LPU NEST MBA 2019 application form has been available on 01 May. Candidates who are interested in MBA can apply for the LPU NEST MBA Programme. LPU NEST MBA is an entrance test to take admission in various graduate and postgraduate courses. The LPU National Eligibility come Scholarship Test is an online computer based examination of 150 Minutes. As the name suggests, it is also a scholarship test as LPU university offers financial support to talented students. Candidates must look at the eligibility criteria, courses offered in MBA, exam pattern, syllabus, slot booking, scholarship details, placements, NIRF ranking, etc of LPU NEST. Refer below to get the complete details of the examination.

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LPU NEST MBA forms have been released in two sessions. The other events will follow it accordingly. Candidates shall have both the options but the academic session 2019-20 will start from the same dates for both the schedule. Check the official dates of LPU NEST MBA 2019 and get some idea when the future events are likely to occur.

Event Phase 2 Schedule I Schedule II
Online Registration starts on 01 May 2019 08 Oct 2018 21 Jan 2019
Entrance examination dates 15-31 May 2019 21 Jan- 05 Feb 2019 05-30 Apr 2019
Last date to apply 25 May 2019 20 Jan 2019 31 Mar 2019
25 Apr 2019
Slot booking for online examination 06 May 2019 01st week of Dec 2018 1st week of March 2019
Result of Entrance Exam with 2 days after the test 10 Feb 2019 04 May 2019
Slot booking for Interview 2 days after the test 10 -15 Feb 2019 04-11 May 2019
Dates of Interview all working days 12-18 Feb 2019 06-14 May 2019
Result of Interview Same day of the interview 20 Feb 2019 16 May 2019
Date of Admission Until 31 May 2019

Look at the detailed information in the quick links below.

LPU NEST MBA 2019 Application Process

The process to apply for LPU NEST is online and offline. You can apply via either mode. In the online process, you have to fill the form online and pay the fees in the same mode. Whereas, for the offline application, you have to buy the LPU kit and submit the form offline or semi online.

Application Fee

The application fee for the LPU NEST is different for boys and girls in online mode. Whereas, it is the same in offline mode.

Boys Girls
Rs 500/- Rs 250/-
Rs 500/- Rs 500/-

LPU NEST MBA 2019 Eligibility Criteria

To apply for LPU NEST it is necessary that you check your eligibility first. Therefore, clearing the eligibility is must to take admission to the programme. Foremost, Only Indian nationals are eligible to apply for the LPU entrance examination.

  • Applicants should have a graduation degree from the University Grants Commission (UGC) recognized University, Institution, college etc.
  • Candidates appearing in the last semester of the graduation are also eligible to apply.
  • Minimum 50% aggregate in the graduation degree.
  • Pass with valid score in LPU NESTS(MBA) or CAT/ MAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ GMAT.

MBA Programmes offered in LPU

Before applying for the entrance examination, it is required to check if the university is offering you the courses you want to enroll yourself. Generally, you want to do either General MBA or Specialization in one of the MBA fields. Well, the LPU offers you both with great academic exposure, extracurricular activities etc.

General MBA

This type of MBA gives an option to the students to choose their specialization later in the program. First, you will get a holistic view of all the fields. Then, can select the electives from the wide range of emerging sections. The programme includes hands-on exposure, application-oriented pedagogy, corporate integrity and socio-cultural awareness in two years MBA course.

While in MBA Honours, students study in a small group with less extensive study curriculum. In this programme basically, students are offered to increase their analytical, logical and technical skills. Moreover, honors students are given preference in Foreign Scholarships or Visits to the Foreign Partner Universities (if offered).

Specialization in MBA and MBA Honours.

  • 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
  • Agri-Business Management

Specialized programmes

There are specialized MBA programmes focused on one particular field in addition to the general MBA. These programmes will help to focus on one particular industry needs and demands. So, students will acquire special skills and prepare themselves for the job market from the starting.


LPU NEST MBA 2019 Exam Pattern

If you have decided to appear for LPU NEST 2019. Then, after checking the detailed eligibility and knowing about the courses offered in LPU check the exam pattern of the test. It is always helpful to know the pattern of the exam to prepare for the test accordingly. Now, you can plan your strategy and timetable to crack the exam.

Mode of Test: Computer-based test

Duration of the test: 150 minutes OR 2 Hours and 30 Minutes.

Type of Questions: Objective type multiple choice questions (MCQs)

Number of Questions:  The total number of questions is 100.

Marking Scheme: Three marks for each question with no negative marking for wrong answers or unanswered questions

Subjects No. of questions Marks per Question Maximum Marks per subject
English 40 questions 3 Marks 120 Marks
General Awareness 20 questions 3 Marks 60 Marks
General Aptitude 40 questions 3 Marks 120 Marks

English Syllabus for LPU NEST MBA 2019

Language is checked in mostly all the entrance examinations. The same is the case with the LPU NEST. So, to prepare for this section, refer to the syllabus carefully.

  • Learn and revise the syllabus topic by topic.
  • Refer to some good online websites or youtube channels for grammar and vocabulary.
  • For the Comprehension Part, Read newspapers daily like The Hindu, The Indian Express etc.
  • Listen to youtube channels, learn new words and focus on the grammatical part as well.

English Syllabus

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 and Paragraph Correction and Error Finding Exercises.
Comprehension Closed and Open paragraphs, identifying key ideas or themes.

General Aptitude Syllabus for LPU NEST MBA 2019

General aptitude includes mathematical ability and reasoning. In LPU NEST, both the topics covered in one section only. As 40% of questions come from this section, prepare for this section thoroughly and with your best efforts.

  • Write all the formulas and tricks on one page and revise it frequently.
  • If you are not known with any topic, then first learn the concepts and then jump to the practice section.
  • Enroll yourself in an online test series or buy any aptitude practice book.
  • Search for easy methods and techniques for the reasoning section.
General Aptitude
Quantitative Ability Reasoning
  • Numbers, Percentage
  • Profit, Loss & Discount
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Time & Work
  • Pipes & Cistern
  • Permutation& Combination
  • Probability
  • Time & Distance
  • Boats & streams
  • Races & Games
  • Calendar & Clocks
  • Mensuration
  • Series completion
  • Coding – Decoding
  • Alphabet test
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood relations
  • Arrangements
  • Syllogism
  • Number
  • Ranking
  • Time sequence test
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Inserting the missing character
  • Data sufficiency
  • Cubes and dice
  • Non-verbal reasoning.

General Awareness Syllabus for LPU NEST MBA 2019

This section is quite important not only from the examination point of view but it will also help in MBA interviews as well. Your general knowledge will always test by the examiner or interviewer. Hence, keep a habit to read newspapers daily, Magazines etc. For static part buy a book like Lucent etc. Here are some topics to focus on while preparing for general aptitude.

  • Indian History, Politics, and Economy
  • Financial
  • Economic news
  • Budget and National Plan
  • Who is Who
  • Sports Events
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards and Honours
  • Science Invention and Discoveries
  • Abbreviations
  • Important Days and Weeks
  • International and National Organizations
  • Current National and International Affairs.

Check here some Sample Question of General Awareness

LPU NEST MBA 2019 Slot Booking/ Admit Card

Candidates will have to book their slots to give the entrance examination. Basically, You have to choose the exam date, time and center to appear for the test. After the successful slot booking only, the Admit Card will release to appear on examination day. The admit cards can be downloaded using your login id and password.

LPU NEST MBA 2019 Results

After the conduction of the entrance examination, the students will get their scorecard. In the results, students will have their ranks on the basis of marks obtained in the entrance test. Based on the ranks only, candidates will be invited to attend the interview.

Tie Breaker

In case one or more students have the same scores. Then their rank will be decided according to the tiebreaker rules set by the university.

  • Score of the best two subjects– Score of the top two subjects will be calculated, the candidate with more marks will rank higher.
  • Single highest in any of the subject – If the first criteria do not solve the tie then, single highest marks in any of the subject will break the tie. Further, the elder one will be preferred.

LPU NEST MBA 2019 Interview

Based on your rank you will appear for the interviews on the allotted dates. For dates, there will be a slot booking session to book your interview dates. After the interview, candidates can take the admission on the basis of cut off released for different MBA programmes separately. Then after clearing LPU NEST(MBA), Interview and cutoff, deposit the admission fee offline or online.

Process for Admission in LPU

  • Select the programme you want to apply for.
  • Deposit initial payment of Rs 10000/- (Rs 9500/- programme fee of the first semester & Rs 500/- for the application fee for admission) to confirm the seat.
  • Complete your Admission Form. (fourth step in Application Form)
  • Upload the necessary documents like Date of Birth proof, Graduation Pass certificate etc
  • The university will check your documents in the specified time window.
  • Pay the remaining fees within the timeline notified by the university

LPU NEST MBA 2019 Fee Structure

This is the fee structure for the different programmes you are planning to enroll for. The first-semester fee will be paid during the admissions while the rest have to be paid subsequently.

Programmes Fee per semester
MBA Rs 110,000/-
MBA(Hons.) Rs 1,25,000/-
MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management, Information Technology,
International Business, Tourism, and Hospitality and Banking and Insurance)
Rs 99,500/-
MBA (Supply Chain & Logistics)
MBA (Financial Markets)
Rs 1,25,000/-

LPU NEST MBA 2019 Scholarship

The University offers India’s largest Private Scholarship Scheme. The motive behind this is that the university wants to give an opportunity to every student. The financial constraint should not be a constraint on any talented student future. In total, the university has offered the scholarship worth Rs 100+ crore in last year only. Under this scheme, the top 35% applicants who will qualify LPUNEST (MBA), will be eligible for Scholarships up to 1.5 Lac per annum(i.e up to 3 lac).

1.5 Lac Per Annum35,000 Per Semester50,000 Per Semester24,500 Per Semester80,000 Per Annum70,000 Per Semester85,000 Per Semester59,500 Per Semester

Performance in LPUNEST (MBA) Scholarship Amount Applicable fee after scholarship for MBA Programme Applicable fee after scholarship for MBA (Hons.) Programme Applicable fee after scholarship for MBA (Specialized)* Programme
90% Marks in LPUNEST (MBA) 1.5 Lac Per Annum 35,000 Per Semester 50,000 Per Semester 24,500 Per Semester
Top 10% applicants 1 Lac Per Annum 60,000 Per Semester 75,000 Per Semester 49,500 Per Semester
Next 10% applicants (i.e. 11% – 20%) 80,000 Per Annum 70,000 Per Semester 85,000 Per Semester 59,500 Per Semester
Next 15% applicants (i.e. 21% – 35%) 60,000 Per Annum 80,000 Per Semester 95,000 Per Semester 69,500 Per Semester

Apart from this, the university offers a scholarship on the basis of other criteria as well. The results for the scholarship will release with MBA Interview results only.

  • Percentage in Qualifying Exam
  • Performance or Rank in National Level Test like CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT etc.
  • Performance in Sports, Cultural, R&D, Co-curricular, Social Service and Bravery Awards.
  • Fee Concession for Defence, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) Personnel and their dependents.

LPU NIRF Ranking 2018

The NIRF is given by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. It ranks the University on parameters like Teaching, Learning & Resources, Research, and Professional Practice, Graduation Outcomes, Outreach, Inclusivity, and Perception. So, LPU bagged 38th in the management ranking by NIRF.

LPU Placements

LPU has a very wide network for students at national and international level. The training, internships, live industry projects, academic connects are what make the LPU students choice of the market.

Global Placements: 1000+

Fortune 500: 600+

Multinational Companies: 500+

One day single Placements: 610 by cognizant

Apart from this many reputed and well-known companies are part of placement drives like Yahoo, SAP, BOSCH, Wipro and much more. Check more details of the companies in the placement tab of the official website.

Official Website: www.lpu.in

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