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- Delhi University
Q. I have compartment, can
I still apply for University admissions?
||Presented below are some
of the frequently asked questions regarding Delhi University Admissions.
Source : Delhi University
Q. Can I apply to all
the colleges of my choice by filling up the common admission form?
Ans. Yes, you can. Common
Admission Form is good enough for applying to all DU affiliated colleges
except St Stephenís and Jesus and Mary College.
Q. What is the process
of cancellation of admission?
Ans. For cancellation
of admission from a course, candidates who want to cancel their admission,
must give an application in the college stating the reason why they want
the cancellation of their admission.
Q. Can I take admission
in DU if my mark sheet hasnít reached school even though the results are
Ans. The original documents
are needed at the time of admission. If at that time your original mark
sheet isnít available, you may submit an application, attested by your
school principal. Rest is upto the discretion of the college.
Q. What are the documents
that I need to attach with my application?
Ans. You do not have
to attach any documents with your application form. Original certificates
and mark sheets will be verified only at the time of admission.
Q. Does DU provide a course
Ans. No. DU doesn't have
any course for Biotechnology.
Q. Which colleges in DU
Ans. The colleges in
DU which offer courses in Microbiology are Gargi College, Institute of
Home Economics, Swami Shraddhanand College and Ram Lal Anand College.
Q. Can a student pursue
another degree course while pursuing a degree at DU?
Ans. No, a student can't
pursue another full time degree course while doing BA from the University.
But a student can do an add-on course or a part time course.
Ans. Candidates having
compartment in one subject only, can apply for admission in colleges under
Delhi University. Provisional admission may be granted in such a case,
subject to qualifying the examination subsequently. However, compartment
candidates canít apply for honors courses.
Q. I have a gap year.
Will it affect my chances?
Ans. University of Delhi
considers gap year students at par with other current year students with
regard to their cut-off percentages unless any particular college has stated
any particular rule in their prospectus.
Q. If I get my class 12
paper re-checked, Will it affect my chances of admission?
Ans. You have to take
admission on the basis of current marks. Once your result of revaluation
is out, you can inform the colleges about your revised score and attach
a copy of your mark sheet as a proof. This may affect your admission only
if thereís a deduction in marks.
Q. I have taken admission
in a college in the first list and later I am eligible for a better college/course
in the second list, can I opt for the better course/college?
Ans. Candidates must
secure a seat in the first cut off list. Subsequently, if you get a course/college
of your choice in the second cut off list, you can withdraw from the previous
college and take admission the next college.
Q. Is admission to B.El.Ed
available only for girls?
Ans. Yes. This course
is available only in girlís colleges.
Q. Can I apply twice through
DU's Online/Offline Application?
Ans. Multiple applications
made by a candidate through online/offline mode (duly paid) are accepted
for the purpose of admission (no application/s shall be rejected).
Q. If I am eligible for
admission to two colleges in the 1st cut off, can I take admission in both
colleges to reserve my seat? Will photocopies of my certificates work in
Ans. No, you are not
allowed to take admission in two colleges. During admission you will need
Q. Is there any age bar
for applying to DU affiliated colleges?
Ans. Age is no bar for
applying to DU programs. All applicants are treated at the same level and
admission is purely based on merit.
Q. Are marks deducted
from students coming from a different board other than CBSE?
Ans. DU does not deduct
marks from students coming from boards other than CBSE.
Q. When can I apply for
Ans. You have to apply
in a separate form of the college for hostel accommodation. However, you
must note that, a college seat will not guarantee a seat in the hostel.
Q. How must foreign students
apply to University of Delhi?
Ans. Foreign students
can contact: The Deputy Dean Foreign Students', North Campus, University
of Delhi. Phone (-91-11) 27666756. E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. Do I need to apply
in a different form for CATE (Common Aptitude Test for English)?
Ans. Yes, for admission
to all programs where admission is through entrance exam, you have to apply
Q. Where can I procure
my CATE form?
Ans. CATE forms will
be available in all colleges that are part of the test.
Q. What are the eligibility
criteria for CATE?
Ans. If you have secured
60% in aggregate and at least 60% in English, you will be eligible to apply
Q. What is the pattern
Ans. There are two parts
to the test: objective and subjective. The test carries a weightage of
70% while class 12 marks are given 30% weightage.
BEST OF FOUR
Q. Which are the subjects
that I should include in the best of four?
Ans. The best of four
subjects should include one language and three relevant subjects. For example
if you are applying for Zoology or Botany (H) you need to have Biology
in class 12 and tow other relevant subjects, besides a language.
Q. Is computer science
included in best of four?
Ans. Computer science
is listed as an elective subject.
Q. Can Sanskrit elective
be considered as one of the best four subjects including English?
Ans. Yes. The best 4
percentage is calculated by taking one language and 3 elective subjects.
Q. Can more than one Language
be included in best of four?
Ans. For computing the
Best four Subjects (1 Language and 3 electives) combinations, the language
can be any of the core languages including Sanskrit. If, besides the core
language, a candidate as an elective has taken another language, it can
be counted as one of the three best subjects.
Q. Can two languages be
included in the best of four?
Ans. Yes, two languages
can be included in the best of four only if one language out of the two
is a core subject and other has to be an elective. Two core languages cannot
be included. Eg: English could be core and Hindi needs to be elective in
order to be eligible. As the medium of instructions in DU is mostly English,
so if any other language other than English is included 2% are deducted.
QUOTA / RESERVATION
Q. Does DU provide reservation
for Delhi students?
Ans. No. DU is a central
university so it does not give reservation to Delhi students, but 2% to
5% reservation is given by some colleges to girls so that they are encouraged
to take admission in the co-ed colleges.
Q. Suppose, there is only
one seat in the ECA category and after applying under this category, I
donít get a seat, would I be considered in the general category?
Ans. Yes. if you donít
get through either ECA quota or Sports quota, you are still eligible for
Q. For securing admission
through sports or the extra-curricular quota do we need to fill a separate
Ans. For getting admission
through Sports Quota or Extra-curricular Quota, students should fill the
separate form of the college in which they like to take admission through
Q. Do I have to go for
trials in all colleges for applying through the sports quota?
Ans. No. Starting this
year, DU is centralizing the trial procedure of students seeking admission
through Sports Quota.
Q. What is the criteria
for distribution of marks for admission under sports quota?
Ans. Please check the
following link for distribution of marks for admission under Sports Quota.
(Admission through Sports Quota)
Q. What all certificates
are required for taking admission through the sports quota?
Ans. One should have
the certificates for his/her performance at the zonal, state, national,
international level. The candidate must have also a won a position to secure
admission under this category.
Q. Is horse-riding a part
of sports quota?
Ans. No, horse riding
is not considered by any of the DU Colleges under Sports Quota.