NEST 2017 NEWS
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National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is a national level entrance test which caters competitive edge to a number of institutes. The conducting body for NEST 2018 exam is National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER). Candidates aspiring for the specific courses and institutes need to appear for this entrance test. It is conducted once a year across 50 cities.
NEST 2018 is conducted in the month of May each year. NEST 2018 will be the entrance test for the below institutes set up by Government of India for atomic energy research; National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) in Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai.
NEST 2018 exam details will be best understandable through a highlight’s table:
|Date of NEST 2018 exam||May fourth week 2018|
|Exam conducting body||National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER)|
|Mode of exam||Offline mode|
|Medium of exam||English|
|Duration of exam||3 hours|
|Type of questions||Multiple choice questions|
|Negative marking||Yes, on all sections except general|
|Courses offered||5 years integrated M.Sc courses|
Candidates are requested to keep checking the official website, www.nestexam.in for any modification in dates. The below table will give a glimpse of all the important dates that candidates need to focus on. Since the dates are tentative they might change without prior notification. However, students will be also notified via email and message confirmation.
|Online Application Start date||January first week 2018|
|Last date to apply for NEST 2018||March first week 2018|
|Admit card availability online||April second week 2018|
|NEST 2018 Exam date||May last week 2018|
|Result Declaration||June third week 2018|
Candidates will have to ensure that they have an idea of the eligibility criteria before applying for the same. In case a candidate is ineligible and still applies for the exam, their application will be cancelled by the governing body. Also, the application fee will not be refunded.
Few important criteria needs to be matched before applicants apply for NEST 2018.
Candidates can visit the official website www.nestexam.in and register with NEST 2018 portal. It is essential first to register online with the portal in order to apply for the exam. Few simple steps mentioned below can help candidates apply for NEST 2018.
Whenever students login to the official website using their login credentials, this confirmation receipt will be visible along with eligibility status confirmed by NEST 2018 council.
NEST 2018 application fee needs to be paid in online mode during the time of submitting the duly filled application form. There is no option of sending a demand draft to the council for the fee. Also, NEST 2018 conducting body which is National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), has clearly mentioned that no center will physically collect the application fee from students. It has to be paid online using credit or debit card or net banking options. Below is the fee structure that NEST 2018 follows. Based on the category, applicants need to pay the fee.
|Category||Application Fee Structure|
|General male candidate||INR 700|
|General female candidate||INR 350|
|SC/ST male candidate||INR 350|
|SC/ST female candidate||INR 350|
|OBC male candidate||INR 700|
|OBC female candidate||INR 350|
NEST 2018 Admit Card is available on the official website from the second week of April 2018. Let us look at the steps through which candidates will be able to download the admit card.
NEST 2018 will be carried on across 60 cities in India, covering almost hundred centers. It gives candidates enough scope to choose the center best suitable for them. NEST 2018 application form will have an option for candidates to select the exam center as per their choice. Applicants are requested to check all the exam centers available on the official website which is www.nestexam.in and find out the center that will best fit in terms of the city the candidate is residing and also the center that will be easily reachable. Candidates must select the center carefully to reach on time. There are a couple of important points that candidates must ensure while selecting the center. They are;
The exam pattern highlight will share an idea about how NEST 2018 is conducted across India. It is a pen and paper based exam. The questions are equally distributed across all five sections. Candidates are advised to attempt all sections correspondingly distributing equal time and energy in all sections to score well in the overall exam.
|Mode of NEST 2018 exam||Offline|
|Total marks||230 marks|
|Time duration of exam||3 hours|
|Sections in NEST 2018 exam||five|
|Type of question||Multiple choice questions|
|Marking scheme||30 marks for general section and rest of the sections 50 marks each|
|Negative marking||Leaving general section, rest all sections has negative marking scheme|
There is no specific syllabus as such that NEST 2018 follows. The content of the exam will depend broadly on the syllabus that candidates studied during their standard eleventh and twelfth. The exam is conducted on five sections.
Below are the list of books one can use for preparation purpose.
|Name of the book||Publisher or author||ISBN|
|Modern ABC of Textbook Chemistry||Dr. S.P.Jauhar||9351841219|
|Aptitude Test problems in Physics||S.S Krotov||9350941449|
|Concepts of Physics||H.C. Verma||8177091875|
|Genetic Engineering||P.S Verma||B00QUYL11W|
|Objective Biology||M.P. Tyagi and J.P Goyal||818722374X|
|Integral Calculus||Amit M. Agarwal||9311126225|
|Skills in Mathematics Coordinates Geometry for IIT JEE||S.K Goyal||9351761401|
NEST 2018 exam result will be declared on June third week 2018. The result will be available online. Candidates are advised to keep checking the official website for all important updates. The result will reflect on the official website on a tab which will read result 2018. The steps candidates need to follow in order to check their result are;
By July 2018 counselling for NEST 2018 will begin. The selected aspirants will be allotted dates and venue for the counselling. This is the final step to get admission in the five years integrated program. The final merit list is uploaded on the official website. Candidates are requested to check the official website for NEST 2018 for the list. Based on the list and location of the candidate, a venue will be suggested along with date and time. Candidates need to appear on the mentioned date and time on that venue for counselling. Few important documents need to be carried. They are;
There are main two rounds that takes place; one is group discussion and the other is personal interview.
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