NEST 2020 Application Form – NEST 2020 Option for changing the Exam City Preference is now available. Application form for NEST was available online at nestexam.in. For submitting NEST application form 2020, candidates need to register, enter correct details in the form, upload images and pay application fee. NEST application form can be filled by the candidates who want to pursue 5 year Integrated M.Sc course at NISER and University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences. Scroll down to know more about NEST 2020 application form such as application process, application fee, image specifications etc.
Latest: Option for changing Exam City Preference is now available.
NEST 2020 Application Form
Make sure the images that have to be uploaded in the application format are in jpg or jpeg format. Candidates can check below some important dates related to NEST 2020 application form.
|NEST 2020 Application Form||Dates|
|NEST application form release date|
|Last date to submit online application form|
14 Jun 2020
|Option For City Preference Last Date||30 Jun 2020|
Click here to log in for Change the Exam City Preference NEST 2020.
NEST 2020 Application Form Last Date to Apply Extended
|Year||Last Date||Extension Date|
|2019||11 Mar||18 Mar|
NEST 2020 Application Fee
It is mandatory for candidates to pay the NEST 2020 Application fee in order to submit the application fee. Candidates can check below the application fee for NEST 2020.
|Male (General / OBC)||Rs 1200|
|Male (SC / ST)||Rs 600|
|All female candidates||Rs 600|
|Divyang Category||Rs 600|
Mode of Payment
Candidates can check below the mode of payments to pay the application fees and it is suggested to use the Mastercard / Visa / RuPay cards for payment.
- Debit Card
- Credit Card
- Net Banking
Documents required while filling NEST 2020 Application Form
Candidates can check below the list of important documents that will be required while filling the application form.
- Class 10th Marksheet/ reportcard/ certificate
- Category certificate
- Certificate for Jammu and Kashmir Quota
- Digital copy of passport size photograph and signature
Digital Image specifications for NEST 2020 Application Form
Uploading of scanned signature and photograph in the application form is mandatory. Candidates can check below the specifications provided by the institution to upload scanned signature and photograph.
|Signature||upto 80 kb||.jpeg, or .jpg|
|Photograph||upto 80 kb||.jpeg, or .jpg|
How to fill NEST 2020 Application Form
Candidates who wish to fill the application form must visit the NEST 2020 website nestexam.in and follow the detailed step-by-step instructions to fill up the application form. Candidates can check below the steps to fill NEST 2020 application form.
Step 1: Candidate has to register himself first by filling out all the details required.
Step 2: The candidate will then receive login credentials and can use the credentials to log into the account.
Step 3: Now the candidate has to fill up the personal details
Step 4: Now the candidate has to choose at least 5 preference for the test centre.
Step 5: Candidate now has to fill up the educational details and upload the scanned signature and photograph in the specified dimensions.
Details required in NEST 2020 application form
Candidates can check below the details that are required while filling the application form of NEST 2020.
- Name of the applicant
- Roll number of Class 10th
- Mobile number
- Email Id
- Name of the candidate
- Fathers name
- Address for communication
- Mobile number
Exam centre preference – At least 5
Educational Details and Scanned documents
- Class 10th board
- Year of passing
- Percentage of marks
- Class 12th board
- Year of passing
- Scaaned signature
- Scanned Photograph
NEST 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must fulfil all the eligibility criteria to be able to appear for the entrance exam. Candidates can check below the eligibility criteria listed by the conducting body.
- Age limit:- Candidate should be born on or after 01 Aug 2000. Those who belong to SC / ST / PwD category get 5 years relaxation, that is they can be born on or after 01 Aug 1995.
- Education:- Candidate should have passed class 12 exam in either 2018 or 2019, or will be passing in 2020. If the class 12 board from which candidate is passing gives a letter grade, then he/she will have to get a certificate from the board that tells equivalent percentage marks.
- Marks in QE:- Candidate should have at least 60% in aggregate in class 12. SC / ST / PwD candidates need 55%.
- NEST exam:- In order to be eligible for admission, the candidate must get a position in NEST 2020 Merit List.
NEST 2020 Exam Centre
NEST 2020 examination is going to be conducted at multiple centres across the India. In below table, you check the list of 91 centres of NEST 2020 Examination.
|Guntur [AP]||Imphal [MN]|
|Kollam [KL]||Allahabad [UP]|
|Jalandhar [PB]||Jammu [JK]|
|Kurnool [AP]||Shillong [ML]|
|Kottayam [KL]||Kanpur [UP]|
|Mohali [PB]||Srinagar [JK]|
|Rajahmundry [AP]||Angul [OD]|
|Kozhikode [KL]||Lucknow [UP]|
|Jaipur [RJ]||Bokaro Steel City [JH]|
|Tirupathi [AP]||Balasore [OD]|
|Malappuram [KL]||Noida [UP]|
|Jodhpur [RJ]||Dhanbad [JH]|
|Vijayawada [AP]||Bargarh [OD]|
|Palakkad [KL]||Varanasi [UP]|
|Udaipur [RJ]||Jamshedpur [JH]|
|Visakhapatnam [AP]||Baripada [OD]|
|Pathanamthitta [KL]||Dehradun [UK]|
|Chennai [TN]||Ranchi [JH]|
|Vizianagaram [AP]||Berhampur-Ganjam [OD]|
|Thiruvananthapuram [KL]||Haldwani [UK]|
|Coimbatore [TN]||Bengaluru [KA]|
|Guwahati [AS]||Bhubaneswar [OD]|
|Thrissur [KL]||Roorkee [UK]|
|Madurai [TN]||Hubballi (Hubli) [KA]|
|Patna [BR]||Cuttack [OD]|
|Bhopal [MP]||Asansol [WB]|
|Salem [TN]||Mangaluru (Mangalore) [KA]|
|Chandigarh [CH]||Dhenkanal [OD]|
|Gwalior [MP]||Burdwan [WB]|
|Tiruchirappalli [TN]||Mysuru (Mysore) [KA]|
|Bhilai Nagar [CG]||Jharsuguda [OD]|
|Indore [MP]||Durgapur [WB]|
|Tirunelveli [TN]||Alappuzha [KL]|
|Raipur [CG]||Khurda [OD]|
|Jabalpur [MP]||Hooghly [WB]|
|Hyderabad [TS]||Ernakulam [KL]|
|New Delhi [DL]||Rayagada [OD]|
|Mumbai [MH]||Kolkata [WB]|
|Karimnagar [TS]||Idukki [KL]|
|Ahmedabad [GJ]||Rourkela [OD]|
|Nagpur [MH]||Siliguri [WB]|
|Warangal [TS]||Kannur [KL]|
|Hamirpur [HP]||Sambalpur [OD]|
|Pune [MH]||Kasaragod [KL]|
|Agartala [TR]||Bhatinda [PB]|
NEST 2020 Admit Card
The NEST 2020 Admit Card can only be downloaded from the official website of NEST 2020. It is not dispatched to the candidates individually through post/ courier. Further, it consists of candidates name, exam centre address, exam date and time and general instructions for candidates. It is mandatory for the candidates to bring the print out of the NEST 2020 Admit Card along with a valid photo Id proof on the day of the examination. Admit card act as a student verification at the exam centre.
There are two participating institutes in NEST 2020 – National Institute of Science Education and Research and University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences Candidates who take admission in NISER or UM-DAE CEBS through NEST exam 2020 are eligible for a scholarship through INSPIRE program of Dept of Science and Technology, or DISHA of Dept of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences. Those who get scholarship shall also get a grant of Rs 20,000 per annum for a summer internship.
NEST 2020 Registration Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : You must have passed 10+2 in 2018, 2019 or must pass the same in 2020. Also, the minimum marks needed in 10+2 is 60% for candidates of general category and 55% candidates of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates and for Persons with Disability (PD). For more details, you can read the eligibility given on this page above.
Ans : The NEST application form is available in the online mode only and to complete the form the candidates gave to follow the process that includes: Regustration>>logging in>>filling the application form>>uploading the documents>>paying the application fee.
Ans : The NEST 202o application fee can be paid using online mode only which is credit/debit card or net banking.
Ans : You need the class 10 mark sheet as you have to enter the class 10 roll number and scanned images of photo and signature.
Ans : No, to take admission you have to apply for NEST by filling the online application form
Ans : The online NEST 2020 application form is available only at nestexam.in
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