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JNU Entrance Exam 2017

Last Date to Apply

Third week of March 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 Ph.D. Candidates can submit the application form of JNU entrance exam 2017 by the third week of March 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.

JNU B.A. Entrance Exam Important Dates

Details Date 
Online Application Starts First week of February 2017

Issue of Offline Application by Post begins First week of February 2017
Last date of Issue of Offline Application by Post Second week of March 2017
Last date of Online Application Process Third week of March 2017
Last Date of submission of completed offline Application to JNU Third week of March 2017
JNU Entrance Exam Date 2017 Third week of May 2017
Declaration of result of written examination for B.A. (Hons.) 2nd year 

Third week of July 2017

Declaration of result of written examination for B.A. (Hons.) 1st year  First week of July 2017
Registration of candidates selected for admission for B.A.(Hons.) 1st year 
July to August 2017
Registration of candidates selected for admission for B.A. (Hons.) 2nd year July to 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 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.

JNU Admission 2017 Application form and Admit Card

Candidates can apply online or through offline 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

Online Application

  • The Online application for JNU Entrance Exam 2017 will begin in February 2017.Candidates can apply via the official website and pay the application fee online. The online Application Process will end on last week of March 2017.
  • Candidates are required to send the printed copy of application form to the address given below and should reach JNU by the due date.

Offline Application Requisition

  • Students can obtain JNU Entrance Exam 2017 Application Form and Prospectus through Registered Post or Speed Post by sending crossed Bank Draft for Rs. 300 drawn in favour of Jawaharlal Nehru University payable at New Delhi.
    • Last date for issue of offline Application Forms (by Post) second week of March 2017.
    • Candidates from Nepal: Candidates seeking a set of Application Form and Prospectus from Nepal are required to send a Demand Draft of Rs.400 or equivalent in US Dollars.
  • The Candidate also has to send a self-addressed (unstamped) envelope of the minimum size of 30 cms x 25 cms. clearly indicating the programme of study  for which the Application Form and write Category A is required on the self-addressed envelope to:
  • The Section Officer (Admissions) Room No.28, Administrative Block,
    Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067.

JNU B.A. Application Form Submission

The completed application form must reach JNU by March 2017

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 1 fields of study 2 fields of study 3 fields of Study
General including OBC Rs. 130 Rs. 250 Rs. 360
SC/ST and Physically Challenged (Handicapped) Rs. 65 Rs. 125 Rs. 180
BPL No Application fees (On submission of copy of a valid BPL Card)

JNU BA (H) 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.
  • Tentative Date of Publication of Merit List
    • B.A. (Hons) 1st year - First week of July 2017
    • B.A. (Hons) 2nd year - Third week of July 2017
  • Registration of candidates selected for admission
    • B.A. (Hons) July 2017 to August 2017.
    • B.A. (Hons) 2nd year - July to August 2017.

Download JNU BA Hons 2016 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).

Last Year's JNU Admission Brochure

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