NEST Application Form 2018: Registration, Eligibility, How to Apply

NEST Application Form 2018NEST Application Form 2018 will be available through online mode only. National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is a national level entrance examination. NEST exam is conducted for admission to the five year 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.

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NEST Application Form 2018

newiconNEST 2018 Official Notification will be released on or after 26th December 2017.

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 will be started from the first week of January 2018 through online mode only.
  • There is no offline mode to apply for the NEST entrance exam.
  • The last date to apply for the NEST exam will be the first week of 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) is Rs. 700 and for SC/ST/female/PwD candidates is Rs. 350. Candidates can pay the application fee through Credit/Debit card or Net banking.

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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 tentative exam schedule of NEST Application:

EventsDates (Tentative)
Starting of Online Application from1st week of January 2018
Closing date to apply1st week of March 2018
NEST Exam date4th week of May 2018

How to Apply

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

  • Visit to the website. (Link will be 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 login 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 centers 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 online payment gateway.
  • Verify your all filled details properly & click on the submit button.
  • Take a printout of the confirmation page for future use.

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. nikunj says:

    biology is necessary for nest exam because i am currently a non medical student

  2. Sanjay Singh Chauhan says:

    my date of birth is 9 january 1998. Am i eligible for NEST 2018

  3. Malvika says:

    Can i appear for nest as my date of birth is oct 1993 ?

  4. Simran Kaur Saini says:

    I want to take admission for bsc in forensic science. My percentage is 58.2. Am i eligible to give this exam and take admission in university of mumbai.

  5. Sanjay Mahala says:

    What are the syllabus for exam?how can we prepare for the exam???suggest some tip.

  6. Ajay says:

    I passed 12th class in 2015.and my date of birth is 1999. Can I fill this form.

  7. Sourashis Chakrabortry says:

    I will appear class 12 examination on March 2018 and my DoB is 30th October,1999.Can I apply for NEST examination 2018.

  8. Himanshi says:

    Sir,can I give nest if my subjects are physics,chemistry and biology

  9. Jyoti minz says:

    My brother is continuing +2 2017,so can he fill the form of nest2018

  10. Sameeksha Niyogi says:

    Is maths also compulsory to register for the exam

  11. biku borah says:

    can i give the exam of nest held in 2018 if my date of birth is 24 april 1998 but i passed 12th in 2016 and i am from gernal catergry

  12. Vishal tyagi says:

    Is mathematics in 10+2is compulsory for nest

  13. praveen says:

    actually ia m from bpc streem i dont have mathematics as my subject so it will not become an problem to me during exam . i want to know for mpc and bpc there will be different question papers aaaaaa.

  14. deepshikha joshi says:

    can i give the exam of nest held in 2018 if my date of birth is 23 feb 1997 bt i m a final year student n in gernal catergry

  15. deva says:

    link for application please???

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