JNU CEEB 2019 Exam

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 18 Oct, 2018 10:36 IST

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About JNU CEEB 2019

JNU CEEB is organised for admission to JNU's postgraduate courses i.e. M.Tech in Biotechnology, M.Sc Agri Biotechnology, M.Sc Biotechnology in General Biotechnology, Neuroscience, Molecular, Industrial, Environmental Medical Biotechnology & Human Genetics Marine and Bioresource's Biotechnology courses in the university. JNU CEEB 2019 for all these programmes is likely to be organised in the last week of December, 2018 at 53 centres across India and 1 international city. The trend of conducting the JNU Combined Entrance Exam for Biotechnology in the month of December was initiated last year.

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JNU CEEB Eligibility Criteria 2019

Candidates should check the JNU CEEB 2019 eligibility norms prior to filling the application form. Candidates who are not able to satisfy JNU CEEB eligibility norms will not be considered for admission. Mentioned below is the eligibility norms candidates can check:

There is no age limit to apply for JNU CEEB 2019.

For M.Sc in Biotechnology Programme:

  • Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree with Physical, Biological, Agricultural, Veterinary and Fishery Sciences, Pharmacy, Engineering/Technology, 4 years B.Sc. with Physician Assistant programme, or Medicine (MBBS) or BDS with at least 55% marks.
  • Candidates appearing for the respective qualifying exams as eligibility for admission will also be considered for appearing in the entrance examination.
  • Such candidates will be allowed to appear at the entrance examination on the clear condition that in the event of their selection, they will be entitled to admission only if they obtain the minimum prescribed percentage of marks in their qualifying degree examination and that they submit all the relevant documents including final mark-sheet of the qualifying examination before the last date for admission fixed by the concerned participating University.

For M.Sc. in Agri. Biotechnology and M.V.Sc Programmes:

  • Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3/4/5 pattern of education with 55% minimum marks or any equivalent examination from any recognised university/institute in any discipline.

For M.Tech in Biotechnology Program:

  • Candidate should have minimum 60% marks or equivalent CGPA from any recognised university in any one of the following: B.Tech/B.E. in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology, Leather Technology, Chemistry/Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Technology, B. Pharma, or M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biophysics, Microbial Genetics and Bioinformatics.

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JNU CEEB Syllabus 2019

JNU CEEB Syllabus varies for each programme. Candidates are advised to familiarise themselves with the JNU CEEB syllabus so as to organise their preparation in a better way.

Syllabus for M.Tech. Biotechnology Programme:

Technology /Engineering Programme

Part A: Basic Engineering and Technology, Pharmacology

Part B: (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics

Part C: Fundamental Life Sciences and Informatics

Basic Engineering and Technology:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Principles of Biochemical Engineering


  • Calculus
  • Differential Equation Complex numbers
  • Complex integration Power series
  • Three Dimensional Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Life Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Bioenergy biosciences
  • Chemistry and chemical equilibria

Pharmaceutical Sciences & Bioprocess technology, and Pharmacology:

  • Physiology, Pharmacology & Biochemistry
  • Industrial Pharmacy
  • Biologicals and Biopharmaceuticals
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Downstream Processing
  • Cell Culture Techniques
  • Fermentation Technology


  • Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Waves and Optics
  • Modern Physics






  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Analytical techniques in Biotechnology


Life Science Programme

Part A: Life Sciences


Part B: Physics and Chemistry


Part C: Mathematics, Computer and Information Sciences


  • Biochemistry and Microbiology
  • Molecular biology & recombinant DNA technology
  • Immunology


  • Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Waves and Optics
  • Modern Physics


  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

Mathematics: Vectors, Trigonometry, Differentiation & Integration, Matrices

Information Sciences: Introduction to  Networking: Basics, modem, hub, switch, commands to transfer files remote login. Elements of languages used on the Internet JAVA- Perl. Elements of databases, Relational database, Computer Application

Syllabus for M.Sc. (Agri.) Biotechnology:

  • Agricultural Biochemistry
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Cell Biology
  • Protection
  • Cropping Systems and Crop Management
  • Ecology and Environment
  • Principles of Food Science and Processing
  • Genetics and Plant Breeding
  • Horticulture and Forestry
  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Seed Technology
  • Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
  • Biostatistics
  • Agricultural Biotechnology

Syllabus for M.V.Sc

  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Veterinary Science
  • Animal Sciences.

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JNU CEEB Exam Pattern 2019

For M.Sc.(Agri.) Biotechnology & M.V.Sc. Programmes:

The question paper for the entrance examination will be of 3 hours duration and will have two parts: PART A and PART B.

Part A:

  • There is 60 multiple choice type (MCQs) questions at the level of 10+2 in the subjects:
    • Physics,
    • Chemistry,
    • Mathematics,  
    • Biology.
  • The total marks for Part A will be 60 marks.
  • Every correct answer will be awarded 1 mark.
  • There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer, the ½ mark will be deducted.

Part B :

  • There will be 100 multiple choice questions out of which the candidates will have to attempt 60 questions.
  • The total marks for Part B will be 180 Marks.
  • Every correct answer will be awarded 3 marks.
  • There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted.

For M.Sc. Biotechnology Programme

The question paper for the Entrance Examination will be of 3 hours duration and divided into two parts:

Part-A :

  • There are 60 multiple choice type questions at the level of 10+2 in the subjects:
    • Physics,
    • Chemistry,
    • Mathematics
    • Biology.
  • The total marks for Part A will be 60 marks.
  • Every correct answer will be awarded as 1 marks.
  • There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer, the ½ mark will be deducted.

Part-B :

There are 60 multiple-choice questions at the Graduation level requiring thinking and analysis.

  • There will be questions from
    • Physics,
    • Mathematics,
    • Biology (e.g., Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics and Molecular Biology)
    • Chemistry.
  • The total marks for Part B will be 180 Marks.
  • Every correct answer will be awarded 3 marks.
  • There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted.

For M.Tech. Biotechnology Programme:

The question paper will be of 3 hours duration consisting of two programmes:

  • Technology /Engineering Programmes and
  • Life Sciences Programme


Technology /Engineering Programme

Part A

Basic Engineering & Technology

At Undergraduate level

Part B


At Undergraduate level

Part C

Fundamental Life Sciences and Informatics

At 10+2 level

Life Science Programme

Part A

Life Sciences (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Immunology)

At Postgraduate level

Part B


At Undergraduate level

Part C

Maths, Computer & Information Sciences

At 10+2 level

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How to Prepare for JNU CEEB 2019

Here, we are providing the best tips and tricks that can be very useful to crack the JNU CEEB Exam.

Make Notes

If you are just going through the information, then you may not be able to retain it for too long. If you try writing down at least the important points, then you will probably be able to remember your lessons a lot better.

Try Color Coding Tricks

When you are studying for an exam, simply going through the lessons means your retention rate will be only 20%. But if you can follow some simple retention strategies, it is possible to have a recall rate of up to 80%. It is believed that colour boosts retention capacity.  You can use different colors, to mark some important points in your books. Research has shown that separating parts of the notes using colours stimulates the creative part of your brain, which can actually help you recall information visually and efficiently.

Try and Manage your Stress Level

Try speaking to the people you trust and tell them how you are currently feeling. You may try some breathing strategies, as it will allow your body to relax. You may also try visualizing your success.  Just imagine yourself writing the exam and then acing it. This will help you stay positive and remove all the negative thoughts related to the exam.

Get Support

Get support from friends, family as well as teachers to be better prepared for the exam. During the exam preparation phase, proper understanding, as well as emotional support, is what you will need. You may speak to your teachers if you are facing any challenges while preparing for the exam. Do not shy or hesitate from asking in case you need help from them.

Sleep Properly

Before writing the exam, getting adequate sleep is important. Hit the bed at your normal bedtime. Don’t even think of pulling in an all-nighter. If you are facing difficulty in dozing off, then you can turn on some soothing music or read something light but avoid reaching out for your textbooks at night, especially if you had been studying the entire day.

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JNU CEEB Result 2019

JNU CEEB 2019 Result will be released in the month of March for the entrance examination that will be organised in the last week of December, 2018. The result can be checked online on the official website of JNU. The cut-off marks will be determined after the announcement of result. The merit list will be prepared based on the secured rank of the candidate. The counselling for JNU CEEB will start post declaration of the merit list. The shortlisted candidates will have to mark their preferred colleges by visiting the JNU official website.

How to Check JNU CEEB 2019 Result

The result for JNU CEEB 2019 will be issued tentatively in the 1st/2nd week of March 2018. The candidates should follow the following mentioned steps to download their results:

  • Candidates have to go to the official website of JNU.
  • Click on the link 'JNU CEEB 2019 Result'.
  • After that, a new page will be displayed where candidates can choose whether they want to check the result using the application number/ registration number.
  • After choosing, candidates will have to enter their registration number, date of birth and password and click on 'Submit' tab.
  • Then, candidates will be redirected to a new page where their score cards will be displayed.
  • Candidates must download their result and also take a printout of the same for future usage.

JNU CEEB Cut-off 2019

Although there are no official cut-off marks declared for JNU CEEB, the candidates should keep the these following things in mind.

  • JNU declares just the marks of the participants.
  • The marks obtained by the candidates determines their rank.
  • JNU CEEB rank is used to determine the merit list for counselling.
  • The rank differs according to the candidate’s category (Gen/ SC/ ST/ Kashmir Migrants).

JNU CEEB Merit List 2019

The merit list for JNU CEEB 2019 will be announced by JNU on its official website. Post announcement of JNU CEEB 2019 results, the merit list will be prepared based on the secured rank of the candidates. The merit list is a deciding factor for admission to the various PG biotechnology related programmes at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and participating universities. Candidates should regularly check the official website of JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) for the announcement of result.

The following information will be included on the merit list for JNU CEEB 2019:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Registration Number /Application number
  • Rank of the candidate
  • Category wise marks secured

Note: JNU will issue only one merit list for JNU CEEB 2019 and candidates should note that there will be no other merit lists for any programme.

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JNU CEEB Counselling 2019

The counselling process for JNU CEEB will begin to post the announcement of merit list. The selection will purely depend on the basis of the merit list and candidate’s preferences/choices. If any candidate has not mentioned his or her choice for joining a particular university, his or her name will not be considered for that University.

Candidates can make their preferences in accordance with the number of seats available, their rank and the programme, for which they had applied at the time of filling the application form.

  • After the merit list is prepared, more than double the number of candidates than the total number of seats available will be informed of their merit rank in the entrance examination.
  • They will also be notified about the total number of seats in each participating University.
  • The selected candidates will be asked to give their choices for joining their preferred universities and to pay a security deposit fee to lock in their choices.
  • After the allotment of seats, JNU will send intimation to the candidates about their allotment to the university of their choice.
  • Candidates should keep in mind that once the allotment is done, then the other choices will be eliminated.
  • The allotted university will then inform the candidate about the complete admission procedure, schedule as well as the amount of fee etc. to be deposited.
  • The initial security deposit already sent by the candidate through demand draft to JNU will be sent to the concerned university for refund after the first semester.
  • The shortlisted candidate will have to complete the admission process that is document verification process and submission of fees to the university.
  • Candidates should also note that once a seat has been locked in any university, then they cannot change the same or opt for another university at any circumstance. If the candidate does not join the university even after locking the seat, his/her security deposit will stand forfeited and will not be refunded.  
  • The security deposit of Rs.5,000/-, (Rs.2,500/- in the case of SC/ST, PWD category candidates) will be refunded in full to those who are not offered admission in any of the participating university

Documents Required:

  • JNU CEEB 2019 Score Card
  • 2 self-attested copies of matriculation certificate as proof of Date of Birth
  • 2 self-attested copies of 12th certificate
  • 2 self-attested copies of institution last attended
  • Character certificate from the Head of the institution last attended
  • 2 self-attested certificate of statement of marks obtained in 12th class
  • 2 self-attested certificate of Graduation programme
  • SC/ST/OBC Certificate if applicable
  • A Medical Certificate for PWD Candidates certifying that the disability is not less than 40%
  • Migration Certificate (in original) from the Head of the Institution/University last attended.

JNU CEEB Participating Universities:

M.Tech Biotechnology programme

M.Sc. Programme in Biotechnology

  • Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu (M.Sc. in Marine Biotechnology)
  • Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri (M.Sc. in Bioresources Biotechnology)
  • Goa University, Goa (M.Sc. in Marine Biotechnology)
  • Gulbarga University, Gulbarga
  • HNB Garhwal University, Garhwal
  • University of Jammu, Jammu
  • University of Lucknow, Lucknow
  • Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
  • M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara
  • University of Mysore, Mysore
  • North Eastern Hill University, Shillong
  • Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
  • R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur
  • Sardar Patel University, Anand (M.Sc. in Industrial Biotechnology)
  • Shivaji University, Kolhapur (M.Sc. in Environmental Biotechnology)
  • Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan.

M.Sc. (Agri.) Biotechnology

  • Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat
  • Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal
  • Ch. Sarwan Kumar H.P.Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Palampur;
  • G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pant Nagar;
  • Indira Gandhi Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Raipur;
  • Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur;
  • Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Latur (Maharashtra);
  • Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar;
  • University of Agricultural Sciences, G.K.V.K., Bangalore; and
  • University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad.
  • Rajendra Agricultural University, Samastipur

M.V.Sc. Programme

  • Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar;
  • G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar;
  • Assam Agricultural University, Guwahati

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How to Apply for JNU CEEB 2019

JNU CEEB 2019 application form will be made available in both modes – online as well as offline.

JNU CEEB 2019 Online Application Process:


  • Firstly, candidates need to register themselves on the official website using a valid Mobile No. and Email address.
  • Then the password will be given to candidates, which they can use to log in and fill the online application form.
  • After entering all the login credentials, click on ‘Submit’ tab.

Fill Up Basic Details:

Candidates will have to fill the online application forms by providing the necessary details such as:

  • Name,
  • Date of Birth,
  • Contact Details,
  • Address,
  • Educational Details,
  • Communication Details,
  • Upload the scanned copy of coloured photograph and signature

Payment of Fees:

Candidates will also have to pay the registration fee online using net banking /credit card/debit card payment options.

Confirmation Page:

  • After completing all the steps, candidates should take a printout of the confirmation page, which itself signifies the completion of Online Submission of Application for JNU CEEB.
  • Also, save it to your system as proof of your completed application form.
  • The confirmation page cannot be regenerated at a later stage. Hence, it is the responsibility of the candidate to preserve it safely.

JNU CEEB 2019 Offline Application Process:

  • Candidates can download the application form from the official website of JNU.
  • First, they must go to the official website of JNU CEEB.
  • They should then click on ‘Download Form’ tab.
  • Enter the following details in Application Form
    • Basic details
    • Educational details
    • Communication details, etc.
  • After that, candidates will have to pay Application Fee through Demand Draft and send a DD of the appropriate application fee along with the duly filled application form at the following address.

JNU Postal Address

Section Officer,

Room No 28,

Administrative Block Jawaharlal Nehru University,

New Delhi 110067.

JNU CEEB Application Fee 2019

General & OBC Category

Rs. 1000 (+ GST)

ST, SC & PwD Category

Rs. 500 (+ GST)

Foreign Category

Rs. 2640 or $ 40 (+ GST)

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JNU CEEB Conducting Body

Jawaharlal Nehru University organises CEEB (short for Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology) in order to offer admission to candidates in Biotechnology programmes offered by the university as well as its participating colleges/institutions. Established in 1969, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is a public central university in New Delhi. It is considered as one of the top most universities of the country that offer various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate courses for students looking for options in higher education. The online application procedure is expected to begin in the 2nd week of September 2018 and end in the 2nd week of October, 2018. JNU CEEB is likely to be organised in the last week of December, 2018.

JNU CEEB 2019 Important Dates

Registration Start Date

2nd week of September 2018

Registration End Date

2nd week of October 2018

Admit Card Release Date

2nd week of December 2018

Date of JNU CEEB Exam

Last week of December 2018

Declaration of Result

1st/2nd week of March 2019

JNU CEEB 2019 Exam Centres

Agartala (AG)

Jodhpur (JO)

Ahmedabad (AH)

Katihar (KT)

Aizawl (AZ)

Kolkata (KL)

Allahabad (AL)

Lucknow (LK)

Amritsar (AS)

Mumbai (MB)

Bangalore (BL)

Madurai (MR)

Bareilly (BR)

Nagpur (NP)

Bhubaneshwar (BN)

Pant Nagar (PN)

Calicut (CA)

Patna (PT)

Chandigarh (CH)

Pondicherry (PE)

Chennai (CE)

Pune (PU)

Coimbatore (CT)

Raipur (RP)

Dehradun (DD)

Ranchi (RC)

Delhi (DL)

Sagar (SA)

Dimapur (DU)

Sambalpur (SP)

Gangtok (GT)

Secundrabad (HD)

Gaya (GA)

Shillong (SL)

Ghaziabad (GZ)

Shimla (SM)

Gwalior (GW)

Silchar (SC)

Guwahati (GH)

Siliguri (SG)

Goa (GO)

Srinagar (SR)

Gorakhpur (GP)

Thiruvananthapuram (TP)

Hyderabad (HY)

Udaipur (UD)

Imphal (IM)

Varanasi (VR)

Itanagar (IT)

Vijayawada (VJ)

Jaipur (JP)

Visakhapatnam (VP)

Jammu (JM)

Kathmandu* (KM) (Overseas centre)

Contact Details

Jawaharlal Nehru University.

New Mehrauli Road,

New Delhi 110067

Fax: 26742580

Phone No: +91-11-26742676, 26742575, 26741557

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