Online registrations for NEST 2019 for NISER and UM-DAE CEBS M.Sc. Basic Sciences admissions

Are you searching for details of an M.Sc. integrated course in basic sciences in India? Want to register for NEST-2019 entrance exam? The National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar and the University of Mumbai's Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai are both having a 5-year integrated program in basic sciences, namely, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. You can register for the entrance test NEST-2019 to get admission to the course. 

The Scholarships 
Students can avail of merit-based INPSIRE annual scholarships of Rs.60,000/-,  Additionally, Rs.20,000/- for summer internship is provided. 
Eligibility  criteria
1. You should be from a science stream, preferably with a combination of 3 subjects among Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics in classes XI and XI
2. You should have passed the Class 12 exam or its equivalent from any recognised Board in India in the years 2017 or 2018 or be appearing for the exam in 2019. If you are appearing for the board exam in 2019, then you must pass it by the time of admission.

3. You should have secured at least 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade in Class 12 exam to be eligible for admission to NISER and CEBS (55% in aggregate for SC, ST & PD candidates.
4. Age criteria: You should be born on or after 1st August 1999 (for general & OBC candidates). The age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC / ST / PD candidates.)

Note: Those securing a position in the NEST-2019 list will be eliigible for admission to the course. You must submit all the requisite certificates supporting eligibility criteria only at the time of admission. 

About NEST-2019 paper format
The syllabus for NEST-2019 is based on the NCERT/ CBSE science syllabus of Classes 11 and 12. The question paper of NEST-2019 will be in English only. There are 5 sections, with each section having questions in the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) format:
Section 1: General Section - 30 marks.
Sections 2 to 5: Questions from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics – 50 marks each section, with negative marking for an incorrect answer for certain questions. Some questions may have one or more correct answers, in which case you will get marks for marking all correct answers and no wrong answer.  

Exam fee
1. For General and OBC category male candidates: Rs.1,200/-.
2. For SC and ST male candidates: Rs.600/-.
3. For female candidates of all categories: Rs.600/-. 
4. For persons with physical disability: Rs.600/-.
Mode of payment: You have to pay online using Net Banking or Credit Card or Debit Card.

How to apply
Register with a valid email ID and apply for NEST 2019 online only after reading the guidelines at:
First, you need to enter the basic details about your personal information, provide academic details and select your choice of exam centres. For academics, you need to provide details of qualifying board exams of both Class 10 and Class 12. Once you have submitted the basic details, you will get an application number on the next page. This number will be required for all further communications up to the time of getting admission. 

Next, you need to upload JPG files of your passport size photograph and of your signature. The scanned images of these should be in JPEG format with sizes of maximum 100KB each and the images must be properly cropped. 
In the last part of the online application process, you have to make the online payment of the application fee. 
Submit the application after reviewing it. Then a summary page will be generated and you can take a print out of it directly, keeping one copy for future reference.   

Important dates
1. Online application opens: 7th January 2019, 10a.m.
2. Online application closes: 11th March 2019, at midnight.  
3. Admit Card will be available for download: 24th April 2019, 10a.m.
4. Date of NEST 2019: 1st June 2019  (Saturday), Session I - 9a.m. to 12.30noon and Session II - 2.30p.m. to 6.30p.m.
5. Announcement of results on NEST website: 17th June, 2019.  
Contact information for correspondence
The Chief Coordinator, NEST 2019
National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar,
PO: Jatni, Khurda,

For any query or technical difficulties in the online process call Ph: (0674) 2494360 (Monday to Friday, 10a.m. to 1p.m./2.30p.m. to 5p.m.)
NEST-2019 brochure and syllabus:

Website of NISER: 
Course fees: 


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