Know All About JNUEE [Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam] 2021

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JNUEE - Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam

Jawaharlal Nehru University is one of the top universities in India, especially for humanities courses. Some of the popular courses offered in JNU such as IR, MA Literature, MA Politics are coveted all over the world. However, getting into JNU is no easy feat. JNU conducts a highly competitive entrance exam with as many as 144 candidates per seat for certain courses. This blog covers all the necessary information you need to know about the Jawaharlal Nehru University entrance exams (JNUEE), its syllabus, pattern, exam dates 2021 and more!

Exam JNUEE [Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam]
Official Authority National Testing Agency
JNUEE 2021 Exam Date 2nd week of May 2021
Mode Online 
Duration  3 hours
Medium  English
Purpose For admissions in courses at JNU like BA (Hons), MA, MCA, Mass Media, MSc, MTech, MPhil, International Studies, etc.

About JNUEE 

Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exams are conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) to shortlist candidates for admissions into the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes at JNU. Whilst filling the application form, the candidates must choose three courses of their choice but applicants will be given admission depending on the availability of seats, merit and the preference of the applicant. The idea behind JNUEE is to choose candidates who have the right skills and aptitude for pursuing the course of their choice. Here are the exam dates for JNUEE 2021:

Events  Date 
Applications Start 1st week of March 2021
Last date to Apply 4th week of March 2021
Admit Card will be Available by 3rd week of April 2021
Exam Date 2nd week of May 2021
Result 4th week of May 2021
Viva Voce June 2021
Merit List (for non-viva & viva course) July 2021
Selection for Admissions Last week of August 2021
Last Date to Submit Fee Last week of August 2021
Register for Waiting List Last week of August 2021

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Eligibility Criteria 

The minimum requirement for JNUEE is that the test-taker must have secured a minimum of 55% in their degree. As Jawaharlal Nehru University offers a wide range of programmes the eligibility criteria of each course is different from the other. Therefore, the candidates should check the eligibility criteria of the respective course before filling the application form. Following is the eligibility of some of the popular courses offered by JNU.

BA Hons. 10+2 or equivalent with at least 45%
Students appearing in 10+2 exams are also eligible
M.A. in Politics
(with specialisation in International Studies)
10+2+3 with 50%
MA in Economy
(with specialisation in World Economy)
An aggregate of 50% in the following subjects:
Economics (Hons.) with Mathematics/
Mathematics (Hons.) with Economics/
Statistics (Hons.) with Mathematics and Economics
Any degree holder with a specialization in
mathematics or economics with 60%
MCA BCA/BTech with Mathematics & at least 50%
MSc Life Sciences A minimum of 55% in the bachelor’s degree (Biological, Physical or Agricultural Sciences or Biotechnology) under the 10+2+3
PhD (Direct admission) 2-year Mphil or a one-year MPhil graduate with research experience (1 year ) and a publication. 
Master’s degree or diploma equivalent of Master degree (aggregate 55%) with research publication with a 2-year research experience. 

Exam Pattern

JNUEE is a 3-hour long exam and is conducted in an online mode. JNUEE is a 100 marks paper and comprises objective, subjective and short answer type questions depending on the course. There will be negative marking for wrong questions in the case of objective type questions. Here is an overview of the JNUEE pattern:

MCA Objective type questions [MCQ]80% of the paper – 10+2 Graduate level Mathematics
20% of the paper- General aptitude and reasoning
MA Subjective type questions (Essay-type)
Part 1 of the paper – short type questions
Part 2 – easy questions
MSc Objective type questions (MCQ)
Part 1 of the paper – Mathematics and Science of 10+2 level.
Part 2 of the paper – Chemistry, Physics,
Mathematics, Botany, Zoology, and Geology of B.Sc level.
Mtech / PhD Objective type questions (MCQ)
Questions from a graduate or postgraduate level of
Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science.


Here is the syllabus for JNUEE exam:

Life sciences Life Sciences (UG)
Molecular Biology
Physics (UG)
Mathematics (UG)
Chemistry (UG)
Biochemistry (UG)
Computer & Information Sciences (10+2 level)
Technology Basic Engineering
Basic Technology (undergraduate level)
Physics (UG)
Chemistry (UG)
Mathematics (UG)
Fundamental Sciences and Informatics
General ability Current Affairs
General Science
History of India
English Grammar
General Comprehension
Topics associated with political, economic and social history
Mathematics Real series analysis
Calculus and Analytic Geometry
Differential Equations
Statistics and Probability
Modern Algebra and Matrix Theory
Theory of Equation
Numerical Analysis

Application Fees 

Here are the exam application fees for different categories:

For BA Hons and Part-time Courses in JNU:

No. of subjects General/ OBC SC/ ST/ PwD BPL
1 subject 400 INR 265 INR 658 INR
2 subjects 575 INR 325 INR 125 INR
3 subjects 450 INR 580 INR 180 INR

For M.Phil, M.Tech, M.Sc., and M.A:  

No. of subjects General/ OBC SC/ ST/ PwD BPL
1 subject 530 INR 310 INR 110 INR
2 subjects 800 INR 415 INR 215 INR
3 subjects 1000 INR 500 INR 300 INR

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How to Apply for JNUEE?

Candidates are required to fill the online application form on the official website of the university from March 2, 2021.  Given below are some of the guidelines for completing the application process.

  • First, visit the official website of JNU and register for your chosen course with your name, email address and other credentials. 
  • You will receive a login ID to sign in and fill in the personal, educational and contact details asked in the application form. Then, you will have to upload scanned photographs and signature.
  • The application fee (non-refundable) for JNUEE can be submitted through debit or credit card/internet banking or e-challan filed by SBI.

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