19th Nest Scholarships 2018 SEMCI INDIA - Application, dates

19th Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test (NEST-SENIOR) 2018

 

SEMCI INDIA conducts the Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test (NEST) on the last Sunday of January every year at our Test Centres in all major cities across India

 

NEST Scholarship

We are pleased to announce the 19th season of the Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test (NEST). Started in March 2006, NEST has completed its glorious 12 years this year awarding the prestigious NEST SCHOLARSHIPS to hundreds of students of science, engineering and medical courses across the country

The purpose of conducting series of such periodical tests is to ignite students' interest in pursuing accurate knowledge, so that they are better prepared for competitive exams, such as CAT, GATE, GRE, TOEFL and various other tests for admissions to higher studies in good institutes as well as for jobs in reputed companies

Only bona fide degree students registered in colleges/universities appearing in their 2018 exams are eligible for this scholarship. Class 12th Students of Science can also apply for NEST-SENIOR-I Category

NEST is especially designed to students' choice, skills and interests as is essential at this stage of their education. Moreover, they also get instant cash prizes of handsome amount and certificates of appreciation as incentives for their outstanding and exemplary performance in the test

Please see the eligibility criteria for the two categories of Nest-Senior Scholarships in the following

 

Eligibility Criteria

1st & 2nd Year Degree Students of: (1) Engineering, (2) MBBS/BAMS/BHMS/BUMS/BDS, (3) BCA & BSc (all), (4) Diploma Engineering (only Final Year), (5) Class 12th (Science)

3rd and 4th Year Degree Students of: (1) Engineering, (2) MBBS / BAMS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ BDS (3) BCA & BSc (only Computer & IT)

Amount & No. of Scholarship

NEST Senior-I: 10 or more scholarships of Rs.35000/- each with Rs.75000/- to Rank No. 1 in this Category

NEST Senior-II: 10 or more scholarships of Rs.40000/- each with Rs. ONE LAKH to Rank No. 1 in this Category

In a Category/Group of Minimum 1000 + candidates all over India; thereafter, there is at least one scholarship in every 200 candidates on an average in order to maintain competitiveness in this contest

 

Certificates

Certificates of Appreciation are awarded to all candidates who score 40% and above in aggregate of all the five sections in the test

 

Syllabus

The content, pattern and style of this test is similar to any other tests of objective type with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Fill-in-the-Blanks and Yes/No types of questions as, for example, in CET, CAT, GATE, GRE, TOEFL, etc

Thus, any books that prepare you for these tests will also help you for NEST. Find relevant study material yourself to prepare for this test

We do not prescribe any books on the subjects. Revise the same courses as you have studied in the current year and in the previous years

 

Exam Pattern

This year the Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test will be conducted on 28th January 2018. The test Comprises of Four Sections as given below

1. NEST-I: Physics & Chemistry (Class XI & XII - advanced level) or NEST-II Technical Aptitude - Choose any One Group**: A/B/C/D - No. of Questions: 50 and 50 Marks

2. Mathematics OR Biology (Class XI & XII - advanced level) - No. of Questions: 50 and 50 Marks

3. Verbal Aptitude (English Language) - No. of Questions: 50 and 50 Marks

4. Logical Thinking (Reasoning) & General Knowledge- No. of Questions: 50 and 50 Marks

All Sections/Subjects in Two (02) Hours - No. of Questions: 200 and 200 Marks

 

Test Centres

Currently Test Centres are available only in 65 major cities in India, such as Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi & NCR, Dhanbad, Durgapur, Ernakulam (Cochin), Gangtok, Goa, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Itanagar, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Latur, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Meerut, Mumbai & Suburbs, Mysore, Nagpur, Nashik, Nellore, Patna, Pondicherry, Pune, Rajahmundry, Rajkot, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Rourkela, Shimla, Srinagar, Trichy, Trivandrum, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam etc

 

Application

Engineering and Medical Courses, log on to www.nest.net.in to apply and pay fees online/offline

 

Candidates can apply online on the NEST 2018 official website www.nest.net.in. Applicants can download the application form and fill in the required details and paste their passport size photograph. The completed application form is to be sent by registered post or courier along with a Demand Draft of Rs.200/- in favour of SEMCI India payable at Mumbai at the following address “SEMCI India, B-1, Piccadilly Flats, 57-J, Clare Road, Byculla, Mumbai-400008”

 

Participation Fee

NEST-I: Rs.600/- (Rupees Six Hundred only). Add late fee as / if required

NEST-II: Rs.700/- (Rupees Seven Hundred only); add late fee as / if required

Further, you can add Rs.300/- (Rupees Three Hundred only) if you want unsolved question papers of the last six years (2006-2011) of NEST-I&II

 

Result

Result will be declared and displayed in the RESULT menu of our website www.nest.net.in on 05th April 2018 you will be able to download your score card and certificate of appreciation from our website in the 01st week of June 2018

 

Important Dates

 

Last Date of Submission of Application Form: 30th September 2017

 

Admit Cards will be sent by e-mail only a week before the test, i.e. on 22nd January 2018

 

Date of Test: 28th January 2018 (Sunday)

 

There is Late Fee of Rs.100/- in October & November 2017 and Rs.200/- in December 2017

 

Result will be declared and displayed in the RESULT menu 05th April 2018

 

You will be able to download your Score Card & Certificate of appreciation from our website in the 01st week of June 2018

 

SEMCI

Director, NEST C/o. SEMCI INDIA, B-1, Piccadilly Flats, 57-J, Clare Road, Byculla, Mumbai-400008, Tel.: 022-6529 2506 / 6529 2507, Fax: 022-2782 2583. Mobile No.: 08976 08 4445 / 09967 69 5545, Email [email protected] Website www.nest.net.in

 

For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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