In the latest notification, Delhi University has released its admission policy for the year 2022-23. DU Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh said that the eligibility will be decided based on the marks secured on Common University Entrance Test (CUET).
Also SEE: CUET 2022 Guidelines
Until last year, the marks scored in Class 12 board exams were used to determine admission to Delhi University which led to sky-high cut-offs.
Singh also said that the School of Open Learning and the National Collegiate Women’s Education Board have been exempted from this. He described the new admission policy as historic. He added that admission to all undergraduate programmes will be done through CUET this year.
This year, it is mandatory for all candidates to appear in CUET, including all those seeking admission to supernumerary seats. The eligibility criteria will be decided based on marks obtained in CUCET.
CUET Exam Highlights
|CUET Exam Date 2023||To be announced|
|Timings||To be announced|
|Mode||To be announced|
|Syllabus||To be announced|
|To be announced|
|Marking Scheme (For each paper)||To be announced|
|Duration||To be announced|
30% More Students in the Counselling
He further added that during the e-counseling session that would take place once the CUET results are announced, they will admit 30% more students than the authorized seats so that in the event of cancellation, the seats will be equal.
DU Admission in Minority Colleges
85% of the marks for admission will be collected from the CUET and the remaining 15% will be decided by the colleges in the 50 percent seats allotted for minority colleges.
Minority colleges like Jesus and Mary, St Stephen’s, and Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa have 50% seats reserved for minority communities.
In addition, the authorities also stated that the candidates will be able to appear for CUET only in those subjects which have been studied by them in Class 12. The merit will also be calculated based on the combination of those subjects in which the candidates have appeared in CUET.
CUET Exam Pattern – UGQP02
|Types of Questions||MCQs|
|Total number of questions|
|Topics||English, analytical skills, numerical aptitude/ data interpretation, general aptitude, general knowledge, reasoning|
There are three sections in CUET. The first section is divided into two parts consisting of 13 languages in the first part and 20 languages in the second part.
Candidates must appear in at least one language for admission to Delhi University. The second section of the entrance exam consists of 27 domain-specific topics. The third section is based on general knowledge which will be for admission to BA programmes only.
Also, for admission to most of the programmes of the Delhi University, a candidate has to choose at least three subjects from the domain-specific subject section.
The second section is divided into two lists that is B1 and B2. Applicants must choose their subjects sensibly carefully so that they do not select more than one subject at a time.
Eligibility for admission to most BSc programmes will be determined by physics, chemistry, mathematics, or biology. It is also mandatory to secure at least 30% in any one language.
Students must take the CUET entrance exam in any one language from section one and any three subjects from the other section to get admission to the Bachelor of Arts Programme. The candidate’s final score will be calculated by the marks obtained in the same subject and language.
For admission to BA (Hons) Economics, it is mandatory for the applicants to take opt for Mathematics in CUET Syllabus. Merit for this will be calculated on the basis of marks obtained in the chosen language, Mathematics and any two subjects.
When we had cut-off marks, we used to take best of four subject marks, similarly, here we will take into consideration the best score of CUET for final admission to DU.
Candidates for the BBA, BMS, and BBE degrees must appear in one language, mathematics, and section 3 of the CUET. Candidates for pass courses can choose between a language and one domain-specific subject or a three-subject test.
DU Admission Counselling after CUET
Delhi University will offer e-counselling when the CUET results are announced. Candidates will be able to select institutions of their choice, and colleges will be assigned to them based on their grades. Candidates will be given the chance to re-fill their choices prior to each counselling session. Three rounds of counselling will be carried out, with the third being a spot round.
In addition to all this, there will be the provision of a help desk and various webinars that will help the candidates with the complete admission process.
FAQs about DU Admissions 2022-23
1. What is the full form of CUET?
Central Universities Entrance Test is the full form of the CUET test. This admission exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to undergraduate and post-graduate courses across the country.
2. What are the CUET Cut-off marks?
The cut-off score may vary for each category. Students who belong to the General category have to score 55% marks for qualifying for the CUET exam. Whereas, for SC/ST qualifying marks are 45% (50% marks in the case of the OBC category).
3. Is there a negative marking in CUET?
Yes, there is a negative marking in the Central University Common Entrance Test. 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
4. Which are the central universities participating in CUET?
These are the Central Universities of Delhi, Silchar, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan, South Bihar, and Tamil Nadu.
5. Who is eligible for CUET?
Answer: All candidates who have done his/her 12th class can fill out the CUET application form for admission to Undergraduate courses. Also, the candidates who have completed their graduation can apply for Post-Graduate courses
6. What are the best books for CUET Preparation?
Answer: You need to be thoroughly prepared in order to achieve excellent scores in the CUET exam. While studying for English Language, logical reasoning, and the Mathematics section, you can use the following CUET Preparation Books:
1. BSC Publications
2. R.S Aggarwal's Nonverbal Reasoning
3. R.S. Aggarwal's Quantitative Aptitude