|National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2018|
|Category : Science/ IT Admissions 2019|
|Published : On January 5, 2018 By Webindia123 Editor|
|Last date of receipt of application form||5th March 2018|
|National Entrance Screening Test- Nest 2018||2nd June2018|
National Entrance Screening Test is a compulsory Entrance test for admission to 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 CBS) Mumbai for M.Sc intergated programmes
National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar
NISER has been set up by the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India starting from academic year 2008-09 to impart high-quality science education in a vibrant academic ambience, with a faculty of distinguished teachers and scientists. NISER offers a 5-year integrated M.Sc. Programme in basic sciences after 10+2 (or equivalent) schooling. The institute has four major schools--in mathematical, physical, chemical and biological sciences. At present, NISER functions from the beautiful campus of the Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, a renowned institute with state-of-the-art infrastructure that includes an excellent library, a large computer centre and several research laboratories. Degrees at NISER will be awarded by the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a Deemed-to-be University within the Department of Atomic Energy.
There will be 60 seats with reservations for SC/ST and Physically Disabled (PD) candidates as per Govt. of India norms.
UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai
The Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India and University of Mumbai, have set up in Mumbai a new autonomous Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences from the academic year 2008-09, that offers a 5-year M.Sc. (Integrated) programme in the basic sciences. UM-DAE CBS, Mumbai is to be an international class centre for high quality teaching embedded in a vibrant postgraduate and research environment, with some of the best teachers and scientists from major institutes in the city (TIFR, BARC, IIT Bombay) and the University on its faculty. The Centre is located in the Kalina campus of the University of Mumbai. Degrees at UM-DAE CBS will be awarded by the 150 year old University of Mumbai.
There will be 35 seats (in Physics and Life Sciences streams only) with reservations as per Government norms, including reservation for Physically Disabled (PD) candidates.
Both the institutes are residential campuses, with suitable accommodation and boarding facilities. The academic programmes of both institutes have a balanced semester-based course structure with continuous assessment within a flexible, seamless curriculum that emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of science in the 21st century and vigorously seeks to inculcate the notions of exploration, innovation and research so as to develop a pool of talented and motivated scientific personnel for the national programmes pursued by the Department of Atomic Energy. Candidates may apply for either NISER, or CBS, or for both. Selected candidates will receive a monthly scholarship of Rs.5000/- and an annual contingency grant.
Eligibility for admission:
(i) Qualification: Students securing at least 60% marks in aggregate (or equivalent grade) in Class XII (or equivalent) examination from any recognized Board in India are eligible to apply. For Scheduled Cast (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates and for Persons with Disability (PD), the minimum requirement is 55%. Students who have passed the Class XII qualifying examination in 2016 or 2017 or are appearing in 2018 are eligible to apply. (Where only Letter grade is given by the Board, a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent percentage marks will be required. In the absence of such a certificate the decision of the respective Admissions Committee will be final).
(ii) Age Limit: General category candidates and Candidates belonging to Other Backward Castes (OBC) born on or after 1 August. 1998 are eligible to apply. For SC/ST/PD candidates the age limit is relaxable by 5 years. In any case, the eligibility criterion mentioned in point 1 above must be satisfied.
Question Paper Pattern : The question paper will have five sections. The first section, which is compulsory for all candidates will include general questions. The next four sections will include questions on (1) biology, (2) chemistry, (3) mathematics and (4) physics. Candidates may opt to answer any three of the four sections. All sections carry equal marks. The questions will be aimed testing the comprehension and analytic ability of the candidates. The questions will be objective type with four answers given for each question. There may be one or more correct answers for each question. Wrong answers will be awarded negative marks
Exam Centers: Visit the institute website for nest centers 2018
Application form and information brochure is available on NEST website (http://nestexam.in). Candidates may fill the application form on-line or get the form by post by writing to
The Chief Coordinator, NEST 2018
UM-DAE CEBS, Anna Bhau Sathe Bhavan,
University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari Campus,
Kalina, Mumbai - 400098, Maharashtra, India
Completed application form along with application fee should reach The Chief Coordinator, NEST 2018 at the above address before the prescribed date.
Application Fee: Application fee for appearing in NEST is
Rs. 1000/- for general category and OBC male candidates. For SC/ST/PD candidates
and female candidates the amount is Rs. 500/-. The application fee for offline
may be paid by demand draft only and for online applications fee should be paid
by using credit card/debit card/net-banking through ‘State Bank Collect’ online
payment portal or by DD (State Bank Collect (SBC) is a multimodal payment portal
where payments can be made using credit/debit cards and internet banking facility).
For offline applications, please add `50 as postal charges to the application
fees mentioned above
(a) Demand draft may be drawn from any bank provided that it is drawn in the name of NISER-NEST and payable at Bhubaneswar.
(b) The DD has to be sent preferably by speed post at the address given above and must reach NEST office
Detailed instructions for payment of fees are available at http://www.nestexam.in
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