Jadavpur University Syllabus 2019
Madhuwrita Nandi, 29 Nov 2018

Jadavpur University Syllabus 2019 - Candidates appearing for the admission test of Jadavpur University should go through Jadavpur University 2019 syllabus to know the questions which will be asked in entrance test. The syllabus of Jadavpur University 2019 will give candidates a detailed insight into the question paper pattern, contents, and marks distribution. Candidates can find Jadavpur University syllabus 2019 for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses below in the page. 

It is extremely important for candidates appearing for the test to refer to the syllabus of the entrance test, since they will at least know how the question paper would look like. Familiarity with Jadavpur University 2019 syllabus will ensure that candidates are not taken aback upon seeing the question paper for the first time. A fair idea of the question paper pattern and the syllabus will rather help them to attempt the paper with confidence. After going through the syllabus of Jadavpur University 2019, candidates should also practice considerable number of previous years’ entrance test papers to secure a decent score in the test and qualify for admissions. 

To highlight the most important pointers about the entrance test paper, the admission test will be held in offline mode. As per Jadavpur University syllabus 2019, the question papers will consist of only descriptive questions or a combination of descriptive and objective questions; the types of questions will vary as per the courses.

Jadavpur University conducts admissions every year for candidates who wish to get into its prestigious undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Jadavpur University admission 2019 will be conducted for candidates who want to enrol themselves in the university for the session commencing from 2019. The mode of selection will be marks in the qualifying examination and/or marks in the entrance test; the determinants to vary as per courses. Candidates should note that Jadavpur University 2019 syllabus is relevant for only those courses for which admission tests will be conducted. 

For a detailed insight into the syllabus of Jadavpur University 2019 and know preparation tips, selection procedure and answers to frequently asked questions, candidates can read further. 


Important Dates of Jadavpur University Entrance Exam 2019

Before going through the Jadavpur University syllabus 2019, candidates are first advised to go through the dates on which the entrance examination for undergraduate and postgraduate courses will be conducted. 

Jadavpur University 2019 Admission - Entrance Test Dates

Events

Dates

B.A. Courses

Entrance tests

Second to third week of July 2019

M.A.

Entrance exam

First to second week of June 2019

M.Sc.

Admission test 

First to second week of August 2019

Jadavpur University 2019 Syllabus - Undergraduate Courses

Jadavpur University Syllabus 2019 - B.A. Philosophy 

Maximum marks - 50 

Duration - Two hours 

Syllabus/modalities -

  • Three comprehension based questions - 20 marks 

  • one essay based question - 15 marks

  • One argument based question - 10 marks 

  • Five Multiple Choice Questions - 5 marks 

Jadavpur University 2019 Syllabus - B.A. Bengali

 

  • Maximum marks - 100

  • Duration - Two hours

  • Syllabus/modalities - Descriptive questions 

Jadavpur University Syllabus 2019 - B.A. Political Science 

Maximum marks - 100

Duration - Two hours 

Syllabus/modalities - 

  • One essay

  • Four short notes

  • Comprehension passage, 20 MCQs

Jadavpur University 2019 Syllabus - B.A. History 

Maximum marks - 100 

Duration - Two hours 

Syllabus/modalities - 

  • Four passage based questions - 60 marks 

  • One descriptive question - 40 marks

Jadavpur University Syllabus 2019 - B.A. English 

Maximum marks - 130 

Duration - 2.5 hours

Syllabus/modalities - 

  • Part One - 30 MCQs - 30 marks

  • Part Two - Four poem based descriptive questions - 40 marks

  • One essay question - 50 marks

  • Two logic based questions - 10 marks    

Jadavpur University 2019 Syllabus - B.A. Comparative Literature

Maximum marks - 100 

Duration - Two hours 

Syllabus/modalities - 

  • Two short notes - 20 marks 

  • One descriptive question - 20 marks 

  • One short essay - 20 marks 

  • One descriptive question - 20 marks 

  • One poem based descriptive question - 20 marks

 (There will be certain questions which can be answered either in Bengali or English. Candidates who had Bengali in school can write those answers in Bengali)         

Jadavpur University Syllabus 2019 - B.A. Political Science (Department of International Relations)

Maximum marks - 100 

Duration - Two hours 

Syllabus/modalities - 

  • One essay - 40 marks

  • Four short notes - 20 marks 

  • Four passage based questions - 20 marks 

  • 20 MCQs - 20 marks 

Jadavpur University 2019 Syllabus - Postgraduate Courses

Jadavpur University Syllabus 2019 - M.A. Linguistics 

Maximum marks - 50 

Duration - Two hours 

Syllabus/modalities -

  • Part A- 30 MCQs - 30 marks

  • Two descriptive questions - 20 marks total

Jadavpur University 2019 Syllabus - M.A. Economics 

Maximum marks - 100 

Number of questions - 50 

Duration - 2.5 hours 

Syllabus/modalities - 

  • Section A - Microeconomics - 13 MCQs - 26 marks             

  • Section B - Macroeconomics - 13 MCQs - 26 marks             

  • Section C- Mathematical Economics - 12 MCQs - 24 marks 

  • Section D - Statistics and Economics - 12 MCQs - 24 marks 

Jadavpur University Syllabus 2019 - M.A. Sanskrit

Maximum marks - 50 

Duration - Two hours 

Syllabus/modalities -

  • Part one - Seen questions 

  • Part two - Unseen questions 

Jadavpur University 2019 Syllabus - M.A. Philosophy

Maximum marks - 50 

Duration - Two hours 

Syllabus/modalities -

  • Group A - 10 MCQs each of two marks (to be answered out of 14 given MCQs)

  • Group B - 5 Descriptive questions each of 4 marks (To be answered out of 10 given questions) 

  • Group C - One essay for ten marks (to be answered out of four questions            

 Jadavpur University Syllabus 2019 - M.A. Political Science

Maximum marks - 100 

Duration - Two hours 

Syllabus/modalities -

  • One essay for 50 marks

  • Five descriptive questions - 50 marks

Jadavpur University 2019 Syllabus - M.A. History

Maximum marks - 100

Duration - Two hours 

Syllabus/modalities - 

  • Four passage based questions (50 marks )

  • Two descriptive questions - (50 marks)

Jadavpur University Syllabus 2019 - M.A. Film Studies

Maximum marks - 100

Duration - Two hours 

Syllabus/modalities - 

  • One passage based descriptive question - 30 marks 

  • Two short notes each of 20 marks (500 words each) 

  • One essay of 30 marks (1500 words)        

Jadavpur University 2019 Syllabus - M.A. Comparative Literature

Maximum marks - 100 

Duration - Two hours 

Syllabus/modalities - 

  • Category I - Three descriptive questions (To be attempted either in Bengali or English)

  • Category II - Paper 1 - 50 marks - Three descriptive questions 

Paper 2 - Two questions - 50 marks 

Jadavpur University Syllabus 2019 - M.A. English 

Maximum marks - 100

Duration - Paper one - 1.5 hours, Paper two - Two hours 

Syllabus/modalities - 

  • Paper 1- (100 marks) (For category 2 students) Part 1 - 5 Passages each with 6 MCQs - 60 marks

 Part 2 - One essay (options available) - 40 marks     

  • Paper 2 (100 marks)

     Four Poem based questions - 40 marks 

 One essay writing question for forty marks - 40 marks

 Four short notes (options available) - 20 marks        

Jadavpur University 2019 Syllabus - M.A. in Political Science with International Relations 

Maximum marks - 100 

Duration - Two hours 

Syllabus/modalities - 

  • One essay - 50 marks 

  • Five descriptive questions - 50 marks

Jadavpur University Syllabus 2019 - Preparation Tips

  • Candidates should firstly go through the aforementioned syllabus of Jadavpur University 2019 and familiarize themselves with the maximum marks and duration of the question paper along with the kind of questions to be asked. 

  • Once candidates have got a fair idea of the question paper pattern and the syllabus, candidates should start preparing for the entrance test. To be organized with their preparations, candidates should make a time-table and assign time slots to different topics. To pin down a huge syllabus in a limited frame of time, candidates should try to stick to the time-table and get their daily agendas fulfilled within time. 

  • One should also solve numerous sample papers. Practical execution of concepts will not only help one to enhance one’s conceptual clarity but also increase their attempting speed. 

Jadavpur University Admission 2019 - Selection Procedure

Having gone through Jadavpur University 2019 syllabus, candidates can have a look into the varying selection modes which will be adopted for different courses to decide on admissions. Candidates should note that the aforementioned syllabus is relevant for only those courses for which an admission/entrance test will be conducted.

Courses

Selection Modes 

Faculty of Arts (UG)

Economics

Marks in qualifying examination (including marks in Maths) 

Sanskrit and Sociology

Aggregate marks in the HSC or equivalent exam

Comparative Literature and History

Marks in entrance test 

Political Science

50%(marks in qualifying examination)+50%(marks in entrance test)

Bengali 

50% (marks in Bengali and English taken together in HSC or equivalent examination)+ 50% (marks in the written entrance test) 


Philosophy

50%(marks in qualifying examination)+50%(marks in entrance test)

English

Written entrance test (candidates will have to qualify in the first part of the question paper. Only then they will be evaluated for the second part) 

Sciences

Marks in the qualifying examination. Interviews will be conducted for the following courses - Hons. in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography, Geological Sciences. 



Faculty of Arts (PG)


Comparative Literature

Marks in the admission test (candidates who have done their hons. In non-literature subjects will have to appear for two papers. Rest will have to take only one paper) 


Economics, Linguistics, Political Science with International Relations, History, English

Marks in the admission test 

Philosophy and Sanskrit 

50%(marks in qualifying exam) + 50%(marks in admission test) 

Film Studies

Candidates who have an hons. in Film Studies with a minimum aggregate of 50% will be admitted directly. 

Rest will be admitted on the basis of marks in the entrance examination. 

Bengali and Sociology

Marks in the qualifying examination. Students who have completed their graduation from correspondence or distance will be admitted on the basis of a qualifying test. 


Education

 Category 1 - 
(% of marks in HSC or equivalent)(0.5) + (% of marks in B.A. (Hons.)Education) (0.5)
Category-II - 
 (% of marks in HSC examination)(0.5) + (% of marks in B.Ed.)(0.5)


Faculty of Sciences (PG)

 Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Applied Geology, Geography and Electronics Science 

Marks in the entrance test 

Instrumentation

60%(admission test) + 40%(hons. paper)

Biotechnology 

70%(entrance exam) + 30%(viva)

B.ed.

  • For Secondary or equivalent students, (0.1)(aggregate of all marks)

  • For Higher Secondary or equivalent students, (aggregate of marks)(0.2)

  • For Honours Graduates
    (aggregate of marks in Honours paper only)(0.3)

  • For Post Graduate students (% of marks)(0.4)


  • The university will publish merit lists for different subjects on the basis of the aforementioned determinants/selection modes. 

  • These merit lists will mention the list of candidates selected for counselling rounds. Candidates who are mentioned on the merit list but do not attend the counselling rounds will have to attend the counselling process. Else their admissions will be forfeited. 

  • The merit list will also mention the last score at which candidates will be admitted into the university. 

Jadavpur University Syllabus 2019 - Exam Day Instructions and Guidelines 

  • It is mandatory for candidates to carry at least two copies of admit cards along with passport size colour photographs affixed on them. 

  • Candidates must report to the examination hall at least an hour before the examination is scheduled to begin as mentioned in the admit card. 

  • Since the examination will be conducted in online mode, candidates should not forget to carry their own stationery items like blue/black ball pen, pencil, and whatever that a specific subject demands. 

Jadavpur University 2019 Syllabus - Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What kind of questions will be asked in the question paper as per the syllabus of Jadavpur University 2019? 

A. There will be a combination of descriptive and objective questions or only descriptive questions in the question paper. 

Q. What will be the maximum marks and duration of each test as per Jadavpur University syllabus 2019? 

A. The maximum marks and duration of the test will vary as per different courses. 

Q. Will the admissions to every course be conducted through entrance examination? 

A. No. For some courses, the admissions will be done solely on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying examination. The aforementioned Jadavpur University 2019 syllabus will be applicable for only those courses for which entrance test will be conducted. 

Q. How can I crack Jadavpur University 2019 entrance examination?

A. Candidates should firstly familiarize themselves with the syllabus of Jadavpur University 2019 and study accordingly. They can prepare a time-table and assign time slots for different portions and try to finish the topics within that time frame. Also, candidates are advised to practice sample papers on a regular basis. 

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