NEST 2021 Answer Key – Download Answer Key PDF Here,

Latest: The NEST 2021 exam is going to be held on 14 August 2021. Keep visiting this page for the latest updates.

NEST 2021 Answer Key

NEST 2021 Answer Key will be available for both Shift 1 and Shift 2. Candidates can download the PDF of the NEST Answer Key from this article. NEST Answer key has also emailed to the registered email address of candidates. Information regarding the Answer key will be uploaded on the official website Candidates can use the NEST exam answer key to calculate their probable score. Candidates can count the total number of correct and wrong answers using the answer key and can accordingly have an estimate of their score. Read this article to know more on NEST 2021 Answer Key.

The answer key for NEST 2021 will be released by the exam conducting body only. Candidates can check the schedule for the release of the NEST 2021 answer key from the table below.

NEST 2021 Answer KeyImportant Dates
NEST 2021 exam date14 Aug 2021
Release of NEST 2021 Official answer keyto be announced

Answer Key: Link to download Answer Key for NEST 2021 will be available here as per official announcement.

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How to Calculate Score Using NEST Answer Key 2021

The candidates can calculate the NEST exam score by adding and deducting the marks as per the marking scheme. For calculating the marks, follow the instructions as given below:

Step 1: Firstly, download the NEST 2021 Answer Key.

Step 2: Next, start cross-checking your answers using the answer key.

Step 3: Add marks for a correct answer and deduct marks for an incorrect answer, if there is a negative marking.

Step 4: The total marks obtained by adding and deducting marks are the probable score.

Marking Scheme for exam

To calculate the score, follow the marking scheme for each section from the table below:

Name of the SectionMarks for Correct AnswerIs there a negative marking?
General section03X

Check NET 2021 Syllabus here

NEST 2021 Question Paper

The answer key if NEST 2021 also have the questions asked in the exam. On the answer key you can check the question and the correct answer of the question marked in green. Thus the answer key and question paper of NEST 2021 is released in one single document only.

The question paper shall have the first 10 questions from general scetion, the next 15 questions are form biology, the next 15 are from chemistry, next 15 are from maths and the last 15 questions are from physics.

Check out Details of NEST 2021 Admit Card | NEST Counselling 2021

NEST 2021 Result

The result for NEST 2021 can be checked from the official website. To check the result, the candidates need to log in by entering their user id and password. Candidates are given a position in the merit list on the basis of their rank and available seats. Separate merit lists are release for NISER and CEBS. The final ranking of the candidates will be based on percentile scores calculated from the best three subject scores and the score in the general section.

NEST Answer Key Archives

Candidates can download the past year’s question paper and answer key for the NEST exam from the table below.

NEST exam dateAnswer KeyQuestion Paper
2020Shift 1 | Shift 2
2018Download here
2017Download HereDownload Here
2016Download HereDownload Here
2015Download HereDownload Here
2014Download HereDownload Here
2013Download HereDownload Here
2012Download HereDownload Here
2011Download HereDownload Here

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