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Everything you want to know about NEST 2020!

NEST 2020 will be held on 6th June 2020. 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 CEBS), Mumbai.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates in General and OBC category should be born on or after August 01, 2000. The age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC/ ST/ Divyangjan candidates.
  • Class XII qualifying examination should be passed in either 2018 or 2019. Candidates appearing in 2020 are also eligible.
  • At least 60% marks in aggregate (or equivalent grade) in Class XII (or equivalent) examination. For Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates and for Divyangjan candidates, the minimum requirement is 55%.
  • There is no specific syllabus for the General section. The aim is to test candidate’s aptitude for a career in science. Questions are designed to test the candidate’s familiarity with major historical milestones in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, Computer science and Environmental studies. There will be some questions designed to test the grasp of Mathematics up to 10th standard and application of the same to simple problems. Some questions in this section aim to test the candidate’s general ability to comprehend qualitative and quantitative aspects of a given scientific passage. Some questions may aim to find whether the candidates can interpret graphical and/or tabular representation of information.