To apply for NEST 2014, candidates can fill-up application form either online (preferable) or offline. Details of on-line and off-line applications are given in a separate sheet. Off-line application is to be filled on a prescribed form. The form along with this brochure will be mailed to the candidate on request. The request for the application form must reach the NEST office on or before February 20, 2014. Please note that photocopies of prescribed form should not be used for filling off-line applications. Such applications will summarily be rejected.
Application Fee: The application fee for the male candidates of General/OBC category is Rs 700. The application fee for SC/ST/PD and all female candidates is Rs 350. The fee can be paid either by Demand Draft or Electronic Transfer. For offline applications, please add Rs 50 as postal charges to the application fees mentioned above.
Ø Demand Draft: DD for required amount may be made from any bank and should be drawn in favour of NISER NEST and payable at Bhubaneswar. Candidate must write her/his name and application number on the back of the DD. The DD has to be sent preferably by speed post at the address given below and must reach NEST office along with the application form on or before March 08, 2014.
Ø Electronic Transfer (NEFT): The candidate may transfer the required amount of fees electronically to NEST 2014 account from any bank. A form (challan) for electronic money transfer is enclosed in the postal application kit and it is downloadable for online applicants (after login). The challan contains a/c number & IFS code necessary for making the transfer. Applicant must fill other required information. The Unique Transaction Reference (UTR) must be filled in appropriate place in the application form. The NEFT challan (Part-C) should be sent to NEST office by speed post along with the application form.
Additionally, NEST cell is planning to make provision for payment gateway for online applicants. If implemented, it will appear as an extra mode of online payment.
Please refer to the instruction sheet or ‘How to apply’ tab in NEST website for details.
Money should be transferred from a branch of a bank. Money transferred directly from individual accounts through personal net-banking will be considered invalid and NEST 2014 is not liable to return such money.
Applications incomplete in any respect or not accompanied by requisite fee will not be accepted.
Admit card: The admit card for NEST 2014 will be available for downloading / dispatch from April 08, 2014. Admit cards will not be dispatched for online applicants. They must download their admit cards from NEST website (after login). Admit cards will be sent by post to the mailing address of the offline candidates. Its, therefore, important that the postal address with pin code in offline paper application form be clearly and correctly written. Please note that NEST office will not be responsible if admit card fails to reach the candidate in time because of postal delay or incorrect mailing address. In case the admit card is not received by May 01, 2014, the NEST office at the address given below must be notified. It may be possible to re-send the admit card but only electronically if email address of the candidate is provided. Safe-keeping of the admit card is strongly advised because the successful candidates have to produce the admit card in original during the counselling and admission.
Address for correspondence
The request for paper application form, completed paper application form, Demand Draft and any NEST 2014 related queries by postal mail must be sent at
The Chief Coordinator, NEST 2014,
NISER, Institute of Physics Campus,
Sachivalaya Marg, Sainik School (PO), Bhubaneswar – 751 005, Odisha.
For any queries requiring quicker response, contact at
Phone: 0674-2304036 (Mon-Fri, 09:30-17:00) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org