DU Releases Admission Policy 2022-23, CUET Mandatory

The Vice Chancellor of Delhi University, Yogesh Singh, released the university’s admissions policy for the 2022-23 academic year on Tuesday and said eligibility will be determined based on the Common University Entrance Test figures.

Admission to the university is through the common test that has been made mandatory to access 45 central varsities in the country. Until last year, admission to the University of Delhi was based on cut-offs in Class 12 board exams.

Calling the new admissions policy a landmark policy, Singh said that except for the School of Open Learning and the National Collegiate Women’s Education Board, admission to all undergraduate programs will be through the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) only.

“It is mandatory for all candidates to appear in CUET-2022, including those seeking admission to excess seats. The eligibility criteria will be determined based on the grades obtained in CUET,” he said.

In 50 percent reserved seats for minority colleges, 85 percent of the points for admission will be taken from the CUET and the remaining 15 percent will be decided by the colleges, Singh said.

Admission to 50 percent unreserved seats will be based purely on CUET, he said.

Minority colleges such as Jesus and Mary, St Stephen’s and Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa have reserved 50 percent seats for minority communities.

Haneet Gandhi, Dean (Admissions), said that candidates can only appear for the CUET in those subjects they studied in class 12. The merit will also be calculated based on a combination of only those subjects in which the candidate has appeared in the CUET, she said.

There will be no harm to anyone in changing the stream, Gandhi said.

There are three sections in CUET-2022. The first part is divided into two parts and consists of 13 languages ​​in the first part and 20 languages ​​in the second part, she said.

“It is compulsory for candidates to appear in at least one language for admission to Delhi University, from both parts together. The second part of the entrance examination consists of 27 domain-specific subjects. The third part is based on general knowledge used for admission only to BA programs,” Gandhi said.

She said that for admission into most of the programs of the University of Delhi, a candidate must choose at least three subjects from the second part, which is the domain-specific subjects.

The second part is classified as two lists B1 and B2. The candidates must choose the subjects appropriately so that no more than one subject is selected at a time.

Gandhi said eligibility for admission into most B.Sc courses would be calculated on the basis of physics, chemistry, mathematics or biology. It is mandatory to obtain at least 30 percentage points in CUET in any language, she said.

For admission to the Bachelor of Arts, a candidate must appear on the admission test in one language from Section One and in any three subjects from the other Section. The merit is calculated on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidate in the same subject and language.

For admission into BA (Hons) Economics, it is compulsory for the candidates to take the test in Mathematics in the CUET. Merit for this will be calculated based on grades obtained in the chosen language, mathematics and any two subjects, Gandhi said.

A candidate can appear for CUET in a maximum of six subjects, one of which must be a language subject.

“Just like when we had cut-offs, we took the best of four subjects, in the same way here we will consider the best score from CUET for admission to the University of Delhi,” she added.

BBA, BMS and BBE candidates must appear in any Language, Mathematics and according to Section 3 of the CUET. For BA, B.Voc and B.Com programs (popularly known as “pass” courses), candidates have a choice of a language, a domain-specific subject and a general exam or a three-subject test.

For admission to language programs, candidates can choose one language at CUET or take a test in another language.

“However, preference will be given to those that appear in the specific language. After the test, centralized e-counselling will be conducted,” Gandhi said.

After the CUET results are known, an e-counselling will take place by the university.

Vice Chancellor Singh said the candidate will be given a chance to re-enter his or her preference before any counseling.

There is a chance that three rounds of counseling will be held, the third a mocking round, he said, adding that things will be clearer once the results are announced.

Gandhi said the university’s admissions website, which will include illustrative examples, will go live on Wednesday.

He informed that chatbots will also work to help the candidates for any information related to the University of Delhi.

“There will be a help desk to assist the candidates with the selection of the questionnaires and there will be an open house and webinars will also be organized to assist the candidates,” he said.

Admission to the School of Open Learning (SOL) and the Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB) is on a merit basis.

The registration process for admission to SOL and NCWEB will start from May 6.

Sajal Jain
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