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 CBS), Mumbai, have jointly announced the schedule of National Entrance Screening Test - 2013 (NEST-2013) for the Academic Session 2012-13.
NEST - 2013 will be conducted on May 25, 2013, (Saturday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. at the following 42 centers (with Center Code):
Agartala, Tripura 01
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 02
Allahabad, UP 03
Belgaum, Karnataka 04
Bengaluru, Karnataka 05
Berhampur, Odisha 06
Bhopal, MP 07
Bhubaneswar, Odisha 08
Burdwan, WB 09
Calicut, Kerala 10
Chennai, Tamilnadu 12
Cuttack, Odisha 13
Dehradun, Uttaranchal 14
Delhi East 15
Delhi North 16
Delhi South 17
Guwahati, Assam 18
Hyderabad, AP 19
Indore, MP 20
Jaipur, Rajasthan 21
Jammu, J&K 22
Kochi, Kerala 23
Kolkata North, WB 24
Kolkata South, WB 25
Lucknow, UP 26
Madurai, Tamilnadu 27
Mumbai, Maharashtra 28
Nagpur, Maharashtra 29
Patna, Bihar 30
Pune, Maharashtra 31
Raipur, Chhatisgarh 32
Ranchi, Jharkhand 33
Sambalpur, Odisha 34
Shilong, Meghalaya 35
Shimla, HP 36
Silchar, Assam 37
Siliguri, WB 38
Srinagar, J&K 39
Udaipur, Rajasthan 40
Varanasi, UP 41
Vishakapatnam, AP 42
Eligibility criteria for appearing NEST:
Students securing at least 60% marks in aggregate (or equivalent grade) in Class XII (or equivalent) examination from any recognized Board in India are eligible to apply. For Scheduled Cast (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates and for Persons with Disability (PD), the minimum requirement is 55%. Students who have passed the Class XII qualifying examination in 2010 or 2011 or are appearing in 2012 are eligible to apply. (Where only Letter Grade is given by the Board, a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent percentage marks will be required. In the absence of such a certificate the decision of the respective Admission Committees will be final.)
How to apply?
To apply for NEST-2013, candidates can fill-up application form either online (preferably) or offline.
Candidates may go to the NEST-2013 website www.nestexam.in and follow the instruction to fill-up the online application form. Photo and signature of the candidate are also required to be uploaded. To pay application fees, option for payment by Demand Draft and Electronic Transfer will be asked from which any one mode of payment has to be selected. The amount of application fees and details of each of these modes of payments are given below. To complete the application procedure, the DD number / transaction details of Electronic Transfer have to be furnished. The DD for application fee must be sent by post, preferably speed post, to the Chief Coordinator at the address below on or before the last date of application. In case of any difficulty or need for guidance, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating clearly the problem(s) encountered. Incomplete application in any respect will be summarily rejected. Online application opens on January 07, 2013 and last date of application is March 08, 2013.
Candidates may send request letter to the Chief Coordinator NEST-2013 at the address below for paper-copy of the application form. The candidate should fill up the form, attach photo, sign and return the completed application form along with the application fees (in the form of DD) to the Chief Coordinator by post, preferably speed post. Incomplete application form or form without DD will be summarily rejected. The last date for requesting paper application form is February 20, 2013 and last date for receiving application is March 08, 2013.
The application fee for the male candidates of General / OBC category is Rs. 700. The application fee for SC / ST / PD and all female candidates is Rs. 350. The fee can be paid either by Demand Draft or Electronic Transfer.
Demand Draft: DD for required amount may be made from any bank and should be drawn in favour of The Chief Coordinator, NEST-2013 and payable at Bhubaneswar. Candidate must write her / his name and application number on the back of the DD. The DD has to be sent preferably by speed post at the address given below and must reach on or before March 08, 2013.
Electronic Transfer: The candidate may transfer the required amount electronically to NEST-2013 account from any bank. After the transfer is complete, candidate must enter the transfer details in appropriate place in online application form (for online application) or printed application form (for offline application).
The transfer should be made to:
Account name: NISER - NEST
Account number: 147601000015979
Bank name & branch: Indian Overseas Bank, Chandrasekharpur Branch (Bhubaneswar)
IFSC / RTGS code: IOBA 0001476
The request for paper application form, completed paper application form, Demand Draft and any NEST-2013 related queries by postal mail must be sent at —
The Chief Coordinator, NEST-2013, NISER, Institute of Physics Campus, Sachivalaya Marg, P.O. Sainik School, Bhubaneswar - 751005, Odisha.
Start of Online / Offline application for NEST-2013: January 07, 2013
Last date for receiving request for paper application form: February 20, 2013
Closing of Online / Offline application: March 08, 2013
Download / Dispatch of Admit Card begins: April 08, 2013
NEST-2013 examination: May 25, 2013 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 1:00pm
Announcement of Results in NEST website: June 17, 2013
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