LPUNEST 2021: Exam Date, Full Form, Registration, Official Website, Latest News

Exam Date : February 26, 2021 To March 6, 2021
Result Date : March 6, 2021

If you are looking to do your dream course at one of the best universities in India or specifically in Lovely Professional University (LPU) then LPU NEST is the exam for you. If you want to know more about this exam, go through the following sections. This will help you to understand the exam.

Latest Updates:

  • The application process for LPUNEST 2021 has started. The last date to register for the exam is February 26, 2021. Visit the LPUNEST Application Form page for the direct link to apply.


What is LPUNEST?

About LPU: The Full form of LPUNEST is Lovely Professional University National Entrance and Scholarship Test. LPU is a private and one of the largest university located in Jalandhar, Punjab, India which was established in 2005 by Lovely International Trust under The Lovely Professional University Act, 2005. LPU offers a scholarship for students who are aspiring to study in one of the courses offered at the University.

LPUNEST Exam Details

Courses Offered: LPUNEST 2021 is a university level entrance exam inducted in the year 2009 for residential admissions into the Engineering, Management, Law, Design, Agriculture, Hotel Management & many other courses at Lovely Professional University.

Approvals: It also holds approvals from Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) and Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) for its campus.

Mode: The LPU NEST 2021 is conducted only through online mode which is the Computer Based Test (CBT).

Frequency: The LPUNEST 2021 is conducted only once a year and in two schedules.

International Tie-ups: The Lovely Professional University having several international tie-ups with many Universities and to name a few are the University of Iowa, University of East London, University of Missouri, California State University, Otterbein University, Murdoch University, Jonkoping University, etc.

Scholarships: It provides scholarships worth over 7.5 lakhs (for a 5-year course) for deserving candidates.

LPUNEST Exam Highlights

The exam details of LPUNEST 2021 Exam are tabulated below.

LPU NEST Introduction
Exam Name Lovely Professional University National Eligibility and Scholarship Test
Acronym LPU NEST
Conducting Body Lovely Professional University (LPU)
Exam Level National Level Examination
Exam Date Up to March 6, 2021
Courses offered Undergraduate, Postgraduation and PhD programmes
Mode of Exam Online Mode (Computer Based Test)
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions

LPUNEST 2021 Exam Date

The registrations for LPUNEST 2021 is ongoing. The last date to apply for the exam is February 26, 2021. candidates are advised to start their Slot Booking from February 1, 2021 and not wait until the last moment. For more details regarding the exam dates of LPUNEST, candidates can visit LPUNEST 2021 Exam Dates. 

LPUNEST exam date
Event Date
Registration start date  Ongoing
Registration last date February 26, 2021
Slot booking for online examination

February 1, 2021, onwards

LPUNEST 2021 exam dates February 26, 2021 - March 6, 2021
lpunest 2021 result date March 6, 2021


LPUNEST 2021 Eligibility

The Lovely Professional University offers admission into various undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Therefore, the eligibility of candidates depends on the course which they are applying for. Only Indian Nationals are eligible to apply for the LPUNEST 2021 exam.

Eligibility for various UG courses

Applicants should have either completed or should be appearing in 2019 in the final examination of 10+2 from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE, New Delhi) or they should be appearing for the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE, New Delhi) or State Board or any other Institution, college. These institutions must be recognized by the Council of Boards of School Education (COBSE), New Delhi or any other concerned apex body as applicable.

Eligibility for B.Tech

  • The qualifying candidates must have secured minimum aggregate marks of 60% in 10+2 or equivalent (with Physics, Mathematics, and English) subject to qualifying the LPUNEST (B.Tech).
  • There is 5% relaxation to North-East states and Sikkim candidates/ Defence Personnel and their Dependents/ Wards of Kashmiri Migrants as far as passing marks in qualifying exam are concerned.
  • There 10% relaxation to outstanding Sports Persons (i.e. A/A+ category as per Sports Scholarship) as far as passing marks in qualifying exam are concerned, Subject to verification from Selection committee of the University. The selection committee must comprise Head (DSW), Director Sports, Deputy Director Sports, Concerned Coach and VC Nominee.

We have only mentioned a few details about the eligibility criteria. You can visit our LPUNEST 2021 Eligibility Criteria section to get full details about the criteria for the course you want.

LPUNEST 2021 Application Process

The Lovely Professional University had started the application from January 2021 on the official website. Candidates have to fill in the LPUNEST 2021 Application Form Details and proofread it before submitting. Aspirants can go through the following sections to get familiarised with the application process.

How to apply for LPUNEST Online?

Applicants should understand the LPUNEST application process carefully.Candidates can follow these steps to register yourself for LPUNEST 2021 exam.

Step 1: Registration

  • Candidates can register by visiting the official website. 
  • Provide all necessary details such as names, email IDs, date of birth and valid mobile number after which registration ID will be generated and sent to their registered email ID.

Step 2: Payment of Application Fee

  • After successful registration for the LPUNEST 2021, candidates can proceed for the payment of application fee. 
  • The modes of paying the application fee are online using net banking, credit or debit card.

Step 3: Filling of Online Application Form

  • Post completion of application fee payment, candidates must fill all personal, academic and contact details in the application form. 
  • Candidates must preview all details provided in the application form. In case the form is incomplete or incorrect then the application will be rejected.

Step 4: Uploading of Scanned Documents

  • Candidates can proceed for the next steps that are to upload the scanned images of the documents after filling the details in the application form. 
  • Candidates should upload scanned copies of the photograph, birth certificate/Aadhaar card and certificate of the qualifying exam as per the specifications mentioned by the university.

Step 5: Submission of Application Form

  • After successfully uploading the required documents, candidates have to finally submit the application form of LPUNEST 2021 by clicking on a button given at the last of the form.
  • Candidates must print a copy of the filled application form for future reference.

LPUNEST 2021 Application Form

Candidates can start filling the LPUNEST 2021 application form online from January 2021 and they will have to submit the application form for B.Tech and MBA before February 26, 2021. The details of the application fee are provided below for your reference.

Category Cost of Application Form Cost of Offline Application Form
Boys INR 500 INR 500
Girls INR 250 INR 500

Once they have finished filling LPUNEST 2021 Application Form Details, they will have to pay the application fee. Candidates can pay the fee online only through Netbanking/Credit Card/Debit Card.

Offline Mode

The candidates without the online internet facility can get the application form (and the LPUNEST Kit) by visiting the University Campus or any other prescribed place by paying cash.

Photograph and Signature: Candidate should have a recent photo taken against a white background. The size of the photo should be 10 Kb to 100 Kb. And candidates should have a scanned copy of their signature. They have to remember that the signature should be consistent throughout the admission process else they will be subjected to rejection.

Documents Required for LPUNEST Application Form

The official authorities at LPU requires certain documents for verification purposes. The various documents that candidates require while applying for the LPUNEST 2021 exam are mentioned below:

  • Marksheet of Class 10th and 12th.
  • Valid Mobile Number and Email ID.
  • Payment options like Debit card/Credit card/Net banking/Demand Draft.
  • Scanned copy of the candidate's signature.
  • A recent passport size photograph against a white background.

LPUNEST 2021 Exam Pattern

LPU conducts the LPU NEST exam as an online exam. The exam pattern will depend on paper which will depend on the course the candidate has applied for. Applicants can understand the structure and design of the LPUNEST question paper by going through the exam pattern carefully. Here we have mentioned the exam pattern for B.Tech, MBA and Law exams. 

LPUNEST Exam Pattern for B.Tech

LPUNEST 2021 online proctored Exam for B. Tech consists of 95 MCQs which should be attempted within the time duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes or 90 minutes. Candidates will get less than a minute to attempt each question. So candidates have to use the time efficiently. LPU NEST 2021 exam will be conducted for a total of 270 marks. Marks distribution is as follows:

Exam Pattern for Online Proctored B.Tech Exam
Name Courses for Test Test Scheme No. of questions Marks (subject) MM Time
LPUNEST-2021 (B.Tech) Physics Physics, Chemistry, English, Maths or Physics, Chemistry, English,  Biology

Physics: 20 Questions (All MCQs)(4 marks each) 80 270 Marks 90 Minutes
Mathematics Mathematics: 20 Questions (All MCQs) (4 marks each) 80
Chemistry Chemistry: 20 Questions (All MCQs) (4 marks each) 80
Biology Biology: 20 Questions (All MCQs) (4 marks each) 80
English English: 15 Questions (All MCQs) (2 marks each) 30

LPUNEST Exam Pattern for LLM exam

LPUNEST LLM online proctored test will have 160 MCQs. The exam duration is 120 minutes (2 hours). The marks distribution for this paper is as follows:

Exam pattern for LLM Online proctored exam
Name Courses for Test Test Scheme No. of questions Marks (subject) MM Time
LPUNEST -2021 (LL.M) English All compulsory  English: 40 Questions (1 mark each) 40 160 Marks 120 Minutes
Constitutional Law Constitutional Law: 40 Questions (1 mark each) 40
Jurisprudence Jurisprudence: 40 Questions (1 mark each) 40
Other Law Subjects Other Law subjects: 40 Questions (1 mark each) 40

LPUNEST Exam Pattern MBA exam

LPUNEST MBA online proctored test will have 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). The time duration of the exam is 150 minutes. Each correct answer fetches +3 marks and there is no penalty for incorrect or unattempted responses. The marks distribution for this paper is as follows:

Name Subjects No of Questions Marks Time Duration


English 40 120 150 Minutes
General Awareness 20 60
General Aptitude 40 120

LPUNEST 2021 Syllabus

The LPUNEST is an exam which is conducted to offer admissions into various Undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Therefore, the LPUNEST 2021 Syllabus that a candidate should concentrate on depends on the course which he/she is applying for. Applicants are advised to go through the course syllabus carefully and cover all the mentioned topics during the preparation process. 

Syllabus for B.Tech: Topics are related to subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology, and English. Candidates must go through the class 10th and class 12th syllabus.

Previous Year Paper/Sample Paper: Candidates can refer to the previous year question papers to get a clear idea of the syllabus, exam pattern and marking scheme.

Other Courses: If you are applying for other courses then the syllabus will be related to the course which you are applying for. LPUNEST Syllabus will also depend on the qualifying or qualifying exam.

LPUNEST 2021 concentrates most on the students' strength in the 11th and 12th syllabus. It puts to test the subject understanding of the candidates on how well he/she understands the studied or given syllabus. Candidates can find the LPUNEST syllabus here.

LPUNEST 2021 Admit Card

LPU, the conducting authority of LPUNEST will release the admit card on the official website. LPUNEST admit card is crucial document which the candidate has to keep in his/her possession throughout the admission process. Candidates can download their admit card by entering their credentials. A copy of the LPUNEST 2021 Admit Card will be mailed to the candidate's mail ID provided during registration.

How to download LPUNEST Admit Card?

The official authorities at LPU releases admit card on the university website. Once the admit card is released, candidates can download them by following the steps given below.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of LPUNEST 2021.
  • Step 2: Click on the “LPUNEST” icon.
  • Step 3: Login using your credentials which are User Id and Password.
  • Step 4: Click on submit. LPUNEST 2021 admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Step 5: Download and take a printout of the Admit Card in the A4 size sheet.

Details on the LPUNEST admit card

Details mentioned on the LPUNEST admit card are very important. Applicants should carefully go through the details mentioned on the LPUNEST admit card. Candidates can find the below mentioned details on the LPUNEST 2021 admit card.

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Roll number
  • Date of Birth
  • Candidate's photograph
  • Test centre address
  • Exam date and Slot time
  • Course Name
  • Exam instructions

LPUNEST 2021 Exam Centres

Exam Centres are spread across 200 cities with nearly 140 exam centres. The exam centre can be selected by the candidates at the time of filling the LPUNEST application form. Candidate can choose the centre which is comfortable and convenient. LPU NEST 2021 can be attended either in English or Hindi.

The candidates are advised to read the article on LPUNEST Exam Centres before filling the application form. This will be beneficial for them in spotting the centre closest to their location.

Note:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lovely Professional University is offering candidates to appear for LPUNEST 2021 using remotely proctored online exams by staying at home. The exam can be attempted if the candidate has a laptop or an Android-based smart mobile phone with proper good internet connectivity of 1 Mbps.

LPUNEST 2021 Results

The results will be declared within 4 days after the exam is taken by the candidate on the official university portal. LPUNEST 2021 Result will be announced on the Lovely Professional University official website in the PDF format. Candidates can take a printout for future reference. 4 days after the exam is conducted, candidates can check the LPU results as mentioned in the steps below.

How to check LPUNEST 2021 Results?

The LPUNEST result is announced on the official website by the organizing team of LPUNEST. Applicants can check the results by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of LPUNEST 2021 and click on the 'View Results' icon.
  • Step 2: Enter your valid credentials, which are the LPUNEST 2021 application form number. Click on the ‘View Result’ tab.
  • Step 3: Click on the submit button and you can view your LPUNEST 2021 result.
  • Step 4: Take a printout of the LPUNEST 2021 result for future reference.

Details mentioned on LPUNEST 2021 Scorecard

Applicants should carefully check the details mentioned on the LPUNEST scorecard. The scorecard of LPUNEST contains the following information.

  • Candidate’s name
  • Roll number
  • Category
  • Course name
  • Composite score
  • Sectional score
  • Percentile
  • Overall Marks obtained

LPUNEST 2021 Cutoff

LPUNEST Cut Off 2020 is the minimum score that the candidate must score to be eligible for admission to Lovely Professional University National Entrance and Scholarship Test.

The LPUNEST Cut Off 2020 marks for B.Tech courses can be judged based on the previous year cutoffs. Candidates will also be with the scholarships who score more than or equal to the cutoff marks.

Factors Determining LPUNEST Cut Off 2021 

The following factors are considered while evaluating the LPUNEST Cut Off:

  • The minimum marks are set by the University and are based on a number of factors.
  • The number of candidates, number of vacant seats, average performance in the entrance test, and last year’s cut off. 
  • After the cut-off is declared, a Merit List will be prepared on the basis of the candidates’ score in the entrance test.

LPUNEST 2020 Cut Off Jalandhar (Expected)

The table below represents the LPUNEST Cut Off 2020 for NATA, JEE is tabulated below:

LPUNEST Cut Off 2020
Exam Percentile (%)
NATA NATA Qualified [As per 2020]
JEE (Main) Paper-II Architecture 80 percentile

LPUNEST Cut Off 2019 Jalandhar 

Candidates can check the cutoff percentile for CAT score. 

LPUNEST Cut Off 2019
Section LPUNEST 2019 Cut Off (Percentile)
VRC 40%
DILR 40%
QA 40%
Total 70%

LPUNEST Cut Off 2018 Jalandhar 

Candidates will get the idea of the cutoff percentile for CAT score. 

LPUNEST 2018 Cut Off
Section LPUNEST 2018 Cut Off (Percentile)
VRC 40%
DILR 40%
QA 40%
Total 70%

LPUNEST 2021 Counselling

The counselling and admission process of Lovely Professional University (LPU) will be conducted in online mode only for the year 2021. Based on the LPUNEST 2021 merit list, the candidates will be called for the LPUNEST 2021 Counselling Process. Allotment of the seats is based on the candidate’s ranking in the LPUNEST 2021 exam, preferences, and availability of the seats.

Documents Required during LPUNEST 2021 Counselling

Candidates are required to bring the following documents at the time of the LPUNEST 2021 counselling process.

  • 10th Marksheet
  • 12th Marksheet and Pass Certificate
  • LPUNET 2021 Admit Card
  • LPUNEST 2021 Scorecard
  • Any Photo identity or Government ID proof such as Aadhar, Pan Card, Driving License, Passport etc.
  • Caste Certificate (If any)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Category Certificate
  • Character Certificate
  • Passport size photograph

LPUNEST 2021 Reference Books

Candidates aspiring to take admission in the Lovely Professional University (LPU) must learn and practice questions from good reference books. Since there are many courses under LPUNEST, each course has its own syllabus and reference books. The list of reference books for candidates preparing for LPUNEST 2021 is given below.

  • NCERT Textbook for Class 11th and 12th (PCMB)
  • Concepts of Physics(Volume 1 and 2) by HC Verma
  • RD Sharma's Mathematics Class 11th and 12
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee
  • Universal’s CLAT Guide
  • Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj
  • NIFT, NID & IIFT Entrance Exam Guide By D Mittal
  • General Aptitude: Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning
  • General Aptitude Theory and Practice by Anand Kumar and Ajay Kumar
  • How To Prepare For CAT by Arun Sharma (All 3 Books - VARC/DILR/QA)

LPUNEST Preparation Tips

To prepare well for the exam and to score good marks, candidates must have a well-planned schedule. Candidates can refer to the preparation strategies to be followed before the exam. Some of these are listed below.

  • Make a proper schedule
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of the exam syllabus and pattern.
  • Solve previous years question papers to know the pattern of question papers.
  • Attempt mock tests to manage time effectively.
  • Make short notes for the important topics.
  • Do a quick revision before the exam and study at least 8-10 hours per day.

Contact Details

For the LPUNEST 2021 exam and admission related queries, candidates can contact the below-given address and phone number.

Official Website: www.nest.lpu.in

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

Contact: +911824517000, +911824404404

Email: [email protected] (Admissions), [email protected] (International Admissions)

Frequently Asked Questions

LPUNEST offer courses from various streams such as Engineering, Management, Law, Design, Agriculture, Hotel Management, Pharmacy, Medical, and much more.

The application fee for LPUNEST kit and the application form is as follows:

Cost of Application Form and Soft Copy of LPUNEST Kit

  • For Boys - INR 800
  • For Girls - INR 500

Cost of Application Form and Printed LPUNEST Kit

  • For Boys - INR 1000
  • For Girls - INR 700

If you forget your login password, you can click on forgot password link on the official website and enter your registered email id to retrieve back your password.

The candidates must have passed 10+2 examination with Physics, Mathematics, and English as a mandatory subject with a minimum of 60% marks from a recognized board of education.

The registration for LPUNEST 2020 started from June 2, 2020, and the last date to submit the filled Application Form is extended until July 15, 2020, for June and July schedule Phase II Exam.

The LPUNEST 2020 consist of topics from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Biology, and English which will be of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ's)

The cut-off will be calculated based on the Number of Candidates, Number of Vacant Seats, Average Performance LPUNEST, and Last year’s cut off.

The counselling for LPUNEST 2020 will be conducted online. At the first stage, the candidate documents will be verified and then the preferred seats will be allotted based on the marks secured in qualifying examination based on category.

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Discussion Forum


Does the University offer a Biotechnology course?

Asked By: Anonymous 21 Feb 2017


Yes, the university offers a Biotechnology course.

Answer By: Getmyuni

21 Feb 2017


Does the university offer an MBA course?

Asked By: Anonymous 22 Oct 2017


Hello Rishi,

No, the University does not provide MBA Course. To know about the other LPUNEST Courses, Click Here.



Answer By: Getmyuni

04 May 2018


Will LPU offers aeronautical engineering?

Asked By: Anonymous 24 Apr 2018



 LPU will not offer Aeronautical Engineering. To know all the courses offered by LPU click here.

Answer By: Getmyuni

04 May 2018



Hi Beauty,

Yes, you can get admission in CSE IN LPU with this rank in LPU NEST, but it depends on overall performance of the students that in which round they will call you for LPU NEST counselling.

Good Luck!

Answer By: Getmyuni

10 May 2018



Hi Samiksha,

You have to score minimum 60% to get admission. There is no use of LPU NEST marks if your percentage is below 60. To check whether you are eligible for this exam, you can read about LPU NEST eligibility criteria.

Good Luck!

Answer By: Getmyuni

10 May 2018

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