NEST 2021: Result (Declared), Cut Off, Counselling, Admission

NEST 2021NEST 2021 Result has been released on 1st September 2021. It is for candidates who wish to seek admission in the 5 year integrated MSc programme in Biological, Mathematical, Chemical, and Physical Science offered by the participating institutes. NEST 2021 has been organised by the NISER, Bhubaneshwar and UM-DAE CEBS Mumbai jointly. Candidates can get admission after qualifying the entrance exam successfully. Here we are providing details as result, dates and much more regarding NEST 2021.

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NEST 2021 Notifications – Result Declared

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NEST 2021 Exam Date has been announced. The examination is held on 14th August 2021. Check here for exam date details.  

NEST 2021 Syllabus has been released on 17th February 2021. Check here for syllabus details.  

NEST 2021 Important Dates

Candidates must go through following table regarding NEST Exam Dates:

EventsDates 2021 
Application process starts24th February 2021
Last date to submit application form15th July 2021
Admit card download3rd August 2021
NEST 2021 Exam14th August 2021
Result declaration1st September 2021
Counselling process startsSeptember 2021

NEST 2021 Result

NEST Result has been published in 1st September 2021 after the commencement of examination. It has been released via online mode. Candidates must have to enter their user ID & password to check or download their result & scorecard.

It consist of all the details as candidates name, date of birth, exam date, score, rank, photograph & much more. It is necessary to score 90 marks out of 180 to qualify the examination.

Candidates who will qualify the examination with minimum marks will get shortlisted & will be further called for counselling process.

NEST 2021 Counselling

NEST counselling process will be conducted through offline mode in various rounds. It will get release after the candidate’s selection. Candidates will also have to bring original & photo stated documents at the time of counselling for verification & submission.

It will be mandatory for all qualified candidates to participate in the counselling process. The admission will be offered to candidates only after the counselling session. Candidates will have to appear at NISER and UM-DAE-CBS campuses separately within the limited time period for counselling.

The following documents will be required:

  • 10th& 12thCertificate
  • 10th& 12thMarksheet
  • NEST 2021 Admit Card
  • Passport size photographs
  • Disability certificate (if required)
  • Caste certificate
  • Valid photo ID proof
  • NEST 2021 Score card
  • Provisional call letter

NEST 2021 Cut-off

NEST Cut-off will be published via online mode. Cut-off will be the minimum marks candidates will have to carry to qualify the examination. It will be based on various factors such as no. of students participated for the examination, difficulty level, previous year cut-off trend and much more.

The expected cut-off as per the previous year trend for various categories will be as:

CategoryExpected Cut-off

NEST 2021 Answer Key

NEST Answer Key has been published on the website via online mode. It has been released on 30th August 2021. Answer key contain correct answers of all the questions asked in the questions papers. With the help of answer key, candidates will be able to assume their marks scored in the examination even before the result declaration.

Candidates must have to enter their roll number & date of birth to download the answer key. The answer key has been made available in two sets as SET A & SET B. Students are also able to challenge the answer key.

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: The registration process of NEST 2021 has been started from 24th February 2021.

Answer: You are able to apply for NEST 2021 by online mode.

Answer: Yes, candidates must have to produce 10th & 12th mark sheet and certificate at the time of registration.

Answer: No, authority will not provide any correction facility in the application form.

Answer: No, the application fee will be non-refundable in any case.

Answer: Yes, appearing candidates are also eligible for examination.

Answer: No, NEST 2021 will be organized only via online mode (computer-based).

Answer: No, candidates must have qualified 12th on or after 2018 year to be eligible.

NEST 2021 Application Form

Candidates must go through following details regarding NEST Application Form:

  • NEST 2021 application form has been released on 24th February 2021.
  • The last date to submit the application form is till 15th July 2021. 
  • Candidates are able to fill the application form via online mode.
  • While filling application, candidates must have to upload passport size photograph & signature in the prescribed format.
  • It is mandatory to provide valid/ working email ID & phone number in the application form.
  • Candidates also have to fill the exam city as per their preference.
  • At last, candidates are advised to take printout of filled in application form for further use.

Application Fee:

  • NEST 2021 application fee can be paid through online mode.
  • The mode of payment includes credit card, debit card, or net banking.
  • General & OBC male category candidates will have to submit 1200.
  • The application fee for female category, SC/ST and PwD category will be 600.
Check Here – How to Fill NEST Application Form

NEST Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must go through following NEST Eligibility norms before applying for the examination:

  • Qualifying: Candidates must qualify 12th level examination from any recognized board or university to be eligible for the examination.
  • Mandatory Subject: Candidates must have Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics in the qualifying examination to be eligible.
  • Percentage: General category candidates must score minimum 60% marks & 55% for reserved category candidates to be eligible.
  • Age Limit: General & OBC category must be born on or after 1st August 2001. 5 years of relaxation will be given to SC/ ST category candidates.

NEST 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates must go through following details regarding NEST Exam Pattern:

  • Exam Mode: NEST 2021 examination has been organized via Online (computer-based) mode.
  • Time Duration: 3 hours time duration will be given to complete the examination.
  • Questions Type: The question paper will consist of the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).
  • Total marks: The questions will be of 200 marks.
  • Sections: There will be total 4 sections which includes subjects i.e. physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology.

Candidates must check following table for marking in various sections:

Total—–200 marks

NEST 2021 Syllabus

NEST Syllabus will follows the NCERT/ CBSE science syllabus of class 11th & 12th. It has been published by the authority via online mode. The question paper will contain questions from the General section, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Biology subject.

There will be various questions to test candidates’ ability, to know quantitative ability, and also qualitative aspects. Candidate’s aptitude for career in science will be also checked.

Candidates are advised to read complete syllabus to avoid basic mistakes before starting the preparation.

NEST 2021 Preparation Tips

Candidates must go through following preparation tips & tricks while applying for NEST 2021:

  • Make proper time table & strictly follow it.
  • Test you speed & accuracy level by practicing mock test.
  • Solve previous year question paper & sample papers.
  • Make notes & revise them on regular basis.
  • Keep yourself fit & healthy.

NEST 2021 Admit Card

NEST 2021 Admit Card has been made available via online mode. Candidates have to enter their login credentials to download their admit card. It has been released on 3rd August 2021. No candidate can receive any admit card via post or courier.

It is mandatory for all candidates to carry admit card along with one valid ID proof at the examination centre. No candidates are allowed to sit for the examination without admit card & valid ID proof.

If you have any other queries regarding NEST 2021, you can ask us by leaving your comment below in the comment box below.

Displaying 52 Comments
  1. Ravan says:

    Hello sir my 12th marks are 57% can i eligible for nest 2022 i from sc category

  2. Mantu Kumar Sah says:

    Dear sir
    I am Mantu Sah from my M sc chemistry completed 2013 Now I am job in GFL Dahej in environment department as ETP supervisor so I have to do environment course in your this impossible.When that I am from Bihar.

  3. Aayushee Ghosh says:

    Is there any negative marking ?

  4. Diya Ghosh says:

    Appearing 12th exam …am i eligible for Nest 2021 exam

  5. Sudhanshu says:

    Sir,I am PCM student,am I eligible for nest 2021

  6. sneha sruti sahu says:

    sir my payment for nest exam is yet pending. how can I log in to pay the fee online.or whether I have to fill all details again ?

  7. Prisha Khattri says:

    I have mathematics, physics, and chemistry, but no biology can I eligible for nest

  8. Devansh says:

    I have physics chemistry and maths in 12th so am i eligible for this exam

  9. Amlanjyoti Biswal says:

    I have Biology, Physics, Chemistry in 12th standard. Could I appear NEST entrance exam.

  10. Ahelee says:

    I am 12th appearing student can I eligible for this exam ??

  11. Swayam Vaza says:

    This 2020-2021 exam year niser removed General it true ? Please reply…

  12. mukta says:

    Iam applying for NEST 2021, filled all details but e payment is failed how to continue
    please reply

  13. Nandhini says:

    I’m a pcb student, how can i clear Mathematics section. I’m so confused help me

  14. shivani says:

    sir can PCB student are eligible for this exam?



  16. Mittali says:

    Sir, for general female category what is the fee structure?

  17. ramesh singh says:

    sir i have apply for age limit

  18. A S says:

    Am I eligible for NEST examination if I have PCB in class 12th (not Mathematics)?

  19. Àñjàli says:

    Can a graduate pass student apply for this exam

  20. A S says:

    Am I eligible for NEST if I don’t have Mathematics in class 12th?

  21. Poorvi says:

    Is it mandatory to attempt Maths section for bio students

  22. Neelam verma says:

    I am a PCB student then how will I clear a certain cut off for mathematics.i am confused .do we have to attempt all five sections

  23. Sithara says:

    Hello sir, I am going write to 12th exam in 2021 ,am I eligible for applying this exam.

  24. saloni kalra says:

    I have heard that from 2021 nest exam.a student have to attempt all five sections .biology gk.physics .chemistry. mathematics and have to clear a certain cut off in subjects.and I am a PCB student then how will I clear a certain cut off for mathematics.i am confused .do we have to attempt all five sections .kindly reply.

  25. Smruti prangya Mishra says:

    If my +2exam is in April then can I apply for nest exam in niser. Plz send us proper updates about in exam entry forms and dates..

  26. Rojina swain says:

    Sir, which books is better for nest


    I have done my 12th class exam in 2018 will i be eligible for 2021 entrance…

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      According to current eligibility criteria, Class 12th qualifying examination should be passed in either 2019 or 2020 and Candidates appearing in 2021 are also eligible.

  28. Nasrim says:

    I have cleared 12 th exam on 2019 batch wil I be eligible for nest 2021

  29. Vaishnavi says:

    I have qualified my 12th in year 2020,will i be eligible for nest 2021?

  30. James says:

    I am general category student.Do I need to have a caste certificate??


    Is there any NISER institution other than Bhubaneswar? If yes where are they?

  32. Aditi says:

    Sir i have cleared 12 in 2019 and i am born in December 2000,will i be eligible for nest 2021

  33. prasanna kumar swain says:

    is it mandatory biology as a subject in 12th class besides pcm?

  34. B.Greeshmi says:

    Can I join MSc through NEST after completion of my graduation

  35. Rupesh says:

    I pass 12th in 2018 am I eligible for nest 2021

  36. Kesiya says:

    Sir I’m taken physics,chemistry,maths and computer science subjects in 11th &12th grade. Can I write nest exam?

  37. Sunita says:

    Hello sir I have perused pure science stream(Physics, chemistry, math, biology)with 66% in 12th. Can I give nest 2021 exam ❓

  38. Sunita says:

    Hello Sir My Total score in 12th is 66% can I give nest 2021 exam❓

  39. Sagar panda says:

    What is the cut-off for 2021??(general)

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