Admission Specifications of JSLL Programmes

JSLL Programmes

B.A. (Hons.) English

Course Duration

3 Years with options for additional study/intern periods

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

Successful completion of Class XII examination or equivalent (CBSE, State Boards, IB, Cambridge and other Government-recognized school leaving exams). Applicants are welcome from any study stream.

Admission Criteria

Must submit SAT or ACT scores, or they must register for and must have qualified the Jindal Scholastic Aptitude Test (JSAT)

Accepted Standardized Tests or Competitive Examinations




JSAT Weightages

English Verbal – 50%
Logical Reasoning – 40%
Quantitative Skills – 10%

Application Fee

Rs. 3,000

Tuition Fee

Rs 3,00,000/- per annum*

Hostel, Dining and Laundry Fee

Rs 2,92,500/- per annum*

Refundable Security Deposit

Rs. 50,000/-**

*The programme fee and residential fee are subject to an annual increase of upto 10%.

**Fully refundable security deposit of Rs. 50,000 shall be collected at the    time of admission as per university rules.

Admissions Process

Imbibing the best practices from international universities, Jindal School of Languages and Literature (JSLL) follows a holistic admission process. An applicant is evaluated on the basis of a combination of scores. The selection process of B.A. (Hons.) English involves evaluation based on an applicant’s personal statement, supplementary questions, Class X and XII scores, faculty interview, and JSAT/SAT/ACT                                                                                                      

The online admission process for JSLL undergraduate programmes for the academic year 2023 is open. Please find the details of the selection process below.

Round 1

Application Assessment

To start your application, click here and register with an active email address. Your login details will be sent to this email account after due verification. All relevant information will be communicated to the applicant at this registered email address.

The applicant should provide all the information sought in the application, both in the mandatory and non-mandatory sections, as it will help in better evaluation.

Please keep scanned copies of the following documents handy for uploading.

  • Class X Board Scores or Equivalent and Class XII Board Scores or Equivalent (if completed)
  • Personal Statement
  • Supplementary Applications
  • Passport Size Photograph
  • Competitive exam score*

X and XII Board Exam Scores

Applicants are required to upload their Grades/Scores of class 10th (or equivalent) and class 12th (or equivalent). If an applicant does not have their Class XII grades/scores at the time of applying, they may mention ‘Awaited’ in the relevant column. Please note that the evaluation is done on the applicant’s scores in totality, taking the broader patterns into consideration.    

Personal Statement (At least 300 Words)  

All applicants are required to submit a personal statement. This is a brief, reflective piece about themselves and their aspirations. However, it should not be specific to a programme.  The personal statement shall be reviewed by the Admissions Team and Faculty.

Note: Please ensure that the personal statement is concise, legible and not password-protected.
If you apply for multiple programmes, your personal statement will be transferred to your new application.

Supplementary Questions

For each individual programme, applicants will be asked to answer at least three additional questions. This is a chance for you to describe your interest in the programme you are applying to in more detail. 

Note: If you apply for multiple programmes, you have a different set of supplemental questions for each programme. 

Passport Size Photograph

Please upload the recent front-facing picture (2 x 2) with a neutral background.

Qualifying Examination score

Mention the relevant score (JSAT/ACT/SAT/LSAT) in the application form.

If an applicant is yet to appear for any qualifying examinations or is awaiting the examination results, They may check ‘Awaited’ in the relevant column.


Supported Documents for Extra-Curricular Activities

The applicant can attach relevant documents (certificates, artwork, writing samples, letters of recommendation, etc.) for the extra-curricular section to substantiate the listed activities.

Click SUBMIT at the end, after you pay the application fee and complete the form.

An Online Application Number will be displayed upon successful submission of the form by making the payment. The applicant can use the ‘Application Number’ as a reference while communicating with the university. 

Applicants will be notified if they “Advanced to Round 2” or if their application has been “Rejected”.


Round 2

Applicants who have advanced to Round 2 will have to follow the below-mentioned steps:

Faculty Interview

Applicants will be interviewed by a JSLL faculty member.

They are evaluated based on their communication skills, confidence, curiosity, clarity of expression, and nuanced thinking.

Some applicants may be asked to face a second round of interview. This does not mean that the application is not up to the mark. Sometimes faculty members seek additional opinion, or want the applicant to speak to a faculty member whose interests align with the applicant’s.

Qualifying Examination (

If the applicant has not appeared for the exams SAT, ACT and LSAT then they will be required to complete the JSAT .


Round 3

  • Applicants will be notified if they have ‘Advanced to Round 2’, have been ‘Rejected’, or ‘Placed on the Waitlist’. Applicants who have advanced to Round 3 will receive a ‘Provisional Offer of Admission’.
  • Successful applicants will have to accept or decline the offer. If an applicant does not respond, their application is declared inactive.
  • Successful applicants are required to pay the registration fee* of Rs. 115,000 to secure a seat.
  • Once the applicants’ class XII Boards results meet the required benchmarks, applicants will receive their ‘Final Offer of Admissions’.    
  • Applicants interested in applying for the scholarship should submit their documentation for consideration at this time. 

*Refundable as per UGC guidelines

Congratulations and Welcome to the JGU Family!

Waitlisted Applicants

Applicants may also be waitlisted depending on their results. Waitlisted applicants are requested to upload their XII results as soon as they are released. Such applicants may also be asked to appear for an additional interview. Waiting list will only be examined after after 1 June 2023.