Lovely Professional University has released a notification for admission into B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture programmes through the LPU NEST 2018 (Entrance as well as Scholarship Test). This test will have two fold advantage as it will act as Entrance as well as Scholarship Test. Candidates can read all the necessary details of LPU NEST 2018 for Agriculture admission such as online application form, eligibility criteria, application fee, admit card and result on this page.

Latest: Last date to apply for Phase-4 LPU NEST is July 31, 2018. Scroll down for more information

LPU NEST 2018 for Agriculture Admission

Lovely Professional University is conducting National Entrance and Scholarship Test (LPUNEST-2018) for Agriculture aspirants. Since its inception in 2009, more than 50,000 students are appearing in this exam (LPUNEST) every year. The Test will be conducted in online mode (Pen and Paper Mode test is not allowed).

Scholarship: LPU envisages to usher an era of accessible and affordable quality higher education to the youth of our country, as on the basis of LPUNEST-2018 score, the university intends to award extensive Scholarship upto Rs 3.2 Lac per student.

Course Offered

  • Programme offered in Agriculture is B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture.

Schedule for LPU NEST 2018 Agriculture is given below.

Agriculture
Exam Phase/ Schedule Events
Last day to apply Date of Exam Result Date of Admission
Phase-1B 25 May 2018 20- 31 May 2018 Eligibility Result: 01 day after conduct of exam
Scholarship result: 05 Jun 2018
With scholarship
31 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Phase-2 25 Jun 2018 20- 30 Jun 2018 Eligibility Result: 01 day after conduct of exam
Scholarship result: 05 Jul 2018
With scholarship 30 Jun 2018
Phase-3 10 Jul 2018 05- 15 Jul 2018 Eligibility Result: 01 day after conduct of exam
Scholarship result: 20 Jul 2018
With scholarship 15 Jul 2018
Phase-4 25 Jul 2018 31 Jul 2018 16- 31 Jul 2018 Eligibility Result: 01 day after conduct of exam
Scholarship result: To be announced
With scholarship 16- 31 Jul 2018

Online Counseling and Seat Allotment

Display of Result Rounds of Counseling Filling of Online Preference Result of Allotment Last date of Admission (subject to availability of seats) (scholarship subject to prevalence of scholarship scheme)
7th May 2018 Round I 7 May to 12 May 2018 14 May 2018 14 May to 20 May 2018
Round II N.A. 21 May 2018 21 May to 24 May 2018
Round III 21 May to 24 May 2018 25 May 2018 25 May to 31 May 2018

Application Form 2018

LPU NEST Application Form for B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture will be available on the official website of the LPU. Interested candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying. Candidates can apply through the direct link (Application Form) given above.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality: Only Indian Nationals are eligible to apply for LPUNEST-2018
  • Qualifying Examination: Applicants appearing for LPUNEST-2018 should have either completed or shall be appearing in 2018, in final examination of 10+2 from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE, New Delhi) or The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE, New Delhi) or State Board or any other Council, Institution, college etc. declared recognised by Council of Boards of School Education (COBSE), New Delhi or any other concerned apex body as applicable.
  • Eligibility Criteria in the Qualifying Examination: Pass with 60% aggregate marks in 10+2 or Intermediate (with English, Physics, Chemistry & either Maths or Biology or Forestry) OR 10+2 or Intermediate (Agriculture) OR 2 years Diploma in Agriculture after 10th or equivalent subject to valid score in LPUNEST- 2018.

Entrance Test

The test duration is of 150 minutes (2 hours 30 minutes) and consists of 110 multiple choice questions (MCQ) of the objective type.

  • 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 in the 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.

Online Entrance Test Procedure

  • The applicant must ensure that the computer allotted to him/ her is switched on. Any problem with the computer should be informed to the invigilator immediately.
  • The questions appearing on the screen will be in English. All questions will be of the Multiple Choice (MCQ type).
  • Each MCQ will consist of a stem which may be in the form of a question or an incomplete statement and four responses labeled A, B, C and D. Out of the four responses, only one is correct or the 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.

Rough Work – All rough work should be done in the paper/s supplied at the Test Centre. No paper/s should be taken to the test hall for this purpose.

Scoring, Negative Marking

  • There will be no negative marking for wrong answers or unanswered questions.
  • Students will be awarded ranks on the basis of marks obtained. In case of two students scoring equal marks in the test, sum of best two subjects will be considered. In case of more students having the same sum of best two, the one getting single highest in any of the subject will be considered.

Exam Pattern

The distribution of questions for Agriculture is as follow:

Sections Questions
English 20
Physics 30
Chemistry 30
Maths/Biology 30
OR
Crop Production 60
Horticulture 30
English 20

All Subjects are compulsory. All questions carry 4 marks (Except English which carry 2 marks) each. The language of the entrance test shall be English only.

Test Centre

  • Click here to the view the list of LPU NEST 2018 Agriculture Test centres.

Syllabus

  • Click here to view the LPU NEST 2018 Agriculture Syllabus.

Fee and Scholarship

Fee and Scholarship applicable to applicants admitted on the basis of LPU NEST 2018 will be as per details given below:

Programmes Applicable Fee
B.Sc.(Hons.) Agericulture 49,500/- Per Semester

Scholarship

Lovely Professional University strongly believes in the fact that monetary constraints should not be an obstacle for a student to have access to quality education. So the University offers India’s largest Private Scholarship Scheme. The objective of the scheme is to realize the vast talents that may be hidden due to financial constraints. (Under this scheme in last five years LPU has awarded scholarships to more than 30,000 students worth Rs 300+ crores.)

In addition to LPUNEST-2018, Scholarship is also available on the basis of:

  • Percentage in Qualifying Exam
  • Performance in Sports, Cultural, R&D, Co-curricular, Social Service and Bravery Awards
  • Special Scholarship for Toppers of Education Board
  • Fee Concession for Defence, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) Personnel and their dependents.

Important Information

In case an applicant fails to produce the proof of fulfilment of the prescribed eligibility criteria or any other document prescribed by the university or fails to provide original documents for verification by the stipulated date(s), he/she shall not be considered eligible for admission/ scholarship, in any case, if granted due to any reason shall be cancelled and the applicant shall have no claim, whatsoever against the university.

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