JNUET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Zemima Khan Updated On: 24 Sep, 2019 12:50 IST

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JNUET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The Jawaharlal Nehru University releases the eligibility criteria for Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Test 2020. The admission notification of JNUET 2020 is released online for the applicants to check the details. Before applying for the JNUET 2020, the candidates will have to first check if they are eligible for the course they had applied for the course.  

The JNUET eligibility criteria mention the specific academic qualifications and the basic requirements required to apply for the examination. The eligibility criteria vary from one course to another. If the candidates fail to fulfil the JNUEt eligibility criteria but they qualify the written exam, then they will not be allowed to appear for the examination. 

Detailed Eligibility Criteria of JNUET 2020

The below table specifies the eligibility norms for JNUET 2020:


Qualification Eligibility

M.A. in Economics (with specialisation in World Economy)

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% aggregate marks in the following subjects:

Economics (Hons.) with Mathematics as a subsidiary subject or

Mathematics (Hons.) with Economics as a subsidiary subject or

Statistics (Hons.) with Mathematics and Economics as a subsidiary subject.

Any bachelor’s degree passed with Mathematics and Economics by securing 60% marks.


Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree (like BCA or B.Tech) with Mathematics in 10+2 or at Graduate level with at least 55% marks.

B.A. (Hons) 1st-year

Candidates must have passed/appearing 10+2 or equivalent examination with minimum 45% marks.

Certificate of Alimiah with at least 45% marks and passed English Language subject at the senior secondary level or a 3-year course conducted by Darul-Uloom Deoband.

M.A. in Politics (with specialization in International Studies) & M.A. in (International Relations and Area Studies)

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline passed with not less than 50% marks.

B.A. (Hons) 2nd year in German

Candidates must have the First year of Bachelor’s degree or an examination recognized as equivalent with at least 50% marks under 10+2+3 pattern with proficiency in German.

Ph.D (Direct Admission)

Candidates must have 2-years M.Phil degree or 1-year M.Phil with one-year research experience and one publication.


Minimum 2-years Research experience after Master’s degree or diploma equivalent of Master degree with research publication. Moreover, a master’s degree should be passed with at least 55% marks.

M.Sc (Life Sciences)

Candidates must have Bachelor’s (B. Sc. or B Tech or equivalent) in:

Biological, Physical or Agricultural Sciences or Biotechnology under the 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 55% marks.

B.A. (Hons) 2nd year other than German

Candidates must have the First year of Bachelor’s degree or an examination recognized as equivalent with at least 45% marks under 10+2+3 pattern with proficiency in a concerned language.

M.Phil/ Ph.D. & Ph.D. (Through JRF)

Candidates must have passed M.Sc in a relevant subject.

Candidates who have qualified for the examination for a fellowship through a national level written test, i.e. JRF category under CSIR/UGC National Eligibility Test (NET)-JRF, DBT-JRF (Category-I), ICMR-JRF, INSPIRE Fellowship, Ayush Fellowship, Bioinformatics National Certification (BINC) examination (conducted by DBT) or any other fellowship awarded from Government of India.

M.Phil/ Ph.D.

Candidates must have passed master’s degree in the related discipline.

M.Tech/ Ph.D.

Candidates must have passed Master Degree in Computer Science or Mathematics or Statistics or Operational Research or in any branch of Science or Bachelor’s degree in any branch of Engineering or MCA by securing minimum 55% marks.

Reservations of Seats in JNUET 2020

Here we have presented the category-wise reservation for the applicants of JNUET

JNUET 2020 Reservation of seats for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe 

Almost 15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled caste candidates who apply for the JNUET 2020. The Scheduled Tribes have a reservation of 7.5% in the JNUET 2020. 

Certificates issued only by the Competent Authority would be accepted, not any certificate given by anyone else. If the candidate belongs to scheduled caste or scheduled tribe then they must be listed under the following categories: Name of the caste, tribe of the candidate, state and district or union territory of the candidate's usual place of residence, If the applicants do not have the SC or ST caste/ tribe certificate at the time of (i.e. final registration after selection), the applicant may upload the acknowledgement slip of the SC or ST caste/tribe certificate application. But on the day of admission, the applicants will have to produce the valid Scheduled caste and Scheduled tribe certificate. 

If any SC/ST candidate seeks admission under the unreserved category then they must satisfy all the general category eligibility criteria. 

ST/SC candidates who would get admission under open merit or general category will not be included in the reserved category. 

Reservation of Seats for all JNUET 2020  OBC candidates

About 27% of the total number of seats will be reserved for candidates belonging to OBC category of non-creamy layer. The candidates must be enlisted in the Central list of OBC.

The application must mention that the OBC Category is of non-creamy layer and the name of the candidate must appear in the Central list of OBC’s only. Only such candidates would be considered for admission under the OBC category notified by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, which is recommended by the National Commission for Backward Class. 

The OBC applicants who belong to the ‘Non-Creamy Layer’ and whose caste appears in the Central List of the OBCs only, shall be eligible to be considered for admission under the OBC category.

Candidates must upload the latest non-creamy layer OBC certificate if that is not available during the uploading of the documents then the applicant can upload the old non-creamy layer certificate. But during the time of admission, the applicants will have to produce the recent document. 

Reservations for the JNUET 2020 Persons with Disabilities 

About 5% of the seats are reserved for the persons with disability. Such candidates are considered under the “benchmark disabilities” which means that these candidates are at least 40% disabled. Reservation of 5% seats will be straight considered for PwD as per the guidelines of the Government of India. 

Candidates with such disability would be considered under this category:

Physical Disability: Locomotor Disability 

Visual Impairment

Hearing Impairment

Speech and Language disability

Mental Disability

Neurological Malfunction

Blood disorder

Reservation for JNUET 2020 Economically Weaker Section

The candidates belonging to Economically weaker section but do not belong to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe or Other Backward Class would get at least 10% reservation. This kind of reservation is called Quantum Reservation.

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