National Entrance Screening Test Syllabus NEST Exam Pattern

National Entrance Screening Test Syllabus NEST Exam Pattern

  • The NEST Exam contains 5 Sections namely Section A, B, C, D & E.
  • Section A Contains General Topics, and it is same for all candidates.
  • There is no Negative Marking for Section A.
  • For B & E Sections, there will be negative marking for each wrong answer.
  • The Applicants should complete the NEST Exam in 3 Hours Duration.
S.NoSectionsSubject NamesMarksExam Duration
1.Section AGeneral Topics303 Hours
2.Section BBiology50
3.Section CChemistry50
4.Section DMathematics50
5.Section EPhysics50

NEST Syllabus for General Section

  • Maths.
  • Chemistry.
  • Physics.
  • Astronomy.
  • Biology.
  • General Ability.
  • Computer Science and Environments.
  • Graphical Representation of Information.
  • Passage.

NEST Biology Syllabus

  • Cell Biology.
  • Genetics and Evolution.
  • Ecology.
  • Humans and Environment.
  • Biotechnology.
  • Biology of Animal systems.
    • Digestive System.
    • Respiratory System.
    • Circulatory System.
    • Excretory System.
    • Nervous System.
    • Reproductive System.
    • Developmental Biology.
    • Immunology.
  • Biology of Plant systems.

NEST Syllabus for Mathematics

  • Algebra.
  • Trigonometry.
  • Analytical Geometry.
  • Differential calculus.
  • Integral calculus.
  • Vectors.

NEST Exam Syllabus for Chemistry

Physical Chemistry:

  • Measurements in Chemistry.
  • Mole concept.
  • Gaseous and liquid states.
  • Atomic structure and chemical bonding.
  • Thermodynamics.
  • Chemical equilibrium.
  • Electrochemistry.
  • Chemical kinetics.
  • Solid state.
  • Solutions.

Surface Chemistry

  • Adsorption.
  • Colloidal state.

Inorganic Chemistry

  • Classification of elements and periodicity in properties.
  • Hydrogen.
  • S-Block Elements.
  • P-Block Elements.
  • D-Block elements.
  • F-Block Elements.
  • Coordination compounds.
  • Metals and metallurgy.

Organic Chemistry

  • Basic concepts.
  • Reactive intermediates.
  • Isomerism.
  • Nomenclature.
  • Alkanes.
  • Alkenes and Alkynes.
  • Aromatic compounds.
  • Haloalkanes (Alkyl halides).
  • Haloarenes.
  • Alcohols.
  • Phenols.
  • Ethers.
  • Aldehydes and Ketones.
  • Carboxylic acids.
  • Amines.
  • Carbohydrate.
  • Amino acids and proteins.
  • Polymers.

NEST Entrance Exam Syllabi for Physics

  • General Units and Dimensions.
  • Mechanics.
  • Sound and mechanical waves.
  • Thermal physics.
  • Electricity and Magnetism.
  • Optics.
  • Modern Physics.

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