Last date to apply for JNUEE 2019 deferred from April 15 to April 18

Though the application process for admission to the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was scheduled to end on April 15 (Monday), apparently the same had been deferred to April 18, 2019. Quoting news agency PTI, the IE report said that the candidates who are yet to submit their application forms due to some reasons can now apply online by visiting the official website of the National Testing Agency (NTA), which is holding the examination. Perhaps, this is the maiden attempt that the JNUEE is being held online.

The date of submission of the fee has also been extended. The last date to pay the application fee was April 16 and that has also been extended. The two entrance examinations, namely, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Examination (JNUEE) or Combined Entrance Exam for Biotechnology (CEEB) will be for admission to the JNU from May 27 to 31, 2019, noted the report.

Steps to apply for JNUEE 2019

• Visit the official website, ntajnu.nic.in
• On the homepage, click ‘fill the application form for JNUEE/CEEB 2019’
• You will be redirected to a new page
• Click on ‘apply’ under new candidate registration
• Register using basic information
• Use registration number to log-in
• Fill the form, upload images
• Make payment

After submitting the application form, candidates will further be given a window make corrections, if any, to their application form April 22 to April 28, 2019, citing the notification, the report pointed out. The format for the test has also changed. The test will be entirely MCQ based now for which the students’ union has opposed to claiming that it is not the right way to assess students.

“This is a record number of applications received for JNUEE as compared to previous years and still more are expected to apply as the deadline has been extended. The total number of candidates who applied for JNUEE held for the academic years 2017 and 2018 were 51,818 and 69,605 respectively,” the statement said. The JNU students’ union accused the varsity of “lying” about the number of students, said the IE report.

Apparently, in the press statement, the varsity claims that in 2019 record number of students are appearing for JNUEE, that is, around 88,000 students up from 69,000 of 2018 and 51,000 of 2017, the official said. However, a cursory look at press report of 2017 in which administration officials claimed that in 2017 a ‘record’ 1, 05,000 people will sit for the examination, the report added.

“Why is JNU admin lying? In actuality, the number of applicants has reduced due to seat cuts, non-fulfilment of reservations, vacant seats and constant fund cuts by the present administration. Why is administration fudging data?” the student union members said. Considering that a candidate is allowed to apply for up to three programmes of study in a single application, the total number of candidates appearing for the entrance test amounts to 1, 65,000 this year, the varsity said. Even last year’s number of 1.05 lakh means that students applied for that many courses.

The JNU has forged alliance with NTA for holding the Computer Based Entrance Test. According to a varsity official, the date has been extended to help students. “Students were writing to us to extend the deadline and in the last two days, there was pressure on the server and it was being a little slow. Some students could not submit documents and that was the reason for extending the deadline,” he added.

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