JNU Admission 2023 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern

JNU which was established in the year 1969 is one of the very reputed universities in New Delhi and India. JNU will conduct admission to various undergraduate, postgraduate, and Ph.D. programs in the 2nd week of February 2023. The candidates who are interested in getting admission to Jawaharlal Nehru University can apply online. The JNU entrance examination will be held in the 3rd week of May 2023. All the mandatory information related to JNU Admission 2023 is given in the article.

JNU Admission 2023 Overview

Exam Name Common University Entrance Test (PG)

Common University Entrance Test (UG)

Abbreviated Name CUET (PG)


Exam Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Mode of examination Computer based test
Level of examination National
Programmes 37
Exam Centres 127 (PG)

547 (UG)

JNU Admission 2023 Schedule

Events Dates
Online registration begins 2nd week of March 2022
Last date of registration and fee April
Last date to make the correction April
Admit card availability April
Entrance exam date May
M.Phil and Ph.D. Results declaration June
Candidates shortlist for viva voice July
Merit list for non-viva courses June
Merit list released for viva courses July
Registration for admission (for non-viva courses) June
Registration for admission (for viva courses) July
Deadline for registration August

Eligibility Criteria 

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • There will be minimum age criteria of 17 years as of 1st July for BA (Hons) courses. There are no age criteria for other courses.

BA (Hons) courses

  • Candidates should have secured 45% in class 12th from a recognized board.
  • Appearing candidates can also apply for JNU Admission 2021.


  • Candidates must have done graduation with 55% marks in mathematics.

For MTech

  • Candidates must have done engineering or master’s degree in computer science, mathematics, and statistics from a recognized institute.


  • Candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree in any stream. He/She must have secured 55% marks in the qualifying exam.

Exam Pattern

Ph.D.: The candidates will be selected on the basis of their knowledge and awareness in the particular specialized area of their interest. The written test will consist of analytical and critical assessment-type questions.

B.A: The question will be from the subjects in the relevant graduation field.

B.Sc: The MCQ-type questions will cover topics from Physics, Mathematics, and Physical Chemistry of B. Sc. level.

B.A. (Hons.): The entrance test for B.A. (Hons.) foreign language course will include questions from General Knowledge, General English, and Elementary Knowledge section. The questions will be of MCQ type.

MCA: The questions will be covering topics from computer applications and Information Technology and it will be of MCQ type.

M.Tech in Computer Science and Technology:  There will be objective-based questions and the total number of questions will be 100. One mark will be awarded for every right answer. There will be negative marking, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect response.

Exam Syllabus

MCA: General aptitude and reasoning, mathematics and Computer Science.

M.Tech in Computer Science and Technology: General Reasoning and Bachelor’s/Master’s level Mathematics, Computer Science and general aptitude.

M.Tech in Statistical Computing: There will be two parts- Part A and Part B. Part A will comprise of reasoning, General aptitude, Statistics, Computer Science, and Bachelor’s/Master’s level mathematics. Part B will contain questions from data science.

MA in Economics: There will be questions from Microeconomics, Underdevelopment, and growth, Problems of Economic History, Descriptive Statistics, etc.

M.Sc in Life Sciences: There is No specific syllabus for M.Sc in Life Sciences.

BA (Hons) 1st Year in Foreign Languages: Candidates must be aware of general knowledge questions and artificial language etc.

JNU Application Form 2023

To apply online for admission, the candidates are required to login to the official website of JNU. Candidates are also required to upload the scanned image of their recent passport size photographs and signatures in JPG format.

The candidates are required to check all the necessary details before submitting the application form. After submitting the application form the applicants are advised to take the printout of the duly filled application form for future use. After that, the candidates are required to pay the application fee to complete the process application process. The application fee can be paid online through credit/debit card or net banking or offline through E-challan.

Candidates have a choice to apply for a maximum of three fields of study in the application form for the same level of the study program. Separate application forms will not be accepted by the authority.

Merit List

National Testing Agency is in charge of releasing the JNU 2023 merit list after the official declaration of the entrance examination results. The merit list/ selection list for admission to JNU involves the name of the candidates who have successfully passed the next round of admissions. The JNU merit list 2023 can be accessed through the official website of the university. Considering the reservation criteria and positions of students in the JNU merit list, candidates will get invited for the document verification round of the counselling process.

JNU Admission 2023 FAQs

Question: What is the online registration date of JNU Admission?

Ans. The online application process will begin in the 2nd week of March 2023.

Question: What is the last date to register for JNU Admission 2023?

Ans. The last date is in the month of April 2023.

Question: What is the educational qualification required for BA (Hons) course in JNU?

Ans. The candidate must have passed class 12th from a recognized board with 55% marks.

Question: When will JNU conduct the entrance examination 2023?

Ans. The entrance examination will be conducted by the JNU in May 2023.

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