LPUNEST B.Tech. [LE] -

LPUNEST B.Tech. [Lateral Entry] (LPUNEST B.Tech. [LE] - 2016)

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Q - For how long is the LPUNEST(B.Tech)[Lateral Entry]score valid?

A -

The LPUNEST(B.Tech)[Lateral Entry]score is valid for just one year.

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.

Aspirants should focus on core topics and theory of Physics, Chemistry and Maths. Try and finish all the topics in the next two-three months. Thereafter, do not touch any new topics or comfortable areas. 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.

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.

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 JEEMAINS syllabus. Apart from Physics, Chemistry and Maths there are some aptitude questions form General Knowledge and Verbal ability.

General Knowledge is comparatively easier than other areas in the exam. We can expect a similar pattern in the exam 2016. Questions in GK can come from any subject areas but level difficulty will be moderate.

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 this exam while preparing for verbal sections, because all sections are equally important.

LPUNEST B.Tech. [LE] 2016

Lovely Professional University is conducting National Entrance and Scholarship Test (LPUNEST) for B.Tech [Lateral Entry] aspirants. LPUNEST started in 2009, become one of the largest entrance tests in India in 5 years with approximately 3 lakh students registering for the same in 2014. The Test will be conducted in online mode (Pen and Paper Mode test is not allowed) as per the schedule.

Course Offered With Lateral Entry-

  • Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE)
  • Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE)
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Civil Engineering (CE)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  • Biotechnology (BT)
  • ME-Mechatronics
  • BT - Food Process Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering (AE)

LPUNEST B.Tech. [LE] 2016 Conducting Body

Lovely Professional University National Eligibility and Scholarship Test-LPUNEST B.TECH Exam Conducted by Lovely Professional University. Lovely Professional University has a mammoth ultra-modern high-tech campus sprawling over high-tech gigantic campus on the National Highway No.1 at the entry of Jalandhar City. It is the largest single-campus university in India, with more than 25000 students, 3500 faculties, and staff, offering more than 200+ programmers.

LPUNEST B.Tech. [LE] Contact Details

Address Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar - Delhi G.T. Road (NH-1), Phagwara, Punjab (India) - 144411
Phone no +91-1824-404404
Type National
Mode Online


1) What does LPU stand for?

LPU stands for Lovely Professional University. It is India’s largest university in terms of students on a single campus. The university is recognized by University Grant Commission (UGC) and is member of coveted Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

2) Where is LPU located?

Lovely Professional University is located on the Jalandhar-Delhi G.T. Road, NH-1 (Punjab) at the entry to Jalandhar city and is well connected by road, rail, and air; having a reasonable distance from the bus stands, railway stations, and the airports at Amritsar and Chandigarh.

3) LPU NEST exam will be organized for which courses?

This exam is organized for B.Tech, MBA, Law, Design, Hotel Management, Agriculture, etc.

4) I have completed the online application. But, I have not taken a print out. How can I get a print out now?

You can go to the applying online page again and enter the personal details AND the application number. You will be taken to the printout page again.

5) Where will the exam centres be formed for the exam?

LPUNEST test centres are now in 50 countries as well as 140 cities of India. The list of LPUNEST( test centres can be obtained in website.

6) When will I get my Admit Card?

Admit card will be available for view and print in First week of December (onwards). You will have to log onto the LPUNEST( website with your registered User ID. You will be eligible for an Admit Card only upon submission of online application form. You will receive an automated email confirmation upon successful submission from website .

7) I had already registered for LPUNEST. Why should I apply again for admissions?

It is necessary to apply for admissions separately with the marks obtained in 12th exam and also giving your preferences to different degree programmes, along with the requisite application fee.

8) What are the eligibility criteria for B.Tech [Lateral Entry] Program?

  • LPUNEST is compulsory for all the applicants of B.Tech. [Lateral Entry] having less than 70% marks in eligibility qualification.  
  • Pass with 70% aggregate marks in Diploma (Eng.) (Any stream) (3 years after 10th) or B.Sc. (Non-Medical)/ B.Sc. (Computer Science) or equivalent.


  • Pass with 60% aggregate marks in Diploma (Engg.) (Any stream) (3 years after 10th) or B.Sc. (Non-Medical)/ B.Sc. (Computer Science) or equivalent subject to valid score in LPUNEST.
  • For B.Tech CSE and B.Tech.IT: BCA may also be considered; other things remain same as above.
  • For B.Tech.CE: Diploma in Architectural Assistant ship will also be considered; other things remaining same as above.
  • For B.Tech. (Biotechnology) & B.Tech. (Biotechnology-Food Process Eng.) Only Diploma (Biotechnology) or B.Sc. (Medical) or B.Sc. (Bio sciences) will be considered; other things remain same.

9) What about the duration of B.Tech course?

Duration of course is four years.

10) If the person has done his XII from distance learning / Open learning / Private, is he eligible to do B.Tech [Lateral Entry] through Lovely Professional University?

Yes, provided the course is recognized and equivalent to 10+2 examination conducted by CBSE or other recognized Boards.

11) According to the Government, all the AICTE institutes will give admission to the students who have scored 45% in 12th, so does this rule apply on Lovely Professional University also?

Eligibility conditions are laid down in the prospectus. Admission will be made on merit, out of the candidates who have applied.

12) Is it necessary to fulfill both 10th marks and 12th marks criteria for taking admission?

Yes, marks sheet of 10th and 12th both are required.

13) My board doesn't give aggregate marks for 12th exam. What marks should I enter?

  • For CBSE, include PCM and English/Hindi and one additional elective (total five subjects) in your aggregate. For ISCE, include PCM and English in the aggregate.
  • Others should calculate the aggregate marks (or its equivalent) and attach a note explaining the method used by them to calculate the aggregate.  

14) Are the diploma holders (lateral entry) eligible to get the admission direct in the 2nd year of the course? If yes what is the criteria?

Yes, criteria will be available on the University website in due course.

15) For how long is the LPUNEST(B.Tech)[Lateral Entry]score valid?

The LPUNEST(B.Tech)[Lateral Entry]score is valid for just one year.

16) What should the candidate do if he/she does not have the scorecard available with him / her & not even available on the internet?

No, to apply in Lovely Professional University, the candidate must have his 10 and 12 board results. The candidate will not be allowed to fill the form if the result is still awaited.

17) What are the specializations offered at LPUNEST B.Tech(Lateral Entry)?

 Examine the streams below to determine which engineering concentrations appeal to you:

  • Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE)
  • Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE)
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Civil Engineering (CE)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  • Biotechnology (BT)
  • ME-Mechatronics
  • BT - Food Process Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering (AE).

18) I have submitted my original documents at the time of counselling at the other College. What should I do now?

It is mandatory for the student to bring original documents along with photo-copies and photograph as instructed on the website.

19) Is Lovely Professional University recognized by UGC?

Lovely Professional University is recognized by University Grants Commission, a statutory body of the Government of India; established for the coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of university education in India. Lovely Professional University is included in the list of universities maintained by University Grants Commission under Section – 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956. 

20) Is LPU a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)?

Yes, LPU is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) .

21) Do all students get hostel facilities?

LPU Hostels are the biggest in the country with the capacity to accomodate more than 10000 students. The Hostels are majorly of two type
1. Standard Rooms: Standard Rooms are lodge like arrangement where students can live in a shared 4/3/2/1 seater room with an option of having Air Cooled or Air Conditioned Ventilation.
2. Apartments: Apartments are 1/2/3/4 rooms with attached washrooms. These facilities are constructed to provide a luxurious accomodation. The apartment has common kitchen area, dining and lobby area.  
LPU Hostel provides On-Campus accomodation for Students, Teachers and Non Academic Staff, making it a biggest residential arrangement in the region. 

22) Will my 10+2 scores help me getting any scholarship in LPUNEST ?

On the basis of marks in 10+2 :  
All those applicants who ‘qualify LPUNEST (may or may not be among top 35% applicants appearing for LPUNEST) may also avail Scholarship on the basis of Marks in Qualifying Examination (10+2) as per the following table:

Scholarship Criteria

Scholarship Amount

Applicable fee after 

scholarship for 

B.Tech. and

 Integrated programmes

Applicable fee

after scholarship for

B.Tech. (Hons.)


Equal to or more than 98% marks in 10+2 

(subject to ‘qualifying LPUNEST-2017’)

1.5 Lac per annum

14,500 Per Semester

24,500 Per Semester

Between 90% to 97.99% marks in 10+2

 (subject to ‘qualifying LPUNEST-2017’)

1 Lac per annum

39,500 Per Semester

49,500 Per Semester

Between 80% - 89.99% marks in 10+2

 (subject to ‘qualifying LPUNEST-2017’)

 80,000 per annum

49,500 Per Semester

59,500 Per Semester

Between 70% - 79.99% marks in 10+2 

(subject to ‘qualifying LPUNEST-2017’)

60,000 per annum

59,500 Per Semester

69,500 Per Semester

23) If there is any uniform to attend the university?

Except for the few programs like in Hotel management, airlines and few other selected programs there are no uniforms. Yes, it is expected that all student should wear the decent clothes while you are in the university campus.

24) Will I get any fee concession or scholarship if I perform well in LPUNEST ?

Yes, Scholarship : Applicants of B.Tech. [Lateral Entry] may avail scholarship on the basis of LPUNEST as per the following details:

Performance in LPUNEST-2017 Scholarship Amount
90% Marks in LPUNEST-2017 1.5 Lac Per Annum
Top 10% applicants 1 Lac Per Annum

Next 10% applicants (i.e. 11% - 20%)

80,000 Per Annum
Next 15% applicants (i.e. 21% - 35%) 60,000 Per Annum