LPU NEST – Syllabus, Eligibility Criteria and More!

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The LPU NEST is a university-level entrance test as well as a scholarship test conducted by Lovely Professional University (LPU) for admission to various courses including, but not limited to, Engineering, MBA, Law, etc. 

Candidates who are interested in pursuing their studies at LPU and fulfilling the eligibility criteria set out by the university can fill out the application form for LPU NEST 2023 at its official website.

The highlights table given below shows all the sections and related topics about the LPU NEST 2023:

Exam NameLovely Professional University National Entrance and Scholarship Test (LPU NEST)
Conducting BodyLovely Professional University
Courses OfferedUnder Graduate & Post Graduate
Exam FrequencyAnnually
Exam LevelUniversity Entrance
Mode of ApplicationOnline/ Offline
Application FeesBoys- INR 1000
Girls- INR 500
Marking Scheme4 marks for the correct answer
No Negative Marking
LocationPhagwara, Punjab
Official Websitehttps://www.lpu.in/

LPU NEST 2023 Important Dates

All the important dates related to the LPU NEST 2023 are mentioned in the table below. These dates amass a wide range of courses such as B.TechUG Design, UG Hotel Management, UG Agriculture Pharmacy & SciencesLawPG Pharmacy and PG Agriculture & Sciences

Previous Schedule

Online Registration From 7th November 2022
Last Date to Apply20th January 2023
Slot Booking for Online Exam5th January 2023 onwards
Exam Date1st- 10th February 2023
Result Declaration14th February 2023
Online Counselling & Seat Allotment14th February 2023 onwards

Current Schedule

Online Registration  From 1st June 2023
Last Date to Apply10th June 2023
Slot Booking for Online ExamTo be notified
Exam Date6th- 15th June 2023
Result DeclarationTo be notified
Online Counselling & Seat AllotmentTo be notified

LPU NEST Application Process

Candidates interested in LPU NEST 2023 can apply online and enrol themselves for the exam on LPU’s official website located at https://www.lpu.in/.

Candidates can follow the steps below to fill out the LPU NEST 2023 application form:

  • Visit the official website of LPU mentioned above.
  • Click on the ‘LPU NEST’ option which shall open a new tab.
  • Complete your registration by entering your name and contact details.
  • After successful registration, complete your application process
  • Scan your documents, passport-size photo, and signature.
  • Pay the application fee, which is INR 1000 for boys & INR 500 for girls.
  • The application fee will be paid online only. No other mode of payment will be accepted.
  • Submit your application form and a confirmation message will be sent to you by the LPU officials.

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LPU NEST Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for LPU NEST 2023, candidates must ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria set by the university for candidates to take the entrance exam. The table below contains the eligibility criteria for LPU NEST 2023:

Education QualificationCandidate must have cleared 10+2 class from an institution recognised by the government with at least 60% marks.
However, the percentage of marks required may change depending on the course applied for.
Age Limit+18 years
NationalityIndians only


LPU NEST 2023 Syllabus

While preparing for any competitive examination, being aware of its syllabus becomes one of the most important things. The same is the case with the LPU NEST. 

The syllabus for LPU NEST will vary depending on the course a candidate is interested in pursuing. However, some common subjects such as Chemistry, English, Physics, etc. are discussed in the table below:

EnglishFill in the Blanks
Reading Comprehension
Error Spotting
Sentence completion
Cloze Test
Rules of Tenses
Use of Articles
Synonyms & Antonyms
Electricity & Magnetism
Atomic Structure
Work, Energy, & Power
ChemistryStates of Matter
Chemical Bonding
Periodic Classification of Elements
Acid, Basis & Salt
Behaviour of Gases
Carbon & its Compounds
Metal & Non-Metals
Number System
Profit & Loss
Mixture & Allegation
Statistics Probability 
Geometry HCF & LCM
BiologyDiversity & Structural Organisation
Cell & its Division
Human Body
Genetics & Evolution
Plant Physiology
Animal Physiology
Health & Diseases
Ecological Biodiversity
Food Production
Venn Diagram
Finding the missing Term
Blood Relations
Alphanumerical Series
Time & Clock
Statement & Conclusion
Artificial Language
Critical Thinking
General AwarenessInternational Events
Important Dates
Important Books & Authors
Indian Polity
Latest Government Policies

LPU NEST 2023 Exam Pattern

Similar to the syllabus, the exam pattern will also depend on the program. However, for illustrative purposes, the exam pattern for the B.Tech programme is given in the below table:

SubjectNumber of Questions
Mathematics/ Biology25
Total 100

The duration of the written exam will be 2 hours 30 minutes (150 minutes).

LPU NEST Scholarship 

LPU NEST Scholarship will depend on how well the candidate performs in the exam. 

There are three scholarship brackets in total which are noted below:

  • LPUNEST scores more than or equal to the Category I cut-off.
  • LPUNEST score is more than or equal to the Category II cut-off.
  • LPUNEST score is more than or equal to the Category III cut-off.

The demarcation of programmes has been done in three groups. The details of this demarcation are available on the official website. Scholarships for all programmes will be applicable as given in the table below.

CategoryScore more than or equal to the Category I cut-offScore more than or equal to the Category II cut-offScore more than or equal to the Category III cut-off
Group 160% of the Programme Fee50% of the Programme Fee40% of the Programme Fee
Group 250% of the Programme Fee40% of the Programme Fee30% of the Programme Fee
Group 340% of the Programme Fee30% of the Programme Fee20% of the Programme Fee

LPU NEST Admit Card

Candidates who have successfully completed their LPU NEST 2023 application process can download their admit card from the official website of LPU at https://www.lpu.in/. The step-by-step instructions for downloading the admit card are as follows:

  • Visit the official website o mentioned above.
  • Click on LPU NEST Admit card’ and a new tab will open.
  • Enter your registration number and date of birth to download your admit card.
  • Your admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Check all the details carefully and take a printout of it.

Candidates have to bring their admit card while appearing for the written test. Without the admit card, no candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall.

LPU NEST Counselling

Counselling for each schedule of written exam of LPU NEST will be conducted online and seats shall be allotted separately for each round. The allocation of such seats will depend on the marks secured as well as the course selected by the candidate. 

After the allotment of seats, selected candidates have to download their allotment letter and pay an initial fee for confirmation of their seat. Subsequently, once the documents submitted with the admission form are verified, candidates will need to deposit the balance fee. 

Documents required


Is there any application fee for the LPU NEST 2023?

Yes. Candidates applying for the LPU NEST examination have to pay an application fee which is INR 1000 for boys and INR 500 for girls.

What is the eligibility for B.Tech in LPU NEST?

Candidates applying for Bachelor in Technology should have cleared their 10+2 with a minimum of 60% marks with the compulsory subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Biology.

Is the LPU NEST an annual exam?

Yes. The LPU NEST is conducted once a year by Lovely Professional University.

This concludes our blog providing you with comprehensive information on the LPU NEST exam. For similar updates about the LPU NEST exam, keep an eye on Leverage Edu, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter

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