Question Paper Pattern

It is divided into two papers, i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II.

Due to steep spike in infection cases in India and adhering to the central government’s guidelines to safeguard health and safety of candidates, conduct of physical test is postponed for now, so currently LPUNEST for Ph.D. would be conducted in online mode only i.e. remotely proctored online LPUNEST from home will be conducted. Click here to view General Guidelines for Remotely Proctored Online Exam.

Mode of test Remotely Proctored Test from home (Online)
Duration 90 minutes
No. of Questions for Paper-I 40 Objective Type
No. of Questions for Paper-II 40 Objective Type
Total No. of Questions 80 Objective Type
Paper-I (Teaching and Research Aptitude) 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 (Programme wise) shall consist of multiple objective type compulsory questions based on the subject selected by the candidate.

Note: Each question will carry 1 mark. There would be no negative marks for a wrong answer.


Syllabus will be as per UGC-NET, UGC-CSIR, GPAT, ICAR, and GATE.
For more details, click on the relevant link in the following Table:

Discipline Covered National Educational Body Name Link for syllabus
Social Sciences UGC-NET Click here
Sciences CSIR UGC-NET Click here
Pharmacy GPAT Click here
Agricultural ICAR Click here
Engineering GATE Click here
Planning - Click here
Note: The given links may undertake updations or make changes, when they deem fit. This university will not be held responsible for any of their updations/ changes, in any way. The candidates need to keep themselves updated with the updations/ changes in those links on their own.