NEST NISER Engineering Entrance Exam By NISER

Examination Details

Exam name NEST
Notification Status Announced
Examination Body

Chief Coordinator, NEST 2020, Univ of Mumbai

Examination Body Type Other
Popularity Popular - All India
Summary

Course(s) offered : 5 year Integrated M.Sc in basic sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) at (a) National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar and (b) University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy, Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS) Mumbai.

Both NISER and CBS are autonomous institutions 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 of NISER are affiliated to HBNI. Although CEBS is a DAE institution, it is physically located on the Kalina campus of University of Mumbai and the degrees to students are awarded by Mumbai University.

Scholarship : The candidates admitted to the programme are eligible to receive annual scholarship of Rs 60,000 through DISHA program of Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India. In addition, the scholarship recipients receive grant of Rs 20,000 per annum for summer internship. Candidates selected by DST for the INSPIRE-SHE program are endorsed for INSPIRE scholarship by NISER and CEBS. Alumni of the programme are presently pursuing PhD at the reputed universities and institutes in India & abroad.

Besides, top performers at NISER and CEBS, securing overall grades above certain threshold at the end of the programme, are eligible to appear directly for the interview for admission to Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) training school.

No. of seats :  Total number of seats at NISER and CEBS are 200 and 57, respectively.

Reservations :  OBC (NCL) 27%, SC 15%, ST 7.5%, Divyangjan 5% in every category

Out of the total 57 seats in CEBS, 6 seats are reserved for General EWS category

Mock test : Applicants are encouraged to practice by using mock test link that will be made available on NEST 2020 web page, two weeks before the exam date. Practice sessions on computer-based test will be available for all applicants on application portal after online registration and complete submission of online application. Application portal is accessible with right login credentials only.

‘Section–wise’ Minimum Admissible Score (SMAS) or section-wise-cut–off marks

1. Total score of each candidate will be the direct sum of his/her score in the general section and his/her best three scores in the subject sections.

2. For each section, “20% of the average of the best 100 scores in that section” will be considered as Section–wise Minimum Admissible Score (SMAS).

3. SMAS for different sections can obviously be of different numerical value.

And SMAS for the two sessions, for any particular section, can obviously be of different numerical value.

4. SMAS for OBC students would be 90% of respective SMAS for general category students.

5. SMAS for SC/ST/Divyangjan students would be 50% of respective SMAS for general category students.

Overall cut-off or Minimum Admissible Percentile (MAP)

(a) In addition to SMAS, a candidate is required to score equal to or above a total Minimum Admissible Percentile (MAP), to get a merit rank.

i. MAP for NEST 2020 is 95 percentile for general category candidates

ii. MAP for NEST 2020 is 90 percentile for OBC candidates

iii. MAP for NEST 2020 is 75 percentile for SC/ST/Divyangjan candidates

(b) A candidate scoring less than the above MAP in total (general section + three best scored subjects) would not be allotted any merit rank and would not be deemed eligible for admission, even if he/she secures SMAS in all sections.

Separate merit lists : Separate merit lists shall be prepared for NISER and CEBS as per criteria narrated below :

(a) A candidate is required to score equal to or above a total Minimum Admissible Percentile (MAP), to get a merit rank.

b) A candidate must score equal to or more than the respective SMAS in the general section as well as in all four (any three for CEBS merit list preparation) subject sections.

(c) Score for the general section along with three best scores from the remaining subject sections will be considered for the merit rank.

(d) If percentiles of two or more candidates become equal (i.e. in the case of tie), candidates with higher score in the general section will get a better rank.

(e) If the tie persists, then the best scores in the subject section of the two students would be compared. The student with the better score in any of the subject section would get a better rank.

(f) If the tie still persists, the students would be given same provisional rank at the time of declaration of the result and the tie would be broken by comparing class 12th marks during admission/counselling. If the tie still persists then the younger student will get a higher rank.

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