NEST 2021 Application Form (till 15 July) – Apply at

NEST 2021 Application Form – NISER has again extended the last date for NEST application form 2021. Candidates can now submit the NEST application form by July 15, 2021. Candidates who wish to appear in the National Entrance Screening Test can apply now at official website To apply for NEST 2021, click on the link below. The first step is to do registration. Then login to fill exam city preferences, educational qualification, upload images, and then pay fee. Complete the process before last date. Know the complete registration process, fees, how to apply, and other details here.

NEST 2021 Application Form – Available

Direct Link To Fill The Application Form Click here to apply for NEST 2021 Exam.

Login Portal: Click here to access the Login Portal.

How To Fill NEST 2021 Application Form? – The process to apply is online. There are 5 steps that are Registration, Get Login details, Fill personal details, Fill the educational details and Uploading images, and Payment of the application fee.

NEST 2021 Application Form Last Date

The important dates related to NEST application form are given in the table below:

NEST 2021 Application FormDates
NEST application form release date24 Feb 2021
Last date to submit online application form15 July 2021 (23:55 Hrs)
Exam Date14 Aug 2021

NEST 2021 Application Fee

It is mandatory for candidates to pay the NEST 2021 Application fee in order to submit the application fee. Candidates can check below the application fee for the National Entrance Screening Test.

Male (General / OBC / EWS)Rs 1200
Male (SC / ST)Rs 600
All female candidatesRs 600
Supernumerary J&KRs. 600/-
Divyang CategoryRs 600

Mode of Payment

Candidates can check below the mode of payments to pay the application fees and it is suggested to use the Mastercard / Visa / RuPay cards for payment.

  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Net Banking

Documents required while filling NEST 2021 Application Form

Candidates can check below the list of important documents that will be required while filling the application form.

  • Class 10th Marksheet/ reportcard/ certificate
  • Category certificate
  • Certificate for Jammu and Kashmir Quota
  • Digital copy of passport size photograph and signature

Digital image specifications for NEST application form: Uploading of scanned signature and photograph in the application form is mandatory. Candidates can check below the specifications provided by the institution to upload scanned signature and photograph.

Digital ImageSizeformat
Signatureupto 80 kb.jpeg, or .jpg
Photographupto 80 kb.jpeg, or .jpg

How to Apply for NEST 2021?

The steps to apply for NEST 2021 includes:

1st step: Registration

  • To register candidates have to fill enter the name, date of birth, gender, mobile number etc.
  • After successful registration candidate get login details on their phone and email id

2nd step: Login

  • Enter the login credentials to access the online application form.

3rd step: Fill personal details, educational details and choice of exam centres

  • Fill the application form by entering the personal details and educational details.
  • Also, select the test city.
  • Now, upload the scanned images of the photograph and signature.

4th step: Pay the application fee and confirm the declaration

  • Next pay the application fee using the available mode of online payments.
  • Lastly, read the declaration, agree to it and click on the ‘submit’ button. Now, take the printout of the summary page.

Step by Step Guide To Fill NEST 2021 Application Form

Candidates who wish to fill the NEST application form must visit the NEST 2021 website and follow the detailed step-by-step instructions to fill up the application form. Candidates can check below the steps to fill NEST application form.

1st step

2nd step

3rd step

Details required in NEST 2021 application form

Candidates can check below the details that are required while filling the application form of NEST 2021.

Registration Details

  • Name of the applicant
  • DOB
  • Roll number of Class 10th
  • Mobile number
  • Email Id

Personal Details

  • Name of the candidate
  • Fathers name
  • Category
  • DOB
  • Nationality
  • Address for communication
  • Gender
  • Mobile number

Exam centre preference – At least 5

Educational Details and Scanned documents

  • Class 10th board
  • Year of passing
  • School
  • Percentage of marks
  • Class 12th board
  • School
  • Year of passing
  • Scaaned signature
  • Scanned Photograph

NEST 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must fulfil all the eligibility criteria to be able to appear for the entrance exam. Candidates can check below the eligibility criteria listed by the conducting body.

  1. Age limit:- Candidate should be born on or after 01 Aug 2001. Those who belong to SC / ST / PwD category get 5 years relaxation, that is they can be born on or after 01 Aug 1995.
  2. Education:- Candidate should have passed class 12 exam in either 2019 or 2020, or will be passing in 2021. If the class 12 board from which candidate is passing gives a letter grade, then he/she will have to get a certificate from the board that tells equivalent percentage marks.
  3. Marks in QE:- Candidate should have at least 60% in aggregate in class 12. SC / ST / PwD candidates need 55%.
  4. NEST exam:- In order to be eligible for admission, the candidate must get a position in NEST 2021 Merit List.

Also Read: NEST 2021 Answer Key and NEST Counselling Process

About NEST

There are two participating institutes in NEST 2021 – National Institute of Science Education and Research and University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences Candidates who take admission in NISER or UM-DAE CEBS through NEST exam 2021 are eligible for a scholarship through INSPIRE program of Dept of Science and Technology, or DISHA of Dept of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences. Those who get scholarship shall also get a grant of Rs 20,000 per annum for a summer internship.

Important Downloads

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NEST 2021 Application Form FAQs

What all documents are required for filling NEST application form 2021?

Uploading of scanned signature and photograph in the application form is mandatory.

Where will I get my user credentials after NEST registrations?

Candidates will receive the user ID and password in their registered email id and mobile number after filling the registration form of NEST 2021.

Can I request for a change in the exam centre of NEST 2021?

No, once the exam centre is allotted it cannot be changed.

How many nest 2021 exam centres can be selected while filling the application form?

A candidates can select 5 exam centre in order of their preference in the application form.

How can I pay the NEST 2021 application fee?

The application fee can be paid online only using credit card, debit card or net banking.

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