Delhi University Admissions 2020 - How to Calculate Best of Four Marks
How to Calculate Best of Four Marks For Admission in DU - Delhi University Admission 2020 has begun in online mode from June 20. The admission process in DU for undergraduate programmes is solely based on the DU cutoffs and the candidates' ‘Best of four’ marks. In this article, we will tell you how to calculate your best of four marks for DU admission. By calculating ‘best of four’ subject marks, candidates will get to know about their marks based on which they can judge if they are eligible for the admissions or not. Meeting the DU cutoff marks with the help of your best of four for admission in DU opens various gates to the enrollment in 91 DU affiliated colleges. Around 69,554 seats for UG programmes in the affiliated colleges of the university are filled with the help of best of four calculation of DU. Aspirants who are seeking admissions in undergraduate programmes of the University of Delhi must know the details on how to calculate ‘Best of four’ aggregate marks. Since the aspirants may have a lot of queries regarding the admissions including DU admission process, eligibility, how to calculate best of four for DU 2020 and cutoff, Careers360 helps candidates in knowing how to calculate the ‘Best of Four’ marks for admission. The process of calculating best of four marks in DU is complicated and requires high attentiveness, therefore, candidates are suggested to go through this article on how to calculate best of four marks for DU.
Latest: DU Seventh cut off 2020 to be released on December 5.
DU Sixth cut off 2020 has been released on November 28.
DU 5th cut off to be released on November 7
DU fourth cut off 2020 released on October 31.
DU 2020 third cutoff released on October 24.
Second DU 2020 cutoff released on October 17.
First DU 2020 Cut off has been released on October 10.
St. Stephen's College Cut off 2020 released in online mode.
But before we proceed with the details on how to calculate best of four for DU 2020, let us have an overview of the DU admission 2020 –
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DU Best of Four Subjects - Concept
Candidates need to follow the below-given guidelines to get an overview of the DU Best of Four Subjects concept and know how to calculate Best of Four Subject Marks-
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 (For example, if candidates are seeking admission in B.A. Hindi, they must have Hindi as a subject in their Class XII. If candidates belong to, say, PCB stream, they will have to bear a deduction of 2.5% from their ‘Best of four’ aggregate marks.
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 on the Best of Four calculated.
List A includes the following disciplines offered by the University of Delhi for admission to the three-year undergraduate programmes must be treated as Academic/Elective subjects. All the discipline subjects must have at least 70% component of theory and 30% component of practical. Theory component doesn’t include internal assessments or continuous evaluation
#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
Important Points to keep in mind while calculating Best of Four marks
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
Accountancy will be treated as equivalent to Commerce wherever any board does not offer Commerce as subject.
Biology, Biotechnology and Business Studies will be considered as academic/elective subjects.
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
The subject ‘Information Practices’ will be considered equivalent to Computer Science for admission to B.Sc (Hons.) in Computer Science only
Candidates seeking admissions to any Honours language course will be offered a 2% advantage over others if they have studied the elective language
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
Admission 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
Business Mathematics will be treated as equivalent to Mathematics for admissions to B.Com (H) / B.Com only
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
Legal Studies will be treated at par with academic/elective subjects for the purpose of admissions to BA (H) Political Science
Mass Media Studies will be treated at par with academic/elective subjects for purpose of admission to BA (H) Journalism (English/Hindi)
Admission to BA (Hons.) Applied Psychology will be based on ‘Best of Four’ subject’s percentage as in BA (Hons.) Psychology
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
Candidates will only need to have studied and passed Mathematics at the qualifying exam level for admission to Honours in Economics and Commerce
If a candidate seeks admission 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
In case, a candidate has not studied the language at the qualifying exam level and is seeking admission to Honours in that language will be liable to a disadvantage of 5% in ‘Best of Four’ subjects
Candidates seeking admission 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
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
If any candidate seeks admission into BA Vocational only, related vocational subjects will be treated at par with academic/elective subjects
A maximum of two vocational subjects can be included for 'Calculation of Best of Four', for admissions to Vocational Courses
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 2020 colleges where MIL is being offered as a programme
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
As the university has started releasing the cut off of DU 2020 for admissions to the undergraduate courses from October 9, candidates can meanwhile go through the DU cut off lists for the previous year and DU expected cutoff 2020 by clicking on the cut off link up here. The varsity will release five DU cut off lists 2020 and one special cut off for candidates who aspired to get enrolled in the university. The Delhi University cut off includes minimum marks/percentile that an aspirant is supposed to acquire for getting admission in one of the DU colleges 2020. The candidates are, automatically, considered eligible if they manage to score the minimum percentile that will be given on DU 2020 cut off. Candidates will be needed to calculate the percentile of their 'Best of Four' aggregate marks. The cut off of Delhi University 2020 depends on many crucial factors like the previous years' cut off trends, availability of seats, programme/course in which the candidates are applying for admission, number of applicants and best of four subjects.
DU Cut off - Important Links
The candidates can also take the 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.
University of Delhi has set up DU 2020 eligibility criteria for candidates to fulfil in order to deem them as eligible applicants for the admission process. Before filling the DU application form 2020, candidates are suggested to go through the eligibility criteria of DU 2020. If candidates are found to be ineligible at the time of admission and they fail to provide proof of their eligibility, they will be made to forfeit their allotted seat and admission in the university. The DU eligibility criteria differs as per the streams and DU courses 2020, therefore candidates can look at the DU 2020 eligibility criteria for Arts, Science and Commerce from the table given below.
DU Eligibility Criteria
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - Delhi University Admissions 2020 - How to Calculate Best of Four Marks
Question: I have completed my class XII from NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling can I get DU admission 2020 in regular college?
Yes, you can get admission in regular course provided you have applied in that course/college and meet the cut off.
Question: I have appeared in the class XII exam from CBSE Delhi. Will I get an advantage in DU admission 2020 of being from Delhi?
No, there is no advantage for having studied in Delhi.
Question: Can I take admission in two different/same courses in different colleges after declaration of a DU cut off?
No, you cannot take admission simultaneously in two different courses or same courses in different colleges. In case you take admission at two places, your admission will be cancelled from both the colleges/courses.
Question: I did not have Mathematics in class 12th .Can I opt for Economics (Hons.) or B com (Hons.)?
No, you can’t opt for Economics (Hons.) or B Com (Hons.) without Mathematics.
Question: I am a science student. Can I apply for bachelor with honours in Arts/Humanities subjects?
You can apply for Bachelor with honours in Arts/Humanities subjects provided you fulfill specific eligibility conditions and meet the requisite cut off.
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Questions related to DU
I need cut list for b.com hons delhi university
You can get the cut off list of Delhi University for Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) course from the official website of University of Delhi.
All the cut off lists are available there for all for the colleges affiliated to Delhi University, just visit the website.
Hope it helps.
Is delhi university offer Bped (bachelor of physical education) after 12
Yes! As per the new National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) rule, students can now directly apply for B. Ed right after passing their Class 12 examinations from any of the recognised boards across the country.
The candidates must have passed Graduation or Bachelor's degree in any stream with a minimum of 45-50% of marks. Candidates who have passed Diploma in Physical Education can also apply for B.P. Ed course.
Do the students whore going to appear in the CBSE 12th Boards in 2021 have to take CUCET for DU admissons this year??
cucet stands for central university common entrance test. admission to delhi university affiliated colleges is based on 12th score for admission to b.sc, b.com, b.a courses. apart from this there is entrance test for courses like bachelor of management studies and bachelor of arts in economics. however this year notifications is yet to out. so check the official website for any updates.
follow careers360 website for exam related updates.
i completed diploma Engineer after 10th i score 80%in last year now i want to complete my engineering from delhi University how can i get admission for BE/B.Tech
The Delhi University doesn't offer engineer course like BE/ BTech course. The college which are affiliated to Delhi University take admission on the basis of JEE exam. You have not mentioned the name of the college but most engineering colleges accept JEE marks and if you meet the cut off you will get admission in the college.
Hope that helps.
I graduated from Delhi University ( School of Open Learning) attaining 68% in UG. Am I eligible to give JNU entrance exam for MA Economics?
Yes, you are eligible for admission in MA Economics in JNU. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is one of India’s top-ranked university for Post-graduate and research studies. The selection of candidates will be done on the basis of their performance in the entrance exam conducted by the university. The entrance examination consists of One question paper of three hours duration set for each programme of study or each set of programs of study. For details follow the link: