Delhi University Admissions 2014: Calculate your best of four marks
Apratim Chatterjee, 19 Mar 2015, #DU



While the admission season 2014 for Delhi University is on its way, most of you are still confused about the selection procedure for the undergraduate courses offered by the University. Admission to the four-year Undergraduate degree course shall be based on Discipline -1 (Major Discipline) and the admission is done o the basis of best of four subjects.

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But how to determine your Best of four subjects and more importantly, how to calculate your best of four subject marks?

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Here, Careers360 answers all your queries regarding the complex admission procedure of Delhi University 2014.

The Discipline I or Major subjects offered by the University of Delhi are treated as academic or elective subjects for the purpose of admission, while the subjects offered by other boards are treated as non-elective.

However, to be treated as elective the Discipline I subjects must have at least a 70% component of theory exams.

Calculate your best of four!

Below is the procedure to calculate the best of four marks:

  1. One Language (Core/Elective/Functional)
  2. Subject in which admission is sought (Discipline I)
  3. Any two other academic/elective  subjects

Take for example, if you are seeking admission in Honours in Commerce and scored the given marks: Accounts (90), Business Studies (92), English (88) and Economics (94). Then his total marks are 90+92+88+94=364 and effective percentage is 91%, which will be the best of four marks.

As per admission guidelines, the university if a student who has not studied a subject in class XII but wants to study it at the undergraduate level then there would be a deduction of 2% from the aggregate of best-four subjects.

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For example: If you are seeking admission in Honours in Commerce and Studied: Physics (96), Chemistry (92), English (90) and Mathematics (94). Then your total marks are 96+92+90+94=372 and Percentage is 93%. But, effective percentage is 93-2 = 91%

In case a candidate has not studied three elective subjects, then 10 marks will be deducted from each non-elective subject(s) to be included for the calculation of Best of Four percentage.

For example: If you are seeking admission in Honours in Commerce and Studied: Accounts (88), Entrepreneurship (92), English (90) and Web Designing (94). Then, your total marks are 88+92+90+96=366 and Percentage is 91.5%. But your effective marks will be 88+82(92-10)+90+84(94-10)=344 and effective Percentage will stand at 86%.

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However, if you have studied three academic/elective subjects but wish to include your percentage of non-elective subject(s) for the calculation of Best of Four, then 10% of the maximum marks may be deducted from each non-elective subject to be included.

For example: If you are seeking admission in Honours in English and Studied:  Accounts (90), Business Studies (92), English (88) and Home Science (94). Then total marks are 90+92+88+94=364, and Percentage is 91%. But your effective marks are 90+92+88+84(94-10) = 354 and effective Percentage will be 88.5%.

 

For admission to Honours in any language course, an advantage of 2% in the Best of Four percentage will be given to those candidates who have studied the elective language. However, 2% will be deducted from those who have studied functional language.

If a candidate has not studied the language at the qualifying exam and is seeking admission in Honours in that language, he/she may be given a disadvantage of 5% in Best of Four percentage.

 

Following are the subjects:

Physics

Chemistry

Botany

Geology

Zoology

Anthropology

Microbiology

Biochemistry

Biomedical Sciences

Mathematics

Statistics

Computer Science

Instrumentation

Food Technology

Psychology

Electronics

English

Hindi

Sanskrit

Arabic

Bengali

Urdu

Persian

Commerce*

Economics

Political Science

History

Geography

Philosophy

Home Science#

Physical Education#

Sociology

Polymer Science

Music#

Punjabi

Social work

French

German

Italian

Spanish

*Accountancy will be treated as equivalent to Commerce wherever any board is not offering commerce as a subject. 

Biology and Business studies will be treated as academic/elective subjects. University may define any other relevant subjects as academic/elective for a particular Honours course. 

#Home Science, Music, and Physical Education will be treated as academic/elective only for Honours in Home Science, Music and Physical Education (at IGIPESS only), respectively.

Delhi University has opened a 15-day admission window from June 2, 2014 to June 16, 2014 for students to apply, both online and offline.

As many as 65 colleges are affiliated to the University of Delhi, which offers 54,000 seats for admission to the four year undergraduate course. At present, there are 16 faculties, 86 academic departments, 77 colleges and 5 other recognized institutes spread around Delhi.

One of the largest universities of India, DU has nearly 1,32,435 regular students (UG-1,14,494 and PG-17,941) and 2,61,169 students (UG-2,58,831 and PG-2,338) in School of Open Learning education programme.

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