Every year thousands of students appear in the LPU entrance test ‘LPU NEST’ for admissions to various programs of Lovely Professional University (LPU). This test used to be conducted online in the month of April in various test centres situated across the country. This year, because of the COVID 19, this test was postponed to the month of May. Now, instead of conducting it in the test centres, students are allowed to appear for this test from their home.
LPUNEST is being organized as ‘Remotely Proctored Online Examination’ this year. This unique initiative will help students to appear for the exam without any fear. Also, to ensure that candidates appearing for the test may not use any of the wrong means during the test. The test will be conducted under constant observation via artificial intelligence tools and live monitoring by the remotely supervising proctors. Any suspected activities from any student will lead to the immediate termination of the exam. The AI tools can easily detect any movement of face or eyeballs and record the same automatically. The constant vigilance of proctor through the live feed is also enabled to deter any suspicious activity of the candidate.
Aspiring students would need a reliable laptop/computer to appear for the test with basic configurations like Core 2 Duo with minimum 1 GB RAM and Windows 7 or above operating system. The remote proctoring module also requires a proper internet connection of minimum 1 Mbps; working web camera; and, mike available/ attached with laptop/ desktop.
Appearing students should also ensure proper lighting in the room so that the pictures captured during the exam are not blurred. Before the commencement of the exam, LPU Counsellor will make calls to students to make them accustomed to the process to appear in the test. Students will receive login information prior to the exam. For detailed information, regarding exam procedure, infrastructure requirements, and things to observe during the exam, students are required to refer to the instruction manual in the email they will receive before the exam.
This year, LPU has also announced INR 20 crores COVID 19 scholarship for the wards of the COVID 19 Frontline Warriors. LPUNEST is mandatory for admission to B.Tech and PG Agriculture programs of the university. For other programs, marks in the qualifying exam will only be considered, and students need not appear for the LPUNEST exam. Students can also avail scholarship based on marks in 12th class; or, in case students do not have 12th score then based on the 10th score. A student may appear for the LPUNEST exam to improve upon the scholarship later on.
In fact, thousands of students from across India & abroad seek admission at LPU through the ‘LPUNEST’-National Entrance & Scholarship Test. It is primarily due to LPU being valued as one of the best universities not only in Asia but in other continents also. PM Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to a private university in India, MHRD NIRF Ranking, ICAR Accreditation, coveted placements of students with multiple MNC’s like Microsoft, Google, and a number of worldwide collaboration with multiple industries have also increased the popularity of LPU among myriads of aspirants.