By | 11/08/2021
NEST Answer Key 2021

NEST Answer Key 2021- NISER and UM-DAE CEBS M.Sc Entrance Exam Solution, NEST Solved Question Papers, NEST OMR Sheet, NISER National Entrance Screening Test Paper Solution Set wise i.e. Set-A, Set-B, Set-C & Set-D 

The National Institute of Science Education & Research has organized the “National Entrance Screening Test” on 14th August 2021. Both NISER Bhubaneswar & UM-DAE CEBS Mumbai conducts NEST for admission to 5 Years Integrated M.Sc Program. 

The computer-based test was held with 4 sections such as Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics And Physics. Each section is 50 Marks. NEST Merit List for both the institutes is prepared using the best 3 scores out of the four sections. 

In this article, we have uploaded the NISER NEST Exam Solution and Solved Question Papers of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Maths sections. Aspirants may estimate their probable score using NEST Paper Solution. They may match NEST OMR Sheet with the official NEST Answer Key 2021. 

On the same day of the test, our team will provide a provisional answer key for the NEST Entrance Exam. Various coaching institutes will also make their own NEST 2021 Answer sheet and upload it on the day of the Examination. 

NISER NEST Answer key 2021- NEST Entrance Exam Solution PDF 

The National Entrance Screening Test was organized for admission to the five (05) Year Integrated M.Sc Programme. Eligible students would take admission in the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and the University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM–DAE CEBS), Mumbai.

The National Entrance Screening Test was held on 14th August 2021. Students have to get minimum cut-off marks to be eligible for the counseling process. Overall cut-off or minimum Admissible Percentile (MAP)- Candidate is required to score equal to or above a total MAP, to get a merit rank

  • 95 percentile for general category 
  • 90 percentile for OBC Candidates 
  • 75 percentile for SC/ST/PwD category 

NEST 2021 Details 

Board Name National Institute of Science Education & Research (NISER)
Exam Name National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2021
Course Offered 5 Year Integrated MSc program at NISER, Bhubaneswar & UM-DAE CEBS, Mumbai
Total Seats Various
NEST Exam Date 14th August 2021
NEST Answer Key  Release Soon 
Exam Location Across India
Post Category NEST Answer key 
Official Website

NEST Exam Marking Scheme – NEST Qualifying Marks 

The Nest question paper consists of 4 (four) sections and each section is of 50 marks and contains subject-specific questions from Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. There are a total 200 Marks for all sections. 

During the preparation of the merit list, the three best scores from the four sections will be considered

Merit lists for NISER and CEBS will be prepared separately. As the Merit list calculation will be performed on marks obtained in the best three sections, the ‘total’ marks for NEST 2021 becomes 150. 

Subjects Maximum Marks
General Section 30
Biology 50
Chemistry 50
Mathematics 50
Physics 50
Total Marks 200 Marks 
Three best scores from the four sections

Overall cut-off or Minimum Admissible Percentile (MAP)

In addition to SMAS, a candidate is required to score equal to or above a total Minimum Admissible Percentile (MAP), to get a merit rank.

  1. MAP for NEST 2021 is 95 percentile for general category candidates.
  2. NEST 2021 MAP is 90 percentile for OBC candidates.
  3. MAP for NEST 2021 is 75 percentile for SC/ST/Divyangjan candidates.

Importance of NEST Exam Answer Key 2021 

The National Entrance Screening Test is a National level exam held annually by NISER. NEST Solved Question Papers have been announced after completion of the Entrance Exam. Aspirants may calculate expected exam marks using the NEST Exam Solution. They can know the correct response to all the questions asked in the test. 

NEST Answer key will be issued through online mode. The paper solution will be made available in two sets A & B. Unofficial NEST Paper Solution shall be issued in August month. If you find any discrepancy in the Answer key they can challenge it through online mode. NEST Entrance Exam Answer key will be announced along with the recorded responses. 

How to download NISER NEST 2021 Answer Key, Response Sheet 

Our team and various coaching institutes prepared a provisional NEST Answer key and uploaded it on the same day of the Examination. The Answer key contains all correct Answers to 200 Questions asked from 4 sections (Physics, Biology, Chemistry & Maths). Board will also provide an option called raise Objections/Response sheet. 

If you face any mistake/discrepancies in the Answer sheet then submit responses through online mode. You have to pay charges when you raise objections against the NEST Question Paper with Solution. Follow the below steps to check National Entrance Screening Test Answer Sheet- 

  • First, you log in to the official website of the National Institute of Science Education & Research
  • Search for the Answer key of the National Entrance Screening Test.
  • Click on the NISER Answer key link.
  • Then the login page will be redirected.
  • NEST Paper Solution will display on a computer screen 
  • Calculate correct Answers from 4 sections 
  • The best three sections score will be added in the final Merit list 
  • Save and take a printout of the NEST Answer key for further use 

Visit official website 

Download NEST Counseling Date 

NEST Answer key

Raise Objections against NISER NEST Exam Solved Question Paper

During checking the NEST Answer key, if you find any discrepancy related to the question asked or answer then you challenge it.  If any aspirant wishes to challenge the answer they can send an email to

they can raise objections about only one question in a single Email. If you have multiple objections then must send a separate email for each question. 

Candidate design subject line of E-Mail with Question ID and Section (General/ biology/ chemistry/ mathematics/ physics). 

NEST Previous Year Question Papers 

In this section, we have provided the Previous Year NEST Answer key of Years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Candidates check Old year Papers and Solution set wise (Set-A, Set-B, Set-C & Set-D). 

Year  Question Paper  Answer Key 
2011 Download  Check here 
2012 Download  Check here 
2013 Download  Check here 
2014 Download  Check here 
2015 Download  Check here 
2016 Download  Check here 
2017 Download  Check here 

Important Links- 

NIELIT Scientist B Admit Card 

Bihar ITI Admit Card

We have provided complete details about NEST Answer Key 2021 in this article. We hope that aspirants will easily download NISER NEST Exam Solution and Solved Question Paper. You can ask any question by putting comments here. 

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