DU Requirements for Admission: For All Boards IB, CBSE, ICSE (Download PDF)

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Qualifying Examinations: Qualifying examinations for the purpose of admission to the first year of undergraduate courses offered by the University shall be Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (Class XII) of the Central Board of Secondary Education or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto. Candidate seeking admission to the courses offered by the University should have passed the qualifying examination obtaining minimum marks as specified for each of the courses in subsequent sections.

Age Requirement

  • There is no minimum age bar for admission to undergraduate courses in the University/colleges except in professional courses where regulatory body prescribes minimum age requirement (such as MCI, AICTE etc. ) (Ordinance I).
  • Gap year (s) would be no bar for purposes of admission to the undergraduate courses.

Equivalence Criteria

  • The applications for admission to the undergraduate courses in the Colleges in respect of candidates belonging to the Examining bodies of Boards/Universities recognized/accredited by the Association of Indian University/University Grants Commission/Ministry of Human Resource Development shall be considered by the College/Department in terms of the following recommendations as circulated in the University circular letter of 13 - 1- 2005.
  • That various degrees from Universities recognized by the Association of Indian Universities/University Grants Commission/Ministry of Human Resource Development or by any bilateral agreement be considered as equivalent to corresponding degrees of University of Delhi subject to the conditions that course duration is same as in Delhi University for purposes of determining eligibility for admission to various courses and further Departments/Colleges may be allowed to evolve procedure through their respective Admission Committees.
  • Senior School Certificate of various Boards recognized by Association of Indian Universities/Central Board of Secondary Education be considered as equivalent to the Senior School Certificate of Central Board for purposes of eligibility to various Undergraduate Courses.
  • Students who pass various Degree/School Examination of Foreign Universities/Boards as have already been approved by the Equivalence Committee, from time to time, be considered eligible as a matter of routine.
  • The cases of only those candidates who do not fall in the list of Association of Indian Universities/University Grants Commission/Ministry of Human Resource Development recognized accredited Boards/Universities shall be referred to the University on the basis of individual merit.

The admission in any course shall not be granted on predicted scores.

Grade Conversion [As per AC Reso. No. 319, dt. 22.3. 1976]:

  • Formula/equivalence of the grade point average awarded in Cambridge School Certificate/Malayalam/Overseas/African G. C. E. /Examination School Certificate Examination and/or 12th Grade Examination of American Embassy School, New Delhi with the percentage of marks as are awarded in the Higher Secondary Examinations of the Central Board of Secondary Education New Delhi, for the purpose of admission to different Courses in the University.

Grade Conversion [As per AC Reso. No. 319, dt. 22.3. 1976]

Grade Conversion [As per AC Reso. No. 319, dt. 22.3. 1976]

Grade

Min. % of Each Grade

Grade

Mean Resultant Percentage

1

90

A

90

2

75

B

75

3

66

C

60

4

61

D

40

5

57

E

30

6

51

F

Fail

7

47

8

40

9

Fail

Admission for IB Students (IB Grade to Marks Scheme)

Admission for IB Students (IB Grade to Marks Scheme)

Admission for IB Students (IB Grade to Marks Scheme)

Grade

Indian Equivalent Marks From To

7

96

100

6

83

95

5

70

82

4

56

69

3

41

55

2

21

40

1

1

20

Admission for University of Cambridge (International Examinations) Students

Admission for University of Cambridge (International Examinations) Students

Admission for University of Cambridge (International Examinations) Students

Grade

Percentage Uniform Mark Range

Cambridge Grade As

Percentage Uniform Mark

Range

*A

90 - 100 (Midpoint95)

95

A

80 - 89 (Midpoint85)

a

80 - 100 (Midpoint 90)

B

70 - 79 (Midpoint75)

b

70 - 79 (Midpoint 75)

C

60 - 69 (Midpoint65)

c

60 - 69 (Midpoint 65)

D

50 - 59 (Midpoint55)

d

50 - 59 (Midpoint55)

E

40 - 49 (Midpoint45)

e

40 - 49 (Midpoint 45)

Minimum Percentage of Marks Requirements

Arts / Humanities/Commerce

Arts/Humanities/Commerce

Arts/Humanities/Commerce

S. No.

Discipline I

Minimum Percentage

Basis of Selection

1.

Economics, English, Geography, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Commerce, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Hindi Patrikarita, Social work, Journalism and Mass Communication

An aggregate 45 % marks in the qualifying examination

The merit shall be determined on the basis of one language and three best elective subjects (For details, see Annexure I)

- Published/Last Modified on: January 2, 2020

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