NEST 2023 | Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Dates on

The UM-DAE CEBS and NISER have announced the dates for NEST 2023 application form and exam. According to the notice, the application form will be available from February 27, 2023, and the last date for online submission will be May 17.

The NEST 2023 exam is on June 24, 2023, Saturday, at multiple centers (120 centers) across India. The first session will be from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, while the second session will be from 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM.

Starting from 2023, the NEST merit list for both NISER and CEBS will be prepared based on the SMAS score of the best three subject scores out of the four subjects.

The SMAS of all 4 subjects were considered for preparing the NISER merit list. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria before filling out the application form for NEST 2023.

NEST 2023 Exam Dates

A complete official event of NEST Exam dates for 2023:

Dates 2023 All Events
27 Feb ’23 – 17 May ’23Application Process
12 Jun ’23NEST 2023 Admit Card
4th week of June 2023Answer Key releases
24 Jun ’23NEST 2023 Exam Date
10 Jul ’23NEST 2023 Exam Result

NEST 2023 Details

Candidates who are eligible for the exam can fill out the application form for NEST 2023, which will be released on February 27, 2023. The last date to fill out and submit the online application form is May 17, 2023, at midnight.

Exam NEST – National Entrance Screening Test
OrganizationNISER Bhubaneswar and UM-DAE CEBS Mumbai
Level of the ExamUndergraduate Exam at National Level
Exam modeOnline on Computer
Courses Offered Integrated MSc
Total Exam FeesRs. 1,200/- (Male candidates of General/OBC categories)
Rs. 600/- (Female candidates of all categories and male candidates of SC, ST and PwD)
Exam Duration Time3 hours and 30 minutes
Total Exam Marks200
Total No of Questions68
Marks +2.5 for each correct answer (MCQs)
+4 for each correct answer (MSQs)
-1 for each incorrect answer (MCQs)
0 for an incorrect answer in MSQs and unattempted questions
Colleges Accepting NEST Score3 colleges
Total No of Seats257
No of Exam Cities120
Official Website 
Contact No./ Mail022- 61087510 
Email –

Documents Required for NEST 2023 application:

  • The candidate must have a jpg/jpeg format passport-sized photo and signature.
  • The signature and photo image sizes shouldn’t be larger than 80 kb.
  • The candidate must turn in their documents and certificate from graduation.
  • The applicant must submit a left-hand thumb impression.
  • Also required from the candidate is their certificate from the class of 10.
  • A postcard-sized photo is also required from the applicant.

Eligibility Criteria for NEST 2023

Age LimitGeneral/OBC category candidates (after August 1, 2003)
12th SubjectsMathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology
Min Aggregate PercentageAt least 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade in the 12th exam. For SC, ST and Divyangjan categories, the minimum marks are relaxed to 55% in aggregate or equivalent grade in the 12th exam.

NEST 2023 Application form fee

CategoryNSEIT Exam Fee
General & OBC maleRs. 1200/-
Female, SC/ST, and PWDRs. 600/-

Complete steps of filling NEST online Application form

  • Visit the NEST 2023 website (a link will be provided).
  • Fill out the online registration form after clicking the “New candidates” registration link.
  • Fill out the registration form with your name, date of birth, high school roll number, mobile number, email address, and so on. Then enter the captcha code and press “Register.”
  • Candidates will receive their application form user ID and password via SMS and email.
  • Log in to the website and fill out the application form with your personal, academic, communication, and exam centre information.
  • Submit the necessary documentation, such as a passport-size photograph and signature.
  • Choose a payment gateway and finish the transaction.
  • After paying the application fee, print a copy of the fee receipt and the completed application form for future reference.

NEST 2023 Result Declaration

The NEST 2023 results will be declared on July 10, 2023, and will be available on the official website of the National Entrance Screening Test. Candidates can view their exam score, name, roll number, qualifying status, and subject-wise marks scored in the exam through the NEST 2023 result.

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