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National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2017

Deadline: 06-Mar-2017

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AwardAdmission to NISER Bhubaneswar and UM-DAE CBS Mumbai, INSPIRE scholarship (Rs. 5000 pm plus Rs. 20000 pa)
EligibilityClass 12/class 12 passed (Science)
Scholarship provider contact details

The Chief Coordinator, NEST 2017, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), At/PO-Jatni, District- Khurda, PIN- 752050, Odisha, Email:


The National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2017 is for admission to the 5-year integrated M.Sc programme in basic sciences- Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics at National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar, an off-campus centre of HBNI and University of Mumbai-Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Science (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai. NEST 2017 will be conducted in around 60 towns and cities all over India on Saturday, 27th May 2017.

It offers a limited number of merit-based INSPIRE (by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India) scholarships of Rs. 5,000 per month and an additional Rs. 20,000 per year for carrying out summer projects. The total numbers of scholarships are 60 for NISER and 25 for CEBS. Besides, top performers at NISER and CEBS, securing overall grades above certain threshold at the end of the programme, are eligible to appear directly for the interview for admission to Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) training school.


The student must:

  1. passed class 12 board examination or equivalent (science stream only) in the year 2015, 2016 or will appear in 2017 board examination from any recognized Board.
  2. secures at least 60% in aggregate in class 12 board examination. For SC/ST/PD students, the aggregate is relaxed by 5%.
  3. born on or after August 01, 1997. For SC/ST/PD students, the limit is relaxed by 5 years.

How to apply?

The applications can be done online only with the following steps:

Step 1: Go to the link.

Step 2: If you are first time user, then you have to fill New Registration (left part of the page). Full name, Valid email id, password.

Step 3: Link will be generated and emailed to you, click on that link to verify.

Step 4: If you are already registered with NEST, go to right side of that page, write down your email id and password.

Step 5: Login again to fill the 4-step form.

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Examination fee for the NEST 2017:

  • Male (General and OBC)- Rs. 700
  • Male (ST and SC)- Rs. 350
  • Female ( All category)-Rs. 350
  • Persons with Disability Rs. 350

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