Delhi University Admissions 2019: How to Calculate Best of Four Marks
Parul Thapa, 28 Jun 2019, #DU

Delhi University Admission for the academic session 2019 started from May 30, 2019, with the availability of online application forms. The application process of DU 2019 admissions was closed on June 22, 2019. The cut off of DU 2019 admission has been released on June 28, 2019. With the release of cut offs, several candidates must be seeking admissions in the undergraduate programmes in the most sought-after colleges of Delhi University. A total of 62, 000 seats for UG programmes in the affiliated colleges of the university are filled with the help of best of four calculation of DU. Candidates who are willing to take admissions in undergraduate programmes of Delhi University must know the details on how to calculate best of four marks of DU. The Delhi University aspirants will have a lot of queries regarding the admissions including admission procedure, eligibility, how to calculate best of four for DU 2019 and cutoffs. You can get answers to every query related to DU Admissions 2019.

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Before we proceed to detail the admission procedure of the Central University, let us have an overview of the DU Admissions 2019

Latest: DU 2019 Cut off Released for all the affiliated colleges of Delhi University!

Delhi University Facts and Figures

Number of Colleges

83

Number of Faculties

16

Number of Departments

86

Number of Seats

56000

Number of Students

15000 in regular programmes and 25000 in other programmes including correspondence

Concept of DU Best of Four Subjects

Candidates can follow the guidelines below to get an overview of the DU Best of Four Subjects concept and know how to calculate Best of Four Subject Marks

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  • The Best of Four subjects need to include the following –

    • One language (Core/Elective/Functional)

    • One subject in which admission is sought – A candidate needs to include the subject in Best of Four, in for the Honours programme in which admission is being sought, otherwise a disadvantage of 2.5% will be applicable to the calculates Best of Four percentage

    • Any two other academic/elective subjects as per List A – If a candidate doesn’t include the subject as enlisted in List A, then a disadvantage of 2.5% will be imposed to the Best of Four calculated

    • List A includes the following disciplines offered by the University of Delhi for admissions to the three-year undergraduate programmes must be treated as Academic/Elective subjects. All the disciplines subjects must have at least 70% component of theory and 30% component of practical. Theory component doesn’t include internal assessments or continuous evaluation

Arabic

Bengali

Botany

Chemistry

Commerce#

Computer Science

Economics

English

French

Geography

Geology

German

Hindi

History

Home Science

Italian

Mathematics

Music*

Persian

Philosophy

Physical Education*

Physics

Political Science

Psychology

Punjabi

Sanskrit

Sociology

Spanish

Statistics

Urdu

Zoology

Legal Studies

#Accountancy will be considered equivalent to Commerce wherever the examination board does not offer Commerce as subject
*Music and Physical Education will be treated as academic/elective only for Honours in Music and Physical Education, respectively
Biology, Biotechnology and Business Studies will be treated as academic/elective subjects

  1. Candidates interested in taking admissions for an Honours Programme in the University will have to include the subject (the subject in which admission is sought) in Best of Four subjects (One Language and Three subjects), failing to do so will result in a disadvantage of 2.5% in the best of four marks

  2. Accountancy will be treated as equivalent to Commerce wherever any board does not offer Commerce as subject

  3. Biology, Biotechnology and Business Studies will be considered as academic/elective subjects

  4. Candidates seeking admissions in Honours programme of subjects – Music and Physical Education will have to include the respective subjects in their best of four, failing to do so will result in a disadvantage of 2.5% in the aggregate of marks of the best four subjects

  5. The subject ‘Information Practices’ will be considered equivalent to Computer Science for admissions to B.Sc (Hons.) in Computer Science only

  6. Candidates seeking admissions to any Honours language course will be offered a 2% advantage over others if they have studied the elective language

  7. In case, the candidate has studied both elective and core in any languages, the core language will be treated as a language, while elective language will be considered as an academic/elective subject

  8. Admissions to BA (Hons.) in Hindi Patrakarita and BA (Hons.) in Journalism will be based on ‘Best of Four’ subject’s percentage as in BA (Hons.)Hindi and BA (Hons.)English, respectively

  9. Business Mathematics will be treated as equivalent to Mathematics for admissions to B.Com (H) / B.Com only
  10. In case, if more than one no-listed elective/academic subject as notified by DU is included for 'Calculation of Best of Four', a disadvantage of 2.5% each in 'Best of Four' will be levied for admissions to BA/B.Com, besides a disadvantage due to change of stream
  11. Legal Studies will be treated at par with academic/elective subjects for the purpose of admissions to BA (H) Political Science
  12. Mass Media Studies will be treated at par with academic/elective subjects for purpose of admissions to BA (H) Journalism (English/Hindi)
  13. Admissions to BA (Hons.) Applied Psychology will be based on ‘Best of Four’ subject’s percentage as in BA (Hons.) Psychology

  14. Admissions to BA (Hons.) Social Work will be based on ‘Best of Four’ subject’s percentage including one language and three academic/elective subjects as per List A

  15. Candidates will only need to have studied and passed Mathematics at the qualifying exam level for admissions to Honours in Economics and Commerce

  16. If a candidate seeks admissions to Honours in any language programme, which he has studied as the elective language at the qualifying exam level, an advantage of 2% over the other candidates will be offered in the ‘Best of Four’ subjects

  17. In case, a candidate has not studied the language at the qualifying exam level and is seeking admissions to Honours in that language will be liable to a disadvantage of 5% in ‘Best of Four’ subjects

  18. Candidates seeking admissions to Honours in English and Hindi, the candidate need to have studied and passed the respective language in the qualifying exam and will need to include the same for calculating in ‘Best of Four’ percentage

  19. If there is any case of change of stream, a disadvantage of a maximum of 5% may be imposed on the ‘Best of Four’ percentage. Moreover, the college will have to notify the actual deduction of a maximum of 5% on their websites and intimate the same to the University

  20. If any candidate seeks admission into BA Vocational only, related vocational subjects will be treated at par with academic/elective subjects

  21. A maximum of two vocational subjects can be included for 'Calculation of Best of Four', for admissions to Vocational Courses
  22. If a candidate opts for Modern Indian Languages (MIL) except Hindi as a programme, an advantage of a maximum of 10% may be given in the ‘Best of Four’ percentage in DU 2019 colleges where MIL is being offered as a programme
  23. Likewise the last year, the basis of selection for Mathematical Sciences, Science, Home Science programmes remains unchanged. However, subjects to be included for the Basis of Selection, i.e., PCM/PCB/PCMB need to have at least 70% component of the theory exams, which don’t include the internal assessments and continuous evaluation in the qualifying exam, otherwise a disadvantage of 10% of the maximum marks may be levied on each subject

DU Cut off 2019

The University of Delhi releases as much as eleven cutoffs for the candidates who wish to seek admission in DU 2019. The cutoff includes the minimum marks/percentile that an aspirant ought to have for getting admission in one of the DU colleges 2019. The candidates are, automatically, considered eligible if they manage to score the minimum percentile given on the DU 2019 cut off. The candidates need to calculate the percentile of their 'Best of Four' aggregate marks. The cut off of Delhi University 2019 depends on many crucial factors like the previous years' cut off trends, availability of seats, programme/course in which the candidates are applying for the admission, number of applicants and best of four subjects.

DU Cut off: Important Links

DU 1st Cutoff (Released)

DU 4th Cutoff

DU 7th CutoffDU 10th Cutoff

DU 2nd Cutoff

DU 5th Cutoff

DU 8th Cutoff

DU 11th Cutoff

DU 3rd Cutoff

DU 6th Cutoff

DU 9th Cutoff

The candidates can also take help of DU admission college predictor to know what college they can get admission in by just putting their 'Best of Four' aggregate marks, based on the previous year's cut off trends.

Delhi University 2019 Admissions

What are the new changes in Delhi University Admissions?


The University of Delhi has made various changes in the DU admission procedure. Below are the new changes in DU Admissions Procedure –

  1. Delhi University has released the online DU applications form on May 30, 2019.

  2. This year will see an increase in the cost of the application forms. The candidates belonging to the General category will have to pay Rs. 250 instead of Rs. 150 (like previous years). The candidates belonging to SC/ST categories will have to pay Rs. 150.

  3. The university will introduce an 'Online Marks Calculator' to make the process of calculating the Best of Four marks easy for the aspirants.
  4. The university will also introduce a correction facility, in a first. However, the aspirants will have to pay Rs. 100 for every change made.

  5. The varsity is planning to execute a 24*7 live display of the cutoffs and the availability of seats in every college on the dashboard of the candidate's online portal.
  6. The university will make sure that the ECA and Sports category will not be more than 10% of the total strength of the class.
  7. During the process of change of stream, the university will deduct as much as 2% from the candidate's 'Best of Four' aggregate marks.
  8. Candidates will have to get their documents verified at the respective allotted colleges, else the entire admission process is online including paying admission fees

As per the University officials, last year over 3,40,000 applications were registered for 41 undergraduate programmes. The Central University offers as many as 56,000 seats in around 16 faculties and 86 departments mainly spread over North and South campuses.


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