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NEST 2014-15 Online Application Form For M.Sc Admission in NISER, Bhubaneswar


NEST 2014 Online Application form

National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) , Bhubaneswar has issued a notification for the Conduction of Exam National Entrance Screening Test (NEST 2014).IT is an entrance examination for taking Admission into the 5 years Integrated M.Sc programme in basic sciences subjects such as  Biology, Chemistry, mathematics & Physics at NISER & UM-DAE CBS. NEST 2014 Exam will be held in 45 centre across the India. The candidates those are interested to apply for NEST 2014 should apply online from 07th January, 2014 to 08th March, 2014. For more details you have to read the full description, syllabus and exam pattern is mentioned below.

NEST 2014 Description:

Name of Examination : National Entrance Screening Test
Date of Exam  : 31 May 2014

Eligibility Criteria :

Educational qualification: 

  1. Candidates seeking admission to NISER and UM-DAE CBS for the academic session 2014-15 should be from science stream (having any combination of Biology/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Physics) at class XII and must write the NEST 2014 examination. 
  2. Candidates who have passed class XII examination or equivalent from any recognised Board in India in 2012 or 2013 or are appearing in 2014 can appear in NEST 2014 examination.  Admission will be offered strictly on the basis of Merit List of NEST 2014. 
  3. Candidates securing at least 60% marks in  aggregate or equivalent grade in class XII examination will be eligible for admission to NISER and CBS. 
  4. However, there is no restriction for appearing for NEST. 
  5. For candidates belonging to scheduled caste (SC), scheduled tribe (ST) and physical disabilities (PD) categories, the minimum requirement of marks is 55% in aggregate. Where only letter grades are available, a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent percentage marks is required. In the absence of such a certificate, the decision of the Admissions Committee of the concerned Institution will be final. 
Age Limit : 
General and OBC Candidates should be born on or after 22nd July, 1994. The age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC /ST /PHD Candidates .

NISER Admission Procedure: 
Students will get admission for M.Sc Course on the basis of Merit list. Merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in written test.

NEST Application Fee : 

Application Fee: The application fee for the male candidates of General/OBC category is 700. The application fee for SC/ST/PD and all female candidates is 350. The fee can be paid either by Demand Draft or Electronic Transfer. For offline applications, please add  50 as postal charges to the application fees mentioned above.

How To Apply : 

Candidates can apply via Online or Offline mode. The two methods are given in details

Online form submission : 
Candidates should  fill Online Application form through NEST website www.nestexam.in .Upload all the details and after submission of application form, take hard copy of application form and keep it for future use.

Offline form submission : 
Candidates are required to send request letter to the chief coordinator of NEST 2014 at the address given below for paper copy of application form. After having the form , fill all the relevant details, affix photograph , put signature and along with payment details send it to address given below.

Documents for NEST Application:

  1. Name and mailing address with pin-code are entered/clearly written and legible 
  2. Correct e-mail address is provided 
  3. Passport size photograph is uploaded properly/pasted in correct place 
  4. Signature is uploaded properly/signed at proper place 
  5. Name of issuing Bank and DD number is entered/clearly written in proper place 
  6. Name & application number written on the backside of the DD or on NEFT challan as the 
  7. case may be 
  8. Two examination centres are chosen according to preference.

Address :

The Chief Coordinator,
Institute of Physics Campus,
Sachivalaya Marg, Sainik School (PO),
Bhubaneswar - 751005, Odisha

Important Dates :

  1. Starting date for Online registration : 07-01-2014
  2. Last date for Online registration : 08-03-2014
  3. Last date for receipt of offline form : 08-03-2014
  4. Admit card will be downloaded from : 08-04-2014
  5. Announcement of Results on NEST website : 20-06-2014

Download Full Details of NEST 2014.
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Question Pattern and Syllabus:

The syllabus for NEST 2014 primarily follows the NCERT/ CBSE science syllabus of class XI-XII. There is no specific syllabus for the general section. This section tests candidate's familiarity with, but not detailed understanding of,  major  historical  milestones  in  subjects  like  astronomy,  biology,  chemistry, mathematics,  physics, computer science and environmental science. Questions will be designed to test analytic abilities and comprehension of scientific passages. Some of the questions in this section may require knowledge of class X mathematics.

The question paper will consist of 5 (five) sections of objective (MCQ) type questions. 
  1. Section 1 is compulsory for all candidates and will have questions on general science to test candidates' awareness towards basic scientific facts as well as their abilities of comprehension and reasoning. There will be no negative marking in general section. 
  2. Sections 2 through 5 will contain subject specific questions from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. 
  3. Candidates are required to answer questions from any three of these four sections. The questions are designed to test candidates' subject comprehension and analytic ability. In the subject sections, there will be negative marking for incorrect answers. Some questions may have one or more correct answers for which marks can only be earned by marking all correct answers and no wrong answer.Language of the question paper will be English only. 

Number of seats & reservation In NISER, Bhubaneswar :

For academic session 2014-15, the total number of seats at NISER, CBS and ISERC is 100, 35 and 21 respectively. The number of seats reserved for SC, ST, OBC/Non-Creamy-Layer and PD is according to the Government of India norm. To claim seats under reserved category, relevant documents must be furnished at the time of admission.