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About JNU Admission 2018

JNU Entrance Exam 2018 is conducted for admission in JNU to its various Under 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 2018 by 13 October 2017. The Application Process is common for all the courses. This page gives details about JNU Admission 2018-19.

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JNU Admission 2018-19 Dates

Events Dates

Online Application Starts

15 September 2017

Last date of Online Application Process

13 October 2017

JNU Entrance Entrance Exam Admit Card

10 December 2017

JNU Entrance Exam Date 

27-30 December 2017

Declaration of result of written examination for B.A. (Hons.) 2nd year  - Declared!

21 February 2018

Viva-Voce of the Candidates Selected on the basis of written test

By 20 March 2018

Publication of Merit list for admission to Various
programmes of study B.A.(Hons.) 
1st year, M.C.A., M.A. (except Foreign Languages) 
and M.Sc. (except M.Sc. SCMM & SCIS

By 25 March 2018
Where Viva-voce is prescribed B.A.(Hons.)
2 nd year, M.A. (Foreign languages) 
M.Sc. in SCMM & SCIS, Ph.D, M.Phil/Ph.D.,
M.Tech, MPH, COP, DOP & ADOP (Mass Media), PGDE
By 15 April 2018

Registration of candidates selected for admission:

  • For B.A. (Hons.) 1st Year, B.A. (Hons.)
    2nd year & Part-time, COP, DOP & ADOP (Mass Media)
  • For M.A./M.Sc./M.C.A.
  • M.Phil./Ph.D, Ph.D., M.Tech., MPH, PGDE


  • 23 & 24 July  2018
  • 25 to 26 July 2018
  • 27 and 28 July 2018

Last date for payment of Fee for JNU Admission

28 July 2018

Registration of Waiting List for JNU Admission

30 to 31 July 2018

Deadline for JNU Admission/Registration

14 August 2018
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JNU Admission 2018 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. 

Complete Eligibility Details Here

JNU Admission 2018 Application form and Admit Card

JNU Application Form 2018 can be filled Online from 15 September 2017. Students desirous of taking admission in JNU in BA (H) 1st & 2nd Year, MSc, MCA, M.Sc, MTech, MPhil, PhD, Integrated M.Sc have to fill the JNU Application Form to seek admission in into these courses. Candidates wishing to apply for Certificate of Proficiency, Diploma of Proficiency, Advanced Diploma in Mass Media courses are also required to fill the Common Application Form.

  • STEP 1: Registration
  • STEP 2: Fill the Application Form and Preview
  • STEP 3: Upload Photo and Signature
  • STEP 4: Fee Payment
  • STEP 5: Final Submission

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 printout of the application form for future reference.

JNU Application Form 2018 - Apply Online Here

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JNU Admission 2018 Fees

The Entrance Examination fee for B.A.(Hons.) 1st year and 2nd-year programmes for candidates. Check the application fee for all the courses and categories given below.

JNU Application Fees

JNU Admission 2018 Fee
JNU Admission Fee for All Courses

JNU Course Fee

JNU Admission 2018 Result and Counselling

List of candidates eligible to be called for viva-voce will be displayed in the last week of February 2018 and viva-voce will be conducted by the 20 March 2018. However, candidates are requested to check the University website regularly for the exact date of the viva-voce. No separate communication will be sent in this regard.

  • Publication of Merit List: Last week of February 2018

Download last years JNU BA Hons 1st yr Merit List for Foreign Language - For All Courses

JNU Cut Off

The cutoff marks for the Jawaharlal Nehru University entrance exam has been released and given on this page. The JNU Cut Off lists are released in two parts i.e Part I and Part II.

JNU Admission 2018 Exam pattern

Entrance Examination for B.A.(Hons.) 2nd year will be conducted in the language in which the admission is sought. The complete set of question papers for the JNU Previous Year papers can be found in the link given below.

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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 2018 Important details

The reservation for the admission is as per the norms of Government, The candidates belonging the SC/ST/PH/OBC categories are eligible for the reservation as per the details below.

Reservation for JNU Admission

  • 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). 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%
  • OBCs- 27% seats are reserved for OBC candidates (non-creamy layer).

Relaxation of Marks for JNU Admission

  • For MPhil Programmes: A relaxation of 5% marks from 55% to 50% or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the UGC.
  • For PhD Admission: A relaxation of 5% marks from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST /OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the UGC.
  • For M.Tech, MPH, PGDE, M.A., M.Sc., MCA, B.A.(Hons.)2nd year, B.A.(Hons.)1st year and part-time programmes: The SC/ST and Person with Disability (PWD) candidates who have passed the qualifying examination irrespective of their percentage of marks are eligible to appear in the Entrance Examination. 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.

JNU Courses 2018-19


Programmes Courses
  • B.A.(Hons.)1st year in Arabic(ARBU)
  • B.A.(Hons.)1st year in Chinese(CHNU)
  • B.A.(Hons.)1st year in French(FRNU)
  • B.A.(Hons.)1st year in German(GERU)
  • B.A.(Hons.)1st year in Japanese(JAPU)
  • B.A.(Hons.)1st year in Korean(KORU)
  • B.A.(Hons.)1st year in Persian(PERU)
  • B.A.(Hons.)1st year in Pushto (PUSU)
  • B.A.(Hons.)1st year in Russian(RSNU)
  • B.A.(Hons.)1st year in Spanish(SPNU)
  • B.A.(Hons.)2nd year in Arabic(ARBS)
  • B.A.(Hons.)2nd year in Chinese(CHNS)
  • B.A.(Hons.)2nd year in French(FRNS)
  • B.A.(Hons.)2nd year in German(GERS)
  • B.A.(Hons.)2nd year in Japanese(JAPS)
  • B.A.(Hons.)2nd year in Korean(KORS)
  • B.A.(Hons.)2nd year in Pashto(PUSS)
  • B.A.(Hons.)2nd year in Persian(PERS)
  • B.A.(Hons.)2nd year in Russian(RSNS)
  • B.A.(Hons.)2nd year in Spanish(SPNS)
  • M.A. in Ancient History(ANCM)
  • M.A. in Arabic(ARBM)
  • M.A. in Arts & Aesthetics(SAAM)
  • M.A. in Chinese(CHNM)
  • M.A. in Development and Labour Studies(DLSM)
  • M.A. in Economics(ECOM)
  • M.A. in Economics(with specialisation in World Economy)(EILM)
  • M.A. in English(ENGM)
  • M.A. in French and Francophone Studies(FRNM)
  • M.A. in Geography(GEOM)
  • M.A. in German Literature(GRLM)
  • M.A. in German Translation/Translation & Interpretation(GRTM)
  • M.A. in Hindi(HNDM)
  • M.A. in International Relations and Area Studies(IRAM)
  • M.A. in Japanese (JAPM)
  • M.A. in Korean (KORM)
  • M.A. in Linguistics (LINM)
  • M.A. in Medieval History(MEDM)
  • M.A. in Modern History(MODM)
  • M.A. in Persian(PERM)
  • M.A. in Philosophy(SPHM)
  • M.A. in Political Science(POLM)
  • M.A. in Politics(with specialisation in International Studies)(PISM)
  • M.A. in Russian(RSNM)
  • M.A. in Sanskrit(SANM)
  • M.A. in Sociology(SOCM)
  • M.A. in Spanish(SPNM)
  • M.A. in Urdu(URDM)
  • M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences(SESM)
  • M.Sc. in Life Sciences(SLSM)
  • M.Sc. in Physics(SPSM)
MPhil/PhD Programmes
  • M.Phil. in Portuguese(PRTP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in African Studies(AFSP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Ancient History(ANCP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Arabic(ARBP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Canadian Studies(CANP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Chinese Studies(CHIP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Chinese(CHNP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Cinema Studies(CNSP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Comparative Politics And Political Theory(CPTP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Computer & Systems Sciences(SCSP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Diplomacy and Disarmament(DADP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Discrimination and Exclusion Studies (SDEP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Economic Studies & Planning(ECOP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Economics(ECNP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Educational Studies(EDUP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in English(ENGP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in European Studies(EUPP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in French(FRNP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Geography(GEOP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in German(GERP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Hindi Translation(HTLP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Hindi(HNDP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Indo-Pacific Studies (South-East Asia/South-West Pacific)(IPSP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Inner Asian Studies(IASP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in International Legal Studies(ILGP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in International Organisation(ORGP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in International Politics(INPP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in International Trade & Development(ITDP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Japanese Studies(JPIP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Japanese(JAPP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Korean Studies(KOIP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Korean(KORP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Latin American Studies(LAMP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Law & Governance(CLGP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Life Sciences(SLSP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Linguistics(LINP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Media Studies (CMSP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Medieval History(MEDP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Modern History(MODP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in North East India Studies(NESP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Persian(PERP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Philosophy(SPHP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Political Geography(POGP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Political Studies(POLP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Population Studies(POPP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Programme in Social Sciences in Health(CSMP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Research Area I(ONEP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Research Area II(TWOP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Research Area III(THRP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Research Area IV(FORP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Russian & Central Asian Studies(RCAP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Russian(RSNP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Sanskrit(SANP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Social Systems(SOCP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in South Asian Studies(SASP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Spanish(SPNP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Studies in Science Policy(SSPP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Tamil(TAMP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies(TPSP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in United States Studies(USSP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Urdu(URDP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Visual Arts(VSAP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in West Asian Studies(WASP)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Women Studies(WSPP)
  • M.Tech/Ph.D. in Computer & Systems Sciences(MTCP)
  • Master of Computer Applications(MCAM)
  • MPH/Ph.D. in Programme in Community Health(MPHP)
  • Pre-Ph.D./Ph.D. in Nanosciences(NNSP)
  • Pre-Ph.D/Ph.D. in Biotechnology(SBTP)
  • Pre-Ph.D/Ph.D. in Chemical Science(CHEP)
  • Pre-Ph.D/Ph.D. in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics(CBBP)
  • Pre-Ph.D/Ph.D. in Mathematical Science(MATP)
  • Pre-Ph.D/Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine(CMMP)
  • Pre-Ph.D/Ph.D. in Physical Science(PHYP)
  • M.Sc Biotechnology
Diploma/Certificate PRogramme
  • Advance Diploma in Mass Media in Urdu
  • Advance Diploma in Pushto
  • Diploma in Bhasha Indonesia
  • Certificate programme in Mongolian
  • Certificate Programme in Bahasa Indonesia
  • Certificate programme in Urdu
  • Certificate programme in Pali
  • Certificate programme in Computational Linguistic

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 Admission 2018 Contact

Administrative Block, 
JNU New Campus
JNU Ring Rd, Delhi

JNUEE Helpline Numbers -  8010-855-855
Ph: 011 2670 4090
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