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LPUNEST(MBA) Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

The test duration is of 90 minutes and consists of 70 multiple choice questions (MCQ).

The approximate distribution of questions is as follows:


30 questions

Current Awareness

20 questions

General Aptitude

20 questions

All Subject are compulsory. For English and Current awareness each question carry 1 mark each and for General Aptitude each question carry 2 marks each. Language of the entrance test shall be English only. The duration of test will be 90 Minutes.

Test duration- 90 minutes

Marking System – All Subject are compulsory. For English and Current awareness each question carry 1 mark each.

For General Aptitude each question carry 2 marks each.

Reservation policy- According To Government Norms

Note - The exam can be held in any of the working day between 15th April 2016 and 10th August 2016.

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 4
No. Of Unit 11
No. Of Chapter 108
  1. Critical Reasoning
  1. Number series
  2. Letter Series
  3. Series Missing Numbers
  4. Odd one out
  5. Blood Relation
  6. Calender
  7. Clock
  8. Matrix
  9. Cubes
  10. Coding Decoding
  11. Direction and Distance test
  12. Ranking Tests
  13. Sitting Arrangement
  14. Linear Arrangements
  15. Matrix Arrangements
  16. Mathematical Puzzles
  17. Venn Diagram
  1. Strong & Weak Arguments
  2. Statements Assumptions
  3. Statements and Conclusions
  4. Statements & Inferences
  5. Logical Sequence of Words
  6. Analogies
  7. Verbal Classification (Odd one out)
  8. Syllogism
  9. Logical Deduction (based on syllogism)
  10. Course of Action
  11. Causes and Effects
  1. Reading Comprehension
  1. Sentence­ Jumble
  1. Nouns
  2. Pronouns
  3. Adjective
  4. Adverbs
  5. Prepositions
  6. Tense
  7. Articles
  8. Verbs
  9. Modifiers
  10. Sentence Improvement
  11. Subject Verb Agreement
  12. Parallelism
  1. Sentence completion
  2. Word Usage
  3. Synoymns
  4. Idioms and Pharses
  5. Cloze Test
  6. Antonym
  7. Analogy
  8. Homophones
  9. Confusables
  10. Migratory Words
  11. Phrasal Verbs
  1. Politics
  2. Banking and Finance
  3. Business
  4. Sports
  5. Institutions of India
  6. Defence & Space
  7. Indian Judiciary
  8. Awards & Honours
  9. Literature
  10. Economics
  11. Indian Constitution
  12. International Relations
  13. Science and Technology
  14. Movies
  15. Who's who
  16. Indian Industries
  17. Indian Agriculture
  18. Current Affairs
  19. History
  20. Geography
  1. Data interpretations
  2. Data Sufficiency
  1. Profit, Loss and Discount
  2. Percentage 
  3. Pipes and Cisterns
  4. Partnership
  5. Time and Work
  6. Time, Speed and Distance
  7. Averages
  8. Age
  9. Alligation and Mixture
  10. Ratio and proportion
  11. Circular Track & Upstream-downstream
  12. Compound interest
  13. Relative speed
  14. Simple Intrest
  1. Angles, lines
  2. Properties of Circles
  3. Area and Volume of 2D and 3D figures
  4. BODMAS/Simplification
  5. Quadratic equations
  6. Number System
  7. Probability 
  8. LCM and HCF
  9. Permutation and Combination
  10. Height and Distance
  11. Logarithm
  12. Linear Equation
  13. Indices
  14. Arithmatic and Geometric Prograssion
  15. Set Theory & Venn Diagram
  16. Geometry and Mensuration
  17. Properties of Quadrilaterals
  18. Properties of Triangles

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.

LPUNEST exam’s main objective to test speed and accuracy. Candidates need to attempt each question in less than 80-90 seconds. Selection is crucial here. The chief strategy should be to attempt familiar questions and leave non-familiar/non-comfortable questions. Candidates should be able to decide this within 10 seconds.

Aspirants should focus on core quant topics and theory. Try and finish all the topics in the next two months. Thereafter, do not touch new topics or comfortable areas.

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

Expect some calculation-heavy problems. These questions are meant to be left alone. Give it a try only if are not very close.

So focus on CAT/CMAT syllabus. Class IX-X NCERT books should be handy and be revised again.

Questions related to Data Sufficiency has been rare.

Logical reasoning is comparatively easier than Quant and Data Interpretation in LPUNEST exam. We can expect a similar pattern in LPUNEST exam 2016. Questions in LR can range from Decision Making to Verbal Logic.

Verbal ability section usually consists of grammar, reading comprehension. There’s no different strategy for VA section. Candidates need to focus on an overall strategy for MBA exams while preparing for verbal sections, because all the exams have similar syllabus.

While revising GENERAL AWARENESS, candidates need to go through top news stories regularly. Apart from that, focus on static topics.

Except for the section on General Awareness, all the other sections of LPUNEST get well covered with a good preparation for CAT. However, it would be advisable for a student to work on his/her speed. Some of the questions under Data Interpretation tend to be calculation intensive. 

For preparation on General Awareness, in addition to reading newspapers regularly, it would be advisable for a student to prepare from the following sources:

  1. Also, in the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, focus on features like Business GK, Current Issues & Events, and Current Event Chronicle (this feature captures important tid-bits). 
    In addition to the above, please run through the GK Model Papers feature titled, improve your GK.

  2. Go through the GA Note (Study GK Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography). Also use the past years’ papers.

  3. Manorama & CSR Year Book - it helps in preparation for stock type questions In Manorama Year Book and CSR, please focus on the following chapters.

  4. Who is who

  5. What is what

  6. Science scan

  7. Human body

  8. Computers

  9. Landmarks of history

  10. The Universe

While preparing for this section, a student should focus on issues related to National & International Events, World Bodies, and Foreign Trade related information.

Finally, practicing past years' LPUNEST question papers as well as Mock Tests of various players are perhaps the best source for preparation. It provides opportunity to plug the loopholes in the preparation of LPUNEST entrance exam and one should give maximum importance to these question papers.

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.