Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is one of the premier universities of India. It conducts the JNU Entrance Exam (JNUEE) for admissions into various Undergraduate, Postgraduate, M.Phil/PhD and Part-time courses. The exam is conducted once every year.
The entrance examination for 2019 monsoon session will be held in December 2018. The exam pattern for the JNU Entrance Examination will be of Objective type or Descriptive type depending on the course you applied for. Some courses have a mixture of both objective and descriptive type questions in the entrance examination.
The entrance examination for admissions into M.Phil/PhD and B.A 2nd year courses will be followed by an Interview of the shortlisted candidates in the written examination.
Candidates who will appear for JNUEE will be able to view their results and merit lists on the official website of JNU www.jnu.ac.in
Important Dates for JNUEE
The tentative schedule related to JNUEE 2019 is enlisted in the table below:
Commencement of online application process
Closing of online application process
Admit Card Available
Date of entrance exam (JNUEE)
Result Declaration for the programmes for which viva-voce is necessary [B.A. (Hons.) 2nd year, M.Sc.in SC MM & SCIS,-21st February, 2018 (Tentative) M.A. (Foreign Language)M.Phil/Ph.D., Ph.D., PGDE,M.Tech, MPH, COP & ADOP(Mass Media)
Viva-Voice of candidates selected on the basis of written test
March 2019 (Tentative)
Publication of Merit list
March & April(viva-voice candidates)
Registration for Admission Commences From
Registration of Waiting List
The following seats were announced to be available for admissions into various courses in JNU as per for the admission in 2018 session. The latest update will be made available in the tabular format below:
M.Phil/PhD 381 Only PhD 339 M.A/M.Sc/M.Tech/M.P.H 118 B.A. 459 Part-time courses 240
Eligibility Criteria for Admission into JNU
For getting an admission into the course that you will opt for, it will be necessary that you meet the minimum eligibility condition necessary for that course. Not meeting the eligibility conditions and not having valid documentary proof will lead to the cancellation of candidature. The overview of the eligibility criteria for various courses offered in JNU is discussed in the table below:
BA (Hons.) (1st Year)
Qualifying Exam: Pass 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board.
Minimum Marks: Obtain minimum 45% marks in the qualifying exam.
Minimum Age Limit: 17 Years as on 1st October 2018.
BA (Hons.) (2nd Year) in German
Qualifying Exam: Pass 1st year of Bachelor Degree from a recognized university.
Minimum Marks: Secure at least 50% marks in the qualifying exam.
BA (Hons.) (2nd Year) other than German
Qualifying Exam: Pass 1st year of Bachelor Degree from a recognized university.
Minimum Marks: Secure minimum 45% marks in above exam.
Minimum Age Limit: 18 Years as on 1st October 2018.
MA in Politics/English/ Linguistics/ German/ Arts & Aesthetics
Qualifying Exam: Pass Bachelor Degree from any recognized university.
Minimum Marks: Secure minimum 50% marks in aggregate in the qualifying exam.
MA in Geography/Sociology/Sanskrit
Qualifying Exam: Should Pass Bachelor Degree from a recognized university.
Minimum Marks: Score at least 45% marks in the above exam.
MA in Economics
Qualifying Exam: Pass Bachelor Degree (with 50% marks in aggregate) in following subjects: Economics (Hons.) with Mathematics as subsidiary subject or Mathematics(Hons.) with Economics as a subsidiary subject or Statistics(Hons.) with Mathematics and Economics as subsidiary subjects.
MA in Political Sciences/Philosophy
Qualifying Exam: Pass Bachelor Degree with minimum 50 % marks in Social sciences.
Qualifying Exam: Pass Bachelor’s degree (B.SC or B.Tech or equivalent) from any recognized university.
Minimum Marks: Obtain at least 55% marks in the qualifying exam.
Qualifying Exam: Pass Bachelor Degree in any disciplines from a recognized university.
Minimum Marks: Secure minimum 55% marks in the above qualifying examination.
Qualifying Exam: Pass Master Degree in Computer Science or Mathematics or Statistics or Operational Research or in any branch of Science or Bachelor’s degree in any branch of Engineering or MCA.
Minimum Marks: Secure minimum 55% marks.
Ph.D. (Direct Admission)
Qualifying Exam: Pass 2-year M.Phil degree or Pass 1-year M.Phil degree with one-year research experience.
Minimum Marks: Score minimum 55% marks in the examination.
M.Phil/Ph.D & Ph.D (Through JRF)
Pass M.A./M.Sc in a relevant subject.
Candidates who have qualified for the examination for a fellowship through a national level written test, i.e. JRF category under CSIR/UGC National Eligibility Test (NET)-JRF, DBT-JRF (Category-I), ICMR-JRF, INSPIRE Fellowship, Ayush Fellowship, Bioinformatic National Certification (BINC) examination (conducted by DBT) or any other fellowship awarded from Government of India.
Application Procedure for JNU Entrance Examination
In order to appear for the entrance examination, it is necessary that the candidate filled the application form and submitted it with all their correct details. Before that, it will also be important on your side to ensure that you are eligible to apply for the course that you wish to opt for.
The application form for JNU entrance exam can be filled in the following easy steps:
- Visit the official website of JNU www.jnu.ac.in and follow the link for online application form.
- Click on the link “Apply Online”.
- Candidates were to go through some instructions displayed on the screen and below it, the button “I Accept Apply Online”. Click on it.
- Select the link of the entrance exam you will be applying for on the next page.
- The registration form will be available. Enter all the details correctly and click on “Register Now” button.
- The candidate will be redirected to the next stage of the application form where you have to furnish your Personal, Communication and Educational Details. Enter all the information correctly.
- Upload scanned copies of your passport size photograph and signature in the sizes and dimensions mentioned below:
20 KB to 50 KB
150px width & 200px height
10 KB to 20 KB
140px width & 60px height
- After the photograph and signature will be successfully uploaded, pay the application fee. The application fee will be as follows depending on the number of courses you have opt for:
|Number of options||B.A. (Hons.) 1st and 2nd year course and all other Part Time courses||M.Phil./M.Tech./MPH/ Pre-Ph.D./Ph.D., M.A., M.Sc., M.C.A.|
|General/OBC Category||ST/SC/PWD/BPL||General/OBC Category||ST/ SC/PWD/BPL|
|For 1 preference||Rs.400/||Rs.265/||Rs.530/||Rs.310/|
|For 2 preferences||Rs.575/||Rs.325/||Rs.800/||Rs.415/|
|For 3 preferences||Rs.750/||Rs.380/||Rs.1000/||Rs.500/|
The application fee has to be paid by credit/debit card or netbanking.
- After the application fee has been paid successfully, take a printout of the online application form and keep it for future reference.
It will not be necessary that you complete the application procedure in one sitting. You can save your entered details and continue later on by logging in with the application number and password that will be sent to you on your e-mail Id (provided by you while registering).
Check here for the JNU 2019 Admission Procedure.
Exam Pattern and Syllabus for JNUEE
The JNU exam pattern and syllabus vary with every course and subject. For detailed syllabus and exam pattern, find the official e-prospectus-[googleapps domain=”drive” dir=”file/d/16f3MtgWoT0yUV2wZ8l1et9_rSlvo5a1B/preview” query=”” width=”640″ height=”480″ /]
The following points highlighted the exam pattern in general for all the courses and subjects:
- Duration: The time allotted will be 3 hours for all the papers
- Mode: The mode of exam shall be offline i.e pen and paper
- Types of Question: Objective or Descriptive or a combination of both which shall vary from subject to subject.
- Total Marks: The exam shall be conducted for 100 marks in maximum.
- Negative marking: There shall be negative marking of 1/4th of the mark assigned for the question for every wrong answer. This shall apply only for the objective type exams.
- Number of Questions: The number of questions and distribution of marks shall vary for each subject.
The exam pattern and syllabus for some of the courses are detailed in the table below:
|M.A.||The exam will contain the questions from subjects of B.A level programme. The paper will be descriptive.|
|M.Sc. Environmental Sciences||The Question paper will be of objective type and include questions in two parts. Part 1: Includes questions from Science and Mathematics of 10+2 standard. Part 2: Includes questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geology, Botany and Zoology at B.Sc. level.|
|M.Sc. Physical Sciences||Questions in the examination of M.Sc in Physics will cover the broader areas of Physics, Physical Chemistry and Mathematics at B.Sc. (General) level whereas for M.Sc in Chemistry, the questions will be based on Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry. M.Sc in Physics and Chemistry will contain objective type questions only.|
|M.Sc. Molecular Medicine||The question paper of M.Sc in Molecular Medicine will be divided into two parts. The first part will contain objective type questions on molecualr medicine and the other part will consist of questions based on Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics and relevant subject.|
|M.A. in Sanskrit||Questions in M.A. in Sanskrit examination needs to be answered either in English or Sanskrit language. There will be short answer type questions for a total of 100 marks with no negative marking.|
|MCA||The question paper will include multiple choice questions based on10+2/Graduate level Mathematics and Probability (80% questions) and General Aptitude and reasoning (20% questions).|
|M.A. in Economics (with Specialization in World Economy)||Objective type questions will be asked in examination comprising of 100 marks with negative marking. The paper tests the candidate’s knowledge of micro-economics, macro-economics, mathematics and statistics, International trade and some related disciplines, such as public economics and economic development.|
|B.A. (Hons.) 1st year in Foreign Language||The paper judges General Knowledge, General English and Elementary Knowledge on the culture and civilization of the languages/country concerned and aptitude for language skills.|
|B.A. (Hons.) 2nd year in Foreign Language||Knowledge of basic and applied grammar, besides some competence for simple translation from the English language concerned and vice-versa and familiarity with the culture and civilization of the country concerned. The paper will be set in respective foreign language.|
|M.Phil /Ph.D||The entrance examination will consist of multiple-choice questions or descriptive type questions or both depending on the subject one has applied for. The admission to M.Phil/Ph.D shall be followed by an interview of shortlisted candidates.|
Admit Card for JNUEE
Admit cards for JNU Entrance Exam will be available for download on the official website of JNU. JNU issued admit cards in the name of all the candidates who have successfully completed the admission procedure. Admit cards shall be available for download in the online mode only.
Candidates will be notified regarding your examination centre venue and address through the admit card.
On the release of admit card, candidates will receive a notification on their registered e-mail Id regarding its release.
The admit card can be downloaded in the following steps:
- Visit the official website of JNU www.jnu.ac.in
- Click on the link “Click here to visit main website” at the bottom of the page.
- Under the Admissions section, Click on the link “e-Admit card for JNU and combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination 2019-20”. You shall be redirected to the login page.
- Enter your Application number and click on the ‘Login’ button.
- Your admit card shall be displayed on the screen.
- Take a printout of the admit card.
It is mandatory for you to bring the admit card to the examination hall. You will be required to carry a recent passport size photograph and an original Photo ID (Aadhaar card, Driving License, Voter ID, Passport, Institution ID or PAN Card) to the examination centre.
Results of JNU Entrance Exam
The Results of the JNU Entrance examination will be declared online on the official website www .jnu.ac.in. Through the result, candidates will be informed if they have been selected for the course. If the selection procedure is followed by an interview round, candidates will informed if they have been shortlisted for the interview.
Check here for the JNU 2019 Results.
The JNU entrance results can be viewed in the following steps:
- Visit the official website of JNU and click on the link to view results that shall be highlighted there. You shall be directed to the Results search page.
- Select the mode you wish to exercise to view results. You shall have to select any of “Search by Application no.” or “Search by Registration No.”
- Select the Programme of study from the drop-down menu.
- Select the Field of Study.
- Enter your Application no. or the Registration number, whichever you have selected.
- Click on the ‘Search’ button.
- Your results shall be displayed on the screen.
Deprivation points up to 12 points were awarded to candidates belonging to certain categories. They were discussed below.
- Candidates got separate points for each educational level i.e. 10th/ High School/ Matriculation/ 12th level/ Intermediate, B.A./B.Sc. and M.A./M.Sc. from either a Quartile 1 or Quartile 2 Districts. The points are enlisted below:
Quartile 1 marks:
Programme of study applied for
UG/UG 2nd Year
Quartile 2 marks:
Programme of study applied for
UG/UG 2nd Year
- All Kashmiri Migrants were eligible for grant of 05 (five) deprivation points on the production of registration documents from the notified authorities certifying their Kashmiri Migrant Status.
- All female/Transgender candidates were eligible for deprivation points as per details are given below:
|SC/ST/OBC/PH/Quartile 1/Quartile 2||7 deprivation points|
|Other Candidates (UR not falling under either Quartile 1/Quartile 2)||5 deprivation points|
This benefit of deprivation points was given only to UG/PG level courses other than M.Phil./Ph.D. programmes.
Admission Procedure for JNU
All the candidates who have been selected for a particular programme must have filled the pre-enrolment form online indicating that they have accepted the offer of admission. While filling the pre-enrolment form, they will also be required to upload relevant documents asked for on the portal. The following amount has to be paid online while filling the pre-enrolment form:
Ph.D., M.Phil./Ph.D Rs. 295.00* M.Tech, MPH PGDE Rs. 10,174.50* M.A./M.Sc./M.C.A, B.A. (Hons.) Rs. 283.00* Part Time Rs. 234.00*
*Plus GST, as applicable.
All the candidates who will be shortlisted for the viva-voice in any programme must produce the following documents at the time of Viva-voce:
- Testimonials from two persons one of whom should be a former teacher of the candidate;
- A complete list of subjects/papers taken by the candidate for the certificates/degrees held by him/her.
- A copy of at least one of the published papers of the candidate, if any, which he/she considers to be the most representative of his/her intellectual interest and ability.
- A brief note (one copy) stating the candidate’s area of specialised interest of research, if any, and his future professional goals, and such other additional information that may help his/her selection to the programme of study.
- A research proposal of around 500 words is to be submitted by the candidate at the time of viva-voce.
Certificates and documents required to be submitted by all candidates selected for admission to various programmes of study at the time of admission/registration are listed below:
- Enrolment Form.
- Central Library Application Form.
- Five copies of recent passport size photographs.
- Two sets of self-attested copies of the Matriculation, Higher secondary, Pre-University or Indian School Certificate or Senior School Certificate (10+2), or an equivalent examination certificate showing the age/date of birth of the candidate.
- A Character Certificate from the Head of the Institution last attended.
- Two sets of self-attested copies of the statement of marks obtained by the candidate and passing certificate/degree of Senior School, Bachelor’s Degree/Master’s Degree examination etc; or their equivalent examination.
- For SC/ST Candidates: Two attested copies of SC/ ST Certificate in the prescribed format in support of their claim for admission against the reserved quota.
- OBC Candidates: Two copies of OBC Certificate in the prescribed format.
- For PWD Candidates: Two copies of Disability Certificate in the prescribed Format issued by a Competent Medical Authority indicating the nature and extent (including percentage) of Physical Disability in support of their claim for admission against PWD quota.
- Migration Certificate (in original) from the Head of the Institution/University last attended.
- Two Anti-Ragging Affidavits (one to be signed by the candidate and the other to be signed by the parent/guardian of the candidate) on non-judicial Stamp Paper of Rs.10/- each as per the given format duly attested by a Notary Public.
- Candidates pursuing their studies with some other University/Institution are required to submit discontinuation certificate from their respective University/Institution at the time of registration/admission. They are also required to submit the Migration Certificate subsequently within the stipulated time.
- The admission of candidates who have passed their qualifying examination from a Foreign University will be subject to their qualification being found equivalent to the qualifications prescribed by the University.
- The candidates, enjoying employed status and selected for admission to any programme of study in the University, are required to produce leave sanction order/relieving order at the time of admission/ registration from their employer for the duration of the programme.
- Following documents will be submitted by the candidate (in original) at the Admission Counter in a separate envelope while taking admission/registration:
- Marksheets & Degree/Provisional Certificate of the qualifying examination
- Migration certificate
- Character Certificate
- Anti-ragging Affidavits
Note: The formats in which the certificates have to be produced will available in the prospectus.