New Date Announced, NEST 2021 To Be Held On 14 Aug


The premium National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) for admissions in the 5 Year Integrated MSc programs offered by the two prestigious institutes established by Dept of Atomic Energy, Govt of India, shall now be conducted on 14 AUGUST 2021. Earlier scheduled on 14 June, it was postponed owing to the pandemic related limitations.

Key dates & linksNEST 2021 on 14 Aug

Date of test : 14 Aug 2021

Downloading admit card : Click HERE FOR ADMIT CARD

Mock test : Can be taken online. Click HERE FOR MOCK TEST

Please note that application process, which was extended a couple of time, was finally closed on 15 Jul hence new application can no longer be made. 

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.


-- MEP News Bureau