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Lovely Professional University (LPUNEST-M.Tech) - Bioinformatics Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

The Lovely Professional University National Entrance and Scholarship Test (LPUNEST) - Bioinformatics consists of 70 multiple choice questions (MCQ) of the objective type.

  • English is a compulsory subject.

  • The language of the entrance test shall be English only.

  • The duration of test will be 90 minutes.

The distribution of questions is as follows:


30 questions


40 questions


Test duration- 90 minutes

Total Questions- 70 Questions

Total Marks- 90 Marks

Marking System –  For English, each question carries 1 mark and for other subjects, each question carries 1.5 marks.

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 6
No. Of Unit 9
No. Of Chapter 44
  1. Origin and evolution of life
  2. Bimolecular evolution
  3. human evolution and natural selection
  1. Ecology and environment
  2. Ecosystem
  3. Population ecology
  1. The origin of the data
  2. Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  1. Reading Comprehension
  1. Sentence­ Jumble
  1. Nouns
  2. Pronouns
  3. Adjective
  4. Adverbs
  5. Verbs
  6. Prepositions
  7. Articles
  8. Tense
  9. Subject Verb Agreement
  10. Modifiers
  11. Parallelism
  12. Sentence Improvement
  1. Synoymns
  2. Antonym
  3. Analogy
  4. Sentence completion
  5. Cloze Test
  6. Homophones
  7. Confusables
  8. Idioms and Pharses
  9. Migratory Words
  10. Word Usage
  11. Phrasal Verbs
  1. Basic biochemistry of DNA, RNA
  2. Basic biochemistry of Proteins, carbohydrates and Vitamins
  1. Nucleotide and Protein sequence database
  2. Protein structure resource and Secondary Databases
  3. Sequence based database search
  4. Sequence alignment
  5. Needleman–Wunsch algorithm
  6. Smith-Waterman algorithm
  7. Introduction of Phylogenetic trees
  8. Secondary and Tertiary Structure prediction of proteins
  9. Data structure

How to prepare

Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a timetable and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rote learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Speed will be also very critical in the exam. Apart question learning to select a question, candidates should also to reject a question in less than 10 seconds.

Duration : 90 Minutes

Important Instructions

1. In case an applicant fails to produce the proof of fulfilment of the prescribed eligibility criteria or any other document prescribed by the university or fails to provide original documents for verification by the stipulated date(s), he/she shall not be considered eligible for admission/ scholarship/ financial aid, in any case, if granted due to any reason shall be cancelled and the applicant shall have no claim, whatsoever against the university. 2. Copy of the printout of the Application form must be retained for future reference. 3. Applicant should ensure the following before sending the printout of the application form: i. The applicant and parent/guardian have signed the form at the specified space. ii. All certificates furnished are properly filled in and signed by the competent authority and affixed office seal at specified place. iii. The photograph uploaded online and the photograph pasted in the printout of application form should be identical and properly attested by Head of the Institution or Gazetted Officer of Government. iv. The applicant should select the course/courses which he/she desires to study while applying online.