NEST Online Application Form 2019 – Candidates can fill NEST 2019 application form from the link will be provided on this page. The application can be made only through online portal. Before applying online application for NEST candidates are advised to ensure their eligibility criteria and other information. The dates for application form submission as well as fee will be announce. It is compulsory to submit NEST Application Form 2019 to appear in National Entrance Screening Test. It is compulsory for admission to 5-year integrated MSc in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics at NISER and UM DAE CEBS. For more details read the article below.

NEST Application Form 2019

Important dates for application form of NEST exam 2019 are as follows.

Event Dates
Online application form is available from First week of Jan 2019
Last date to apply First week of Mar 2019
Payment gateway Second week of Mar 2019

Candidates must check eligibility before applying. Ineligible candidates will not be granted admission, under any circumstances.

Apply Online: NEST 2019 Application Form will be available at official website i.e.,

Mode of payment: Using net banking/credit card/debit card.

Examination fee:

Examination fees are as follows:

Category Fee
Male (General and OBC categories) Rs. 1000
Male (SC and ST categories) Rs. 500
Female (All categories) Rs. 500
Persons with Physical Disability (All categories) Rs. 500

How to apply online for NEST 2019?

Candidates opting for on-line application are advised to visit the NEST 2019 website and follow the detailed step-by-step instructions to fill up the application form. Salient points of the procedure are mentioned below.

You will need these things when you fill application form. So arrange for them before you start filling form.

  1. Class X marks sheet/report card/certificate
  2. Digital copy of passport size photograph in .jpeg or. Jpg format (size limit: 80 kb)
  3. Scanned image of your signature in .jpeg or .jpg format (size limit: 80 kb)

Step 1: Registration

The following screen appears when you click ‘Online Application’ tab on

On clicking ‘Register’ button, you get an SMS on the registered mobile number. This SMS will contain user ID and password. You will also receive these details on your registered email ID with a link to login check your email!

Step 2: Login credentials

Click on the login link provided in email. This takes you to the login page as promised. Now enter user ID and password given in mail.

Helpline no.: 022- 61306223, if you have any difficulty with login

Step 3: Once logged in, information is collected about your personal details and educational qualifications

In the personal information tab:

The fields for your name, date of birth, Roll no./ Registration no, mobile number and e-mail are pre-filled from registration information. You cannot edit those. In the event that you have filled wrong information in these fields you will have to write to [email protected] or call 022-61306231 with your user ID, name, e-mail address used for registration, and the details to be modified.

Note: helpdesk will send e-mails to only the e-mail address provided at the time of registration.

Enter other details. Note that all form fields with * marks are compulsory. You cannot submit your form with any of these fields left unfilled.

Exam city preference:

Now you select city / town from the dropdown list for each preference field numbered preferences 1 to 5.

The exam conducting body will try their best to allot you a NEST 2019 exam center with in your first three preferred cities/towns. However, in case of unavailability, they will allot you next preferred cities. You should treat the exam center details given in your admit card as the final test center allotted.

Press ‘SAVE AND NEXT’’ to save the data and move to the ‘Education Qualification Details’ tab.

Educational Qualification Details: 

Upload passport image and Signature:

You can now upload a passport size photograph and a scanned image of your signature. In order to do so you will click the tab ‘click here to upload’. Note that you can only upload .jpeg or jpg extension files. Also note that size of each file should be less than 80 kb. Regarding the photograph it is important to keep in mind that it should have white background and should not be older than six months from the date of application.

Application Fee Payment details:

In the NEST application form you will pay fee through SBI payment gateway. Here you will get the option to pay using debit cards/credit cards issued by all major banks or through net banking facility.

Note: SBI payment gateway and your bank may collect transaction charges, which are typically 1-3% (depending on the bank) of the application fee.

Upon successfully submitting fees, the payment gateway page will revert to NEST 2019 application site. Here it is critical to note that you should not press refresh or back button. Depending on your network speed, it may take a few minutes for the payment gateway page to show success message and reverting back to your NEST 2019 application page. It is advisable to keep the transaction id of the payment written down for easy reference.

Alert: In case you do not see a transactions success page on payment gateway page, DO NOT attempt multiple payments. Please check the card holder/account holder’s account summary page from your bank site to verify if money is debited or not. Please refer to the transaction ID and date and time of payment details to helpdesk to resolve issues with payment


Read the declaration and click in the white box next to ‘I agree’, and then ‘submit’.

Summary page:

A summary page will be generated with all the details entered. This completes your application submission.

If you have any queries, please ask in the comments below.

Insofar, official details of NEST 2019 have not been announced. Information on this page is as per last year brochure and for reference purpose only. As soon as NEST releases NEST 2019 information brochure, details will be updated here.



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