National Entrance Screening Test Official Notification - NEST 2023

National Entrance Screening Test Official Notification – NEST 2023

National Entrance Screening Test – NEST 2023. NEST 2023 – National Entrance Screening Test Official Notification. The application portal will open in sometime and then you can register. It’s a compulsory test that students who want to seek admission at NISER & UM-DAE CEBS. Interested applicants can check out all of the details on the same below –

About NEST

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 CEBS), Mumbai. Both NISER and UM-DAE CEBS were set up 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 programmes of Department of Atomic Energy and other applied science institutions in the country. NEST 2023 will be conducted in around 120 cities [see list] cities across India.

NISER, Bhubaneswar and UM-DAE CEBS, Mumbai are in compliance with the UGC and Govt. of India guidelines on anti-ragging. Ragging in any form is a punishable offense and hence is totally prohibited on these campuses. Any

complaint regarding ragging can be made at the 24×7 toll-free National Anti-Ragging Help Line number 1800-180-5522 and/or at the email-ID [email protected].


NISER, established by the Department of Atomic Energy, strives to become a citadel for basic sciences and allied subjects in terms of teaching and research. Its vision includes imparting high-quality science education in a vibrant academic ambience to the bright, motivated students, by a faculty of distinguished scientists and teachers. The curriculum is amply supported by a strong visitor’s programme by accomplished scientists from India and abroad.

NISER offers a 5 year integrated M.Sc. programme in Biological, Chemical, Mathematical and Physical sciences. Along with the major subject, a student can have minor in Biology, Chemistry, Computer science, Mathematics or, Physics. NISER functions from its campus at Jatni. Degrees at NISER will be awarded by the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a deemed-to-be University within the Department of Atomic Energy.

There are 200 seats this year, including reserved seats for SC/ST/OBC/Divyangjan candidates as per Government norms. 2 supernumerary seats are reserved for eligible candidates from J&K and Ladakh. If offered admission under the OBC-NCL category, the candidate must produce the relevant valid certificate on the date of admission. Further details about the institute are available on the NISER website ( Fee structure for integrated MSc programme at NISER can be found here.


The Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, has an autonomous Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences in Mumbai. CEBS offers high quality teaching embedded in a vibrant post-graduate and research environment with some of the best teachers and scientists from major institutions in the city (TIFR, BARC, IIT) and the University of Mumbai and its colleges, as its faculty. The Centre is located in the Vidyanagari campus of the University of Mumbai. CEBS offers a 5 year integrated M.Sc. programme in Biological, Chemical, Mathematical and Physical sciences. The degrees at CEBS are awarded by the 150-year old University of Mumbai.

Tentatively, there are 57 seats this year with reservations as per government norms.2 supernumerary seats are reserved for eligible candidates from J&K and Ladakh. Further details including maximum number of seats in any stream and allotment procedure are on the CEBS website (

Eligibility criteria for admission

Candidates must qualify all four eligibility criteria listed below:

  • Candidates in the Unreserved and OBC categories must have been born on or after August 01, 2003. The age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC/ ST/ Divyangjan candidates.
  • Class XII qualifying examination must have passed in either 2021 or 2022. Candidates appearing in 2023 are also eligible. (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 Admission Committees will be final.)
  • At least 60% marks in aggregate (or equivalent grade) in Class XII examination from any recognized Board in India. For Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates and for Divyangjan candidates, the minimum requirement is 55%.
  • Candidate should secure a position in the NEST 2023 merit list.

How to Apply

Helpdesk for raising queries regarding NEST 2023 registration, application, payment etc.:Use grievance portal after registration.

Helpdesk Contact: 7996065888
For queries regarding Information Brochure & Syllabus, and general information about NEST 2023:

Email Id. [email protected]

Helpdesk No. : 0674-2494360 {Mon-Fri 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-17.00}

Application Fee

  • Female applicant : ₹600.00
  • Applicant of SC/ST/Divyangjan category : ₹600.00
  • Male/Others applicant of the General/OBC category: ₹1200.00

Payment can be made using credit card/debit card/net–banking through an online payment gateway. Please use Mastercard/Visa/RuPay cards only.

Important Dates

  • Online application closes : 17.05.2023 (Wednesday)
  • Date of Result Announcement : 10.07.2023(Monday)
  • Online application opens : 27.02.2023 (Monday)
  • Download of admit card : 12.06.2023 (Monday)
  • Date of examination : 24.06.2023 (Saturday)

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