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Last Updated - April 17, 2017

Lovely Professional University conducts National Entrance and Scholarship Test (LPUNEST) for Post Graduate Computer Applications aspirants. Graduate students with minimum 60% marks can apply online for LPUNEST 2017.

Registrations for LPUNEST 2017 begins from 1st week of March 2017 onwards (tentative). The admission fee for the program is INR 10000 which includes part payment of admission fee and prospectus charges. After successful registration, candidates can book their slot for the scholarship test and generate their hall ticket.

The Test will be conducted in only online mode from April 10 to May 31, 2017. There are four sections in the exam with 80 objective questions to be solved in 90 minutes. The sections in the exam are English, Computer Applications, Mathematics and General Aptitude. The marking scheme and number of questions vary for each section.

LPUNEST has two fold advantage as it acts as Entrance Test as well as Scholarship Test. All MCA applicants may avail Scholarship up to INR 1.2 Lac per annum on the basis of LPUNEST 2017. MCA Programs offered at LPU are MCA, MCA (Hons.), MCA [Lateral Entry] and MCA (Hons.) [Lateral Entry]. Candidates can get here all the important information regarding LPUNEST 2017 for MCA. 

LPUNEST MCA Exam Highlights

Conducting BodyLovely Professional University
Date of ExamFrom April 10 to May 31, 2017
Mode of ExamComputer Based Test
Courses OfferedMCA, MCA (Hons.), MCA [Lateral Entry] and MCA (Hons.) [Lateral Entry]
EligibilityGraduation in relevant stream with 60%
Application ModeOnline
Exam Pattern80 questions from 4 sections (Mathematics, Computer Application, English and General Aptitude)
Test Duration90 minutes

LPUNEST 2017 Exam Dates

LPUNEST 2017 MCA is scheduled to be held in April- May 207. Check here all the important dates regarding exam.

Last date of submission of Pre-Application Supplement3 days before the day of test
Slot Booking starts from1st week of March 2017
Date of TestAll working days Starting from 10th April 2017 to 31st May 2017
Display of Result/Merit ListResult for Eligibility: 1 day after the conduct of exam
Result for Scholarship
Phase I: on or before 5th June 2017
Phase II: on or before 5th July 2017
Phase III: on or before 31st July 2017
Last date of submission of Admission Application Form & FeeWith Scholarship
Phase I - 31st May 2017
Phase II - 30th June 2017
Phase III - 25th July 2017

Without Scholarship
Phase IV - 26th July 2017 to 10th August 2017

LPUNEST MCA Eligibility

A candidate should have done following subjected to qualifying for LPUNEST 2017:

  • Passed any of BCA or B.Sc. (Computer Science) or B.Sc. (Information Technology) or any Graduation with 60% aggregate marks with Computer Science as a subject for three years or Mathematics/Statistics/Business Maths/Business Statistics/QT as one of the subject at Graduation or 10+2 level or equivalent
  • In case marks obtained in graduation are 70% or above, then candidate will be exempted from taking LPUNEST 2017 and may apply for admission directly.

LPUNEST 2017 MCA Application form

LPUNEST application forms are available online on official website. Candidate can register themselves for online exam by following these steps:

Step 1 – Signup on Admission Portal

  • Firstly, register onto LPU’s admission portal with basic details: Name, Email ID, Mobile No). Your email id will act as your username for the portal and password will be set by you while registering on the portal.
  • You will get a mail on your registered email id regarding this.
  • Now Login to the LPU’s admission portal with already created username / password

Step 2 - Application for admission and paying registration fee

  • Fill the application form submit the same
  • Make part payment of INR 10000/- (INR 9100/- for tuition fee of first semester and INR 900/- for prospectus). After the successful realization of the payment
  • The prospectus will be dispatched at your correspondence address. A Unique AID and Registration No will be generated and sent to your registered Email ID.

Step 3 - Document uploading and verification

  • Upload the necessary documents including recent Photograph, Date of Birth proof (Matric certificate, Aadhaar card), qualifying exam certificate.
  • All the submitted documents are to be verified from the originals within the prescribed timelines.
  • Deposit the balance fee within the timelines prescribed by university.

Step 4 - Apply for LPUNEST (for Eligibility/Scholarship)

This is the last step. LPUNEST is an online test for Eligibility as well Scholarship. It is mandatory for eligibility that your percentage of marks in graduation is between 60% and 70%. LPUNEST also act as Scholarship test and student can avail huge scholarship based on performance in this test.

Step 5 - Book the Exam Slot and Appear

  • Book the slot with your preferred date, time, and venue to appear in the test.
  • Download the hall ticket.
  • Appear in the test.

LPUNEST 2017 Admit card

LPU NEST 2017 Admit Card will be generated just after the slot booking system. Online slot booking has been started from 1st week of March 2017. Candidates who have booked their exam schedule themselves can download the admit card immediately. Admit Card can be downloaded by following these steps:

  • Visit official website of LPUNEST
  • Login with user name and password
  • Click download e-hall ticket and save it.

Candidates note down that the admit card will not be sent by post. It is mandatory to bring the admit card at the examination centre. The e-hall ticket is an important document, it must be preserved and produced at the time of admission also.

LPUNEST 2017 MCA Exam pattern

LPUNEST 2017 for MCA is a computer based test. The test duration is of 90 minutes and it will consist of 80 multiple choice questions (MCQ) of the objective type. Following table shows the subject wise number of questions and marks allotted to these sections.

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks per questionMaximum Marks
English30 Questions1 Mark30
Computer Applications20 Questions1.5 Marks30
Mathematics15 Questions2 Marks30
General Aptitude15 Questions2 Marks30

There will be no negative marking for wrong answers or unanswered questions.

LPUNEST 2017 MCA Syllabus

LPUNEST Syllabus will help you in preparing for the test effectively. The syllabus is from graduation subjects and general aptitude is same as in other entrance exams. Following is the subject wise syllabus for LPUNEST:

  1. Computer Applications

Databases: Keys, Normalization, SQL Basic commands and basics of backup and recovery,

Programming: Basics of C-Language, Basics of OOPS, Arrays, Stacks, Pointers, Inorder, Preorder, Postorder, Binary Trees, Linked Lists, Searching and sorting,

 System Architecture: Number conversions, Microprocessor architecture, Register, ALU, RISC/CISC, Hardware Knowledge,

Software Engineering: Basics of OS, Basics of UML, Prototyping, Deadlocks, RAD Model, SDLC, Complexity, Testing and Maintenance,

Networks: OSI, TCP/IP, Networking devices, IPv4/IPv6, Error detection and correction.

  1. Mathematics

Sequences and Series of Real Numbers: Sequence of real numbers, Convergence of sequences, Bounded and monotone sequences, Convergence criteria for sequences of real numbers, Cauchy sequences.

Functions of One Real Variable: Limit, Continuity, Intermediate value property, Differentiation, Rolle’s Theorem, Mean value theorem, L’ Hospital rule, Taylor’s theorem, Maxima and minima.

 Integral Calculus: Integration as the inverse process of differentiation, Definite integrals and their properties, Fundamental theorem of calculus. Double and triple integrals, change of order of integration, calculating surface areas and volumes using double integrals, calculating volumes using triple integrals.

Differential Equations: Ordinary differential equations of the first order, Bernoulli’s equation, Exact differential equations, Integrating factor, Orthogonal trajectories, Homogeneous differential equations, Variable separable equations.

Vector Calculus: Scalar and vector fields, Gradient, Divergence, Curl, Line integrals, Surface integrals, Green, Stokes and Gauss theorems.

Linear Algebra: Finite dimensional vector spaces, Linear independence of vectors, Basis, dimension, Linear transformations, Matrix representation, Range space, Null space, Rank-nullity theorem. Rank and inverse of a matrix.

Real Analysis: Interior points, Limit points, Open sets, Closed sets, Bounded sets, Connected sets, Compact sets.

  1. General Aptitude

Numbers, Percentage, Profit, Loss & Discount, Ratio & Proportion, Simple & Compound Interest, Permutation& Combination & Probability, Time & Distance, Boats & streams, Races & Games, Time & Work, Pipes & Cistern, Calendar & Clocks, Area, Series completion & Coding – Decoding & Alphabet test, Direction sense test & Blood relations &arrangements, Syllogism, Number, Ranking & Time sequence test, Arithmetical reasoning, Inserting the missing character, Data sufficiency, Cubes and dice, Non-verbal reasoning.

  1. English

Grammar: Parts of speech – Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Adverb, Verb, Preposition, Conjunction Interjection; Tenses – Present, Past and Future Tense in Active and Passive Form; Modal Verbs – Can, Could, May, might, Should, Will, Would.

Associative Language Skills: Vocabulary – Antonyms, Synonyms, One word substitution, Word Analogies, Idioms and Phrases; Common Errors – Sentence Correction and Error Finding Exercises; Comprehension Passages – Closed and Open paragraphs, Collocation, identifying key ideas or theme.

LPUNEST 2017 MCA Results and counselling

LPU NEST 2017 Result will be announced in first week of May 2017. The result will be published on the official website of university and will also be sent on the email ID provided by the candidates. The result of this test will be declared in two phases: 

  • For eligibility, the result will be declared on the very next day of appearing in the exam.
  • The result of Scholarship Test, whether qualified for scholarship or not and amount of Scholarship will be declared in the 7th day of every month in three phases starting from June 5, 2017.

After the result announcement, successful candidates will be called for counselling procedure. The LPU NEST 2017 counselling process will start from first week of May 2017. Candidates are required to bring the required original documents along with photocopies for the document verification. Documents required for counselling process are listed below:

  • Class 10th mark sheet & passing certificate
  • Class 12th mark sheet & passing certificate
  • Character certificate
  • LPU NEST admit card & score card
  • Category certificate (if applicable).



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