JNUET 2020: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is one of the premier universities of India. NTA will conduct Jawahar Lal Nehru University Entrance Test (JNUET) 2020 for admission to Undergraduate, Postgraduate, M.Phil/PhD and Part-time courses. National Testing Agency has announced the dates. The exam is from 11th May to 14th May 2020. The candidates planning on applying for the admission to the course will be required to fill up the Application Form and submit it before the due date. 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. It is important that the candidates keep visiting the NTA website on a regular basis. For more of the details of JNUET 2020 go through the article below.

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Important Dates for JNUET 2020

The schedule for JNU Entrance Test is released on the official website of the National Testing Agency. It is advised that the candidates save the published dates of the examination.

The important dates are available here. Go through the  schedule of JNU Entrance Test 2020 from the tabular format below:



Commencement of JNU Entrance Test 2020 Application Form

2nd March 2020

Closing of online application process

31st March 2020

Last Date for Fee submission

31st March 2020

JNUET 2020 Application correction

To be Announced

JNUEE 2020 Admit Card will be available  for download on NTA website from

21st April 2020

Date of entrance exam (JNUET 2020)

11th May to 14th May 2020
JNUET Result Declaration31st May 2020

Viva-Voice of candidates selected on the basis of written test

Announced Later

Publication of Merit list (for von viva courses)

Announced later

Publication of Merit List (for viva voce courses)

Announced later

Registration for Admission of the candidates (for non viva courses)

Announced Later

Registration for Admission of the candidates (for Viva courses)

Announced Later

Release of final Merit List after Registration (all courses)

Announced Later

Registration of Final Merit List

Announced Later

Admission Deadline

Announced Later

JNUET Eligibility Criteria 2020

Information Brochure will mention the eligibility criteria in detail. It must be noted that if the candidate was found not fulfilling the eligibility criteria, they will not be able to proceed with the admission procedure further. Find the eligibility criteria of the courses offered by the University from the tabular format below:


Eligibility Criteria

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.
Pass any other bachelor degree with Economics & Mathematics & secure 60% marks.

MA in Political Sciences/Philosophy

Qualifying Exam: Pass Bachelor Degree with minimum 50 % marks in Social sciences.
Pass Bachelor Degree with at least 55% marks for in science and technology stream.


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.
Pass Master’s degree/BE/B.Tech & have at least 2-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, Bioinformatics National Certification (BINC) examination (conducted by DBT) or any other fellowship awarded from Government of India.

JNUET Application Form 2020

NTA will release JNUET Online form on its official website. It is an important part of the Admission procedure. The candidates must fill-up the form and submit it before the due date. The availability of JNUET Application Form 2020 will be in an online mode and there will be no other way of accessing it. The candidates must read the content and must make sure that there is no error while filling the details in the Application Form. It is important that the details provided in the form are valid and correct. In case the details are found to be incorrect while cross-checking them with the documents at the time of the admission, the candidature will be liable for the rejection.

The Application Form of JUNET 2020 will have to be provided with the information in all the sections as the incomplete applications will not be accepted. The details that have to be entered in the Application will be the Personal Information, Academic details, Uploading the photographs and the signature, contact address and other asked details. It is important for the candidates that they must select the course they will be applying for very carefully. The final submission of JNUET 2020 Application Form will only be after the payment of the Application Fee, the forms will not be accepted otherwise.

Check here for the JNU 2019 Admission Procedure.

Exam Pattern and Syllabus for JNUET

The JNU exam pattern and syllabus vary with every course and subject. NTA will conduct Computer Based Examination. For detailed syllabus and exam pattern, find the official e-prospectus. Any changes in the pattern and syllabus will be updated here.

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 Online
  • 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:


Exam Pattern

M.A.The exam will contain the questions from subjects of B.A level programme. The paper will be descriptive.
M.Sc. Environmental SciencesThe 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 SciencesQuestions 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 MedicineThe 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 SanskritQuestions 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.
MCAThe 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 LanguageThe 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 LanguageKnowledge 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.DThe 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 JNUET 2020

The Admit cards for JNU Entrance Test 2020 will release on NTA website. The link of JNUET Admit Card will release on 21st April 2020.  It is a mandatory document which needs to be presented on the day of the exam. The candidates without JNUET Admit card will not be allowed to enter the entrance examination hall or appear for the examination. The candidate must provide the important credentials as asked in the login section of the Hall Ticket. It must be noted that if the details provided in the login must be valid and correct, the document will not be accessible otherwise.

The Admit card of JNUET 2020 will mention all the important details. The details are the Name of the candidate, Roll Number, Application Number, Course Name, Course Code, Date of the exam, Timing of the Exam, Centre allotted to the candidate for the examination etc. The details provided must be checked thoroughly. If any form of error is found in the contents of the Permission letter, the candidate must contact the examination conducting body immediately. It is an important document which must be kept with the utmost care. It will be required at the time of the Interview or the admission if the candidate has qualified the course.

Results of JNU Entrance Test 2020

NTA will release JNU Entrance Test Results in an online mode on the official website on 31st May 2020. 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 be informed if they have been shortlisted for the interview.

Check here for the JNUET 2020 Results.

The JNU entrance test results can be viewed in the following steps:

  • Visit the official website of NTA 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.

Admission Procedure for JNUET

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.DRs. 295.00*
M.Tech, MPH PGDERs. 10,174.50*
M.A./M.Sc./M.C.A, B.A. (Hons.)Rs. 283.00*
Part TimeRs. 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:

  1. Enrolment Form.
  2. Central Library Application Form.
  3. Five copies of recent passport size photographs.
  4. 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.
  5. A Character Certificate from the Head of the Institution last attended.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. OBC Candidates: Two copies of OBC Certificate in the prescribed format.
  9. 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.
  10. Migration Certificate (in original) from the Head of the Institution/University last attended.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.

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