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**NEST Result 2018** will be declared after the exam, by NISER. The candidates, who appeared for National Entrance Screening Test, can check their result as per official announcement. The result will be announced on the official website, which is www.nestexam.in. The result of NEST 2018 plays a crucial role in National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai admission.

## NEST Result 2018

It is exptectd that, Result of NEST 2018 will be announced in the month of June 2018. Last year, the result was announced at 12 noon, on June 16. The exam was held in 60 cities at 124 centers.

The candidates can check all the dates of NEST 2018 from the table below.

Date NEST 2018 | May 2018 |

Release of preliminary answer key | May 2018 |

Announcement of Result date | June 2018 |

**To Check NEST Result 2018 – **Link to check result will be available here.

### How to Check NEST 2018 Result

To check the result, the candidates will have to follow the steps below:

- First of all, the candidates will have to click on the link provided above.
- On accessing the link, the window below will pop-up. (Last year result window looked like the image shown below)

- Candidates will then have to have to enter Roll Number and Date of Birth OR Application Number and Date of Birth.
- Consequent to the steps above, the result of the candidates will be displayed.

### Number of seats (Last Year)

Category | NISER | CBS |

General | 85 | 23 |

Supernumerary: J&K | 2 | 2 |

OBC | 46 | 12 |

SC | 26 | 7 |

ST | 13 | 3 |

PD (part of other categories) | 5 | 1 |

Total | 172 | 47 |

A student with certain category rank will take a general seat if he/she secures a suitable general ranking.

For example, if the topper of the exam (General rank 1) happens to be an OBC candidate he/she would get OBC rank 1, as well. In such case, he/she would be admitted against the General rank so that all OBC seats remain available even after his/her admission.

### Scoring system

- In NEST-2018 examination, there would be five sections with 50 points each.
- Section 1 (General section) is compulsory.
- Candidates can attempt ‘as many’ from the remaining subject sections.
- During preparation of merit list, score for the general section would be considered along with three best scores from the remaining subject sections. In other words, the worst score among sections 2 through 5 would be discarded during merit list calculation.
- As merit list calculation has been performed on marks obtained in the general section and in (best) three subject sections, the ‘total’ marks for NEST–2018 becomes 180 (30 + 50 x 3 = 180).

### Section-wise and total cut-off marks

Total score of each candidate will be the direct sum of his/her score in the general section and his/her best three scores in the subject sections.

For each section, “20% of the average of the best 100 scores in that section” will be considered as Section–wise Minimum Admissible Score (SMAS).

For example, if the average of the best 100 scores in Chemistry section is 40 out of 50, then SMAS for chemistry section would be 40*0.20 = 8 marks. Similarly for other sections.

SMAS for different sections can obviously be of different numerical value.

A candidate must score equal or more than respective SMAS in General section as well as in at least three subject sections. These subjects sections will then be counted for merit list calculation. If a candidate secures SMAS in all four subject sections, then the best three subject scores will be counted.

If a candidate scores less than SMAS in the general section, he/she would not be allotted any merit rank and would not be deemed eligible for admission.

If a candidate scores less than SMAS in less than three subject sections, he/she would not be allotted any merit rank and would not be deemed eligible for admission.

SMAS for OBC students would be 90% of respective SMAS for general category students.

For example, if in the general section the SMAS is 10 for general category students, then SMAS for OBC students would be 9 (90% of 10).

SMAS for SC/ST/PD students would be 50% of respective SMAS for general category students.

For example, if in the chemistry section the SMAS is 8 for general category students, then SMAS for SC/ST/PD students would be 4 (50% of 8).

Additionally, a candidate is required to score equal to or above a total Minimum Admissible Score (MAS), to get a merit rank. MAS for NEST–2018 is 90, which is 50% of total marks, i.e, 180.

A candidate scoring less than 90 (MAS) in total would not be allotted any merit rank and would not be deemed eligible for admission, even if he/she secures SMAS in all sections.

A candidate scoring equal to or more than MAS but not securing SMAS in the general section or in at least three subject sections would not be allotted any merit rank. It is important that both MAS and SMAS conditions are fulfilled to get a merit rank.

Example: Suppose the SMAS for the general section is 4 and for all subject section is 8 for a general category candidate. If a certain general category candidate scores 20 out of 30 in general section, 40/50 in Physics, 35/50 in Chemistry, 2/50 in Math and 5/50 in Biology, then his/her total score is 20+40+35+5=100, which is more than the MAS (90). But as he/she has not scored at least 8 (SMAS) in three subject sections, he/she will not get any merit rank. Note that the marks ‘2’ was not considered as it the lowest subject score.

On the other hand, if a candidate scores 12/30 in general section, 20/50 in Physics, 11/50 in Chemistry, 20/50 in Math and 10/50 in Biology, then his/her total score is 12+20+11+20=63. The worst subject score of 10/50 has again been not considered. The total of 63 is less than MAS (90). So he/she will not get any merit rank, in spite of the fact that he/she has secured SMAS in all the sections.

MAS for OBC students would be 90% of MAS for general category students.

MAS for SC/ST/PD students would be 50% of MAS for general category students.

### Ranks

For candidates who satisfy all clauses given in sections 3.1 to 3.13 above, a merit list would be prepared in descending order of total scores.

If total score of two or more candidates becomes equal, candidates with higher score in the general section will get a better rank.

If the tie persists, then the best scores in the subject section of the two students would be compared. The student with the better score in any of the subject section would get a better rank.

If the tie still persists, the students would be given same provisional rank at the time of declaration of the result and the tie would be broken by comparing class 12th marks and date of birth in that order, during admission/counselling.

For example, consider the marks of following five students.

Rank | Student | Gen | Bio | Chem | Maths | Phy | Total |

1 | A | 27 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 20 | 120 |

2 | B | 29 | 0 | 26 | 30 | 23 | 108 |

3 | C | 27 | 26 | 32 | 15 | 23 | 108 |

4 | D | 27 | 30 | 6 | 28 | 23 | 108 |

5 | E | 27 | 1 | 26 | 25 | 30 | 108 |

In this example, student A gets rank 1 as his total is more than other students. Please note that A has scored more than SMAS in all subjects and hence best three subject scores are considered. Other four students have equal totals. Amongst them, student B has better score in general section than others and thus he gets rank 2. Student C has scored 32 in Chemistry, whereas D and E have their highest subject section score as 30 (D for Bio and E for Phy). Thus C gets 3rd rank. Tie for D and E is not broken and both students get the same provisional rank.

### Admission List

The institutes may restrict number of students invited for admission to some reasonable limit. Getting a merit rank by satisfying SMAS and MAS criteria does not automatically entitle a candidate to be called for admission/counsellling.