NEST 2024: Counselling (Started), Merit List (Out), Admission

NEST 2024NEST 2024 Counselling has been started. Merit List has been released. Cut Off has been released. Answer Key has been released on 5th July 2024. NEST (National Entrance Screening Test) is conducted by National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Center for excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai. Exam is conducted to provide admission in 5-year Integrated M.Sc. program in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics & Physics. It is a national level entrance exam conducted every year. In this article, we have mentioned details about NEST 2024 such as exam dates, pattern, answer key, result, counselling etc.

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NEST 2024 Notifications – Counselling Started

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NEST 2024 Result has been declared on 12th July 2024 through login. Check here for result details.

NEST 2024 Cut Off Marks has been released via online mode. Check here for result details.

NEST 2024 Answer Key has been released on 5th July 2024. Check here for answer Key details.

NEST 2024 Overview

Exam nameNEST
Full formNational Entrance Screening Test
Exam levelNational level
Conducted byNISER, Bhubaneswar and UM-DAE CEBS, Mumbai
Courses offeredIntegrated M.Sc. program
Application modeOnline

NEST 2024 Exam Dates

Check the exam dates for NEST 2024 provided below:

EventsDates 2024
Application form starts3rd April 2024
Last date to submit3rd June 2024
Application Correction12th to 14th June 2024
Admit Card20th June 2024
Exam date30th June 2024
Release of Answer key5th July 2024
Result12th July 2024

NEST 2024 Answer Key

NEST 2024 Answer Key has been released on 5th July 2024. NEST Answer key consist of the correct answers to every asked question in the entrance examination. It has been made available through online ode.

It has been released on the website through login. If candidates are not be satisfied with the answer then they are able to raise the objection from 5th to 7th July 2024. Candidates are also able to make objection against answer key within given time. After objection, final answer key will get published.

NEST 2024 Result

The NEST Result has been declared on 12th July 2024 through online mode. Candidates are able to download their scores by entering login credentials. Merit list will also be prepared on the basis of candidates score in the entrance exam.

Score card contain the total scores, scaled score for each section and percentile ranking. Once the final percentile score will be announced, the scores of the candidates will be sent to the institute opted by them in the registration form.

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NEST 2024 Cut Off

NEST 2024 Counselling

NEST Counselling will start to provide admission in 5 year Integrated M.Sc. programmes. It will be conducted in three rounds through offline mode. For NEST exam, no joint counselling will be conducted. It will be held separately at NISER and UM-DAE-CBS.

The candidates who will be shortlisted will be allotted seats in M.Sc. courses at NISER and UM-DAE-CBS. Candidates must bring the documents for verification at allotted centre in which they want to take admission in.

Documents Required for Counselling

  • 10th and 12th marksheet/ certificate
  • Caste Certificate
  • NEST 2024 Admit Card
  • Valid Id proof
  • NEST 2024 Result
  • Provisional call letter
  • Passport size photograph etc.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Answer: There is no limit on number of attempts to apply for NEST exam.

Answer: No, there will be a choice for preference subject in Mathematics and Biology.
Answer: To be eligible for exam, candidates must born on after 1st August 2003.
Answer: There will be total 5 sections in the NEST exam.
Answer: The exam has been conducted through online mode only.
Answer: Yes, candidates who will be appearing in final year in 2024 will also be eligible to apply for exam.
Answer: No, candidates need to submit the fee through online mode.

NEST 2024 Exam Centres

Candidates are able to choose the exam centres according to their preference while filling the application form. Check some of the exam centres as given below:

Port BlairRaipur
GunturNew Delhi
Naharlagun- ItanagarHamirpur
Bhilai NagarBokaro Steel City

NEST 2024 Application Form

Following are the detail about NEST 2024 Application Form with some instructions:

  • The NEST 2024 Application Form has been released on 3rd April 2024.
  • Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form.
  • Applicants must fill the application form with details such as personal, academic, contact details, etc.
  • Application form for NEST 2024 is available through online mode.
  • After filling the details, upload the scanned photograph and signature in prescribed size and format.
  • Last date to submit the application form has been extended till 3rd June 2024.
  • Application correction has been started from 12th to 14th June 2024.
  • At last, submit the form and take the printout of the application form for future reference.

Application Fee:

  • The NEST 2024 Application Fee can be submitted through online mode.
  • Candidates are able to pay the fee using Debit card, Credit card, and Net banking.

Application fee for different category is as follows:

CategoryApplication Fee
General/ OBC candidates (male)Rs. 1400/-
Female/ SC/ ST candidatesRs. 700/-
Check Here – How to Fill NEST Application Form

How to Apply for NEST 2024

  • Step-1: Go to the website (link is provided above).
  • Step-2: Click on “Online Application” tab and enter basic details.
  • Step-3: After login, candidates have to enter details such as personal, address, educational qualification, etc.
  • Step-4: Upload the scanned photograph and signature with each file less than 200 KB.
  • Step-5: Cross-check all the details in the form.
  • Step-6: Now submit the application fee via online mode.
  • Step-7: After fee submission, take the printout of the application form.

NEST 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for NEST 2024 is mentioned below:

  • Age Criteria: Candidate must born on or after 1st August 2003 to be eligible for exam. For SC/ ST Divyangjan candidates age is relaxed by 5 years.
  • Qualification: Applicants must qualify 12th/ intermediate or equivalent from any recognized board in year 2022 or 2023.
  • Subject: In qualifying exam, candidates must pass with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology to be eligible for exam.
  • Marks: Minimum marks candidates must score at least 60% marks (55% marks for reserved category candidates).
  • Appearing: Applicants appearing in final year in 2024 are also be eligible to apply for exam.

NEST 2024 Exam Pattern

Candidates must check following exam pattern for NEST 2024 below:

  • Exam mode: Exam has been conducted through online (CBT) mode.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes have allotted to candidates to solve the paper.
  • Type of Question: The paper contains Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • Marks: There were total 200 marks in the exam.
  • Sections: There was total 4 sections in the exam.
  • Marking scheme: 2.5 marks are given for correct answer and 1 mark is get deducted for an incorrect answer.

NEST 2024 Syllabus

The NEST syllabus has been released on the basis of 11th and 12th class. The candidates must prepare from NCERT and CBSE pattern.

Check the various topics for NEST exam provided below:

  • Chemistry: Measurement in chemistry, Mole concept, Atomic Structure and chemical bonding, Gaseous and liquid states, thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, solid state, solutions, s-block elements, Aldehydes and Ketones, amines, etc.
  • Physics: Units and dimensions, significant figures, design of some experiments, Graphical representation, and interpretation of data, conservation of angular momentum, pressure in a fluid, sound, and mechanical waves, etc.
  • Mathematics: Algebra, Logarithms, Trigonometry, analytical geometry, differential calculus, integral calculus, vectors.
  • Biology: Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution, ecology, Human and Environment, biotechnology, digestive system, developmental biology, immunology, systematics.

NEST 2024 Preparation Tips

The preparation tips for the NEST 2024 exam is given below:

  • Prepare a practical timetable and follow it regularly.
  • Solve previous year’s papers to analyze and increase your performance.
  • Revise the topics at the end of the day.
  • Must have knowledge of multiple subjects which can help candidates to avoid negative marks.
  • Make short and simple notes for quick revision.
  • Don’t take the stress. Practice yoga and meditation to ease your mind.

NEST 2024 Admit Card

NEST Admit Card has been available through online mode. It has been released on 20th June 2024. The hall ticket contains details such as candidates name, centre, duration, venue, and reporting, etc. To download the admit card, candidates have to enter application number and date of birth.

Candidates must not forget to carry admit card along with photo identity proof at the exam hall. Without these documents, the candidate will not be allowed to take the exam.

Leave your comments in comment section below, if you have any other query related to NEST 2024.


  1. Is it must to have all four subject (physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics) in intermediate(10+2) to be eligible for nest?

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