NISER NEST 2017 admit card release delayed, to be issued on April 24

National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is conducted by National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) for admission to five-year integrated course in M.Sc.

NISER Bhubaneswar has postponed the release of NEST 2017 admit Card by 10 days due to some unavoidable reasons. Now, the admit cards will be available on or after April 24, 2017. Earlier the admit cards for NEST 2017 were scheduled to be released on April 16, 2017. The examination is scheduled for May 27, 2017 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Candidates who have submitted application form within the given dates, and their payment status is verified, will be able to login and download the NEST admit card from the official website( Admit Card will not be dispatched through post. Safe–keeping of one copy of admit card is therefore strongly advised because the successful candidates have to produce the admit card in original during the admission.


The question paper will consist of 5 (five) sections of objective (MCQ) type questions. Section 1 is the general section and is of 30 marks. There will be no negative marking in the general section. Sections 2 through 5 are of 50 marks each and will contain subject specific questions from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Candidates are permitted to attempt as many subject–sections as they wish. However, only the best three subject–scores along with the score in the general section will be counted for evaluation and merit list preparation.

About NEST

NEST exam is conducted for admission to 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. Both the institutes were established by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India in 2007. NISER is an off-campus centre of Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) and all academic programmes offered by NISER are affiliated to HBNI.

Admission to NISER and DAE CEBS also opens up pathways to Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) training school. Candidates at both these institutes, who secure grades above a certain threshold are eligible for direct interview at BARC. What appeals to students about these institutes is that these are one of the few institutes in India which focus on scientific research and allow students to navigate a career in the domain.

A total of 172 and 47 seats are being offered for admission to this year’s programme in NISER and CBS respectively.

Come April 24, 10 AM onward, candidates should log on the official website to download their NEST 2017 admit cards.

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