candidates’ registration link and register yourself by filling online registration form.
  • Fill the registration form with asked details – Name, Date of Birth, roll number of High School, Mobile number, email id, etc. then fill the captcha code and click on ‘Register’.
  • Applicants will receive user ID and password for application form through SMS and Email.
  • Now just Login into the official website and fill details in application.
  • The Application Form will consist of details like Personal, Academic, communicational, exam center, etc.
  • Now candidates have to submit the required documents – passport size photograph and signature, etc.
  • Select the payment gateways & complete the transaction.
  • After the completion of transaction of application fee, take the copy of fee receipt and filled Application form for further usage.
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NEST Eligibility Criteria 2023:

Below we have provided the complete NEST eligibility criteria applicants must fulfill to be eligible for the exam:

  • Qualifying: Applicants should have passed 10+2 Intermediate or its equivalent examination from any recognized board or university.
  • Subject: Applicants should have Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics as mandatory subject in the qualifying examination.
  • Percentage: Applicants should have obtained minimum 60% marks (55% for reserved category) applicants to be eligible.
  • Age Limit: Category must be born on or after 1st August 2002 to be eligible for NEST. 5 years of relaxation will be given to SC/ ST category applicants.

NEST Exam Pattern 2023:

Below we have provided the complete NEST pattern for the examination:

  • Mode of Examination: NEST 2023 examination will be a Computer-Based Test (CBT/online exam).
  • Questions Type: Question Paper will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).
  • Time Duration3 hours and 30 Minutes will be provided to applicants for completing the examination.
  • Total marks: The questions will be consist of total 200 marks.
  • Sections: There will be total 4 sections which includes subjects i.e. physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology.

Below we have provided the complete section wise pattern for the NEST 2023 Exam:

Section Subject Marking
1 Biology 50
2 Physics 50
3 Chemistry 50
4 Mathematics 50
Total 200 Marks

NEST Syllabus 2023:

The syllabus of NEST 2023 will held of various topics from the 11th and 12th class syllabus of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.

Authority will release the complete topic wise NEST syllabus along with the Information Bulletin.  Applicants can check their syllabus through online mode on the website.

 NEST Admit Card 2023:

Admit Card is an important document applicants will have to carry while appearing in the exam. Official authority will release the admit card after few weeks from the declaration of result. Applicants will be able to download the admit card from the 3rd week of May 2023 through online mode.

The NEST admit card will be released for successfully registered applicants only. Registered applicants will be able to download their admit card by login into the website of official authority.

NEST Answer Key 2023:

Answer Key will be released by the official authority after few days from the completion of examination. Applicants will be able to check their answer key through the website of official authority.

The answer key will contain the correct answer of every asked question in the examination. With the NEST 2023 Answer Key, applicants will be able to predict their marks even before the declaration of result.

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NEST Cut Off 2023:

Cut off will be the minimum marks set by the participating institution separately. Applicants will have to score more than the prescribed cut off marks to be eligible to the further admission procedure.

Authority will release the category wise cut off marks for every category. Applicants will have to score the marks in NEST 2023 Examination as per the category. On the basis of Cut off Marks official authority will prepare the merit list for every qualified applicants.

NEST Result 2023:

Authority will release the NEST 2023 result for every exam participated applicants individually though online mode. applicants will be able to check their from last week of June 2023 through the website of official authority.

The NEST Result 2023 will not be sent to any applicants individually through by post of any other offline mode. applicants will have to login into the website of authority for checking their result.

applicants should keep their result safe till the completion of admission procedure as result could be required at the time of counselling.

NEST Counselling 2023:

The counselling will be held by the NISER and UM-DAE-CBS separately through online mode. Applicants will have to participate in the counselling procedure for admission in provided programs at NISER and UM-DAE-CBS campuses.

Official authority will held the counselling procedure in various rounds on the basis of number of vacant seats after each round of counselling. Authority will only allow the qualified applicants of the examination for participating in the counselling process.

Applicants will also have to report at the prescribed counselling centre with following documents:

  • 10th & 12th Certificate
  • 10th & 12th Mark sheet
  • NEST 2023 Admit Card
  • Passport size photographs
  • Disability certificate (if required)
  • Caste certificate
  • Valid photo ID proof
  • NEST 2023 Score card
  • Provisional call letter, etc.

NEST Preparation Tips 2023:

Below we have provided some effective tips and tricks for better NEST preparation for examination:

  • Visit the complete syllabus and Exam pattern.
  • Make a proper time table and follow it strictly.
  • Solve the sample and previous years question papers.
  • Make the short notes and revise them time to time.
  • Regularly revise your Academic notes.

NEST Contact Number/Helpline Number:

Helpdesk email ID: [email protected]

Helpdesk Contact: 022 61087510

For queries regarding Information Brochure & Syllabus, and general information about NEST 2023:

Email Id. [email protected]

Helpdesk No. : +91-22-26532132 {Monday to Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm}