National Entrance Screening Test or NEST - 2017 is an admission test for admission to the 5 year Integrated M.Sc Programme in basic sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics at 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 for the academic year 2017-18.
Number of Seats: NISER: 172; CBS: 47.
Eligibility: Candidates should have passed in Class XII examination in either 2015 or 2016. Candidates appearing in 2017 are also eligible to apply.
Candidates should have secured at least 60 percent marks in aggregate (or equivalent grade) in Class XII (or equivalent) examination from any recognized Board in India. For Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates and for Persons with Disability (PD), the minimum requirement is 55 percent.
Age: Candidates in General and OBC category should be born on or after August 01, 1997. The age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC/ ST/ Physically Disabled (PD) candidates.
Important Dates of NEST - 2017:
Registration / online application opens: 2 January 2017
Online application closes: 6 March 2017
Date of examination: 27 May 2017