Delhi University Admissions: How to Calculate Best of Four Marks
Apratim Chatterjee, 2 hours ago, #DU


Delhi University Admission
for the academic session 2019 will begin from the third week of May 2019 with the availability of online application forms. Several candidates must be seeking admissions in the undergraduate programmes in the most sought-after University. The Delhi University aspirants will have a lot of queries regarding the admissions including admission procedure, eligibility, calculating your best of four marks and cutoff. You can get answers to every query related to DU Admissions 2019.

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

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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 the 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

    • 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 Honours programme in Economics and Commerce need only to study and pass Mathematics at the qualifying exam

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

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

  9. 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

  10. Business Mathematics will be treated as equivalent to Mathematics for admissions to B.Com (H) / B.Com only
  11. 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
  12. Legal Studies will be treated at par with academic/elective subjects for purpose of admissions to BA (H) Political Science
  13. Mass Media Studies will be treated at par with academic/elective subjects for purpose of admissions to BA (H) Journalism (English/Hindi)
  14. Admissions to BA (Hons.) Applied Psychology will be based on ‘Best of Four’ subject’s percentage as in BA (Hons.) Psychology

  15. 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

  16. ‘Informatics Practices’ will be treated equivalent to Computer Science for admissions to B.Sc (Hons.) Computer Science only

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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

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

  23. A maximum of two vocational subjects can be included for 'Calculation of Best of Four', for admissions to Vocational Courses
  24. 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 the colleges where MIL is being offered as a programme
  25. 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

Click here to check the disadvantage to students seeking admission to B.A/B.Com due to change of stream in Undergraduate courses 2019

 

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 announced online applications from third week of May 2019, and will close in the first week of June 2019

  2. The complete admission process is in online mode

  3. This year, the CBSE Class 12 candidates will only have to provide their Roll Number and the marks will automatically be fetched
  4. Candidates seeking admissions under Sports and ECA quota will have to pay an additional fee of Rs. 100 for their applications

  5. The University shall be announcing as many as five cutoff lists for DU 2019 UG Admissions
  6. After these five cutoff lists, each college shall declare a list of vacant seats in each of the offered courses and candidates can re-register for these vacant seats
  7. Candidates will be offered three days time for admissions in the vacant seats and then the next cutoff list will be announced
  8. Colleges will be announcing there separate cutoff lists for vacant seats in different programmes
  9. The candidates belonging to Kashmiri Migrants (KM) category residing across India will be offered a relaxation of 5% cutoff marks
  10. 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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