NEST 2020 notification released, application form to release on January 7


Notification for National Entrance Screening Test 2020 is released. According to the notification, application can be submitted from January 7th, 2020, till April 3rd, and the exam will be conducted on June 6th, 2020. NEST 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 applications for NEST can only be submitted online.

NEST Exam will have two sessions, both of them 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 and the exam will be conducted across 91 cities in the country.

Exam Schedule

This exam schedule is as per the notification released in the news paper and is expected to get released on the official website soon.

   Event   Dates  

  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 16th, 2020  

  Application Fee

Application fee for NEST is different for applicants from different categories. Candidates from General category are to submit an application fee of Rs. 1200/- while 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 is Rs. 600/-. The application fee can only be submitted online via credit, debit card, or via net banking.


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