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Instructions for 23RD NEST SCHOLARSHIP TEST-2020 scheduled for 26/09/21 (Sun) will be sent by email a week before the test. Registrations for 24th NEST SCHOLARSHIP TEST-2021 will start from 1st October, 2021. Visit this website regularly.

NATIONWIDE EDUCATION AND SCHOLARSHIP TEST (NEST)

The Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test is popularly known as NEST SCHOLARSHIP TEST or just NEST by most students across India This scheme of scholarships has been designed to award the talented students of our country with a handsome amount of scholarships to encourage and inspire them, so that they pursue their education with more enthusiasm and interest.

We started NEST in 2006. And since then we have awarded hundreds of scholarships and thousands of certificates to students across the country in appreciation of their excellent performance in our tests till last year.

This scheme of scholarships is currently open to students of only science, engineering and medical courses starting from Class 7th to Post-Graduate level.

All Indian students and children of NRIs across the world can apply for this scholarship.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR EACH CATEGORY/LEVEL OF NEST SCHOLARSHIPS

(Revised Scheme of NEST SCHOLARSHIPS w.e.f. 1st April, 2020)
 

Choose Any One Category From The Following According To Your Current Qualification:

1. NEST BASIC
Amount of Scholarship: Rs. 20,000.
Eligibility: Class 7th & 8th.
Syllabus: Generally based on class 6th & 7th books.
Question Paper:
Section‐I: Science (PCB)—30 Marks.
Section‐II: Maths—30 Marks.
Section‐III: English Grammar—20 Marks.
Section‐IV: GK (Hist, Civics, EVS)—20 Marks.
Total: 100 Questions for 100 Marks in 2 Hours.

2. NEST JUNIOR‐I
Amount of Scholarship: Rs. 25,000.
Eligibility: Class 9th & 10th.
Syllabus: Generally based on class 8th & 9th books.
Question Paper:
Section‐I: Physics—25
Section‐II: Chemistry—25 Marks.
Section‐III: Biology—25 Marks.
Section‐IV: Maths—50 Marks.
Section‐V: English Grammar—25. Marks.
Section‐VI: GK (Hist, Civics, EVS)—25 Marks.
Total: 150 Questions for 150 Marks in 2 Hours.

3. NEST JUNIOR‐II
Amount of Scholarship: Rs. 30,000.
Eligibility: Class 11th & 12th (Sci)
Syllabus: Generally based on class 10th & 11th books.
Question Paper:
Section‐I: Physical Sciences (Physics & Chemistry)—50 Marks.
Section‐II: Maths—50 Marks.
OR
Life Sciences (Botany & Zoology)—50 Marks.
Section‐III: English Grammar—50 Marks.
Section‐IV: GK (Hist, Civics, EVS, Diagrams/Graphics, Statistical, rithmetic & other Numerical Puzzles)—50 Marks.
Total: 200 Questions for 200 Marks in 2 Hours.

4. NEST SENIOR-I
Amount of Scholarship: Rs 35,000.
Eligibility: 1st Year & 2nd Year of BSc, BTech & MBBS students: Syllabus: Generally based on class 11th & 12th books.
Question Paper:
Section‐I: Physical Sciences (Physics & Chemistry)—50 Marks.
Section‐II: Maths—50 Marks.
OR
Life Science (Botany & Zoology)—50 Marks.
Section‐III: English Grammar—50 Marks.
Section‐IV: GK (Hist, Civics, EVS, Diagrams/Graphics, Statistical, Arithmetical & other Numerical Puzzles)—50 Marks.
Total: 200 Questions for 200 Marks in 2 Hours.

5. NEST SENIOR‐II
Amount of Scholarship: Rs. 40,000.
Eligibility: 3rd Year & 4th Year of BSc, BTech & MBBS students:
Syllabus: Generally based on what you have studied from 1st Year to Final Year of Science, Engineering or Medicines at the Under-Graduate level.
Question Paper:
Section‐I: Any one of the subject groups, viz. A, B, C or D—50 Marks.
Section‐II: Physical Science (Physics & Chemistry)—50 Marks.
Section‐III: Life Science (Botany & Zoology)—50 Marks.
OR
General Maths—40 Marks.
Section‐IV: English Grammar—50 Marks.
Section‐V: GK (History, Pol. Sci., Geography, Diagrams/Graphics, Statistical, Arithmetical & other Numerical Puzzles)—50 Marks. Total: 200 Questions for 200 Marks in 2 Hours.

6. NEST MASTER
Amount of Scholarship: Rs. 50,000.
Eligibility: 1st Year & Final Year of MSc, MTech & MD/MS students.
Syllabus: Generally based on what you have studied from 1st Year to Final Year of Science, Engineering or Medicines at the Post-Graduate level.
Question Paper:
Section‐I: Any one of the subject groups, viz. A, B, C or D—60 Marks.
Section‐II: Physical Science (Physics & Chemistry)—40 Marks.
Section‐III: Life Science (Botany & Zoology)—40 Marks.
OR
General Maths—40 Marks.
Section‐IV: English Grammar—30 Marks.
Section‐V: GK (History, Pol. Sci., Geography, Diagrams/Graphics, Statistical, Arithmetical & other Numerical Puzzles)—30 Marks.
Total: 200 Questions for 200 Marks in 2 Hours.

 
NOTE:
I. There are minimum three (03) scholarships in each category. There is no limit for the maximum number of scholarships. 10 and more scholarships were awarded in each category till last year.

II. In case of large number of applicants, that is 500 and above in each category, there is/are 1 or 2 more scholarship/s in every 200 applicants on an average.

III. If there are 5 and more winners of scholarship in a category, then the topper (Rank#1) gets 20% more amount than others.

IV. Following are the four groups of subjects:

Group‐A: Comp/IT/Elex/Elect & other similar courses.
Group‐B: Mech/Auto/Prod/marine/Aeronaut & other similar courses.
Group‐C: Construction, Civil & other similar courses.
Group‐D: All Medical Sciences & other similar courses.

PS: Question papers are set for the test based on the above mentioned subjects. But, if you don't find your subject in the above list, then you can select any one of the above subject groups which matches the most with your subject of study. See the sample question paper on our website.

 —Director, NEST


REGISTRATION FEE:

1. NEST‐BASIC: Rs. 450/‐ only.
2. NEST‐JUNIOR‐I&II: Rs. 550/‐ only.
3. NEST‐SENIOR‐I&II: Rs. 650/‐ only.
4. NEST‐MASTER: Rs. 750/‐ only.


LAST DATE: 31st October, 2021. (Thereafter, there is Late Fee of Rs. 100/- in November and Rs. 200/- in December.)

DATE OF ONLINE TEST: 30th January, 2022 (Sunday).


FREE BOOK OFFER: A book of Question Bank based on the previous year's exams of NEST is ABSOLUTELY FREE for those who complete their registration before 15th October, 2021.


TEST CENTRES: All major cities in India. However, your choice of any specific city for test cannot be guaranteed especially when there is any issue about public unrest, political rallies, natural calamity, pandemic, lockdown, etc. In this situation, the test will be conducted online on your own computer/laptop at home.


CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION: Certificates of Appreciation will be given to all the participants who score 50% and above of the total marks.


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