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Common Entrance & Scholarship Test (CEST)

About CEST:

CEST is an initiative of Indian Educational Services (IES) which aims to provide Scholarship to Meritorious students. This is in sync with Company’s Vision to provide quality education at affordable cost and make higher education more reachable to middle and lower income group. Through CEST we offer scholarship in 25+ Courses & 150+ Institutes

The most unique feature of CEST is that we guarantee that any student who writes this entrance not only gets confirmed admission but also get guaranteed scholarship of a minimum amount of Rs. 1000/-. This is an unlimited scholarship offered to all the applicants who appear for the scholarship test.


What Student Gets

  1. Lucrative Guaranteed Scholarship

  2. Certificate of Appreciation for top 100 students

  3. Latest notification on various entrance application forms

  4. Free career Counselling from experts

  5. Confirmed Admission

  6. Dedicated career Counsellor for admission info


Scholarship Offer

Ranki Scholorship Prize
1st Prize INR 50,000
2nd Prize INR 25,000
3rd Prize INR 15,000
4th Rank INR 10,000
5th Rank INR 5,000
6th rank & Above (For Everyone) INR 1,000

Important Dates 2022

5th & 6th March 2022

* Note : Other cities to be announced soon.


SECTION Multiple Choice Questions
English 15 Questions
General Knowledge 15 Questions
Logical Reasoning 15 Questions
Biology or Maths or Legal Aptitude or Quantitative Techniques (Depending on Course) 15 Questions
Total Questions 60 Questions
Time Duration 60 Minutes
Total Test Marks 60 (No negative marking)


CEST in ABN News

Mr. Raghav Mantri, Director IES talking about CEST

Testimonial on CEST

Seminar on CEST

Testimonial on CEST

Testimonial on CEST


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q1. What is the eligibility criteria for CEST 2022?
    A. Students who have completed or are pursuing Class 12th are eligible to apply for CEST 2022.
  • Q2. What is the application process?
    A. The application fee is INR 100 for Indian students. The student has to pay the respective application fee and register. Then he/she has to fill an application that includes personal details, academic details, introductory questions, documents and final declaration and form submission.
  • Q3. How many candidates will get the scholarship?
    A. Each and every student who appears for this test will get guaranteed scholarship depending upon their rank.
  • Q4. What is the process of selection?
    A. Selection is based solely on test results.
  • Q5. What are the important dates?
    A. The application starts from 3rd March 2022
    Students can give their offline Test on 5th-6th March(Tumakuru)
    Results will be announced on 15th March 2022
  • Q6. What are the documents required for applying CEST Scholarship?
    A. The applicants are advised to carry the following required documents:
    (a) Class 10th Markscard
    (b) Class 12th Markscard (if applicable)
    (c) Identity Proof (Aadhar Card, Voters Id, Driving License etc)
    (d) Passport Size Photograph
  • Q7. When and where will I find out if I have been awarded a scholarship?
    A. Results can be viewed on
    by 5:00 PM on 15th March 2022.
  • Q8. What kind of questions will be there in CEST?
    A. The exam consists of 4 Sections
    (a) Verbal Ability
    (b) General Knowledge
    (c) Logical Reasoning
    (d) Mathematical Ability / Biology / Legal Aptitude / Quantitative Techniques (Depending on Course)
    Each section will be of 15 marks.
    Duration of the test is 60 minutes and there won’t be any negative marking.

Terms & Conditions

  • Indian Educational Services (IES) owns copyright of Common Entrance & Scholarship Test (CEST).
  • The total number of awardees in the test is subject to the number of students applying CEST.
  • Total scholarship amount will be distributed as per the rank of the test.
  • Scholarship is solely based on the test results.
  • Candidate can register for the exam only once. If the candidate is found to have appeared for the exam more than once, he/she will be disqualified.
  • If any candidate is found using unfair means during the test, he/she will be disqualified.
  • If any candidate is found writing on the Question Booklet, he/she will be disqualified.
  • No extra time will be given.
  • Mobiles and Calculators are not allowed in the Test.
  • Only Black / Blue pens are allowed in the Test.
  • Scholarship Amount cannot be encashed.
  • Confirmed admission is applicable only if the student takes admision in IES partner institutes and is subject to respective institute eligibility norms.
  • IES holds the final authority to award scholarship.
  • Any dispute for Indian Students will be limited to Bangalore Jurisdiction only.
  • Guaranteed Scholarship is applicable only if the student takes admission through IES in any of the partner institutes or joins any government college through his own merit.
  • Scholarship is not applicable if a student joins any private college on his own without IES assistance.
  • Scholarship is applicable for admissions in AY 2022 only.

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