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Events Dates
NEST 2022 Registration Begins on February 21, 2022
Last day to submit NEST 2022 Application Form May 21, 2022
Issue of NEST 2022 Admit Card June 7, 2022
NEST 2022 Exam Date

June 18, 2022

Session 1 (9:00 am – 12:30 pm)

Session 2 (2: 30 pm – 6:00 pm)

NEST 2022 Answer Key July 2022
Release of NEST 2022 Result July 5, 2022
Eligibilty Criteria

NEST Eligibility Criteria comprises several norms and rules that all candidates must satisfy before applying for the entrance test. Some of the important Eligibility Criteria for NEST 2022 are discussed below:-

Age Criteria

  • Candidate’s date of birth must not be before August 2000.
  • This holds true for general and OBC candidates.
  • There are a total of five years of relaxation for SC/ ST candidates.

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates need to complete 10+2 exam from a recognized board.
  • Final year students are also eligible.

Academic Qualification

  • Candidates must have Mathematics as the mandatory subject in 10+2 exam.
  • Other mandatory subjects are physics, chemistry, biology or life science subjects.

Minimum Marks Required

  • A minimum of 60% marks is required in aggregate in 10+2 final exam for general category students.
  • The same is 55% marks in aggregate for SC, ST students.

State-wise Quota

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

NEST Exam Pattern describes the complete paper pattern, subject-wise marking scheme, distribution of marks, time duration and alike. On June, 2022, NEST will be conducted in two sessions: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (first session) and 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM (second session). Candidates will be assigned to either of the sessions.

NEST 2022 will be conducted in Computer-Based Test mode.
  • The question paper will be published in English language only.
  • Questions will be in the form of MCQs.
  • The total exam duration will be of 3 hours.
  • There will 5 sections, each of 50 marks but the general section will carry 30 marks.
  • The whole question paper will consist of 230 marks.
  • There is no negative marking in General section. However, a negative marking is applied in the subject section.

The content of the exam will depend broadly on the syllabus that candidates studied in their class 11 and 12. The exam has five sections.

General Section There is no specific syllabus for this section. The questions are designed in a way to test a candidate’s hold over General Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Astronomy, Computer Science and Environmental Studies.) There may be certain questions that will test a candidate’s grasp over basic mathematics.
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Ecology
  • Humans and Environment
  • Biotechnology
  • Biology of Animal systems
  • Developmental Biology
  • Immunology
  • Biology of Plant systems
  • Systematics
Chemistry Physical Chemistry:

  • Measurements in chemistry
  • Mole concept
  • Gaseous and liquid states
  • Atomic structure and chemical bonding
  • Thermodynamics
  • Chemical equilibrium
  • Solid state
  • Solutions
  • Surface chemistry
  • Classification of elements and periodicity in properties
  • s– Block elements
  • p– Block elements
  • Coordination compounds
  • Metals and metallurgy

Organic Chemistry:

  • Basic concepts
  • Reactive intermediates
  • Nomenclature
  • Alkenes and Alkynes
  • Aromatic compounds
  • Haloalkanes (Alkyl halides)
  • Phenols
  • Ethers
  • Aldehydes and Ketones
  • Amines
  • Carbohydrate
  • Amino acids and proteins
  • Polymers
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Analytical geometry
  • Differential calculus
  • Integral calculus
  • Vectors
  • General Physics
  • Sound and mechanical waves
  • Thermal physics
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Optics
  • Modern physics

NEST 2022 counselling will be conducted in July, 2022. The selected aspirants will be allotted dates and venues for the counselling. This is the final step to get admission to the five years integrated program. The final merit list is uploaded on the official website. Candidates are requested to check the official website for NEST 2022 for the list. Based on the list and location of the candidate, a venue will be suggested along with the date and time. Candidates need to appear on the mentioned date and time on that venue for NEST Counselling.

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