NEST 2019 – Application, Eligibility and Admit Card

NEST 2019 – For candidates seeking admission into 5-year integrated M.Sc. program in Basic Sciences such biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, NEST is a national level entrance exam serving as a gateway. In the month of June 2019, NEST 2019 is expected to take place. From January 2019 till March 2019, the application forms will be made available.

NEST 2019 Eligibility Criteria

It is important for all the students to fulfil the minimum eligibility norms in order to appear for the NEST 2019 exam. Those who do not satisfy the eligibility criteria will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

Age Criteria

On or after August 01, 1998, both general and OBC applicants must be born

For SC/ST candidates, a relaxation of 5 years is provided on the upper age limit

Educational Qualification

With any of the three as main subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology, Candidates must have completed class 11 and 12

At 10+2 level, mathematics as a mandatory subject

In the qualifying examination i.e. class 12 board exams, students from General or OBC category must score a minimum of 60% marks

In the qualifying examination, the students of reserved category i.e. SC/ST need to score only 55% marks


To apply for the exam, only students who satisfy the rules of Indian citizenship are eligible

To apply for the NEST 2019 exam, NRI students or PIO or OCI candidates are not eligible

Candidates from J & K, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state have a quota of 15%.

NEST 2019 Application Form

From January 2019, NEST 2019 Application form will be made available in the online mode only. For the exam, students must fill the form well in time if they wish to appear successfully. It must be noted that NEST does not provide a form correction window. So, the details once submitted cannot be edited.

Things to keep ready before filling NEST 2019 Application Form:

  • Class X certificate/ mark sheets/ report card/ certificate
  • Digital copy of the passport size photograph in .jpeg or .jpg format
  • Size must be below 80 KB
  • Scanned copy of the signature .jpeg or .jpg format

NEST 2019 Admit Card

To only those candidates whose application form has been successfully accepted, NEST Admit Card will be issued. Students must check the website in the last week of April 2019 to download their respective admit card.

Steps to download NEST 2019 Admit Card:

  • Open the official NEST 2019 website, i.e.
  • Click on the tab “NEST Admit Card”.
  • Provide the details of your registration number and password and click on the “submit” button.
  • NEST 2019 Admit Card will be displayed
  • Download the copy of the admit card and take a print out for future use.

    Other information about NEST 2019
    NEST 2019 Examination on June 1 and application process begins on January 7

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