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NEST 2017 Admit Card

NEST(The National Entrance Screening Test) is a compulsory test for admission to the five-year integrated M.Sc. programme- Biology, Chemistry, Physics offered at National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai- Department of Atomic Energy Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai.

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This year the exam will be conducted on May 28 (Saturday) from 10.00 am till 1.00 pm in around fifty-nine (59) towns and cities across the country. This year the NEST application form can only be filled and submitted in the online mode. There is no offline mode.

All the candidates who are successfully admitted to the five-year integrated M.Sc. programme at NISER and CBS are eligible for INSPIRE, Government of India, scholarship of 5,000 INR per month and 20,000 INR per year for carrying out summer projects.

READ MORE ABOUT NEST Eligibility Criteria

NEST 2017 Admit Card

Candidates who have applied for the NEST can download their admit cards beginning April 22, 2017. The admit cards will be available for download from the official website of NEST

Candidates must note that the admit cards will not be dispatched to any applicant. The same is required to be downloaded from the above-mentioned website. Moreover, the download link for the admit card of NEST 2017 will be available/active only till the date of the entrance test.

The admit card/hall ticket is a document of immense importance not only for the entrance test but also valuable for the later stages of the admission process.The candidates are therefore, advised to keep it safely.


How To Download NEST Admit Card

Only those candidates who have successfully submitted their applications within the allotted dates and whose payment status is verified will be able to gain access to their admit cards.

The procedure for the download of the NEST 2017 admit card is as follows:

  • Candidates must first open the official website of NEST
  • Once the website is opened, candidates must login using their registered email-id, NEST password and the secret code as shown on the screen.
  • The NEST 2017 admit card/hall ticket will now be shown to them.
  • Candidate must download the admit card and print out two-three copies of the same.

CHECK Change in Exam Venue for NEST

Contents of The NEST Admit Card

The admit card/hall ticket for NEST 2017 shall contain vital information like the candidate’s name, roll number, photograph and signature of the candidate.

The test timings and allotted venue, time of reporting for the exam are also mentioned on the admit card along with other important instructions. The candidates are advised to very thoroughly verify the details/information on the admit card before downloading it.

In case of any discrepancy, the same must be immediately brought to the notice of the concerned authority for correction before the date of the exam.

Document (S) To Be Carried Along With Admit Card

On the day of the NEST 2017, candidates are required to carry along with them any one requisite original (valid) photo ID proof with a photocopy of the same like Aadhar card, Passport, Voter ID, school id to the venue apart from the mandatory admit card. It is of important note that the name of the candidate as entered on the application form should match the name on the photo ID as well.

In case the candidate does not bring either a valid photo ID or his/her admit card, then he/she will not be allowed to take the NEST 2017.


NEST 2017 Admit Card Instructions

  • Candidates must reach the examination center at least thirty minutes before the start of the exam.
  • Candidates will nit be allowed to enter the examination hall thirty minutes after the commencement of the test, that is, after 10.30 am.
  • Candidates will be allowed to leave the examination hall only after one hour from the start of the exam, that is, 11.00 am.
  • Candidates leaving the examination hall after 12.00 pm will be allowed to take the question papers along with them.
  • Use of log tables, calculators, mobile phones or any other electronic gadget is strictly prohibited inside the examination hall.
  • Candidates are required to bring their own pen, pencil and any other stationery required by them.
  • The admit card must be downloaded. It will not be sent through post to candidates individually.
  • Candidates are advised to retain the admit card after the entrance and keep it safely until the entire admission process is completed.
  • No candidate will be permitted entry to the venue if he/she does not bring either his/her admit card or a valid photo ID.
  • If any candidate is found guilty of the breach of rules or of using unfair means, he/she will be punished by the competent authority including cancellation of his/her candidature.


NEST 2017 Exam Centers

NEST 2017 will be conducted in offline mode at more than 100 venues across 60 cities. Candidates can indicate preference for 2 exam centers in the NEST 2017 Application Form. They will also have the option to select 2 same venues in the same city. 

NEST Exam Centers would be allocated as per the preference provided by the candidates. The final allocated centre would be mentioned on the admit card of the candidates.

Test CentreCodeTest CentreCode
Agartala (TR)1Jammu (JK)31
Ahmedabad (GJ)2Jamshedpur (JH)32
Aizawl (MZ)*3Jodhpur (RJ)33
Allahabad (UP)4Kanpur (UP)34
Balangir (OD)5Kochi (KL)35
Balasore (OD)6Kolkata–North (WB)36
Bengaluru (KA)7Kolkata–South (WB)37
Berhampur (OD)8Koraput (OD)38
Bhopal (MP)9Lucknow (UP)39
Bhubaneswar (OD)10Madurai (TN)40
Burdwan (WB)11Mangalore (KA)41
Calicut (KL)12Mumbai (MH)42
Chandigarh (CH)13Nagpur (MH)43
Chennai (TN)14Patna (BR)44
Coimbatore (TN)15Pune (MH)45
Cuttack (OD)16Raipur (CG)46
Dehradun (UK)17Ranchi (JH)47
Delhi–East (DL)18Rourkela (OD)48
Delhi–North (DL)19Sambalpur (OD)49
Delhi–South (DL)20Shillong (ML)50
Dhanbad (JH)21Shimla (HP)51
Dharwad (KA)22Siliguri (WB)52
Durgapur (WB)23Srinagar (JK)53
Ghaziabad (UP)24Thiruvananthapuram (KL)54
Guwahati (AS)25Thrissur (KL)55
Gwalior (MP)26Tiruchirappalli (TN)56
Hyderabad (AP/TS)27Udaipur (RJ)57
Imphal (MN)28Varanasi (UP)58
Indore (MP)29Vijayawada (AP)59
Jaipur (RJ)30Visakhapatnam (AP)60



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