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LPUNEST MBA Eligibility, Pattern and Selection Process

Last Updated - January 18, 2017

The second schedule of LPUNEST MBA 2017 is ready to take place in April 2017. Located in Ludhiana, Punjab, LPU is the UGC recognized private University and has been conducting LPUNEST for admitting students since 2009. LPUNEST also serves as scholarship test for the University. Through it, eligible candidates can find a way to be enrolled in the MBA and MBA (Hons.) courses. The score obtained in the exam is used to determine the scholarship to be given to the deserving candidates. LPU awards extensive scholarship which can reach up to the figure of Rs. 3 Lacs per student. All the graduates and students studying graduation course from UGC recognized institution are eligible for the exam.

LPU conducts LPUNEST twice in a session for admission in its MBA course and is conducted only online. The first schedule of LPUNEST for MBA programs has already concluded on January 10, 2017. The second round examination is scheduled to take place in April. Registration for second schedule began on January 2, 2017. Aspirants have until February 28, 2017 to apply for LPUNEST-2017, if they wish to seek admission in this cycle of academic session. The schedule of LPUNEST 2017 MBA and other details related to the examination can be found further in this article.

LPUNEST MBA 2017 Exam Dates

Important dates pertaining to second round of LPUNEST 2017 for MBA are:

Registration start dateJanuary 2, 2017
Last date to applyFebruary 28, 2017
Booking of slots for online examinationMarch 1, 2017 onwards
Entrance examination datesApril 10, 2017 – April 30, 2017
Result DeclarationMay 4, 2017
Call for GD/ InterviewMay 5, 2017 onwards
Last Date of admission on the basis of LPUNESTMay 31, 2017

LPUNEST MBA 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates bearing Indian Nationality may appear for LPUNEST 2017. Other nationalities are not eligible to apply for LPUNEST-2017.

Also to appear for examination, applicants should have a minimum qualification of having completed graduation from UGC recognized University or college, Students appearing in 2017 for final year graduation examination from UGC recognized institution are also eligible for LPUNEST-2017.

In order to be eligible to take admission in any of the MBA programs offered by the LPU, candidate should have passed his/her graduation or equivalent degree with a minimum of 60% aggregate score. Marks obtained in LPUNEST 2017 written test and result of Interview shall be valid only if above criterion is satisfied.

LPUNEST 2017 MBA Programs

Candidates may enroll in MBA or MBA (Hons.) courses through LPUNEST 2017. Additionally, the exam also serves as the gateway for admission into specialized programs of MBA courses.

MBA offered by LPU is a two year program. The pedagogy followed in the duration of the course is made to suit the norms for MBA. Curriculum involves industrial exposure, internships, case studies, certifications and workshops for the benefit of students.

MBA (Hons.) is the premium form of MBA program with few added requirements in the curriculum of regular MBA program. The study group of students in MBA (Hons.) is compact. Furthermore Lovely Professional University gives preference to honors program student in case opportunity of student exchange, foreign scholarships or visit to the foreign universities springs up.

Both the courses are offered in the following specializations:

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Operations
  • Information Technology
  • Retail Management
  • Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Analytics
  • E-Commerce
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Hospital & Health Care Management

For interested candidates who seek in-depth knowledge of a particular subject or look to make career in niche industry or market while simultaneously gaining an MBA degree, LPU offers specialized programs. The intake in these programs is done via LPUNEST itself. The list of the specialized MBA programs offered by the University is given below.

  • MBA in Hospital & Healthcare Management
  • MBA in Information Technology
  • MBA in International Business
  • MBA in Tourism and Hospitality
  • MBA in Agriculture - Business Management
  • MBA in Supply Chain & Logistics
  • MBA in Financial Markets
  • MBA in Banking and Insurance
  • MBA in E-Commerce
  • MBA in E-Executive
  • MBA in Business Analytics
  • MBA in Oil and Gas Management
  • MBA in Financial Engineering
  • MBA in Sports and Fitness Management

LPUNEST 2017 MBA Application Form

Application for LPUNEST 2017 MBA program can be made in five steps.


The first step is to register oneself on the admission portal. Basic details such as Name, email id, date of birth and mobile number has to be provided in order to facilitate the registration process. Upon completion of registration process, a username and password will be generated for the candidate using which he/she may login to admission portal of LPU.

Application Form

Once a candidate has logged into the portal, he/she may fill the application form. Successful submission of application form will fetch application Id for the candidate. It is imperative to provide correct email address in the application form since application Id generated will be sent only to the email address filled in the form.

All subsequent logins and correspondence are made only through application Id. Once saved applicant cannot change his name, date of birth or email address in the form.

Registration Fee Submission

Registration fees payment can be made either online through: Internet Banking facility / Debit Card / Credit Card. Payment through offline mode can be made via demand draft.

Demand draft for Rs. 700 has to be drawn in favor of “Lovely Professional University, payable at Jalandhar” and sent to Division of Admissions (LPUNEST-2017) Lovely Professional University Jalandhar- Delhi G.T. Road,  Phagwara, Punjab (India)-144411.

Document Uploading and Verification

Using the application Id and password, a candidate may login to the portal in order to upload the necessary documents.

These are:

  • Proof of date of birth
  • Legible photograph
  • Eligibility document (Proof of graduation)

Candidates, who are appearing for the final year graduation examination in the year 2017, may upload the eligibility document later upon receiving the degree or equivalent proof of graduation.

LPUNEST MBA 2017 Admit Card

Hall ticket for LPUNEST can be found online in the portal. Candidate has to fill his application Id and password for validation and logging in. Once logged in successfully, a candidate may download the hall ticket online.

The hall ticket has to be printed out and produced on the day of examination. Without it a candidate shall not be allowed to appear for the examination. After filling out the application successfully, procuring the hall ticket and completing all the formalities prior to the examination, candidate has little to do but to give the test.

Booking of Exam Slots for LPUNEST MBA 2017

The online examination slot can either be chosen by the candidate or candidate may give University the responsibility to allot the examination slot. The examination slot, preferred date, time and venue, is to be chosen once its booking is open.

A candidate booking the slot needs copy of application form and password. The slot is booked on first - come - first - served basis so students are advised to give their preferences in the early stage of booking. It should be noted that applicant must strictly book the slot at least 3 days prior to the date he/she wants to appear for the test.

If a candidate wishes to let the University allot the slot, he/she must specify 5 choices of exam dates in the online application form. University shall allot the slot based on the given preferences and on the availability of exam slots. A candidate must regularly check the portal to see for the allotment. Also, in case none of the five choices given by candidate is available, University may allot a different slot

LPUNEST is carried out in 133 test centers across India. During filling the application form, a candidate has to give choices of cities in form of code. Given below is the list of cities arranged alphabetically with the city code to facilitate the candidate in filling application form successfully.

State/UTCity NameCodeState/UTCity NameCode
Andhra pradeshAnantpur102MaharashtraAurangabad214
AssamGuwahati108Vasai (west)356
Bilaspur (CG)116Rourkela169
DelhiNew delhi165PunjabAmritsar170
Panjim315LPU (Jalandhar)172
Ambala cantt.125Jaipur180
Panipat131Tamil NaduChennai184
Himachal PradeshBilaspur (hp)135Madurai186
Jammu & kashmirJammu143TelanganaHyderabad187
Mysore333Uttar PradeshAgra193
Kannur340Greater Noida392
Malappuram dist335Meerut201
Madhya PradeshBhopal152Saharanpur204
West BengalSiliguri211Haridwar209

LPUNEST MBA 2017 Exam Pattern

Online test for LPUNEST 2017 MBA program admission is carried out only in English language. All the questions asked in the examination will be multiple choice questions (MCQ). Below each question 4 options will be given in form of A, B, C or D. The candidate will have to click and submit in order to answer the question.

For any rough work, paper will be provided to the candidates at test centers itself. Candidate must not carry their own booklet or copy or paper for any reason. There will not be any negative marking in the examination. Unanswered question or incorrectly answered question shall fetch no marks whatsoever.

Duration of test is two and a half hours (150 minutes) and question paper shall consist of 150 questions spreading across three topics. Each correctly answered question shall fetch 3 marks. The total maximum mark to be obtained in the exam is 300. Questions shall be covering the following subjects:

  • English- There will be 40 questions in this section worth 120 marks. Antonym/Synonym, Grammar, Vocabulary and Phrases are commonly asked topics in this section. Basic rules of noun, pronouns, and verbs are also tested.
  • General Awareness- This section will comprise of 20 questions with maximum marks of 60. To test the cognizance of a candidate about the current topics and general issues is the objective of this section
  • General Aptitude- Containing 40 questions worth 120 marks, this section has questions from basic mathematics, ratio and proportion, percentages and basic algebra.

LPUNEST MBA 2017 Results

Candidates can check the LPUNEST MBA 2017 Results online on the official website. An email regarding the declaration of LPUNEST MBA result will also be sent to the candidates on their registered email id. The results are expected to be released in the first week of May, 2017. LPUNEST MBA 2017 merit list will be created on the basis of candidates’ performance in the entrance exam.

The steps to check LPUNEST MBA 2017 result online is given below:

  1. Go to the official website of LPU
  2. Click on the link to check LPUNEST MBA 2017 Result
  3. Fill in the Application Number
  4. LPUNEST MBA 2017 result will be shown on the screen
  5. Download your LPUNEST MBA 2017 Result

LPUNEST MBA 2017 Counselling

LPUNEST MBA 2017 counselling process will begin a week after the declaration of LPUNEST Result. Only qualified candidates will be called for LPUNEST MBA 2017 seat allotment process. Candidates will be shortlisted for the GD/Interview process after qualifying the written exam. Aspirants will be given seats based on the choices filled by them. A list of important documents along with their photocopies have to be carried by the candidates for verification at the time of LPUNEST MBA 2017 Counselling.

Documents required for LPUNEST MBA 2017 counselling are given below: -

  • LPUNEST Admit Card
  • LPUNEST Score Card
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Class X-mark sheet & passing certificate
  • Class XII-mark sheet & passing certificate
  • Graduation Mark sheet
  • Character Certificate

LPUNEST MBA 2017 Scholarship

Scholarship in LPUNEST is given on two different bases. First set is given to the candidates on the basis of their score in LPUNEST 2017. Top 35% of students are given scholarship. The specification for the same is:

Performance in LPUNEST-2017Scholarship AmountApplicable fee after scholarship for MBA ProgramApplicable fee after scholarship for MBA (Hons.) ProgramApplicable fee after scholarship for specialized MBA Program
90% Marks in LPUNEST-20171.5 Lac Per Annum24,500 Per Semester39,500 Per Semester9,500 Per Semester
Top 10% applicants1 Lac Per Annum49,500 Per Semester64,500 Per Semester34,500 Per Semester
Next 10% applicants (i.e. 11% - 20%)80,000 Per Annum59,500 Per Semester74,500 Per Semester44,500 Per Semester
Next 15% applicants (i.e. 21% - 35%)60,000 Per Annum69,500 Per Semester84,500 Per Semester54,500 Per Semester

Another set of scholarships is awarded to the qualifying candidates, those who may not feature in the top 35%, based on their class 12th marks. The specification for the same is:

Scholarship CriteriaScholarship AmountApplicable fee after scholarship for MBA ProgramApplicable fee after scholarship for MBA (Hons.) ProgramApplicable fee after scholarship for specialized MBA Program
Equal to or more than 98% marks in Graduation/ 10+21.5 Lac Per Annum24,500 Per Semester39,500 Per Semester9,500 Per Semester
Between 90% to 97.99% marks in Graduation/ 10+21 Lac Per Annum49,500 Per Semester64,500 Per Semester34,500 Per Semester
Between 80% - 89.99% marks in Graduation/ 10+280,000 Per Annum59,500 Per Semester74,500 Per Semester44,500 Per Semester
Between 70% - 79.99% marks in Graduation/ 10+260,000 Per Annum69,500 Per Semester84,500 Per Semester54,500 Per Semester



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