As per the officials, Delhi University will consider admission based on the Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) performance and board exams from this academic year for its undergraduate courses. The weightage of both has not yet been decided. Before this, Delhi University used to admit students entirely based on their board marks. It used to release cut-offs for different courses and conducts only a few entrance tests for BBA, economics honours, etc. But now, students will have to appear for entrance exams to get into any course.
As per the official, “The Education Ministry had announced CUCET in the new National Education Policy (NEP). A committee has also been to recommend modalities for a high-quality aptitude test which would be common for admissions to all central universities. Once that is done, we will be having weightage for both CUCET and board examinations with 50% for each. A final decision in this regard will be taken once the modalities of CUCET are finalized.”
The National Education Policy 2020 brought many changes in the education sector. It claimed that the National Testing Agency would work to offer a high-quality common aptitude test at least twice every year. These exams will assess the conceptual understanding of students. Students will be given options to choose the subjects for taking the test, and each university will admit students into their programmes based on individual interests and talents.
Delhi University admissions are seeing sky-high cut-offs every year. Last year, Lady Shri Ram College for Women had 100% cut-offs for three programmes, while 30 courses across colleges marked cut-offs as high as 99%. Due to intense competition among students, the cutoffs are on the rise every year. However, this problem could be resolved now with the new admission selection procedure.