NEST-2012 | National Entrance Screening Test – 2012 | NEST Admit Cards on 15th April

NEST-2012 | National Entrance Screening Test – 2012 | NEST Admit Cards on 15th April

Hyderabad: National Entrance Screening Test – 2012 notification released this week. This Entrance test is for 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 CBS) Mumbai.
Both NISER and UM-DAE CBS have been started 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 programes of Department of Atomic Energy and other applied science institutions in the country. The test will be conducted in 37 centers across India.
Eligibility: Students securing at least 60% marks (or equivalent grade) in agregate in Class XII (or equivalent) examination from any recognized Board in India are eligible to apply. Only for Scheduled Cast (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates and for Persons with Disability (PD), the minimum requirement is 55%. Students who have passed the Class XII qualifying examination in 2010 or 2011 OR appearing in 2012 can eligible to apply.
2. Age Limit: General category candidates and Candidates belonging to Other Backward Castes (OBC) born on or after 01 Oct. 1987 are eligible to apply. For SC/ST/PD candidates the age limit is relaxed by 5 years.
Application Fee: Application fee for appearing in NEST is Rs. 600/- for general category and OBC male candidates. For SC/ST/PD candidates and female candidates the amount is Rs. 300/-. The application fee may be paid by demand draft or by electronic mail transfer to NEST account.
Demand Draft: Demand draft may be drawn from any bank provided that it is drawn in the name of NEST and payable at Mumbai.
Electronic Payment:
Required bank details are as follows:
Bank and branch name : Bank of Baroda, Kalina Branch
Account name and number : NEST, 06720100017345
IFSC code : BARB0KALINA
Detailed instructions for payment of fees are available at http://www.nestexam.in.
Last date for requesting application form: February 12, 2012.
Last date for receipt of completed application form: March 12, 2012.
On-line applications freeze: March 12, 2012.
Dispatch of admit cards begins: April 15, 2012.
Date of Examination: May 27, 2012 (Sunday) 2 PM to 5 PM.
Announcement of test results on http://www.nestexam.in: June 20, 2012.

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