Eligibility for NEST

Students securing minimum 60% marks in aggregate (55% for Scheduled Cast, Scheduled Tribes and for Persons with Disability) in Class XII (or equivalent) examination from any recognized Board in India are eligible to apply.

Students who have passed the Class XII qualifying exam in last year or last to last year or will be appearing this year are eligible to apply for the examination. The Board which gives only a letter grade, a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent percentage marks will be required, in the absence of which the decision of the respective Admission Committees will be final.