The eligibility criteria for NEST 2018 are as follows:
Yes, you are eligible for NEST. The candidate should be mandatorily from science stream with any combination of science subjects. However, the students have all the four subjects in the first year of college.
There is no restriction for candidates applying for NEST. Thus, for programmes through NEST in NISER or CBS:
The candidates applying for NEST belonging to scheduled castes (SC), scheduled tribes (ST) or physical disabilities (PD) category will have the minimum requirement of 55% aggregate.
The candidates applying for NEST should be from science stream having a mandatory combination of Biology or Chemistry or Mathematics or Physics at class XII. The candidate has to pass Higher Secondary Exam or any equivalent exam with a minimum of 60%. He should also take up NESTexam for the upcoming academic year.