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JNU BA (Hons) Admission 2019: Courses, Application Process, Entance Exam

Updated On - April 1st 2019

Established in 1969,Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU) is a public central university, located in New Delhi. The university has earned a grade of 3.9 out of 4 from NAAC, the highest grade awarded to any educational institution in the country and is considered among the top universities in the country. It has 10 Schools and four special centres which offer Undergraduate (BA Hons.), PG (MA, M.Sc, MCA) and several integrated research courses.

JNU offers only one UG programme i.e. Bachelor of Arts (regular and lateral entry mode) in several languages including German, French, Spanish etc. Selection of the candidate will be done on the basis of their performance in the entrance examination, conducted by the university. Candidates can register themselves by submitting the application fee of Rs. 300/- through online payment modes or offline method i.e. demand draft (DD). 

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Candidates seeking admission in BA Hons. in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) may refer to the application process as explained below:

  1. Candidates seeking admission in BA Hons. (first year) will get admission on the basis of their performance in entrance examination which will be conducted by the university itself.
  2. For getting admission in BA (Lateral Entry), candidates have to appear in both entrance examination and viva-voce, out of which, 70% weightage is given to the entrance examination and 30% to the viva-voce, both being organized by the university itself.           

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  • Mode of Application

    Online & Offline Both


    15th Mar, 2019 - 22nd Jul, 2019

Important Dates

Online Application Process 15th Mar - 15th Apr , 2019
Correction 17th - 19th Apr, 2019
Date of Entrance Examination 28th - 30th May, 2019
Reporting to the college for admission 10th Jul, 2019



BA (Honours):

  1. French
  2. German
  3. Arabic
  4. Russian
  5. Persian
  6. Chinese
  7. Japanese
  8. Korean
  9. Spanish
  10. Pashto


  • Candidate must have passed 10+2 (HSC) or equivalent examination from this university or any other recognized university with minimum 45% aggregate of marks (OR)
  • Candidates having certificates issued by madrasas with at least 45% aggregate of marks are also eligible to apply
  • Candiates must have attained 17 years of age.

BA Hons (Lateral Entry):

  1. French
  2. German
  3. Arabic
  4. Russian
  5. Persian
  6. Chinese
  7. Urdu
  8. Hindi
  9. English
  10. Linguistics
  11. Japanese
  12. Korean
  13. Spanish

Eligibility (For all Specializations except German):

Candidate must possess bachelor’s degree or should have passed equivalent examination from this university or any other recognized university with minimum 45% aggregate of marks under 10+2+3 pattern of education.

Eligibility (German):

Candidate must have passed first year of Bachelor's degree or an exam recognised as equivalent thereto with at least 50% marks under 10+2+3 pattern of education with adequate proficiency in German

How To Apply


Candidates can apply either online or offline

Online Application:

  • Candidates can register themselves for admission to BA (Regular & Lateral Entry) programme through online application process available at the official university website.
  • Application fee of Rs. 300/- should also be submitted along with completed applications through the online payment modes such as net banking, credit/ debit card etc.

Offline Application:

  • Candidates can also request for application form to be sent by post along with the prospectus by sending Crossed Demand Draft of Rs.300/- along with the self-addressed envelope.
  • DD should be drawn in favour of "Jawaharlal Nehru University", payable at New Delhi and the letter should clearly indicate the program of study for which the Application Form is required
  • Natives of Nepal can also obtain the prospectus and application form by sending demand draft of amount Rs. 400/- or equivalent in USD
  • Duly filled-in applications, in all respects, along with the copies of all the necessary enclosures should reach through registered post/ speed post at the following address:

Section Officer (Admissions)

Room No. 28, Administrative Block,

Jawaharlal Nehru University,

New Delhi-110067


  1. Two self attested copies of the Matriculation, Higher Secondary Pre-University of Indian School Certificate or Senior School Certificate (10+2) or an equivalent examination certificate, showing the age/date of birth of the candidate
  2. A Character Certificate from the Head of the Institution last attended
  3. Two self attested copies of the statement of marks obtained by the candidate in Senior School or their equivalent examination
  4. SC/ST/OBC Certificate, if belonging to SC/ST/OBC category
  5. A Medical Certificate for PWD Candidates certifying nature & percentage of disability issued by the competent medical authority
  6. Migration Certificate (in original) from the Head of the Institution/University last attended.

Admission Process


BA (First year)

Selection of the candidate is done on the basis of his/her performance in the entrance examination, conducted by the university itself.

BA (Lateral Entry)

Selection of the candidate is done on the basis of his/her performance in the entrance examination (70%) and viva voice (30%), both conducted by the university itself.


For 27% seats are reserved for OBC candidates (non creamy layer), 15% & 7.5% of seats are reserved for SC/ST candidates respectively in all programs of study, 3% seats are reserved for Physically Challenged (Handicapped) candidates

The reservation criteria for admission in BA (Hons.) is illustrated in the following table:-

CategoryReservation (%)
Physically Challenged Candidates3%

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College




I already filled my application form of jnu for ba hons 1st year but i want to correct my one particular (ie.Are you a student of any other university?) So can i correct it or not?

23 Apr, 2019 13:54
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi, correction window has became available from Apr 22, 2019. Candidates who want to edit details or make corrections in their form can avail the facility till Apr 28, 2019 (tentatively) after which no particular-change request will be entertained.

23 Apr, 2019 15:21
naveen kumar Verma

What is 'first field' in the application form of ba(hons)?? I am a 10 2 passout and i want to persue ba from jnu.. please assistance in the website regarding this.

15 Apr, 2019 10:48
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Naveen, the School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies (SLLCS) is the only School of Study that provides a Bachelor’s degree in this University i.e. B.A. (Hons). No viva voce examination is held for admission to B.A. (Hons.) first year, but the candidates for admission to B.A. (Hons.) second year are invited for the viva voce examination.

15 Apr, 2019 11:11

is there BSC (nursing) and BSC (hon) courses?

12 Apr, 2019 16:39
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Aditya, sorry, these courses are not available in the university. However, you may check other B.Sc Nursing Hons Colleges in Delhi from here.

12 Apr, 2019 17:22
Jambubati Muduli

Is there economics, geography honours in jnu for BA?

09 Apr, 2019 14:09
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Muduli, this course is not available in the university. But, you may check other Colleges Offering BA in Geography from here.

09 Apr, 2019 14:51
Chhavi kumari

how can I apply for BA in mass media in JNU

05 Apr, 2019 17:48
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Chhavi, this course is not available in the university. You may check other Colleges in Delhi Offering BA in Mass Media from here.

05 Apr, 2019 18:10
Divyansh Pandey

Is there defense offered as a subject in BA?

05 Apr, 2019 16:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Divyansh, no, this course is not offered by the university.

05 Apr, 2019 16:37
Sonam sharma

How can I apply online for BA (hons) in German, french or Japanese language..?????

05 Apr, 2019 11:01
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Sonam, kindly go through the admission process as mentioned above in the article for relevant information.

05 Apr, 2019 11:47

???? ???????? ?? BA ???? ?? ????? ??? ????? ???? ????? ?? ??

01 Apr, 2019 15:12
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Darpan, you may check the admission procedure , eligibility criteria and important dates regarding BA admission from the above article.

01 Apr, 2019 15:49
Aditya singh

May I know in JNU, I want to do BA in geography so may I apply or not

22 Mar, 2019 12:16
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Aditya, kindly check the eligibility criteria mentioned above to know if you may apply or not.

22 Mar, 2019 12:21

sir, when will the entrance exam for BA

11 Feb, 2019 13:45
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Neha, kindly visit the official website of the university for the relevant information.

11 Feb, 2019 15:00

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