NEST 2023 Application (Till 24 May); Apply Online, Eligibility, Details

The National Entrance Screening Test 2023 application forms have been released by the officials. The candidates seeking admission to the 5 years integrated program of MSc (2023-28) can fill up the application form for NEST 2023. Moreover, the applicants can start filling up the application form commencing from the 27th of February, 2023. The last date to fill up the application form is the 24th of May, 2023. The applications will be accepted via online mode.

The students can visit the official website of the National Entrance Screening Test and can fill up the online application form from there. The official website of the NEST is In addition to this, for the convenience of the students we have also provided the direct application link at the end of this article in the ‘Important Links’ section.

NEST 2023 Application Form

NEST 2023 Application Form @

For the information of our readers, the NEST is an all-India entrance test for students who are planning to take admission into the Integrated 5 year course of MSc at the prestigious institutes of India University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic EnergyCentre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS) and the other one is National Institute of Science Education and Research( NISER) in Bhubaneswar.

This article will provide essential information to the applicants intending to fill out the NEST 2023 application form.

NEST 2023 Application Highlights

Exam Name National Entrance Screening Test (NEST)- 2023
Entrance Test ForMaster of Science
Session2023 to 2028
Participating Institute and UniversityUM-DAE CEBS, Mumbai
NISER, Bhubaneswar
Examination Mode Online
Duration of the Course5 Years
Exam LevelPost Graduate
Level of ExamNational
NEST Official Portal

NEST 2023 Application Dates

The students who are planning to appear in the NEST 2023 examination should be aware of all the important dates related to this examination. Therefore, for the convenience of the aspirants, we have placed all the essential dates in the table below:

Filling up of Online Application Form Begins From27th of February, 2023 i.e on Monday
The last date to fill up the Online Application Form will be 24th of May, 2023 i.e. on Wednesday
Hall Ticket or Admit Card will be available From12th of June, 2023 i.e. on Monday
The Examination is scheduled to be on24th of June, 2023 i.e on Saturday
Result Date10th of July, 2023

Number of Intake in NEST 2023 Exam

The total proposed intake for the session 2023 to 2028 is 257. The proposed seats in the NISER are 200 and the rest 57 are for CEBS. If the candidates want to check out the details of vacancies according to the category then they can go through the official notification whose direct link has been provided below.

Eligibility Criteria for NEST 2023

The applicants who want to fill up the application form for the NEST examination 2023 are suggested to go through the educational qualification requirements as well as the age criteria. Without fulfilling any of the below criteria, the applicants would not be able to appear for the examination.

Educational Qualification

The candidates applying for this examination are required to have passed their XIth and XIIth examinations through the regular mode in the science stream only. In addition to this, the candidates should also have passed their 12th examinations in the year 2021 or else in 2022. Apart from this, the applicants can also be a student who is appearing for the board examination in the year 2023. Talking about the percentage required, the applicant should have scored a minimum of 60% marks in total.

Furthermore, the candidates belonging to the reserved categories are required to have a score of a minimum of 55% marks in their 12th examination. At last, the candidate should have passed from a recognized board.

Age Criteria

The age criteria are also required to be fulfilled by the candidates. Therefore the applicants who are born on the 1st of August, 2003 or after this particular date are eligible to apply for the vacancies. It should be noted that the candidates must be from the OBC or General Category for the age requirement mentioned. For the candidates hailing from the ST, SC or the Divyangjan category, they will be provided with the age relaxation of 5 years.

How to Apply for NEST 2023?

As the Online application link is active now, therefore the applicants can go through the below steps and then can apply for the NEST 2023 application form. The steps are as given below:

  1. To initiate the process, the applicant has to open the official website through the address here >>
  2. Now the homepage will be there on the computer screen.
  3. On the homepage itself, there will be an option for ‘Online Application’.Click on that link.
  4. Now the applicant has to register first if applying for the first time.
  5. Fill in the basic details such as their name, a valid mobile number and email id. Click on the ‘Reverify’ option and then click on the checkbox if the information is stated correctly.
  6. After successful registration, the applicants will receive an application id and password on their phone number as well as in their email id.
  7. Login again with these credentials.
  8. Now fill in the educational details along with exam city preference.
  9. Upload the scanned photo and signature according to the below-mentioned specifications.
  10. Pay the application fees and then submit the application form. Also, it is advisable to download the filled-in application form and take the printout of that with them for future use.

Prior Documents Required

  • A scanned copy of a passport-size coloured photo and also of the signature is required. The format of those files should be in jpg or jpeg format and their size should be not more than 80 kb. Keep in mind that the scanned photo should be on a white background and should be a recent one.

NEST 2023 Application Fees

UR and OBC Applicants Rs 1200/-
Female, ST, SC and Divyangjan ApplicantsRs 600/-

NEST Exam Scheme

The candidates first have to appear for a computer-based test of 3 hours and 30 minutes. Afterwards, according to their performance in the written examination, a merit list will be prepared and the candidates will be allotted colleges according to it. 2023 Important Links

Apply Here>>NEST 2023 Application Started
Download >>NEST 2023 Notification
For more updates visit >>NVSHQ HOME


Does the candidate need to send any other document soon after filling up the application form for NEST 2023?

No, the applicant does not require to send any document after successfully filling up the application form for NEST 2023 online.

Who should the candidate contact in case of any queries related to the NEST 2023 Examination?

The applicants are advised to contact the below address by postal mail:
Chief Coordinator, NEST 2023
National Institute of Science Education and Research Bhubaneswar
P.O. Jatni, Khurda 752050, Odisha, India

Else the applicant can also contact through mail>>

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