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NEST 2018 Admit Card

Updated On - December 27th 2017

NEST 2018 Admit Card will be available for download from 25 April 2018. It is a compulsory document and should be carried to the exam hall. NISER and UM-DAE CEBS will release NEST 2018 Admit Card.

  • After completing NEST 2018 Application Form candidate can download admit card from the official website
  • Login details that a candidate are requires are Application number and password which was generated at the time of registration and submission.
  • If in any case candidate forgets the application number; it can be recovered by answering security question.
  • If candidate forgets the password, it can be retrieved using a verification code which will be sent on the registered mobile number or pass word resetting link sent through email on the registered email id.
  • Admit Card is to brought on the exam day along with a photo ID proof.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to enter exam centre other than the allotted one.

National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is a compulsory entrance test. It is conducted for students who are seeking admission for 5 year integrated M.Sc programmes 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.

NEST 2018 Admit Card Dates

NEST 2018 application will begin on the first monday of January 2018 i.e. on January 1, 2018. The last date for online application is on first Monday of March 2018 i.e. March 5, 2018. Admit cards will be available for downloading from April 2018, 10:00 am onwards. NEST 2018 Admit cards will be available for download on the official website.

Here is the schedule of NEST 2018 Important Dates:

Online Registration and Application begins fromJanuary 1, 2018
Last date to fill Application Form March 5, 2018
Release of Admit Card/ Hall Ticket April 25, 2018
Exam Date June 2, 2018
Announcement of Results on NEST websiteJune 15, 2018

How to Download NEST 2018 Admit Card?

Candidates can view and download NEST 2018 Admit Card from the official website. Candidates will not receive the Admit Card by post, candidates should download and take a print of the admit card.

NEST 2018 Admit Card downloading in easy steps:

NEST 2018 Admit Card
  • Visit the NEST official website i.e.
  • Click on the link “Download NEST 2018 Admit Card”
  • Enter Application Number, Password and the captcha image code provided
  • Proceed and Click login
  • NEST 2018 Admit Card will be available on the screen.
  • Download the admit card and take a printout

Details on NEST 2018 Admit Card

NEST 2018 Admit Card carries details such as:

  • Name of Candidate
  • Father’s and Mother’s Name
  • Address: Candidates address which is filled during the time of registration is mentioned on admit card/hall ticket.
  • Date of Examination: Date of NEST 2018 is mentioned in the format Date/Month/Year.
  • Email ID: Registered email id is mentioned.
  • Venue of the Examination: Exact address of the venue with landmark is mentioned on the admit card.
  • Centre number: Centre number and College or University allotted to the candidate is also mentioned.
  • Timing schedule: Examination schedule including the break timing, if applicable is mentioned on the admit card/hall ticket.
  • Application number: Candidate’s Application number is mentioned.
  • Candidate’s Photo and signature
  • Instructions to the Candidates

Discrepancy in NEST 2018 Admit Card

Once online application is carefully submitted, candidates are allowed to preview the application form. At this stage, they are required to check the filled information and correct using edit link. Candidates can proceed by submitting the form if all the details are correct.

If there are any discrepancy in Admit card:

  • Discrepancies in NEST 2018 Admit card cannot be corrected.
  • Irrelevant changes as corrections will not be entertained by the authority.
  • If there is an urgent requirement of change in any field of Admit card, candidates can contact the conducting body by emailing the concern on

Documents Required with NEST 2018 Admit card

Candidates are required to carry at least one original and valid identity card for verification on the day of the examination.

Candidates can carry any one of the listed ones below:

  • PAN Card
  • AADHAR card
  • College ID card
  • Driver’s License
  • Passport
  • Voters ID
  • Identification Affidavit signed by a gazetted Officer

The photograph and signature of candidate on the valid identity card and admit card should match. The valid photo id should be damage free and the photograph should be clearly visible.

NEST 2018 Exam Centres

At the time of application, candidates are required to select preferred exam cities. The exam centre allotment is based on candidate’s preference and convenience. In exceptional cases, sometimes candidate might be allotted with a different or nearby exam centre. NEST 2018 will be conducted in 60 cities and 124 venues across India.
Here is the tabulated form of 60 cities that candidates can choose as preferred city:

Exam CityExam City CodeExam CityExam City Code
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 (TS)27Udaipur (RJ)57
Imphal (MN)28Varanasi (UP)58
Indore (MP)29Vijayawada (AP)59
Jaipur (RJ)30Visakhapatnam (AP)60

NEST 2018 Exam Day Instruction

Here are set of instructions which should be followed while appearing for NEST 2018.

  • Candidates are required reach the examination centre at least half an hour before the schedule time.
  • Candidates who shall reach after commencement of exam will not be allowed to enter the exam hall.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to leave the examination hall in between.
  • Only after one hour of exam has passed, candidate are allowed to submit their answer sheets and leave the hall.
  • Candidates can take the question paper along with them.
  • Candidates are not allowed to take mobile phones inside the examination hall.
  • Any written material, electronic gadgets, log tables or calculators are strictly prohibited.
  • Candidates should carry extra set of pen or stationery with them.
  • Candidates must carry admit card.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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