WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF
NEST SCHOLARSHIPS!!

The Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test is popularly known as NEST SCHOLARSHIP TEST or just NEST by most students across India This scheme of scholarships has been designed to award the talented students of our country with a handsome amount of scholarships to encourage and inspire them, so that they pursue their education with more enthusiasm and interest.

We started NEST in 2006. And since then we have awarded hundreds of scholarships and thousands of certificates to students across the country in appreciation of their excellent performance in our tests till last year.

This scheme of scholarships is currently open to students of only science, engineering and medical courses starting from Class 7th to Post-Graduate level.

All Indian students and children of NRIs across the world can apply for this scholarship.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR EACH CATEGORY/LEVEL OF NEST SCHOLARSHIPS

(Revised w.e.f. 1st April, 2020)
 

Choose Any One Category From The Following According To Your Current Qualification:

(The test is online from the comfort of home. You should only have a camera enabled PC/Laptop connected with internet.)

1. NEST BASIC
Amount of Scholarship: Rs. 20,000.
Eligibility: Class 7th & 8th.
Syllabus: Generally based on class 6th & 7th books.
Question Paper:
Section‐I: Science (PCB)—30 Marks.
Section‐II: Maths—30 Marks.
Section‐III: English Grammar—30 Marks.
Section‐IV: GK (Hist, Civics, EVS)—30 Marks.
Total: 120 Questions for 120 Marks in 2 Hours.

Click Here To Register Now.

2. NEST JUNIOR‐I
Amount of Scholarship: Rs. 25,000.
Eligibility: Class 9th & 10th.
Syllabus: Generally based on class 8th & 9th books.
Question Paper:
Section‐I: Physics—25
Section‐II: Chemistry—25 Marks.
Section‐III: Biology—25 Marks.
Section‐IV: Maths—25 Marks.
Section‐V: English Grammar—25. Marks.
Section‐VI: GK (Hist, Civics, EVS)—25 Marks.
Total: 150 Questions for 150 Marks in 2 Hours.

Click Here To Register Now.

3. NEST JUNIOR‐II
Amount of Scholarship: Rs. 30,000.
Eligibility: Class 11th & 12th (Sci), DipEngg(1st & 2ndYr)
Syllabus: Generally based on class 10th & 11th books.
Question Paper:
Section‐I: Physical Sciences (Physics & Chemistry)—50 Marks.
Section‐II: Maths—50 Marks.
OR
Life Sciences (Botany & Zoology)—50 Marks.
Section‐III: English Grammar—50 Marks.
Section‐IV: GK (Hist, Civics, EVS, Diagrams/Graphics, Statistical, rithmetic & other Numerical Puzzles)—50 Marks.
Total: 200 Questions for 200 Marks in 2 Hours.

Click Here To Register Now.

4. NEST SENIOR-I
Amount of Scholarship: Rs 35,000.
Eligibility: DipEngg(3rdYr), 1st Year & 2nd Year of BSc, BTech & MBBS students.
Syllabus: Generally based on class 11th & 12th books.
Question Paper:
Section‐I: Physical Sciences (Physics & Chemistry)—50 Marks.
Section‐II: Maths—50 Marks.
OR
Life Science (Botany & Zoology)—50 Marks.
Section‐III: English Grammar—50 Marks.
Section‐IV: GK (Hist, Civics, EVS, Diagrams/Graphics, Statistical, Arithmetical & other Numerical Puzzles)—50 Marks.
Total: 200 Questions for 200 Marks in 2 Hours.

Click Here To Register Now.

5. NEST SENIOR‐II
Amount of Scholarship: Rs. 40,000.
Eligibility: 3rd Year & 4th Year of BSc, BTech & MBBS students:
Syllabus: Generally based on what you have studied from 1st Year to Final Year of Science, Engineering or Medicines at the Under-Graduate level.
Question Paper:
Section‐I: Any one of the subject groups, viz. A, B, C or D—50 Marks.
Section‐II: Physical Science (Physics & Chemistry)—25 Marks.
Section‐III: Life Science (Botany & Zoology)—25 Marks.
OR
General Maths—25 Marks.
Section‐IV: English Grammar—50 Marks.
Section‐V: GK (History, Pol. Sci., Geography, Diagrams/Graphics, Statistical, Arithmetical & other Numerical Puzzles)—50 Marks.
Total: 200 Questions for 200 Marks in 2 Hours.

Click Here To Register Now.

6. NEST MASTER
Amount of Scholarship: Rs. 50,000.
Eligibility: 1st Year & Final Year of MSc, MTech & MD/MS students.
Syllabus: Generally based on what you have studied from 1st Year to Final Year of Science, Engineering or Medicines at the Post-Graduate level.
Question Paper:
Section‐I: Any one of the subject groups, viz. A, B, C or D—60 Marks.
Section‐II: Physical Science (Physics & Chemistry)—40 Marks.
Section‐III: Life Science (Botany & Zoology)—40 Marks.
OR
General Maths—40 Marks.
Section‐IV: English Grammar—30 Marks.
Section‐V: GK (History, Pol. Sci., Geography, Diagrams/Graphics, Statistical, Arithmetical & other Numerical Puzzles)—30 Marks.
Total: 200 Questions for 200 Marks in 2 Hours.

Click Here To Register Now.

 

SUBJECT GROUPS:
Following are the four groups of subjects for NEST-SENIOR-II & NEST-MASTER categories for Section-I of their question paper:
Group‐A: Comp/IT/Elex/Elect & other similar courses.
Group‐B: Auto/Mech/Prod/Marine/Aeronaut. & other similar courses.
Group‐C: Construction, Civil & other similar courses.
Group‐D: All Medical Science subjects & other similar courses, such as BPharma, BSc (Nursing), etc.

PS: Question papers are set for the test based on the above-mentioned subjects. But, if you don't find your subject in the above list, then you can select any one of the above subject groups which matches the most with your subject of study. See the sample question paper on our website.

 

REGISTRATION FEE:

1. NEST‐BASIC: Rs. 450/‐ only.
2. NEST‐JUNIOR‐I&II: Rs. 550/‐ only.
3. NEST‐SENIOR‐I&II: Rs. 650/‐ only.
4. NEST‐MASTER: Rs. 750/‐ only.

 

CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION: Certificates of Appreciation will be given to all the participants who score 50% and above of the total marks.

 
:: OTHER IMPORTANT NOTES ::

1. There is at least one scholarship in each category of NEST.

2. There is no limit to the maximum number of scholarships in each category of NEST.

3. The thumb rule for the total number of scholarships is that it all depends on the total number of applicants in each category of NEST. More the applicants more the scholarships.

4. The formula to calculate the total number of scholarships is like -- Total Number of Applicants Divided by Min. 100 or Max. 200 depending on the available funds. Thus, at least 1% to 2% of the participants are sure to win Prize Money in this contest.

5. So far, we have been able to give total 50 to 60 scholarships, i.e. at least 10 to 12 scholarships in each category of NEST every year in the last about 15 years since 2006, except in the last two years of COVID-19 period.

6. Thus, the total number of scholarships in each category of NEST is expected to increase with the increasing number of applicants seeking to participate in each event of NEST every next year.

7. If there are five and more winners of scholarship in a category, then the topper (Rank#1) gets 20% more amount than others.

8. The amount of Prize Money is transferred directly in the account of the winner after verification of the personal, academic and address details within a month or two after the result is declared.

9. Though there has been somtimes delay in payment of scholarships in the last couple of years, we will hurry up the process of declaration of result, verification of winners' details and payment of scholarships within six months from the date of test.

Please call us on our given numbers in case of any further queries.
 
:: GUIDELINES FOR ONLINE TEST ::

Dear Candidates, please note that you will be allotted your Batch/Seat No. & Passkey (same as you already have your 10-digit Registration No. & Password) for the online NEST SCHOLARSHIP TEST. Further:

1. The link for the test will be posted to your email address 5 minutes before the actual start of the test.

2. Ensure that you are in a place which is isolated from everyone till the end of the test.

3. Also ensure that the battery of your laptop/mobile is already fully recharged with WiFi or Data and it is properly connected with internet.

4. Keep your camera turned on continuously. And you should be able to rotate it at 360 degrees whenever you are asked by your online invigilator.

5. You should turn on your PC/Laptop/Mobile at least 15-20 minutes before the starting time of the test.

6. Once you receive the link, you should immediately fill up your details correctly such as "Your Seat No.", "Your Full Name" & "Question Paper Received‐Yes/No."

7. The link will automatically get de-activated at the end of the given time.

8. So, you should submit your answers before the end of the test.

9. Once you have submitted your answers, you should also acknowledge it by clicking on "Answers Submitted‐Yes /No."

10. Follow the rules strictly and keep yourself in full discipline.
 

 —Director, NEST

HOME | ABOUT US | ABOUT NEST | APPLICATION FORM | SAMPLE QUESTIONS | RESULT| ARCHIVES| ALLIANCES | CONTACT US