National Entrance Screening Test – NEST Entrance Exam 2015
NEST 2015 Exam Date
The National Entrance Screening Test or NEST is a compulsory test for admission to the 5 year Integrated MSc program in basic sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics – 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. Both NISER and CBS are autonomous institutions established by Department of Atomic Energy ( DAE ), Government of India, in 2007.
NEST Entrance Exam Date 2015
|NEST 2015 Exam Date : 30th May, 2015 – Saturday ( 09:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. )|
The NEST 2015 will be conducted at 50 major towns and cities all over India on 30th May, 2015 ( Saturday ), 9:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Based on the performance in NEST 2015, a common Merit List of the candidates will be prepared and posted on NEST 2015 website on 19th June, 2015. The successful candidates will be called for counselling and admission will be strictly according to the Merit List until all the seats are filled. Separate merit list for different category candidates will be made available before counselling.
NEST 2015 Eligibility Criteria for Admission
NEST 2015 Educational Qualification : Candidates seeking admission to NISER and UM – DAE CBS for the academic session 2015 – 16 should be from science stream ( having any combination of Biology / Chemistry / Mathematics / Physics ) at class XII and must write the NEST 2015 examination. Candidates who have passed class XII examination or equivalent from any recognised Board in India in 2013 or 2014 or are appearing in 2015 can appear in NEST 2015 examination. Admission will be offered strictly on the basis of Merit List of NEST 2015.
Candidates securing at least 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade in class XII examination will be eligible for admission to NISER and CBS. However, there is no restriction on appearing for NEST. For candidates belonging to scheduled castes ( SC ), scheduled tribes ( 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 of 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 for NEST 2015
General and OBC category candidates born on or after 03rd August, 1995 are eligible for admission to the integrated M.Sc. program of NISER / CBS. The age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC/ST/PD candidates. However, there is no restriction on appearing for NEST 2015.
Necessary certificates supporting eligibility criteria have to be furnished at the time of admission. Please also note that the offer of admission is subject to verification of all original certificates at the time of counselling.
NEST 2015 Reservation of Seats
For the academic session 2015 – 16, the total number of seats at NISER and CBS are 100+2 and 45+2, respectively. Two seats in each institution are reserved for candidates from the state of J&K. 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. For the details of reserved seats and category certificates refer to the websites of the participating institutions.
NEST 2015 Exam Date – NEST 2015 Eligibility – NEST 2015 Age Limit – NEST 2015 Seats Details.
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