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National Entrance Screening Test 2024 ( NEST )

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Exam On: 30 Jun '24

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Updated on May 6, 2024 17:47 IST

By checking NEST 2024 question papers applicants can compose their strategy to qualify for the exam. Since the NEST exam is conducted online mode hence applicants will not be given sample papers of NEST 2024 after the conclusion of the exam. 

By going through NEST question papers 2024 applicants can check the exam pattern, syllabus, and type of questions that will be asked in the exam as well as the trend of questions. 

NEST 2024 notification was released on April 3,2024. Along with this, the NISER and UM-DAE CEBS also released NEST 2024 Application form and exam dates on the same date.

Candidates can download NEST 2024 and other previous year question paper here. Students could download these question papers without registration to practice for the exam. It is strongly recommended that students solve the NEST previous year papers to prepare for the NEST 2024 exam. Candidates can check the shift-wise NEST Question paper in the section below.

 

Q:   Is solving NEST previous year question paper worthy?

A:

Yes, students who want to appear in NEST 2024 exam must solve the NEST previous year question book which will help them in a better way. By checking the questions, Students can compose their strategy and accordingly they can increase their chances of qualifying the exam. 

 

Q:   How many questions will be in NEST exam?

A:

The NEST 2024 exam will have 17 questions in each section or subject. All these four section will be 12 will be MCQ type and five will be MSQ type questions. Each section has 50 marks each. For all four section the total number of questions will be 68 and total marks will be 200.

Applicants are advised to check the previous year questions as well to prepare for the exam and accordingly increase their chances of qualifying the exam. 

 

Q:   Is there any negative marking in NEST 2024?

A:

Yes, according to the NEST previous year exam pattern, there will be differential marking scheme for MCQs and MSQs. 

Candidates can expect a negative marking in the MCQ-type questions. For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of one mark. For each correct answer 2.5 marks will be awarded. 

No marks will be deducted for wrong or unattempted MSQ questions, though 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer. The latest update on the negative marking will be updated soon after the release of the NEST 2024 notification.

 

NEST Question Paper Pattern And Structure

The NEST 2024 exam pattern is to be provided by the exam conducting authority along with the notification and information brochure. The exam pattern of NEST 2024 refers to the details of the question paper of the upcoming examination. Below are the details of the NEST 2024 examination.

The table below contains the basic details of the NEST exam:

Particulars

Details

Mode of Exam

Online or Computer-Based Test (CBT)

Exam Duration

3 hours and 30 minutes

Total Marks

200

Total Number of Questions

68

Marking Scheme

+2.5 for each correct answer (MCQs)

+4 for each correct answer (MSQs)

-1 for each incorrect answer (MCQs)

0 for incorrect answer in MSQs and unattempted questions

Language/Medium of Questions

English

The table below shows the details of the pattern and structure of the NEST exam:

Pattern And Structure

Section

Subjects

Marks

 

I - Biology

17 questions (12 MCQs + 5 MSQs)

50

II - Chemistry

17 questions (12 MCQs + 5 MSQs)

50

III - Mathematics

17 questions (12 MCQs + 5 MSQs)

50

IV - Physics

17 questions (12 MCQs + 5 MSQs)

50

 

Total 

68 questions 

200 marks 

 

How to Prepare for NEST 2024

Applicants along with checking the question paper should also know how to prepare for the NEST exam. This includes tips and strategies to qualify the NEST 2024 exam along with other details which are mentioned below. 

1. Prepare short notes while preparing for the exam. 

2. Know question trends, marking scheme, examination pattern and other details 

3. Practise previous year questions as well as mock test before appearing for the exam. 

4. Make a time table and accordingly follow it religiously to increase the chances of qualifying it. 

5. Follow the best books to prepare for the NEST exam. 

By following the above mentioned strategies to pass the exam, applicants can ensure their probability of qualifying with good marks. 

 

Download previous year NEST question papers and sample papers. Use them for practice and improve your speed and accuracy. You can download NEST previous year question papers and the preparation guides for free.

NEST 2023 Question Paper

Biology Shift 1

Biology Shift 1 Question Paper

Biology Shift 2

Biology Shift 2 Question Paper

Chemistry Shift 1

Chemistry Shift 1 Question Paper

Chemistry Shift 2

Chemistry Shift 2 Question Paper

Mathematics Shift 1

Mathematics Shift 1 Question Paper

Mathematics Shift 2

Mathematics Shift 2 Question Paper

Physics Shift 1

Physics Shift 1 Question Paper

Physics Shift 2

Physics Shift 2 Question Paper

NEST Previous Year Questions Papers

Question Papers

NEST-2022-Session-1
NEST-2022-Session-2
NEST-2021-Session-1
NEST-2021-Session-2
NEST-2020-Session-1
NEST-2020-Session-2
NEST-2019-Session-1
NEST-2019-Session-2
NEST-2018-Session-1
NEST 2017 Actual Question Paper with answer key
NEST 2016 Actual Question Paper with answer key
NEST 2015 Actual Question Paper with answer key
NEST 2014 Actual Question Paper with answer key
NEST 2013 Actual Question Paper with answer key

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Answered 3 weeks ago

Yes, the authorities extended the last date to apply online for NEST 2024 exam. Earlier the last date for NEST 2024 registration was May 31, 2024, but now applicants can fill the online form till June 3, 2024. 

After the NEST 2024 registration is over, students will be able to make the correction. 

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Answered 2 months ago

If two applicants score same marks in NEST exam, then they will get same provisional ranks when the result will be declared. But the tie breaker between them will be done during counselling/admission process by comparing the marks secured by applicants in class 12th exam

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The NEST exam counselling will be done in online mode only. The exam conducting authority will release the dates of counselling in official notification after the conclusion of the exam. 

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