National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is a compulsory test for students seeking admission to National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai.
Both NISER and UM-DAE CBS have been started by Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India in 2007. Their mandate is to train scientific manpower for carrying out cutting edge scientific research and for providing input to scientific programmes of Department of Atomic Energy and other applied science institutions in the country.
The test is conducted in 37 centers across India. Below brochure gives the detailed procedure for applying for the NEST 2012, syllabus for NEST 2012 and important dates for NEST 2012.
Eligibility criteria to apply for NEST 2012
Students securing at least 60% marks in aggregate (or equivalent grade) in Class XII (or equivalent) examination from any recognized Board in India are eligible to apply. For Scheduled Cast (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates and for Persons with Disability (PD), the minimum requirement is 55%. Students who have passed the Class XII qualifying examination in 2010 or 2011 or are appearing in 2012 are eligible to apply. (Where only Letter Grade is given by the Board, a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent percentage marks will be required. In the absence of such a certificate the decision of the respective Admission Committees will be final.)
NEST 2012 Brochure
Important dates for NEST 2012
|Last date for requesting application form||12 February 2012|
|Last date for receipt of completed application form||12 March 2012|
|On-line applications freeze||12 March 2012|
|Dispatch of admit cards begins||April 15, 2012.|
|Date & Time of NEST 2012||May 27, 2012 (Sunday) 2 PM to 5 PM.|
|Announcement of NEST 2012 Results||June 20, 2012|
Previous year question papers of NEST 2012
- NEST 2011: http://nestexam.in/qnsans/NEST-11.pdf
- NEST 2010: http://nestexam.in/qnsans/NEST-10.pdf
- NEST 2009: http://nestexam.in/qnsans/NEST-09.pdf
To request application form for NEST 2012 or To apply send to
The Chief Coordinator, NEST 2012, Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Health Centre, University of Mumbai, Vidhyanagari Campus, Mumbai – 400098
To apply for NEST 2012