What is LPUNEST?

Lovely Professional University National Eligibility and Scholarship Test (LPUNEST) is conducted by Lovely Professional University (LPU) every year. It is a university level examination that held once in a year for admission of candidates to various courses available at the university. Some of the major courses offered by Lovely Professional University include Engineering, Law, Agriculture, Design, Hotel Management and MBA.

The university conducts LPUNEST online for each of these courses separately. This test will have a two-fold advantage as it will act as the Entrance Test as well as Scholarship Test. The application form of LPUNEST 2021 for Phase and Phase II releases in online mode. After applying for the exam, candidates are required to book slots only after admit cards will be issued by the conducting body. The conducting body will send the link to download the LPUNEST 2021 admit card to candidates’ registered email ID.

LPUNEST 2021 Eligibility Criteria

For admission to BTech Programmes at Lovely Professional University, candidates need to fulfil the following Eligibility Criteria.

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Only Indian Nationals are eligible to apply for LPUNEST (BTech)

Qualifying Examination

Applicants appearing for LPUNEST (BTech) should have either completed or shall be appearing in 2021, in final examination of 10+2 from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE, New Delhi) or The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE, New Delhi) or State Board or any other Council, Institution, college etc. The board must be recognized by Council of Boards of School Education (COBSE), New Delhi or any other concerned apex body.

Eligibility Criteria in the Qualifying Examination:

  • Candidates must have passed the exam with 60%* aggregate marks in 10+2 or equivalent (with Physics, Mathematics and English) subject to qualifying 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.

Note: In case the applicant falls in both categories, then only one relaxation will be given.

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For B.Tech. Biotechnology (BT), B.Tech. (Food Technology), B.Tech. (Biomedical Engineering) 

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

For B.Tech. Chemical Engineering (CHE) and  B.Tech. (Petroleum Engineering)

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

LPUNEST 2021 Important Dates

Check LPUNEST 2021 dates for April session below.

ParticularsDates (Schedule II)Dates (Schedule III)
Online Registration Starts on01-Apr-202108-May-2021
Last Date of submission of Application for LPUNEST30-Apr-202131-May-2021
Slot booking for online examination (for eligibility and scholarship)10-Apr-202108-May-2021 onwards
Date of Examination #01-May-2021 onwards20-May-2021 to 03-Jun-2021
Display of LPUNEST Result (for eligibility and scholarship)15-May-202106-Jun-2021
Online Counselling and Seat Allocation15-May-2021 onwards06-Jun-2021 onwards

Rounds and Dates of Online Counselling and Seat Allocation (Schedule II)

Rounds of CounsellingFilling of Online PreferenceResult of AllotmentDate of Admission (subject to availability of seats) (scholarship subject to prevalence of scholarship scheme)
Round I15-May-2021 to 18-May-202120-May-202120-May-2021 to 24-May-2021
Round II20-May-2021 to 24-May-202126-May-202126-May-2021 to 31-May-2021

Rounds and Dates of Online Counselling and Seat Allocation (Schedule III)

Rounds of Counselling

Filling of Online Preference

Result of Allotment

Date of Admission (subject to availability of seats) (scholarship subject to prevalence of scholarship scheme)

Round I

06-Jun-2021 to 09-Jun-2021


10-Jun-2021 to 15-Jun-2021

Round II

10-Jun-2021 to 15-Jun-2021


16-Jun-2021 to 20-Jun-2021


  • Subsequent Rounds after Round-I (as mentioned above) will be conducted, only if seats remain vacant.
  • Seats falling vacant after the above-mentioned rounds will be filled on a first come first serve basis, subject to satisfying eligibility criteria as mentioned in Prospectus-2021.
  • Applicants are strongly advised not to wait for the last dates as mentioned above and apply as well as book and appear for the exam at the earliest to avoid last month rush.
  • This is the tentative schedule; any of the date(s) and other details as mentioned above is subject to change at the discretion of the University.
  • No separate intimation or announcement to any applicant(s) will be given.
  • In Schedule – I, the option of Online Remotely Proctored LPUNEST exam is available to the applicants where lockdown is announced in the test cities by the respective state governments.
  • In Schedule – II, the only option is an Online Remotely Proctored LPUNEST exam is available to the applicants. There will be no option of a test centre based exam in this schedule.

# Candidates can select any suitable date and time, as per their convenience.
* It is advised not to wait for the last moment as you may not get the desired time and date for the exam.

LPUNEST 2021 Exam Day Guidelines

Here’s what you need to remember on exam day.

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What to Carry on Exam Day?

Though the LPUNEST exam is held online, candidates are advised to carry a pencil and a sheet of paper for rough work. Besides knowing the things that should be carried inside the exam hall, it is also important to know what must not be carried to the test centre. Candidates are not allowed to carry any text material, log table, calculator, electronic watches, mobile phones etc. to the exam centre.

Documents Required for LPUNEST exam

  1.   A printout of the LPUNEST Admit card.
  2.     The original, as well as a scanned copy of the identity proof.
  3.     A scanned copy of the LPU NEST application form.