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NEST 2022 Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

NEST 2021 Exam


What is NEST Exam?

The full form of NEST is National Entrance Screening Test, which is organized by the NISER, Bhubaneshwar, and UM-DAE CEBS, Mumbai jointly. It is a computer-based test for the students who wants to get admission to the 5-year integrated M.Sc. program.

NEST Exam is conducted in 4 subjects i.e., Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics by the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar, and the University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy for Excellence in Basic Science (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai.

Here, in this blog, you will get the complete details of the NEST 2022 Exam like its eligibility, exam pattern, application form, admit card, result, etc.

Highlights of NEST 2022 Exam

Important Dates for NEST Exam 2022

NEST 2022 Eligibility Criteria

How to Apply for NEST 2022 Exam

NEST 2022 Application Fees 

NEST 2022 Exam Centre

Exam Pattern for NEST 2022

NEST 2022 Syllabus and Subjects

NEST Exam 2022 Preparation Tips

NEST 2022 Admit Card

NEST 2022 Result



Highlights of NEST 2022 Exam


If you are preparing for the NEST Exam then, you must have an ample amount of knowledge before preparing for the exam.

So, you will get all the complete information about the NEST 2022 Exam in the below-mentioned table -


Exam Name

National Entrance Screening Test

Organizing Institute

NISER, Bhubaneshwar and UM-DAE CEBS, Mumbai

Mode of Exam

Computer-based test (online mode)

Test Duration

3 hours 30 minutes

Total Marks


Seats offered

NISER – 200


Test Centres

116 Cities

Helpline no.

022- 61306277

Official Website

Visit here



Important Dates for NEST 2022 Exam


If you want to pursue your master's degree from top Indian colleges like NISER, and UM-DAE CEBS Mumbai, then NEST Exam is the perfect gateway for you.

Before preparing for your exam, you must know all the important dates and events for the upcoming exam.

 Check all the important dates for the NEST Exam in the following table: -



NEST 2022 Exam Date (Released)

Online Registration starts

21st February 2022

Last date of Registration

18th May 2022 (Midnight)

Download Admit Card starts

6th June 2022

Exam Dates

18th June 2022

Result Declaration

15th July 2022



NEST 2022 Eligibility Criteria


The NEST 2022 Eligibility Criteria are the very basic requirement that you must follow to appear in the exam. Therefore, you need to ensure that you meet the required eligibility criteria such as Educational Qualification and the Age Limit.

NEST Exam Eligibility Criteria are divided into two parts Age limit and Education Qualification. You can check the complete information below-


Education Qualification: -

You must be from regular science stream in classes 10th &12th.

Must passed the 12th Std. in the year 2020, 2021, or has appeared in 2022 from from any recognised Higher Secondary Education Board in India.

At least 60% of the aggregate marks are required in the 12 Std. for General and OBC candidates from science backgrounds.

50% of the aggregate marks are required for SC/ST/ Divyangjan candidates.

Note:-  If you satisfy all the above criteria, the you will be considered for admission on the basis of the Merit List of the NEST 2022.


Age Limit: -

For General and OBC you must be born on or after August 01, 2002.

For SC/ST/Divyangjan the Age limit is relaxed for 5 years.



How to Apply for NEST 2022 Exam


The conducting authority has released the NEST 2022 Application form from 21st Febraury 2022. So, if you want to appear in the NEST Entrance Exam, filling the online registration form is the first process for it.

Here is the complete step by step procedure to fill the NEST 2022 Application form below: -

Step 1 - Go to the NEST official website and click on the link “Online Application”

Step 2 - Fill all the required details and click on the “submit” button.

Step 3 - After completing the registration process, you will get a unique ID and password.

Step 4 - Now, login to the homepage with your registration ID and Password.

Step 5 - Fill  the personal details and upload your scanned documents (Passport Size Photo and Signature) as per specification.

Step 6 - Verify all the details and click on the “submit” button to complete your NEST 2022 application form process.

Step 7 – Once you submit the form, you will be redirected to the fee payment procedure.

Step 8 – Download a hard copy of your NEST Application form 2022.



NEST 2022 Application Fees


The NEST Exam fees for the male candidates who belong to General and OBC is Rs. 1,200/-

The application fee is Rs. 600/- for all the candidates who belong to SC/ST and

The fee can be deposited through an online payment method only.


Note: - In the entire process of the Application form you are not required to submit any document to the NEST Office.



NEST 2022 Exam Centre


While filling the application form, you have to choose the NEST 2022 Exam Centre for 5 cities according to your preferences.

The official authority will conduct the upcoming exam in 116 cities or towns of India. You can check the complete list of the NEST Exam Centre along with their Names and Centre Code in the following table: -


NEST 2022 Exam Centres

Port Blair [AN]

Nanded [MH]

Guntur [AP]

Pune [MH]

Kurnool [AP]

Ratnagiri [MH]

Rajahmundry [AP]

Gangtok [SK]

Tirupathi [AP]

Shillong [ML]

Vijayawada [AP]

Imphal [MN]

Visakhapatnam [AP]

Aizawl [MZ]

Vizianagaram [AP]

Dimapur [NL]

Naharlagun-Itanagar [AR]

Kohima [NL]

Dibrugarh [AS]

Angul [OD]

Guwahati [AS]

Balangir [OD]

Tezpur [AS]

Balasore [OD]

Bhagalpur [BR]

Bargarh [OD]

Patna [BR]

Baripada [OD]

Chandigarh [CH]

Berhampur-Ganjam [OD]

Bhilai Nagar [CG]

Bhawanipatna [OD]

Raipur [CG]

Bhubaneswar [OD]

New Delhi [DL]

Cuttack [OD]

Panaji [GA]

Dhenkanal [OD]

Ahmedabad [GJ]

Jharsuguda [OD]

Bhuj [GJ]

Rayagada [OD]

Rajkot [GJ]

Rourkela [OD]

Surat [GJ]

Sambalpur [OD]

Hamirpur [HP]

Bhatinda [PB]

Shimla [HP]

Jalandhar [PB]

Jammu [JK]

Mohali [PB]

Srinagar [JK]

Puducherry [PY]

Leh [Ladakh]

Bikaner [RJ]

Bokaro Steel City [JH]

Jaipur [RJ]

Dhanbad [JH]

Jodhpur [RJ]

Jamshedpur [JH]

Udaipur [RJ]

Ranchi [JH]

Chennai [TN]

Bengaluru [KA]

Coimbatore [TN]

Hubballi (Hubli) [KA]

Madurai [TN]

Mangaluru (Mangalore) [KA]

Salem [TN]

Mysuru (Mysore) [KA]

Tiruchirappalli [TN]

Alappuzha [KL]

Tirunelveli [TN]

Ernakulam [KL]

Hyderabad [TS]

Idukki [KL]

Karimnagar [TS]

Kannur [KL]

Warangal [TS]

Kasaragod [KL]

Agartala [TR]

Kollam [KL]

Prayagraj (Allahabad) [UP]

Kottayam [KL]

Agra [UP]

Kozhikode [KL]

Aligarh [UP]

Malappuram [KL]

Gorakhpur [UP]

Palakkad [KL]

Kanpur [UP]

Pathanamthitta [KL]

Lucknow [UP]

Thiruvananthapuram [KL]

Noida [UP]

Thrissur [KL]

Varanasi [UP]

Wayanad [KL]

Dehradun [UK]

Bhopal [MP]

Haldwani [UK]

Gwalior [MP]

Roorkee [UK]

Indore [MP]

Asansol [WB]

Jabalpur [MP]

Burdwan [WB]

Jalgaon [MH]

Durgapur [WB]

Kolhapur [MH]

Hooghly [WB]

Mumbai [MH]

Kolkata [WB]

Nagpur [MH]

Siliguri [WB]



Exam Pattern for NEST 2022


After filling the application form, it is important to know the NEST 2022 Exam Pattern. This will give the complete idea to understand the methodology of the paper structure.

The below-mentioned table will give you a brief about the examination pattern:-


NEST 2022 Exam

Paper Pattern

Exam Mode

Computer-Based Test (online mode)



Total marks

200 marks


4 sections (50 marks for each subject)

Question Type

Multiple choice question (MCQ)



NEST 2022 Syllabus and Important Topics


The NEST Exam Syllabus gives an idea of topics that will be asked in the exam. Before starting preparation for the exam, make sure to have complete knowledge about NEST 2022 Syllabus for all 4 subjects.

In this table, you will find the name of the subjects along with their topics:-


Subjects Topic-wise Syllabus



Cell Biology

Genetics and Evolution


Humans and Environment


Biology of Animal systems

Developmental Biology


Biology of Plant systems





Thermal physics

Electricity and magnetism

Modern physics



Physical Chemistry

Surface Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry





Analytical geometry

Differential calculus

Integral calculus


If you want to know the complete syllabus of the NEST Exam and want to download the pdf for free then, click on this link NEST 2022 Syllabus.



NEST Exam 2022 Preparation Tips


A well-planned, guided approach will not only help you to deal with the exam-prep stress but also give you the much-needed confidence to appear and score well in the exam.

Below are some of the tips that will be helpful for your NEST 2022 Exam Preparations: -

Make a routine timetable for the exam, divide your syllabus, and manage the time accordingly.

Prepare short notes for each topic.

Improve your speed by solving mock test papers.

Boost your preparation by solving the previous year's question papers.

Do not take stress while preparing for the exam.

For more information, Eduncle Experts have come up with some amazing preparation strategies that will help you to start your NEST 2022 Exam Preparations smoothly. 

You can also take the help of expert guidance that will help you in your last-minute exam preparation.



NEST 2022 Admit Card


Admit Card is a compulsory document that you need to carry to the examination hall. Otherwise, the examiner will not allow you to appear in the exam.

Check the below information to know more about the NEST 2022 Admit Card: -

You will be able to download the Admit Card only after login.

You must download the NEST hall ticket as it will not be dispatched to anyone.



NEST 2022 Result


The NEST Exam Result is the outcome of your performance which you have given in the exam. The result will be released after the examination, so make your preparation up to the mark & score well in the exam.


I hope, this blog will help you to get the complete information about the NEST Exam 2022.  

If you still have any queries/doubts, please feel free to ask us through the comments box below. We will solve your queries as soon as possible.


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