Apply for NEST 2020 online now

Those of you who want to apply for the five-year integrated MSc programmes offered jointly by the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar and Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, University of Mumbai- (UM-DAE CEBS) Mumbai, can do so online at

Entrance Test

Important Dates

Registration / Online application opensJanuary 08, 2020 (2:30 pm)
Online application closesApril 3, 2020 (midnight) [First Friday of April]
Download of admit card starts April 24, 2020, 6:30 pm
Date of examination June 06, 2020 (Saturday),
Session-I: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm,
Session-II: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm 
[First Saturday of June]
Announcement of results on NEST website June 16, 2020
[Third Tuesday of June]

About NEST

National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is a compulsory test for students seeking admission to 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 CEBS), Mumbai.
Both NISER and UM-DAE CEBS were set up by Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India in 2007. Their mandate is to train scientific manpower for carrying out cutting edge scientific research and for providing input to scientific programmes of Department of Atomic Energy and other applied science institutions in the country.
NEST 2020 will be conducted in around 90 cities across India.

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