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Your Guide To the LPU NEST

Lovely Professional University, every year, conducts an entrance test called the National Entrance and Scholarship Test (LPU NEST), to offer admission to students who are interested in the university’s Engineering and B. Tech. programmes. Each year, the LPU NEST sees more than three lakh applicants registering for the exam. In fact, according to most sources, this exam is one of the biggest private entrance tests that are conducted in India.

The LPU NEST will be held from 10th to 30th April, 2017 across 110 test centers spread all over India. Students have the option to choose their center of choice while they fill out their application forms.

The Eligibility Criteria

Being the biggest private entrance test in India, the LPU NEST obviously has stringent eligibility criteria. Only Indian Nationals may apply for the test; and to apply for the test, an applicant must either have completed or should be appearing in 2017 for the final examinations of their 10 + 2. This must be either under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE, New Delhi), or The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE, New Delhi), or from a State Board, Council, Institution, College, etc. that is recognized by the Council of Boards of School Education (COBSE), New Delhi.

Other eligibility criteria include a minimum of 60{0d94de9552dea75c7212c1618f5a5052d5aa1b75dca4a57c0d3142ab26f3868a} aggregate marks in 10+2 or equivalent from a science stream (admission will be subject to the LPU NEST score)

The LPU NEST Syllabus for 2017

Preparing for any examination requires one to be familiar with what is going to be covered in the exam. The LPU NEST syllabus includes all topics from the Classes XI and XII curriculum in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology. The basics of the LPU NEST syllabus are:

  • LPU NEST Syllabus for Chemistry – Atomic Structure, States of Matter & Thermo dynamics; Solutions, Chemical Kinetics & Surface Chemistry; Hydrogen & s – Block Elements; p, d & f block Elements and Environmental Chemistry; Basic Concepts of Organic Chemistry; Oxygen, Nitrogen, Polymers & Bio molecules
  • LPU NEST Syllabus for Physics – Motion; Kinematics, Gravitation & Oscillations, Thermal Physics; Electricity & Magnetism; Atomic Structure & Optics; Electrical & Electronics
  • LPU NEST Syllabus for Mathematics – Algebra, Matrices, Vectors & Reasoning, Permutation-Combinations & Binomial Theorem; Limit, Integration & Differentiation; Geometry, Probability & Trigonometry
  • LPU NEST Syllabus for Biology – Diversity & Structural Organization, Plant Physiology, Human Physiology, Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Biology, Biotechnology and Human Welfare, Ecology and environment

LPU NEST Application

Applications for the LPU NEST can be done online at the official Lovely Professional University website. Here’s what you have to do:

Step 1: Enter Your Details

  • Registration

You will need to fill up all your personal details in the application form and provide a valid email ID. These details, once entered, cannot be altered, so make sure that you have entered all the correct details before you submit.

After this, you will receive a message on your mail and your registered mobile number. This message will contain your confirmation, application ID, and your password, which you need to note down and keep safe.

  • After Registration

If you need to check your details or your application status, you can use your application number and your password to login at any time.

Step 2: The Payment Options

Applicants can either pay the application fee online, or they can pay via Demand Draft (with “Application for LPU NEST 2017, your name, and mobile number written behind the demand draft). The demand draft has to be made out in the favor of Lovely Professional University Payable at Jalandhar.

The demand draft will have to be sent to the university, along with a printout of the application form, and a recent photograph of the applicant.

Make sure you keep a copy of the demand draft and the application form with you as well.

Step 3: Exam Registration

After the payment has been made, the applicant will need to fill out a registration form for the exam. Provide all the relevant details carefully before moving on to the next step. Remember, the test city you select cannot be changed later.

Step 4: Slot Booking

There are two options here. One is that the applicant books a slot by themselves. This feature will be active from March 1st, 2017. You will have to make the booking at least 3 days before the desired date.

The other option is to let the university allot you an exam date, as per availability.

The LPU NEST is not the easiest to attempt, and getting admission to the university is reserved for the meritorious. Make sure you are well prepared and that you follow instructions correctly.