JNU Admission 2020: JNUEE, Application (Released), Dates, Eligibility

JNU Admission 2020 – National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the application form of JNUEE 2020 on March 2 for JNU admission at The last date to register for JNU 2020 admission is March 31. Earlier, the authorities had launched the official website of JNUEE 2020 on March 1. NTA will conduct the Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam (JNUEE) in CBT mode from May 11 to May 14. Further, JNU result 2020 will be out on May 31. NTA will hold JNU admission 2020 for the candidates who wish to enrol in various UG, PG, M. Phil and PhD courses offered by the university. The JNU 2020 admission is conducted through an entrance examination regulated by NTA in online mode. The JNUEE is a national-level test which consists of objective as well as subjective types of questions where the question pattern and structure differ as per the courses and programmes applied for. Aspirants can go through the article below to know detailed information about JNU admission procedure, from the application form, admit card, examination to the procedure of the announcement of result, counselling etc.

What is JNUEE?

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam (JNUEE), which is now known as JNUET, is conducted to offer admission to aspirants in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered by the university. The JNUEE application forms will be released on the official website of the university on March 2, 2020 and the last date of submitting the application form is till March 31, 2020. The JNUEE 2020 admit cards will be released on April 21, 2020. Candidates can secure admission in the below-mentioned schools of JNU basis their performance in JNUEE:

JNUET 2020 Dates:

EventsDates 2020 (Announced)
Release of Application form2nd March 2020
Last date of application submission31st March 2020
Application correction window opens7th – 15th April 2020
Availability of Admit card30th April 2020
Exam Date11th-14th May 2020
Announcement of result31st May 2020
Viva voce for shortlisted candidatesJune 2020
Release of Merit list (for non viva courses)July 2020
Release of Merit list (for viva voce courses)July 2020
Registration of the candidates selected for admission3rd to last week of August 2020
Fee payment last dateLast week of  August 2020
Waiting list registration (all courses)Last week of August 2020
Deadline for Admission/Registration2nd week of September 2020

JNU Admission 2020 – Overview

Exam NameJawaharlal Nehru University Common Entrance Exam
Abbreviated NameJNUEE
Exam ModeComputer Based Test
Exam Centres127
States Participating32
Exam Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)

Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the JNUEE (JNUET) 2020 entrance exam, candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before filling and submitting the form. The Jawaharlal Nehru University offers a wide variety of courses, where each course’s eligibility criteria is different than the other.

The eligibility criteria is different for each programme which is offered by the university. For all courses as per schools, have different eligibility criteria. The general eligibility criteria as set by the University for the Entrance Exam is a graduation degree having secured a minimum 55% marks.

JNU Eligibility Criteria 2020 for B.A (H) Arts

  • For BA (H) Arts programme, candidates must have passed Senior School Certificate (10+2) or equivalent exam with at least 45 per cent marks.
  • Appearing candidates of Senior School Certificate (10+2) or equivalent exam can also apply.

JNU 2020 Eligibility Criteria for M.Sc Life Sciences

  • Candidates should have completed B.Sc./B.Tech or Equivalent in Biological/Physical/Agricultural Sciences or Biotechnology from any recognised Institute/ university with a minimum 55 per cent aggregate marks

Application Fee:

Mode of Payment: The Application Fee of JNU 2020 can be paid through net banking/debit or credit card  method.

Candidates can check the fee details for various courses from the below information provided in the table:

Courses chosen by candidatesFee for M. Phil, M.Tech, M.Sc, M. AFee for BA (Hons.) and for part time courses
No. of choiceGeneral/OBC categorySC/ST/PWDBPLGeneral/OBC categorySC/ST/PWDBPL

Admission Process

Candidates who want to appear for the JNUEE entrance exam, have to follow the steps as mentioned below.

Step 1: Registration

To fill the JNUEE application form, candidates are required to register themselves. Aspirants will have to login on the official website of the official university. The candidates will have to fill in the required details.

Name of CandidateMobile Number
Programme for study which the candidate wants to apply forNationality
Valid Email IDDate of Birth
Confirmation of Email IDPassword

 Once all the details are filled in, candidates can confirm the password and enter register. From there on, the candidate can visit the home page of the website to log in and apply for the JNUEE entrance exam.

Step 2: Fill JNUEE Application Form

Aspirants can fill JNU entrance exam application form in either of the modes – online or offline. Candidates can mention up to three fields of study in the same JNUEE application form in order of preference. If any aspirant submits more than one application form for JNU admissions at the same programme level then their candidature would stand cancelled. But this rule does not apply to candidates who have applied for admission in the below mentioned programmes:

  • JRF holder candidates who have applied for admission in Science Schools under “JRF category” for admission to MPhil/PhD or Pre-PhD/PhD through viva-voce exam in addition to admission through entrance examination
  • Aspirants who have applied for direct admission to PhD programme.

Application process for aspirants would only be considered complete when they have filled all the information in the JNUEE application form and also affixed their recent passport size photograph, signed in the space marked for signature and paid the exam fee. Application fee for JNUEE 2020 can be paid by Demand Draft which is drawn in favour of Jawaharlal Nehru University and is payable at New Delhi.

Step 3: Download JNUEE Admit Card

Candidates need to download JNUEE 2020 admit card from the official website of Jawaharlal Nehru University. The admit card can be downloaded by filling in their application number or name and date of birth. Aspirants need to carry a copy of JNUEE admit card to their exam centre with their latest passport size photograph.        

Step 4: Appear for JNUEE Exam

Aspirants need to appear for Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam as per the date, time and venue mentioned on their admit card. JNUEE is of three hours duration and contains questions related to the course for which aspirants have applied for admission.

Step 5: Check JNUEE Result

Candidates can check their result for JNUEE on the official website of Jawaharlal Nehru University by filling in details such as their programme of study, field of study and application number/registration number.

Step 6: Appear for Viva-Voce

In most of the courses offered at Jawaharlal Nehru University, admission is offered on the basis of an aspirant’s performance in JNUEE exam. However, in some courses candidates who have been shortlisted for admission basis their performance in Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam need to further appear for viva-voce round. Admission in these courses is offered to candidates on the basis of their performance in both the entrance exam as well as the viva-voce round. Courses in which candidates need to take part in JNU viva-voce round are as mentioned below:

  • BA (Hons) 2nd year
  • MA (Foreign Languages)
  • MPhil/PhD
  • Pre-PhD/PhD
  • MTech/PhD
  • MPH/PhD
  • COP
  • ADOP(Mass Media)

Travel Concession for Viva-Voce

JNU invites candidates to take part in viva-voce after clearing the written entrance exams. For the viva-voce if candidates are travelling from different cities then the central university pays second class railway fare, both ways (round trip) by the shortest route from the place from where candidates are travelling for the viva-voce that is, mailing address given in the Application Form. However, this fee is paid for a distance that is covered above 300 kms and here candidates need to produce a valid train ticket. The official website informs: “The fare for the first 300 kms.each way shall be borne by the candidates themselves. Candidates wishing to claim reimbursement of fare are advised to retain with them Train/Bus ticket(s). Candidates invited to viva- voce from a distance of less than 300 kms, including local ones shall not be reimbursed Train/Bus fare under any circumstances”.

Step 7: Check JNU Final Merit List

The final merit list for JNU admissions is released on the official website of the varsity. Candidates can check their result by filling details such as their programme of study, field of study and application number/registration number. 


Application Correction

In case candidates have entered incorrect details in the application form, they can modify/edit the details of the application form in March 2020 tentatively. Students will be required to make online editing in some fields. In case candidates have entered incorrect details in the application form, they can modify/edit the details of the application form in March 2020.

For various other fields, candidates are required to make an offline request for the modification of the details. All the corrections in the application must be made by the candidates before the last date of correction.

JNU Exam Centres 2020


Exam Pattern

The Exam Pattern will vary for various courses. Candidates can check the pattern from below:

  • Exam Mode: The examination will be organized through online mode.
  • Exam Duration: The duration of exam will be three hours (180 minutes).
  • Sessions: There will be two sessions, i.e. First session – 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM & Second session – 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.
  • Type & Number of Question: 100 Multiple choice questions will be asked in the exam.
  • Medium: The medium of paper will be English language.
  • Marking Scheme: One mark will be given for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: No negative marking for wrong answers.


JNU Admission 2020 Syllabus will be released with the prospectus of the exam. The Syllabus of the exam will vary as per the courses are chosen by the applicants. For admission into UG Programmes, the Syllabus will include various topics from the 11th and 12th level. For the PG courses, candidates are required to prepare the core subjects from graduation.

How to Prepare for JNU 

  • Students must gather all the details about the official program.
  • Prepare a preparation schedule according to your convenience.
  • Practice with the best reference books and study materials available in the market.
  • Also, practice the questions from the previous year to become familiar with the test pattern.
  • Take brief notes and review them at the end of the preparations.

JNU Merit List 2020

The merit list of JNU 2020 will be released after the results have been announced. The candidates can expect the JNU merit list 2020 to release in the first week of June 2020. Candidate has to enter their login credentials in order to see the selected candidates’ list. The JNU 2020 merit list will contain the names of the selected candidates with their ranks acquired. The candidates who manage to successfully secure a good rank in the examination will be called for the round of the counselling process.

JNU Cut off 2020

NTA will release the JNU 2020 cut off in online mode which will mention the details such as the courses, subject name, categories, and the cutoff. The cutoff of JNU admission for the different programmes will be made based on a total number of applicants for a particular course, the difficulty level of the examination and the previous years cutoff trends. The authority released three cut off lists the previous year, therefore, it is highly anticipated that there will be three cut off lists this year too. Candidates can check JNU expected cut off marks from the table below for some of the programmes.

JNU 2020 Expected Cut off (MA)

M.A. in Japanese77-8262-6762-67‐‐58-64
M.A. in French and Francophone Studies62-6842-4841-4837-4248-52
M.A. in German Literature60-6633-3845-52‐‐37-43
M.A. in Russian62-6655-6151-5751-5860-66
M.A. in Spanish63-6955-5939-4453-6132-39
M.A. in Sociology68-7257-6453-5955-6062-67
M.A. in Hindi91-9788-9476-8380-8587-93
M.A. in English77-8270-7564-7067-7271-76
M.A. In Economics78-8365-7057-6251-5969-75
M.A. In Geography77-8272-7971-7770-7572-78
M.A. in Sanskrit92-9783-8981-8663-6987-92

Counselling 2020

The process of admission to the JNU will begin in June 2020. Students can apply for admission according to their degree of merit. Candidates whose name will appear on the list of merits must register to be admitted. Students must also pay the seat acceptance fee at the time of registration for admission. The rate will be Rs. 295 / – for doctorate, M.Phil./Ph.D., Rs. 10,174.50 for PGDE, Rs. 283 / – for MA / M.Sc. / MCA, BA (Hons.) And Rs. 234 / – for part-time courses. Candidates must bring the necessary certificates, as well as photocopies at the time of admission.

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