NEST 2020: Application Form (Started), Dates, Pattern, Syllabus
NEST 2020 Application Form has been started from 8th January 2020. The exam will be organized by the NISER, Bhubaneswar and UM-DAE-CEBS, Mumbai jointly. This is a national entrance screening test conducted every year to offer admission into 5 years of Integrated M.Sc programmes in Biological, Mathematical, Chemical and Physical sciences. Admission will be offered to the candidates who will qualify the entrance exam successfully. In this article, we have provided all the details related to NEST 2020.
NEST 2020 Application Form
Candidates can check the complete details of the NEST 2020 application form:
- The online registration process of NEST 2020 has been started from 8th January 2020.
- The online application process consists of various stages like registration process, filling the application form, uploading the documents & images and payment of application fee.
- Candidates have to submit the application form till 3rd April 2020.
- Before filling the application form candidates must be ready with their necessary documents like class 10th and 12th Mark sheet and Pass certificate, passport size photograph digital copy and scanned image of their signature.
- Candidates must fill their application form carefully as no modification or correction facility will be provided later.
- At the time of filling the application form candidates have to fill their preference of exam city.
NEST 2020 Exam Pattern
Candidates must check below the complete exam pattern of NEST 2020:
- Exam Mode and Date: NEST 2020 will be conducted on 6th June 2020 in online (CBT) mode.
- Type of Questions: The question paper will consist of objective type of questions.
- Time Duration: The total time duration to complete the exam paper will be of 3 hours.
- Sections: The question paper will consist of total five sections. Section 1 will be General Section (Compulsory). Section 2 will contain questions from Biology, Section 3 from Chemistry, Section 4 from Mathematics and Section 5 from Physics. Candidates have to attempt any three other sections after attempting Section I.
- Total Marks: The exam paper will be of total 230 marks.
- Marking Scheme: There will be no negative marking for answering wrong responses except in Section 1. Also in some questions there will be more than one correct answer and candidates will get points only by marking all the correct answers and no wrong answer.
NEST 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Check the complete eligibility criteria of NEST 2020 before filling the application form:
- Qualifying Exam: Candidates must have passed his/her 12th level exam or its equivalent from a recognized Board or University in the year 2018 and 2019.
- Minimum Marks: Applying candidate should have secured minimum aggregate of 60% marks. For ST/SC candidates, minimum aggregate marks are 55%.
- Qualifying Subjects: Candidate in the qualifying exam must be passed with the subjects of Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and Physics in 11th and 12th
- Age Criteria: Candidates belonging to General or OBC category must have born on or after August 1, 2000. For ST/SC candidates there will be age relaxation of 5 years.
- Appearing candidates: Candidates appearing in the final year of their qualifying exam can also apply.
NEST 2020 Syllabus
NEST syllabus has been published by the authority through online mode. The questions in the exam will be asked from the syllabus of 11th and 12th level.
The question paper will contain questions from the General Section, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics subjects. Candidate must review the complete syllabus before starting their preparation.
Questions asked in the paper will test the candidate’s analytic ability to know quantitative and qualitative aspects of a given scientific passage. It will test the candidate’s aptitude for a career in science.
NEST 2020 Preparation Tips
Follow the below preparation tips to score good marks and qualify the entrance test of NEST 2020:
- Check the complete syllabus, exam pattern and marking scheme and other details before starting the exam preparation.
- For a good practice and experience, candidates must solve previous year question papers and sample papers.
- Make a proper study timetable before starting the exam preparation.
- Make short notes and revise them regularly.
- Attempt online and offline mock tests to increase your speed and accuracy level.
NEST 2020 Answer Key
NEST 2020 answer key will be published through online mode after the completion of exam. With the help of answer key, students will be able to check the correct answers of the questions asked in the test. Moreover, students will be able to calculate their probable score of entrance exam.
The answer key will be available in two sets – A & B. Also, students can challenge the answer key in case any discrepancy arises in it. To access the answer key, candidates have to enter their roll number and date of birth.
NEST 2020 Admit Card
The NEST 2020 admit card will be made available for downloading from 24th April 2020. Students have to download their admit card online. The authority will not send the admit card by post or any other offline mode.
For downloading the admit card, candidates have to enter their User Id and Password. On the day of examination, candidates must bring their admit card along with a photo id proof for identity verification.
NEST 2020 Cut Off
After the result declaration, NEST 2020 cut off will be published online. Students securing the qualifying marks successfully in the entrance exam will be considered eligible to participate for further admission process.
As per the previous year trends, below we have provided the expected cut off marks for various categories:
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NEST 2020 Result
After the completion of NEST 2020 entrance exam, the board will publish the result. It will be released on 16th June 2020. Candidates have to enter their User id and Password to check the result and download the scorecard.
The scorecard will mention certain details like candidate’s name, date of birth, date of examination, registration number, score, rank, photograph and qualifying status.
Candidates qualifying the entrance test with minimum qualifying marks will be shortlisted in the merit lit and called for counselling process. To qualify the test, candidates have to overall score 90 out of 180 marks.