NEST 2018 – Complete Details of Exam, Result, Application Form, Seat


National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2018

NEST 2018 is a mandatory entrance test which is conducted for securing the admission in the various 5 year integrated programs. The instructions provided are to educate all the applicants about all the scientific programs of the Department of Atomic Energy and many various science institutions situated across the country. NEST 2018 is conducted in order to offer admissions to the willing candidates in the five year integrated program of MSC in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics which are provided by both NISER and UM-DAE CEBS. The applicants can secure their admission in the course or program they desire to do in NISER and Mumbai University (Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences), Mumbai are provided on the basis of their NEST 2018 score. The applicants who want to give the entrance exam should have passed their Class 10+2 from Science stream.

The National Entrance Screening Test 2018 will be conducted on 2nd June, 2018. The entrance exam will be of 3 hours duration and who so ever wants to appear for the exam have to apply or register themselves for this entrance exam. The participants can now apply for the NEST entrance exam on or before the due date lasts. As, the website will not accept any application forms will not be accepted after the due date lasts.

If any of the participants qualifies and got their admission secured through NEST 2018 then they will be given a scholarship of Rs. 60,000 through INSPIRE scholarship department of science and technology or can be given from the DISHA scholarship of Department of Atomic energy, Government of India. And, the available number of seats for taking admissions in NISER Bhubaneswar will be approx. 170 seats + 2(JK). And the total number of seats which are available for taking the admissions in CBS Mumbai are 45 seats + 2(JK) approximately. And if any candidate belongs to Jammu and Kashmir then his/her two seats would be reserved for them in each institution.

National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2018

The participants who are appearing for the entrance exam can now apply for NEST 2018 by visiting the official website. To make payment for the application fee the candidate can make their payment via Credit/debit card or net banking. The application fee required for the candidates who are applying for the exam is Rs. 1000 for General/ OBC categories participants and for the applicant who so ever belongs to SC/ST category they have to pay Rs. 500. All the appearing candidates should reach the allotted test centres before the scheduled time. As, the entrance exam will start exactly at the scheduled time 10:00 i.e. no candidates will be allowed to enter their exam centres after 10:30 am. Here are some of the necessary points which are related to NEST 2018:

  • The candidates cannot use Log tables or calculator after they entered their examination hall.
  • No exchange and sharing of any material will not be allowed.
  • The participants have to bring their hall ticket and a photo identity card for their verification while they go to appear for their entrance exam.
  • The exam paper will include 5 sections of Objective type question.
  • The initial section is the general section which is of 30 marks. There is no negative marking applicable for the general section.
  • The section two includes particular subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.


We hope this article helped all the interested and appearing candidates to know about their NEST 2018 and also about the related exam pattern and necessary points. All the candidates are advised to go through all the explained points and the details which are related to the entrance exam very carefully. If in case any of the applicants have any doubt or face any problem then they can visit the official website or else they can go to for further updates.


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