NEST 2015 results will be rolled out on 19 July at 12 Noon, candidates can access their results at the online portal www.nestexam.in. The result of NEST would be announced along with the merit list and candidates can know their rank once the results are out.
National Entrance Screening Test, commonly referred as NEST is conducted every year to shortlist candidates for admission to 5 year Integrated M.Sc. program in basic sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Maths). The course is offered by National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai. There are 100 seats for the course in NISER and 45 seats in University of Mumbai, additional two seats are available at both the institutions for candidates from Jammu & Kashmir State.
The national level entrance test was conducted on 30 May in 52 cities across the Country and a total of 46,617 candidates appeared in the test. Due to cut-throat competition for the seats in reputed institutions, the cut-offs would be very high.
The test was of 3 hours and 30 minutes durations and consisted of five sections, each section carrying 60 marks. All the questions were objective type in nature and the examination authority also released the answer key of the exam so that candidates can cross-check their answers and also estimate their marks.
Within few hours, the long wait of thousands of candidates would come to an end as the results would be announced online. The results would be announced along with the merit list.
As the five sections includes one compulsory section (General section) and other four sections are subject wise, the merit list would be prepared by keeping the general section marks along with three best scores from remaining subject sections. The merit list would be made by calculating the actual marks a candidate score out of 240 marks.
A candidate is also required to score minimum marks in each section, known as Section-wise Minimum Admissible Score (SMAS) which would be 20% of the average of the best 100 scores in that particular section. Plus candidates are required to score minimum 120 marks to get a merit rank.