JNU CEEB Exam 2020: Combined Entrance Examination Biotechnology


Jawaharlal Nehru University Combined Entrance Exam 2020: Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology (CEEB) will be conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University. CEEB is an admission test for Biotechnology courses offered by the university and participating colleges. The admission to MTech Biotechnology, MSc Biotechnology, MSc (Agri) Biotechnology and MVSc are based on their rank in Jawaharlal Nehru Combined Entrance Examination (JNU CEEB 2020).

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Combined Entrance Examination conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University for admission to M.Sc.(Agri.) Biotechnology & M.V.Sc. Programmes of Study.

JNU CEEB Exam 2020 Important Dates


The dates for Jawaharlal Nehru University Combined Entrance Exam 2020 (JNU CEEB) for admission into Biotechnology programmes is as follows:

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S.No. Events Dates (Tentative)
1. Application Form Start Date Second week of March 2020
2. Last date of Application Form Submission Second week of April 2020
3. Application correction window Second week of April 2020
4. Admit card available Third week of April 2020
5. JNU Entrance Exam 2020 Last week of May 2020
6. Result Declaration(for viva-voce courses) Second week of June 2020
7. Viva voice for shortlisted candidates Last week of July 2020
8. Merit list release (for non viva courses) Second week of June 2020
9. Merit list release (for viva voce courses) First week of July 2020
10. Registration for candidates selected for admission (for non viva courses) Third week of June 2020
11. Registration for candidates selected for admission (for Viva courses) Second week of July 2020
12. Registration for merit list (all courses) Third week of July 2020
13. Last date for Admission/Registration Second week of July 2020

JNU CEEB 2020 Eligibility Criteria

BTech/BE in any of the disciplines:
Chemical Engineering Biochemical Engineering
Industrial Biotechnology Leather Technology
Chemistry/Biotechnology Biomedical Engineering
BPharma Chemical Technology
MSc in any of the disciplines:
Biotechnology Life Sciences
Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry Microbiology, Genetics
Biophysics Microbial Genetics & Bioinformatics
  • Nationality: Indian National and Foreign National applicants are eligible to apply.
  • Age Criteria: There is no age limit to apply for JNU CEEB 2020.
  • No. of Attempts: The exam is held only once a year, so the applicant can appear only once per year.

JNU CEEB Exam 2020 Participating Universities, Intake & Fees

M.Sc. (Agri.) Biotechnology Programme being offered at the following participating Universities:

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S.No. Name of Institution Number of Seats Fees
1. Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat 08 Seats Approx Rs.8240.00/- + Rs.5200.00 (Hostel fee including mess advance).
2. Ch. Sarwan Kumar H.P. Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur 07 Seats Rs.26,000/- (non-Hosteller) & Rs.32000/- (Hosteller) Approx
3. G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pant Nagar 20 seats for M.Sc. (Agri.) and 05 seats for M.V.Sc.) Rs. 42,145/- (Approx) (Including of food advance of Rs. 15,000)
4. Indira Gandhi Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Raipur 10 seats Rs.8500/- (Approx)
5. Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur 10 seats First-semester fee Rs. 16,710/-, Hostel fee including mess advance – Rs. 17,420/-
6. Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Latur (Maharashtra) 13 seats Rs.22,556/- (approx.)
7. Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar 10 seats Rs.23,600/- (Approx)
8. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 20 seats Tuition fee: Rs.30,000/- (approx.) including caution deposit. Hostel fees Rs.11,000/-(approx) including hostel deposit
9. University of Agricultural Sciences, G.K.V.K., Bangalore 13 seats Rs. 32,654/- (For General Category) Rs. 19,945/- for SC/ST Category (with annual Income limit Rs.0 to 2.5 Lakhs) Rs.21,432/- for SC/ST Category ( with annual Income limit Rs. 2.5 Lakhs to 10 lakhs) Rs. 19,000/- (Hostel deposit) for all students (10% enhancement during 2018-19).
10. University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad 13 seats GM/ others/Cat-I 28,154 /-

SC/ST with an annual income limit

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Rs. 0 to 2.5 lakh 8,209/- – – –
Rs. 2.5 to 10 lakh 21,432/-

11. Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur 13 seats Rs.12665/- for General Category Rs.9915/- for SC/ ST Category

M.V.Sc. Programme is being offered at

S.No. Name of Institute Number of Seats Fees
1. Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar. 11 Seats Rs.45000/- approx. (including hostel charges)
2. G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar 5 Seats Day scholar -Rs.8,480.00 Hosteller – Rs.13,680.00 (excluding Mess dues)
3. Assam Agricultural University, Guwahati

Reservation: 15%, 7½% and 5% of seats shall be reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Person with Disability (PWD) candidates (with not less than 40% disability) respectively.

Exam Paper Pattern

For M.Sc.(Agri.) Biotechnology & M.V.Sc. Programmes:

The question paper for entrance examination will be of three hours duration and will consist of two parts, PART-A and PART – B.

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 x1 mark each) of 60 marks.
  • There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer, ½ (half) mark will be deducted.

PART – B will also have multiple choice questions from the syllabus detailed above in Section IV of this Brochure.

  • There will be 100 questions out of which the candidates will have to attempt 60 questions.
  • Each correct answer will have a weightage of 3 marks.
  • There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer, one mark will be deducted.

Download JNU CEEB Syllabus 2020

  • M.Sc.(Agri.) Biotechnology & M.V.Sc. Programmes PDF Here.
  • M.Sc. Biotechnology Programme PDF Here.
  • M.Tech. Biotechnology Programme (General Biotechnology, Bioprocess Technology, Food Biotechnology Marine Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, and Computational Biology) PDF Here.

How to Prepare for JNU CEEB 2020

Applicants must know some tricks and tips that can help them in their preparation plan. These tips have been given below for all the interested candidates of JNU CEEB 2020. It is also to note that there are some necessary pointers that every appearing applicant must keep in mind.

  • Making of Notes

If an applicant is just going through the information, then he/she may not be able to hold it for too long. If he/she try writing down minimum the important points, they will probably be able to remember lessons a lot better.

  • Try to Manage your Stress Level

Try speaking/talking to the people you trust and tell them how you are currently feeling. An applicant may try some breathing strategies, as it will relax your body. Just imagine yourself writing the examination. This will help a candidate to stay positive and remove all the negative thoughts related to the examination.

  • Get Support

Get support from friends, family as well as teachers/tutors to prepare better for the examination. During the exam preparation time, proper understanding, as well as emotional support, is what an applicant needs. You may speak to your tutors/teachers if you are facing any challenges/problems while preparing for the examinations.

  • Sleep Properly

Before attempting/writing the exam, getting adequate/proper sleep is very important. Don’t even think of waking up all night. If an applicant is any facing any difficulty in sleeping off, then you can play/turn on some soothing music.

JNU CEEB Result 2020

JNU CEEB 2020 Result will be declared in the month of June 2020 for the entrance exam that will be organized in May 2020. The result can be checked online on the official website of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

How to check JNU CEEB Result 2020?

JNU CEEB Result 2020 will be published tentatively in the month of June. The applicants should follow the following below steps to download their results:

  • Applicants have to go on official website of JNU i.e., www.jnu.ac.in.
  • Click on the link ‘JNU CEEB 2020 Result’.
  • Then, a new page will be displayed where applicants can choose whether they want to check the result using the registration number or application number.
  • Now, applicants have to enter their registration number, DOB and password and ‘Submit’ tab.
  • Then, applicants will be redirected to a new page where their result will be displayed.
  • Applicants must download their result and take a copy of the same for further reference.

JNU CEEB Merit List 2020

The merit list for JNU CEEB 2020 will be declared by JNU on its official website. The merit list will be based on the secured marks of the applicants. The following details will be given on the merit list for JNU CEEB 2020:

  • Name of the applicant
  • Registration No. /Application No.
  • Rank of the applicant
  • Category wise marks

 Cut off

The first cutoff list is given below.

Course General OBC SC ST PH FN
MA in Hindi 51 47 42 38 46 NA
MA in Economics 77.7 58.6 56.9 65 51 44.2
MA in Urdu 77 67 37 54 58 NA
MA in Sociology 70.19 57 59 67.5 38 45
MA in Geography 46.06 39.08 38.11 38.09 32.6 NA
M.Sc in Chemistry 68 62 51 45 NA NA
M.Sc in Environmental Sciences 59 55.75 46.5 41.75 36.5 31.25
MA in Development and Labour Studies 55 45 42 46 48 NA
Download JNU CEEB CUT OFF Here.


The counselling process for JNU CEEB will start after the declaration of the JNU CEEB 2020 Result. JNU CEEB 2020 Counselling Process to Start from the last week of March 2020. The selection will only depend on the basis of the merit list declared by JNU along with the applicant’s preferences/choices.

Documents Required for JNU CEEB Counselling 2020:

  • JNU CEEB 2020 Report Card.
  • 2 self-attested copies of the 10th certificate as proof of Date of Birth.
  • Two copies of the (+2) certificate.
  • 2 self-attested copies of the institution last attended.
  • Character certificate.
  • 2 self-attested certificate of Graduation programme.
  • SC/ST/OBC Certificate.
  • Medical Certificate for PWD Applicants.
  • Migration Certificate.

JNU CEEB 2020 Highlights

Name of Exam Jawaharlal Nehru University Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology-JNU CEEB 2020
Level of Exam  National Level Exam
Mode of EXam Online mode (Computer Based Test)
Exam Duration 2 hours
Official Website www.jnu.ac.in

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