NEST for Admission to 5 Year Integrated M.Sc.Programme

Applications are invited for admission test, National Entrance Screening Test 2019(NEST) for 5 year integrated M.Sc. programme in National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar, University of Mumbai and Department of Atomic Energy, Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE-CEBS) Mumbai.


It is an online/computer based test for admission in M.Sc programme in Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Students studying in Plus two course in regular Science Stream (Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology combination) and to appear for board exam in 2019 or passed the exam in 2017 or 2018 can apply for it. Applicants must have scored minimum 60% of marks or equivalent grade. For SC & ST category and Persons with disability 55% is sufficient. General, OBC candidates born on or after August 1st 1999 are eligible to apply. SC & ST, Persons with disability will get 5 years age relaxation.

Exam Pattern

The admission test is conducted to test the subject competencies, analytical ability, interpretation of graphical data, grasp of mathematics, comprehensive, qualitative and quantitative aspects of scientific passages etc. There would be five sections of objective type questions. The first one is general section of 30 marks. Section 2 to 5 would be for 50 marks each from subjects. The merit list will be prepared according to the score obtained in general section and best 3 subject sections ( sec. 2-5 ). A mock test link will be made available 2 weeks before the exam date.

NEST 2019 Schedule & Fee

Online applications for admission test can be submitted from 7th January 2019 to 11th March. General and OBC students will have to pay fee Rs.1200/- and for SC, ST, PwD and all female applicants, it would be Rs.600/- only. Exam will be conducted in the major towns or cities on 1st June 2019. Admit card can be downloaded from online application portal from 24th of April 2019. The first session of the exam is from 9 a.m to 12.30 noon and the second session from 2.30 p.m to 6 p.m


The students getting admission to this course would also get the privilege of becoming eligible for scholarship of Rs.60,000/- and also grant of Rs.20,000/- per annum for Summer internship. Moreover, the top performers can attend direct interview for admission to BARC training school. For detailed information on syllabus and previous year NEST question papers, click the below links. 
NEST 2019
NEST 2019 Portal for Online Application
NEST 2019 Brochure
NEST 2019-How to Apply
NEST 2019-Syllabus
NEST-Previous Questions
NEST 2018 Question Paper And Answer Key
NEST 2017 Question Paper | Answer Key
NEST 2016 Question Paper | Answer Key
NEST 2015 Question Paper | Answer Key
NEST 2014 Question Paper | Answer Key
NEST 2013 Question Paper | Answer Key
NEST 2012 Question Paper | Answer Key
NEST 2011 Question Paper | Answer Key
NEST 2010 Question Paper
NEST 2009 Question Paper
NEST 2008 Question Paper
NEST 2007 Question Paper

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