University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS) is being set up by the Department of Atomic Energy of Government of India at Mumbai, beginning with the academic year 2007-08.
National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2007 is the first step for admission to UM-DAE CBS.
Based on the NEST score, a limited number of students will be called for interview at Mumbai between August 30 to September 2, 2007. Final selection of students will be based only on the performance in the interview.
Schedule of the Test: SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2007 (1.00 pm to 4.00 pm)
Pattern of Question Paper: The question paper will consist of five sections:
1. General (compulsory)
4. Chemistry and
Of sections (2-5), which will carry equal weightage of marks (30% each), any three will have to be selected. The General section will carry 10% of weightage. All questions will be of objective type, which are to be answered on a specially designed machine gradable sheet using HB pencils only.
Questions will aim to test comprehension and analytical ability of the candidates. Incorrect answers may be awarded negative marks.
No student will be allowed to retain the question paper with him/her. Every student must return the question paper together with the answer sheet to the invigilator before leaving the examination hall.
Language of Question Paper: For NEST 2007 the language of question paper will be English only.
General instructions for examination
· Students must reach the examination centre 30 minutes before the time of the test. The will not be permitted to leave the examination hall before 1 hour after the test begins.
· Use of log tables and calculators will not be permitted in NEST 2007.
NEST 2007 Centres: NEST 2007 centres are likely to be located in the following cities/towns.
Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Panaji, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, Simla.
This same list is given in Application Form (A). The candidate should give their first and second preferences from this list.
Note that the list of cities/towns is tentative. A few more cities and towns may be added and a few may be deleted from the above list. There is no guarantee that the candidate will be allotted the centre of his/her first or second preference. Allotment of examination centre to the candidate by the Chief Coordinator NEST 2007 will be regarded as final and any request for change of centre will not be entertained.