The National Entrance Screening Test or NEST is a compulsory online/computer based test for admission to the five year Integrated MSc 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 Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM–DAE CEBS), Mumbai
Eligibility : Candidates seeking admission should be from regular science stream only (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) in classes XI and XII.
Additionally, candidates must have passed class XII examination or equivalent from any recognised Board in India in the years 2017 or 2018 or be appearing for the same in 2019.
Also, candidates must secure at least 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade in class XII examination to be eligible for admission to NISER and CEBS. For candidates belonging to scheduled castes (SC), scheduled tribes (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) categories, the minimum requirement of marks is relaxed to 55% in aggregate.
NEST 2019 examination will be a Computer-Based Test (CBT/online exam)