NEST Online Application Form 2016
Candidates can apply for NEST online application from the official website on or before the last date of application. Application can be made only through online portal. Before applying online application for NEST candidates are advised must ensure their eligibility criteria and other information.
|Online Application open||4th Jan 2016|
|Last date for online application||4th Mar 2016|
Mode of payment : Either Online (using net banking/credit card/debit card) or through a Demand Draft (DD). If paying by DD, send summary page of online application form and original demand draft of required amount* to:
The Chief Coordinator, NEST 2016,
National Institute of Science Education and Research,
PO: Bhimpur-Padanpur, Jatni, Khurda, Odisha-752050
Contact us at [email protected]
|Male (General and OBC categories)||Rs. 700|
|Male (SC and ST categories)||Rs. 350|
|Female (All categories)||Rs. 350|
|Persons with Physical Disability (All categories)||Rs. 350|
Demand Draft to be made in favour of NISER-NEST and payable at Bhubaneswar.
Online Application Form
Eligible Candidates can apply online from the link given below.
How to apply online for NEST 2016?
Candidates opting for on-line application are advised to visit the NEST 2016 website www.nestexam.in and follow the detailed step-by-step instructions to fill up the application form. Salient points of the procedure are mentioned below.
1. Register yourself at the website. You need a valid email id to do so.
Click the Apply Online link on the NEST 2016 website to reach the online application page. You need to provide your name, a valid email-id and a password of your choice in window 1. You will receive an email at the email-id provided by you, containing a link to confirm your registration. After confirmation, provide the same email-id & password, enter the secret code and click on Login in window 2.
The application process allows multi-session data entry. You can login to your application profile as many times as you wish, using the same login details. If you forget your password then click ‘forgot password’ link. For safety reasons you are allowed to retrieve the password only twice.
2. Application process – Page 1 : Fill/Edit Form (Basic Information of the candidate)
Page 1 of the application process asks for personal information, choice of exam centres and academic details. You are required to furnish details of qualifying board examinations of Xth and XIIth standards. If your board provides CGPA instead of percentage then calculate the ‘equivalent percentage’ as per the guideline given by your board. Typically, CGPA is multiplied by 9.5 to convert it to ‘equivalent percentage’ value. For example, if your CGPA is 8.1 then your equivalent percentage is 76.95% (8.1×9.5). Please note, NEST committee takes the final decision on this conversion factor.
Fill all other mandatory fields, save and proceed to the next page. The next page will show your newly generated application number. Your application number is important for all future communications with NEST office till you take admission to the programme.
3. Application process – Page 2 : Upload (photo, signature and scanned DD if applicable)
In page 2 of the application process you are required to upload JPG files of your passport size photograph, signature and a copy of DD in case you opt for this payment option. For online payment, only photo and signature are to be uploaded. Scan your passport size photograph and your signature and save them as JPEG files with sizes less 100 KB each. Make sure that images are properly cropped. DO NOT LEAVE empty spaces around photo or signature. If your photograph and signature appear too small in the preview, that is probably because of improper cropping. Crop properly without leaving empty spaces around and upload again. You are strongly advised to follow the detailed instruction provided there. You may, however, choose to provide them at a later stage, in case you are not ready with them. In that case you can logout and return back later.
4. Application process – Page 3 : Make Payment
Page 3 of the application process provides two possible payment options (as per the ‘Fee structure’ given in section-III) among which you need to choose one. The available payment modes are:
- Online payment: This is the most convenient option for payment using any Credit/Debit card or through Net banking without visiting any bank. A step by step instruction page (PDF) is made available for you to download. You are strongly advised to follow the instructions to make a successful transaction. Take printout of the transaction receipt and retain it as a proof of payment. Provide the 10 digit alpha-numeric DU number (DUxxxxxxxx) and transaction date given on the receipt, on page 3, save and proceed to page 4. Wrong DU number will de-authenticate your application form.
- Demand Draft (DD): Prepare the DD in favour of NISER-NEST, payable at Bhubaneswar. Provide all the mandatory information regarding the DD on page 3, save, and proceed to page 4.
5. Application process – Page 4 : Verify all information on the application preview page and Submit
Once all the mandatory fields in pages 1 through 3 are provided, including photograph & signature, a single page preview of your application is generated. The page contains your photograph, signature along with other important information. If you want to change any information you need to logout and re-login. For safety reasons you are not allowed to visit the previous pages directly.
Verify and confirm if all information on the preview page is correct and the photograph and the signature are properly visible. Once satisfied, submit your application. Please remember that once submitted, NEST office immediately receives your data. You are not allowed to further edit any information.
6. Take printout of the application summary page.
Once you submit your application, a summary page is being generated and made available to print directly. If you have chosen DD as your payment method you are required to send a printed copy of the summary page along with your DD to the NEST office. If you have chosen online payment option, you are NOT required to send any document to NEST office ( initiative).
Make sure that you write your name and application number at the back of DD, in case you opt for this payment option. You can login to your application account and track updates on your application/payment after about two weeks (for DD) and five days (for online payment). Once NEST office verifies your candidature, your ADMIT CARD will be generated and made available for download on/after 15th
You can login to your application account and track updates on your application/payment after about two weeks (for DD) and five days (for online payment). Once NEST office verifies your candidature, your ADMIT CARD will be generated and made available for download on/after 15th April, 2016. In case you face any difficulty or need any guidance at any stage, please send an email to NEST mailing address [email protected] stating clearly the problem(s) encountered. Telephone calls regarding
In case you face any difficulty or need any guidance at any stage, please send an email to NEST mailing address [email protected] stating clearly the problem(s) encountered. Telephone calls regarding filling of applications will not be entertained.
Address of correspondence:
The Chief Coordinator,
NEST 2016 National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER)
At/PO-Jatni, District- Khurda, PIN- 752050, Odisha, India
If you have any queries, please ask in the comments below.