DU admissions 2017: All-India entrance test might replace cut-offs

Gayathri | Tuesday, January 17, 2017 5:58 PM IST

Delhi University is planning to scrap off the cut-off system from 2017-18 and likely to introduce an entrance test for admissions into undergraduate courses.

Views in favour of DU's entrance test

Professor Nachiketa Singh, a member of DU's academic council told Mail Today, 'The Delhi University is planning to scrap the cut-off system and move to an entrance test for admissions in undergraduate courses from the academic session 2017-18. The test would be objective. The entrance test is likely be of 80 marks and 20 marks would be kept for assessing the CBSE marks of the particular subject in which the student will appear for the test.'

Every year, it is only the students with extremely high marks who secure the opportunity to study in the prestigious college of Delhi University due to its high cut-offs. If the entrance test if implemented, it will make a fair judgement, as board exams marks cannot be an indicator to assess the merit of a person, said Tamal Guha, a second year BA student of DU 

Now, the university conducts the entrance examinations only for professional (DUJAT) and post-graduate courses.

View against DU's entrance test

'The new system will create more trouble for students,' said a DU professor. 'The options for applying in several courses will come to an end. If a student applies for more than one course and the dates of the entrance test clash, he or she would likely be allowed to appear in only exam that day,' he said.

Last year, the highest cut-off raised to 99.25 per cent for B.Com (Hons) course in Ramzas College.