NEST 2020 Admit Card Available at the Official Website - Steps to Download

Published on : 4th September 2020    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt

Admit Cards for the National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2020 are uploaded at the official website of the National Institute of Science Education and Research by 03rd September. Candidates who have successfully submitted their applications can download the admit cards from the official website of the institute.

To obtain and download online NEST 2020 admit card, students required to enter the User Id and Password in the admit card link available online. The admit card for NEST will include the examination details and the examination schedule along with centre details.

The National Entrance Screening Test 2020 is conducted for admission to integrated M.Sc. programmes offered at the 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), Mumbai. The exam will be conducted across 91 cities in India.

Steps to download the NEST 2020 Admit Card

  • Go to the NEST official website.
  • Click on ‘Download NEST 2020 Admit Card’ link on the home page.
  • Enter your user ID and password provided to you after NEST 2020 registration to log-in.
  • Your admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Check all the details and download the NEST admit card.
  • Take a print of the same and keep it safe.

The admit card/hall ticket needs to be carried to the examination centre for making entry to the examination hall.

NEST Admit Card Download 2020 – Details To Check

The National Entrance Screening Test 2020 admit card will contain details such as the name and roll number of the students, the examination details including the exam schedule, reporting time and the exam centre details, and the instructions to be followed by the students on the day of the exams. Have a look on the complete details imprinted on the admit card. 

  • Name of Candidate
  • Roll Number of the Applicant
  • Photograph
  • Examination details - NEST 2020 with session details
  • Examination centre as allotted along with the timings
  • Instructions regarding the admit card and test day

Important Note: In case any of the information imprinted on the admit card is not correct then candidates should contact the exam conducting body at least three days before the exam date to get the information corrected.

NEST 2020 Admit Car Instructions

All the appearing students should be careful of the following instructions regarding the admit card of National Entrance Screening Test 2020:

  • Download the hall ticket at least 4-5 days before the exam date and get it printed out (colour print).
  • Candidates should carry any valid photo Id proof including, Aadhaar card, PAN card, Voter ID, Passport, Driver's License along with the admit card on the exam day.
  • Moreover, the candidates should carry their own pen (black or blue) on the exam day.
  • They should ensure to not write anything on the admit card before entering in the examination hall.
  • Candidates should carefully check the exam session details on the admit card and, in case of any error or discrepancy report it on the helpdesk.

NEST 2020 Exam Dates and Pattern

Available Application Forms

According to the dates provided on the official website, the NEST examination will be conducted on 29th September 2020 (Tuesday) through an online computer-based mode. The exam will be held in two sessions:



Section 1 - General


Section 2 - Biology


Section 3 - Chemistry


Section 4 - Mathematics


Section 5 - Physics


The question paper will only be in the English language. For understanding the paper pattern in a better way and practising for NEST 2020, candidates can check out the previous years’ question papers available at the official website.

NEST 2020 Result

Based on the candidate’s performance in the exam, separate merit lists will be prepared for NISER and CEBS. The merit lists will be uploaded at the official website in the month of October 2020. To check the NEST 2020 results, candidates need to use their login credentials. Successful candidates are required to take part in the counselling process for admission to their preferred courses. Admission will be strictly done on the basis of the merit list.