How to Calculate Best of Four Marks For DU Admission?

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Delhi University Admission 2020 has been started from 20 June 2020 in online mode. The admission at Delhi University in UG programmes is totally based on the DU cut offs and the candidate’s ‘Best of four’ marks. For which candidate has to select the Best of four marks for DU admission. By calculating this ‘Best of four’ subject marks, candidates can check whether they are eligible for the admissions or not. Interested candidates must fulfil the cutoff marks depending on which admission will be provided to the qualified candidates in 77 DU affiliated colleges all over Delhi. There are total of 62,000 seats for UG programmes in the DU’s affiliated colleges which can be filled through candidate scores in the best four subjects. Aspirants seeking admissions in UG level courses offered by Delhi University must know the details on how to calculate ‘Best of four’ aggregate marks. The process of calculating the best of four marks in DU is a little bit complicated and requires high attentiveness, therefore, candidates can go through this article on how to calculate best of four marks for DU admissions.

Delhi University Admission Facts and Figures

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Candidates can check all the important figures related to colleges and departments of Delhi University from the following table:

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Number of Colleges 77
Number of Faculties 16
Number of Department 86
Number of Seats 62000
Paid registrations of last year 2,58,388

DU Best of Four Subjects – Concept

Candidates have to follow the below-given guidelines to get an overview of the DU Best of Four Subjects concept and know “How to Calculate Best of Four Subject Marks”.

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Candidate can include the following subjects which considering the Best four subjects:

  • One language Subject (Core/Elective/Functional)
  • Candidate must include the subject of specialisation in Best of Four, otherwise a disadvantage of 2.5% will be applicable while calculating the percentage (For example, if candidates wants to take admission in B.A. Hindi, then he/she must have Hindi as a subject in their Class XII. Let suppose, If any candidates belonging to PCB stream wants to take admission in same course, then such candidate will have to bear a deduction of 2.5% from their ‘Best of four’ aggregate marks.
  • Any two other academic/elective subjects as per List A – Candidates are advised to select subject as enlisted in List A, otherwise a disadvantage of 2.5% will be imposed while calculating the percentage of Best of Four subjects.
  • List A includes the disciplines in which admission is offered by the University of Delhi for admission to the three-year undergraduate programmes. These subjects must be treated as Academic/Elective subjects. All the discipline subjects must have minimum of 70% theory and 30% practical. Total Theory marks doesn’t include internal assessments or continuous evaluation

List A:

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Arabic Bengali Botany Chemistry Commerce# Computer Science Economics English
French Geography Geology German Hindi History Home Science Italian
Maths Music* Persian Philosophy Physical Education* Physics Political Science Psychology
Punjabi Sanskrit Sociology Spanish Statistics Urdu Zoology Legal Studies

 

Note: #Accountancy will be considered equivalent to Commerce wherever the examination board does not offer Commerce as subject. *Music and Physical Education subjects is treated as academic/elective only for candidates opting Honours in Music and Physical Education, respectively. 

Biology, Biotechnology and Business Studies are treated as academic/elective subjects

Important Points Related To Calculation of Best of Four marks for Delhi University Admission

Given below are some important points that candidates must keep in mind while selecting the Best Four Subjects:

  • For admissions in an Honours Programme in the University, candidate have to include the subject (the subject in which candidates want to take admission) in Best of Four subjects (One Language and Three subjects). If any candidate does not select that subject than there will be a disadvantage of 2.5% in the best of four marks for such candidate.
  • If any Board does not offer Commerce as subject, than accountancy will be treated as equivalent to Commerce for candidates of that Board.
  • University consider the marks of following subjects as academic/elective subjects- Biology, Biotechnology and Business Studies.
  • For admissions in Honours programme of following subjects – Music and Physical Education, candidates will have to include the marks of respective subjects in their best of four, failing to do so will result in a disadvantage of 2.5%.
  • The marks in ‘Information Practices’ is equivalent to Computer Science for admission to BSc (Hons.) in Computer Science only
  • For admission in any Honours language, candidate must selected the particular language course as elective language. Doing so will offer an advantage of 2% over others.
  • If any candidate has studied both elective and core of any languages, then the grades of core language will be treated as a language, while that of elective language will be considered as an academic/elective subject.
  • Admission to BA (Hons.) in Hindi Patrakarita and BA (Hons.) in Journalism depends on ‘Best of Four’ subject’s percentage as in BA (Hons.)Hindi and BA (Hons.)English, respectively.
  • Only for admission in B.Com (H) / B.Com, Business Mathematics will be treated as equivalent to Mathematics.
  • Mass Media Studies will be considered at par with academic/elective subjects for admission in BA (H) Journalism (English/Hindi)
  • Admission to BA (Hons.) Applied Psychology depends on ‘Best of Four’ subject’s percentage as in BA (Hons.) Psychology
  • Admissions to BA (Hons.) Social Work also depends on the ‘Best of Four’ subject’s percentage including one language and three academic/elective subjects as per List A
  • For admission into Honours in Economics and Commerce, candidates must have studied and passed Mathematics at the qualifying exam level for admission.
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