The admission will now be based on best-of-four aggregates, including a language, from Class XII marks
There will be no entrance test for Hindi journalism, social work and undergraduate language courses in Spanish, German, French and Italian in Delhi University. It has earlier decided to do away with the English entrance test.
The admission will now be based on best-of-four aggregates, including a language, from Class XII marks.
For language courses, if a student has not studied it at Class XII level, they must bear a 5% disadvantage. In case the student has studied an elective paper of that subject in Class XII, they will get a 2% advantage in the best-of-four aggregate. A majority of entrance tests having been dropped, those wanting to study foreign languages will have to check the cutoff lists.[adsenseyu2]
Speaking on the admission process for foreign languages-Spanish, German, French and Italian, joint dean, dean of students’ welfare and media coordinator, Malay Neerav said those who have studied these languages in Class XII will be at an advantage as those who have not will be eligible for admission only after an addition of 5% in the cutoff.
“If the cutoff for someone who has studied French or German in Class XII is 65%, those who haven’t must score at least 70% in their best-of-four aggregate,” he said.
Neerav said as languages in Class XII are offered at three levels-elective, core and functional, those who have taken the elective will get a 2% advantage while those who have studied it at the functional level will be at a 2% disadvantage.
“For example, English is a language which CBSE offers as elective, core and functional subjects. In case a student is applying for English honours and has taken it as an elective in Class XII, they will get admission at 2% less than the declared cutoff. The declared cutoff will apply to those who took English core. For any student who has studied functional English, 2% will be added to the cutoff. These criteria will be mentioned in the cutoff list as well as in centralized admission forms,” Neerav said.