Delhi University Admissions 2014: FAQs
Apratim Chatterjee, 19 Mar 2015, #DU
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Delhi University Admissions 2014: FAQs
– Delhi University shall begin the admission process from June 2, 2014. Currently, the central university is holding Open Days so that the parents and students could get an overview of the admission process and clarify doubts related to the changes in Delhi University 2014 application process.

Careers360 too visited Delhi University Admissions 2014 Open Days and interacted with the university officials and aspirants, regarding the new admission schedule and the changes. Careers360 brings you the Frequently Asked Questiontions (FAQs) and Answers of Delhi University 2014 Admissions, which came to light during the interaction in Open Days Schedule held by the university.

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For any queries and doubts, call Delhi University Admission Helpline @ 011-40360360


Find below Delhi University Admission 2014 FAQs

Question: I am a student residing outside Delhi. How can I fill in Delhi University 2014 admission form?

Answer: Sure you can apply for Delhi University 2014 Admission Form. Delhi University offers both the offline as well as online mode of applications. You can opt for the Delhi University 2014 Online Admission Form.

Question: Does it matter whether I apply online or offline?

Answer: No. The ways you will apply not affect your chances of being admitted to University of Delhi. DU treats Online and Offline applications equally in the admission process. However, Delhi University encourages applicants to apply online. It generally takes far longer time to process offline application than online applications.

Question: Can I apply for university admissions if I have a compartment?

Answer: Yes you can, provided you meet the cutoff and you can provide your marks sheets when asked for the same during admissions.

Question: I’m a student of humanities. My best of four is 90.75% including Maths. I want to apply for Economics (Hons). Considering my percentage, if I won’t get a good college for the same, may I get Maths (Hons.) in the college of my choice? What do I choose – College or Course?

Answer: This year Delhi University has only provided the options for choosing your courses and not the colleges. You need to choose your course and if you meet the desired cutoff you can get admission in the very colleges, the courses are offered.

Question: Are we supposed to fill the application form for hostel, along with the college admission form? How much time does it take for a college to declare their hostel allotment list?

Answer: If you need a hostel, you need to fill the application form for hostel. You will be provided hostel subjected to availability and desired cutoff of the colleges.

Question: Even though it’s believed that Vocational Subjects are accepted in the best of four aggregate, the Information Bulletin lists such subjects. Is there any deduction in percentage?

Answer: Delhi University has made some changes in the admission process. In case of vocational subjects, the university shall calculate the best of four subjects and deduct 10 marks from the calculated marks.

Question: If I get my class 12 paper re-checked; how can I take admission? Will it affect my chances?

Answer: Certainly not! Provided that the revised marks meet the desired cutoff and would be available before admission closes. You need to darken the appropriate circle in the OMR Form result section (Result awaited).

For any queries and doubts, call Delhi University Admission 2014 Helpline @ 011-40360360

Question: If I take admission in a college in the first list and later become eligible for a better College/Course in the second list, can I opt for the better course/college?

Answer: Certainly! If your name appears in the first list and you wish to choose another college when your name re-appears in second list, you can choose the best you deem fit.

Question: In how much time will I get my documents back from the very college as I plan to get admission in another college after my name appears in second list?

Answer: Within 24 hours.

Question: If there is only one seat in the ECA category and I apply under this category, but don’t get a seat, would I still be considered in the general category?

Answer: Yes.

Question: Are Bachelor of Mass Media and Mass communication (BMMMC) and B.A (Hons) Journalism, same or different courses? And if they are different, can I apply for both as a I’m from science stream?

Answer: There are two different courses namely, Bachelor with Honours in Journalism and Mass Communication and Bachelor with Honours in Hindi Patrakarita. You can apply to both of these courses, if you wish.

Question: I have secured 59 percent mark in 12th board exam from UP Board. I want to take admission in DU. Can you please help me? How can I get admission in DU’s best college?

Answer: Certainly. You can call Delhi University Admission Helpline @ 011-40360360

Question: Do I have to buy only a single form for CATE entrance in several colleges?

Answer: Delhi University has scrapped CATE. You can apply to English courses through the Pre-Admission Form of Delhi University. Meeting the cutoff, you will be called in for admissions to the very colleges offering the seats in English.

Question: I wish to pursue Statistics Honors from LSR College. I have got an aggregate of 98% in my best of four including Maths, English, Environmental Education and Computers. Can these four subjects be considered to calculate my percentage or is it necessary to include physics and chemistry in best four?

Answer: If you are applying for Statistics, Delhi University will calculate your best of four including marks of subjects, Mathematics, 1 language and 2 academic subjects. Mathematics is compulsory for pursuing Statistics.

Question: Can Sanskrit elective be considered as one of the best four subjects including English?

Answer: Considering best of four, when one language is elective, the other would be taken as academic (core). Yes, Elective Sanskrit could be considered as one of the best four subjects including English.

Question: Does DU offer any course in Bio-Technology (Hons)?

Answer: Delhi University offers Bachelor with Honours in Biochemistry, Bachelor with Honours in Biomedical Science and Bachelor with Honours in Microbiology but not Bio-Technology as such.

Question: How can I get admission in B.A (Hons) Journalism in DU?

Answer: Delhi University offers Bachelor in Honours with Journalism and Mass Communication and Bachelor in Honours with Hindi Patrakarita. The merit shall be determined on the basis of one language and three best elective subjects.

Question: I’m an outstation student and wish to apply to DU. Do I need a migration or transfer certificate?

Answer: During the time of admissions to Delhi University, you will need some set of documents. Of course, you have to present Migration/ Provisional Migration and Transfer Certificate.

Question: Can I apply for Economics (Hons.) even if I didn’t have Maths in class 12?

Answer: No, you cannot. The merit list shall be determined on the basis of one language and three best elective subjects of which one must be Mathematics.

Question: How do we avail ECA and Sports quota?

Answer: Each constituent college of Delhi University shall provide a 5% quota for ECA and Sports. You may contact the colleges or call at Delhi University Admission Helpline No.


Question: Can more than one Language be included in best of four?

Answer: No only one language shall be included in the best of four. The other language need to be an elective subject.

Question: I have a gap year. How does it affect my chances?

Answer: You may opt for courses in School of Opening Learning. You can contact Admission Helpline @ 011-40360360 for more details.

Question: I belong to Scheduled caste. How do I apply?

Answer: Delhi University shall provide different pre-admission forms for General/OBC categories and SC/ST categories. You need to fill in the pre-admission form (Delhi University Application Form 2014) for you.

Question: I belong to OBC category. How do I apply?

Answer: An OBC candidate can apply for Delhi University 2014 Pre-Admission Form through the applications meant for General/OBC candidates. The candidates must note that if they are applying under OBC Quota, they need to produce an OBC Non-Creamy Layer Certificate (Income Certificate) issued by the Central Government, not older than 6 months of issuance.


Question: Does Delhi University provide scribes for students with disabilities?

Answer: Delhi University, being a central university offers a 3% quota for applicants with disability. The PwD applicants should possess disability certificate issued in their names by a hospital with at least 40% disability.

Question: Is it mandatory for the candidate seeking admission to be physically present at the time of form submission?

Answer: Yes. You need to be present on the day of admission so as to get your documents verified by the university officials.

Question: I am a PH candidate and I obtained my medical certificate when I was in class 5th, will that certificate be valid now?

Answer: Yes. It is valid subjected to the certificate issued by a hospital and competent authority and the physical disability is over 40% at present.

Question: Which academic subjects are being taken for calculating best of four percentage?

Answer: The following are academic subjects for Calculating Best of Four Percentage (For courses wherein admission is done on the basis of Best of Four)

The following Discipline I subjects offered by the University of Delhi for admission to undergraduate courses must be treated as Academic/Elective subjects for the purpose of admission.  All other subjects offered by different boards may be treated as non-elective. All the Discipline I subjects must have at least a 70% component of theory exams (theory exam does not include internal assessment/continuous evaluation etc.) in the qualifying exam for the purpose of being treated as academic/elective subject.









Biomedical Sciences



Computer Science


Food Technology












Political Science




Home Science#

Physical Education#


Polymer Science



Social work





*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.

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