There is no defined syllabus for the ‘General’ section of NEST. This section will broadly have three categories of questions.
(a) Questions to test candidate’s general ability to comprehend qualitative and quantitative aspects of a given scientific passage.
(b) Questions to test general mathematical skills including graph interpretation, statistics, and other parts of mathematics (algebra, trigonometry, geometry etc) not including calculus.
(c) Questions to test the candidate’s general familiarity with (and not a detailed understanding of) the major milestones in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and astronomy.