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School of International Studies

(a)M.Phil./Ph.D. Programme (for all Centres) Knowledge  of  International  Affairs/Area  Studies/ Disciplines  (Law,  Economics, Political Science with interest in one or more of the following areas in which facilities are available in the school  International Politics; International Organisation; Diplomacy and Disarmament, Political Geography; International Legal Studies; International Trade & Development; South Asian Studies; South East Asian & South West Pacific Studies; Central Asian Studies; Chinese Studies; Japanese Studies; Korean Studies; West Asian Studies; African Studies; United States Studies; Latin American Studies; Canadian Studies, European Studies and Russian & Central Asian Studies. The written test is intended to evaluate the competence of candidates in International Relations, History, Political Science, Economics, International Law and the field/area in which they are seeking admission, and their capacity for analysis and expression.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

For International Legal Studies, a background of International Law is essential.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

For International Trade and Development the written test would consist of questions on the courses’ in standard MA Economics programme, specifically (1) Micro Economics, (2) Macro Economics , (3) Mathematical Economics, (4) International Trade, (5) Economic Development,(6) Statistics and Econometrics, and related disciplines such as environmental economics, banking and finance etc. A knowledge of calculus is essential This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(b)M.A. in Politics (with specialization in International Relations)The written test is intended to evaluate the knowledge of candidates in Political Science, History and Economics and their general awareness of world affairs. The test is based on essay-type questions.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(c)M.A. in Economics (with specialization in World Economy)The written test is intended to evaluate the knowledge of the candidates in micro-economics, macro-economics, mathematics and statistics, International trade and some related disciplines, such as public economics and economic development. The question paper will contain multiple choice questions with negative marks for wrong answers (total marks:100) and grading will be computerized. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

SCHOOL OF LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE STUDIES

BA Programmes

(a)First year of three-year B.A. (Hons.) programme in Foreign Languages: Candidates seeking admission to the first-year of the 3 year-B.A. Programme in the School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies shall be examined on the basis of their general language and aptitude test. The questions shall be of objective type, short answers etc. and shall be within the broad spectrum of General Knowledge, General English and Elementary Knowledge on the culture and civilization of the languages/country concerned and aptitude for language skills. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(b)Second year of three year B.A. (Hons.)programme in Foreign Languages: Question paper for the entrance examination will be set in respective foreign language and answers also are to be given in that foreign language. Adequate proficiency is required in spoken and written language concerned. Knowledge of basic and applied grammar besides some competence for simple translation from the language concerned into English and vice-versa and familiarity with the culture and civilization of the country concerned are also required. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(c)Part Time Programmes: (1)Candidates seeking admission to Certificate of Proficiencey (Part-Time) Programmes of Study in the School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies shall be examined on the basis of general aptitude test. The questions shall be of objective type and shall be within the broad spectrum of General Knowledge, General English. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here (2)   Candidates seeking admission to Advanced Diploma in Mass Media in Urdu (Part-Time) programme of study in the School of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies shall be examined on the basis of knowledge of Urdu language, literature and basic knowledge of Mass Media. The questions shall be of objective/subjective type and shall be based on above mentioned area. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

MA M Phil/PhD Programmes

(1)Centre of Persian and Central Asian Studies

(a)M.Phil./Ph.D. in Persian i)Proficiency in spoken and written Modern Persian. ii)Sound knowledge of Persian Literature This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

(b)M.A. in PersiaN i)Grammar ii)Translation from Persian into English & vice-versa (Newspaper standard) iii)        Outline of Persian Literature iv)Short essay in Persian. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(2)Centre of Arabic and African Studies
(a)M.Phil./Ph.D. in Arabic:: Good command of Arabic Language and Literature with adequate orientation to Arabic Language and Literature. Entrance Test is intended to adjudge the ability of the candidate to assess, analyse and evaluate linguistic and literary works and other works related to Arab Culture and Civilzation. The test is also intended to examine the research aptitude of the candidates. Candidates will be required to answer questions on language, literature and Arab Culture & Civilization.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(b)M.A. in Arabic i)Grammar ii)  Translation from Arabic into English & vice-versa (Newspaper standard) iii)        Outline of Arabic Literature iv)Short essay in Arabic  This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

(3)Centre for Japanese, Korean and North-East Asian Studies
(a)M.Phil./Ph.D. in Japanese i)Good proficiency in written and spoken language.  ii)Ability to use original sources for research. iii)Familiarity with the literature of the language concerned. iv)Familiarity with the history, society and culture of Japan.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(b)M.Phil/Ph.D. in Korean: i)Good proficiency in written and spoken language;  ii)Ability to use original sources for research;  iii)Familiarity with the literature of the language concerned; and iv)Familiarity with the history, society and culture of Korea. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(c)M.A. in Japanese i)Grammar  ii)Short essay on topic of general interest.  iii)Joyo Kanji iv)Translation of passages from Japanese into English & vice-versa (Newspaper standard)  v)Japanese Society, Culture and Literature  This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each coursehere

(d)M.A. in Korean i)Grammar  ii)Short essay on topic of general interest. iii)Hanja iv)Translation of passages from Korean into English & vice-versa (Newspaper standard)  v)History Society, Culture and Literature of Korea. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

(4)Centre for Chinese and South-East Asian Studies
(a)M.Phil./Ph.D. in Chinese i)Proficiency in written and spoken language  ii)Ability to use original sources for research  iii)Familiarity with the literature of the language concerned This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(b)M.A. in Chinese i)Grammar  ii)Short essay on topics of general interest  iii)Chinese characters iv)Translation of passages from Chinese into English & vice-versa (Newspaper standard)  v)History and Culture of China  This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

(5)Centre for French and Francophone Studies
(a)M.Phil./Ph.D. in French: Ability to analyse, assess and give a critical appraisal of theme related to Methodology of Teaching Frenchas a foreign language, Linguistics, Literature, Translation, Culture and Civilization (France & Francophone Countries) This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(b)M.A. in French and Francophone Studies: There are two specializations: 1) Literature;, 2)Translation & Interpretation.All the three sections (Literature; Translation & Interpretation; Language and Civilization) are compulsory for all the candidates seeking admission to M.A. programme. Their entry into the Literature/ Translation & Interpretation specializations will be based on their performance in the written and oral tests. Questions will be on the following broad areas: i)French Literature; ii)Translation and Interpretation; Ability to translate and interpret general texts from English into French and vice-versa respecting the structure and the idioms of the two languages; iii)French Civilization: familiarity with the general framework of French History, Geography and Institutions of France. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

(6)Centre of German Studies
(a)M.Phil./Ph.D. in German The research programme for the M.Phil./Ph.D. degree broadly encompasses the following areas:i)20th century German Literature in socio-historical perspective.  ii)Specialised problems of theory of literature and sociology of literature in comparativecontexts. iii)Reception of German literature in the Indian context – also with reference toproblems of translation. iv)Contrastive linguistics studies  v)Theory and practice of translation  vi)Applied Linguistics & Foreign Languages Didactics with special reference to German as target language. vii)German as a Foreign Language and Multilingualism.  The written test is intended to evaluate the aptitude and competence of candidates seeking admission to the M.Phil./Ph.D. programme on the basis of their knowledge in the areas of German language, literature, social history, culture and civilization of German speaking countries, Theory of Literature and Translation, linguistics and didactics of German as a foreign- language corresponding to M.A. level.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(b)M.A. in German Candidates seeking admission to the M.A. programme are expected to possess knowledge of German language equivalent to Oberstufe and knowledge of culture and civilization of German speaking countries, history of German literature of B.A. (Hons) level as well as ability to linguistically analyze and translate general texts from German into English and vice-versa. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

(7)Centre of Indian Languages
(a)M.Phil./Ph.D. in Hindi & UrduCandidates will be examined in the following areas: Concepts of literary criticism;problems  ofhistoriography of respective literatures; social contexts of different literaryperiods; modern Literatures thought and ideologies; research aptitude (through appreciation of modern text).This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(b)M.Phil./Ph.D. in Tamil

Candidates will be examined in the following areas: 1.Tamil Language, Literature and Grammar. 2.  Concepts of classical and modern literary criticism. 3.  Problems in the historiography of literature including diaspora literature and folklore.4.Comparative literature and translation 5.Tamil Manuscriptology.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

(c)M. Phil./Ph.D. in Hindi Translation

Candidates will be examined in the following areas: Theories in Translation and practical Translation/ Research Methodology and Intercultural Communications. The book titled ‘Translation, Its Theory and Practice” by Avadhiesh K Singh will be very helpful for preparation. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

(d)M.A. in Hindi and Urdu Candidates will be examined for their knowledge of main literary trends, authors and texts of respective literatures and for their ability to do critical appreciation of a given text. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(8)Centre of Russian Studies
(a)M.Phil./Ph.D. in Russian

Good command over Russian Language; sound knowledge of theoretical aspects of language and the History of their development, particularly in the proposed field of research; ability to analyse and sustain scientific argument.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

(b)M.A. in Russian
Good proficiency in written and oral expression in Russian : Basic knowledge about Russian and Soviet Literature, theory of literature, Phonetics and Introduction to Linguistics, ability to translate newspaper material.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(9)Centre of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Latin American Studies
(a)M.Phil./Ph.D. in Spanish The candidates are expected to be proficient in the language. In addition they ought to possess a good knowledge of the important movements and authors of Spanish and Latin American literature, besides being well versed in the history, culture and civilization of the Spanish speaking countries. The students are also expected to have knowledge of problems of translation.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(b)M.Phil. in Portuguese
The candidates are expected to be proficient in the language. In addition they ought to possess a good knowledge of the important movements and authors of Portuguese and Brazilian literatures, besides being well versed in the history, culture and civilization of the Portuguese speaking countries. The students are also expected to have knowledge of problems of Translation and linguistic differences between Portuguese speaking regions.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(c)M.A. in Spanish
The candidates are expected to have a fair degree of proficiency in the written and oral expression of thelanguage. The candidates will also be expected to be familiar with the history of Spanish and Latin American literature, as also of the history, culture and civilization of the Spanish speaking countries.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(10)Centre for Linguistics
(a)M.Phil./Ph.D.Eligible candidates will be examined in the core areas of theoretical, General and Applied Linguistics, speech sciences, Semiotics, Philosophy of Language, Language typology, Syntax, Semantics, Sociolinguistics and Areal Linguistics. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(b)M.A. Candidates may be examined in: Language aptitude, current language situation in India, information about Indian languages, principles and theories of lanaguage structure and its acquisition/learning; language use.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(11)Centre for English Studies

(a)M.Phil./Ph.D. Candidates will be examined in English Literature, Literature in India and other Third World Countries, Literary Theory (both Western and Indian), Non-Literary and Para-Literary Cultural Forms, and the Relationship between Literature, Culture and Society. The Objective of the test would be to specifically asses the research aptitude of the candidates, and their suitability for a rigorous research programme. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

(b)M.A. Candidates will be examined in English Literature, Literature in India and other Third World Countries, English in India, Literary and Cultural Theories, and Practical Criticism of given literary pieces. The Objective of the test is to select those who demonstrate not just in-depth knowledge of literature and culture, but literary sensibility  and a capacity for original thinking.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

1.Centre for Economic Studies & Planning
(a)M.Phil./Ph.D. The applicants for the M.Phil./Ph.D. programme will be examined in the topics covered by a standard M.A. Economics programme. These would broadly include Micro-economics; Macro-economics; Economic Development; Indian Economy and Statistical and Mathematical Methods in Economics. The M.Phil. written test (total marks :70) will have only multiple choice questions (with negative marks for wrong answers) and the grading will be computerized. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(b)M.A. in Economics
Applicants will be tested for their analytical abilities and awareness of national and international economic issues of importance at present and in the recent past. Candidates are expected to be familiar with the content of a standard Economics course taught at the B.A. level. Especially for the benefit of applicants without an undergraduate degree in Economics, an enumeration of the areas to be covered is given below:
(a)(i) Micro-economics (Demand Curves, Price and Income Elasticity of Demand, Cost Curves, Equilibrium of Firm under Perfect Competition and Monopoly). (ii)Macro-economics (National Income Theory of Income Determination, Monetary Policy, Trade and Balance of Payments) (b)Descriptive Statistics (Mean, Median and Mode, Standard Deviation, Correlation Coefficient), Elementary Probability Theory, Mathematics for Economists (Elementary Algebra,Coordinate Geometry and Elementary Calculus) (c)Problems of Economic History, Underdevelopment and Growth. (i)India’s Economic Development prior to Independence: India’s Planning and Development experience since Independence; Basic indicators of Development.(ii)   International Economics Issues of Contemporary Relevance. The M.A. admission test (total marks :100) will have only multiple choice questions (with negative marks for wrong answers) and the grading will be computerized.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
Centre for Historical Studies
(a)M.Phil./Ph.D.
(b)M.A. in History. Candidates applying for M.A. (History) programme are allowed to exercise only one option i.e., Ancient History; or Medieval History; or Modern Indian History, and the option so exercised must be clearly mentioned at the appropriate column in the Application Form as well as on the top of the Answer-book supplied to the candidates in the Examination Hall. Candidates may please note that the answer-books carrying more than one option will be considered invalid. Candidates seeking admission to the M.A. programme in the Centre for Historical Studies will be required to have a broad knowledge of history either directly on the basis of courses taken at under-graduate level in History or indirectly through the historical understanding of discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities. Questions set for the Entrance Examination will relate to the above and candidates will have choice of discipline and chronology. The CHS proposes to change the pattern of its M.A. entrance examination from 2011. The question paper worth a total of 100 marks will be divided into three sections. Students will be required to answer questions from all sections. Section 1 will carry 30 marks. It will lhave one comprehension passage in English and candidates will be required to answer six questions based on the given passage. Section 2 will carry 20 marks. It will have 5 questions covering broad areas of the social sciences and other topical issues of current concern. Candidates will be required to answer 1 question from this section. Section 3 will carry 50 marks. It will have 12 questions covering specific periods/areas of history and candidates will be required to attempt 2 questions from this section. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
3.Centre for Political Studies
(a)M.Phil./Ph.D. Applicants for the M.Phil. programme will be examined for their analytical ability in topics covered by an M.A. programme in Political Sciences in a written test (total marks:70) and an oral interview. These would broadly include History of Political Ideas, Indian Politics-Institutions, Processes and Policies, International Relations and Comparative Politics.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(b)M.A. in Political Science The M.A. in Political Sciences continues to be distinctive in its commitment to teaching through lectures and tutorials in order to maintain high standards of excellence in the discipline. Candidates are expected to be familiar with the content of a standard B.A. course in Political Science. Applications will be tested from areas given below: (a)Western Political Thoughts (b)Indian Government and Politics (c)Political Thought in Modern India (d)  International Relations (e)Public Policies in India (f)         Comparative Government and PoliticsThis is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

4.Centre for the Study of Regional Development

(a)M.Phil./Ph.D. The question paper of the Centre for the Study of Regional Development shall be in three parts. One part shall consist of questions pertaining to Population Studies, the second pertaining to Geography and third pertaining to Economics. The candidates will be required to attempt questions only from one of these three parts according to their choice as indicated in the application form at the appropriate space provided for the purpose. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(i)Geography (Code : GEO) This part of question paper will consist of two units: Unit I Short objective questions on general principles of physical and human geography and the concept of regional development.Unit II Long questions concerning the following sub-fields in Geography :1.Physical Geography : Geomorphology, Oceanography, Climatology, Climate Change, Hydrology, Biogeography, Ecosystems, Natural Resources and Natural Disasters (with special reference to India) 2.Human Geography : Population distribution and growth: human settlements, urbanization, migration; rural geography; spatial structure and temporal trends of economic activity social formation and spatial organisation of social groups and communities, Tourism; Agriculture; (with special reference to India) 3.Recent trends in geographical thoughts.4.Regional Development : Concepts, strategies of regional development, regional imbalances and levels of regional development in India.5.Methods : Cartographic methods; descriptive statistics and tests of significance, sampling techniques; correlation and regression analysis, geographical information system, remote sensing, GPS.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(ii)Population Studies (Code : POP) Nature and scope of population studies; sources of demographic data; population growth distribution, and density; population composition; components of population dynamics namely fertility, mortality and migration; Population growth in relation to economic and social development. India’s population policy and family planning programme, population theories, Demographic methods (may need the use of scientific calculator) Population, environment and development, Urbanisation, Human habitat, Human ecology, Programs related to Population and Development. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(iii)Economics (Code : ECN) The Question paper will examine students in the following areas – Micro and Macro Economics at Masters level; Theories of Development and Development Economics; Indian Experience since Independence in the following areas – Macro policy; Agriculture; Industry; Infrastructure; Inequality and Poverty; Public Finance; Trade; Banking and Finance; Social Sector; and Urban Development; Current Economic situation in India, especially with reference to Employment, Consumption & Poverty. Statistics, Simple Linear Economectric models & the problem of Estimation. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(b)M.A. in Geography: The M.A. admission test will carry a total of 100 marks with the unit wise total marks assigned and coverage of topics as indicated below. Unit I wil have only multiple choice questions to be answered on OMR sheet. Unit I (60 marks) Multiple Choice Questions on: 1.Geomorphology, climatology, oceanography and biogeography. 2. Human geography, economic geography, political geography, population geography, human ecology and human settlements. 3.Regional geography of India – physiographic divisions, patterns and levels of development of agriculture and industries, growth of population and urbanisation, and socio-cultural diversity. 4.Geographical Information System, Remote Sensing, Cartography, Quantitative Techniques. Unit II (20 marks) Short Answer Question on: Physical, human, regional geography and geography of India. Unit III ( 10 marks) Question/Questions on Cartography – scales and map projections, topographical maps of India, Methods of data representation. Unit IV (10 marks) Question/Questions on: Statistical Methods – frequency distribution, measures of central tendency and dispersion, Correlation. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

5. Centre of Social Medicine & Community Health There are two separate question papers one for M.Phil./Ph.D. and another for MPH/Ph.D. and carry 70 marks each. These examination are scheduled on two different dates. They consist of short notes and essay-type questions.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

(a)M.Phil./Ph.D. programme in Social Science in Health (Code : CSM): The questions cover the following areas i)Master’s level Social Science disciplines. ii)Application of Social Sciences to social problems. iii)Health and Population Problems and Programmes related to them. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(b)MPH/Ph.D. Programme in Community Health (Code : MPH): The questions cover the following areas: i)Preventive and Social Medicine as taught in MBBS and M.Sc Nursing. ii)Community health problems and programmes in India. iii)Community health  nursing. iv)Social dimensions of community health. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
6.Centre for the Study of Social Systems
(a)M.Phil./Ph.D.1.Major Theoretical Orientations in Sociology such as Structural Functionalism. Structuralism, Symbolic Interactionism, Phenomenology, Marxism, Post -modernism. 2.  Methods in social sciences and social research techniques 3.Processes of social change and development in a comparative and cross cultural perspective This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(b)M.A. in Sociology 1.The Classical Heritage : Weber, Marx, Durkheim, Pareto 2.Concepts and theories in Sociology 3.Methods of Sociological enquiry 4.Processes of social change and development with special reference to IndiA. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

 

7.Centre for Studies in Science Policy M.Phil/Ph. D The written test is intended to evaluate the candidate’s general awareness in the following areas: i)Some basic concepts and perspectives in political science, sociology, economics, history, environment and development studies. It is advisable to study Robert K Merton and Thomas Kuhn (sociology of science); Schumpeter and others for economics of technical change; and some basic understanding of history of science in India. ii)Impact of science and technology on Indian society and emerging issues of S&T such as Intellectual Property Rights; Biodiversity; Environment Regulation and Ethics etc; Green, White and Blue revolutions and transformation in society. iii)Development of science and technology in India in a comparative perspective with other countries such as USA, W.Europe, Japan, China and East Asia; iv)  Social relevance of science and technology in India (poverty alleviation, industrialization, employment, human resource development, empowerment through science and technology processes and mechanisms); v)Understanding of science and society issues in the contemporary period involving issues such as ICT, bio and nanotechnology revolutions, environment and society, new technologies and questions of ethics and equity etc. vi)Knowledge about science and technology policy issues related to S&T organisations, funding, etc. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

 

8.Centre for Philosophy
M.Phil./Ph.D.: The applicants for the M.Phil. /Ph.D. programme will be examined in the themes and issues covered in a standard M.A. Philosophy course. The candidates will be tested for their in-depth understanding of philosophical issues, methods and texts. They are expected to be familiar with the debates in contemporary philosophy, and relation of philosophy with other academic discipline. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
M.A.: The applicants for the M.A. programme will be examined in the themes and issues studied in a standard B.A. Philosophy course. The M.A. admission test will carry a total of 100 marks and students will be tested from areas of history of philosophy, themes and issues in metaphysics, epistemology, logic, ethics, aesthetics and, social and political philosophy. The purpose of the test is to select such candidates who demonstrate philosophical aptitude, analytical skills and ability for original thinking. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

9.Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies M.Phil/Ph.D. The written test is intended to evaluate the understanding of basic concepts and theories in the fields of Sociology/Economics/History/Psychology. The aptitude for research in education and the capacity for analysis will also be tested. The question paper is divided into two parts. The first part is meant for all candidates. The second part has five sections : four sections corresponding to questions relating to the four fields of study mentioned above and the fifth section comprising questions of general interest. A candidate is expected to answer questions from only one of these five sections. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES

(a)M.Phil./Ph.D. The question paper will consist of two parts. Part A: all the questions shall be of objective multiple choice types and shall be of B.Sc. standard. Part B: The entire question paper will be of multiple choice type of M.Sc. standard on the subjects of Botany, Zoology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physics, Chemistry and other areas defining eligibility.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(b)M.Sc. in Life Sciences The question paper will consist of two parts. Part A: All the questions shall be of objective multiple choice type of 10+2 science standard. Part B: All the questions shall be of multiple choice type of B.Sc. standard from the subjects of Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics and other related subjects.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

(a)M.Phil./Ph.D. All questions would be of the multiple choice type. The question paper will be divided into two parts: Part A This will have questions of B.Sc. level from the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geology, Botany and Zoology. Part-B This part of the question paper will have questions of M.Sc. level from Physics, Chemistry Geology, Biology and Environmental Sciences. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(b)M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences The question paper will be of multiple choice type. The question paper will be in two parts. Part I : This will have questions from the different areas of Science and Mathematics at the 10+2 level Part II: This will have questions in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geology, Botany and Zoology at the B.Sc. level. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

SCHOOL OF COMPUTER AND SYSTEMS SCIENCES

(a)M.Phil./Ph.D. and M.Tech./Ph.D. The question paper for the entrance examination will consist of multiple choice questions. Syllabus : Graduate/Post graduate level Mathematics and Statistics, Graduate/Post -graduate level Computer Science and General Aptitude. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(b)Master of Computer Applications (MCA) The question paper for the entrance examination will consist of multiple choice questions. Syllabus: 10+2/Graduate level Mathematics and Probability and General Aptitude and reasoning. About 80% questions will be from mathematics and Probability and about 20% questions from General Aptitude and reasoning.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES

 

(a)Pre-Ph.D./Ph.D. in Physical Sciences. The questions (mostly problems) will be from topics covered in B.Sc. and M.Sc. courses of Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry taught in Indian Universities. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

(b)Pre-Ph.D./Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences. The questions will be from topics covered in B.Sc. and M.Sc. courses of Mathematics taught in Indian Universities.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

(d)M.Sc. in Physics: Candidates will be tested for knowledge of broad areas of Physics, Physical Chemistry and Mathematics at the B.Sc. (General) level. Important books for M.Sc Physics  1) Physics volume 1 Resnick and Halliday 2) Physics volume 2 Resnick and Halliday  This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

 

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND AESTHETICS

(a)M.Phil./Ph.D. The test will evaluate the candidate’s grasp of methodological approaches, conceptual framework and theory of the arts in the discipline that they wish to specialize in. (Separate entrance examinations will be held for admission to the following three fields of study i.e. (i) Visual Arts, (ii) Cinema Studies and (iii) Theatre and Performance Studies). This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

(b)M.A. in Arts and Aesthetics: Candidates will be required to have broad knowledge of various disciplines of Arts and Aesthetics, especially related to the history, practices and theory of visual cinema and performing art traditions which would broadly include important aspects of painting, sculpture, architecture as well as theatre, dance, music popular culture and the related genres of arts. Though the main focus will be on the traditions of Indian arts, candidates will be expected to have general background in important universal art practices. Two types of questions are to be answered in the three-hour test (1) questions requiring precise and short answers and (2) essay-type questions with specified word limits. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

SCHOOL OF COMPUTATIONAL AND INTEGRATIVE SCIENCES

i)Pre-Ph.D/Ph.D in Computational biology and Bioinformatics: All questions would be of the multiple choice type. The question paper will be divided into two parts. Each correct answer will fetch 1 mark and for each wrong answer there will be a deduction of 0.25 marks. PART A : This will have 20 questions to test the knowledge of basic science. Questions will be on Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology at the 10+2 level. This Section is compulsory. PART B: There will be 25 subject specific questions in each on the following six categories i.e a) Biology b) Chemistry c) Physics d) Maths/Statistics e) Bioinformatics and f) Computer Science. The applicant can opt to answer any two categories ( i.e. 50 questions) listed above. Questions will be of B.Sc/M.Sc level.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
ii)M.Tech in Computational and Systems biology: All questions would be of the multiple choice type. The question paper will be divided into two parts. Each correct answer will fetch 1 mark and for each wrong answer there will be a deduction of 0.25 marks. PART A: This will have 20 questions to test the knowledge of basic science. Questions will be on Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology at the 10+2 level. This Section is compulsory. PART B: This will have 25 subject specific questions each on the following five categories i.e. a) Biology and Bioinformatic b) Chemistry c) Physics d) Maths/statistics e) Computer Science The applicant can opt to answer any two categories ( i.e. 50 questions) listed above. Questions will be of B.E./B.Sc/M.Sc level.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

SCHOOL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY Pre-Ph.D./Ph.D.

The Entrance Examination will cover questions related to Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Life Sciences and Physic Sciences and with adequate choice.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

CENTRE FOR MOLECULAR MEDICINE

Pre-Ph.D./Ph.D. There will be multiple choice type of question related to molecular and cell biology, genetics, medical physiology, biochemistry & microbiology withrelevence to human health and diseases. Some questions toevaluate the candidate’s general aptitude will also be included. This is a short JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

 

CENTRE FOR SANSKRIT STUDIES

(a)M.Phil./Ph.D. The Entrance Test shall be of three hours duration and shall consist of Objective Type/short answer questions as well as essay-type questions. The test will cover the following areas: Indian philosophical systems, Sanskrit literature and poetics, Sanskrit grammar and grammatical theory, modes of disputation and interpretation of texts, Sanskrit linguistics including computational linguistics, Vedic, Upanisadic and Puranic literature and Pali, Prakrit studies This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here
(b)M.A. in Sanskrit Candidates will be asked questions about Sanskrit language and literature, Indian Philosophical Systems, Sanskrit Poetics and Aesthetics, Sanskrit and Modern Indian Languages, Indian Intellectual and Cultural Traditions in Sociology, Polity and Economy, Architecture, Music, Environmental Studies, Grammar, Logic, Astronomy and Mathematics, Science and Technology, Argumentation and Interpretation, and Role and Place of Sanskrit in Indo European Studies.Candidates may write their answers in Sanskrit or Hindi or English.This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF LAW & GOVERNANCE

M.Phil./Ph.D. in Law & Governance There will be a written test with essay type questions from the fields of Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Economics, and Law. The test will evaluate the candidate’s analytical abilities and competence in her/his discipline. The areas covered by the test will relate to issues such as the following: the changing role of the state; the relationship between the state, market and civil society; civil service reform and the new public management; regulatory regimes; local governance, both rural and urban; the rule of law and access to justice; the social and economic bases of law; and global governance. This is a short  JNU Entrance Exam Syllabus . Please have a look on our detailed notes on how to prepare for each course here

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