Lovely Professional University (LPU) conducts the LPU National Entrance and Scholarship Test (LPU NEST) for admission in various courses offered by the University. From 2019 onwards, LPU NEST remains not only a scholarship and entrance test of LPU. An applicant who clear this test and joins any of the IITs / NITs, can also get a study grant of up to 2 lakhs to pursue higher studies at the IITs/NITs.

Total grant value that LPU has launched is of Rs 7.7 crores for students who join IITs / NITs after clearing LPU NEST 2019. There are total 23 IITs across the country and 10 students entering each of these IITs, after cracking LPU NEST, can obtain a study grant of Rs 2 lakhs each.


Moreover, each of the 10 students taking affirmation at any of the 31 NITs can avail scholarship of Rs 1 lakh. As such, 540 students can get a study grant up to 2 lakhs each.

This is a very unique opportunity for the students who have a dream of studying at the top institutions of the country. Shedding light on this scholarship test, Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal stated:

LPU was started as a social enterprise, and presently it has also provided scholarship up to 300 crores to 20 thousand students who joined LPU. This year, we thought we could further support students to join several top institutes like IITs / NITs. So, LPU has introduced study grant, and we really hope that students will be able to get benefit from this.

Every year more than 1 lakh 50 thousand students fill the LPUNEST 2019 Application Form to stand a chance of getting scholarships offered by the University. The entrance exam is an online test conducted in 200+ centres across the country and in 50+ countries. This year, in 2019, this test is being conducted in two schedules – January 21 to February 05, 2019 and then from April 5 to 30, 2019.

After Schedule I, if an applicant wants to improve the result, he/she may also appear for the second time under Schedule II. The better score will be considered for the final calculation of the cut-offs/ ranks.

The pattern for the question paper in the LPU NEST is 30 questions on Physics, Chemistry and Maths/Biology and 20 questions based on English syllabus. There is no negative marking in this exam and each correct answer fetches 4 marks.

The syllabus for this test is similar to that of the 10+2 class. The result if LPU NEST 2019 schedule I is out. However, the application forms to apply for the schedule II exam is now going on. The last date to apply for LPU NEST 2019 schedule II is March 31, 2019.

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