Decoding exam pattern and composition of JNU Admission Test for AY 2018-19

New Delhi: It is a surprise development for student aspirants who plan to study in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. ).  The University will hold Entrance Examination for admission 2018-19 to various programmes of study from 27 to 30 December 2017.  The online admission window has opened from 15 Sept 2017. In the previous years, JNU Entrance Examination was held in May-June months of each year.

Hence, now the students have just three months in hand to prepare their exam strategy for cracking a seat in JNU. The Entrance Examination will be held in 53 cities in India and also in Kathmandu (Nepal).Here, SkillOutlook presents the key feature and composition of JNU Entrance Examination for PhD and MPhil/PhD programmes.


Composition of Test for PhD and MPhil/PhD programmes: As per the e-prospectus of JNU for Admisison 2018-19, the examination would be held on all India basis and question paper for the same would be as per UGC Regulations 2016. The selection has two stages: Written Entrance Examination; and Viva Voce. 50% of total marks will be based on Research Methodology and 50% on Subject specific.

The entrance examination would be of qualifying nature with 50% qualifying marks. Hence, qualified candidates in the written test will be eligible to appear viva voce.

Syllabus of the Test: JNU has uploaded the detailed Syllabus of the test for each school or centre on the admission page of the official website of the university ( . The written examination will be Objective Type and/or Subjective  Type, which is subject specific. Hence, candidates should refer the exact Syllabus of the examination of the school/subject for which candidate is applying for admission.

Merit List: Merit lists will be prepared for each category i.e. candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC, PWD categories separately and on the basis of performance of candidates in the viva-voce.

Previous Question Paper: For better understanding of the pattern of question papers, the candidates should refer the previous year test papers. These are available on the e-prospectus section of the admission website of the JNU. The questions papers are available for the last there years.

The candidates who are due to appear in their respective qualifying examination may also apply. In the event of their examination selection they will be entitled to admission only if they have secured the minimum prescribed percentage of marks in their qualifying examination and they submit all documents including final marks-sheets of qualifying examination before the deadline fixed for registration.

The online application window for JNU Admission to various programmes for AY 2018-19 will close on 13 October 2017 (11.59 PM).


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