Are you interested in foreign language courses at JNU? How to apply for 2023-24 and get admission to Jawaharlal Nehru University?
This ultimate guide will help you find all the information about the entrance exam, courses, dates, syllabus, previous year question papers, eligibility criteria, and more.
Table of Contents
- Why JNU?
- School of Language, Literature & Culture Studies (SLL&CS)
- Departments offering Foreign Language Courses in JNU
- 1. Centre of Arabic and African Studies (CAAS)
- 2. Centre for Chinese and South-East Asian Studies (CCSEAS)
- 3. Centre for French and Francophone Studies (CFFS)
- 4. Centre of German Studies (CGS)
- 5. Centre for Japanese Studies (CJS)
- 6. Centre for Korean Studies (CKS)
- 7. Centre of Persian and Central Asian Studies (CPCAS)
- 8. Centre of Russian Studies (CRS)
- 9. Centre of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian & LA Studies (CSPILAS)
- How to get admission to JNU for language courses?
- JNUEE Admission 2023-2024
Established in 1969, JNU is India’s top-ranked central University spread over the Aravali range in New Delhi.
With over 7300 students from all sections of society, it is one of India’s best universities for learning foreign tongues.
Because of limited seats, getting admission is quite challenging. However, pursuing foreign language courses in JNU is one of the most sought-after language programs.
Despite the political controversies surrounding it, JNU seems to have survived the battering to its image, emerging as the top university in India, as confirmed by NAAC and NIRF.
School of Language, Literature & Culture Studies (SLL&CS)
JNU’s School of Language, Literature, and Culture Studies (SLL&CS) started in 1969 with the core faculty of language, and literature directed solely to linguistics and culture studies.
JNU is the only institution in India where teaching and research facilities are available in most major international languages.
The SLL&CS has a modern multimedia language lab complex (LLC) and several international collaborations with leading universities worldwide through various AOCs and MoUs.
The Journal of the School of Languages (JSL) published research on literature, languages, culture, comparative studies, and translation that cut across language barriers.
In an era of globalization, a person trained in a foreign tongue is always in demand, thanks to ever-increasing careers in languages.
SLL&CS produces the best scholars in language teaching, linguistics, literature, and culture studies and internationally acclaimed translators and interpreters.
The various units of the School offer a variety of programs in different languages.
There are Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, BA, MA, MPhil, Ph.D. in the most popular languages.
JNU also conducts classes in some less-taught languages like Pashto, Bahasa, Mongolian, and Hebrew.
Out of twelve centers, SLL&CS has nine for several foreign language courses in JNU.
Departments offering Foreign Language Courses in JNU
1. Centre of Arabic and African Studies (CAAS)
Learn Arabic in Delhi smartly at the Centre of Arabic and African Studies.
It is a renowned center for teaching the Arabic language in India.
CAAS offers a BA, MA, and a doctorate in Arabic language, literature, and culture.
It offers optional courses in African Swahili. In addition, given India’s growing ties with Israel, JNU has also started a certificate and diploma in Hebrew.
2. Centre for Chinese and South-East Asian Studies (CCSEAS)
Over the years, the Centre for Chinese and South-East Asian Studies has grown into one of the largest SLL&CS centers.
CCSEAS offers BA, MA, M.Phil, and Ph.D. in Chinese.
If you’re interested in pursuing a degree-level Mandarin course in Delhi, JNU is the only choice!
Acknowledging the rising job options in Mandarin, CCSEAS offers intensive specialized training in the modern Chinese, focusing on Putonghua in present-day China.
They also conduct classes for Certificate and Diploma of Proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia.
3. Centre for French and Francophone Studies (CFFS)
JNU is India’s first University to create a Centre of French for teaching and research in French and Francophone studies.
The CFFS offers BA, MA, and M.Phil., Ph.D. in French.
Whatever may be your reason for learning French, it will open a world of exciting careers involving French.
You have to pick a specialization between French & Francophone literature or Translation & Interpretation at the MA level.
Regardless of your choice, the linguistics method of teaching French and civilization is common to both streams.
4. Centre of German Studies (CGS)
Immerse yourself and learn German at the center of German studies.
Established in 1971, CGS is among the first departments to offer separate degrees in literature and translation/interpretation.
They offer BA, MA, M Phil, and Ph.D. in German.
Sometimes, it also provides an elective Dutch language course.
They have many collaborations and academic cooperation with universities in Germany and Austria.
CGS facilities the student and faculty exchanges with, amongst others, the Universities of Köln and Wuppertal, Berlin, the Freie Universität, and the University of Konstanz in Germany.
5. Centre for Japanese Studies (CJS)
You can defeat your fear of hiragana, katakana & kanji and dive into the Japanese world at CJS.
The Centre for Japanese Studies (CJS) is one center of excellence in South Asia, where programs ranging from BA to Ph.D.
The Japanese courses in Delhi are designed to help you learn Japanese and understand Japan’s history, literature, culture, and society.
6. Centre for Korean Studies (CKS)
If you cannot go to Seoul, Busan, or Incheon to immerse yourself in everything that is Korean, then no need to be disheartened.
You can learn Korean at CKS.
The Centre for Korean Studies (CKS) is one of the most prestigious academic centers of Korean language, literature, and culture studies in the Indian subcontinent.
It runs a BA, MA, M.Phil., and Ph.D. programs in Korean.
The CKS also provides a part-time Certificate and Diploma of Proficiency in Mongolian.
7. Centre of Persian and Central Asian Studies (CPCAS)
The Centre of Persian and Central Asian Studies (CPCAS) has emerged as a prominent seat of modern Persian studies all over India.
Besides the Persian language, it covers the entire gamut of translations, studies of Iran, Central Asia, Indo-Iran relations, ancient Iranian studies, history, poetry, and stylistics in modern Farsi literature.
The CAAS offers BA (Hons.), MA, M.Phil., and Ph.D. in Persian and Central Asian studies.
It provides a certificate in Pashto, Uzbek, and BA and MA in Pashto. It also conducts an optional Turkish course.
8. Centre of Russian Studies (CRS)
Established in 1965, the Centre of Russian Studies is the oldest center of JNU. It continues to be the leading center for learning Russian in India.
CRS offers UG and PG degree courses in Russian and promotes multidisciplinary research in language, literature, culture, and translation studies.
Since its inception, the center has played a crucial role in developing good relations between them. It has produced many qualified Russian language experts.
9. Centre of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian & LA Studies (CSPILAS)
Centre of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Latin American Studies is innovative in its academic structure.
Do you want to learn Spanish?
You can certainly consider CSPILAS. The quality teaching at JNU will enable you to get many jobs requiring Spanish.
CSPILAS has a full-time five-year-integrated MA in Spanish where you can have a BA (Hons.) degree at the end of the 6th semester (3rd year).
The center has two research programs: M.Phil and Ph.D. in Spanish / Hispanic.
If you’re interested in studying Portuguese, it also offers courses in Luso-Brazilian Studies.
Several students have completed M.Phil in Portuguese with their research on subjects related to Brazilian literature and culture.
Occasionally, it runs a certificate and diploma in Italian, as per the availability of the faculty.
How to get admission to JNU for language courses?
|Certificate||Bahasa, Hebrew, Pashto, Mongolian||12th|
|Diploma||– All Above except Pashto –||Certificate|
|BA + MA||10 (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Pashto, Persian, Russian, Spanish)||12th|
|MA||– All above –||Graduation|
|M.Phil. / Ph.D.||– All above except Pashto –||Masters|
JNU Entrance Exam for BA 1st year
10+2 or appearing with a minimum of 45% is mandatory for a bachelor in foreign languages.
Regardless of your language choice, JNU conducts a common entrance exam for all candidates.
The questions are in English, a Computer-based test (CBT). The syllabus includes general knowledge, artificial language, general English, and language aptitude.
JNU Part-Time Courses
They conduct the entrance exam for a part-time Certificate of Proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia, Hebrew, Pashto, and Mongolian.
The eligibility criteria are 10+2.
The written examination is in English for 70 marks.
The syllabus covers GK, the country where languages are spoken, aptitude tests, and general English.
JNU’s MA, M.Phil, P.hD. Courses
Entrance tests for MA and M.Phil in the concerned language are conducted in the same language.
Plus, admission to Ph.D. in languages is also offered in most of these centers.
BA (except Pashto) is an integral part of the 5-year MA program in languages.
Upon completing the BA, you can take direct admission to the first year of the MA (i.e., the fourth year of a 5-year MA) in the same language without giving the entrance exam.
Total seats for Language Courses
No. of seats for BA (Hons.) 1st year (As of January 2023):
French – 48, German – 48, Russian – 68, Spanish – 39, Japanese – 48, Korean – 39, Chinese – 44, Persian – 39, Pashto – 19, and Arabic – 39.
No. of seats for Part-time courses (As of January 2023):
COP / DOP in Mongolian – 19 each, COP / DOP in Bahasa Indonesian – 39 / 44, COP/ DOP in Hebrew – 25 / 13, COP in Pashto – 19. (COP – Certificate, and DOP – Diploma)
No. of seats for MA (As of January 2023):
French – 19, German – 29 (Literature – 10 and Translation – 19), Russian – 10, Spanish – 08, Japanese – 08, Korean – 05, Chinese – 04, Persian – 19, Pashto – 06, and Arabic – 10.
The total seats for M.Phil and Ph.D. are not fixed. Check the prospectus for more details.
JNU Language Courses Fee Structure
In two words – Almost Free!
JNU admission form, hostel Fees, tuition fees, library, and other charges are negligible.
Central Government funds JNU, which means that students from the most impoverished backgrounds can come and study at JNU and accomplish their dream.
Do you want to study on a sprawling campus of over 1000 acres with all the facilities, lively campus life, and under highly qualified faculty almost FREE?
Well, there is a reason Foreign Language courses in JNU are considered the BEST in India.
JNUEE Admission 2023-2024
- Previous Year Question Papers for BA (H) 1st Year and MA – LINK
- Entrance Exam Syllabus Part-time, BA (H) 1st Year, MA, M Phil, Ph.D. – LINK
- E-Prospectus 2023-2024- LINK.
- Apply Online (JNUE2023) – LINK.
JNU Important Dates 2023-2024
- Start of Online Application Process – Yet to announce.
- Closing of Online Application Process – Yet to announce.
- Download Admit Card – Yet to announce.
- Date of JNU Entrance Exam (JNUEE) – Yet to announce.
- The result for JNUEE – Yet to announce.
- Viva-Voce (if required) and admission for selected candidates – Yet to announce.
Sir, I am also looking forward to pursuing Bachelor’s in a foreign language (CHINESE or maybe JAPANESE). I did a bit of research and everything. I could find only the 2 best universities for foreign languages in India, i.e, JNU and the second EFLU Hyderabad (English and Foreign Language university). I am very confused between the two. Can you please help & suggest. I will be grateful to you.
Over 30 universities are offering BA in foreign languages. I wrote a detailed article on the same. Check → BA in foreign languages. While both JNU and EFLU are top-notch universities, JNU still has an edge. But both are good choices if you get the admission.
I want to apply for BA honors for Japanese in 2023. Is there any scope in Japanese and what is the average salary package after M.Phil?
While giving a rough salary estimate is difficult, the scope is pretty good. Also, there will be no more M.Phil. After masters, you have to pursue Ph.D.
Hi Vini, silly as it may seem, but can I change from MA to any BA course?
Sir in which year do we get the scholarship to study abroad of our desirable foreign language country?
That depends on courses and available options. Usually, most prefer applying for masters after completing bachelors in India.
Can you happen to tell us more about the scholarship in BA German Program? I am a Fresher Student here at JNU. Also, I would like to meet you, Vikash Gupta!
There isn’t any scholarship for BA in the German program. However, the fees and other expenses are already very reasonable, which does not burden students much.
I want to attend diploma program in English language in part time manner, kindly suggest.
JNU does not have diploma in English.
I plan to attempt the CUET PG 2022 for M.A. Chinese in JNU. However, I could not find any previous year’s papers as this is the first time JNU has opted for CUET. I am confused as to how I will prepare for the entrance test. Can you recommend any sources from which I can access study materials?
Thank you so much.
You can check the last few years ‘QPs to get an overall idea. Also, you can check the prospectus for details.
What is the duration of the part-time course (Certificate Of Proficiency in Korean) at JNU?
JNU does not provide part-time Korean courses.
Hello, I wanted to pursue BA for learning a foreign language. But confused about how to apply. Is cuet enough for this? Also, which slot should I choose in cuet for the same?
Kindly reply as soon as possible!
You can go through the prospectus on the JNU site that has all the details. The admission to UG and COP programs for 2022-23 are through CUET.
Hello Sir, Karan this side. I am pursuing A2-B1 Level in French from Sri Venkateswara College (DU). SIR, I want to know what should I opt BA in french or MA in french language and when will the entrance exams be happening. Please suggest to me some good colleges which provide placement too. Thank you so much.
JNU conducts entrance for both BA and MA from May to July. You can try for BA since MA is only possible if you have already done graduation and your French skills are at least B2. Although very few offer placements, JNU and Arts faculty (DU), Jamia does offer job guidance.
Oh. Thank you so much sir. And Jamia also conducts entrance exam? And when?
Yes, mainly in May-June. These days, academic terms are a bit late due to a delay in the 12th exam.
Hello sir, I am learning Spanish from st Stephen’s and I’m in my 1st year but I want to do B.A Spanish from JNU so how can I do sir could you tell?
You have to appear for the JNU’s BA entrance exam.
Thank you for the information sir. I want to know can I pursue MA in French after giving DELF B2 at JNU?
Yes, provided that you clear the entrance test for MA in Frech.
Hi Sir, I appeared for the JNUEE in 2021 for BA in the Korean language and unfortunately couldn’t get in. I’m currently doing a Certificate course at Ramjas College for the same. I want to ask if JNU still conducts exams for direct admission in the 2nd year as they used to take a written exam and a viva in our chosen language.
No. JNU no more takes direct lateral entry to BA 2nd year. They stopped this 3 years back.
I want to ask that I am graduated with BBA and want to learn french from JNU. How can I apply for the jnu?
You can give the entrance test for BA in French. Alternatively, you can study French at any private institute.
Hello Vikash jee, from where we can get the books for entrance exams of JNU for French course??
Amazon, Flipkart, or any bookstand near colleges in DU.
Hello sir. I’m doing a master’s in physiotherapy specializing in sports. My MPT and its 3 semesters are left. I further want to opt for Ph.D., and I want to know if there is any possibility that I can pursue it in South Korea? And is there any requirement for Ph.D. that marks should be this that much? Do I have to apply for a scholarship now?
You can only apply after finishing your PG. And for the eligibility and other requirements and available programs, check the last year’s official documents for Ph.D. I will soon write about that in detail on JoyofKorean.com
Hello sir, I’m mitu I’m from Kolkata. Sir, I completed my bachelor’s in history last year. But now I wanted to purchase my career in Korean language but as you said that without advanced course m.a is not possible in Korean, so sir is it the best option for me if I choose to do a bachelor’s in Korean?
Sir my current age is 22+. And I’m very confused I don’t know what to do, please give me some advice.
Yes, you can either pick BA in Korean or pursue some long-term course at any private institute. For example, the Korean Culture and Language Centre (KCLC) in Kolkata is a good choice.
Okay sir! Thank you so much 🙂
Hello sir, Bhawya this side. I am a student of Eng Hons (Currently in my 2nd year). To date, I’m not sure about my career like what should I choose and I get to know about career scope in a foreign language. I don’t have any prior idea about this course. Can you please help me out sir like which course I should go for and how to start my preparation? I’ll complete my graduation in 2023.
There isn’t any simple few-line answer to that. It is an altogether different world with many possibilities. I’d suggest spending some time reading various articles about foreign languages on this blog. Then, if you have any specific questions, you can always ask here. If in case you need proper personalized career counseling, you can take the service. Good luck!
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Sir, I am already done master’s in Bengali language from Calcutta University Kolkata. But I want to study Korean language and literature. I want to build my career in the Korean language. I want to know if I can apply for a BA or MA course?
You can choose either BA or part-time courses at any university or private institute. MA without prior advanced Korean knowledge is not possible.
Good afternoon Sir
When will be the ADMIT card issued?
Shortly, within a few days. Do track on → jnuexams.nta.ac.in.
Hello sir, I want to ask can we give Entrance exam for more than one language for JNU?
It’s a common entrance for BA.
Sir, I’m pursuing my final year in B.Com (just started)? I want to learn the Korean language and build my career in that. What should I opt for bachelor, diploma, or certificate (keeping in mind that I want to do an MA in Korean through KGSP)?
BA in Korean is a good choice. Getting a KGSP scholarship is difficult due to fewer seats and a huge number of applicants. I’d recommend BA + MA in Korean if you intend to make a career in Korean.
Sir, you’re recommending me to do integrated BA+MA from university in India? Can you suggest some universities in delhi that offer BA in korean and should I apply BA in korean this year or next year?
Yes. Jamia and JNU are two options in Delhi that offer BA in Korean. You can apply this year, and you have to pass the entrance test to get admission.
Sir, I want to apply for a master’s in Korean literature through the KGSP scholarship. According to its criteria, we need a bachelor’s degree Or equivalent. What does that mean?
Means UG degree like BA, BSc, B.Tech, B.Arch, etc.
I have applied B.A. with a French degree, and I have already completed my B.Sc. 2014-2017 in Botany, but I made a mistake choosing the University name from the list. How can I change it!
Please guide me!
I am not sure about that. Probably, contact the University or check if there is an option to edit the form.
Respected sir, I want to ask you that I’m pursuing my final year from B.com. Am I eligible for master in the Korean language from JNU?
Without advanced Korean language knowledge, it is not possible to crack the entrance for MA in Korean. So, no, it’s not possible for you.
Hello sir, I’m in my Bsc 2nd yr now, and I want to do BA in the Korean language can I apply for it next year. Because it is not possible to apply now. And my Bsc will be completed in 2023? And is it compulsory to do MA after BA in JNU? PLease reply sir.
Yes, you can apply next year, and once you get admission to JNU, you have to drop your B.Sc. It is not mandatory to do an MA after BA.
My sister is looking forward to admission (2021) in BA (H) French. Could you please help me with the syllabus for the entrance exam? the link provided above is not working.
You have to try again on the website. Also, the syllabus will be similar to last year, and check some reference books and previous QPs.
Hey, I m looking forward to admission (2021) in BA(H) French. Could you please help me with the dates and syllabus for entrance exam?
They are yet to publish the dates, and you can find the syllabus in the prospectus. In addition, you can check one of the last year’s and older question papers to get an overall idea.
Good afternoon Sir,
Monisha this side and I want to learn the Spanish Language from the very start but the thing is I have done my schooling back in 2018. Am I eligible for the BA course in this? And when the forms are going to out for 2021.
Yes, but difficult as there are limited seats for those who passed 12th more than a year back.
Sir, I am planning to apply for M.A. in Spanish in jnu. Can you suggest what should I study for the entrance exam?
Check the last few year’s questions papers. You can also study cultural aspects covered in BA in Spanish.
How can I prepare for JNUEE 2021 (BA in Spanish or Russian)?
You can check the entrance syllabus (prospectus) and last few year question papers. You can also buy books from Amazon for BA entrance.
When will JNU release its registration form for JNUEE 2021-22?
Soon, hopefully in June.
Sir, I am a BA English literature student at Calicut university. Can I get MA in Spanish at jnu? But I had never learned Spanish before.
Sir, I want to ask you that if I want to learn Korean in any college. Is it necessary to know some common Korean language? And can you please tell me about the syllabus of BA’s first year?
No. You don’t need previous knowledge. BA in Korean starts from scratch. You can check the JNU website for the 1s year Korean syllabus.
Sir, I have done my diploma in computer. I also have 12 equivalent certificates. Can I do a BA in the Korean language?
If it is equivalent to the 12th, you can apply for the entrance exam.
Sir, I also want to apply for BA in the Korean language in jnu after completing my 12 this year. Can you suggest something to me any thing?
Study for the entrance test. You can check the last few year’s QPs and buy 1-2 books that can help you prepare. You can focus on GK related to countries where the language is spoken and General English.
Sir, any recommendations for books? I mean I’m searching on the internet for days but it made me so confusing which one to buy and which not to.
You can buy a few books like R Gupta BA entrance books on Amazon or Flipkart.
Sir, I am currently pursuing graduation in the Japanese language. I want to do my MA in Japanese from JNU in the future. What JLPT level will match the entrance difficulty?
The entrance is not the same as JLPT guidelines. However, level IV should be a minimum requirement. Check the last few question papers to get an overview.
Sir, I am currently pursuing computer science honors from DU and I wish to pursue translational studies in German from JNU. I will finish my graduation in May 2022. I have prior knowledge of German up to B1 level (gave the exam in 2016). Will it be possible for me to apply for this particular course and entrance exam in 2022? Also is there scope in translational studies in the future?
Yes, you are eligible to take the entrance. But you need something like B2 or above to crack. Check the last few year’s QPs and prepare accordingly. Yes, it provides many job openings across industries.
Hi, sir my name is nakul I have done my ba from Delhi University in 2016 and I have done Spanish language course from institute cervantes till B1.3. Can I enroll in MA in Jnu?
You can appear for the JNU entrance test. However, you need skills similar to B2 to crack the entrance.
I really acknowledge the fact that you work so hard to clear the doubts of all the students. I read all the comments, but I am still in doubt. I am pursuing B.com Hons from BHU, and I am currently in 2nd year. I want to pursue MA in the Chinese language. It’s not possible since I haven’t done a BA in Chinese. So what should I do in order to get admission in MA Chinese language from JNU? If I get a 3-year diploma course from HanYoo language institute, will I be eligible for MA from JNU? Or should I repeat my graduation? Which will be the best option? I will be humbled if you solve my doubt.
You don’t need BA in Chinese, but you do require skills similar to that to crack the highly competitive entrance test. And as per your situation, entrance is the only way to get admission to any Indian university.
I won’t recommend repeating the bachelor. So, you can study in any good language school, work hard, and prepare for the entrance in the next 2 years. Once you’re ready, you can apply for JNUEE and a few other universities like Doon University, CUJ, CUG, BHU, VBU, etc., offering MA in Chinese. Good luck Prachi. 🙂
Thank you so much, Sir. I will really work hard even if the possibility of getting admission in this course is zero. I will still try my luck. I will go for BHU, if not JNU as I am a BHU student. Thank you so much I was really tensed. Thank you for guiding me. 🙂
When will JNU entrance exam be conducted for BA foreign language?
In mid 2023, but dates varies.
I’m Sofia from India. I have a great interest in Foreign languages and I am learning the Korean language and passed 2 levels A1 and B1 from KCCI. I request you to make an Article on various Scholarships for Post Graduation to study in Korea (other than KGSP ).
Sure, I’ll write soon. 🙂
Sir, I’m in BCA final year. I want to apply for MCA as well as BA hons from a foreign language simultaneously. Is both course entrance exams will be on the same date??
Difficult to say. Wait for JNU to publish the prospectus.
Hello sir I’m completing my graduation (BSC) from IGNOU. Now I want to study the Korean language in pg. Am I eligible for that and if yes then what would be the process to get admission in jnu? Please help me sir I don’t have any ideas.
Without previous knowledge in Korean, it is not possible to crack the entrance. You can either do part-time Korean course at JMI or DU colleges or private institutes.
Hi sir, I am looking for a certificate course in Korean and would like to know when admissions for the same start at JNU. I did check JNU’s website but there’s not much information given there on how or when to apply even. Would appreciate your help.
JNU doesn’t offer part-time courses in Korean. However, you can consider DU colleges later this year.
Hello sir. I am doing my BA in political science from DU and simultaneously doing the Spanish course from Instituto Cervantes. I wanted to know, which level B1 or B2 will be sufficient to crack the JNUEE for MA in Spanish?
Hello sir. I have done my graduation in commerce. And I have also completed my B2 level in Spanish from St. Stephens. I want to prepare for JNU MA Spanish Entrance exam. Can you recommend me books and tell me about the syllabus of entrance exam? and are there any question papers available for practice?
I’m not aware of any particular books. Probably, you can check the last few year’s questions papers and prepare accordingly. Your B2 will be beneficial.
I am pursuing my B.A. in eng and I want to learn Korean. What should I do? Please suggest.
Join one of the institutes for part-time Korean courses.
Hello sir, I’m Sayani. I’m in class 12 because of covid my exams are postponed. I wanted to study the Korean language at jnu after HS. But now I don’t know what to do. I mean about jnu admission. Can you please tell me about this. and what should I have to apply if I want to study in Korean (main sub).
You don’t need to worry about that. You can apply when forms will be available and appear for the entrance test. If you get admission, they will ask for the 12th mark sheets when CBSE will declare it.
Hello sir. I am Juhi Ghubade from Nagpur. I want to study Korean language BA 1st year. So, how can I apply for this? I didn’t apply for the 12th. Please help me, sir.
You can apply for JNU entrance, along with Jamia when the forms are available in 1-3 months.
I did my graduation from du. Now i want to pursue b.a Hons. French from jnu. I passed out 12th in 2016. Am I eligible, and if I am then when will be the 2021 examination, and how i can prepare for the same?
Yes, you are eligible, but the number of seats would be fewer for those who passed the 12th three years back. You can check the prospectus for the syllabus. They might conduct the test tentatively in April-May.
Can I have a foreign language as my side paper if I do a master’s in literature from JNU?
Yes, you can learn at any time. Probably, at any private institute.
Sir, should I prepare for all three clusters (for all the languages)? Or for only one cluster?
JNU no more conduct the exams as per cluster. It is common for all BA language program. You can check last year’s prospectus.
Sir, I wish to enquire. What will be the exam pattern for admission at JNU in MA French in 2022? Will the exams go back to offline mode? And if so, will the paper pattern be the same as the previous years?
Yes, it will be offline, and the pattern most likely will be the same as in 2020. You can check the previous year’s question and prospectus to get an overall idea.
I will be applying for ba hon in Spanish Lang. I have bought R Gupta book with the previous year sample paper. Is it enough to prepare with that book? Also secondary please let me know the topics to prepare And what all preferences I can fill in the application form after Spanish?
Thank you sir !!
Yes, the book will be helpful. There isn’t any specific topic. Just focus on generic English, GK, etc. You can try more books and check the last few year’s QP to get a broad overview. Pick Spanish as 1st option. Rest are all self-explanatory. There will be instructions on the NTA site on how to complete the form. Don’t worry!
Hello sir, I’m in 12th with science stream & after 12th I want to prepare for UPSC. Sir, I want to ask you that BA in a foreign language can help me for UPSC because I have heard that jnu is a good resource for UPSC aspirants.
JNU is indeed a great University for UPSC preparation, but BA in languages won’t make any difference. It is as good as any other program from the UPSC perspective.
Sir, I want to take the TOPIK exam in 2021. The official TOPIK site has JNU as the test center in Delhi. Can you tell me how one can register for the same, as I cannot find it on the JNU website?
The JNU center is not yet confirmed. Also, you have to apply through the Korean cultural center, Lajpat Nagar. You can get in touch with them. I’ve also updated this article for 2021 and will add more information as per the official announcement.
I currently study in class 12th and graduating after this 2021 board. So, I thought of taking Chinese lang but, for now, I have no touch of the Chinese language. I haven’t learned a single alphabet of it. So sir should I have to learn a basic Chinese language before applying it in jnu?
No. You don’t need previous Chinese knowledge. BA course will start from zero.
Sir, I want to ask about really important thing as I told you I’m preparing for getting admission in BA honours 1st year, but today I saw that the pattern has changed and I’ve to study about all languages not only a cluster. Is that true? Do I have to learn about all 10 languages or just the cluster according to my language selection? Sir, please tell me.
Yes, JNU no more conduct cluster wise exam. So, you have to focus on all. It was changed before 2020 JNUEE.
Okay, thank you so much for this information sir. 😊
Hello sir, I want to take Admission in JNU BA Spanish Honours 1st year. So sir, how should I fill the preference? Should I put Spanish in 2nd place since the French cut-off always goes high, or Should I put it in 1st place? Sir, please tell me this I just really want to take admission in BA Spanish honors In JNU.
It would be best if you put it as per your preference. Since the French cut-off is usually higher, picking Spanish as 1st choice is better.
Hello Sir, Do I have to give a total of two exams for getting admission in BA honors Spanish, i.e., CBT and Entrance exam of Cluster: French, Spanish, Russian, German? And right now, I’m preparing for JNU next year BA honors 1st-year entrance examination, So sir, Have you any ideas about next year’s exam dates?
Based on last year’s guidance, there will be only one entrance test for bachelor’s programs.
I have done BBA, and Now I’m really interested in learning Japanese or Korean. Can I get admission to JNU for MA in Japanese? Do I have to give an entrance exam in Japanese or Korean language? If not, then what kind of exam? Because I haven’t learned anything about the Japanese language? Or which other colleges should I go to for MA Japanese?
It is not possible to get admission to MA in any foreign language without prior knowledge. The entrance test is compulsory and conducted in the same language you’re seeking admission. There are two options for you: Either try BA in Japanese/Korean. It may not be suitable for you as you have to repeat your UG. Instead, you can try one of the private institutes to achieve an advanced level.
I also have quite similar doubts. As in my case, I am in last year of my bachelor but now I want to learn Korean for my next studies. I was learning Korean language on my own. So Sir can you please tell me that where can I give the entrance exam and what are criteria. Do I need to focus more on to pass the exam?
You can also study Korean in one of the private institutes or the Korean cultural center at Lajpat Nagar. If your aim is universities, you can try entrance for JMI or DU Colleges like Daulat Ram and Ramjas. I wrote detailed articles on Korean courses in Delhi, as well as India. Check search or under the category of Asian languages.
How to take admission in MA INTEGRATED COURSE as I have applied for BA this year. If I will be selected at the entrance, then can I go for MA INTEGRATED? The course as I was not knowing about it earlier. Or there is any other method of taking enrollment in it?
There is no separate MA integrated course. It simply means, after completing Bachelors’s program, you can take direct admission to masters in the same language without appearing for the entrance test.
Sir, I am getting 62 marks in the general category. Is there any chance I could get admission in BA Chinese?
I’m not sure about that. JNU publishes the merit list and invites the candidates for admission.
Sir, I got selected for a B.A. in Spanish JNU. Can I get a direct admission (without giving entrance) for master’s in the same language?
Sir, I am getting 56 marks in JNUEE 2020 BA Hons. in Korean. Will I qualify?
Check the merit list.
Sir, I have completed my BBA 2018. I have worked for 7 to 8 months and I was managing my family business. I am interested in. Cks (Korean language) program. Am I eligible for that? Can I apply for the entrance in jnu?
Yes. But I guess the number of seats is fewer who passed the 12th a few years back.
When the be the entrance exam for the upcoming academic year?
Maybe in March/April, but it depends on the situation and feasibility.
Sir, after clearing JNUEE, will I get admission in BA hons or integrated MA. Also, I have heard there is an entrance for BA 2nd and 3rd year in JNU as well. Will I be eligible to sit in those exams if I completed my first year of graduation from some other university?
Integrated MA is not a unique course, but just a combination of BA + MA in the same language. It means once you complete the bachelor program, you will get direct admission in MA without going through an entrance test. JNU is no longer conducting the exam for the lateral entry in 2nd year and 3rd year. BA 1st year is the only option.
But I read the admission policy circular of JNU. There is a mention of BA 2nd year admission.
I’m not aware of any such option. That use to be the case in 2018-19, not in 2020-21 as per the last prospectus as far as I remember.
Sir, do you have any idea how many students appeared for JNUEE this year for BA Hons?
Roughly between 15,000 to 20,000, but this is just my guess based on 2020 overall figures.
Can you please tell me if the written part (essay) was online or on paper? I want to give the exam next year but I am confused about the written part.
The National Testing Agency conducted JNUEE) in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode across India. For the sample practice papers, 2020 Question papers along with the answer keys are available on the website.
Sir, can I get admission in JNU for Korean language? I passed out of 12th in 2019. I am very interested in foreign language.
Yes, if you clear the 2021-2022 entrance test.
Sir, I’m a student of English Hons. Right now, I’m in my 3rd sem. I want to know that how can I get admission in JNU German language. What criteria do I need? Thanks, sir.
You can take the 2021 entrance test for BA in German. If you clear the entrance, you can take admission.
Sir, I have listened about a common entrance test for all the central universities like du, bhu, jnu, au, etc. Please guide me if there could be any change in the syllabus or exam pattern. I have to study a language course in jnu. Everything will be like last year or there could be any change plz guide.
JNU, DU, BHU, and many other old central Universities don’t come under CUCET (Central University common entrance test). All these universities conduct their own entrance. For 2021-22, CUCET offers BA in Chinese, Korean, and German through CUG, Gandhinagar, and CUJ, Ranchi. You can check their e-prospectus if you’re interested in these two colleges.
Can you suggest any institution for M.A. in German and Spanish (distance learning mode)? What could be the alternate for achieving same proficiency as in MA?
To my knowledge, there is no Educational institutions in India that offer MA in German/Spanish in the distance learning mode. Other than the regular Master’s programs in your target language, you can aim to achieve C1/C2 in DELE (Spanish) or Goethe-Zertifikat (German). Knowledge-wise, these are good enough for a vast majority of jobs, but still, these are diplomas and not PG degrees.
Sir I am right now in 2nd year of bcom prog as well as i am learning french from Alliance Francais. I want to do ma in french, so can i do ma from jnu?
Yes, but you have to crack the entrance test. After completing your graduation and DELF B2, you can take the entrance test.
Sir, I wanted to know how can Nepali students apply for a foreign language course in JNU. From which month season starts. What will be the facilities?
You can check → Admission procedure for foreign students. The admission process usually starts in Feb-March. JNU offers everything, including accommodation, at a very nominal price.
Hello Sir. I completed my Certificate, diploma, and advance diploma in Chinese from DU. Now I want to do an MA in Chinese from Jnu so do I have to study the 4th book (Elementary Chinese readers 4) for the entrance paper of MA or not? Means will I able to pass the MA exam without the 4th book? And if yes, then Is CF1 the only option to complete the 4th book because I can’t attend private institutes?
I’m not sure since I don’t know Mandarin. You can check previous year questions to check your current ability in the Chinese language. But regardless of how you study, you should prepare really well since the total MA seats for outsiders are very few as admission is given directly to BA Chinese pass students of JNU.
Sir, I have 56% in my 12 class 2018 batch with PCM. Can I apply for ba in foreign languages in JNU? if I clear the entrance test, then will I be admitted to jnu with less grade in 12 class?
How to apply for jnu foreign languages 2020? I am unable to find on the official website of JNU.
I guess you are asking about 2021? You can apply online in early 2021 when they start the admission process for academic session 2021-2022.
Sir, is there any age criteria for sitting for M.A. in Spanish from JNU? Or, one can opt for an M.A. of any age having a bachelor’s degree. Please clarify.
No. Bachelor in any stream is the only criteria. However, you need knowledge similar to Advanced Diploma / BA in French, or DELF B2 to crack the entrance.
Sir, I have selected my 1st field of study as Korean n 2nd field of study as French. So, If I cleared my entrance exam for jnu. Can I do my BA from French?
Yes, but it depends on the availability of seats and merit list.
Sir, I have filled the form of JNU, and my three preferences are French, Japanese, and Chinese, but I want to pursue Korean and unable to change it. So can I take Korean after getting admitted in 2020 because there is no cluster wise exam this year?
Looks difficult though I’m not sure about that.
Hello, I’ve been really interested in Chinese for years, and now I’m preparing for the JNU Entrance exam though I just want to know will the classes be on weekdays or weekends Or regular? I’ve searched through everything and couldn’t find a single trace of the timing of classes.
Both BA and MA in Chinese are a full-time regular course. The classes are held from Monday to Friday for 5-7 hours per day.
This has been really helpful as I was getting frustrated as to what to study for the Hebrew part-time course. I couldn’t find any question paper on that particular subject.
Hebrew was introduced in 2019 only. So that is why there is no previous question paper until 2018. For 2019, they are yet to update the page.
1. Sir, I scored very less in 12th boards (55%) in the Science stream, and now I want to change streams because I learned about my passion and talent in a foreign language. Can I get admission in a good college through entrance tests? I am a general category, and I’m from a middle-class family. So, I want to study in a govt. college.
2. Are colleges still open for admission? It doesn’t have to be JNU or DU just any govt. college in a metropolitan area.
3. I live in a foothill city of Darjeeling named Siliguri. So, can I get admission n Delhi or Mumbai (in this quarantine situation)?
Yes, you can appear for an entrance test, but the last date might be over for the 2020-2021 session. There are plenty of Colleges and Universities offering such programs. Choose the language, and apply accordingly as per dates and admission criteria. You can check → BA in Foreign Languages.
Can I pursue foreign languages no matter if I choose science/commerce/arts after my 10th?
Yes, you can.
Which book (for reference and previous year question. paper) is best for the preparation of the JNU ba entrance examination 2020?
You can buy R Gupta’s Entrance exam Guide for the BA foreign language course on Flipkart or Amazon. You can also consider Arihant’s Previous Year’s solved paper, and other books especially meant for the BA entrance test. Plus, check the last 3 years question papers on the JNU website. Good luck!
Sir, can a trinity grade 8 certificate help in Japanese admissions in JNU since I am a general caste.
The entrance test is compulsory to get admission in JNU.
Sir, how should we prepare for 2021 jnuee (Japanese) since a detailed syllabus is not given in the prospectus.
That is the only syllabus provided by the JNU. You can also check the last few year’s question papers and some reference books for better preparation.
Sir, I have an interest in French and done b2 level and BCom. So, in masters, should I choose M.Com, MBA, or MA in French or English? Which has high scope?
While all have their pros and cons, but MBA + DALF C2 is an excellent combination and offers more career possibilities.
Hello sir, c1 level in French and master degree are equal, or we have to do master after c1?
No. Both aren’t the same. Usually, most people do a Masters after C1. While C1 is enough for a vast majority of jobs, but if you need a PG degree or wish to choose a career path like a Ph.D. in French, MA in French is a great choice.
Sir, can I study two languages at a time and also become a certified translator? I finished 12th (science), and I have no idea what to do next. Can you tell me about any university or online courses?
First, you have to pick which language you want to learn. Once decided, then you can choose courses and University as per your location, language, affordability, and feasibility. Of 100+ options, it is impossible to suggest a particular one. Perhaps, you can read more to come to some conclusion. Then, you can ask something specific.
Sir, can you please explain to me the syllabus for Spanish language? And the best way to prepare it?
I’m assuming you’re asking for BA in Spanish. Well, the syllabus is the same for all bachelor programs. It is mentioned in the prospectus and also in the comment section. You can buy a few books covering GK, English, etc., and start preparing for it. Also, check the last few year questions paper to get an overall idea.
I wish to be a multilingual translator and want to learn Chinese, Japanese, and German. I’ve learned Japanese from online resources and I can speak Japanese like a child. I just don’t know how to read and write difficult words. So, I wish to learn German as my main language and learn Japanese sideways. Is it not possible to study that way?
Possible provided that you put lots of effort and consistent practice for a long time.
In jnu website, it is written a course that Ph.D. in Japanese and Korean. If I take this course then do I have to study both or only one?
No. Ph.D. in Korean and Ph.D. in Japanese are two separate courses. For example, once you complete an MA in Japanese and fulfill other criteria, you can apply for the entrance test for Ph.D. in Japanese.
Please give me advice on some courses and degrees I can do after doing ma Japanese, to get job in Japan or any other like UK/ us, etc. I have selected math in 11th class.
There is no specific course for overseas jobs. It is better to focus on current education, and not about the choices after 7 long years.
Sir, after the certificate and diploma, can I take an MA in the Russian entrance exam? Or for Masters in Russian, I need to graduate in Russian? Please reply sir.
For a Masters in Russian, you need graduation in any stream and Russian knowledge equivalent to BA or advanced Diploma in Russian.
Sir, I’m 12th class pass out student. I want to learn the Korean language, but I could not fill the form this year. Can I still get admission??
No. Also, admission is based on the entrance test. You can either try some private institutes or DU colleges.
If I do ba honors and MA in Japanese then how much chances become for me to a job in Japan. Is it hard to find job in Japan or it’s will become very easy if I do ma in Japanese? What is the minimum salary I can get if I become a Japanese translator?
Since everyone speaks Japanese in Japan, getting a job there solely based on language ability is difficult. You need other in-demand qualifications and relevant experience. There is no minimum or maximum salary, it depends on the job profile and many other factors.
Sir, what is the age limit of these courses. Can I take this course at age 22? If not, then is there any way that I can do this course while completing my engineering IIT course because I have an interest in both engineering and foreign language.
There is no maximum age-limit at JNU for any course. Since most JNU courses are full-time, thus, you cannot pursue two regular programs simultaneously. Perhaps you can try some private institutes for part-time language courses.
Sir, what is the syllabus of jnu ma linguistics and plz can you tell me is there any placement in ma linguistics? Can you plz recommend me some future plans after pursuing ma linguistics.
I don’t track JNU’s centre of linguistics. So, difficult to say.
Sir, what’s the difference between jnu ba course and du part-time courses (certificate diploma, etc.)?
The full-time means 4-6 hours of classes daily, whereas part-time is usually 2-6 hours per week.
Sir, would you plz send the link for the entrance exam of the Spanish language.
The link is mentioned at the bottom of this article.
Sir as I haven’t qualified for any foreign language course so, I am a beginner and want to take admission from JNU. That’s why I want to know is there certificate courses for foreign languages? And when can I apply for the entrance exam?
JNU does not conduct certificate courses in any popular languages. You can try some private institutes or DU.
I want a part-time BA degree in the Spanish language? Is it possible?
No. It is a full-time regular program.
Sir, I am interested in Japanese and Spanish B.A course is it possible to take both? And any details for the 2021 entrance exam?
No. You can only choose one full-time course. JNU is yet to announce the entrance test date.
Sir, but we have to choose 2 languages for BA, right?
No. You can do a degree course in only one language.
Hello Sir. My friend applied for JNUEE 2020. He gave his choices as Chinese (Main), German and French. As you know, Chinese belong to the 2nd cluster and the rest to 1st. So, does he has to attempt both the clusters or just for the languages he opted for? He wanted to know if he had to study every country present in both the cluster because then he will have to study more. Can you please tell me how the questions will arrive at the entrance exam and what to prepare for?
In 2020-21 prospectus, JNU has removed the cluster-based exam. There will be a standard test for all languages. It means GK will be general and not limited to a particular country/region. This is my guess!
Hello Sir, is the entrance for MA in Spanish is through CBT i.e, multiple-choice questions or subjective patterns, this year?
Sir, I am currently doing BA HISTORY HONS from du, and I m in 2nd year. I find much interest in history, but it is tough for the career prospects and to get a govt job in India with the subject like history. Would it be beneficial if I also start learning any foreign languages along with history? Please guide, sir, thanks.
Foreign language will be advantageous, but as per the current job market, you will find limited opportunities that combine History and Language.
Thank you Sir for the detailed information. I have pursued MBA from Pune University and I have passed JLPT N1. I want to further make a career in Japanese Language (research and teaching). I want to confirm if there is an entrance examination for MA in Japanese in JNU. Also, since I have already pursued masters, will I be ineligible for the M.A course?
Yes, the admission for MA in Japanese is through an entrance exam. No, you are eligible to apply. You can repeat the master’s program if you want.
Sir, I want to prepare for MA French entrance exam JNU. Can you please advise a few books to prepare well for the exam? Also, I have completed my B1 from AFD. Is it sufficient to enroll in an MA in French?
B1 may not be sufficient to clear entrance. You need at least B2. The exam will be conducted in French, and questions will cover French language, literature, history, culture, and civilization of Francophone countries. Also, linguistics, translation, and didactics of teaching a foreign language are some of the syllabus’s areas. I’m not aware of any book. You can check the previous year question paper to get an overall picture.
Give me some idea for preparing for the jnuee in foreign language. Because the syllabus has changed. Tell me about some books for preparation.
You can follow the syllabus mentioned in the JNU prospectus 2020-21. The questions will be in MCQ format and will comprise GK, artificial language, language aptitude, and General English. You can read about various countries, where the important language originated. Wikipedia is one source. Besides, study the intermediate English grammar (IX to XII), and questions related to logical reasoning. You can also try this book — LINK
Sir, How can I apply for the French course in JNU?
If you want to do a BA in French, you can apply online.
I want to learn the French language. What I should do for it. Which type of entrance paper? How much marks should I need for the selection in JNU? Please tell me.
You can apply online and appear for the entrance test. All questions will be MCQ. Admission is not based on marks you get, but ranking as per total seats available.
Sir, I have applied for the JNU entrance exam for Chinese, but as per E-prospectus, there will be a common test for all languages. So should I be preparing or knowing the history, geography, culture, etc. for all countries?
Yes. The test will cover generic questions.
Sir, I passed the Bihar 12th Board with 75%. I want to take admission in JNU. What I have to do to make career in Chinese? And Is the Chinese language good for the future?
You can apply online and appear for the entrance test. 5-year integrated course in Chinese is an excellent option to make a great career. Yes, the future is full of opportunities.
Due to lockdown, I am unable to apply for the BA Foreign language course. Can JNU extend the last date 31 March to 15 days more? Please reply soon.
You can apply online — LINK. I’m not sure whether JNU will extend the date or not since applications are invited through online mode only.
Are we supposed to study the GK of all 10 languages for BA paper this year? As the prospectus says that there will be a combined paper for all.
Yes, it seems they have removed the cluster concept, which is actually good. There will be a common test for all languages. It means GK will be generic, and not restricted to a particular country/region. This is my guess!
Sir, please tell me the new syllabus for ba in Japanese. I am really confused in the above article. Will there be any reasoning or math? Please reply sir.
The syllabus is the same as last year. You can check on page 141 of the prospectus.
I’m going to clear my 12th commerce exam, and I’m interested in learning the Japanese language. What should I do?
BA in Japanese is one such option. Graduation in the stream of your choice, along with a part-time Japanese course at any private institute, is another alternative.
We have to select 3 languages while selecting languages. Does this mean that I have to study all three languages?
You don’t need to learn the language. You have to study the history, culture, civilization, current affairs, etc. of the country where the language originated.
Sir, I have selected 3 languages for entrance. Do I have to prepare for all 3 language’s history and culture or just the first preference?
Just the 3 which I chose. Or all 10 languages? As I was told by a JNU student that from this year we have to prepare for all 10 languages in order to get admission in one language. I am very confused.
You don’t need to have prior knowledge of the language for the bachelor’s program.
Sir, I have completed a diploma from DU in German and want to continue it from a private institute. On the other hand, I also want to apply for BA Hons Spanish from JNU. Can I apply? Is this the right decision or not? Like, am I able to manage both the languages?
You can surely apply for BA in Spanish. Maybe you can join Max Mueller to continue your German. Managing two languages at the same time is not a difficult task. Whether it is the right decision or not, well, only you can decide. It is quite subjective and depends on your goals and interest.
Sir, I want to know that BA in Japanese or Korean language entrance test will be conducted in English or Japanese and Korean language?
Sir, I am currently studying the Japanese language from the private institute, and I am appearing for N5 in July. Am I eligible for applying for the certificate/diploma course?
JNU does not conduct a Certificate/Diploma in Japanese. Besides, you don’t need to pursue these courses when you are already studying at any private institute with an aim to clear JLPT. After passing N5, you can continue till N2/N1.
Sir, I want to do masters in the Japanese language in JNU. What should I do and how should I start my preparation?
Have you completed a BA in Japanese, or do you possess Japanese proficiency similar to bachelor in Japanese? If yes, you can check the last 3 years question paper and syllabus from the prospectus and start preparing. Links to all these is at the bottom of the article.
Sir, I am a class 12th student Humanities from G.H.S &C Allahabad. I am interested in learning the Korean language. Am I eligible to apply for a part-time course in JNU?
JNU does not offer a part-time program in Korean.
I’m 12th class passed in 2006. I wish to get admission into a foreign language bachelor’s degree program. Please brief a description of me.
You can find all the information — BA in Foreign Languages.
Sir, what is the benefits given to the wards of army personnel in the admission process?
I’m not aware of any additional benefit.
Sir, Can I learn the Chinese language in JNU college with full time? I really want to learn Chinese and I know the basics and both writing and reading a little bit.
Yes, you can give the entrance for a full-time BA in Chinese. However, if you just want to learn Mandarin, you can enroll in one of the Chinese institutes in Delhi.
Sir, please can you give me some guidelines related to the entrance for JNU BA (hon) in Chinese to get a good certificate or degree. Thank you ?
To get admission in BA in Chinese, you have to appear for an entrance test to be conducted in 2-3 months. The exam syllabus is there in the previous year’s e-prospectus. The NTA will announce the JNU entrance exam details for the session 2020-21 in the 1st week of March.
Sir, I want to apply for the Korean language, but I am unable to find the online admission form on the website. How to get that? Please help.
That is because the admission procedure has not yet started. It will begin in March.
Sir, I have appeared in my 12 exams, and now I want to do a language course. So, would you like to suggest to me which language I should learn and please tell me the procedure also?
The choice of language is strictly personal. Only you can decide based on your subjective and objective goal. At JNU, The last date to apply is 31st March for BA in various languages, and the entrance test will be conducted in May.
Hi, how can I get the 2019 entrance exam paper in BA Hons Cluster 1?
For 2019, JNU hasn’t uploaded yet. You can check from 2015 to 2018 on the JNU site.
I am Utpreksha. My B.Sc will be completed this year. I am pretty much interested in foreign language courses from JNU. Am I eligible for applying for the entrance exam?
Yes, you can apply for the BA entrance test though the number of seats will be fewer who passed the 12th before 2019. You can also try part-time courses at DU or any private institutes.
Hello sir! I want to take admission in B.A hons foreign language. So how should I prepare for the entrance? What are the chances of getting admission in JNU?
you can check the syllabus, and start preparing. It is challenging to crack the JNU entrance test due to fewer seats. You can check other Universities with a BA in foreign languages.
I am a working professional and work in the administration department. I would like to change my field and want to learn mandarin language from the good institute, but at the same time, I cannot leave my job. JNU doesn’t offer part-time or weekend classes for mandarin. Can you suggest what I can do? I’m looking forward to your reply.
You can join any private institutes like HanYou or MeiYu offering a part-time Chinee course.
Is there an entrance exam for direct admission in B.A French 2nd year?
No. JNU is no more offering lateral entry to 2nd year.
Hello sir, I have done my advanced diploma in French from DU, and I have my B2 level certification from alliance française de Delhi. I want to appear for the MA entrance exam, but I have been told that there are only 3-4 seats for general category students, which is bothering me. What is the difficulty level for the MA french entrance exam and how should I study and what books can you suggest me to learn better. Please help me.
The number of seats indeed is few (Usually 3 to 7 for MA in French). It is quite a challenge to pass the entrance test. However, your B2 level can still help you. You can check the last 4-year question papers on the JNU website. (Link is there in this article), and start preparing for it. Good Luck Anjali!
I would like to know if there is any Certificate course in French in JNU and the procedure of admission?
No. JNU does not offer any short-term courses like Certificate in French. Only full-time degree programs are available.
Hello sir, I’m raj. I’m a final year student of political science (b.a.). I want to study a foreign language from JNUnu in M.A. Can I apply for the session 2020?
To clear the JNUEE 2020 for MA, you need knowledge equivalent to BA or Advanced Diploma or B2 level in the same language. You can try part-time courses in DU, Jamia, or any private institutes.
I have completed BSc. Can I do a language course?
Sir, please provide marks wise syllabus for BA (hons) foreign language.
You can find the entire syllabus in the prospectus.
Sir, I want to apply for an MA in Spanish. I’ve cleared b1 dele can I apply for it? Can you give me some details about books for entrance preparation?
B1 may not be enough. Consider at least B2. You can check the last 4-year question paper on the website and start preparing for that. You need to have a good knowledge of history, culture, and civilization of Spain, and Central and South America.
I am a Nepalese citizen residing in Delhi. Is there any crash courses for learning the Japanese language? If no then, is there any other University or colleges offering the same in your knowledge.
Yes, you can find plenty of short and part-time courses. You can check the entire list — Japanese Institutes in Delhi
I have done a french diploma from du and also done the graduation (BCom prog) from du, and now i have to apply for jnu MA french and for that I am eligible or not?
Yes, you are eligible to apply, though you need more knowledge than Diploma to clear the entrance test.
Hi. My name is Arun. I am a working professional. I want to learn Russian or Chinese language. Can you please suggest to me if I can join JNU and do some part-time courses in these languages?
JNU offers only a degree level of full-time Chinese and Russian courses. You can explore DU affiliated Colleges for a part-time course or any private institute.
I passed 12th class in 2017. Am I eligible for the JNU entrance test?
Yes though 80% of the BA seats are reserved for current and last-year passed out candidates.
Is there any advanced diploma in the German language in JNU available? Kindly reply.
No. You can try a 3-year Advanced Diploma from one of the DU colleges — St. Stephen’s, Daulat Ram, Hansraj, and Bharati College.
Am I eligible for Masters in Persian if I hold a bachelor’s degree in any field i.e., no prior knowledge in the Persian language?
Can someone join MA in the German language from JNU with a full-time job? What is the schedule for MA in german translation? Can it be available as a weekend course?
No. It is a full-time course, which means 5-7 hours of regular classes Monday to Friday.
What are the approx timings for the classes for the same? In the evening or morning?
Like any other University, it depends on the course and the department. Besides, timing keeps changing all the time.
Sir, I would like to do a language course in French or Chinese. I have completed my BTech in 2016 and doing PGDM in material management. Please suggest to me where I have to do these courses.
With so many choices, it is difficult to suggest. Once you have decided on the language, and your preferred location, it would be easy to shortlist.
Sir, I passed out +2 in the year 2015, but for the family condition, I couldn’t study further for my graduation. Everything is stable now, and I want to pursue my graduation in language. Is it still possible for me to apply even after such a big gap? And for the entrance exam, where can I get some ideas? Please help, sir.
It would be challenging to get admission due to the gap of a few years. 80% of the seats for BA is reserved for current and last-year passed out candidates. You can also explore part-time language courses at DU.
Sir, I passed out my 12th in 2017. Am I eligible for entrance for Spanish? Could you suggest the course of diploma which will be best for me because I need a job in a shorter time because I am the head of my family?
Yes, you can give the entrance for BA in Spanish. You can try 2-year Diploma in DU or Jamia next year. Besides, you can also explore courses ar any private institutes.
Hi sir! I’m currently doing my 12th standard under science stream, but I’m interested in languages. Am I eligible for JNU? If yes, can I get access to any entrance test in Nagaland?
Well, you can appear for the JNU entrance test. Last year, there was an examination center in Dimapur, Nagaland.
Sir, I want to take admission in BA(H) in Russia from JNU. How to prepare for the entrance test? What are the online resources? NTA site has only an incomplete mock paper.
You can check the previous year questions, and prepare as per syllabus mentioned in the e-prospectus. Besides, you can buy a few books that cover the curriculum. You can find the links at the bottom of the post.
You can check the previous year questions, and prepare as per syllabus mentioned in the e-prospectus. Besides, you can buy a few books that cover the curriculum. You can find the links at the bottom of the post.
Sir, I am an N3 student of Japanese done from a private institute. I also wanted to get a degree from JNU. What should I do next? Also, should I go for a BA or MA? If directly MA, then how?
Complete JLPT N2, then appear for the JNU and DU entrance test for MA in Japanese. There is no provision for direct entry. You can check previous year QPs to gauge your level.
I wanted to ask what all course can I apply for pursuing an MA without having a BA degree from JNU? Kindly Help.
To clear JNUEE for MA, you need knowledge equivalent to BA in the same languages. You can achieve by either doing 3-year part-time Advanced Diploma from DU or Jamia or higher level from any private institutes.
I want to learn in JNU, but I don’t know anything about the admission process. Please help me.
You can apply next year when the forms will be available. The admission is through an entrance test. In this article, you’ll find nearly everything about JNU language courses.
Sir, is this possible that two degrees at the same time or I can do a second degree after 1st bachelor degree?
Why do you want to do that? Pick one! Besides, pursuing two full-time degree course is not possible!
Sir, is there any entrance exam for the admission of Diploma course in JNU? Kindly reply ?
JNU does not run any Diploma in popular languages. For Certificate in Pashto, Bahasa Indonesia, Hebrew, and Mongolian, JNU conducts an entrance test.
Hello sir, I want to go for a certificate course in Hebrew from JNU. If you can inform me about the dates of application and entrance exam?
Usually, you can apply in March, and an entrance test is conducted in May. Since Certificate in Hebrew is a new addition. Thus, it is better to contact the Centre Of Arabic And African Studies at JNU.
Thanks for the article. Could you please suggest one or two-year diploma programs in Chinese in India?
There are plenty of options such as Delhi University, BHU, Mumbai University, Bangalore Central University, University of Kolkata, to name a few. You can enroll in any private institute to achieve at least HSK Level 4.
Most respectfully asking what about the job prospects of a foreign language? Is there any placement from JNU Campus Selection? Can I find a job in abroad after taking a degree from JNU in language?
Job probability is usually reasonable. Yes, JNU offers some placement. No, you need some other skills and qualification other than language degree to land a job overseas.
Sir, how to prepare for the language entrance exam? As in how to learn an artificial language before giving the exam?
You have to prepare as per entrance syllabus. I didn’t get you about artificial language?
Hello sir, I wanna know about how to I take admission in a foreign language in DU and JNU? Please sir, reply me.
The last date is over for 2019-2020. You can apply next year (Jan-Feb for JNU), and April-June (DU). JNU admission is through the entrance, whereas the DU admission procedure depends on the type of language courses.
Sir, I was passed out 10+2 in 2015, can I apply for the BA (hon) in the language department from JNU?
You can apply next year. However, it will be challenging to get admission since 80% of seats are earmarked for those who have either passed in the previous year or due to appear in the current year.
Sir, I have a certificate in the French language from ignou. Am I eligible for JNU MA program in French language or not?
No, It is not possible to clear MA entrance with a certificate program. You need a BA or 3-year Advanced Diploma in French, or DELF B2.
Hi, sir, I’ve passed 12 with 86%, and I want to get admission to French ba Hons. Is there any chance still now, it’s late though?
It’s late. Try next year.
I am a grade 12 student and next year I would like to study Japanese or Korean in order to become an interpreter. What is the procedure? I am in need of some guidance.
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I want to know how to prepare for entrance for BA Hons French. What subjects will be asked and can you send me a sample paper.
You can find the links for entrance exam syllabus and previous year questions papers at the bottom of the article.
Hi, I have just completed my graduation from Delhi university. Can I take admission to the Japanese Language in JNU? What is the process?
JNU does not offer any part-time course, and the admission in BA, MA, Ph.D. in Japanese is through entrance test in May. I’d suggest you read this article.
Hello sir! I have passed my 12th this year so my question is that if I apply next year for jnu then will there be any deduction marks? If yes then how much marks will be deducted?
Most likely No. You can only confirm when 2020 JNUET prosecutes will be published.
Hello sir, I have completed my A2 from the alliance. Can I carry my further studies of the French language from JNU? If yes for which course I shall apply. And when can I take admission in JNU?
No. That is not possible since JNU does not offer any part-time French courses. JNU conducts only degree programs in French.
Hello sir, I want to learn the Mandarin language. I’ve just completed my 12th grade. When will be the admission form gonna fill up again? What type of exams will they take? Like we have to know about the GK of that country language? Is it a hard exam?
You can apply early next year, and the question pattern will be likely to remain the same. You can check e-prospectus. It is hard only because the numbers of seats are fewer.
I’m giving 12th compartment exam and I want to do a language course. Plz sir help me.
Choose a language and enroll in any private institutes. Check — Language Institutes in Delhi.
Hello, I am 12th passed, and I want to do a Japanese course from JNU. How I can apply, and please tell the last date of the admission. Please reply to me early.
Not only last date but even results are out. Try next year or find some other options in Delhi.
My daughter is MCA and want to to do a full-time diploma course in Italian language and required to live near Rohini please advise.
A Diploma in Italian from DU is a part-time course. She can try the Italian Cultural Centre in Chanakyapuri. it is the best place to study Italian in Delhi.
From 5 hours, I am trying to check my result but every-time it displays some exception. It seems some maintenance of the website is going on. The admission head of JNU said that the site will get good after some time. But it still not working. What to do? I’m waiting nervously for my results (MCA).
The website is working fine. Check again! The website is the only way to get the result as of now.
Are there elective courses available with a BA Korean degree?
Not aware of that. You can contact JNU.
Hello Sir, I have done 12th and I am a student of commerce and I want to do language skills course. Please guide me.
Pick a language, join any learning centre, and start learning it. You can read a few articles on this blog that can help you.
There is any offline admission in JNU because I missed the JNU online form so how to get admission in JNU. I want to Lear foreign language (German).
No. The JNUEE results are expected to be released in a few days. You can either try next year or join one of the German Institutes in Delhi.
Can I get admission in JNU if I get 62 marks in the Japanese language?
Sorry, I didn’t get you. Anyways, Admission in JNU is through entrance test and not cut-off marks.
When will the JNUEE (B.A. hons. Cluster 2) result be declared?
Not yet. Maybe in the next few days.
When will the JNUEE (for language course) result be declared?
Very shortly, maybe within a week.
How’d I know if the results had been declared?
Results will be declared on the JNU official website.
Sir, it’s been almost a month. When will the result be out for the language?
Only JNU can answer this 🙂
I have just completed my 12th I want to apply for a part-time French course in JNU am I eligible to apply?
JNU does not conduct any short-term French course. You can try French courses in DU.
Is the certificate course or diploma for Persian in JNU closed?
JNU does not offer the Certificate or Diploma in Persian. Try JMI or DU.
Sir could you tell me the proper process of language course because my sister wants to do languages course from JNU she has completed graduation from SOL she has much interest in a language course.
Neither JNU offers part-time courses nor it is possible to pursue an MA without prior knowledge. You can try one of the reputed private language institutes in Delhi. But before that, she has to choose a particular language.
Hello sir. I am a graduate and I want to do graduation in Japanese language but one problem is there, I have 2 years gaps after my graduation. Can I apply for next year?
Yes, but as per the past precedent, 80% seats for 2020-2021 might be reserved for those who have either passed 12th in 2019 or are due to appear in 2020.
Day after tomorrow I have the entrance exam of COP in Hebrew. Can you advise me something important? Is there any way through which I can get the last year question papers of COP in Hebrew? I’ll be grateful. Thank you.
There is no separate question paper for Hebrew. The joint entrance test of COP will consist of GK, Facts about the country concerned, Aptitude test, and General English. You can check the last 4-year question paper on the JNU website.
Sir, I am interested in learning foreign languages and I have passed 12. Which language would be better and tell me about universities.
Since choosing a language is quite subjective, thus, only you can decide. The courses and language vary greatly from one University to another. So difficult to suggest anything meaningful.
How much should I score to get admission in JNU for languages, I belong OBC, is there any chance if I scored 60.
No one knows since the selection is done through ranking from top and not threshold score.
Hello sir. I’m a BA 2nd-year student of IGNOU. I want to do language course In French. Please tell me the criteria and the details.
JNU last date is over. You can join any private institute. Admission is on the basis of first-come and first-served.
Sir, I’m doing graduation 2nd yr in chemistry. Can I apply for the French course? Is there any problem with admission after cracking the entrance exam?
The last date is over for JNU and it is also not possible to pursue two regular programs. Since JNU does not offer any part-time French course, thus you can join any private institute in Delhi.
Sir, I have got 42% marks in 12th. So Can I apply for a French language course?
No since minimum 45% marks are required. The last date is also over for 2019. Try some French Institutes in Delhi.
I do speak Chinese and wish to get apply for the BA. Can I directly apply to the third year semester to get BA degree?
No. JNU no more offers lateral entry to 2nd year. You have to start from the 1st semester provided that you clear the entrance test.
Sir, I am Doing BA (Tourism) by Distance mode of learning. Do I have to do any Course for studying Japanese in JNU? I have not done any course In Japanese yet. Suggest me the best way that While doing a BA (Tourism) where I can Study Japanese?
JNU does not offer any part-term Japanese course. The last date to apply for JNU is also over for 2019. You can try any private institute in Delhi.
Sir can I do ma in a foreign language after completing my b.com. sir, am I eglibile?
No. It is not possible without prior knowledge in the language concerned. For example, To get admission in MA in French, you need knowledge equivalent to BA or Advanced Diploma in French or something like DELF B2.
Sir, I’m interested in Korean but my English is not good. Can I study Korean?
Good command over English is not necessary to learn Korean.
Hello Sir, Can I take admission to BA Honors in French? I have passed 12th in 2019, and how many seats are there?
Total seats are 48 for bachelor in French. You can apply for the entrance test when the forms will be available next year.
Sir, I want to know that how much I get paid if I have done PhD in Japanese language?? What should be my Salary being a professor??
After Ph.D. one can become assistant professor and starting salary is normally between 6 to 8 Lakhs per annum. Additionally, It usually takes 10 years to complete Ph.D. (mostly in the same subject). Most people (at least whom i know) did for research and adding new contribution to knowledge in their subject. Making money is not the primary goal nor Ph.D. guarantee a good salary. After Ph.D., one can only become assistant professor. Only few become professor that also after 15-30 years of impeccable experience.
Sir I want to know that if I have completed my ba (hons) in foreign language. now I want to pursue ba in mass communication after this. Is it possible or not? Or I should do something else?
Yes, it is possible though it might not be the best idea.
I got to know about about this entrance today. Is there any another way to join. Or I should wait for next year?
Once the last date is over, you cannot apply. Either wait for next year or try the DU. The admission process is about to begin!
Sir I want my career in Japanese since I always take a huge interest in Japanese culture and language. So my two question are – (i) next year exam will be conducted in May like this year? (ii) NTA will follow same MCQs entrance pattern in 2020?
Most likely (i) Yes and (ii) Yes. JNU will confirm next year for the same.
Sir, will there be only McQs based questions OR Subjective and objective both??
Only MCQ (Multiple choice questions) i.e. objective.
Sir today I gave the entrance exam of the Chinese language in JNU. Is there is negative marking in 2019 for BA in Chinese and when the result will come?
As per the prospectus, there shouldn’t be any negative marking. The results will be released around Mid-June.
Sir. I have recently passed my 12th in Hindi medium. I have few questions. 1) Can i choose this career being a Hindi medium student. 2) If I get admission in then will there be a better future for me financially? 3) NTA will conduct entrance exam next year in same MCQ format of JNU 4) Entrance test will be held in April-May like this year?
1) Yes, 2) Yes, 3) & 4) Most likely Yes.
Sir, my Sister wants to do foreign language course from JNU. She has very much interest in doing foreign language courses. She will give her 12th this year only i.e. 2019. Is she eligible to fill the form of JNU next year?
I want to apply for MA in French. I have done graduation under 10+2+4 pattern. Am I eligible to apply?