JNU or Jawahar Nehru University has declared the probable dates for JNUEE or JNU Entrance Examinations for the Academic Year 2019-20. As per the notification released for the prospective JNU student applicants, the university quoted that the online exam of JNUEE 2018 will take place on December 27-30, 2018. The notification has also given the clarity on the format for the JNUEE 2019-20 that will be objective or Multiple Choice. The online exam will be CBT or Computer Based Test.
The notification stated, “The students should make a note of the fact that JNU has the right to modify the Dates of Entrance Examination and postpone the schedule. This notice is for the kind information of all the applicants who aspire to take part in JNUEE 2019-20.”
The Vice Chancellor of JNU has initiated the procedure with the help of 12-member committee which was formulated earlier to change the mode of examination from subjective to objective one.
This decision was made in the Academic Council meeting of the varsity when there were extreme protests in the university by a section of students.
N. Sai Balaji, the newly appointed JNUSU president stated, “The online examination contains the objective type or multiple choice questions [MCQs] with 70 marks each for all the programmes. The assessment of candidates’ analytical, writing and various other skills that are quite significant will be done, especially in social sciences and humanities. The MCQs are not there even in IITs as a module of exam for humanities and social science.”
The JNU administration condemns the irrational allegations levied against the online or computer-based test by the newly appointed JNUSU. It expresses the disappointment for the allegations that JNUSU has imposed on the new system of examination that is computer-based entrance test and requests everyone to apprehend clearly the advantages of this system.
Till date, the JNU entrance examinations are organized offline across the centers. Some of the exams for M.Phil and Ph.D and language courses need viva voce.