LPU-NEST 2018 - Syllabus, Eligibility, Application form, 2018 Notification

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What is LPUNEST ?

LPUNEST (Lovely Professional University National entrance and scholarship test) is conducted by Lovely Professional University for admission to various courses of the university.

With a valid score in this examination, candidates can get admitted to programs and courses like MBA, B.Tech, design, law, agriculture, Applied Medical Sciences and more.

Stated as the fifth largest entrance test in the country, every year more than 3 lakh candidates register for LPUNEST.

Overview of LPUNEST
Examination Name Lovely Professional University National Entrance and Scholarship Test
Commonly known as LPUNEST
Type of exam Graduation, Post-graduation degree, PhD
Mode of Exam Online
Level of exam University level
Courses offered MBA, LAW, Engineering, Design, Hotel management and many more
Conducting body Lovely Professional University
Difficulty level Moderately-Difficult

 Structure of the exam

The structure/pattern of LPUNEST for B.Tech and Applied Medical Sciences is as follows:

Overview of the exam paper pattern
Subjects/Section Number of Questions Maximum number of marks per subject/section
Physics 30 120
Chemistry 30 120
Mathematics/Biology 30 120
English 20 40
Total 110 questions 400 marks

There are 4 sections/subjects in the test:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics/Biology
  • English

The test consists of total 110 questions. The nature of questions in each section is multiple choices (MCQ). The type of question is objective. The duration of the test is 150 minutes (2 hours & 30minutes).

Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology have 4 marks per question and English have 2 marks per question. There is no negative marking for wrong or unanswered questions. Total marks of the examination are 400. Candidates can opt for English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM) or English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB).

 

The structure/pattern of LPUNEST for Design is as follows:

Overview of the exam paper pattern
Subjects/Section Number of Questions Maximum number of marks per subject/section
Communication Ability 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Design Thinking 50 100
Total 100 questions 200 marks

There are 3 sections/subjects in the test:

  • Communication Ability
  • General Awareness
  • Design Thinking

The test consists of total 100 questions. The nature of questions in each section is multiple choices (MCQ). The type of question is objective.The test carries 2 marks per question. There is no negative marking for wrong or unanswered questions. Total marks of the examination are 200. The duration of the test is 150 minutes (2 hours & 30minutes).

 

The structure/pattern of LPUNEST for Hotel Management is as follows:

Overview of the exam paper pattern
Subjects/Section Number of Questions Maximum number of marks per subject/section
English 30 60
Service Aptitude 15 30
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 15 30
Reasoning and Logical Ability 15 30
Total 100 questions 200 marks

There are 5 sections/subjects in the test:

  • English
  • Service Aptitude
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative
  • Reasoning and Logical Ability

The test consists of total 100 questions. The nature of questions in each section is multiple choices (MCQ). Each question carries 2 marks. There is no negative marking for wrong or unanswered questions. Total marks of the examination are 200. The duration of the test is 150 minutes (2 hours & 30minutes).

 

The structure/pattern of LPUNEST for MBA is as follows:

Overview of the exam paper pattern
Subjects/Section Number of Questions Maximum number of marks per subject/section
English 40 120
General awareness 20 60
General Aptitude 40 120
Total 100 questions 300 marks

There are 3 sections/subjects in the test:

  • English
  • General Awareness
  • General Aptitude

The test consists of total 100 questions. The nature of questions in each section is multiple choices (MCQ). The type of question is objective. Each question carries 3 marks. There is no negative marking for wrong or unanswered questions. Total marks of the examination are 300. The duration of the test is 150 minutes (2 hours & 30minutes).

 

The structure/pattern of LPUNEST for LAW is as follows:

Overview of the exam paper pattern
Subjects/Section Number of Questions Maximum number of marks per subject/section
English 20 50
Quantitative and logical analysis 20 50
Legal reasoning 20 50
General awareness 20 50
 Total 80 questions 200 marks

There are 4 sections/subjects in the test:

  • English
  • Quantitative and Logical Aptitude
  • Legal Reasoning
  • General Awareness

The test consists of total 80 questions. The nature of questions in each section is multiple choices (MCQ). The type of question is objective. The duration of the test is 120 minutes (2 hours).

Each question carries 2.5 marks. There is no negative marking for wrong or unanswered questions. Total marks of the examination are 200.

 

The structure/pattern of LPUNEST for Agriculture is as follows:

Overview of the exam paper pattern
Subjects/Section Number of Questions Maximum number of marks per subject/section
Physics 30 120
Chemistry 30 120
Mathematics/Biology 30 120
English 20 40
OR
Crop production 60 240
Horticulture 30 120
English 20 40
Total 100 questions 400 marks

There are 4 or 3 sections/subjects in the test:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics/Biology
  • English

OR

  • Crop Production
  • Horticulture
  • English

The test consists of total 110 questions. The nature of questions in each section is multiple choices (MCQ). The type of question is objective. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology or crop production, horticulture carry 4 marks per question and English 2 marks per question. There is no negative marking for wrong or unanswered questions. Total marks of the examination are 400. Candidates can opt for English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM) or English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) or Crop production, horticulture, English. The duration of the test is 150 minutes (2 hours & 30minutes).

Link to sample paper. http://nest.lpu.in/agriculture/sample_questions.php

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate appearing in LPUNEST must be of Indian Nationality.
  • If a candidate is applying for the graduate-level course then they must qualify their 10+2 or any equivalent course with 50% to 60% aggregate marks.
  • If a candidate is applying for post-graduation level course then they must have completed or shall be appearing in final exam of Graduation (2018) from a recognized institute or university; with 50% aggregate marks.
  • There is no age criterion to apply in LPUNEST 2018.
  • Relaxation of 5% is provided to reserved category (SC or ST) candidates in certain courses.

Application forms and submission procedure

Candidates can either apply online or offline. Candidate can apply offline by purchasing the LPUNEST- 2018 kit.

In case of online, application and other details need to be filled at the official site (www.lpu.in)

Online application fees are as follows:

  • INR 700 for boys
  • INR 400 for girls

INR 700 is the fees for offline application for both boys and girls.

Payment of fees can be done in the following ways-

  • Demand Draft: A demand draft is drawn in the name of the university and submitted to the bank.
  • Online Payment: This can be done online with help of credit card, debit card or net banking.

Documents attached while submitting the application form:

  • Scanned photograph and signature of the candidate
  • Other relevant documents like Aadhar card or Birth certificate
  • Certificates of qualified exams

In case of Offline application, documents are to be attached to the form and submitted to the following address:

Lovely Professional University,

Jalandhar- Delhi G.T Road (NH-1)

Phagwara, Punjab- 144411

 

Step-by-Step procedure for filling online application form:

 

  • STEP-1: Registration

Candidate must go on the official site and register by entering the details like name, email id, date of birth and phone number.

  • STEP-2: Payment of Fees

Payment of fees should be done online through either debit card/ credit card/net banking.

  • STEP-3: Filling Details

After registration and payment of fees, candidates have to fill in their required details such as personal details, academic qualification details, exam details etc.

  • STEP-4: Upload Documents

After entering the details candidates should upload the scanned photograph and signature with other documents as per requirement.

  • STEP-5: Submit and Print Application

Lastly, candidates should submit the application form through online mode and take a printout of the submitted application for future reference.

Admit Card

  • LPUNEST 2018 Admit card will be available online from March 1st -2018; right after online slot booking process.
  • Candidates can download the examination hall ticket/admit card from the official site.
  • The candidate has to login with the registered name or email, book the seat; select subjects, exam center and click on “Book Slot”.
  • After booking, slot candidates can download the admit card from email.
  • Admit card will be available after 48 hours of slot booking.
  • The admit card should be printed on an A4 size sheet only.
  • Details required for accessing the admit card are as follows
    • Registered email id
    • Online form application number
    • UTC (a unique code which is sent to the candidate’s email after filling the application form)

Details that are included on the admit card are as follows-

  • Candidate’s name
  • Roll number
  • Examination center address
  • Date and time of examination
  • Form application number
  • General instructions

Only those candidates who book the slot can download the LPU NEFT 2018 admit card.

Admission Procedure

The results will be announced on 7th May 2018. Candidates can check the results online on the official site of Lovely Professional University. After the declaration of the result candidates gets their score-card or rank. Candidates are given 5 seat preferences which can vary in streams or programs. Candidates are allotted admission after several rounds of counselling, availability of seats and the Rank they obtained in the entrance examination. Once the students are allotted admission they have to download the allotment letter and deposit the initial payment of and are INR 10,000 to confirm the seat. To complete the admission form they have to upload certain documents like date of birth proof, academic documents like 10th 12th passing certificate etc.

Notification

The notification for the examination was rolled out in November 2017 and is available on the official website http://nest.lpu.in/.

Syllabus

The syllabus of LPU NEST 2018 is designed in accordance with the pattern followed at 11th and 12th standard in CBSE curriculum. Following will be the syllabus of LPU NEST 2018:

Physics
Units & Measurement

 

Kinematics

 

Newton’s Laws of Motion

 

Impulse and Momentum

 

Work and Energy

 

Rotational Motion

 

Gravitation

 

Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
Oscillations

 

Waves

 

Heat and Thermodynamics

 

Electrostatics

 

Current Electricity

 

Magnetic Effect of Current

 

Electromagnetic Induction Optics

 

Modern Physics Electronic Devices

 

Chemistry
The States of Matter

 

Atomic Structure
Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure

 

Thermodynamics

 

Physical and Chemical Equilibria

 

Electrochemistry

 

Chemical Kinetics

 

Surface Chemistry

 

Hydrogen and s-block elements

 

P, D and F block elements

 

Principles of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons

 

Stereochemistry

 

Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Oxygen and Nitrogen

 

Biological, Industrial and Environmental chemistry

 

Theoretical Principles of Experimental Chemistry

 

English Proficiency
Grammar

 

Vocabulary

 

Reading Comprehension

 

Composition

 

 

Mathematics
Algebra

 

Trigonometry

 

Two-dimensional Coordinate Geometry

 

Three-dimensional Coordinate Geometry

 

Differential calculus

 

Integral calculus

 

Ordinary Differential Equations

 

Probability
Vectors

 

Statistics

 

Linear Programming

 

Mathematical modelling

 

 

Biology
Diversity in Living World Cell: The Unit of Life; Structure and Function

 

Genetics and Evolution

 

Structure and Function – Plants

 

Structure and Function – Animals

 

Reproduction, Growth and Movement in Plants

 

Reproduction and Development in Humans

 

Ecology and Environment

 

Biology and Human Welfare

 

Biotechnology and its Applications

 

Important Dates

Important Dates For The Examination of:

·        B.Tech

·        MBA (2nd Schedule)

·        Applied medical science

·        Agriculture

·        Hotel Management

Online Registration Starts 1st week of November 2017
Last Date for Registration 28th February 2018
Slot Booking 1st March 2018
Examination Date 10th– 30th April 2018
Result Date 7th May 2018

 

Important Dates For The Examination of:

·        LAW

·        Design

Schedule 1 Schedule 2
Online Registration Starts 1st week of November 2017 2nd January 2018
Last Date for Registration 30th December 2017 28th February 2018
Slot Booking 15th December 2017 1st March 2018
Examination Date 10th January- 25 February 2018 10th– 30th April 2018
Result Date 15th March 2018 7th May 2018

 List of Examination Centres

LPU NEST 2018 will be conducted from 10th April – 30th April 2018 across all the major cities in India. Here is the list of available centers for the examination:

Vishakhapatnam Anantpur Jamshedpur NASIK Patiala
Guntur Kurnool Ranchi PUNE Sangrur
Nellore Rajahmundy Bangalore AURANGABAD Mohali
Vijayawada Kakinada Mysore Vasai (West) Ajmer
Tirupathi Guwahati Mangalore SANGLI Alwar
Begusarai Bhagalpur Cochin THANE Bikaner
Gaya Muzzafarpur Kozhikode DOMBIVLI Jaipur
Chandigarh Patna Thiruvananthapuram KALYAN Jodhpur
Bhilai Bilaspur  (CG) Malappuram Dist Imphal Kota
Korba Raipur Kottayam Shillong Udaipur
Margaon Panjim Calicut Aizwal Tirunelveli
Akota Ahmedabad Kannur Dimapur Trichy
Gandhidham Rajkot Thrissur Delhi Theni
Surat Vadodara Trichur Behrampur Dindigul
Ambala Bhiwani Edapally Bhubaneshwar Tiruchirapalli
Faridabad Gurugram Ernakulam Cuttack Nagercoil
Hissar Karnal Aluva Rourkela Chennai
Panipat Rohtak Bhopal Pondicherry Coimbatore
Sonipat Yamunanagar Gwalior Nellithope Madurai
Bilaspur (hp) Hamirpur Indore Amritsar Hyderabad
Kangra Mandi Jabalpur Bhatinda Khammam
Palampur Shimla Kolahpur LPU (Jalandhar) Nizamabad
Solan Jammu Mumbai Ludhiana Secunderabad
Srinagar Dhanbad Nagpur Pathankot Warangal
Agartala Agra Aligarh Allahabad Bareily
Ghaziabad Gorakhpur Kanpur Lucknow Meerut
Moradabad Muzaffarnagar Noida Saharanpur Varanasi
Greater Noida Dehradun Haldwani Haridwar Rudrapur
Durgapur Kolkata Siliguri

 

Contact Details

Any type of communication regarding LPU NEST 2018 shall be addressed to the University Office at the address given below:

Lovely Professional University,

Jalandhar-Delhi, G.T. Road (NH-1),

Phagwara,

Punjab (INDIA) -144411.

India.

Email: [email protected] NEST.in

Phone No: +91-1824-404404

Toll-Free: 1800 102 4431

Official Website: http://nest.lpu.in/Engineering/about_lpu_nest.php

Candidates are advised to thoroughly go through the FAQ section given on the official website before contacting the board for clarification of any doubt.

List of colleges accepting LPU NEST 2018 scores

Following is the name of the institution in which students can seek admission after qualifying LPU NEST.

Name of the Institution
Lovely Faculty of Technology and Sciences, Lovely Professional University

Results

The results of LPU NEST 2018 will be declared on 7thMay 2018. Candidates will be able to check their results and download their score card from the official website http://www.nest.lpu.in/. After the conduction of the examination, candidates are expected to regularly visit the official website for updates regarding declaration of results and counselling process.

Cut-Off

Students can have an idea of the cut-off of LPU NEST 2018 by having a look at the previous year cut-off.The LPU NEST is an entrance examination of 400 marks. Recent trends show that for eligibility for B.Tech courses a candidate needs to score atleast 30% of the total marks. Only those candidates who will come to a minimum acceptable level will be considered for counselling process and others will be disqualified.

Score Validity

The validity of the examination score stands for the particular academic year only. Hence, the validity of LPU NEST 2018 score will be for the academic year 2018-19 only. A candidate can appear for test for a particular course only once. One can apply for multiple courses; however, the onus lies on the candidate to ensure eligibility for the respective courses. The declared score will be final and no amendments can be requested regarding the same. The decision of exam conducting body will be final in case of any ambiguity. Request for multiple attempts in any scenario will not be entertained by the exam conducting body.

Reservation/Seat Distribution

The admission to the institutes taking up LPU NEST score will be purely on merit. Only those candidates will be called for counselling process whose score will come to a minimum acceptable level i.e. those who will score more or equal to the cut-off marks. Hence, reservation norms will not be followed in allotment of the seat for various courses as done in other government universities.

Counselling Schedule

Candidates will be able to view their scores as soon as the results will be uploaded on the official website. This score will be the only basis of their selection in LPU NEST. The scores can also be viewed by simply logging on to the account made on the official website.

After the successful conduction of LPU NEST, the results will be declared. It is expected to be rolled out around 7th May 2018. Those candidates who will be scoring above the cut off mark (minimum 30% in case of B.Tech) will be shortlisted for counselling according to the order of merit. Based on the merit list, candidates will be issued counselling dates and score card for attending the counselling process. It is expected that there will be three rounds of counselling for allotment of seats.Those candidates who will not get seats in the first round of counselling can expect admission in subsequent rounds.

Candidates attending the counselling process have to ensure that they are in possession of all the required documents like:

  • 10th class marksheet and passing certificate
  • 12th class marksheet and passing certificate
  • Hall Ticket
  • Score Card
  • Admit Card
  • Counselling Letter

Hall ticket, Score Card, Admit Card must be preserved until the final process of counselling and seat allotment is over. The admission will only be granted on payment of the admission fees at the institution.

Sample Paper

The sample papers and previous year question papers of LPU NEST are available at the official website of the University. Candidates can visit and download the previous year papers of LPU NEST and also the sample papers related to the same. They are advised to attempt these papers before taking the actual test. This will help them to get accustomed to the level of the questions asked in the examination. This way the chances of scoring high in the examination will be quite good.

Sample Paper for B.tech- http://nest.lpu.in/engineering/sample_questions.php.

Sample Paper for MBA-  http://nest.lpu.in/mba/sample_questions.php

Sample Paper for Law- http://nest.lpu.in/law/question_paper_pattern_for_lpunest.php

 

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