The aspirants, who are seeking admission in integrated Master of Science (M.Sc) program imparted at 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), have to appear in NEST Entrance Exam. The entrance test, also known as National Entrance Screening Test, is conducted by the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India.
- All the questions in NEST Entrance Exam are of objective types with each question carries four options to choose right one from them.
The questions in the paper are divided into five sections:
- The first part (General) of the paper, which carries 60 marks, is mandatory for all students. In the remaining four sections, the students have to attempt any two, which are of 70 marks each.
- There is a provision of negative marking in the entrance test.
- All the instructions and questions are only in English medium.