How to Calculate Best of Four Marks For Admission in DU - Delhi University Admission 2020 will start from the first week of April in online mode. The admission process in DU for undergraduate programmes is solely based on the DU cutoffs and the candidate’s ‘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 by which they can judge if they will be eligible for the admissions or not. Fulfilling the cutoff marks with the help of your best of four for admission for admission in DU opens various gates to the enrollment in 90 DU affiliated colleges all over Delhi. 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. Aspirants who are seeking admissions in undergraduate programmes of University of Delhi must know the details on how to calculate ‘Best of four’ aggregate marks. Since the aspirants will have a lot of queries regarding the admissions including admission procedure, eligibility, how to calculate best of four for DU 2020 and cutoff, Careers360 helps candidates in 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.

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Delhi University Admissions 2020 - How to Calculate Best of Four Marks

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 Admissions 2020

Delhi University Facts and Figures

Number of Colleges

90

Number of Faculties

16

Number of Departments

86

Number of Seats

62000

Paid registrations of last year

2, 58, 388

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-

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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 (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

List A

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

Important Points to keep in mind while calculating Best of Four marks

  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 admission 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. 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

  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 admission to BA (H) Journalism (English/Hindi)

  13. Admission 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 admission to Honours in Economics and Commerce

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  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 2020 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

Last year, the University of Delhi released as many as eight cutoffs for the candidates who aspired to get enrolled in the university. The cutoff 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 2019 - 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.

DU Eligibility Criteria 2020

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

DU B. A. Eligibility Criteria

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DU B. Sc. Eligibility Criteria

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DU B. Com. Eligibility Criteria

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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?

Answer:

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?

Answer:

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?

Answer:

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.)?

Answer:

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?

Answer:

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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Manisha 30th Mar, 2020

Hello aspirant

BCA from IP University is a very good as GGSIP University is the second best University after Delhi University In Delhi- NCR. GGSIP University is a state government University while GGSIP University new Delhi is number one ,A grade university

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Is there any entrance exam for bcom Hons in DU in 2020?

ADIL KHAN Student Expert 30th Mar, 2020

Hii,

No, there are no entrance tests conducted by the university of delhi for admissions to its B.com (//B.com) Hons course but yes there are other colleges/universities that do conduct entrances for admissions to their B.com (//B.com) Hons course. Admissions to B.com (//B.com) Hons of DU are purely merit based on the percentage you scored in your class 12th boards examinations.

1. Jamia Millia Islamia- A central university in Delhi, ranked 12th by NIRF

2. IP university- there are many colleges under the IP university.

You can also apply and appear for DU-JAT conducted by Unievtsity of Delhi for admisisons to its BMS/BFIA/BBE courses.

For more information you can reach out to us.

Hope it helps,

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should we fill duet and du appliction form seprately

Smrity 30th Mar, 2020

Hey,

Yes, if you want to take the admission in DU via entrance test basis then you have to give DUET and if you want it on merit basis of 12th marks that is the cutoff list of each college then fill the DU application form.

It depends on you whether you want to take both on either of the two.

for more details about the application forms visit the link below:

https://www.careers360.com/exams/duet

https://university.careers360.com/articles/du-application-form

I hope this helps.

All the best!

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Sarthak Dhiman 30th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant.

You can fill both the application form if you wish to. If you want to take admission into BTech course through duet examination then you need to fill that form and if you want to get admission based on your 12th aggregate (eg- BSc) then you can fill form for Du. You can fill both the form if you desire

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I got 72.3 percentage in my 12th. will I get the admission in DU?

Smrity 30th Mar, 2020

Hey,

The admission in DU colleges are based on cutoff  and these cutoff's are related to the 12th marks where the percentage is calculated as (English + Best three subjects )/100 in 12th class.

Now, if we look at the cutoff's of past year it is observed that the cutoffs for colleges are generally above 80% even in the last cutoff lists that are released by some colleges. So, it is tough to get admission in DU colleges with 72.3%  but you can wait for the cutoffs to be released for this year.:

For cutoff's you can visit the link below:

https://university.careers360.com/articles/du-cutoff

Or else you can apply for admission via DUET. The details are available on the link below:

https://www.careers360.com/exams/duet

I hope this helps.

All the best!


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