The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will be conducting its entrance exams online this year. The maiden online exam is scheduled to be held from May 27 to May 30. Online registration process for the online JNU Entrance Exam or the JNUEE will start on March 15, officials said Wednesday. The National Testing Agency or NTA will upload the e-prospectus. The registration process will close on April 15, while students will have the option of correcting their application forms from April 17 to April 19, university officials said.
The admit cards will be available for download from the NTA website from April 22.
The seat intake for this academic year is 3,383 in all the programmes of which 1,043 are for the MPhil and PhD courses.
JNU entrance exam will be held in 127 cities nationwide.
The computer-based test would comprise multiple choice questions (MCQs) in all disciplines and would not require any special knowledge of computers or technical proficiency, they said. The MCQ format will bring complete objectivity in the examination process, making the system further transparent, the university said. NTA will release the preliminary answer key after the exam, which can be reviewed by the students. "The date for which is yet to be announced, "the officials said.
The names of candidates shortlisted for viva-voce for MPhil and PhD will be tentatively announced by June 10, while the viva-voce exams will be held between June 26 and July 3. Courses for which viva voce is not prescribed, the merit lists will be published by June 18, while for those where viva-voce is prescribed will be published by July 8, as per the official statement.
Test practice centres will be set up by the NTA where registered candidates can practice for the computer based test and familiarise with the exam pattern.
The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union has called the online entrance exam a 'scam' and has been opposing it. The student's union has slammed the "anti-student" prospectus and have alleged that there has been a 300 per cent hike in the price of prospectus -- Rs 3,600 for the general category, Rs 2,700 for the OBC category and Rs 1,800 for SC and ST categories, and others. The vice-chancellor of the university unilaterally increased the prospectus fees by 300 per cent, closed down BA lateral entry programme in School of Languages, and de-linked MPhil-PhD programme which was an integrated programme, the students' union claimed on Wednesday.