Applications are open for National Entrance Screening Test 2019, Check Application Process Here

Last Modified: 25 Apr 2024

National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is a national level entrance test which is jointly conducted by the University of Mumbai (Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences)- UM-DAE CEBS, Mumbai and National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar for taking admissions in integrated programs of MSc in these academies. Through this platform, students get to collect the in-depth exposure of Basic Sciences subjects like Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Talking much more about the eligibility criteria, students of Class 12th passed with 60% marks in aggregate can fill the application form till 11 March 2019. The National Entrance Screening Test will schedule to be conducted in 91 cities around the corner of India.  

National Entrance Screening Test (NEST): Quick Overview

Deadline 11 Mar 2019
Class / Course Class 12
Scholarship Type Skill Based Scholarship
Awarded Amount Up to ₹ 60,000
Age Limit N/A
Gender All
Religion All
State All
Country India
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The National Entrance Screening Test 2019 has come underneath of University Grant Commission and Govt. of India. The NEST exam will be held in two different sessions on June 1, 2019. 

Benefits of NEST 2019:

The Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India facilitates Indian students with numerous scholarship perks as mentioned below:

  • Secure a seat in the premises of National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai (Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences) Mumbai.
  • The fellowship recipients will secure an annual scholarship allowance of ₹ 20,000 for a summer session.
  • An annual fellowship amount of ₹ 60,000 will be granted either through DISHA program of Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India or INSPIRE program of Department of Science and Technology.
  • The top scorers of CEBS and NISER are eligible to perform directly in the interview round for taking admissions to Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) training school.

Availability of Seats- NEST 2019

There are various vacant seats available at the college campus of both NISER and CEBS institute for the meritorious aspirants of India. Here is the list which states the eligible seats present at the college ground.


Seats at CEBS

Seats at NISER














5% seats in each category

5% seats in each category




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Quick Overview of National Entrance Screening Test- Admission 2019

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Complete Information


Offered By

the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India


Scholarship name

National Entrance Screening Test 2019


Applicable to

Students who pass the class 12th examination with a sum total of 60% marks or more are eligible to apply


Exam type

Undergraduate Level Exam


Scholarship award

Up to ₹ 60,000


Mode of examination



Duration of the test

A sum total of 180 minutes will be provided to the appearing participants of the exam


Courses underneath NEST

Integrated MSc program in Basic Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics)


Contact details

The Chief Coordinator, NEST 2019

NISER Bhubaneswar,

P.O. Jatni, Khurda-752050, Odisha, India

Email-  [email protected]

Phone- (022) 61728110


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National Entrance Screening Test 2019- Eligibility Criteria

In order to take admission and securing a seat under the course ground of Integrated MSc program are as follows-

A Criterion of Eligibility:

  • Aspirants born on or after August 01, 1999 are eligible to apply.
  • The applicant is the one who has qualified class 12th exam either in 2017 or 2018 academic year can apply. Other than this aspirant who is eligible to appear in 2019 session are also eligible to apply.
  • The participant must have secured at least 60% marks in aggregate in class 12th or equivalent from any recognized Board in India.
  • For SC, ST, PWD or any other minority category scholars need to secure only 55% marks for the NEST 2019 exam.
  • The applicant must hold an appropriate position in the National Entrance Screening Test- Merit list.

Note: There is a relaxation of 5 years for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, and Physically Disabled students.

Steps for Application- NEST 2019-20

Follow these simple guidelines in order to successfully submit an application. Students are advised to visit the official site of the National Entrance Screening Test and fulfill the basic eligibility background for an application.

  • Click here to register a new entry.
  • After this enter your credentials and register your entry.
  • Students get an OTP on their registered email address or phone number in order for confirmation.
  • After this enter OTP and complete your registration details.
  • Now again, login and start filling your application form.
  • Upload a copy of necessary documents along with an application form.
  • Pay the application fees of ₹ 1200 for General and OBC candidates while ₹ 600 for SC/ST/PWD and Female candidates.
  • Submit your form.

Note: Payments for the scheme will be done via online modes such as credit card, debit card, net-banking, and other payment options.

Documents need to be submitted for National Entrance Screening Test 2019

List of the important documents are mentioning below-

  • Class 10th mark sheet/ certificate/ report card
  • Class 10th mark sheet/ certificate/ report card
  • Scanned passport size photograph of the applicant
  • Scanned image of the candidate’s signature in .jpg or .jpeg or format (size limit: 80 kb)
  • Digital copy of passport size photograph in. jpg or .jpeg format (size limit: 80 kb)

Dates to be Remembered

  • Application process starts on: 7th January 2019
  • The deadline for the application process: 11th February 2019
  • Availability of admit card: 24th April 2019
  • Date of exam: 1st June 2019 (first session- 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, second session- 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm)
  • An announcement of the result: 17th June 2019

Terms and Conditions of NEST 2019

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Rules and Regulations of the scheme


Candidates seeking admission to NISER and UM–DAE CEBS for the integrated MSc program 2019–24 should be from regular science stream only (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics) in classes 11 and 12.


For the aspirants appearing in class 12th, a Letter Grade has given by the Board, a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent percentage marks will be required. In the absence of such a certificate, the decision of the respective Admission Committees will be final.


The results will be announced on the NEST website.


Necessary certificates supporting eligibility criteria have to be furnished at the time of admission.


The offer of admission is subject to verification of all original certificates at the time of admission/counseling.

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