Notification for National Entrance Screening Test 2020 has been released. According to the notification, applications can be submitted from January 7th, 2020, till April 3rd, and the exam will be conducted on June 6th, 2020. NEST 2020 is jointly conducted by both NISER (National Institute of Science Education and Research) Bhubaneshwar and UM DAE CEBS (Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, University of Mumbai) Mumbai. Candidates must note that NEST application can only be submitted online.
NEST Exam will have two sessions, both of which will be conducted on the same day in two different time frames. NEST exam is conducted to take admissions to five-year M.Sc courses offered at NISER Bhubaneshwar and UM DAE CEBS Mumbai, across 91 cities in the country.
This exam schedule is as per the notification released in the newspaper and is expected to be released on the official website soon.
Application process begins January 7, 2020
Application window to close April 3, 2020
Exam Date June 6, 2020
Session 1- 9 AM to 12: 30 PM
Session 2- 2 PM to 5: 30 PM
Result June 16, 2020
Application fee for NEST is different for applicants from different categories. Candidates from the general category should remit an application fee of Rs. 1200/- and for candidates from SC/ST category it is Rs. 600/-.
The application fee is the same for female and PwD students from all categories. For them, the application fee is Rs. 600/-. The application fee can only be submitted online via credit, debit card, or net banking.