DU might conduct entrance test for admissions this year2 min read

DU might conduct entrance test for admissions this year2 min read

source: indianexpress.com

Life seems unfair when you work towards it whole heartedly but fail to score well in class 12th exams. The cut-off reaches the sky and it is almost impossible for us to get a good college, right? But this time, the university has seemed to do their bit for deserving students.

Delhi University, once known for cut-offs as high as 100 (and sometimes even higher!) is scrapping the system, now forcing hopeful students into another exam, immediately after they’ve given one of the most nerve-wracking exams of their lives, the class XII Boards.

Presently, DU holds entrance test for its Post Graduation (PG) and professional courses but admissions to undergraduate courses are made on the basis of Class XII marks, but now Delhi University is likely to conduct B.Com admissions through entrance test in the new academic session.

“Hopefully it (entrance) will start for commerce admissions. But we are also exploring possibilities in other subjects,” said Dr. Manoj Khanna, convenor of Admission Committee of  DU.

“The test would be objective. The entrance test is likely to be of 80 marks and 20 marks and it would be kept for assessing the CBSE marks of the particular subject in which the student will appear for the test.”,  professor Nachiketa Singh of Khalsa College told a reputed newspaper. An all-India entrance test for Delhi University could be held across India, and the idea has been reportedly discussed with the Ministry of Human Resource development (MHRD).

In December last year, Delhi University had announced plans to conduct B.Com admissions through entrance test.

“DU is also assessing its potential on how to strengthen the infrastructure for online admissions and preparations of entrance tests, with emphasis on evolving a “student friendly” admission system”, Dr. Khanna added.

So yeah, turns out, having a minimum percentage cut-off for entrance to Delhi University isn’t doing the trick in weeding out unwanted students. With too many students and not enough seats, now let’s hope each and every deserving student makes their way into Delhi University.

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