LPUNEST 2019 – Application Form, Exam Date, Pattern, Admission, Syllabus

LPUNEST 2019  – Lovely Professional University is a private university located in the state of Punjab. The year of establishment is 2005 and the year of beginning operations is 2006. In the year 2010, the student strength of the university was 24000 students and the university holds the pride of being the largest single-campus private university in India. For admission of students, the university conducts Lovely Professional University National Entrance and Scholarship shortly called as LPUNEST.


The university strongly trusts that financial restraints should never be a stopping factor for a student to gain admission to quality education. With this belief, the university extends the Scholarship Scheme to students on varied parameters. In the recent years, the university has awarded more than Rs.300 plus crores worth of scholarships to more than 30000 students.

LPUNEST 2019 Scholarships

The university conducts her own entrance test, which forms the basis for the eligibility for some of the courses and also the scholarship for most courses offered by LPU. The amount of scholarship relies on the cost of the course, the admission date and the performance of students in the entrance test. It is classified under four different brackets as follows:

  • First category: For candidates securing more than 90% in LPUNEST
  • Second Category: Scholarship for top 10% students in LPUNEST
  • Third Category: Financial aid for the next 10% of students (top 11% to 20%)
  • Fourth Category: Funds for the following 15% of students (top 21% to 35%)

The table below defines the money students can get under the above-mentioned four categories for courses with different fee structure:

Course feeFirst Category studentsSecondThirdFourth
99500 or above75000500004000030000
84500, 7950060000400003000020000
74500, 69500, 6450040000300002000015000
59500, 54500, 49500 and 4450030000200001500010000
39500, 345001500015000100005000

In addition to scholarships based on LPUNEST, the university also offers the scholarships based on the percentage of marks in the qualifying higher secondary examination, based on the rank or performance in a National Level Entrance Test like UCEED, GATE, XAT, etc.

Even, the university offers the scholarship based on the performance of students in sports and extra-curricular activities among other scholarship options.

LPUNEST 2019 Important Dates

As the LPUNEST is conducted in three different phases and also conducted for admission to the different courses, here are some tentative dates students can expect for different courses for the first phase of the admission process for the year 2019:

S. NoCourseTest NameTentative Last Date of submission of Application for 2019Tentative Date of Entrance Test 2019
1B. TechLPUNEST for B. TechEnd of April 201910th to 30th of April 2019
2MBALPUNEST for MBAFirst Schedule – Last week of November 2018
Second Schedule – Last Week of April 2019
From 10th December 2018 to 10th January 2019.
10th to 30th April 2019
3DesignLPUNEST For DesignAround last week of May 2019Last week of May 2019
4LawLPUNEST For LawEnd of December 201810th to 15th January 2019

In the same way, the university has LPUNEST for different courses like hotel management, agriculture, applied and medical sciences and Ph. D courses. So, candidates can get to know the details based on the course for which they wish to apply. They can gather details at http://www.lpu.in/admission/admissions.php.

The good thing about LPU is that the university conducts admissions in different phases. So, even, if a candidate misses out the first phase, he/she can look for the important dates for the second phase and can apply accordingly.

LPUNEST 2019 Notification

As the admissions are made in different phases, interested candidates can check for the forthcoming entrance examination for different courses from the official website of the university.  For instance, for B. Tech, the notification for the first phase can be expected by the end of March every year. Again, for the second phase, they can expect the notification from the official website in the month of April every year. Again, they can expect the notification for the third phase in the month of May. In the same way, each course has three phases. So, candidates can check the appropriate web page of LPU then and there for applying on-time.

LPUNEST 2019 Eligibility

The basic eligibility is that Indian nationals alone can apply for LPUNEST.

LPUNEST 2019 Age Limit

The age requirement differs from one course to another. If you are planning to apply for B. Tech, you can check the same from the LPUNEST B. Tech page at http://nest.lpu.in/engineering/eligibility.php.

LPUNEST 2019 Qualification

The educational qualification requirement also differs from one course to another. Candidates can check the same from the official website of the university by visiting the web page of the appropriate LPUNEST like LPUNEST MBA or LPUNEST Design, etc.

LPUNEST Application Form 2019

Application form for LPUNEST for any course should be submitted online. But, before submission of online application, the applicants will have to first register themselves with the website of the university by providing some basic details.

How To Apply?

After registering, the applicants can apply online by following the onscreen guide that they can find on the website of LPU when they try to apply for any course. Not just online application, the applicants can also apply offline. Even, the university offers an option called semi-online application. When they apply offline, the applicants will find Instruction for filling the Application form in the LPUNEST booklet. They can follow the instruction to apply accordingly.

LPUNEST Exam Pattern 2019

The exam pattern is different for LPUNEST for different courses. Here are some details to know:

LPUNEST 2019 B. Tech

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks per questionMaximum marks for the subject


SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks per questionMaximum marks for the subject
General Awareness20360
General Aptitude403120

LPUNEST 2019 Design

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks per questionMaximum marks for the subject
Communication Ability25250
General Awareness25250
Design Thinking502100

LPUNEST 2019 Law

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks per questionMaximum marks for the subject
Quantitative and logical aptitude202.550
Legal reasoning202.550
General Awareness202.550

LPUNEST for Hotel Management

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks per questionMaximum marks for the subject
Service Aptitude15230
General Awareness25250
Quantitative Aptitude15230
Reasoning and Logical Ability15230

LPUNEST for Agriculture

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks per questionMaximum marks for the subject

Otherwise, students have the option to take the following format for LPUNEST for agriculture:

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks per questionMaximum marks for the subject
Crop Production604240

LPUNEST for Applied Medical Sciences

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks per questionMaximum marks for the subject

Most of these tests for admission to the LPU do not have any negative marking for wrong answers.

LPUNEST 2019 Selection Process

For most courses, based on the merit secured by the candidates in the admission test, counselling will be conducted for the selection of the right candidates to take up the course.

LPUNEST Syllabus 2019

Syllabus for each test varies based on the subjects covered in the test. Candidates can get to know the appropriate syllabus for each course from the official website of the university from the appropriate page, such that they can prepare accordingly. Even, practicing from the past question papers will help them.


The results of the LPUNEST test, irrespective of the course for which an applicant applies will be out following the day of the test. The test dates will differ on the basis of the phase for which an applicant applies to the LPUNEST. In the same way, candidates can expect the result for the LPUNEST 2019, the day after the date of the test.

Cut off

The cut-off for LPUNEST 2019 is the least qualifying marks a candidate will have to secure to qualify for admission. However, if you wish to get the scholarship, you will have to score more. The least mark is set by the university on the basis of the performance of the test takers in the entrance test. In general, the qualifying cut-off is 30%.

Different factors like total number of seats, number of test takers and difficulty level of the test are used for determining the minimum cut-off for LPUNEST. Candidates can get an idea about the cut-off based on the past trends, which is generally 30%.


LPU is one of the popular universities in Punjab that admits students from across the world. Candidates interested in taking up admission to this institution should take up the LPUNEST for the appropriate course.


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