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JNU Entrance Exam 2017

Last Date to Apply

5 April 2017


About JNU Admission 2017

JNU entrance exam 2017 is conducted for admission in JNU to its various graduate and post graduate programs such as BA Programme in Languages, MA (History, Geography, Economics, Political Science, Philosophy,  M.Sc, MCA, M.Tech (Computational & Systems Biology), M.Phil, and PhD Candidates can submit the application form of JNU entrance exam 2017 by 5 April 2017. The Application Process is common for all the courses. This page gives details about JNU Admission in BA Foreign Language.

JNU B.A. Foreign Languages - 1st Year & 2nd Year

School of Language, Literature & Culture Studies in JNU is the only institution of its kind in the country where facilities for teaching and research in most of the major foreign languages are available. The courses aim at developing competence and proficiency in spoken as well as written language.

JNU offers admission to various courses and this section is dedicated for admission to Bachelor of Arts degree in the following foreign languages:


Remedial courses in English Language offered in JNU: To facilitate students coming from varying backgrounds with medium of instruction other than English at their Bachelor’s/Master’s level, the University has inbuilt facilities for remedial courses in English Language in order to enable them to strengthen their foundation in English as well as to cope with their academic and research programmes adequately.

Latest Update: The Jawaharlal Nehru University commonly known as JNU has released the admit card for all the courses. Therefore, the candidates appearing in the JNU entrance exam can download the admit card by following the link below.

  • The candidates must know that only those candidates will be allowed to appear for the entrance examination whose names appear in the Roll List available with the JNU Representative (s).

JNU Admit Card 2017 - Download Here

JNU B.A. Language Course Important Dates

Details Date 
Online Application Starts 21 March 2017

Last date of Online Application Process 5 April 2017 till 05:00 PM
JNU Entrance Exam Date 2017 17 May 2017
Declaration of result of written examination for B.A. (Hons.) 2nd year 

23 June 2017 (Tentative)

Declaration of result of written examination for B.A. (Hons.) 1st year  7 July 2017 (Tentative)
Registration of candidates selected for admission for B.A.(Hons.) 1st year 
18 to 20 July & 28 to 31 July 2017
Registration of candidates selected for admission for B.A. (Hons.) 2nd year 26, 27, 28, 3 July & 1 August 2017

Books for Preparation for the Entrance Exam

JNU BA (Hons) in Foreign Language Entrance Exam Guide Book

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JNU Admission 2017 Eligibility criteria

For B.A. (Hons.): 1st Year

  • Senior School Certificate (10+2) or equivalent examination with a minimum of 45% marks. OR Certificates issued by Madrasas (Certificate of Alimiah) mentioned in the Prospectus with at least 45% marks.

For B.A. (Hons.): 2nd Year in German

  • The first year of Bachelor's degree or an examination recognised as equivalent thereto with at least 50% marks under 10+2+3 pattern of education with adequate proficiency in German.

For B.A. (Hons.): 2nd Year other than German

  • The first year of Bachelor's degree or an examination recognised as equivalent thereto with at least 45% marks under 10+2+3 pattern of education with adequate proficiency in the concerned language.
  • Eligibility for SC/ST: The SC/ST and Physically Challenged (Handicapped) candidates who have passed the qualifying examination irrespective of their percentage of marks are eligible to appear in the Entrance Examination.
  • The candidates who are due to appear in Senior School Certificate (10+2) or equivalent examination are eligible to apply. 

JNU Admission 2017 Application form and Admit Card

Candidates can apply online mode for JNU Entrance Exam 2017.

Separate Application Forms - Candidates have to fill a separate application form for each field of study to BA Hons 2nd Year under Category A. Candidates can opt for up to a maximum of 3 fields of study under a Single Application form.

For BA Hons 1st year the candidate need not fill separate application form for each field of study.The Entrance Examinations for B.A.(Hons.) 1st Year in Foreign Languages will be grouped according to the following clusters:

  • Cluster 1: French, German, Spanish, Russian
  • Cluster 2: Japanese, Korean, Chinese
  • Cluster 3: Persian, Arabic, Pashto

Candidates may opt for three Languages from two clusters only

JNU B.A. Application Form Submission

JNU application form has to be filled and submitted online only. Candidates need not send the application form or any other document to the university. However, it is advisable to take a print out of the application form for future reference.  

JNU Application Form 2017 - Complete Details

Exam Centres

JNU Admission 2017 Fees

JNU Application Fees

The Entrance Examination fee for B.A.(Hons.) 1st year and 2nd-year programmes for candidates

Category For 1 Choice For 2 Choices For 3 Choices
General including OBC Rs. 400 Rs.575 Rs.750
SC/ST and Physically Challenged (Handicapped) Rs.265 Rs.325 Rs.380
BPL Rs 65 Rs 125 Rs. 180
Foreign Nationals US$35 or Rs.2420 US$75 or Rs.5190 US$100 or Rs.6920

JNU Language Course Fee

BA (H) - Rs. 400 annually


JNU Admission 2017 Result and Counselling

  • Students will be judged on the basis of their general aptitude and language.
  • After the entrance exam, a cut-off list will be released and all students within the cut-off can apply for admissions.
  • Publication of Merit List
    • B.A. (Hons) 1st year - 7 July 2017
    • B.A. (Hons) 2nd year -  14 July 2017
  • Registration of candidates selected for admission
    • B.A. (Hons) 18 to 20 July & 28 to 31 July 2017
    • B.A. (Hons) 2nd year -  26, 27, 28, 31 July & 1 August 2017

Download last years JNU BA Hons 1st yr Merit List for Foreign Language- for all courses

JNU Admission 2017 Exam pattern

Entrance Examination for B.A.(Hons.) 2nd year will be conducted in the language in which the admission is sought.

Exam Pattern for B.A. (Hons.) 1st Year

  • The questions in the paper will be of objective type within the broad framework of General Knowledge, General English and elementary knowledge of the culture and civilisation of the language/country concerned and aptitude for language skills.

Exam Pattern for B.A. (Hons.) 2nd Year

  • Question paper for the entrance examination will be set in respective foreign language and answers also are to be given in that foreign language.
  • Candidate should have adequate proficiency in spoken and written language concerned.
  • Candidates should also have basic Knowledge of applied grammar
  • Candidates should know simple translation from the language concerned into English and vice-versa
  • Candidate should be familiarised with the culture and civilisation of the country concerned.

General Knowledge Books:
1) Lucent's Objective General Knowledge
2) Manorama Year Book 2014

The Jawaharlal Nehru University constituted under the Jawaharlal Nehru University Act 1966, (53 of 1966) came into existence in 1969. The basic academic units of the University are not single discipline departments but multi-disciplinary Schools of Studies.

JNU Admission 2017 Important details

Reservation of B.A. Seats in JNU

  • SC/ST: Up to 22.5 per cent (15% for SC and 7.5% for ST) of seats are reserved for SC/ST candidates respectively.
  • Physically Challenged: 3% seats are reserved for Physically Challenged (Handicapped).
  • OBCs- 27% seats are reserved for OBC candidates (non-creamy layer).

JNU Admission 2017 Contact

Administrative Block, JNU New Campus
JNU Ring Rd, Delhi

JNUEE Helpline Numbers -  8010-855-855
Ph: 011 2670 4090
E-mail: helpdesk@admissions.jnu.ac.in