National Entrance Screening Test – NEST 2020

National Entrance Screening Test 2020
NEST 2020
Admission to 5-year Integrated MSc Programmes in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics at NISER (Bhubaneswar) and UM-DAE CEBS (Mumbai)
(Autonomous Institutions under Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India)

The National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is a compulsory test for admission to the 5-year Integrated M.Sc. programme in basic sciences – Biology. Chemistry. Mathematics and Physics-at 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. NEST 2020 will be conducted in around 90 towns and cities all over India on Saturday, June 06,2020.

The candidates admitted to the programme are eligible to receive annual scholarship of Rs 60,000 through DISHA program of Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India. In addition, the scholarship recipients receive grant of Rs 20,000 per annum for summer internship. Candidates selected by DST for the INSPIRE-SHE program are endorsed for INSPIRE scholarship by NISER and CEBS.

For detailed information on NEST 2020 application procedure and previous years’ question papers, please visit NEST 2020 website:

Application: Through ONLINE portal ONLY. Visit to apply. Online portal opens on January 07, 2020 & closes on April 03, 2020

Examination: ONLINE/computer based ONLY.

Date of examination: June 06, 2020 (Saturday) Time: 9:00 AM -12:30 PM (1st session) and 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM (2st session)

Results announcement: June 16, 2020

Fees structure and mode of payment:
Male (General and OBC categories): Rs 1200/-
Male (SC and ST categories): Rs 600/-
Female (all categories): Rs 600/-
Divyang Category : Rs 600/-
Pay ONLY via Net banking / Credit card / Debit card

Address for correspondence:
The Chief Coordinator, NEST 2020
UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences
University of Mumbai, Kalina, Santacruz (East), Mumbai-400 098 (India)
E-mail: Website:

Previous Years’ Question Papers with Keys: