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

Schedule I: 21st January to 5th February 2019
Schedule II: 5th April to 30th April 2019
Further details can be referred under the head Important Dates.

Note: The applicants, after Schedule I, who wants to improve the result, may also appear for the second time in Schedule II. The better score will be considered for the final calculation of the cut-offs/ ranks.

This test will have twofold advantage as it will act as Entrance Test as well as Scholarship Test.

Entrance Test: LPUNEST (MCA) will provide a gateway to all MCA programmes in LPU and will act as Entrance test for admission in MCA Programmes at LPU. For details, refer “Eligibility”.

Extensive 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 (MCA) score, the university intends to award extensive Scholarship upto ₹ 2.7 Lac per student. For details of scholarship please refer “Fee and Scholarship”.

MCA Programmes offered at LPU



Only Indian Nationals are eligible to apply for LPUNEST (MCA)

Qualifying Examination:

Applicants appearing for LPUNEST (MCA) should have either completed or shall be appearing in 2019, in final examination of Graduation from University Grants Commission (UGC) recognized University, Institution, college etc.

Eligibility Criteria in the Qualifying Examination:

For MCA, MCA (Hons.),
Pass with 60% aggregate marks in BCA or B.Sc.(Computer Science) or B.Sc.(Information Technology) or any Graduation with Computer Science as a subject for three years OR with (Mathematics or Statistics or Business Maths or Business Statistics or QT as one of the subject at Graduation or 10+2 level) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPUNEST (MCA).

For MCA [Lateral Entry], MCA (Hons.) [Lateral Entry],
Pass with 60% aggregate marks in BCA or B.Sc. (Information Technology) or B.Sc. (Computer Science) with mathematics as a course at 12th or Graduation level or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPUNEST (MCA).