Institute of Physics Campus
Bhubaneswar - 751 005
National Entrance Screening Test – 2011 (NEST-2011)
Entrance Test for Admission to 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 CBS) Mumbai
Academic Session 2011-12
National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2011 National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is a compulsory test for students seeking admission to 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 CBS), Mumbai. Both NISER and UM-DAE CBS have been started by Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India in 2007. Their mandate is to train scientific manpower for carrying out cutting edge scientific research and for providing input to scientific programs of Department of Atomic Energy and other applied science institutions in the country. The test is conducted in 37 centers across India. This brochure gives the detailed procedure for applying for the test, syllabus of the test and various deadlines.
Eligibility: Students securing at least 60% marks in aggregate (or equivalent grade) in Class XII (or equivalent) examination from any recognized Board in India are eligible to apply. For Scheduled Cast (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates and for Persons with Disability (PD), the minimum requirement is 55%. Students who have passed the Class XII qualifying examination in 2009 or 2010 or are appearing in 2011 are eligible to apply. ( Where only Letter grade is given by the Board, a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent percentage marks will be required. In the absence of such a certificate the decision of the respective Admissions Committee will be final.)
Application form for NEST examination is available on NEST website (www.nestexam.in). Candidates may fill the application form on-line or get the form by post by writing to
The Chief Coordinator, NEST-2011
National Institute of Science Education and Research,
Institute of Physics Campus,
Bhubaneswar - 751 005
Last date for receipt of request for application form is February 21, 2011.
Completed application forms along with application fee must reach The Chief Coordinator, NEST-2011 by March 7, 2011
For more details, visit: www.nestexam.in