NEST Application Form 2018 Released – Apply Online Here

NEST Application Form 2018NEST 2018 Application Fee Payment Process has been re-opened. National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is a national level entrance examination. NEST exam is conducted for admission to the five years integrated M.Sc course. This course is offered at NISER (National Institute of Science Education and Research) Bhubaneswar & UM-DAE CEBS (University of Mumbai-Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences), Mumbai. Candidates can check details of NEST 2018 Application Form including eligibility, exam dates, how to apply, etc.

NEST Application Form 2018 – Application Fee Payment Re-open

newiconNEST 2018 Application Fee Payment has been re-opened only for registered candidates. The fee payment process has been started from 12th March to 14th March 2018. Click here for application fee payment.

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NOTE: To facilitate application submission for all registered applicants, we will open the payment gateway for NEST fee payment from 12th March, Monday, 12:00 PM, till 14th March, Wednesday, 18:00 hrs. Those who are registered, but payment is incomplete, may login with userID and password on the login page (check status button), and attempt payment through the payment gateway. No further requests regarding failed transactions or multiple payments will be entertained, for payment transactions done during this period. Note that no new applicant registration is allowed.

NEST 2018 Application Form can be filled till 5th March 2018.Click here to fill application form.

For the registration, candidates need to register themselves in the website. The information related to NEST 2018 application form is given below:

  • NEST 2018 Registration was started from 1st January 2018 through online mode only.
  • There was no offline mode to apply for the NEST entrance exam.
  • The last date to apply for the NEST exam was the 5th March 2018.
  • Before filling the application form, candidates must read the NEST online application procedure carefully.
  • During the application form filling, candidates have to upload scanned images of signature and photograph.
  • Keep the printout of the filled application form for further use.

Application Fee

The application fee for Male (General/OBC) was Rs. 1000 and for SC/ST/female/PwD candidates was Rs. 500. Candidates can pay the application fee through Credit/Debit card or Net banking.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria prescribed by the authority to appear in the exam are given below. Candidates can apply for the NEST after reading the complete eligibility criteria:

  • Age Criteria: Candidates must be born on or after 1st August 1998 (for GEN & OBC Candidates).
  • Relaxation: There is 5 years relaxation in age limit for SC/ST/PwD Candidates.
  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates should pass the 12th standard examination from any recognized board in 2016 & 2017.
  • Subjects: Candidates have to qualify the above examination with science stream, i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics in classes XI and XII.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates must obtain minimum 60% marks (55% for SC/ST/PwD categories) in aggregate (or equivalent grade) in 10+2 level or equivalent examination.
  • Appearing Candidates: Appearing Candidates can also apply.

NEST Application Dates 2018

Through this section students can check the official exam schedule of NEST Application:

EventsDates (Announced)
Starting of Online Application from1st January 2018
Closing date to apply5th March 2018
Fee Payment Re-open12th March 2018
Last date for fee payment14th March 2018 (6:00 PM)
NEST Exam date2nd June 2018

NEST 2019 Application Form

NEST 2019 application form will be released in the month of January 2019. NEST is a national level examination conducted for admission in 5 years of integrated M.Sc programme. It will be organized by the National Institute of Science Education & Research, Bhubaneshwar.

How to Apply

Here we are providing complete details about how to apply for NEST 2018:

  • Visit the website. (Link is given above).
  • Click on the link.
  • Now, you have to register yourself by entering your basic details.
  • After filling the basic details, you will receive an email regarding confirming the registration in the registered email id.
  • Click on the link to confirm the registration.
  • Now, you have to log in with the registered email id & password.
  • The NEST application form 2018 will be displayed on the screen.
  • Fill your basic information such as personal information, choice of exam centres and academic details.
  • Now, click on the save & proceed button to the next page.
  • Note down your application number for future use.
  • Upload your scanned passport size photograph & signature in the JPEG format.
  • The size of the scanned images should be maximum 100 KB each.
  • Now, you have to submit your application fee through the online payment gateway.
  • Verify your all filled details properly & click on the submit button.
  • Take a printout of the confirmation page for future use.

Click here to check NEST 2018 How to Apply (Registration & Submission).

FAQ’s (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: You can retrieve it by using the link “Oops! I forget my password” given on the login page.
Answer: Yes. An email-ID must be required for filling the application form.
Answer: You can upload your scanned images at the very last stage. It is mandatory for the completion of the application procedure.
Answer: No, there is no need to send the hard copy of the application form.
Answer: For General/OBC, candidates must born on or after 1st August 1998 & for SC/ST/PwD candidates, there are 5 years of age relaxation.
Answer: No. Follow the instruction to crop the pictures & re-upload by clicking the “Select Photo” or “Select Signature” button.
Answer: No. You can make payment only through online mode.

For any other queries related to NEST Application Form 2018, you can leave your queries below in the comment box.

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  1. Ravi prakash says:

    Sir please yeh bataho ki nest exam hindi mediam walo ke liye bhi hota hai kya?

  2. Sucharitha says:

    I have wrongly submitted my signature in the declaration I eligible for writing exam?

  3. Rushali kumari says:

    Sir, i have registered for nest but i haven’t downloaded my application form so how to download now?

  4. Muskan Chauhan says:

    Actually I have not taken the print out of the form
    So now how can I get it

  5. Prateek says:

    Sir I have paid the application fees Rs.1000 and it is deducted from my account but the site is showing there is transaction error… How I will overcome from it?

  6. Arnab Mukherjee says:

    My application summary is not given!!! There was an error shown to me.Transaction of rs.1000 has been made on POS 000000000368571 at MOPSBIDRCARD txn# 031414617323 but there is no summary.Why??

  7. Bijayashree Tripathy says:

    I forgot my user id

  8. Your Name...saswati says:

    is there any correction period

  9. silpa J says:

    Can i apply for nest 2018 since the last date of inline application is already over

  10. Aman kumar says:

    Dear sir my DOB -2/05/2000 i’m egligble for ñest exam 2018

  11. Balliratnam says:

    I have given my date of birth wrong can I correct it

  12. Nandyala Saiswetha says:

    Is there any chance to pay exam fee with fine?


    sir,my signature was filled wrong.That was my father’s signature instead of i want please give the attention on my problem and reply soon or mail me the correction date.So i will be grateful to you..

  14. Laxman says:

    Sir I paid 500 /-but the status showing me the was an technical problem……did my applications is applied or not..plz conform me sir

  15. Anubhab Das says:

    I put my roll no wrong. How can I edit this mistake?

  16. Vishñu says:

    Sir I’can correction in father name

  17. Hemant says:

    How to check later my form successfuly fulfilled.

  18. Rohini kashyap says:

    How to correct the for.

  19. Harshal Dhote says:

    Sir, there is a mistake done in form filling. That I had pass 12 in 2017 from Maharashtra board and again giving 12 from cg board. I had putted the information of Maharashtra board and I have to change it. Plz tell me how can I.

  20. RIONA ROY says:


  21. Adarsh dwivedi says:

    Sir, I have entered wrong spelling of my fathers name what do I do now ? Is there any correction period ? Where should I go ? Please answer me fast.

  22. Sujith says:

    Sir,I had,by mistake,given my signature both in the columns of photo and signature.How can I change my photo?

  23. Sujith says:

    Sir,I had,by mistake,given my signature both in the columns of photo and signature.How can I edit my photo?

  24. P pavan kalyan says:

    Sir I have already registered for NEST but I forgot my reference ID so am unable to move forward to pay the fee pls guide me regarding the problem

  25. Animesh Kumar says:

    Sir,I registered in best, but when I logged in,they had shown me personal details, but after that it didn’t proceed and no links were there

  26. anjali says:

    sir, i paid fees of 500 rs but at the final step the site showed a technical error and transaction was unsuccessful but 500 has been deducted from my account. what should i do now ; pay the fees again or wait for its refund?

  27. Avika Singh says:

    I have entered wrong spelling of my surname…How can I correct it..Please inform

  28. nidhi says:

    500 has been deducted from my account but nest didnt recieve the amount whenever i m opening my form they are not showing that i have paid why plz plz help

  29. Ram says:

    I forgot my user id

  30. Alkabuxi says:

    I have written wrong guardian name in nest form
    Can I edit it.pls inform

  31. Rudra panda says:

    How can i edit my nest form

  32. Nishima Sumam says:

    I uploaded the wrong thumb impression. Is there anyway i can change it?

  33. Rina bharti says:

    Sir, duriby form submission payment done twice and money deduction is rs1000 instead of rs 500 as I belongs to S.C. category. Please tell how will i get my refund money??

  34. Shagufta saher says:

    Sir I have passed my bsc in 2015 can I eligible for MSC through Nest 2018

  35. VANCHITA says:

    I have uploaded my signature instead of photograph and paid the application fee. How can i undo it?

  36. Nandini samal says:

    I have gave my signature wrong…what should i do in thid case? is there any problem for this?please inform me!

  37. Aparna says:

    There is some problem during payment.How can I overcome with this problem?

  38. Neha says:

    I have filled my email lD wrong. What l can do?

  39. sreelekha kp says:

    my DOB is 2/4/1998.whether i’m eligible for appying nest entrance test?

  40. Sonam says:

    Sir I had born on 6 aug 1998
    But I had passed 12 in 2015
    Can I give this nest exam 2018….please reply soon…

  41. Shiny says:

    I am studying 12 (2017-18).Am I eligible?

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