NEST Syllabus 2016 (Physics/Chemistry) PDF Download | NEST Exam Pattern

By | July 20, 2015

NEST Syllabus

NEST SyllabusNational Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences may planning to organize the NEST 2016 in May next year. You can check NEST Syllabus 2016 (Physics/Chemistry) and NEST Exam Pattern through this page. The NEST Syllabus mostly covers the NCERT/ CBSE science syllabus of class XI-XII.

Here, in the beneath segment of this page, we are providing complete NEST Syllabus 2016. Please have a look below…!!!

NEST Syllabus

NEST Syllabus 2016 covers the following sections and topics:


There’s no exact syllabus for this section. This section has a purpose to examine the general ability to comprehend qualitative and quantitative aspects of a scientific passage and analytical ability of graphs of simple systems. Questions are created to examine the familiarity of candidate with major historical milestones in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, computer science and environment. Some questions will be asked to investigate the mathematical knowledge of up to 10th std. and application capabilities of the same to simple problems.

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  • Cell Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Ecology
  • Botany
  • Humans and Environment


  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

PDF for Chemistry Syllabus


  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Analytical geometry
  • Differential calculus
  • Integral calculus
  • Vectors


  • General
  • Mechanics
  • Thermal physics
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Optics
  • Modern physics

PDF for Physics Syllabus

How to prepare For Written Test / Exam

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The question paper will contain total 5 (five) sections each having Multiple Choice Questions. Section 1 is necessary for all participants and will hold questions on general science to examine knowledge of participant regarding basic scientific facts as well as their abilities of comprehension and reasoning.

Part Subject Marks Necessity
Part 1 General 20 Compulsory
Part 2 Mathematics 60 Choose Any 3 Part
Part 3 Physics 60
Part 4 Chemistry 60
Part 5 Biology 60

There’s no provision of negative marking in general section. 2nd and 5th section will hold subject specific questions from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Candidates need to reply questions from any 3 of these 4 sections.

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The questions are set to examine participants’ subject comprehension and analytical ability. In the subject sections, there will be a provision of negative marking for every incorrect answer. Some of the questions may contain one or more correct answers and to earn marks candidates need marking all correct answers and no wrong answer.

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