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LPUNEST (Ph.D.) 2020 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

LPUNEST (Ph.D.) 2020
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LPUNEST (Ph.D.) 2020 Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Lovely Professional University National Entrance and Scholarship Test for Ph.D. 2020 or LPUNEST (Ph.D.) 2020 is the entrance examination for admission to Ph.D. (Aerospace Engg.), Ph.D. (Agronomy), Ph.D. (Architecture), Ph.D. (Ayurvedic Pharmacy), Ph.D. (Biochemistry) and other courses. LPUNEST (Ph.D.) 2020 is conducted by Lovely Professional University.

LPUNEST (Ph.D.) for the year 2020 has been announced by Lovely Professional University and will be held from 22/05/2020 to 24/05/2020. The application forms will be available from 06/02/2020 till 19/05/2020. The exam is in online mode. The duration of the exam will be 120 minutes. It is being conducted in English language. Result is expected to be announced on 02/06/2020.

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LPUNEST (Ph.D.) 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria (Qualifying Exam)

Master’s degree with 55%* marks in aggregate in a relevant discipline or equivalent, subject to clearing LPUNEST and Interview.

*5% relaxation to SC / ST / OBC (non-creamy layer) / differently - abled candidates.

Note :

  • Applicants having relevant Post Graduation degree in Engineering are only allowed to apply for the Ph.D. in engineering disciplines. e.g. applicants with M.Tech/ME in CSE would apply for Ph.D( CSE), and applicants with MCA or M.Sc. (CS / IT) degree should apply for Ph.D (Computer Applications).
  • The applicants with masters degree in distance education or online mode are not allowed to take admission in the Ph.D. Engineering Programmes.
  • An applicant who has completed Company Secretary (CS) course from ‘The Institute of Company Secretaries of India’ (ICSI) is eligible to apply for admission Ph.D. (Commerce) and Ph.D. (Management). Click here to view Recognition Letter on ICSI Website.
  • An applicant who has completed Chartered Accountancy (CA) course from ‘The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India’ (ICAI) is eligible to apply for admission in Ph.D. (Commerce).

LPUNEST (Ph.D.) 2020 Exam Centers

Online Dates

Date Centers
22/05/2020  to  24/05/2020 Bhimavaram, Guntur, Kakinada, Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Kadapa, Guwahati, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnia, Chandigarh, Bhilai, Raipur, Delhi, Margao, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Ambala, Bhiwani, Faridabad, Karnal, Panipat, Rohtak, Gurugram, Kangra, Shimla, Jammu, Srinagar, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bengaluru, Mangalore, Mysore, Kochi, Kollam, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune, Imphal, Shillong, Kohima, Balasore, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Pathankot, Sangrur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sriganganagar, Udaipur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Warangal, Agartala, Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Moradabad, Varanasi, Dehradun, Haridwar, Rudrapur, Durgapur, Kolkata, Siliguri

LPUNEST (Ph.D.) 2020 Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 06/02/2020 19/05/2020
LPUNEST (Ph.D.) 2020 Exam Date Online Dates
  • 22/05/2020  to  24/05/2020
  • Declaration of result 02/06/2020 -
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    LPUNEST (Ph.D.) 2020 Prospectus

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    Selection Criteria :

    • An applicant will be short listed for interview on the basis of his/ her score in the entrance examination LPUNEST (Ph.D.).
    • The final selection for admission in Ph.D. will be based on the performance in Entrance Test (70% weightage) and Interview (30% weightage) subject to scoring minimum marks in the Interview.

    Exemption from Entrance Test

    Applicants who have qualified UGC (NET / JRF) / CSIR (NET / JRF) / ICAR (JRF / SRF) examination / SLET (Punjab only)/ GATE or GPAT score card / ICAR (NET), SPM, Teacher Fellowship holder or passed M.Phil. Programme (in Regular mode only) are exempted from LPUNEST (Ph.D.).

    Note :

    • Exemption is for LPUNEST (Ph.D.) only but the applicant will have to fill the LPUNEST (Ph.D.) form and appear for the Interview. The applicants are required to bring the original documents against which exemption is sought at the time of interview.
    • GATE / GPAT score should be valid at the time of admission.
    • The final selection for admission in Ph.D. will be based on the performance in Entrance Test (70% weightage) and Interview (30% weightage) subject to scoring minimum marks in the Interview. However if anyone is exempted from LPUNEST (Ph.D.) entrance test, then 100% weightage will be given to Interview only.

    Important Points

    • All our correspondence including centre booking and issue of Hall Ticket details will be through email only. Therefore, the applicants are requested to get ready with valid email id and mobile number for contact. No separate communication will be done for the same.

    LPUNEST (Ph.D.) 2020 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    Cost of LPUNEST Kit (Application Form) is 500 (for Boys) and 250 (for Girls). Application fee once paid will not be refunded.

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    Application Form

    • Application form will be in a format that can be processed by Optical Mark Reader (OMR).
    • Cost of LPUNEST Kit (Application Form) is 500 (for Boys) and 250 (for Girls). Application fee once paid will not be refunded.

    Application forms can be obtained and submitted using one of the following methods

    • Option - I : Without Purchasing LPUNEST Kit
    • Applicant can apply for LPUNEST without purchasing LPUNEST Kit.

    Online Application : Apply through the University Website (Online Banking facility required).

    • Fill the application form. Click Here to apply.
    • Pay 500 (for Boys) and 250 (for Girls) online when prompted.

    Note : For online application, Applicant should have Online Banking facility through Net banking / Debit card / Credit card.

    • Option-II: After Purchasing LPUNEST Kit
    • Applicant may obtain LPUNEST Kit from University Campus or any other prescribed place by paying cash. Once the applicant has obtained the LPUNEST Kit, form can be submitted by one of the following methods :
      • Manual
        • Fill the full application form (OMR sheet) after reading all the instructions as specified under the head “Instructions for filling Application Form (OMR sheet)” and sent it to the university in the self - addressed envelope.
      • Semi - Online Application - In case applicant does not want to send the hard copy of purchased application form: 
        • Fill the application form.
        • When asked, Click "Yes" if you have purchased the LPUNEST Kit. Fill the OMR sheet No. and Unique OMR code, in the given space.
        • Submit and save the copy of complete application form for your reference.

    More Information

    Incomplete Applications

    Incomplete application (For example: Declaration not signed) will not be processed. LPU will not take responsibility to inform these applicants. Such applicants will not be able to access the Online Slot Management.

    Applicants are hence advised to ensure that the duly filled in application is dispatched along with complete enclosures in all respects.

    LPUNEST (Ph.D.) 2020 Syllabus

    Mode of testComputer based Test (Online)
    No. of Questions for Paper - I50 Objective Type
    No. of Questions for Paper - II50 Objective Type


    Syllabus will be as per UGC - NET, UGC - CSIR, GPAT, ICAR, and GATE. For more details, visit official site.

    Sample Paper Link: View/Download


    The test will be conducted through online mode in University campus or at various test centres throughout the country for all disciplines. The duration of the test is 120 minutes and it consists of 100 objective type multiple choice questions (MCQs). It is divided into two papers, i.e. Paper - I and Paper - II.

    • Paper - I shall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching / research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.
    • Paper - II shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions based on the subject selected by the candidate.

    Syllabus Link: View/Download

    LPUNEST (Ph.D.) 2020 Exam Day Instructions

    Online Dates

    • 22/05/2020  to  24/05/2020

    Examination Day Instructions

    Online Entrance Test is a Computer based test. Its salient features are:

    • The applicant sits in front of the computer and the questions are presented on the monitor and the applicant submits his/ her answers through the use of the mouse. The computer is connected to the server, which delivers the test, in real time through a reliable connectivity.
    • Online Entrance test assumes that the applicant has basic familiarity with use of computers like use of keyboard and mouse operation. It is the responsibility of the applicant to acquire these skills before appearing in the test and the University cannot take responsibility for the same.

    Procedure for Online Entrance Test

    • The applicants must ensure that the computer allotted to them is switched on and any problem with the computer should be informed to the invigilator immediately.
    • He/ She will appear for exam in English. All questions will be of the multiple choice questions (MCQ).
    • Each MCQ will consist of a stem which may be in the form of a question or an incomplete statement and four responses labelled A, B, C and D. One of the four responses only is the correct or most appropriate answer. Applicants must choose the correct or most appropriate answer by clicking on the button next to the answer. Applicants can navigate freely through the questions.

    Regulations at the Test Centre

    • Applicants should arrive at the test centre as per the reporting time mentioned in the Hall Ticket. Prior to the start of the actual test, there will be pre-test process which includes registration and on-site orientation. If an applicant arrives after the on-site orientation has begin, he/ she will not be allowed to take the test. The test hall will be opened 30 minutes before the commencement of the test.
    • The applicant has to register his/ her name at the registration counter. The Hall Tickets of the applicants will be checked to satisfy about the identity of each applicant.
    • A photograph of the applicant will be clicked at the test centre for verification purpose.
    • Each applicant will be given a seat with a computer. Applicants must find out and occupy their allotted seats at least 15 minutes before the commencement of the test.
    • Applicants will not be allowed to carry any textual material, printed or hand written, bits of papers or any other material except the Hall Ticket and ID Proof inside the test hall. Applicants are also not permitted to bring calculators, slide rules, electronic watches with facilities of calculators, laptop or palmtop computers, personal stereo systems, walkie-talkie sets, mobile phones, paging devices or any other object/ device that is likely to be of unfair assistance.
    • No applicant will be allowed to go outside the test hall till the completion of the test. Once applicants leave the hall (even if only to answer the call of nature) they may not be allowed to return under any circumstances. Smoking in the test hall is strictly prohibited. Tea, coffee, cold drinks or snacks are also not allowed to be taken into the test hall.
    • There are no waiting facilities for family and friends at the test centre. Applicants should plan to meet them elsewhere after the test ends.

    More Information

    • For Applicants who booked their test slot themselves: The Hall Ticket will be generated immediately after the applicant books the slot through the online slot booking system.
    • For Applicants whose test slot is booked by the University: The Hall Ticket will be generated after 48 hrs. of receiving of application form and will be made available on the website. However all application received before the start date of the slot booking will be processed only when Online Slot Management will be activated (For details refer Important Dates).
    • Applicant should provide the application username and password to download the Hall Ticket. Applicants must provide valid email ID in the application form.

    The Hall Ticket will indicate the address of the test centre, test date, time allotted to the applicant and regulations. Discrepancies, if any, must be brought to our notice of university immediately at lpunest@lpu.co.in 

    The Hall Ticket will NOT be dispatched to applicants via post or fax.

    Applicants should ensure that a printer is connected to their computer while printing the Hall Ticket. Applicants should take two printouts of the Hall Ticket using the print option on A4 size paper only. Please ensure that all information on the Hall Ticket is clearly visible on the printout.

    No applicant will be permitted to appear for the test without a valid Hall Ticket.  

    The applicants must not mutilate the Hall Ticket or change any entry made therein after it has been authenticated and received by them. The Hall Ticket is not transferable to any other person. Impersonation is a legally punishable offence.

    The Hall Ticket is an important document; it must be preserved and produced at the time of admission also.

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    LPUNEST (Ph.D.) 2020 Results

    Result Declaration02/06/2020

    More Information

    Interview Slot Booking2nd - 6th June 2020
    Interview schedule11th - 16th June 2020
    Result of Interview22nd June 2020
    Last Date of Admission7th August 2020

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