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National Entrance Screening Test is an entrance test directed for admission to five year M.Sc. integrated programmes in biological, chemical, mathematical and physical sciences 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 CBS), Mumbai. NEST is of three hours duration and has five parts dwelling of only Multiple Choice Questions with four alternatives for each question. Section one is required and dwells of general questions.

Getting admission in either of these Institutes is highly esteemed and admission in these institutes is only possible by NEST. The candidates must have passed or be appearing for Class 12th exams with atleast 60% aggregate marks or equivalent (55% for SC/ST/PD). Also only candidates who have passed class 12th in or taking can apply for NEST. Candidates can apply online by the website

Contact Details:
NISER, Bhubaneswar
National Institute of Science Education and Research,
Institute of Physics Campus,
PO: Sainik School,
Bhubaneswar, Orissa – 751 005, INDIA
Phones : +91 (674) 230 0637,1058,1823
Fax : +91 (674) 2300142
E-mail :

UM-DAE CBS, Mumbai
Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences
Health Centre, 1st Floor
University of Mumbai-Kalina Campus
Santa Cruz East
Mumbai 400098
Phone: 91-22-26524983
Fax: 91-22-26524982

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