LPUNEST stands for Lovely Professional University National Eligibility and Scholarship Test. This test is conducted by the university for admission to different courses and it is also conducted for admission of students to the Bachelor of Technology course offered by the university. The great thing about this exam is that it can bring two fold advantages to the students as it acts as both eligibility and scholarship test.
About the test:
LPUNEST 2016 is planned to be held for class 12 students and during the last year admissions, more than 3 lakh students participated in the test. It is stated to be the Largest Private Entrance Test in India and it is the 5th largest entrance test followed by JEE, AIPMT, GATE and EAMCET. For the year 2016, the test will be conducted only online as per the schedule given below:
Eligibility to apply:
Only Indian nationals are eligible to apply and applicants must have either completed or should be appearing for the higher secondary examination in the year 2016. To apply to the B. Tech course, candidates must fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- They must score 70% aggregate marks in 10+2 or its equivalent with English, mathematics and physics. In the case of candidates applying for Biotechnology branch of B. Tech course or Food processing engineering branch, the subject in higher secondary considered are biology, chemistry or biotechnology, apart from mathematics, physics and English.
- Otherwise, candidates must secure at least 60% of marks in higher secondary and admission will be subject to LPUNEST score or JEE score.
- In the case of candidates applying for B. Tech hons., the mark requirement is 80% and 60% respectively in the above-mentioned two cases.
With a view to make quality education affordable to youth of the nation, the university awards extensive scholarship to an amount of Rs.5 lakh per student.
Test dates: The test will be conducted in three phases and the online slot management system will be available for the applicants to choose from the 1st of March 2016. In the case of candidates applying for the first phase, the test dates will be between 20th April and 30th May 2016, while for second phase applicants, it will be between 1st June and 30th June 2016. For those applying to the third phase, the dates will be between 1st and 25th July 2016.
Last date to apply: Phase I has two schedules and the last date to apply for the first schedule is 28th of Feb 2016 and for the second is 30th of May 2016. For Phase II and Phase III, the last dates to apply are 30th June and 25th July respectively.
Last date for admission with scholarship on the basis of the test score: For Phase I it is 15th of June 2016 and for second and third phases, it is 30th June and 25th July respectively.
Results: The results will be available on the website of the university the day after the test taken by the candidate. The result of scholarship will be on or before the 10th of June 2016, 10th of July 2016 and 4th of August 2016 respectively for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd phase applicants.