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NEST 2023 registration, important dates, eligibility; check details

The notification for the NEST 2023 is out now. Read the article to get complete details.

NEST 2023: The National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar, and the University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences which jointly conducts the National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) have released the notification for the NEST 2023 examination.

The National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is a compulsory online/computer-based entrance test for admission to the five-year Integrated MSc program in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics, at the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar and the University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS) Mumbai.

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Eligibility criteria for NEST 2023

  • Candidate should be from a regular science stream in classes XI and XII.
  • Candidates must have passed the class XII examination from any recognized Board in India in the years 2021 or 2022 or should be appearing for the same in 2023
  • Candidates must secure at least 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade in the class XII examination to be eligible for admission to NISER and CEBS, for candidates belonging to scheduled castes (SC), scheduled tribes (ST), and Divyangjan categories, the minimum requirement of marks is relaxed to 55%.
  • Age limit: General and OBC category candidates born on or after August 01, 2003, are eligible for admission to the Integrated MSc program of NISER/CEBS. The age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC / ST / Divyangjan candidates.

Number of seats

The proposed number of seats available at NISER and CEBS for admission in the year 2023 would be as follows-

General – EWS006
OBC- NCL5415
Divyangjan5% seats in each
5% seats in each
Total proposed intake20057


The syllabus for NEST 2023 primarily follows the NCERT/CBSE science syllabus of class XI–XII. The detailed syllabus can also be downloaded from NEST 2023 website, download syllabus.

Previous NEST question paper

How to apply for NEST 2023

To apply for NEST 2023, candidates must fill out the online application form through on or after February 27, 2023. The online application process closes on May 17, 2023 (midnight).
Applications can be submitted only through the NEST 2023 website. There is no other mode of application submission. Login credentials for logging into application submission and fee payment portals will be provided upon online registration.

Application fees

Male candidates of the General and OBC categoriesRs. 1200
SC/ST/Divyangjan categories and all female candidatesRs. 600

Important Dates

Start of Online application for NEST 202327th February 2023
Closing of Online application17th May 2023
Download of Admit Card begins12th June 2023
NEST 2023 examination24th June 2023
Announcement of results on NEST website10th July 2023

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