Know All About JNUEE [Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam] 2023

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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 at JNU such as IR, MA Literature, and 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 2023 and more!

Exam JNUEE [Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam]
Official Authority National Testing Agency
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 admission into the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes at JNU. Whilst filling out 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.

JNU 2023 Exam Dates

The details of the required activities and the possible dates are provided below:

Events Dates (Tentative)
Application form commences 1st August 2023
Last date to submit an application form 31st August 2023
Admit card availability 8th September 2023
JNUEE exam date 20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd September 2023
Result declaration To be Announced
Viva-voce for the shortlisted candidate To be Announced
Release of merit list (for a non-viva course) To be Announced
Release of merit list (for viva voce course) To be Announced
Candidates selected for admission To be Announced
Last date for fee submission To be Announced
Waiting list registration To be Announced
Admission deadline To be Announced

JNU MBA 2023 Dates

Here are the important dates for MBA Admission to JNU in 2023:

Events Dates
Online submission of the Application Form 20, January 2023
Last date to submit the Application form 15, March 2023

JNU CUET UG 2023 Slots

The exam slots for JNU CUET UG 2023 are as mentioned below:

Slot Time
Slot 1 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Slot 2 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Slot 3 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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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 are different from the others. Therefore, the candidates should check the eligibility criteria of the respective course before filling out 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 a 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’s degree (aggregate 55%) with research publication with a 2-year research experience. 

Exam Pattern

JNUEE is a 3-hour long exam and is conducted 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 markings 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 at 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 the 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 out the online application form on the official website of the university in August.  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 signatures.
  • The application fee (non-refundable) for JNUEE can be submitted through debit or credit card/internet banking or e-challan filed by SBI.

JNUEE 2023 Admit Card

For the applicants’ information, the following details regarding the release of the admit card are shown below:

  • Within the month of December, applicants can obtain their admit cards online.
  • On the university’s official website, you can find the admit card.
  • Candidates will visit the website, download their admission cards, and make a copy of them for their records.
  • An admit card and a passport-size photo may be required documents to have on hand when taking the exam.
  • Candidates will not be prepared to take the test without an admission card.

JNUEE 2023 Exam Result

The following information is provided for the applicants’ reference in relation to the announcement of the results:

  • The authorities will make the admission exam results available online by the month of February 2023.
  • On the university’s official website, applicants can verify their results.
  • The result should be transferred, and applicants should take a copy of something comparable for future reference.
  • At the time of the results announcement, the authority is preparing a list of the candidates’ merits.
  • Within the month of March 2023, the merit list is made public.
  • Those who have been shortlisted should show up for the counselling session.


Is there any age limit for the JNU entrance exam?

As of the first of October in the year of admission, a student must be 17 years old to be admitted to the first year of a B.A. (Hons.) programme. No upper age limitation applies.

Is there any exam for JNU entrance?

The dates of the CUET UG 2022 were July 15–August 30. For admission to the university’s undergraduate and graduate programmes, the NTA administers the Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Examination or JNUEE.

Is JNU better than DU?

Both universities offer undergraduate and graduate programmes, although JNU is more well-known for its graduate programmes while DU is more well-known for its undergraduate ones. Both universities offer undergraduate and graduate programmes, although JNU is more well-known for its graduate programmes while DU is more well-known for its undergraduate ones.

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