DU Eligibility Criteria 2017

DU Eligibility CriteriaDU Eligibility Criteria 2017 – The University of Delhi will be announcing DU admissions 2017 eligibility criteria along with official notification on May 22, 2017. Candidates seeking admissions to undergraduate programmes offered through Delhi University can check here DU eligibility criteria 2017.  The application form of DU admissions 2017 is expected to release by May 22, 2017 tentatively, Delhi University determines common eligibility criteria for DU admissions 2017 for all undergraduate programmes. DU eligibility criteria 2017 will be announced for admissions to around 54000 seats offered at various faculty, departments and affiliated colleges of the university.  Candidates can check here complete DU eligibility criteria 2017 for each programme as mentioned below on this page.
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What is the eligibility criteria for DU admissions 2017


DU eligibility criteria are the norms, regulations or conditions, which candidates seeking admissions to any programme need to fulfill. The DU admissions 2017 eligibility criteria includes academic qualification, age limitation, qualifying marks which a candidate must meet to avail admissions to UG programmes offered at the university.

The candidates eligibility is determined by verifying documents related to academic qualification and age proof certificate at the time of DU counselling.


Do affiliated colleges have different eligibility conditions than Delhi University eligibility criteria


Some colleges may announce separate eligibility criteria for admissions. St. Stephens College and Jesus and Mary College will have their own eligibility criteria for DU admissions 2017.


In case, any college determines their own eligibility criteria for UG admissions 2017, they have to get it approved by University of Delhi and an official notification will be published before counselling/ admissions procedure starts on website as well as Notice Board of the college and the University.


Candidates can scroll down to check complete eligibility criteria of Delhi University admissions 2017


Highlights of DU eligibility criteria 2017

  1. Delhi University will be announcing common eligibility criteria for undergraduate programmes and candidates must check DU eligibility criteria 2017 before filling up the application form

  2. All elective subjects of the CBSE class 12 curriculum which are considered as Honours programmes by the university will be considered as academic subjects for while calculating ‘Best of four marks’, without any disadvantage of 2.5% marks

  3. candidates seeking admissions to Language programmes, will be given advantage of 2.5% marks if they have studied that language as an elective subject in the qualifying examination. In case, candidates have studied the language as an additional or functional subject then disadvantage of 2.5% marks will be done in calculation of best of four marks

  4. For admissions to bachelor degree programme in Physical Education, Home Science and Music, candidates who have studied these subject will be considered as academic subjects or elective subjects while calculating best of four marks

  5. candidates who have studied two or more vocational subjects will be considered eligible only after deduction of 10% marks of total marks in each subject

  6. Candidates changing their stream of studies for admission to B.A or B.Com programme, i.e. if they have studied Arts in 10+2 qualifying examination and are seeking admission to B.Com programme, in such cases, there will be deduction of 5% marks of their aggregate marks

  7. In case, colleges offer relaxation in cutoff marks to girl candidates, then they need to get approval by the university

  8. Candidates seeking admission to Hindi (Hons.) or English (Hons.) programme offers at DU Colleges 2017, must have studied Hindi and English at 10+2 level. Besides, candidates seeking admissions to any other language programme then these two will be given admissions, if they have studied the particular language till 10 standard, however, there will be disadvantage of 5% marks in best of four marks

  9. Academic subjects will include Commerce, Accountancy, Business Studies and Biology. Also, Business Mathematics will be considered equivalent to Mathematics  only for admission to B.Com or B.Com Hons. Programmes

  10. For admissions to vocational programmes, total two vocational subjects will be included for calculation of ‘best of four marks’

  11. If more than one or more subject which is not listed as elective or academic subject is included for calculation of best of four marks, then disadvantage of 2.5% marks will be done, if candidates change streams then conditions for change of streams will be applied too

  12. Legal studies will be considered as academic/elective subject for admission to B.A Political Science programme and Mass Media for admission to B.A in Journalism (Hindi/English) programmes

What is the age limit criteria for DU admissions 2017


Delhi University has not specified any age limit for DU Eligibility Criteria 2017 as of now. We will be updating here the age limit criteria as and when the university announces it officially.



DU Eligibility Criteria 2017


Candidates can check here common eligibility criteria for admissions to undergraduate programmes as mentioned below -


Eligibility Criteria for B.A. programmes -


B.A.(Hons.) – Candidates qualified in 10+2 Board or equivalent examination. Candidates must have obtained at least 45% in aggregate of all subjects


B.A./ B.A. (Vocational)– Candidates passed in 12 level board or equivalent exam  with a minimum of 40% marks.


B.A (Hons.) in Arabic/Hindi/Persian/Punjabi/Urdu/Sanskrit/Bengali – Candidates need to obtain at least 45% in aggregate or 50% marks in the concerned subject (if candidates have 40% marks) will also be considered eligible


B.A (Hons.) in French/German/Italian/Spanish – Candidates securing 45% marks or above in 10+2 qualifying exam or equivalent.


Eligibility Criteria for B.Com programmes


B.Com(Hons.)/B.Com programmes  – Candidates who have qualified 12th board or equivalent examination with a total of 45% marks


Eligibility Criteria for B.Sc programmes


B.Sc (Hons.) Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Biological Science– candidates must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology as main subjects and should have secured a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate of three subjects and 50% marks in English as a compulsory subject.


B.Sc (Hons.) Anthropology– Candidates must be qualified with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects securing at least 55% and more marks in aggregate of three subjects and 50% marks in English as a compulsory language in the qualifying examination.


B.Sc (Hons.) Geology– Candidates must have qualified 12th board qualifying exams with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Geology/Biology/Bio-technology/Geography subjects and they must have obtained a minimum of 55% and 50% marks in English as an elective subject.


B.Sc (Hons.) Food Technology– Candidates who have qualified 10+2 board exams with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology/Bio-technology subjects obtaining at least 55% marks in aggregate of three subjects and 50% marks in English as a main subject.  The admissions will be done on basis of aggregate marks in PCM or PCB subjects, whichever is more and also, candidates who have studied PCMB will be offered 3% relaxation.

B.Sc (Hons.) Home Science–  candidates who have studied Physics/Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and other subjects except languages with atleast 50% in aggregate of the best three subjects


B.Sc (Hons.) Bio-Medical Science – Candidates qualified 10+2 examination with Physics/Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology obtaining at least 55% in aggregate marks and a minimum of 50% marks in English. The candidates with marks 60% or more in aggregate of PCM/Bio-technology with Mathematics will be provided an advantage of 3% marks. 


B.Sc Bio-Chemistry– candidates who have studied 10+2 with Physics/Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology as main subjects obtaining a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate of three subjects as well as 50% marks in English as an elective subject.


B.Sc Computer Science– Candidates qualified 12th qualifying examination with Mathematics, one language and two other elective subjects as listed academic subject obtaining 55% marks  or securing at least 60% marks in Mathematics. Candidates who have studies Physics, Chemistry/Computer Science and Mathematics will be given a 5% of advantage in the ‘Best of Four’ calculation


B.Sc Mathematics and Statistics– The candidates need to have qualified HSC Board  with at least 45% of aggregate marks as well as a minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics.


B.Sc Home Science– Candidates qualified in 10+2 qualifying examination with English and three other elective subjects (not languages) securing at least 50% marks in aggregate.


B.Sc Mathematical Science – Candidates who have studied and qualified Mathematics, two elective/academic subjects and one language paper at 10+2 level and securing a minimum of 40% marks in aggregate.


B.Sc Physical Science/Applied Physical Science– Candidates who have qualified 12th board or equivalent examination with a minimum of 45% marks in three of the subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry/ Computer Science and Mathematics. Also, candidates must have passed a language paper with 40% marks


How to convert grades for DU admissions 2017


Candidates can check here how grades are converted for DU admissions 2017. Candidates those who fulfill DU eligibility criteria and have secured minimum qualifying marks in 10+2 qualifying examination can refer to the table mentioned below -


DU admissions 2017: Grade Conversion

Grades on nine point scale

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