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    NEST- 2018. Apply for admission to 5-year MSc Program at NISER & UM-DAE CEBS

    NEST- National Entrance Screening Test 2018 an Entrance test for admission to 5-year Integrated MSc Program, 2018-23 at National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS) Mumbai Schedule, Syllabus, Eligibility, Seats, Admit Cards, Result and Counselling schedule 2018 

    The National Entrance Screening Test or NEST is a compulsory test for admission to the five year Integrated MSc programme in basic sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, at National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM–DAE CEBS), Mumbai.

    Important Dates: 

    • Start of Online application for NEST 2018: January 01, 2018 (First Monday of January) 
    • Closing of Online application: March 05, 2018 (First Monday of March) 
    • Download of Admit Card begins: April 25, 2018 
    • NEST 2018 examination: June 02, 2018 (First Saturday of June) 
    (Hour of examination: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM) 
    • Announcement of results on NEST website: June 18, 2018 (Third Monday of June)

    Eligibility criteria for admission to the programme:

    A candidate becomes eligible for the programme when he/she satisfies following all four criteria: 
    (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 2016 or 2017 or 2018 from any recognised Higher Secondary Education Board in India. 
    (c) Secures at least 60% in aggregate in the XII standard board examination. For SC/ST/PwD students the requirement is 55%. 

    Age limit: 

    General and OBC category candidates born on or after August 01, 1998 are eligible for admission to the integrated MSc programme of NISER/CEBS. The age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC / ST / PwD candidates.

    Application Fee: 

    The application fee for the male candidates of General and OBC categories is ₹1,000/–. 
    The application fee for candidates in the SC/ST/PwD categories and for all female candidates is ₹500/–. 
    Payments can be made using credit card/debit card/net–banking through online payment gateway. 

    Candidates need not send any document to NEST office in the entire application process (as part of ‘Go-GREEN’ initiative).

    Admit card: 

    Instructions to download admit card:
    Step 1: Login to your NEST 2018 application portal with login user id and password (if you forgot password, click forgot password after you enter login id/application seq. no, and follow instructions there in)
    Step 2: Upon login you will see an 'explanatory note' page about merit list preparation.
    Step 3: Carefully read the note, and click in the box next to 'I accept', enter CAPTCHA code, click in the box next to 'I agree', and then the 'submit' button.
    Step 4: logout from the portal, and re-login or reload the page. A new tab with 'Admit Card' will be available on the portal (next to 'Applicant Details' tab). Click on the 'Admit Card' tab and follow the instructions for download.
    NEST 2018 admit card will be available for download after you read, and submit your declaration that you read and understood the merit list preparation procedure.

    Admit cards will not be dispatched to any applicant. Applicants must download their admit cards from NEST website (after login). 
    The download link will be available only till the day of examination. Safe–keeping of one copy of admit card is therefore strongly advised because the successful candidates have to produce the admit card in original during admission.
    To download Admit card visit official website- Click here

    Number of Seats 

    Number of seats available at the two institutes for admission in the year 2018 would be as follows-
    Category NISER CEBS 
    General-  101      23 
    OBC - NCL 54      12 
    SC Cat.      30      07 
    ST  Cat.     15      03 
    PwD-  3% seats in each category 
    Total-      200      45 
    Supernumerary quota (J&K) 2  2 
    Total proposed intake 202   47

    Syllabus for NEST 2018-

    General Section: 

    There is no specific syllabus for the General section. The aim is to test candidate's aptitude for a career in science. Questions are designed to test the candidate’s familiarity with (and not a detailed understanding of) major historical milestones in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, computer science and environment. There will be some questions designed to test the grasp of mathematics up to 10th standard and application capabilities of the same to simple problems. Some questions in this section aim to test the candidate’s general ability to comprehend qualitative and quantitative aspects of a given scientific passage. This is done by giving a passage on some scientific topic and questions based on the concepts elaborated in the passage will be asked. Some questions may aim to find whether the candidates can interpret graphical and \ or tabular representation of information.

    For other subjects syllabus and other info visit the official notification. Click the link below- 

    NEST Result 2018

    NEST 2018 result will be out on 18.06.2018 at 12.00 noon.
    To download Score card/ Result- Click here

    Counselling Schedule 2018

    First Counselling for NISER 

    First phase of counselling for admission into NISER, Bhubaneshwar is on 29th June-2018 at NISER, Bhubaneswar 
    For Details  Click here 

    First Counselling for UM-DAE CEBS, MUMBAI

    First counselling for admission into UM-DAE CEBS, MUMBAI is on 2nd July-2018 at CEBS, Mumbai. 
    For details Click here 

    It is not a joint counselling- 

    Counselling on 29th June at NISER is for admission into NISER only and 2nd July at CEBS is for CEBS only.
    A successful candidate may appear in both counselling if invited.

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