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 CBS), Mumbai. BothNISER 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 programmes of Department of Atomic Energy and other applied science institutions in the country. The test is conducted in 37 centers across India.

NEST 2013 Important Dates : 

NEST 2013 Website opens for information : January 03, 2013

NEST 2013 Online submission of application starts : January 07, 2013

Last date for receiving request of NEST 2013 application form (postal) : February 20, 2013

Last date for receipt of completed NEST 2013 application form with DD (online/postal) : March 08, 2013 (midnight)

NEST 2013 Online applications freezes : March 08, 2013 (midnight)

Dispatch of offline NEST 2013 admit cards starts : April 08, 2013

Download of NEST 2013 online admit cards starts : April 08, 2013

Date of NEST 2013 Entrance Examination : May 25, 2013 (Saturday), 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Announcement of NEST 2013 Results on website : June 17, 2013