NEST 2022: Cut Off (Out), Counselling (Started), Admission Procedure

NEST 2022NEST 2022 Cut Off Marks has been released through online mode. National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is a national level entrance exam conducted by the NISER, Bhubaneshwar and UM-DAE CEBS Mumbai jointly. NEST is a compulsory entrance exam for candidates seeking admission in Integrated MSc Program at NISER, Bhubaneswar and UM-DAE CEBS, Mumbai. Through this exam qualified candidates will get admission in Integrated MSc Program of both participating institutions. Here in this article, we have provided the complete details candidates need to know about NEST 2022.

NEST 2022 Notifications – Cut Off Released

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NEST 2022 Exam Dates

Following are the complete tentative event wise NEST exam dates:

Events Dates 2022
Application process starts21st February 2022
Last date to submit application form21st May 2022
Admit card download7th June 2022
NEST 2022 Exam18th June 2022
Answer key23rd June 2022
Result declaration5th July 2022
Counselling process startsStarted

NEST 2022 Answer Key

Answer Key has been released by the exam conducting authority after few days from the completion of examination. Answer keys has been sent to the registered email ID of the candidates. Candidates can also raise the objections against the answer key till 25th May 2022.

The answer key contain the correct answer of every asked question in the examination. With the NEST 2022 Answer Key, candidates are able to predict their marks even before the declaration of result.

NEST 2022 Result

Authority has released the NEST result for every exam participated candidates individually though online mode. Candidates are able to check there from 5th July 2022 through the website of exam conducting authority.

The NEST Result 2022 will not be sent to any candidates individually through by post of any other offline mode. Candidates have to login into the website of authority for checking their result.

Candidates should keep their result safe till the completion of admission procedure as result could be required at the time of counselling.

NEST 2022 Cut Off

Cut off is the minimum marks set by the participating institution separately. Candidates must have to score more than the prescribed cut off marks to be eligible to the further admission procedure.

Authority has released the category wise cut off marks for every category. Candidates must have to score the marks in NEST 2022 Examination as per the category. On the basis of Cut off Marks authority has prepared the merit list for every qualified candidates.

NEST 2022 Counselling

The counselling is conducted by the NISER and UM-DAE-CBS separately through offline mode. Candidates have to participate in the counselling procedure for admission in offered programs at NISER and UM-DAE-CBS campuses.

Authority conducts the counselling procedure in various rounds on the basis of number of vacant seats after each round of counselling. Authority will only allow the qualified candidates of the examination for participating in the counselling process.

Candidates will also have to report at the prescribed counselling centre with following documents:

  • 10th & 12th Certificate
  • 10th & 12th Mark sheet
  • NEST 2022 Admit Card
  • Passport size photographs
  • Disability certificate (if required)
  • Caste certificate
  • Valid photo ID proof
  • NEST 2022 Score card
  • Provisional call letter, etc.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Question)

Answer: Candidates can fill the application form through the website of exam conducting authority.

Answer: Candidates are able to fill the application form from 21st February 2022.
Answer: Direct link of application form is provided in our article after the commencement of registration process.
Answer: No, Application form can only be submitted through online mode.
Answer: Total 3 hours 30 Minutes will be allotted to solve the question papers.
Answer: There Are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in NEST 2022 exam.
Answer: The Exam will be conducted in English only.
Answer: There will be total 4 sections in the examination.
Answer: NEST 2022 examination will be conducted through Computer-Based Test (CBT/online exam).
Answer: GEN Category candidates must be born on or after 1st August 2002 to be eligible for NEST. 5 years of relaxation will be given to SC/ ST category candidates.

NEST 2022 Application Form

Checkout the complete details about NEST Application form 2022:

  • NEST 2022 Application Form has been released by the authority through online mode.
  • Candidates are able to fill the application form from 21st February 2022 to 21st May 2022.
  • Application form are released for eligible candidates only, so candidates are advised to confirm their eligibility before applying.
  • Candidates are advised to use valid and working Email ID and Phone Number as all the communication can be done through provided information.
  • Candidates should fill the application form before the last date of submission as no candidates will be allowed to submit the application form after last date.
  • Candidates are advised to keep the printout of filled application form and fee receipt for future references.

Application Fee:

NEST 2022 Application Form Fee can be submitted through online mode only. Candidates can use Credit Card, Debit Card and Net Banking for transaction of Application form fee.

NEST 2022 Application form fee is as follows:

Category Application Fee
General & OBC maleRs.1200/-
Female, SC/ST and PwDRs.600/-
Check Here – How to Fill NEST Application Form

NEST Eligibility Criteria

Following is complete NEST eligibility norms candidates must satisfy to be eligible for the exam:

  • Qualifying: Candidates should have passed 10+2 Intermediate or its equivalent examination from any recognized board or university.
  • Subject: Candidates should have Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics as mandatory subject in the qualifying examination.
  • Percentage: Candidates should have obtained minimum 60% marks (55% for reserved category) candidates to be eligible.
  • Age Limit: Category must be born on or after 1st August 2002 to be eligible for NEST 5 years of relaxation will be given to SC/ ST category candidates.

NEST 2022 Exam Pattern

Following is the complete NEST pattern for the examination:

  • Mode of Examination: NEST 2022 examination will be a Computer-Based Test (CBT/online exam).
  • Questions Type: Question Paper will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).
  • Time Duration3 hours and 30 Minutes will be given to candidates for completing the examination.
  • Total marks: The questions will be consist of total 200 marks.
  • Sections: There will be total 4 sections which includes subjects i.e. physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology.

Checkout the complete section wise pattern for the NEST 2022 Exam:

Section Subject Marking
Total200 Marks

NEST 2022 Syllabus

The syllabus of NEST 2022 will consist of various topics from the 11th and 12th class syllabus of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.

Authority will release the complete topic wise NEST syllabus along with the Information Bulletin.  Candidates will be able to check their syllabus through online mode on the website.

NEST 2022 Preparation Tips

Here are some effective tips and tricks for better NEST preparation for examination:

  • Go through the complete syllabus and Exam pattern.
  • Make a proper time table and follow it strictly.
  • Solve the sample and previous years question papers.
  • Make the short notes and revise them time to time.
  • Revise your Academic notes.

NEST 2022 Admit Card

Admit Card is an important document candidates will have to carry while appearing in the exam. Authority has released the admit card before few weeks from the exam. Candidates are able to download the admit card from 7th June 2022 through online mode.

The NEST admit card has been released for successfully registered candidates only. Registered candidates are able to download their admit card by login into the website of exam conducting authority.

If you have any other queries regarding NEST 2022, you can ask us by leaving your comment below in the comment box below.

Displaying 40 Comments
  1. Suraj V says:

    Sir can a student who has mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer science as his/her mandatory subjects give the NEST exam? Please need the answers soon because I have to apply for it.

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Candidates should have Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics as mandatory subject in the qualifying examination.

  2. Vishwa says:

    Sir I am a bipc student can I apply for NEST 2022

  3. S K Maharana says:

    Students having physics, chemistry and biology in 12th standard are eligible to apply for nest exam 2022 or not. Kindly clarify.

  4. K.L.Yadav says:

    I passed 12 th class by physics, chemistry & biology.
    Can we apply or no

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      It is mandatory to have Mathematics also including PCB in 12th level examination to be eligible for NEST 2022.

  5. Sitaram meena says:

    मैं 12th,CBSE PCM ,2022 रेगूलर स्टूडेंट्स हूं क्या NEST का फार्म भर सकता हूं।

  6. Sindhu says:

    Is there any negative marking?

  7. Suraj says:

    Sir can a candidate who has opted for the Engineering stream write NEST?

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Candidates should have Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics as mandatory subject in the qualifying examination.

  8. Bhagaban sahoo says:

    Sir, my dob is15/03/1980can i eligible for the exam?

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Candidates must be born on or after 1st August 2002 to be eligible for NEST 5 years of relaxation will be given to SC/ ST category candidates.

  9. Arka Ghosh says:

    Mathematics is compulsory for nest?or PCB STUDENTS ARE ALSO APPLY FOR IT.

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Candidates should have Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics as mandatory subject in the qualifying examination.

  10. aastha malik says:

    students appearing in 10+2 can also apply and whether maths is compulsory in 10+2

  11. Gudi Mallik says:

    Is biology compulsory ? I don’t have biology in 12th but other subjects have . Can i eligible to apply for this ?

  12. Ravi says:

    My DOB 7 February 2004 i belongs to sc category can I eligible for nest 2022

  13. Arpita roy says:

    Sir I’m a student of literature 3rd year ( B’D 28/4/2002)
    Can i apply this?

  14. Suraj V says:

    Can a student of Engineering stream apply for NEST 2022?
    If yes please tell me the eligibility norms for this stream.

  15. Ravi suman says:

    Mathematics is compulsory for nest?or PCB STUDENTS ARE ALSO APPLY FOR IT.

  16. Prabhas says:

    Total how many questions will be there

  17. Siva says:

    When niser realese the official notification for 2022

  18. Shirsha says:

    Can we give the exam sitting at home through laptop or tablet?

  19. V V Rama Kishore says:

    Are good career options available post completion of the courses viz… in Research, Teaching, Labs, apart from pursuing PhD

  20. Siba jally says:

    My 12th marks are 56% can i eligible for nest 2022 i from sc category

  21. Sreetama Bhattacharjya says:

    I am an ISC student and chances are the results will not be published by the end of April,2022. In that case, am I eligible for NEST,2022 and which all marksheets are required for me to submit?

  22. Sheezan wani says:

    I am PCB student, I have qualified 12th in 2020 with 86 percent am I eligible?

  23. SANDEEP RAY says:

    Candidates appearing 10+2 exm in 2022 are eligible for NEST 2022?

  24. Rani Devman Bangare says:

    I am 12 th pcb student can i am eligible for nest .I don’t have mathematics subject in my 12th

  25. Sthitipragyan Mohanty says:

    Is biology compulsory?Is it ok to have PCM only?

  26. Pravin Pandurang Ninghot says:

    Mathematics is compulsory for nest?or PCB STUDENTS ARE ALSO APPLY FOR IT.

  27. Monalika Patra says:

    Please Tell me the required books for the NEST EXAM 2022

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