LPU NEST 2021: Application Form, Exam date, Syllabus, Admission

LPU NEST 2021 Entrance Exam

LPU NEST 2021:  LPU extends to the Lovely Professional University. It is a private university located at Phagwara, Punjab , India. The campus extends to a huge area covering 6oo acres. It supports more than 10,ooo students on campus infrastructure.

This university was established under the Lovely International Trust during 2005.It started its operations during 2006.


The LPU National Entrance and scholarship test facilitates admission to various Bachelors and Masters degree programme in several fields. It is a national level examination. It is held twice a year. Once during the month of January and another one during April. However it is the sole decision of the candidate how many times he/she wants to write the exam. The best result among the two schedules will be considered during admission process.

Exam related important dates: LPU NEST 2021 :

EventsTentative Dates
Schedule ISchedule II
Availability of online application formSeptember 2020, 2nd weekJanuary 2021, 2nd week
Last date to submit the application formJanuary 2021, 2nd weekMarch 2021, last week
Commencement of slot bookingDecember 2020, 1st weekMarch 2021, 1st week
Admit card issue dateUpon successful slot booking
Date of entrance testJanuary 2021, 2nd weekApril 2021, 2nd week
Result declarationJanuary 2021, last weekApril 2021, last week
Beginning of counseling processApril 2021, last weekApril 2021, last week


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Courses offered through LPU NEST:

UG courses:

  • BBA in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of technology.
  • BA LLB.
  • BA(Hons.)
  • B Pharma.
  • B Design.B Architecture.

Post Graduate courses:

  • MBA.
  • M Tech.
  • M Pharma.
  • MSc. in computer science.

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Application form:NEST 2021

  • The application form is released online.
  • The official website for filling application form is www.nest.lpu.in
  • Candidates can visit the official site and select the ‘Apply now’ button.
  • This will lead to their registration and create their log in credentials.
  • Rest of the information ( both personal and academic) will be required for completing the application form.
  • Photographs and thumb prints of required size should be used.
  • After filling all details, candidates will have to pay the fees.
  • For boys it is Rs 700 whereas for girls it is Rs 400.
  • However it may vary as per the courses applied as well.

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Who is eligible to take the exam?

  • He/she must have completed 12th boards examination from a recognized school.
  • He/she should secure an aggregate of 60% in english,physics,chemistry and maths/biology in the 10+2 examination.
  • For BBA in Information technology, the requirement is 50% aggregate.
  • For B.Arch , 60% in 3-year Diploma (any stream) is  with valid NATA score is also accepted.

LPU NEST – Exam pattern :

  • Mode of exam is online.
  • The language used in paper is English.
  • There is no negative marking.
  • Question type is objective.
  • Each PCM or biology questions carry 4 marks.
  • The English questions carry 2 marks each.
  • Subject-wise question distribution:

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For B.Tech:

TopicsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Physics30120150 minutes
Mathematics/ Biology30120


For MBA:

TopicsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English40120150 minutes
General Awareness2060
General Aptitude40120


For M.Tech:

TopicsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English303090 minutes
Subject-specific questions4060


Admit card – LPU NEST 2021 :

  • After the registration process is done, candidates have to do the slot booking.
  • Also they can choose exam center as per their conveniences.
  • Depending on the slot booked, admit card will be released.
  • A print out of the admit card is an essential requisite during the day of exam,
  • Also admit card should be kept safely until the entire admission process is done.
  • In case anything wrong fond in personal/academic details, candidates must immediately report to the examination authority.

LPU NEST 2021 – Result:

  • The results of LPU NEST 2021 will be released during last week of January and April for 1st slot and 2nd slot respectively.
  • A merit list will also be published alongside the obtained marks.
  • Students can log in with their personal credentials to download the score card.
  • Based on the scores, students are called for counseling.


Frequently asked questions (FAQs) :

Q 1.What subjects are compulsory for a student to pursue B.Tech(biotechnology/food technology)?

Ans.- A student have to take physics, chemistry , math’s/biology and english for pursuing B.Tech in biotechnology or food technology.

Q 2. Does students get scholarship after the LPU NEST exam?

Ans.- Yes, scholarships are given to candidates based on their score and rank.

Q 3. How can I select test slot as per my choice?

Ans.- During filling up of application form itself, students will have to select the test slot and test center .

Q 4. What is the procedure for fee deposition after seats are allocated?

Ans.- A student can either pay the fees in online mode or by directly visiting the college campus itself.

Q 5. How many times the LPU NEST is conducted?

Ans.- Every year the LPU NEST is conducted twice (once in January and second time in April).

Q 6. Can we go for re-evaluation of paper?

Ans.- No, it is not possible to do so as it is a computer based examination.

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