LPU NEST 2023: Application Form, Slot Booking, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern

LPU NEST 2023 is an eligibility-cum-scholarship test conducted by the Lovely Professional University to shortlist candidates for admission into different programmes. Candidates can apply for admissions into programmes relating to the field of engineering, law, management, pharmacy, etc depending on their eligibility. Application forms will be released in both online and offline mode.

The exams will be conducted in two schedules and the candidates can apply for one or both as per their interest. Check this post for complete details about the LPU NEST 2023.

LPU NEST 2023 Overview

  • Only those fulfilling the eligibility criteria should proceed with the application submission.
  • Candidates are suggested to preserve the admit card till the complete process of admission is over.
  • A photograph of the applicant will be clicked at the test centre for verification purpose.
  • Those who fail to get their documents and eligibility verified will be denied admissions.
  • International candidates are also offered enrolment into the university as p[er the prescribed admission rules.

LPU NEST 2023 Important Dates

The table presents the important dates related to LPU NEST 2023:

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Major Activities Expected Dates
Schedule I Schedule II
Online application release date 2nd week of September 2022 2nd week of January 2023
Slot booking commences from 1st week of December 2022 1st week of March 2023
Last date to submit the form 2nd week of January 2023 Last week of March 2023
Availability of admit card After slot booking After slot booking
Entrance test date 2nd week of January 2023 2nd week of April 2023
Announcement of result Last week of January 2023 Last week of April 2023
Starting of counseling process Last week of April 2023 Last week of April 2023

LPU NEST 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Course-wise eligibility criteria for LPU NEST 2023 are provided below:

Engineering/ Technology

  • B.Tech: A pass in class 12th exam with Physics, Mathematics and English and 60% marks in aggregate is required.
  • M.Tech: Candidates with B.Tech in relevant stream are eligible for M.Tech degree programme.


  • B.Arch: Those with a pass in class 12th exam with minimum 60% marks in aggregate and in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are eligible. English is also compulsory at 10+2 level. Candidates with diploma scoring 60% marks can also apply.
  • M.Arch: Applicants should have done B.Arch with not less than 50% marks in aggregate.


  • B.Pharma: A pass in 12th exam with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Mathematics scoring minimum aggregate marks of 60% is required.
  • M.Pharma: The candidates need to hold a B.Pharma degree to be eligible.

Design (in Fashion)

  • B.Design: Applicants need to clear class 12th exam with minimum 60% aggregate marks and English as a compulsory subject.
  • M.Design: Pass with 50% aggregate marks in B.Sc (Fashion) or B.Design (Fashion) or B.Tech (Fashion) is required.


  • B.Com: Candidates who have passed 10+2 with minimum 50% aggregate marks and English as a subject are eligible.
  • M.Com: A bachelor’s degree in the field of Commerce/ Management/ Economics/ Accounts scoring not less than 50% marks is required.

Business Administration

  • BBA: Candidates need to clear 10+2 with minimum 50% aggregate marks and English as a subject.
  • MBA: A bachelor’s degree in any steam wit not less than 55% marks is required.

Computer Application

  • BCA: The applicants who have passed 10+2 with minimum 50% aggregate marks and English as a subject can apply.
  • MCA: A pass in BCA or B.Sc (Computer Science/ Information Technology) or any 3-year graduation with Computer Science as a subject or with Mathematics/ Statistics/ Business Maths/ Business Statistics or QT at graduation or 10+2 level with at least 60% aggregate marks is required.


  • LLB: A graduation degree in any stream with at least 50% marks in aggregate is necessary.
  • LLM: LLB candidates who have scored a minimum aggregate of 50% marks can apply.

LPU NEST 2023 Application Form

The university will release the application form for LPU NEST 2023 on the official website www.nest.lpu.in. Offline applications can be purchased from University Campus or any other prescribed place by paying cash.

  • Candidates need to enter details like name, gender, category, class 12th marks, passing year, etc into the application form.
  • Copies of candidates’ photograph and signature also should be uploaded/ affixed on the application form.
  • After providing all the information in the form, the candidates can submit the application. Offline applications should be sent to the university.
  • Before submission, the candidates must make sure that all the information provided in the application form is true and correct.
  • The applicants are advised to keep a copy of the filled-in application form safe with them for future correspondence.

Application fee:

  • To complete the process of application, the candidates also need to pay a prescribed amount of application fee.
  • The cost of the application form will be Rs. 800/- for boys and Rs. 500/- for girls.
  • Payment of fee can be done using credit card/ debit card/ net banking or via cash.

LPU NEST 2023 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for LPU NEST 2023 is provided below:

  • Mode of exam: Online
  • Medium of test: English
  • Type of questions: Objective type
  • Negative marking: Not applicable

For B.Tech:

Topics No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Mathematics/ Biology 30 120 2:30 hours
Physics 30 120
Chemistry 30 120
English 30 60
Total 120 420

For M.Tech:

Topics No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English 30 30 1:30 hours
Subject-related questions 40 60
Total 70 90

For MBA:

Topics No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
General Awareness 20 60 2:30 hours
General Aptitude 40 120
English 40 120
Total 100 300

Slot Booking & Admit Card

  • Successfully registered candidates need to book their slots for appearing in the exam.
  • After the slot booking, the admit cards will be generated for the candidates.
  • The admit card for the entrance test will be made available on the official website of the university.
  • No admit card will be sent to the candidates through post and courier.
  • Candidates should download their admit card and take a printout to be carried to the exam center.
  • Any candidate without a valid admit card and an identity proof will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1: Like application, will admit card be also available offline?

Answer: No. The admit card will only be released online on the official website of the university after slot booking.

Question 2: What is the criterion for granting scholarship?

Answer: Scholarships will be granted to the top scorer of LPU NEST given that they procure admission into institutions like LPU/ IITs/ NITs/ NLUs/ IHMs/ NIDs/ IIITDM/ NIFTs.

Question 3: Is it possible to get a refund on the application fee?

Answer: No. the application fee once submitted will not be refunded under any condition.

LPU NEST 2023 Result

  • The result of LPU NEST 2023 entrance exam will be declared online and can be checked from the official website.
  • Result of the schedule I exam will be published in the month of January 2023 and of schedule II in April 2023.
  • After the result announcement, a merit list of the candidates will be prepared by the authorities. This list will be prepared on the basis of the marks in the entrance exam.
  • Further process of counseling and admission will be held according to the names in the merit list.

LPU NEST 2023 Counseling

  • Details about the counseling process will be intimated to the candidates from the website of the university.
  • Candidates reporting for counseling should carry their original documents for verification.
  • The candidates will be allowed to provide their choice for course specialization at the time of counseling.
  • Seats will be allotted to the candidates after successful document verification as per their choice and merit.
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