New Exam Date for National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2020 announced

The new exam date of the National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) has been announced. As per the notification on the official website, the National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2020 will be held on August 10, 2020. Earlier the exam was scheduled to be held on June 6, 2020 but was postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic outbreak. 

The examination will be conducted in two sessions – 9:00 am to 12:30 pm (first session) and 2:00 pm – 5.30 pm (Second Session). 

NEST is a compulsory test for students seeking admission to 5-year Integrated M.Sc. Programs in Basic Science (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) at the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai – Dept. of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai.

Based on the candidate’s performance in NEST 2020, a merit list will be prepared for NISER and CEBS separately.