NEST 2018 Application Form

NEST Application Form 2018 is available in online mode only. NEST 2018 Registration has been started from 1st January 2018 through online mode only. There is no offline mode to apply for the NEST entrance exam. The last date to apply for the NEST exam will be the 5th March 2018. Before filling the application form, candidates must read the NEST online application procedure carefully.

National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is a national level entrance examination. NEST exam is conducted for admission to the five years integrated M.Sc course. This course is offered at NISER (National Institute of Science Education and Research) Bhubaneswar & UM-DAE CEBS (University of Mumbai-Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences), Mumbai. Candidates can check details of NEST 2018 Application Form including eligibility, exam dates, how to apply, etc.

NEST Application Dates 2018

Event Name


Starting date for application form

1st January 2018

Last date to apply

5 th March 2018

Exam Date

2nd June 2018

How to Fill NEST 2018 Application For?

NEST 2018 Application Form needs to be retrieved online from the official site of NEST. It can only be filled via online mode.

Details students fill in the application form is necessary because it will be filled in the admit card, score card and other important documents related to NEST 2018 by the authorities. If any given detail is found incorrect or not genuine, NEST can take appropriate actions against the student.

Steps to fill NEST 2018 application form is listed below:

Step 1: Registration

  • Visit the official website,
  • Register yourself by entering your basic details.
  • Click on the link you receive on your registered email address for confirmation.
  • Login with the registered email id & password.

Step 2: Application Form Filling

  • After logging in with the registered e-mail address and password, NEST application form 2018 will then be displayed on the monitor.
  • Fill the form with valid details which includes personal details (name, gender, date of birth, religion, etc.) and educational details (address, email ID and mobile number).
  • Save and submit the form.
  • Note down the application ID.
  • Candidates will have to choose a security question-answer as per their wish and preferred examination centers.
  • Download and take a print of the application form.

Step 3: Uploading Images and Documents

  • Upload your scanned passport size photograph & signature as per the mentioned format.
  • The resolution and sized of the scanned copy of the required documents to be uploaded should be as per NEST guidelines. System will not accept the document if the resolution and size is not as prescribed.

Step 4: Payment of Application Fees

Submit your application fee via online payment gateway (Debit card/Credit card/Net Banking). This is to be noted that the fees paid is not refundable.

Take a printout of the confirmation page for future use.

Application Fee

The application fee for Male (General/OBC) is INR 1000.

The fees for SC/ST/female/PD candidates is INR 500.

Application Form Correction

  • It is recommended for students who are appearing for NEST 2018 examination to fill the application form correctly in one go.
  • If any information that is filled by the student found incorrect or invalid, it would be considered as serious offence by the exam organizing authority and then they have all the rights to null and void that submitted application form.
  • The reason students must fill all the correct details is that there is no correction facility provided by the conducting authority for application form.
  • If there is any update regarding the correction with application form, it would be announced officially by NEST on its official website.

Click here: NEST Eligibility Criteria 2018 

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