NEST Syllabus 2024

NEST Syllabus 2024 – Download NEST Exam Pattern, Exam Date

Do you aim to get into NISER or CEBS? Are you preparing for NEST 2024? With board exams going on and National Entrance Screening Test 2024 being right at the corner, you mustn’t waste your time preparing wrong for the exam. So, if you are serious about your preparations and want to know the latest updates about NEST 2024, this blog is for you.

In this blog, we will discuss:

  • Syllabus for NEST 2024
  • NEST 2024 Exam Pattern
  • Exam Date for NEST 2024

Syllabus for NEST 2024:

The National Entrance Screening Test Syllabus 2024 is generally the syllabus of CBSE classes 11th and 12th. The subject-wise syllabus is given below:

Physics Chemistry Biology Mathematics
Mechanics Physical Chemistry

  • Measurements in Chemistry
  • Mole Concepts
  • Gaseous and Liquid States
  • Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding
  • Thermodynamics
  • Chemical & Ionic Equilibrium
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Solid-state
  • Solutions
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Adsorption
  • Colloidal state
Cell Biology Algebra
Sound and Mechanical waves Inorganic Chemistry

  • Classification of elements and periodicity in properties.
  • Hydrogen
  • s-Block elements
  • p-Block elements
  • d-Block Elements
  • f-Block elements
  • Metals and metallurgy
Genetics and Evolution Trigonometry
Thermal Physics Organic Chemistry

  • Basic concepts
  • Reactive Intermediates
  • Isomerism
  • Nomenclature
  • Alkanes
  • Alkenes and Alkynes
  • Aromatic compounds
  • Polymers
  • Amino Acids and Proteins
  • Carbohydrates
  • Carboxylic acids
  • Amines
  • Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
  • Haloarenes
Ecology Analytical geometry
Electricity and magnetism Humans and Environment Differential calculus
Biotechnology Integral Calculus
Optics Biology of Animal Systems Vectors
Modern Physics Biology of Plant Systems
General Units and Dimensions

NCERT is not sufficient enough for exams like NEST. The National Entrance Screening Test and JEE Mains exam includes topics from the science syllabus of classes XI and XII, which are almost the same as those in the NCERT/CBSE syllabus. However, the NEST syllabus is a bit wider and more in-depth. In other words, while they cover almost the same things, relying only on NCERT might not be sufficient for NEST preparation because the topics are broadly based on the fundamentals of each subject and also expect the students to have a good understanding of the basic concepts and principles of the subjects, as well as their applications and implications in the real world. Therefore, if you want to take National Entrance Screening Test along with JEE Mains, you must study some extra topics and go beyond the NCERT books. You must go through modules and solve the problems provided in our batches for better conceptual knowledge and problem-solving skills.

NEST 2024 Exam Pattern:

The exam pattern for NEST 2024 is expected to remain the same as for the National Entrance Screening Test 2023 exam. There are four sections:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry 
  • Maths  
  • Biology 

Each section will have a total of 20 questions. The multiple choice questions are single-option correct with the following marking scheme:

  • for a correct answer, you will be rewarded with +3 marks 
  • for an incorrect answer, a -1 mark will be deducted 
  • For unattempted questions, zero marks will be given.

It is in the interest of the candidate to attempt all sections. The merit list for both institutes will be prepared using the best three scores out of the four sections, and the

section with the worst score will not be considered. That is, scores out of 180 marks will be

considered for preparing the merit list. 

Exam Date for NEST 2024:

The exam date for the NEST 2024 has been officially released. The exam is on 30th June 2024. The application process will start soon, from the 20th of March. Keep following the SciAstra YouTube channel and website for the latest NEST 2024 and IAT 2024 updates.


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Q: What are the important dates for NEST 2024?

A: The official dates for National Entrance Screening Test 2024 have been announced.The application process will open on 20th March, with the examination scheduled on 30th June. The results will be announced on 10th July. 

Q: How can I apply for NEST 2024?

A: The application form for NEST 2024 will be released on 20th March. You can apply online by filling out the application form.

Q: What is the application fee for NEST 2024?

A: The application fee for 2024 is expected to be INR 1200 for General/OBC/EWS candidates and INR 600 for SC/ST/PWD/Female candidates.

Q: What are the eligibility criteria for NEST 2024?

A: Check out this blog to know more about eligibility criteria for NEST 2024.

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