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JNUEE 2021 Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Recommended Books

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JNUEE 2021 will be conducted tentatively in September 2021. Candidates need to check JUEE 2021 Exam Pattern in order to prepare effectively and efficiently. Moreover, candidates need to go through JNUEE 2021 Syllabus, which consists of topics from 10+2 level for undergraduate and topics from degree level for Masters courses. 

  • JNUEE 2021 will be conducted in online mode for the duration of three hours.
  • The question paper of each program will carry questions of different nature i.e.  Objective type, Subjective type, or Short answer type questions.
  • There will be negative marking in case of wrong attempts for objective-type questions only.

National Testing Agency conducts JNUEE i.e. Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam to admit deserving applicants in different courses of undergraduate, postgraduate, and Ph.D. programs.

JNUEE 2021 Highlights

Organization Name National Testing Agency
Exam Name JNU Entrance Exam 2021
Courses offered UG/ PG/PhD courses
Type of Questions Both Objective and Subjective Type Questions (depending on the program)
Official website ntajnu.nic.in

JNUEE 2021 Exam Dates

Following are the events of JNUEE 2021:

Event Date
Entrance Exam on to be held on To be announced
Result declaration October 2021
Viva-Voce of selected candidates November 2021

JNUEE 2021 Exam Pattern in Detail

Following is JNUEE 2021 Exam Pattern which includes some useful details about number of questions, subjects, Negative Marking and Exam Duration.

  • Exam Mode: The exam of JNUEE 2021 will be written in offline mode.
  • Number of Questions: There will be different number of question for each course.
  • Subjects: The subjects that include in question paper will depend upon the course. Subjects vary from 1 course to another.
  • Negative Marking: There will be negative marking for each wrong answer.
  • Exam Duration: The time provided for completing the examination will be 3 hours.
Courses Exam Pattern
M.Sc. Environmental Sciences Question paper will be of objective type and include questions in two parts. Part 1: Includes questions from Science and Mathematics of 10+2 standard. Part 2: Includes questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geology, Botany and Zoology at B.Sc. level.
MCA The question paper will include multiple choice questions based on 10+2/Graduate level Mathematics and Probability (80% questions) and General Aptitude and reasoning (20% questions).
M.A. in Economics (with Specialization in World Economy) Objective type questions will be asked in examination comprising of 100 marks with negative marking. The paper tests the candidate’s knowledge in micro-economics, macro-economics, mathematics and statistics, International trade and some related disciplines, such as public economics and economic development.
B.A. (Hons.) 1st year in Foreign Language The paper judges General Knowledge, General English and Elementary Knowledge on the culture and civilization of the languages/country concerned and aptitude for language skills.
B.A. (Hons.) 2nd year in Foreign Language Knowledge of basic and applied grammar, besides some competence for simple translation from the English language concerned and vice-versa and familiarity with the culture and civilization of the country concerned. The paper will be set in respective foreign language.
M.Phil /Ph.D and M.Tech /Ph.D The entrance examination will consist of multiple choice questions. The question paper has Graduate/Post graduate level Mathematics and Statistics, Graduate/Post -graduate level Computer Science and General Aptitude.

JNUEE 2021 Syllabus

National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts JNUEE in order to offer admission to aspirants in undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered by it. The Syllabus of JNUEE 2021 varies according to the course. The detailed syllabus will be provided by the conducting authority on the date of notification.

The Syllabus of JNUEE 2021 is given below:

  • Technology Stream:
    1. Basic Engineering & Technology (of undergraduate level).
    2. Physics/Chemistry/Maths of undergraduate level).
    3. Fundamental Life Sciences and Informatics (10+2 level).
  • Life Science Stream:
  1. Life Sciences (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Immunology of post graduate level).
  2. Physics/Chemistry (undergraduate level).
  3. Maths, Computer & Information Sciences (10+2 level).

Detailed syllabus of Mathematics, General aptitude and Computer science is given below:

  • Mathematics:
    1. Real series analysis
    2. Trigonometry etc.
    3. Calculus and analytical geometry
    4. Differential equations
    5. Statistics and probability
    6. Modern Algebra and Matrix Theory
    7. Theory of Equation
    8. Numerical analysis
  • General aptitude
    1. Current affairs
    2. General Science
    3. History of India etc.
  • Computer science
  1. Representation of characters
  2. Binary and hexadecimal representations etc.
  3. Organization of a computer
  4. Floating point representation of numbers
  5. Data structures
  6. Fundamentals of Computer
  7. Integers and fractions
  8. Boolean algebra
  9. Input/output devices
  10. Venn diagrams
  11. Computer memory
  12. Computer Organisation
  13. Central Processing Unit (CPU)
  14. Binary arithmetic
  15. C Language
  16. Truth tables
  17. Structure of instructions in CPU

Recommended Books for JNUEE 2021

Following are the books which help in preparing JNUEE 2021:

Subject Book Name Author
MA Economics   Economics J K Chopra
MA Economics  Microeconomics Robert S. Pindyck
MA Economics  Macroeconomics: Theories and Policies Richard T. Froyen
Ecology  Ecology Mr. P.D Sharma
Sociology Sociology George Ritzer
Sociology Sociology J.J. Macionis
Sociology Modern Sociological Theory Francis Abrahams
MA History  Ancient India Published by penguin Romila Thapar
MA History  Medieval India Satish Chandra
MA History  Medieval India published by NBT Irfan Habib
MA History  Ancient India D.N. Jha

Important Instructions for JNUEE 2021

Following are the important instructions while using the OMR Sheet or writing the exam:

  • The candidates should not open the sealed Test Booklet until the invigilator announces to open it.
  • After opening the sealed Test Booklet, the first thing students have to do is to verify the serial no. and series of the Test Booklet with the serial no. and series of OMR Sheet.
  • If any student finds any variation in the serial no. and series of Booklet and OMR Sheet, then they need to immediately inform the invigilator to replace it with another set of same series available in the exam hall centre.
  • There are some Codes written on each Answer booklet like A, B, C or D. Students have to check whether Test Booklet Code which is pre-printed on the Answer Sheet is same or not.
  • Answer Sheet will be scanned on Optical Scanner so students have to fill it using Blue/Black ball point pen only.
  1. Roll Number of student
  2.  Student's name
  3.  Father’s Name
  4.  Signature of the student
  • The answer once marked is not liable to be changed.
  • While filling up the circle, remember that it should not be left a light or faintly darkened.
  • Students don't have to do any rough work on the Answer Sheet.
  • Students will be assigned the Test Booklets to do rough work on it.

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


nelli banerjee
Hi , I am trying for the ApplicationForm for 2021 BA (Hons) Entrance Exam.Where do we get the Exam Registration Form for 2021 exams?Need urgently as it starts from last week of April.
diya suresh

The registration form will be available in online mode at the official website of the college tentatively from last week of April 2021. The forms need to be submitted only in online mode.The last date will tentatively fall in June 2021. The exam is tentatively scheduled for September 2021. Read the notification carefully before applying and to kno more visit JNUEE application form 2021.

eva maria theresa
what is the syllabus for JNUEE for M.Sc Pyschology?
Mam Can you suggest me syllabus of B.A (history - honours) Please
priya negi

B.A. (Hons.) History is a 3-year undergraduate course (6-semesters), the minimum eligibility for which is a 10+2 qualification. For the complete syllabus click here

moghul abbas ali baig
What is the syllabus for JNUEE for MA ENGLISH ?
diya suresh

JNUEE syllabus for 2021 will be based on UG level for PG degree courses. The exam duration is 3 hours with MCQ type questions and there will be 100 questions of 1 mark each. There is no negative marking for the online entrance test. Detailed syllabus course wise will be mentioned in the notfication. Find more details at JNU MA English.

priyanka madia
What is the syllabus for MA in East Asian studies?
diya suresh

Hi Priyanka, For UG, PG and other doctoral level courses, selection is done on the basis of JNUEE entrance test conducted by the University. MA is a 2 year long course for which different streams are available but not East Asian Studies. Before applying ensure that you satisfy all eligibilities. To know more details visit JNUEE 2021.

arunima ghosal
What is the syllabus for M.phil/Phd entrance in Social medicine and commuity health?
diya suresh

Hi Arunima, The enrance test for M.Phil/Ph.D will consist of multiple choice questions with questions from UG and PG level mathematics, statistics, computer science and general aptitude. There is negative marking for wrong answers as well. To know detailed syllabus and exam pattern visit JNUEE 2021.

What is the syllabus for entrance of Korean language
diya suresh

Hi Pranjal, Exam syllabus varies according to the course and for BA 1st and 2nd year pattern varies as below:

BA (H) 1st year in Foreign language

  • General Knowledge
  • General English
  • Elementary Knowledge on the culture and civilization of the languages/country concerned and aptitude for language skills

BA (H) 2nd year in Foreign language

  • Knowledge of basic and applied grammar besides some competence for simple translation from the English language concerned and vice-versa
  • familiarity with the culture and civilization of the country concerned

To know more details visit JNUEE 2021.

abhitosh pattanaik
What is the JNU entrance exam syllabus for M.A. philosophy?
gurpreet singh

HI Abhitosh

Visit on our official webiste of JNU Entrance Exam Pattern and Syllabus to know the whole syllabus of the exam. You will also find all the other details about the exam.

rajveer kaur
I want to know tha while preparing for BAhons in foreign language do we have to prepare for language which we want to learn or every language as given in R.Gupta's book for enterance exam BAhons
diya suresh

Hi Rajveer, You have to prepare for the particular foreign language you want to enroll in along with details of country of origin. The questions will asked on the basis of these information along with topics from 12th level. BA (H) 1st year and 2nd year syllabus differs so visit JNUEE 2021 for details. 

i want to know the syallabus of sociology(M.A.) pls help me in this :)
manika gupta


Sociology Syllabus

  • Sociological Theories. 
  • Religion and Society. 
  • Political Sociology. 
  • Sociological Research and Methods. 
  • Sociology of Development. 
  • Sociology of Gender. 
  • Society, Culture, Social Change, Social Stratification. 
  • Area-based Studies.
mohd rashud
Do the questions of maths come in jnu entrance exam ?plz tell
aditi arun

Hello Rashud,

The syllabus of the examination depends on what course you’re applying. To know about the exact syllabus and exam pattern of whichever course you’re applying for, visit- JNUEE Exam Pattern.

sona k sunil
I need syllabus for msc environmental sciences entrance examinations
gurpreet singh

Hi Sona

Greeting of the day

You can visit on our official website and visit on JNU entrance Exam Syllabus to know the whole syllabus of MSC Environmental Science

Hello mam I need syllabus for ba political science entrance exam in jnu mam pleasw
gurpreet singh

Hi Aslam

 Click Here for the syllabus.

Hloo mam, can i get direct admission in jnu for course bsc agriculture
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Annu, admission to this course will be based on merit and performance in personal interview conducted by the university.
ranjit rajput
I want syllabus of botany entrance test please
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Ranjit, the university does not offers Botany course.
yusuf khan
I am Aasan i got Admission in B.Sc 1st year how to get Admission in JNU dehli
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Aasan, you can check the admission process for the concerned course from here: JNU Admission Procedure

soumili bishi
Can I not study english for B.A. (hons) at JNU?I don't happen to see the option
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Soumili, you can check the Admission Procedure of the concerned course in JNU from here.
pancham kumar
I want syllabus of B. A entrance exam please mam please
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Pancham, there is no entrance exam for selection, admission will be on merit basis of 12th class.
I want pg entrance syllabus of MA history
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Safna, you can check the official website of the university for syllabus of the entrance exam in detail. However, exam will consists of the questions from previous academic degree and the subject that you have applied for.
tanishq sarkar
Can i know which books are required to study for the entrance exam for MA Development and Labour Studies JNUEE 2020 entrance
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Tanishq, kindly check the official website for relevant information.