The National Eligibility Screening Test (NEST) Result 2017 declared today, 16th June at 12 PM. All the candidates those have appeared for the NEST admission test can check the NEST Result, rank, merit list, and cutoff marks from the official website, nestexam.in. The NEST examination has been organised in 60 cities and 124 examination outlets across India. The NEST examination has been organised on 27th May and the results provisional answer keys were released on 29th May. A huge number of candidates desirous to get admission into 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 have attempted the examination. These colleges were set up by Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India in 2007.
NEST 2017 Results & Merit List Declared @ nestexam.in
The NEST examination qualified aspirants can get admission into M.Sc integrated programme in UM-DAE CEBS and NISER colleges. There are limited seats available in these colleges; At NISER, there are total 172 seats while at DAE-CBS there are 47 seats. Students qualified with the best merit can admission into M.Sc Integrated programme in any of these colleges.
Number of seats
|PD (part of other categories)||5||1|
NEST Scoring system
- In NEST-2017 examination, there would be five sections with 50 points each.
- Section 1 (General section) is compulsory.
- Candidates can attempt ‘as many’ from the remaining subject sections.
- During preparation of merit list, score for the general section would be considered along with three best scores from the remaining subject sections. In other words, the worst score among sections 2 through 5 would be discarded during merit list calculation.
- As merit list calculation will be performed on marks obtained in the general section and in (best) three subject sections, the ‘total’ marks for NEST–2017 becomes 180 (30 + 50 x 3 = 180).
NEST 2017 Section-wise and total cut-off marks
- Total score of each candidate will be the direct sum of his/her score in the general section and his/her best three scores in the subject sections.
- For each section, “20% of the average of the best 100 scores in that section” will be considered as Section–wise Minimum Admissible Score (SMAS).
- For example, if the average of the best 100 scores in Chemistry section is 40 out of 50, then SMAS for chemistry section would be 40*0.20 = 8 marks. Similarly for other sections.
- SMAS for different sections can obviously be of different numerical value.
- A candidate must score equal or more than respective SMAS in General section as well as in at least three subject sections. These subjects’ sections will then be counted for merit list calculation. If a candidate secures SMAS in all four subject sections, then the best three subject scores will be counted.
- If a candidate scores less than SMAS in the general section, he/she would not be allotted any merit rank and would not be deemed eligible for admission.
- If a candidate scores less than SMAS in less than three subject sections, he/she would not be allotted any merit rank and would not be deemed eligible for admission.
- SMAS for OBC students would be 90% of respective SMAS for general category students.
- For example, if in the general section the SMAS is 10 for general category students, then SMAS for OBC students would be 9 (90% of 10).
- SMAS for SC/ST/PD students would be 50% of respective SMAS for general category students.
- For example, if in the chemistry section the SMAS is 8 for general category students, then SMAS for SC/ST/PD students would be 4 (50% of 8).
- Additionally, a candidate is required to score equal to or above a total Minimum Admissible Score (MAS), to get a merit rank. MAS for NEST–2017 is 90, which is 50% of total marks, i.e, 180.
- A candidate scoring less than 90 (MAS) in total would not be allotted any merit rank and would not be deemed eligible for admission, even if he/she secures SMAS in all sections.
- A candidate scoring equal to or more than MAS but not securing SMAS in the general section or in at least three subject sections would not be allotted any merit rank. It is important that both MAS and SMAS conditions are fulfilled to get a merit rank.
- Example: Suppose the SMAS for the general section is 4 and for all subject, section is 8 for a general category candidate. If a certain general category candidate scores 20 out of 30 in general section, 40/50 in Physics, 35/50 in Chemistry, 2/50 in Math and 5/50 in Biology, then his/her total score is 20+40+35+5=100, which is more than the MAS (90). But as he/she has not scored at least 8 (SMAS) in three subject sections, he/she will not get any merit rank. Note that the marks ‘2’ was not considered as it the lowest subject score.
- On the other hand, if a candidate scores 12/30 in general section, 20/50 in Physics, 11/50 in Chemistry, 20/50 in Math and 10/50 in Biology, then his/her total score is 12+20+11+20=63. The worst subject score of 10/50 has again been not considered. The total of 63 is less than MAS (90). So he/she will not get any merit rank, in spite of the fact that he/she has secured SMAS in all the sections.
- MAS for OBC students would be 90% of MAS for general category students.
- MAS for SC/ST/PD students would be 50% of MAS for general category students.
How to Check NEST Results 2017?
- At first, the students are advised to go to the official website of the or click on that will be provided below.
- Search for the “NEST Result 2017” and then click on that link.
- Now, you can give your Roll number, date of birth, and other details as necessary and click on submit button.
- Finally, your result will be displayed on the screen.
- You can check your result to know whether you are qualified in the exam or not and take a print out of it for your future reference.
Details of NEST Results 2017
|Category||NEST Results 2017|
|Exam Name||NEST (National Eligibility and Screening Test) 2017|
|Exam Date||27th May 2017|
|NEST Results Release Date||12th June 2017 12 pm|
|Official Website to check NEST 2017 Results||nestexam.in|