NEST Previous Year Question Papers- The NEST is conducted together by 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. NEST 2022 is an online entrance test for admissions into the 5-year Integrated MSc course in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics offered by NISER and UM-DAE CEBS. The candidates who have passed class 12th with science stream recently can apply for NEST on its website- nestexam.in. The NEST previous year question papers (PYQs) are available on the official website too. PYQs are important for the candidates to prepare for the exam as they give a blueprint of the expected paper pattern. Read further to know more about NEST PYQs and to get their download links.
NEST Previous Year Question Papers
The previous year question papers help the candidates to know about the types of questions asked in the exam, the weightage of different topics, and the difficulty level of the exam. The NEST exam is divided into 4 sections- Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
The candidates can also download the previous years’ question papers directly from here:-
|Year||NEST Question papers|
|2021||NEST 2021 Question Papers – Session I | Session II|
|2020||NEST 2020 Question Papers – Session I | Session II|
|2019||NEST 2019 Question Papers|
|2018||NEST 2018 Question Papers|
|2017||NEST 2017 Question Papers|
|2016||NEST 2016 Question Papers|
|2015||NEST 2015 Question Papers|
|2014||NEST 2014 Question Papers|
|2013||NEST 2013 Question Papers|
|2012||NEST 2012 Question Papers|
|2011||NEST 2011 Question Papers|
|2010||NEST 2010 Question Papers|
How to use NEST Previous Year Question Papers
The candidates can keep in mind the following points while using and analysing the NEST previous year questions as a study resource:
- The candidates can refer to the most recent PYQs to understand the latest NEST exam pattern.
- The candidates can attempt the PYQs as mock tests within the exam time allotted,i.e. 3 hours 30 min. to practice and maintain the speed required to complete the exam on time.
- The candidates can analyse and get to know about the topics which are given more weightage over the years, along with the difficulty level of the exam.
- The NEST PYQs help to form the exam strategy, and to decide how much effort and time needs to be put into preparing and attempting different sections.
About NISER and CBES
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 both jointly conduct the NEST. NISER and CBES were both established by the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India in 2007. Their vision is to train the youth in Sciences by equipping them to carry out progressive research and contribute to the applied sciences programs. They offer admissions into the 5-year Integrated MSc Programme through the National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) every year. After the NEST is conducted, its counselling process is carried out separately by both institutions. The information regarding counselling and the course details can be found as per the schedules on their respective websites- niser.ac.in and cbs.ac.in.
NEST 2022 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Ques1. Where can I find the NEST previous year question papers?
Ans.1 The NEST PYQs can be accessed by clicking on the direct links given on this page above or on nestexam.in.
Ques2. Will there be negative marking in the NEST 2022?
Ans.2 Yes, some questions of the NEST 2022 will have negative marking.
Ques3. How many sections will the NEST 2022 question paper have?
Ans.3 The NEST 2022 question paper will have 4 sections- Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
Ques4. What is the NEST 2022 exam duration?
Ans.4 The candidates will have to attempt the NEST 2022 within 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Ques5. What will be the mode of examination for NEST 2022?
Ans.5 The NEST 2022 will be conducted in online computer-based testing mode at the assigned exam centres.
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