LPU NEST Details

Name of Entrance Exam

Lovely Professional University and National Entrance and scholarship Test

Category of Exam

Engineering Entrance Test

About Exam

Lovely Professional University (LPU) conducts an entrance test to offer admissions to various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered by the University. This entrance exam conducted by LPU is called Lovely Professional University National Entrance and Scholarship Test (LPU-NEST).


Every year more than three lakh applicants register for LPUNEST. Sources share that LPU-NEST is the biggest private entrance test conducted in India and if statistics are to be believed then in the list of all the engineering entrance exam conducted in India, that is, considering both Government (Centre & State) as well as Private entrance exams, then LPU-NEST is the fifth largest entrance test held in India.


Candidates would be eligible to apply for LPU-NEST 2018 if they fulfill the below mentioned exam eligibility criteria:


Only Indian Nationals are eligible to apply for LPUNEST-2018

Qualifying Examination:

Applicants appearing for LPUNEST-2018 should have either completed or shall be appearing in 2018, in final examination of 10 + 2 from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE, New Delhi) or The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE, New Delhi) or State Board or any other Council, Institution, college etc. declared recognised by Council of Boards of School Education (COBSE), New Delhi or any other concerned apex body as applicable.

LPU-NEST 2018 Eligibility Criteria in Qualifying Exam

For admission in BTech, BTech (Hons.), Integrated BTech - MTech and Integrated B.Tech - MBA applicant should

Pass with 60% aggregate marks in 10+2 or equivalent (with Physics, Mathematics and English)* subject to qualifying LPUNEST-2018

*For BTech Biotechnology (BT), BTech (BT - Food Technology), BTech Biotechnology (Hons.), Integrated BTech Biotechnology (BT) - MTech, Integrated BTech Biotechnology (BT) - MBA and Integrated BTech (BT - Food Technology) - MBA

Subjects considered: Physics, Chemistry, English & Maths or Biology or Biotechnology; other things remaining same as above.

*For BTech Chemical Engineering (CHE), BTech (CHE - Petroleum), Integrated BTech Chemical Engineering (CHE) - MBA and Integrated B.Tech. (CHE - Petroleum) - MBA

Subjects considered: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English; other things remaining same as above.

Exam pattern and syllabus


LPUNEST 2018 exam pattern: The engineering entrance exam conducted by LPU is an online exam. LPU-NEST exam paper consists of multiple choice objective type questions.

LPU NEST for BTech will be of 150 minutes (2 hrs. 30 min.) and comprise of 110 multiple choice questions (MCQ) of the objective type.


The approximate distribution of questions is as follows:


No. of questions

Marks per Question

Maximum Marks per subject


30 questions

4 Marks

120 Marks


30 questions

4 Marks

120 Marks

Mathematics/ Biology

30 questions

4 Marks

120 Marks


20 questions

2 Marks

40 Marks


Official Website & Contact Details:

Address: Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar-Delhi, G.T. Road (NH-1), Phagwara, Punjab (INDIA) -144411.

Email: contact@lpunest.in