For the first time, JNU to host entrance exams online across India

New Delhi : As the admission season is approaching, it is not easy for students to travel across the country to take different exams and hence Jawaharlal Nehru University will be conducting its entrance exams online this year.

Important dates:

The registration process will start on March 15
Exams will be held in May
The registration process will close on April 15
Students can correct their application forms from April 17 to April 19
Admit cards: 22 April

The online registration process for JNU Entrance Examination, 2019-20 will begin online from March 15 and National Testing Agency or NTA will upload the e-prospectus, an official said.

The admit cards will be available for download from the NTA website from April 22 while the entrance exam will be held from May 27 to May 30, they said.

Structure of the exam

The exam will be based on multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

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, the official told PTI.

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The MCQ format will bring complete objectivity in the examination process, making the system further transparent, the university said.

Making the best use of technology

JNU is not the only university which has taken this step. Previously, IIT, BHU, Delhi University, Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) have also introduced the online system of taking entrance exams.

NTA has excellent mechanisms of even displaying the correct answers of the question papers post examination that can be reviewed by all student applicants, the date for which is yet to be announced, the officials said.

For the benefit of all students, NTA would make accessible test practice centres where all applicants would be able to familiarise themselves with the computer-based test, the officials said.

Announcement of results

The names of candidates shortlisted for viva-voce for MPhil and PhD will be tentatively announced by June 10

The viva-voce exams will be held between June 26 and July 3.

The merit lists for courses where viva voce is not prescribed will be published by June 18

The merit list for those where viva-voce is prescribed will be published by July 8

Number of students appearing for the exam

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

With the use of this technology, JNU will be able to enrol students from 127 cities across India, which is a two-and-a-half fold increase from past years’ number of cities, the officials said.

All in all, this is the first time that JNU will be asking candidates to appear for entrance exams online, therefore, students are doubtful about the proceedings.

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