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ITM National Entrance and Scholarship Test


ITM NEST is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the ITM University, Gwalior. ITM Nest exam offers admission into various fields like Management, Engineering, Pharmacy, Law, Agriculture, Computer Science, Design and Art, Nursing, Architecture and Design, Physical Education, Fine Arts, and Sports as well as Education courses offered by the ITM University.

Highlights of ITM NEST Exam:

Particulars Information 
Name of the exam ITM National Entrance and Scholarship
Type of exam National level
Offered courses UG
Exam mode Through offline and online
Application mode Online or offline
Duration of exam One hour 30 minutes
Total marks 100

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Eligibility for ITM NEST is dependent on academic qualifications and minimum qualifying exam scores, which are shown below:

Engineering B.Tech 10+2 from any government acknowledged board with at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Maths/ Biology/ Botany
M.Tech B.Tech. Degree with at least 55% marks
Management BBA 10+2 in any stream from an acknowledged board. Graduation with at least 50% marks. For BBA Honours at least 55% marks.
MBA 10+2+3/graduation with at least 50% marks from a recognized institution/university. 
Law BA / B.Com + Law (Integrated) 10+2 with at least 50% marks from any government acknowledged board.
LL.B 10+2+3/Graduation degree with at least 40% marks in any discipline from an acknowledged university or institute. 
LL.M Graduation degree in Law with at least 50% marks from an acknowledged university or institute.
Pharmacy D. Pharma 10+2 in Science filed with 50% marks from any government acknowledged board.
B. Pharma 10+2 in Physics, Chemistry, Maths/ Biology/ Botany with at least 50% marks from any government acknowledged board. 
Computer Science and Applications BCA  10+2 in any stream with at least 45% marks from any government acknowledged board.
BCA Honours 10+2 in any stream with at least 50% marks from any government acknowledged board.
MCA 10+2 with Maths and graduation degree in any stream with at least 50% marks from any acknowledged university/ institute.


The ITM NEST curriculum will include subjects that are critical from an examination standpoint. Candidates will be able to study for the test more effectively if they have a thorough understanding of the curriculum. Paper A's syllabus includes topics such as information and technology (IT), English, and general science, whilst Paper B's syllabus includes topics such as physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Candidates will have a clear understanding of the topics to study if they follow the ITM NEST curriculum, and their preparation will be on track.

Paper A
IT Syllabus English Syllabus
Troubleshooting: Hardware, Software and Networking` Direct & Indirect Speech
Networking and Internet Adjective / Tenses
DMA - Work Integrated Learning IT  Reading Comprehension
Operating Web Based Applications Synonyms and Antonyms
Multi Media Design Active And Passive 
User perspective: Computer Organization & OS Prepositions
Database Concepts Article
Office automation tools Cloze Test
Fundamentals of Java programming Idioms And Phrases
GS Syllabus Homophones/Homonyms
General Science Conjunctions
Indian Polity  Degree Of Comparison 
History  Sentence Correction Questions
Economics Spotting the Error
Geography One Word Substitutions
Current events Sentence Rearrangement, etc.


Paper - B  
Maths Chemistry
Vectors s, p, d & f block elements
Differential Calculus Amino acids and proteins
Trigonometry Phenols/ Alcohols/ Haloalkanes
Integral Calculus Nomenclature
Analytical Geometry Chemical Kinetics/ Chemical Equilibrium
Algebra Solutions / Solid State / Electrochemistry
Biology Classification of Elements and Periodicity Property
Biology and Plant System Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding
Biotechnology Measurements in Chemistry
Ecology Basic Concepts
Cell Biology Aromatic Compounds
Biology and Animal System Surface Chemistry
Humans and Environment Gaseous and Liquid State
Genetics and Evolution Mole Concept
Physics Alkenes
Mechanics Reactivity Intermediates
Thermal Physics Coordination Compounds
Optics Thermodynamics
Modern Physics Isomerism
General Physics Metals and Metallurgy
Sound & Mechanical Waves Hydrogen
Electricity & Magnetism Amines

Exam Pattern

  • The exam will be conducted through offline or online mode
  • The exam will be one hour 30 minutes for carrying 100 Objective type questions
  • The question paper contains 100 marks
  • For each question applicants will get 1 mark
  • The question paper available in the English language

Exam Paper

To pass the ITM NEST entrance test, one must attempt to solve the prior year's question paper. The applicant can also obtain an overview of how the paper's marks are distributed. If candidates solve a few years' worth of question papers in a row, they will be aware of the changes that have occurred over time. If the applicant attempts to solve prior year's question papers, they will be able to identify the areas that are frequently targeted for questions. Solving prior year question papers is also beneficial in other ways, such as allowing the applicant to identify the key parts from which the majority of the questions are posed. Frequently, questions are asked in opposite years. As a result, candidates may simply read through the questions in depth and see whether any of them are repeated, which would be favorable to the candidate.

Exam Prepare

  • Candidates must split their time properly after picking the finest books and understanding the syllabus and question paper structure to guarantee that they complete their syllabus on time and have ample time for revision.
  • To begin, preparing and understanding the fundamentals of each topic from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are critical for achieving high scores in the admission exam.
  • Practice with past years' ITM NEST question papers is an important element of preparation. It is critical to practise as many example papers as possible in order to understand the weightage of themes from each subject. You will also be able to identify your weak areas and work on them for development.
  • Candidates are encouraged to set aside at least one month or two for review after finishing each item on the ITM NEST curriculum.
  • It is recommended that you devote time to revisiting the units, subjects, and concepts that you have already learned. Maintain your composure, confidence, and attention.

Exam Important Date

Events  Tentative Dates
Application form will start from January, 2022
Last date to submit the application form July, 2022
Availability of Admit Card July, 2022
Exam date July, 2022
Declaration of ITM NEST result August, 2022
Counseling process Aug-22

Exam Application Process

The application form is available both online and offline. Online registration on the website is the first step toward submitting an application form for ITM NEST.

Steps to Apply Online:

  • Visit the website and go to the Admission option and search for ITM NEST before clicking on it.
  • Click on "Apply Now" to launch a new page with basic instructions for Online Application and Payment.
  • A registration page will display on the screen; fill in the necessary information OR sign up with Facebook/Gmail. Check your email for verification login details, which will also be delivered to your cell phone number.
  • To log in and fill out the application form, use the login credentials you received when you registered.
  • Fill the required information and make the payment to complete the process.


Steps to Apply Offline:

  • The application form will be accessible at the ITM University office. It may be purchased for the specified price. ITM NEST Application Form can be accessed at the website. Pay the application fee and bring a printed copy of the application form with you.
  • Use a blue or black ball pen and only write in capital letters.
  • Fill out the application form and send it together with the required documents (DD- Original {on the back of your DD, you should mention your registration ID, application number, name and applied course}
  • ITM NEST Application Form along with the required documents can be submitted in person at University's admission office OR it can be mailed to the University address.


Registration Fees for ITM NEST Exam:

  • Applicants can submit their registration fees through three modes:

    • First mode: Cash
    • Second mode: DD (Demand Draft)
    • Third mode: Net Banking
  • The application fees will be Rupees 1000.


Selection process for ITM NEST Exam:

  • The ITM NEST exam selection process will be totally based on the obtained marks by the applicants. Candidates need to clear the question paper of the ITM NEST exam. 
  • After clearing the exam, candidates need to appear in the counseling process and candidates need to clear the counseling process


Cut off of ITM NEST Exam:

  • The ITM NEST will be based on the minimum marks applicants must have to score to qualify for the exam. Applicants' ITM NEST cut-off will be based on multiple factors like obtained marks by the candidate, a total number of applied applicants, the difficulty level of the exam, and many more.

Exam Center

The exam centers of ITM NEST exam will be held in various cities:

  • Kolkata
  • Pune
  • Hyderabad
  • ITM University, Turari Campus

Admit Card

The ITM NEST admit card will be published on the website. The admit card for ITM NEST is a required document to be taken to the test hall, without which no entry to the examination hall or attempt for ITM NEST will be authorized.

Steps to download Admit card:

  • Go to the website and log in with your registered ID and password.
  • Go to ITM NEST Admit Card option and download it.
  • Save it and take printouts of the same.

Admit Card for ITM NEST test contains information about the candidate and the exam, such as the candidate's name, DOB, registration number, course, name of examination, address of examination center, candidate's photograph, and signature, and so on. One photo ID proof should be kept with the Admit Card for verification purposes.


Ques: How the candidate can download the Admit Card?
Go to the webiste

  • Login with registered ID and Password 
  • Open your account
  • Go to the Admit Card for ITM NEST
  • Download your Admit Card
  • Print your admit card

Ques: How the candidates can see their ITM NEST result? 
The ITM NEST 2022 entrance exam will be expected to be announced in the month May or in first week of June.

Ques: What will be the eligibility criteria for the MBA program?
For MBA program applicants need to complete their Graduation degree from the recognized institute or university.

Ques: How can a candidate can fill their application form of IMT NEST?
Willing candidates can apply through IMT NEST website to fill the application form.

Ques: What are the documents required for IMT NEST exam counseling?
Below the documents are required while applicants go for counseling process:

  • High School and Intermediate Mark Sheet
  • IMT NEST Rank card
  • Caste Certificate
  • Migration Certificate
  • Passport size photograph (4)
  • Character Certificate
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