NEST 2020 Application Process Delayed

NEST 2020 Application Process Delayed

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New Delhi, Updated on Jan 8, 2020 10:00 IST

NEST application process will now start from 2:30 pm on January 8, 2020. Go through the steps to follow to fill NEST application form 2020 below.

NEST Application Form 2020 Delayed

NEST application form 2020 was to start from 6:30 pm on January 7. Exam authorities released NEST 2020 application form link but it was showing ‘404 error’ and so the application form for the science entrance exam was removed from the official website.

Thereafter, a fresh release date for NEST application form was notified by exam authorities. Candidates were informed that the application form for NEST 2020 would be released at 10 pm on the same day. However, the application link was still showing an error and then exam authorities postponed the release date for NEST 2020 application form to 2:30 pm on January 8.

Important Dates for NEST 2020 Application Form

Candidates can go through the list of important exam events and related dates for NEST 2020 in the table below:

NEST Exam Events

NEST Exam Date (2020)


Launch of official website

January 4


Launch of official website

January 6


Availability of online application form

January 8

2:30 pm onwards

Last date for filling application form

April 3


Download admit card

April 24

6:30 onwards

NEST exam date

June 6

Session 1: 9 am to 12:30 pm

Session 2: 2 pm to 5:30 pm

Declaration of result

June 16


Steps to Fill NEST Application Form 2020

  • Visit the official website of NEST
  • Click on ‘How to Apply’ tab
  • Fill details in NEST application form
  • Pay application fee
  • Click on ‘Submit’ button

NEST 2020 is conducted jointly by Mumbai University – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai and National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar. On the basis of an aspirant’s performance in NEST exam, he/ she can secure admission in Integrated MSc courses offered at the colleges.

NEST Exam Dates

NEST Admit Card

NEST Exam Pattern

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