DU Admissions – How to calculate Best Of Four Subjects

The best of four method to calculate cut-offs is also being simplified. Now, a candidate’s best of four percentage will include one language, two academic or elective subjects and the subject in which admission is being sought.

Here’s how the candidates need to calculate of ‘Best of Four’ subjects:

Concept of ‘Best of Four’ Subjects – Candidates can follow the guidelines below to get an overview of the 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 percenatge.
    • 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.

 

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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

# 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 dis-advantage of 2.5% each in ‘Best of Four’ will be levied for admissions to BA/B.Com, besides a dis-advantage due to change of stream.
  • Legal Studies will be treated at par with academic/elective subjects for purpose of admissions to BA (H) Political Science.
  • Mass Media Studies will be treated at par with academic/elective subjects for purpose of admissions to BA (H) Journalism (English/Hindi).
  • Admissions 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.
  • ‘Informatics Practices’ will be treated equivalent to Computer Science for admissions to B.Sc (Hons.) Computer Science only.
  • Candidates will only need to have studied and passed Mathematics at the qualifying exam level for admissions to Honours in Economics and Commerce.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 in to 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 the 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.

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