National Institute of Science, Education and Research (NISER) is all set to announce the NEST 2022 result today, July 05, 2022. The National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2022 was held across the country, on June 18, 2022. All those who qualify the CBT exam will get a chance to apply at two reputed institutes – NISER and Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India. Of course, admission shall be based on several factors including merit position, availability of seats and reservation.
The NEST 2022 exam was organised in two slots – slot 1 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and slot 2 from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm. In each session, candidates had to attempt a different set of papers. This factor will play a role in creating the final merit list.
NEST 2022 scoring system
The NEST 2022 question paper comprised of four sections – Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. Each section was allotted 50 marks. Furthermore, each session had different sets of papers. So, ultimately the percentile score shall be calculated for each candidate, based on the relative performance of others in the same session. Invariably, the highest percentile in each session will be 100.
Under NEST 2022, separate merit lists will be released, one for NISER and the other for CEBS. While preparing the merit list, a candidate’s three best subject scores shall be considered. Fourth subject with the worst score will be discarded. So, the total marks for the merit list amounts to 150.
NEST 2022 Merit Rank Preparation
The NEST 2022 percentile score shall be calculated using the three best subject scores. Using this figure, merit lists will be curated for NISER and CEBS. However, it is important to note that only those candidates who score the Minimum Admissible Percentile (MAP) will be included in the merit list and receive a unique rank.
For the NISER 2022 merit list, a candidate needs to score equal to or more than SMAS in all for subjects. SMAS stands for the Section-wise Minimum Admissible Score (or the cut-off score for each subject). In case of CEBS, a candidate needs to score SMAS in the best three subjects for getting a rank.
If there’s a tie between the percentile scores of two students, the best subject score will be compared. Student with a better score would receive a better rank. If the tie still persists, both will be allotted the same provisional rank. Later, the tie would be broken by comparing the Class 12 performance during the admission process. The last tie-breaking criteria would be date of birth. Accordingly, younger student will