Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test

SEMCI India conducts Nationwide Education and Scholarship test every year.  This exam is designed according to the interest, choice and skill of the students of that stage in education. There are two categories of NEST, NEST-I and NEST-II

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the test are given below.

  • The candidates who are bonafide and registered in reputed colleges in India.
  • For NEST-I the candidates must belong to first or second year college in the following courses.
    • Engineering
    • Medicine
    • BDS
    • BAMS
    • BHMS
    • BUMS
    • Diploma in Engineering.
    • For NEST-II the candidates must belong to third or fourth year in college in the following courses.
      • Engineering
      • Medicine
      • BDS
      • BAMS
      • BHMS
      • BUMS
      • BCA and B.SC in IT and Computers and IT.

About the scholarship

Nest-I

  • Ten or more scholarships awarded in this category.
  • Rank.1 selected in this category gets Rs.35000 as grant.
  • The rest get Rs.25000 as grant.

Nest-II

  • Ten or more scholarships awarded in this category.
  • Rank.1 in this category gets 50000 as grant.
  • The rest get 35000 as grant.

Application and selection

  • The candidates have to pay DD for the application fee.
  • The candidates have to fill the application form that is available online.
  • The candidates have to fill the form completely and send it to the address given.
  • After all the candidates submit their applications, the selection committee scrutinizes all the applications and selects the best ones out of the lot.
  • Once the candidates are selected, their names are updated on the official website.
  • The candidates are mailed about the further instructions regarding receiving the grant.

Other information

  • The NEST has an examination pattern almost same every year. There are 5 sections.
    • Biology or Math
    • Verbal aptitude
    • Logical Reasoning
    • General Knowledge
    • NEST-I – physics and chemistry
    • NEST-II – Technical aptitude
    • The candidates who have won top prize before are not allowed to appear again for the test.
    • The candidate can submit the application directly or can send it through courier or can send it through a friend.
    • The fees that get deposited will never be returned even if the test gets cancelled for some reason.
    • The candidates test venue can be changed anytime, but will be notified.
    • The candidate will not be given any charges for to and fro traveling for taking the test.
    • The results may sometimes get delayed, but as soon as they are ready, the candidates will be individually informed.
    • The website will also be updated about the selection in the Results menu.
    • The candidates have to visit the website regularly and check for information updates about the applications.