23rd Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test (NEST-Senior) 2020

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EligibilityStudents of Class 12 science, engineering diploma and degree courses
AwardUp to INR 40,000

About the Program


SEMCI invites applications for 23rd Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test (NEST Senior) 2020 from students who are studying in Class 12 (Science), pursuing a degree course in science, engineering or medical stream, or a diploma in engineering (final year). It is a national level scholarship test, conducted every year across 65 major test centres in India. The candidates selected for the test under the Senior category will receive a scholarship of up to INR 40,000. 

  • 23rd Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test (NEST-Senior) 2020

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • Be currently studying in class 12 (Science) or pursuing final year engineering diploma, 1st/2nd year of Science/Engineering/Medical Sciences degree courses (for NEST-Senior I)
    • Be currently studying in the 3rd/4th year of Science/Engineering/Medical Sciences degree courses (for NEST-Senior II)

    The selected candidates will receive the following benefits -

    • For NEST-Senior I - INR 35,000
    • For NEST-Senior II - INR 40,000
    • Latest photograph in JPG/JPEG/GIF/TIF format with size not more than 100 KB
    • High-school certificate
    How can you apply?

    ligible candidates can apply for the scholarship test online through following steps -

    Step 1: Open link to apply for the scholarship.
    Step 2: Click here to register as a new user/Click here to login as an existing user.
    Step 3: Fill in all the details.
    Step 4: Upload scanned copy of the latest photograph in JPG/JPEG/GIF/TIF format with size not more than 100 KB.
    Step 5: Proceed to pay the application fee of INR 600 (for NEST Senior I) or INR 700 (for NEST Senior II) online. 
    Step 6: Once the payment is completed, finally submit the application. 
    Note: The applicants can also submit the application fee through demand draft in favour of "SEMCI INDIA"  payable at Mumbai and send it by registered post/speed post/courier to -

    SEMCI INDIA, B-1, Piccadilly Flats, 57-J, Clare Road, Byculla, Mumbai - 400008

Important Dates
  • Application deadline: 30th June 2020
  • Students can apply by November by providing INR 100 as a late fee
  • Students can also apply by December by providing INR 200 as a late fee
Selection Criteria

The winners will be selected on the basis of their performance in the test. 

Terms and Conditions
  • The test comprises 4 key sections containing 50 questions of one marks each in each section.
  • The type of questions asked can be multiple-choice, fill in the blanks and yes/no types. 
  • The four key sections of the test include -
    • Section 1: Physics & Chemistry (for NEST I) and Technical aptitude in any one of Group A (Computer/IT/Electronics/Telecom/Electrical/Instrumentation), Group B (Automation/Aeronautics/Mechanical/Production/Bio-Tech), Group C (Civil/Construction/Architecture) or Group D (MBBS/BHMS/BAMS/BUMS/BDS)
    • Section 2: Mathematics or Biology 
    • Section 3: Verbal aptitude (English language)
    • Section 4: Logical reasoning and general knowledge
  • The total duration of the test is two hours. 
  • The test will be conducted across centres available in 65 major cities of the country.

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