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May 28, 2018
Lovely Professional University National Eligibility and Scholarship Test

LPU NEST 2018LPU NEST 2018: The Lovely Professional University National Entrance and Scholarship Test (LPU NEST) is conducted by Lovely Professional University (LPU) for admission to undergraduate engineering programmes. LPU NEST is a computer-based examination conducted in different slots. The entrance examination of LPUNEST 2018 Phase IA was held from April 10 to April 30, 2018. The application process of LPUNEST 2018 for Phase IB and II has started. The last date for application is May 30 and June 25 respectively. The entrance exam for Phase IB is being conducted from May 20 to 31 and for Phase II from June 20 to 30, 2018. In 2017, over 30, 000 candidates appeared for LPU NEST. Candidates appearing in the entrance test have to attempt questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English. The duration of the entrance examination is two hours 30 minutes.  LPUNEST admissions will be done based on the ranking of the candidates and his/her selected preference of course. To get all important information about LPU NEST 2018 eligibility criteria, important dates, application process, slot booking system, admit card, exam pattern and more, go through the article below on this page.



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LPU NEST 2018 Overview

Exam Name Lovely Professional University National Eligibility cum Scholarship Test
Commonly called as LPU NEST
Conducting Institute Lovely Professional University
Exam Level University Level Exam
Exam Type Undergraduate

LPU NEST Important Dates 2018

LPU NEST Important dates have been made available by the University along with the information brochure. Check the table below for all important dates of LPU NEST 2018.
Important Dates
Phase IA
Availability of Application Form
1st week of November 2017
Final Date to Submit
March 31, 2018
Submission of Application Form with Late Fee
May 3, 2018
Slot Booking
March 1, 2018 onwards
LPUNEST 2018 Examination
April 10 to April 30, 2018
LPUNEST 2018 Result for Phase I
May 7, 2018
Phase IB
Last Date for Registrations
May 30, 2018
Examination of LPUNEST 2018
May 20 to 31, 2018
Result of Examination
One day after the conduction of the examination
Phase II
Final Date for Registrations
June 25, 2018
Entrance examination
June 20 to 30, 2018
One day after the exam
Phase III
Last Date for Submission of Application 
July 10, 2018
Date for Entrance Examination
July 5 - 15, 2018
One day after the examination
Phase IV
Final Date for Submission of Application
July 25, 2018
Entrance Exam 
July 16 - 31, 2018
One day after the exam 

LPU NEST Eligibility Criteria 2018

The candidates who are willing to apply for LPU NEST 2018 have to satisfy the eligibility criteria as prescribed by the University. Following are the eligibility criteria required for applying in LPU NEST:

  • Nationality: Candidate must be a citizen of India
  • Qualifying examination: Applicants must have completed or are appearing in the final examination of XII standard from CBSE, New Delhi/ ICSE, New Delhi/ State Board, Council or institution recognised by COBSE or any other concerned head
  • Educational Qualification: Candidates must have passed with 60% aggregate in XII standards or equivalent (with Physics, Mathematics and English). Applicants securing 90% or above in 10+2, will be exempted from LPU NEST as well as JEE Main 2018 and they may apply for admission directly.

LPU NEST Application Form 2018

Online registrations of LPUNEST 2018 has begun for all candidates. Aspirants can either apply for LPU NEST in the online or offline mode. Students can also collect their LPU NEST 2018 kit along with the application form from the LPU office by paying the required amount.

LPU NEST application procedure 2018

The online LPU NEST form filling process involves the following 5 steps:

Step 1: LPUNEST Online Registration - Aspirants have to enter important details in the registration page to obtain application number and password.

Step 2: LPU NEST Application Fee 2018 - Candidates have to pay an amount of Rs 700. (Rs. 400 for female candidates). LPU NEST application fee has to be paid online. Candidates can opt for any of the following payment options:

  • Internet Banking facility

  • Debit Card

  • Credit Card

Step 3: Fill LPU NEST Application form - The applicants have to first enter their personal and academic details like name, email ID, date of birth and mobile number. After the submission of these details, they will receive a confirmatory message with an application ID on their registered email.

Step 4: Uploading of Documents - Candidates have to upload scanned images of their recent photograph, birth Certificate/Aadhaar card, qualifying exam certificate

Step 5: Print out of Submission - Candidates must keep a photocopy of the filled-in application and DD for future reference. They may also keep a printout of the computer generated application form for future reference.

Offline LPU NEST 2018 application form - Candidates applying in the offline mode have to purchase the LPU NEST 2018 kit from the university campus or camp offices by making a payment of the requisite fee amount. Candidates must fill details in LPUNEST 2018 application form, enclose it along with the demand draft in an envelope and send it to the following address:

Division of Admissions (LPUNEST 2018)
Lovely Professional University
Jalandhar- Delhi G.T. Road,
Phagwara, Punjab (India)-144411

LPU NEST Slot Booking 2018

The slot booking of LPU NEST 2018 has been made available for candidates from March 1 onwards. Applicants who have successfully applied for the online entrance test can book their respective slots. For slot booking of LPU NEST 2018 candidates have to log in with their username (application number) and password (Unique ticket code). During LPU NEST slot booking process, candidates have to book the time and date for the examination as per their preference.

LPU NEST Admit card 2018

LPUNEST Admit Card 2018 available for those candidates who have submitted their application form and booked their test slots for LPUNEST 2018. The hall ticket of LPU NEST will be generated by the system after candidates have completed the online slot booking system. Admit card of LPUNEST 2018 can be downloaded immediately after slot booking by the candidates who have themselves booked their slots, while it will be available for download after 48 hours of slot booking if it has been done by the university. The admit card of LPU NEST 2018 will bear details of the applicant such as name, application number, registration number, exam centre date and time, address, important instructions. Candidates have to carry LPU NEST 2018 admit card at the time of examination.

LPU NEST Exam Centres 2018

LPU NEST 2018 exam centres are the list of centres where the entrance exam will be conducted. The entrance test will be held at around 141 cities of India in different slots. Candidates can check the list of LPU NEST cities from the first six states in the table given below:


LPU NEST exam cities

Centre Codes

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Bilaspur (CG)






LPU NEST Exam Pattern 2018

LPU NEST 2018 is a Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) based paper conducted in the online mode. The question paper is divided into four sections - Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology and English. Candidates appearing for B. Tech have to take Mathematics, while those opting for Biology have to take Biology. While there are 30 questions in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology each, English includes 10 questions. For more details on LPU NEST 2018 exam pattern, check the table below.

Particulars Details
Mode of exam Online (Computer Based Test)
Type of questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Language of the question paper English
Options for answers A,B,C and D (four options)
Total no.of questions 110
Exam duration 2 hours 30 minutes
Marking scheme Each question will carry four marks. Candidates will be awarded four marks for correct responses. No negative marking will be applicable to incorrect answers or answers unattempted.

LPU NEST Programmes Offered 2018

Below are the undergraduate engineering programmes offered by the University. The candidates can select their preferred courses at the time of applying for LPU NEST 2018:

S.No. B.Tech Programmes
1 Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE)
2 Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
3 Mechanical Engineering (ME)
4 Information Technology (IT)
5 Civil Engineering (CE)
6 Electrical Engineering (EE)
7 Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE)
8 Electronics and Computer Engineering
9 Biotechnology (BT)
10 BT - Food Technology
11 Chemical Engineering (CHE)
12 ME - Mechatronics
13 Aerospace Engineering
14 Automobile Engineering (AE)
15 CHE - Petroleum

LPU NEST Syllabus 2018

The syllabus of LPU NEST 2018 will include topics from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and Biology (Biotechnology) subjects. Candidates must also prepare with the syllabus of Class XI and XII examination. Candidates should cover all the topics mentioned in the syllabus to score better marks in the entrance test.

The candidates must keep a note on all the important topics, subtopics, formulas among others so that they do not miss any one of them and attempt all the questions given in the question paper.

LPU NEST Sample Papers 2018

The sample papers are one of the essential methods of preparation. The sample papers consist of the questions for the entrance test. Candidates have to practice from the previous years LPU NEST sample papers to be thorough with the exam pattern. The candidates must also take mock tests to be more clear with the online computer based test.

LPU NEST Result 2018

The result of LPU NEST 2018 for phase 1 will be declared on May 7. The result will be published online as well as be sent to the email ID provided by the candidates. Candidates are advised to take printouts of the result for further admission round.

LPU NEST Counselling and Seat Allotment 2018

LPU NEST 2018 counselling and seat allotment will begin from May 7, 2018, after the declaration of the result. Candidates qualifying the entrance test are called for counselling. Counselling will be held online in four phases. LPU NEST seat allocation is done based on the choices filled in by the candidates besides other factors like availability of seats among others. Candidates are required to carry the following documents along with their photocopies at the time of counselling:

LPUNEST 2018 Counselling: Documents required

  • Class 10th mark sheet and passing certificate
  • Class 12th mark sheet and passing certificate
  • Candidates Character Certificate
  • LPU NEST hall ticket 2018
  • LPU NEST scorecard 2018
  • Caste certificate (if required)

LPU NEST Counselling Schedule 2018

Counselling of LPU NEST will start from the first week of May 2018. Candidates have to fill their choices for seat allotment within the stipulated time.

LPU NEST Counselling Dates

Phases Rounds of Counselling Filling of Online Preference Result of Allotment Last Date of Admission
Phase - 1A Round I May 7, 2018 May 14, 2018 May 14 to 20, 2018
Round II N.A. May 21, 2018 May 21 to 24, 2018
Round III May 21 to 24, 2018 May 25, 2018 May 25 to 31, 2018

Further rounds of LPU NEST counselling 2018 ( Phase - IB/ Phase - II/ Phase III/ Phase - IV ) will be conducted only if vacant seats remain.

Scholarship details for LPU NEST 2018 B.Tech course

Top 35% applicants appearing for LPU NEST (who will qualify LPU NEST 2018), will be eligible for scholarship upto 1.5 lakhs per annum (i.e upto 7.5 lakhs in case of 5 years integrated programme and 6 lakhs in case of 4 years for B.Tech programmes). The scholarship amounts given below are awarded only if the candidate qualifies LPU NEST.

Scholarships available in LPU NEST 2018:

Scholarship Percentage Scholarship Amount in Rs. (per semester)
90% marks in LPU NEST 2018 75,000
Top 10% applicants appearing for LPU NEST 2018 50,000
Next 10% (11% to 20%) applicants appearing for LPU NEST 2018 40,000
Next 15% (21% to 35%) applicants appearing for LPU NEST 2018 30,000

Contact Details:

Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar
Delhi G.T. Road, Phagwara, Punjab (India) 144411
For General/ Admission Related Enquiry:
Toll-Free: 1800 102 4431

Email Address:

Email IDs: admissions@lpu.co.in (Admissions)/ int.admissions@lpu.co.in (International Admissions)/info@lpu.co.in (General)


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