About CEST:

CEST is an initiative of First Step Educational Consultancy [FSEC] 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. 2000/-. This is an unlimited scholarship offered to all the applicants who appear for the scholarship test.

Scholarships for

25 +
40 Lac +
10 Years +

What Student Gets

  • Lucrative Guaranteed Scholarship
  • Certificate of Appreciation for top 100 students
  • Latest notification on various entrance application forms
  • Free career Counselling from experts
  • Confirmed Admission
  • Dedicated career Counsellor for admission info

Scholarship Offer

Ranking Scholarship Amount
1st Prize Nrs 1,00,000
2nd Prize Nrs 50,000
3rd Prize Nrs 25,000
4th & 5th Rank Nrs 15,000
6th - 10th Rank Nrs 10,000
11th - 50 Rank Nrs 5,000
50 & Above(All Applicant) Nrs 2,000

Important Dates

Location Date Venue
Butwal 23rd and 24th March, 2018
[Chaitra 9th & 10th 2074]
Amrapali Cottage, Sukkhanagar
Section Multiple Choice Questions
English 15 Questions
General Knowledge 15 Questions
Logical Reasoning 15 Questions
Biology or Math’s 15 Questions
Total Questions 60 Questions
Time Duration 60 Minutes
Total Test Marks 60 Minutes

Frequently Asked Questions

Students who have completed 10+2 in 2017 or are pursuing Class 12th are eligible to apply for CEST 2018.
The application fee is Rs 200. 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.
Each and every student who appears for this test will get guaranteed scholarship depending upon their rank.
Selection is based solely on test results.
The application starts from 18th Feb 2018.
Students can give their offline Test on 23rd and 24th March 2018.
Results will be announced on 10th April 2018.
The applicants are advised to carry the following required documents:
Class 10th Markscard
Class 11th Markscard
Class 12th Markscard (if applicable)
Identity Proof (Citizenship, Voters Id, Driving License, Birth Certificate, College ID etc)
Passport Size Photograph
Results can be viewed on by 5:00 PM on 25th March 2018.
The exam consists of 4 Sections
Verbal Ability
General Knowledge
Logical Reasoning
Mathematical Ability / Biology (Either of them)
Each section will be of 15 marks.
Duration of the test is 60 minutes and there won’t be any negative marking.

Terms & Conditions

  • First Step educational consultancy 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 encased.
  • Confirmed admission is applicable only if the student takes admission in first step partner institutes and is subject to respective institute eligibility norms.
  • First step holds the final authority to award scholarship.
  • Any dispute for Nepalese students will be subject to Kathmandu Jurisdiction only.
  • Guaranteed Scholarship is applicable only if the student takes admission through First step in any of the partner institutes or joins any government colleges/Universities through his own merit[Scholarship].
  • Scholarship is applicable for admissions in 2018 only.
  • Kathmandu Office

    • Ramshah Path, Putalisadak
    • [Near Name Gate]
    • Kathmandu, Nepal
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    Butwal Office

    • Krish Building, Milan Chowk
    • [Above Ganapati Misthan Bhandar]
    • Butwal, Nepal
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