The University of Delhi shall continue the practice of adjusting marks on pro-rata basis while calculating eligibility marks of the candidates. The scrapping of the policy for DU Admission was in talks for some time but now officials from DU have made it clear that it shall be applicable this year. State board students were to benefit from the removal but the continuation of the policy has subdued all hopes.

What is eligibility marks calculation on pro-rata basis? – If in a subject, the theory component is less than 70% and the practical component is more than 30% then the University converts the marks of the practical and theory to bring it to the ratio of 70:30.

The Delhi University accepts the CBSE’s theory and practical proportion. As per the norms of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) only 30% weightage is given to practicals. However, there are numerous State Boards, in which the percentage of practical marks is more than 30%. Hence, to normalize the marks and assess candidates on a common denominator the University uses the pro-rata method.

DU was planning to replace the policy with best of four method for admission. Hence, Eradication of the policy would have benefited those students who belonged to those Boards where weightage of practical paper is more. Especially humanities and vocational subjects the component of the practical exam is very high and this would have been advantageous for the students.

Though the students lament the continuation of pro-rata marks calculation yet it is no less than a bliss. Until 2016, the University used to deduct 10 marks or 2.5 % points if the best of four included the theory of less than 70%. Now, the University has stopped doing so.

All the best to all the candidates aspiring to pursue further education from Delhi University. The registration for DU is starting from May 15, 2018. It will start online, at In order to register, the candidates will have to register by submitting details about themselves, educational qualification until now, and more.

The admission of the students will be done on the basis of merits score. DU will release cutoff list and the candidates scoring more as per it will be given admission. The DU cutoff shall vary from subject to subject and will be released separately for each round. In all, DU might conduct 5 to 6 rounds of admission and the cutoff in all will vary. If you have any question or queries on DU admission 2018 share it with us. Just comment below. We shall try our best to help you out. 

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