JNU Entrance Exam 2018

Jawaharlal Nehru University ( JNU ) invites application for admission to various full – time programs of study like M.C.A, M.Phil, PhD, M.A, B.A., MPhil, etc..

JNU Exam Schedule 2018

JNU University Exam Schedule 2018

Jawaharlal Nehru University invites application for admission to various Full – Time Programs of study ( 2018 – 2019 ).

A. Admission through JNU Entrance Examination ( Category – A )

JNU Schools and Programs of Study 

I. School of International Studies 

1. M.Phil / Ph.D. 

For Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament : Master’s degree in Political Science, History, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Defence / Strategic Studies, International Relations and Area Studies with at least 50% marks or Master’s degree in Humanities and other Social Sciences with at least 60% marks or Master’s degree in Natural Sciences with at least 65% marks.
Eligibility for JNU M.Phil / Ph.D. 

  • For Centre for International Legal Studies : LL.B. ( Three Year ) degree after Bachelor’s degree with at least 55% marks or an LL.B. ( Five year ) degree with at least 55% marks in the aggregate or an M.A. with International Law as one of the subjects with at least 55% marks in the aggregate or an LL.M. degree with at least 50% marks in the aggregate.
  • For Centre for International Trade & Development :Master’s degree in Economics with at least 50% marks and familiarity with Mathematics and Statistics upto Bachelor’s level.
  • For Centre for South Asian Studies, Centre for Indo Pacific Studies and Centre for Inner Asian Studies : Master’s degree in Political Science, History, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Defence Studies, International Relations and Area Studies with at least 50% marks or Master’s degree in Humanities and other Social Sciences with at least 60% marks or Master’s degree in Natural Sciences with at least 65% marks.
  • For Canadian and Latin American Studies : Master’s degree in Political Science, History, Economics, Sociology, Defence / Strategic Studies, International Relations and other allied subject in Social Sciences and Humanities with at least 50% marks or Master’s degree in Natural Sciences with at least 60% marks.
  • For US Studies : Master’s degree in Political Science, History, Economics, Sociology, Defence / Strategic Studies, International Relations, Humanities with at least 50% marks.
  • For Centre for Comparative Politics and Political Theory : Master’s degree in Social Sciences or Humanities with at least 50% marks.
  • All other Centres : Master’s degree in Political Science, History, Economics, International Relations and Area Studies with at least 50% marks or Master’s degree in Humanities and other Social Sciences with at least 60% marks or Master’s degree in Natural Sciences with at least 65% marks.

2) M.A. : Politics ( with specialization in International Studies ) and M.A. in International Relations and Area Studies

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 50% marks.

3) M.A. : Economics ( with specialization in World Economy )

Bachelor’s degree ( with 50% marks in aggregate ) in the following subjects : Economics ( Honours ) with Mathematics as subsidiary subject; or Mathematics ( Honours ) with Economics as a subsidary subject; or Statistics ( Honours ) with Mathematics and Economics as subsidiary subjects.

II. School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies  

1) M.Phil. / Ph.D. : French, German, Arabic, Russian, Persian, Chinese, Urdu, Hindi, Tamil, Hindi Translation, English, Linguistics, Japanese and Spanish.

Eligibility for JNU M.Phil / Ph.D. 

  • M.Phil. / Ph.D. in Languages / Subjects other than English, Linguistics and Hindi Translation : Master’s degree in the concerned language / subject with at least 50% marks.
  • M.Phil. / Ph.D. in English : Master’s Degree in English or Linguistics or Sociology or History or Political Science or Philosophy or Folklore or Film & Communication Studies or Culture Studies or Comparative Literature with at least 55% marks.
  • M. Phil / Ph.D. in Linguistics : Master’s Degree in Linguistics or any other discipline with at least 50% marks.
  • M.Phil / Ph.D. in Hindi Translation : Master’s degree in Hindi / Hindi Translation with 50% marks and English or any Indian language as one of the subject at B.A. level other than Hindi or Master’s degree in any Indian / Foreign language with 50% marks and Hindi as one of the subject at B.A. level.
  • M.Phil. in Portuguese : Master’s degree in Portuguese with at least 50% marks or Master’s degree in any other Romance Language ( Italian, Spanish, French, Romanian ) or in English with atleast 50% marks and an Advanced Diploma in Portuguese with atleast 50% marks.

3) M.A. 

Eligibility for JNU M.A. 

  • M.A. in English and Linguistics : Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 50% marks.
  • M.A. other than English and Linguistics : Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 45% marks with adequate proficiency in the concerned language.Candidates who have already pursued B.A. ( Hons. ) / M.A. language program in two or more Centres of study of the School of Language, Literature & Culture Studies are not eligible to join M.A. Language program.

4) B.A. ( HONS. ) 

Eligibility for JNU B.A. 

  • For B.A. ( Hons. ) ( 1st Year ) : Senior School Certificate ( 10+2 ) or equivalent examination with minimum of 45% marks. The candidates who are due to appear in Senior School Certificate ( 10+2 ) or equivalent examination are eligible to apply.
  • For B.A. ( Hons. ) ( 2nd Year ) : Senior School Certificate ( 10+2 ) or equivalent examination with minimum of 45% marks.The candidates who are due to appear in Senior School Certificate ( 10+2 ) or equivalent examination are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who have already pursued B.A. / M.A., Language program in any two Centres of the School during their entire academic career are not eligible for admission.Minimum Age : 18 years as on 1st October 2017.

III. School of Social Sciences 

1) M.Phil. / Ph.D. Program is offered by the following Centres which have their curricular and research work organized on interdisciplinary basis with a focus on some major problems of study :

Centres 

  • Economic Studies and Planning
  • Historical Studies
  • Political Studies
  • Regional Development ( Geography, Economics and Population Studies )
  • Social Medicine and Community Health
  • Study of Social Systems
  • Studies in Science Policy
  • Philosophy
  • Educational Studies
  • Women’s Studies
  • study of Discrimination and Exclusion ( CSDE )

Eligibility for JNU M.Phil. / Ph.D. 

  • Masters degree in the subject concerned with at least 50% marks; or Master’s degree in allied subjects or Humanities with at least 55% marks; or Masters degree in Natural Sciences with at least 60% marks.
  • For Centre for Studies in Science Policy : Master’s degree in Social Science or Humanities or Law or Management with 55% marks or Master’s degree in Natural Sciences or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology or Medicine with 60% marks.
  • For Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health : Masters degree in social sciences or other disciplines allied to public health ( As given on page 31 ) with 50% marks.
  • For Centre for Women Studies : Master’s degree in Social Science or Humanities or Law with at least 50% marks.

2) MPh ( Master of Public Health ) / Ph.D.

Eligibility for JNU M.Ph. : MBBS degree with at least 50% marks and at least one year’s work experience after internship or M.Sc. degree in Nursing with at least 50% marks and at least one year’s experience in Community Health Nursing.

3) M.A. : Economics, Geography, History, Political Science and Sociology

Eligibility for JNU M.A. 

  • M.A. in History, Geography and Sociology : Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 45% marks.
  • M.A. in Economics :Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 50% marks. Knowledge of Mathematics at 10+2 level is expected and will be tested for in the Entrance Examination.
  • M.A. in Political Sciences : Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 50% marks.
  • M.A. in Philosophy : Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 50% marks in Social Sciences and Humanities and 55% marks in Science & Technology disciplines.

IV. School of Life Science 

1) M.Phil. / Ph.D. in areas of Interdisciplinary Research in : Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Plant Biotechnology, Genetics, Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Neurobiology, Microbiology, Radiation and Cancer Biology, Bio – Physics and Structural Biology.

Eligibility for JNU M.Phil. / Ph.D. : M.Sc. or equivalent degree, with at least 55% marks or equivalent grades, in Biological Sciences, Bioinformatics or Physical Sciences, as well as to those with M.B.B.S or M. Tech. or M.Sc. ( Agriculture ) or M.Sc. ( Veterinary Sciences ) degree with 55% marks.

2) M.Sc. in Life Sciences : An integrated interdisciplinary program in Modern Biology.

Eligibility for JNU M.Sc. : Bachelor’s ( B.Sc. or B Tech or equivalent ) in Biological, Physical or Agricultural Sciences under the 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 55% marks.

V. School of Environment Sciences 

1) M.Phil. / Ph.D. : Environmental Sciences including Interdisciplinary areas of biology ( Ecology, Biotechnology, Biophysics, Bioremediation ), Chemistry ( Air, Water, Soil Pollution ), Geology and Physics.

Eligibility : M.Sc. degree or equivalent in any branch of basic or applied science or MBBS or B.Tech. / B.E. with minimum 55% marks. After selection on the basis of either through entrance examination ( Category I ) or as JRF – NET qualified candidates ( Category II ) they have to provide their preference for research topics representing the faculties within the Areas applied for.

2) M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences : an interdisciplinary course with Environmental Orientation, drawn from relevant areas of Biological, Chemical, Earth and Physical Sciences.

Eligibility for JNU M.Sc. : Bachelor’s degree in any branch of basic or applied science under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 55% marks.

VI. School of Computer and Systems Sciences

The School offers Academic Programs Leading to the Degrees in Computer Science and Technology.

1) M.Phil. / Ph.D. & M.Tech / Ph.D.

Eligibility for JNU M.Phil. / Ph.D. & M.Tech / Ph.D. : Master’s 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 Master of Computer Applications ( MCA ) with at least 55% marks.

2) M.C.A. ( Master of Computer Applications ) : 3 year program open to candidates with adequate competence in Mathematics.

Eligibility for JNU MCA : Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with adequate competence in Mathematics under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 55% marks.

 

JNU Exam Details 2018

JNU Exam Details 2018

VII. School of Physical Sciences

1) Pre – Ph.D. / Ph.D. Program

Eligibility for JNU PhD 

  • For Physical Sciences, M.Sc. degree in Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics, with at least 55% marks. Candidates having majored in Physics or Chemistry should have had Mathematics at least up to the B.Sc. level. Exceptions can be made in case of applicants with B.Tech. ( Electronics / Electrical ) degrees provided they successfully qualify the entrance examination.
  • For Chemical Sciences, M.Sc. degree in Chemistry or Physics, with at least 55% marks. Candidates majoring in Chemistry should have specialization in Analytical / Organic / Inorganic / Physical Chemistry / Chemical Physics / Polymer Chemistry at the Master’s level.
  • For Mathematical Sciences, M.Sc. degree in Mathematics, with at least 55% marks.

2) M.Sc. in Physics

Eligibility for JNU M.Sc. : Bachelor’s degree ( with Physics as one of the subjects ) under the 10+2+3 pattern of education with 55% marks in the aggregate ( or in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics combined ), or in Physics Honours.

VIII. School of Arts & Aesthetics

1) M.Phil. / Ph.D. : The School offers M.Phil. / Ph.D. program in three different streams – Visual Studies, Theatre and Performance Studies and Cinema Studies. ( Admission to the M.Phil. / Ph.D. is through a separate entrance examination for each discipline followed by a vivavoce. )

Eligibility for JNU M.Phil. / Ph.D. : Masters degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks.

Admision to the M.Phil. / Ph.D. is through a separate entrance examination for each of the three streams viz

  1. Visual Studies
  2. Theatre and Performance Studies and
  3. Cinema Studies followed by a viva-voce.

2) M.A. in Arts & Aesthetics : The School offers M.A. program with cross disciplinary study of the Visual, Cinematic and Performing Arts.
Eligibility for JNU M.A. : Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 50% marks.

IX. School of Computational and Integrative Sciences

1) Pre – Ph.D / Ph.D in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Eligibility for JNU Ph.D 

  • Master’s Degree in any branch of Sciences such as Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Computer Science / MCA.
  • MBBS or BHMS or equivalent degree as recognized by Government Council such as MCI.
  • B.Tech, B.Pharma degree or equivalent, B.E. or equivalent degree in any branch of Engineering.

Minimum requirement is 55% marks in above examinations. Further Mathematics as a subject till class XII is compulsory.

2) M.Tech in : Computational and Systems Biology

Eligibility for M.Tech 

  • Master’s Degree in any branch of Sciences including Biological, Chemical, Mathematical, Physical, Statistics, Computer Sciences / MCA.
  • MBBS or BHMS or equivalent degree as recognized byGovernment Council such as MCI.
  • B.Tech, B.Pharma degree or equivalent, B.E. or equivalent degree in any branch of Engineering.

X. School of Biotechnology

Pre – Ph.D. / Ph.D. : Areas of Gene Transfer and Expression in Eukaryotic Systems, Transcription Control and Gene Regulation, Protein Engineering, Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases, Protein Folding and Stability, Optimization of Recombinant Protein Production, Structural Biology & Molecular Bioinformatics, and Biochemical Engineering, Molecular Virology, Cancer Biology, Molecular Cell Biology.

Eligibility for JNU Ph.D : Master’s Degree in Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or any branch of Physical or Biological or Engineering Sciences or B.Tech.( Biotechnology / Bioengineering / allied qualifications ) with atleast 55% marks.

XI. Centre for Sanskrit Studies

1) M.Phil. / Ph.D. in Sanskrit

Eligibility for JNU M.Phil. / Ph.D. : Master’s degree in Sanskrit or in an allied subject ( with Sanskrit up to B.A. level ) with at least 55% marks.

2) M.A. in Sanskrit

Eligibility for JNU M.A. : Bachelor’s Degree in Sanskrit or in any other subject under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 45% marks.

XII. Centre for Molecular Medicine

1) Pre – Ph.D / Ph.D in Areas of Metobolic Disorders, Infectious and Noninfectious Diseases, Diagnostics and Molecular Endocrinology

Eligibility for JNU Ph.D. : Master’s degree or equivalent from recognized University / Institution in any branch of biological sciences / MBBS / BVSc. / B.Pharma. with at least 55% marks.

XIII. Centre for The Study of Law and Governance

1) M.Phil. / Ph.D. in Law and Governance Only those candidates shall be considered for Direct admission to the Ph. D. Program who have

B. Direct Admission to Ph.D. Program ( Category – B )

  • obtained M.Phil degree of a recognized University / Research Institution with minimum Final Grade Point Average ( FGPA ) of 6.00 on a 10 point scale / comparable standard where the grading is based on system other than 10 point scale. The candidates who have obtained M.Phil. degree from a University / Institution where the dissertation is not graded or grading is not on a 10-point scale, are required to forward a copy of their M.Phil. dissertation along with the Application Form for the purpose of assessment of their credentials; OR
  • At least 2 years research / administrative / legal experience in reputed institutions with research publication(s) comparable to M.Phil. standard. In addition, they should have obtained Master’s Degree with FGPA of 6.00 in the 10 point scale / comparable standard or equivalent percentage.

2) M.Phil. / Ph.D.

Eligibility for JNU M.Phil. / Ph.D. : Master’s degree in Law, Political Science, Public Administration, Economics, Sociology, History, Philosophy and cognate areas/disciplines with 55% marks; or 60% marks in any branch of natural science.

 
 

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JNU 2018 Application Form

1. Jawaharlal Nehru University application forms can be submitted only by Registered Post / Speed Post to the following address :

Section Officer ( Admissions ),
Room No.28, Administrative Block,
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi – 110067.

The completed offline Application Form must reach JNU latest by 13th October, 2017. JNU will not accept responsibility for any postal delay or irregularity or loss in postal transit.

JNU 2018 Admit Card

1. The candidates may download their Admit Card from the University’s website www.jnu.ac.in around November, 2017  and take the Admit Card to the Examination Centre with a copy of latest passport size photograph.

2. Permission to appear in the entrance examination is subject to the candidate’s fulfilling minimum eligibility requirements prescribed for admission to the concerned program of study and as notified in the Prospectus. The candidate may therefore appear in the entrance examination only if he / she fulfils the eligibility requirements for the program for which the admission is sought. Despite this caution, in case any candidate who does not meet the minimum eligibility criteria prescribed for the concerned program and appears in the entrance examination shall do so at his / her own risk and cost, and if at any stage, it is found that the candidate does not fulfil the minimum eligibility requirements, the admission, if granted, shall be cancelled ipso facto.

3. Jawaharlala Nehru University representative(s) shall be available at the Examination Centre before the commencement of the examination and a candidate not able to download the Admit Card and is facing problem is advised to get in touch with the University Representative or the Presiding Officer of the Centre in order to avoid any last minute inconvenience. Only those candidates will be allowed to appear for Entrance Examination whose names appear in the Roll List available with the JNU Representative(s). University assumes no responsibility whatsoever in the event of failure to report on the due date and time by the candidate for appearing in the Entrance Examination.

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JNU 2018 Exam Centre

Darken the bubbles corresponding to the appropriate numerals to indicate the city where you would take the entrance examination. A list of cities where JNU entrance examination is to be held is given below. No change will be permitted and no correspondence in this context will be entertained.

In case it is not possible to allot the Centre of your choice, the University reserves the right to allot you alternative centre. For Certificate of Proficiency and Advanced Diploma in Mass Media in Urdu ( Part – Time ) programs the Entrance Examination will be held only in Delhi Centre. Since no entrance examination is to be held for part time program other than Certificate of proficiency and Advanced Diploma in Mass Media in Urdu candidates applying for these program need not fill this column.

S.No.Name of the CityCentre CodeS.No.Name of the City Centre Code
1Agartala100110Chandigarh 1010
2Ahmedabad100211Chennai 1011
3Aizawl100312Coimbatore 1012
4Allahabad100413Dehradun 1013
5Amritsar100514Delhi 1014
6Bangalore100615Dimapur 1015
7Bareilly100716Gangtok 1016
8Bhubaneshwar100817Ghaziabad 1017
9Calicut100918Gwalior 1018
Sr. No.Name of the CentreCentre CodeSr. No.Name of the CentreCentre Code
19Guwahati 101937Pant Nagar1036
20Goa 102038Patna1037
21Gorakhpur 102139Pondicherry1038
22Hyderabad 102240Pune1039
23Secundrabad 102341Raipur1040
24Imphal 102442Ranchi1041
25Indore 102543Sambalpur1042
26Itanagar 102644Shillong1043
27Jaipur 102745Shimla1044
28Jammu 102846Silchar1045
29Katihar 102847Siliguri1046
30Jodhpur 102948Srinagar1047
31Katihar103049Thiruvananthapuram1048
32Kolkata 103150Udaipur1049
33Lucknow103251Varanasi1050
34Mumbai 103352Vijayawada 1051
35Madurai 103453Visakhapatnam
( Overseas Centre )
1052
36Nagpur103554 Kathmandu* 2000

Note :
1. Jawaharlal Nehru University reserves the right to change / cancel any Centre of Examination within India / abroad without assigning any reason.

2. Addresses of the Centres of Examination will be available on our JNU website www.jnu.ac.in 

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JNU 2018 Seats Reservation

Reservation of Seats for SC / ST / OBC Candidates 

1. 22.5% ( 15% for SC and 7.5% for ST ) seats in each Program of Study are reserved for Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe candidates respectively. All Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe candidates who have passed the qualifying examination are eligible to appear in the entrance examination irrespective of their percentage of marks. 27% seats are reserved for OBC candidates ( non creamy layer ).

All OBC category ( non creamy layer ) candidates are eligible to 10% relaxation in the percentage of marks in the qualifying examination in relation to open category*.

*This is subject to the approval of the Academic Council.

Reservation of Seats for Person with Disability ( PWD ) Candidates 

1. 3% of the seats are reserved laterally for the Person with Disability candidates in all the programs of study. The Person with Disability candidates, who have passed the qualifying examination are eligible to appear in the entrance examination  irrespective of their percentage of marks.

2. Such candidates would be considered for admission only to those fields of study / disciplines where their physical disability is not considered as a hindrance in pursuing the course of study.

3. A candidate, in order to be eligible for any concession / benefits under the Person with Disability ( PWD ) category, should have minimum degree of disability to the extent of 40%

Further that the certifying authority in all such cases will be a medical board at the district level consisting of the Chief Medical Officer / Sub – Divisional Medical Officer in the District and another expert in the specified field viz. Ophthalmic Surgeon in the case of visually challenged ( handicapped ) and ENT Surgeon or an Audiologist in case of speech and hearing challenged ( handicapped ), an Orthopaedic Surgeon or a Specialist in Physical Medicine and re – habilitation in case of locomotor challenged ( handicapped ).

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JNU 2018 Exam Results

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JNU 2018 Important Dates

S.No.InformationDate
1Start of JNU Online Application Process15th September, 2017
4Closing of JNU Online Application Process 13th October, 2017
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