JNUEE 2021: Final Answer Key (OUT), Result, Merit List, Cut-off, Counselling, Admission Process

Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam 2021 ( JNUEE )

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Arpta Singh

Arpta SinghSenior Executive – Content

Updated on Jan 27, 2022 09:38 IST

JNUEE 2021 Final Answer Key has been released by National Testing Agency (NTA) on December 16. Candidates who appeared for the exam can visit the official website of the exam to check the answer key. Notably, JNUEE PhD results under JRF and GATE categories have been released. Candidates who appeared for the exam can visit the official website of the exam to download the results. Meanwhile, JNUEE 2021 first cutoff list for admission to various undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) were released by the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on November 29. Candidates who appeared for exams for admission to courses like MA, MSc, MCA, BA, integrated MSc, MTech, PG Diploma can visit the official website of the exam to check the JNUEE cutoff list 2021. Notably, JNU has released separate list for reserved and unreserved category.

JNUEE exam results for UG courses and Advanced Diploma courses were declared on November 28. Meanwhile, JNUEE results for PG courses including MA, MSc and MCA were announced on November 26. To access the result, candidates are required to fill their application number and date of birth. JNUEE 2021 results for PhD courses were declared on November 18. JNUEE answer keys were released on October 11. The registration process for the exam concluded on August 31, 2021. The exam was held between September 20 to September 23.      

Latest Update(s):

What is JNUEE?

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam is conducted to offer admission to aspirants in undergraduate, postgraduate, MPhil, PhD and other integrated programmes offered by the university. The scores of JNUEE is accepted by all the 14 schools under JNU. The exam is conducted in two shifts viz. first session (09:30 am to 12:30 pm) and second shift (02:30 pm to 05:30 pm).  

Note: MPhil courses will not be offered this year due to the National Education Policy 2020's proposal to eliminate the programme.

Candidates can secure admission in the below-mentioned schools of JNU basis their performance in JNUEE:

School of International Studies (SIS)

School of Life Sciences (SLS)

School of Environmental Sciences (SES)

School of Social Sciences (SSS)

School of Physical Sciences (SPS)

School of Computer & Systems Sciences (SC&SS)

School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies (SL)

School of Computational and Integrative Sciences (SC&IS)

School of Arts & Aesthetics (SAA)

School of Biotechnology (SBT)

Centre for Sanskrit Studies (CSS)

Centre for Molecular Medicine (CMM)

Centre for the Study of Law & Governance (CLG)

Centre for Nano Sciences (CNS)

Quick facts related to JNUEE 2021:

  • While filling the application form for JNU admissions aspirants can opt to appear in the entrance test for a maximum of three courses in order of their preference.
  • Since the seats available for admission in programmes offered at JNU is limited, aspirants are shortlisted for admission basis their performance in Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam (JNUEE) as well as viva-voce.
  • JNUEE along with JNU CEEB will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA)this year.
  • Till 2018, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) conducted both JNUEE and JNU CEEB exams.
  • As per the official website of NTA, a total of 1,16,558 candidates registered for both, JNU Entrance Exam and JNU CEEB last year (2020). Further, sources shared that a total of 1,05,000 candidates appeared for JNUEE 2019 exam in order to secure admission in 131 courses.

JNUEE Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the JNUEE (JNUET) 2021 entrance exam, candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before filling and submitting the form. The Jawaharlal Nehru University offers a wide variety of courses, where each course’s eligibility criteria is different from the other. The general eligibility criteria as set by the University for the Entrance Exam is a graduation degree having secured a minimum 55% marks.

For detailed information on JNUEE eligibility criteria, candidates can click here.

JNUEE 2021 Exam Highlights

Name of Exam

Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam

Conducting body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Exam Level


Mode of Exam


Exam duration

3 hours

Courses offered

BA (Hons), MA, MCA, Mass Media, MSc, MTech, MPhil, International Studies

Official website


 JNUEE Important Dates 2021

JNUEE Exam Dates 2021 and notification are now out. The schedule for the entrance exam is given below:



Release of JNUEE Application Form


Last Date to Apply for JNUEE

27-Aug-2021 31-Aug-2021

Form correction window

01-Sep-2021 to 03-Sep-2021

Issue of Admit Card

08-Sep-2021 Postponed Released

JNU Entrance Exam Dates

20-Sep-2021 to 23-Sep-2021

Release of Provisional Answer Keys


Final Answer Key


Declaration of Results (PG courses)


Declaration of Results (UG courses, Advanced Diploma)


Declaration of Results (PhD courses)


Declaration of Results (PhD under GATE category)


Declaration of Results (PhD under JRF category)


First Cut-offs List 


JNUEE 2021 Admission Process

Candidates who want to appear for the JNUEE entrance exam, have to follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Registration

To fill the JNUEE application form, candidates are required to register themselves. Aspirants will have to log in to the official website of the official university. The candidates will have to fill in the required details.

Name of Candidate

Mobile Number

Programme for study which the candidate wants to apply for


Valid Email ID

Date of Birth

Confirmation of Email ID


 Once all the details are filled in, candidates can confirm the password and enter the registered details. From there on, the candidate can visit the home page of the website to log in and apply for the JNUEE entrance exam.

Step 2: Fill JNUEE Application Form

Aspirants can fill the JNU entrance exam application form in either of the modes – online or offline. Candidates can mention up to three fields of study in the same JNUEE application form in order of preference. If any aspirant submits more than one application form for JNU admissions at the same programme level then their candidature would stand cancelled. But this rule does not apply to candidates who have applied for admission in the below-mentioned programmes:

  • JRF holder candidates who have applied for admission in Science Schools under "JRF category" for admission to MPhil/PhD or Pre-PhD/PhD through the viva-voce exam in addition to admission through entrance examination
  • Aspirants who have applied for direct admission to PhD programme.

The application process for aspirants would only be considered complete when they have filled all the information in the JNUEE application form and also affixed their recent passport size photograph, signed in the space marked for signature and paid the exam fee. Application fee for JNUEE 2021 can be paid by Demand Draft which is drawn in favour of Jawaharlal Nehru University and is payable at New Delhi.

Step 3: Download JNUEE Admit Card

Candidates need to download JNUEE 2021 admit card from the official website of Jawaharlal Nehru University. The admit card can be downloaded by filling in their application number or name and date of birth. Aspirants need to carry a copy of JNUEE admit card to their exam centre with their latest passport size photograph.        

Step 4: Appear for JNUEE Exam

Aspirants need to appear for Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam as per the date, time and venue mentioned on their admit card. JNUEE is of three hours duration and contains questions related to the course for which aspirants have applied for admission.

Step 5: Check JNUEE Result

Candidates can check their result for JNUEE on the official website of Jawaharlal Nehru University by filling in details such as their programme of study, field of study and application number/registration number.

Step 6: Appear for Viva-Voce

In most of the courses offered at Jawaharlal Nehru University, admission is offered on the basis of an aspirant’s performance in JNUEE exam. However, in some courses candidates who have been shortlisted for admission basis their performance in Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam need to further appear for the viva-voce round. Admission to these courses is offered to candidates on the basis of their performance in both the entrance exam as well as the viva-voce round. Courses in which candidates need to take part in JNU viva-voce round are as mentioned below:

  • BA (Hons) 2nd year
  • MA (Foreign Languages)
  • MPhil/PhD
  • Pre-PhD/PhD
  • MTech/PhD
  • MPH/PhD
  • COP
  • ADOP(Mass Media)

Travel Concession for Viva-Voce

JNU invites candidates to take part in viva-voce after clearing the written entrance exams. For the viva-voce, if candidates are travelling from different cities then the central university pays second class railway fare, both ways (round trip) by the shortest route from the place from where candidates are travelling for the viva-voce that is, mailing address given in the Application Form. However, this fee is paid for a distance that is covered above 300 kms and here candidates need to produce a valid train ticket. The official website informs: “The fare for the first 300 km each way shall be borne by the candidates themselves. Candidates wishing to claim reimbursement of fare are advised to retain with them Train/Bus ticket(s). Candidates invited to viva- voce from a distance of fewer than 300 km, including local ones shall not be reimbursed Train/Bus fare under any circumstances”.

Step 7: Check JNU Final Merit List

The final merit list for JNU admissions is released on the official website of the varsity. Candidates can check their result by filling details such as their programme of study, field of study and application number/registration number. 

Important FAQs related to JNUEE

Q. Does JNU offer postgraduate courses?

A. Yes. JNU offers admission to various postgraduate courses offered at the varsity and its diverse schools. 

Q. I just did my BSc in Biochemistry, am I eligible to pursue MA in Politics?

A. It is preferred for a candidate to have a bachelor’s degree in political science as a subject taken, however, JNU allows candidates to apply from any discipline as long as they have done their graduation from a recognized university and should have secured a minimum of 55% in their graduation.

Q. I am still awaiting my bachelor’s results, can I apply for the JNUEE?

A. Yes. Candidates can apply for the entrance exam but the student needs to have all their mark sheets and should provide the certificate before the classes commence.

Q. Is an interview conducted after the JNUEE?

A. Only Candidates who qualify the JNUEE, will be called for an interview.

Q. What is the duration of the JNUEE?

A. The JNUEE duration is of 3 hours.

Q. Can I write the JNUEE in Hindi?

A. No. The candidate has to give the JNUEE in English only except for the Hindi language paper.

Q. Do I have to go to Delhi to appear for the JNUEE?

A. If you not a resident of Delhi, you can select the nearest exam centre near you while filling up the JNUEE application form.

Q. Is French course offered at JNU?

A. Yes. JNU offers BA and MA in French.

Q. Does JNU offer students placement?

A. Yes. JNU offers students placements and assists the students by arranging interviews on and off-campus at the end of the academic year.

Q. How can I prepare for JNUEE?

A. Candidates are advised to stick to the syllabus, know the exam pattern and marking scheme, solve sample papers and give mock tests.

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