NEST Previous Year Question Papers – Download for years 2019, 2018, 2017 – 2010

NEST Previous Year Question Papers

The National Entrance Screening Test or NEST is a compulsory test for admission to the five year Integrated MSc. programme in basic sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, 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 CEBS), Mumbai. The article consists of previous year question papers of various years. Previous year question papers are an important resource for preparation of exam. Read all about NEST previous years question papers on this page. 

It is important for candidates to have previous years question paper and answers so that you can check how the marks are distributed throughout the question paper, what is the trend, which topic is given the most weightage.

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Candidates can check below the previous year question papers for NEST.

YearQuestion papers
2020NEST 2020 Question Papers – Session I | Session II
2019NEST 2019 Question Papers
2018NEST 2018 Question Papers
2017NEST 2017 Question Papers
2016NEST 2016 Question Papers
2015NEST 2015 Question Papers
2014NEST 2014 Question Papers
2013NEST 2013 Question Papers
2012NEST 2012 Question Papers
2011NEST 2011 Question Papers
2010NEST 2010 Question Papers

Also Read: NEST 2021 Admit Card | NEST 2021 Answer Key | NEST 2021 Result, Cut Off

How to use NEST previous year question papers

The previous year question papers are the most important resources to prepare for the exam. There it can be used in many ways and it is always beneficial to use them.

  • Candidates can analyze the paper and can understand what are the important topics which are every year. Can check the difficulty level of the exam, how much time should be invested in each section.
  • Candidates can use previous year question paper as a mock test to practise after completing their syllabus. Previous year question paper helps the student to understand the exam pattern and face a similar question paper before the exam.
  • Candidates can check how much weightage is given to which topic, which section carries more marks, which section to attempt first.
  • Candidate’s speed will increase by practicing previous year question papers.

NEST 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check below the exam pattern of NEST 2020.

The distribution of question in each of these sections is as follows:

Name of the SectionNumber of questionTotal Marks
General section1030

How to get NEST previous year question papers

Candidates can check below the steps mentioned to get NEST previous year question paper.

  • Click on the link provided above on this page to download NEST previous year paper.
  • A new page will open which has all the previous year question paper. You can download previous year question papers from 2010 – 2019

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