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Delhi University Admissions – Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I include music and physical education in my best of four subjects?

A: Music and physical education will be treated as academic only for honours courses in music and physical education respectively.

Q: Will there be any disadvantage for gap year candidates?

A: No, all you need to have the necessary documents.

Q: What is ECA/Sports Quota?

A: Sports and ECA Quota are the two different categories, which you can avail for admissions to various UG programmes in DU. You can apply for the Sports/ECA Quota through the application forms of the same available at respective colleges offering reservation to the categories. Colleges will be conducting fitness trials for the Quota, following a centralized fitness test conducted by the University Sports Council.

Q: I am a girl. Can I avail for any relaxation?

A: Yes, some of the DU colleges offer relaxation to girl candidates. The relaxation to the girl candidates may differ for every college and courses; however, the maximum limit is set to be 3%. Every college needs to seek a prior approval from the Delhi university Student Welfare (DUSW) office regarding the same, clarifying the reasons for offering relaxation. Once a percentage or number of seats is fixed for a particular course in a college, the same has to be maintained till the last admission list of admissions.

Q: I am a Sikh candidate. Do I have reservation of seats under the minority group?

A: Some of the colleges offer reserved seats to Sikh candidates. You need to check the respective colleges of DU. The colleges will need to seek a prior approval from the DUSW regarding the same.

Q: I have passed my 10+2 examination from Delhi. Do I reserve some seats/have an advantage of being from Delhi?

A: No, Delhi University has no special provision/reservation of seats for Delhi candidates.

Q: Is there any provision of first-cum first-serve policy while admissions, once the cutoff lists have been declared?

A: Admissions to colleges are not based on first-come-first-serve but strictly on merit secured by the candidates.

Q: I have studied both commerce and accounts subjects in my Class 12th. Which subject I need to offer for Best of Four calculation?

A: You can choose both the subjects in your best of four calculations.

Q: I am a Science student. Can I apply for BA/B.Com Honours or Pass programmes?

A: Yes you can apply for any of the programmes BA (H)/BA (Pass)/B.Com (H)/ B.Com (Pass), subjected to eligibility criteria and meeting the cutoff for the specific programmes.

Q: Once I have been admitted in a particular college with a subject, can I change my subject during the course of study or after completing my first year?

A: No, once you have been admitted to a particular subject, you can’t change the subject. However, the subject can be changed only before the last date of admissions to the programme/course, subjected to the cutoff.

Q: I have compartmental in some of the subjects. Can I still fill in DU Applications?

A: You can fill in the application form of DU, subjected to fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria and cutoff marks and declaration of your compartmental exam result within the stipulated time of admissions.

Q: I had compartmental in few subjects in my 10+2 examination and I appeared for the compartmental exam and cleared the same. Now I have two mark sheets, which marks I need to provide in my DU application details?

A: Yes, you can get admissions in Delhi University in subjects of your choice, without any disadvantage, provided you meet the cutoff marks. You will need to provide the revised marks in your application details.

Q: I didn’t have mathematics at my 10+2 level. Can I get admissions in B.Com (H) or BA Economics (H)?

A: No, you need to have Mathematics and passed in the subject to get admissions in B.Com (H) or BA Economics (H) programme.

Q: Is it necessary to be present at the day of admission?

A: Yes, the candidates should be present in person along with the necessary documents on the day of admission.

Q: I have qualified 10+2 from National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). Can I get admissions in DU for regular programmes?

A: Of course you can, provided you meet the cutoff marks for the programmes of your choice.

Q: What is the procedure to enroll in programmes offered at St. Stephen’s College or Jesus and Mary College?

A: Candidates interested in applying for programmes in St. Stephen’s or Jesus and Mary Colleges need to apply to the respective colleges directly.

Q: I belong to reserved category (SC/ST/OBC/PwD). Do I need any specific certificates during admissions?

A: Sure, those who are applying under the reserved categories need to submit the reservation certificate, in proof of the same, which should be at most 6 months older and must be furnished in the name of the candidate. The OBC certificate must also specify that candidates belong to non-creamy layer and caste is listed in the Central Government list. Whereas those applying under Economically Backward Class (EBC), need to submit a certificate in proof of the same duly attested by the authority under the Central Government and should be in the name of father/mother/guardian.

Q: Do I need to attach any certificates/documents along with my Online or Offline Application?

A: No, you don’t need to attach or send any document or certificate or anything else along with the duly filled-in applications. However, the same can be carried at the day of admissions for verification.

Q: How can I get hostel in DU campus?

A: The colleges have the right to allot hostels to deserving candidates pursing the undergraduate programmes in DU, strictly based on merit. The application form for hostels can be received and submitted at college level only after the declaration of cutoff lists, during admissions.

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  1. Minority college tab for Khalsa /Sikh colleges, including Mata Sundri for 207-18 admissions either not working at all or not working properly. J &M and Stephens working ok.

  2. If I want to pursue B.A.(EngHons) and I am including physical education in my best four how much % will be deducted?

  3. As per DU Website admission process for UG 2021 is online. As I am out-station, do I require to be physically present during admission as mentioned in FAQs?


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