JNUEE 2020: Application (Extended) NTA JNUEE Eligibility, Dates, Syllabus

About JNUEE (JNU Entrance Examination): Admission to JNU is based on the performance of candidates in the All India Level Entrance Examination. The final selection is based upon the performance in the CBT for all programmes of study, except M.Phil. and Ph.D. For Selection in M.Phil. and Ph.D. candidates are called for Viva voce and final merit list for selection is made with 70% weightage for CBT score and 30% weightage for Viva. For details kindly refer to the e-prospectus 2020-21.

Update on 31st May 2020
In view of many requests received from students and the hardships faced by them due to COVID-19 epidemic, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has further extended the last date of submission of Online Application Forms for Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Examination (JNUEE)-2020 till 15th June 2020

About CEEB (Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology): Jawaharlal Nehru University has been conducting the Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology [CEEB] programme on behalf of Department of Biotechnology (DBT) for 54 participating Universities for admitting students to four Masters Programmes in Biotechnology i.e. M.Sc. Biotechnology [33 Universities], M. Sc. Agricultural Biotechnology [11 Universities], M. VSc. [03 Universities] and M. Tech. Biotechnology [07 Universities].

Scheme of Examination

Mode of ExaminationLAN Based CBT (Computer Based Test)
Duration3 Hours
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Question
Maximum Marks100
Scoring1, 2, 3 or 4 Marks for correct response (weightage of each question may vary for different programme)

No negative marking for incorrect response

Medium of PaperENGLISH ONLY (Language courses may have exception)


Online Submission of Application Form (up to 11:50 pm of 15

April, 2020)

March 2, 2020 to March 31, 2020
Last Date of Successful Transaction of Fee through Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking up to 11:50 pm; through e-

challan up to bank hours

15 June, 2020

Application Fee for JNUEE 2020 / CEEB 2020

Fee Payable by candidates (CEEB) in INR
General/OBC**/EWS***Rs. 1000/-*
SC/ST/PwD/TransgenderRs. 500/-*
Foreign NationalRs. 2880/-*
*Plus GST as applicable

Highlights of JNUEE 2020 / CEEB 2020

Correction in Particulars of Application Form on Website only22 to 28 April, 2020
Downloading of Admit Cards from NTA website10 May, 2020
Dates of Examination27, 28, 29 and 30 May, 2020

31 May as Reserve Day

Duration of Examination03 Hours
Timing of ExaminationFirst Session: 09:30 am to 12:30 pm
Second Session: 02:30 pm to 05:30 pm
Centre, Date and Shift of ExaminationAs indicated on the Admit Card
Display of Recorded Responses and Answer KeysTo be announced later
Websitehttps://ntajnu.nic.in, www.jnu.ac.in
  • Candidates can apply for JNUEE 2020 and CEEB 2020 “Online” only on the website https://ntajnu.nic.in .
  • Online Application Form may be submitted by accessing NTA website https://ntajnu.nic.in. The Application Form other than online mode will not be accepted, in any case.

Syllabus for the test

The Question Papers for the test (JNUEE 2020 and CEEB 2020) shall be based on the syllabus prescribed by the JNU which is available at website https://jnu.ac.in/admission/e-prospectus-2020-20.pdf and https://ntajnu.nic.in.

Age Limit

The Minimum Age limit for B.A. (Hons.) Programme is 17 years as on 1 October 2020. There is no age bar for any other programme.

Last date of successful transaction of fee: 16.04.2020.
Dates of Examination: 27, 28, 29 and 30 May, 2020 (31 May as Reserve Day).

Admit Card for JNUEE and CEEB 2020

  • The Admit Card is issued provisionally to the candidates, subject to their satisfying the eligibility conditions.
  • The candidate has to download the Admit Card from the NTA website w.e.f. 10 May, 2020 onwards and appear for the Examination at the given Centre on Date and Shift (Timing) as indicated in their Admit Card.
  • No candidate will be allowed to appear at the examination centre, on Date and Timings other than that allotted to them in their Admit card.
  • In case candidates are unable to download Admit Cards from the website, the candidate should approach the Help Line between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm from 01 May, 2020 to 17 May, 2020.
  • The candidates are advised to read the instructions on the Admit Card carefully and follow them during the conduct of the examination.

Notification: https://ntajnu.nic.in/GenRegSysCms/public/home.aspx


National Testing Agency (NTA) has been established as a premier, autonomous and self-sustained testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions.

To assess competence of candidates for admissions and recruitment has always been a challenge in terms of matching with research based international standards, efficiency, transparency and error free delivery. The National Testing Agency is entrusted to address all such issues using best in every field, from test preparation, to test delivery and to test marking.

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