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JNU CBEE 2014, JNU Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination

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Combined entrance examination (CEEB) conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for admission to M.Sc Biotechnology programme academic session 2014-15. Jawaharlal Nehru University will hold a Combined Entrance Examination for admission to 2 years M.Sc Programme in Biotechnology on behalf of following participating Universities.

Eligibility Requirements for JNU Biotech Entrance Exam 2014

* Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Physical, Biological, Agricultural, Veterinary and Fishery Sciences, Pharmacy, Engineering/Technology, 4-years B.Sc (Physician Assistant Course); or Medicine (MBBS) or BDS with at least 55% marks

* Only those candidates who have passed the qualifying examinations in 2012 or thereafter including those who are appearing in 2014 are eligible to apply

* In other words, those who have passed the qualifying examination prior to 2012 are not eligible to apply
Before applying, please ensure that you fulfil the eligibility requirements as prescribed above
Also please note that permission to appear in the entrance examination is subject to your fulfilling the minimum eligibility requirements prescribed above

* Therefore, appear in the entrance examination only if you fulfil the eligibility requirements for M.Sc Biotechnology Programme


Students selected for admission to M.Sc Biotechnology programme of the participating universities will be eligible to receive scholarship at the rate of Rs.3000/- p.m The scholarship of Rs.3000/- p.m. for students joining M.Sc Biotechnology programme at the School of Biotechnology of JNU would be awarded to all the students during first semester
In the subsequent semesters, the scholarship will be extended only in respect of those students who secure minimum CGPA of 6.00 in the end-semester examinations

Reservation :

15%, 7½% and 3% of seats shall be reserved for SC/ST/PH candidates respectively
All the SC/ST/PH candidates who have passed the qualifying examination are eligible to apply irrespective of their percentage of marks in the qualifying examination

Only those SC/ST/PH candidates who have passed the qualifying examinations in 2012 or thereafter (including those who are appearing in 2014) are eligible to apply
OBC reservation, wherever applicable, will be implemented as per the policy of each participating University

Concession for Kashmiri Migrants:

10% marks will be added to the overall marks scored by a Kashmiri migrant candidate in the Entrance Examination. After adding 10% marks, in case he/she is covered in the cut-off point in the merit list, he/she will be offered admission strictly in accordance with his/her inter-se merit alongwith other candidates subject to his/her meeting the minimum prescribed eligibility requirements and also subject to his/her producing valid registration documents issued by the notified authorities certifying the candidate’s Kashmiri migrant status

Combined Biotech Entrance Exam 2014 Pattern

The question paper for the entrance examination will be of three hours duration and divided into two parts


Part-A will have multiple choice type questions at the level of 10+2 in the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology
The candidates will be required to attempt 60 questions
Total marks for Part A will be (60 questions x 1 mark each) of 60 marks
There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer, ½ (half) mark will be deducted


Part-A will also have multiple-choice questions of Bachelor’s level requiring thinking and analysis
There will be questions from Physics, Mathematics, Biology (e.g., Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics and Molecular Biology) and Chemistry
he candidates will be required to attempt 60 questions
Total marks for Part-B will be 60 questions x 3 marks each = 180 marks
There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer one mark will be deducted

Exam Centres:

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Dimapur, Gangtok, Gwalior, Guwahati, Goa, Gorakhpur, Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Katihar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Madurai, Nagpur, Noida, Pant Nagar, Patna, Pondicherry, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Silchar, Siliguri, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Kathmandu (overseas centre)

Selection Procedure

The selection will depend strictly on the basis of inter-se merit of the candidate in the entrance examination visa-vis preferences for joining the universities indicated by the candidate In case a candidate has not indicated his/her choice for joining a particular University, his/her name will not be considered for that University

The candidates will be asked to exercise their options for joining the universities in the proforma (which will be sent by JNU)

The candidates will be asked to send to JNU a Bank draft of Rs.5000/- (Rs.2500/- in the case of SC/ST/PH candidates) as initial security deposit giving their willingness to be considered for admission to the participating universities in accordance with their options for joining the universities vis-à-vis their inter-se merit in the entrance examination

Candidates are advised to check the allotment of university on the web site of the university (www. in the 01st / 02nd Week of July

The participating university will then inform the candidate about the complete admission procedure and schedule of their university as well as the amount of fee etc., to be deposited by the candidate

The initial security deposit already sent by the candidate through demand draft to JNU will be sent to the concerned University for refund after first semester

Admit Card for Combined Biotech Entrance Exam 2014

The candidates may download their admit card from the university’s website around 10th May 2014 and take the Admit Card to the Examination Centre with a copy of latest passport size photograph

Those candidates who have applied and fulfil the prescribed eligibility conditions but somehow are able to download the Admit Card are advised to contact either the JNU

How to Apply

Application Form:
Application forms can be submitted only by registered post/speed post to Section Officer (Admissions), Room No-28, Administrative Block, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067
Please read the check list given in the inside front cover of the brochure before filling-up the Application Form

Enclosed a demand draft drawn in favour of Jawaharlal Nehru University payable at New Delhi for the amount Rs 600/- General/OBC category candidates; Rs 300/- SC/ST/PH category candidates; US$ 25 or Rs 1550/- Foreign Nationals towards the entrance examination fee
The completed Application Form must reach JNU latest by
(i) offline Application Form by 28th Mar 2014 and
(ii) printed copy of the online Application Form by 02nd Apr 2014 JNU will not accept responsibility for any postal delay or irregularity or loss in postal transit

Important Dates for JNU Biotech Entrance Exam 2014

Start of Online Application process from: 07th February 2014 (10.00 a.m.)
Issue of offline Application Forms (by Post): 07th February 2014
Last date for issue of offline Application Forms (by Post): 11th March 2014
Closing of online Application Process till 05.00 p.m. on 26th March, 2014

Last date of submission of completed Application Form to reach JNU:
i) Offline Application Forms: 28th March, 2014
ii) Printed copy of online Application Form: 02nd April, 2014
Date and time of Entrance Examination: 19th May 2014 (09.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon)

Results of Biotech Entrance Examination 2014

Merit list of candidates to exercise their option for Universities: 02nd/03rd week of June, 2014
Final result of allotted Universities last week of June/1st week of July, 2014
For admission/result queries, visit our website


Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination CBEE 2014 by JNU
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
New Delhi-110067, Tel 011-26704089,
E-mail [email protected],


Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi
The sprawling campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University (जवाहरलाल नेहरू विश्वविद्यालय ) is located in New Delhi, the capital of India. Named after Jawaharlal Nehru (the first Prime Minister of India), JNU is among the premier universities in India. Professor G.Parthasarathi was appointed as the First Vice-Chancellor of the university. Situated in a bush forest of about 1000 acres (4 km²) in South Delhi, JNU is mainly a research oriented postgraduate University with about 5500 students.

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