LPUNEST Design 2020 Exam Pattern and Syllabus: Details, Important Topics & Best Books

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaPublished On: October 28, 2020 | LPUNEST

LPUNEST is conducted annually for admission to B.Des and B.Sc (Design). Check the exam pattern and syllabus of LPUNEST (Design) in order to start with the preparation and ace the exam.

LPUNEST Design 2020 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

LPU or the Lovely Professional University conducts LPUNEST (Lovely Professional University National Entrance and Scholarship Test) every year multiple times to enrol students to the design courses. LPUNEST Design is an entrance exam for the admission of students to the design degrees that are B.Des for four years and B.Sc (Design) for three years. LPUNEST Design 2020 is conducted for 150 minutes. Before enrolling for design courses of LPU an individual must ensure that he/she fulfils the minimum eligibility requirements of the desired course as without it a candidate would not be considered as valid for the respective course.

LPUNEST Design 2020 exam covers questions from different subjects such as Design Thinking, General Awareness and Communication Ability. Students are advised to go through the exam pattern, syllabus and best books mentioned ahead for preparation of LPUNEST Design.

LPUNEST Design 2020 Highlights

Check out the key features of LPUNEST Design that an individual must be aware of before indulging in the preparation of the entrance exam.

Name of the Exam


Full Name of the Exam

Lovely Professional University National Entrance and Scholarship Test for Design

Conducting Body

Lovely Professional University

Level of Exam

University Level

Degrees Offered

B.Des and B.Sc (Design)

Mode of Exam




Frequency of the Exam

Twice a year

Eligibility Criteria

Ought to be an Indian national

Qualified class 12th with English from a recognised educational board

Minimum aggregate marks are 60% in the qualifying exam

Relaxation is granted to reserved categories

Application Process

Online, Semi-Online and Offline Mode

LPUNEST Design 2020 Exam Pattern

Being aware of the exam pattern of the LPUNEST Design provides a candidate with an upper hand in the exam. It not only provides the applicant with an opportunity to understand the structure of the question paper but also gives them an idea of the kind of questions that might pop up in the exam. Go through the overview of LPUNEST Design 2020 exam pattern mentioned below in order to stay ahead in the race.

Mode of Exam


Total Duration of Exam

150 Minutes (2 Hours 30 Minutes)

Total Questions

100 Questions

Total Marks

200 Marks


Design Thinking, General Awareness and Communication Ability

Type of Questions

MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)

Marks Per Question

+2 for every correct answer

Marking Scheme

No negative marking

LPUNEST Design 2020: Subject-Wise Marks Distribution

Check the tabulated data below to capture the subject-wise marks distribution for LPUNEST Design. Candidates should keep the mentioned weightage in mind before starting the preparation for the exam.


Total Questions

Marks Per Question

Total Marks

Design Thinking

50 Questions

2 Marks

100 Marks

General Awareness

25 Questions

2 Marks

50 Marks

Communication Ability

25 Questions

2 Marks

50 Marks

Grand Total

100 Questions

200 Marks

LPUNEST Design 2020 Syllabus

Before starting with the preparation for the final exam of LPUNEST Design, it is essential to ensure that a candidate covers the subject-wise syllabus of the design entrance exam of LPU. Check out the subject wise important topics one needs to study while preparing for LPUNEST Design 2020.

For Design Thinking

Visualization and Spatial Ability:

  • Natural & Geometrical Form

  • Transformation and/or manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects

  • 2D and 3D visualisation

  • Spatial relationships between different 2D or 3D shapes

  • Use of measurements, scale & proportions

  • Knowledge of practical and everyday mechanical and scientific concepts

  • Foreshortening & perspective

Observation and Design Sensitivity:

  • Creative thinking

  • Design Awareness

  • Detecting concealed properties in ordinary things, people, situations, and events

  • Elements & Principles Of Design

  • Thinking critically about ordinary things, people, situations, and events

  • Discerning subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes

Analytical and Logical Reasoning:

  • Story pictures

  • Motifs

  • Weighing opinions

  • Discerning patterns within qualitative or quantitative information

  • Arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria

  • Which of a number of statements is the most accurate response to a posed question

  • Use of logic and structured thinking to deduce from a given short passage

Design Thinking and Problem-Solving:

  • Analysis and usage of visual analogies and metaphors

  • Analysis and usage of signs and symbols

  • Imagination & Doodling

  • Evaluate options

  • Generate alternatives

  • Select solutions for a given problem

Colour, its Principles and Theory:

  • Understanding Light & Shade

  • Mood, theme & colour interrelationship

  • Colour Terminology

  • Colour Psychology

  • Optical Illusion

  • Pattern & Texture

  • Colour

  • Usage of colour in Compositions

For General Awareness

  • Current Affairs (National and International)

  • Indian Politics

  • Indian History

  • Who is Who

  • Indian Economy

  • Awards and Honours

  • Sports Events

  • Abbreviations

  • International and National Organizations

  • Important Days and Weeks

  • Awareness of social and cultural connection with the design history of the designed artefact

  • History of art, literature and sculpture

  • Socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses

For Communication Ability


Parts of speech – Noun, Adjective, Pronoun Adverb, Preposition, Verb, Conjunction Interjection

Modal Verbs – Can, May, Could, Should, Might, Would, Will

Tenses – Past, Present and Future Tense in Passive and Active Form

Common Errors:

Error Finding and Sentence Correction Exercises

Associative Language Skills:

  • Vocabulary

  • Antonyms

  • Synonyms

  • One-word substitution

  • Word Analogies

  • Idioms and Phrases

Comprehension Passages :

Identifying key ideas or theme, Closed and Open paragraphs

Also Read: Self-Study Guide for Design Entrance Exams in India

LPUNEST Design 2020 Best Books

Picking up the right kind of books for LPUNEST Design 2020 is of utmost importance as it either makes or breaks the final performance of the candidate. An individual must always invest time and money on the right kind of books. A book should be from a reliable source and should be an updated edition. Check out some of the best books to look out for LPUNEST Design below.

Design Thinking

Name of the Book


Basic Rendering

Robert W.Gill

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All (Hardcover)

Tom Kelly

The Design of Everyday Things (Paperback)

Donald A. Norman

Design Drawing

Francis D.K.Ching

Design Thinking: Understanding How Designers Think and Work (Paperback)

Nigel Cross

General Awareness

Name of the Book


Manorama Yearbook (Latest Edition)

Mammen Mathew and Philip Mathew

Lucent’s General Knowledge (Latest Edition)

Binay Karna

General Knowledge 2020

Arihant Express

New Papers like The Hindu, Economic Times, The Telegraph, The Indian Express etc.


Competition Success

S K Sachdeva

Communication Ability

Name of the Book


Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

Objective General English

SP Bakshi

Grammar Error Spot

A. Uphadhaya

High School English Grammar

Wren and Martin

Proficiency in Reading Comprehension Simplifying the “Passage” for you

Ajay Singh

Also Read: Here's What Your Design Course Should Have to Ensure an Illustrious Career

You can also check out tips and tricks on how to prepare for LPUNEST (Design) here.

With proper preparation and utter dedication, no one can stop candidates from acing the LPUNEST (Design) exam and reserving seats for advanced design courses of LPU. Design courses are trending in the nation due to the popularity of designers in the evolving and modern world. Pursuing design from LPU will not only provide the students with confidence but will grant them the wings to fly high.

To make the application process of LPU, hassle-free, either dial 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill up the Common Application Form. You can also post your questions on the QnA zone.

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