NEST Junior Syllabus 2020 – Download Sample Papers Pdf

The NEST Junior 2020 Syllabus is generally based on NCERT books for Class 9th and 10th for NEST Junior I 2020 and on Class 11th and 12th for NEST Junior II. However, NEST Scholarship Exam may also include questions based on Class 6th, 7th and other lower standards books. A detailed view of NEST Scholarship Exam Syllabus is given below:

NEST TypeSubjectsTopics
NEST Junior I
(Class IX & X)
ScienceMetal & Non-Metals, Cell Structure, Reproduction in Animals, Force & Pressure, Friction, Structure of The Atom, Tissues, Gravitation, Work & Energy, Motion, Types of Chemical Reaction, Carbon & Its Compounds, Periodic Classification of Elements, Light and Electrostatics.
MathematicsNumber System, Polynomials, Linear Equations, Triangles & Cirles, Surface Area & Volumes, Probability, Quadratic Equations, Trigonometry and Statistics.
NEST Junior II
(Class XI & XII)
ScienceStructure of Atom, Matter, Thermodynamics, Organic Chemistry, Units & Measurements, Motion in Straight Line/ Plane, Work & Power, Gravitation and Kinetic Theory, Electric Charge and Fields, Magnetism, Electromagnetics, Waves, Semi-Conductors and Surface Chemistry.
MathematicsSets, Complex Numbers, Permutations & Combinations, Probability, Matrices & Determinants, Differential Equations, Integrals, Vector Algebra and 3D Geometry.


  • NEST Junior-I: Generally based on class 8th and 9th books. However, some questions may also be from class 10th.
  • NEST Junior-II: Generally based on class 10th & 11th books. However, some questions may also be from class 12th.

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NEST Scholarship Sample Papers

To help the students with preparation of NEST Junior Scholarship Exam, we are here providing you the links for NEST Scholarship Exam Sample Papers. We recommend that you solve at least 2-3 sample papers as it will give you an idea about your strengths and weaknesses. The links are given below in the table:

S. NoSample Paper NameLinks
1Sample Paper – 2011CLICK HERE
2Sample Paper – 2012CLICK HERE
3Sample Paper – 2013CLICK HERE
4Sample Paper – 2016CLICK HERE

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NEST Junior Previous Year Question Paper

NEST 2019 Question Paper will consist 150 questions for NEST Junior I and 200 questions for NEST Junior II. The time duration for both the exams will be 2 Hours. The language of the NEST Scholarship Exam will be in simple English only.

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NEST JUNIOR I 2020 (For Class IX and X)
SectionSubjectNumber of QuestionsMarksTime Duration
IPhysics25252 Hours
VEnglish Language2525
VILogic & General Knowledge2525
NEST JUNIOR II 2020 (For Class XI and XII)
SectionSubjectNumber of QuestionsMarksTime Duration
IPhysics and Chemistry50502 Hours
IIIEnglish Language5050
IVLogic & General Knowledge5050

Also Check: NEST Junior Admit Card  || CBSE 10th 12th Syllabus

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