The University of Delhi has not given any indication regarding the change in the score calculation policy for admission in UG courses 2018. It is most likely that DU will continue its marks adjustment policy on pro-rata basis in order to calculate the marks for best four that decide the eligibility of the students.
Under the marks adjustment policy on pro-rata basis, score of candidates who have studied subjects with practical component more than 30% will be normalized to meet the university criteria before calculating best four percentage for DU Admissions. This is done to meet the standards of CBSE, the university informed.
A Delhi University Official explained the process and said that if a subject ‘A’ to be evaluated in best four has 60% theory and 40% practical component, then the marks will be adjusted on pro-rata basis such that theory and practical will have 70% and 30% weightage respectively. The new marks will then be used to calculate the best four basis which eligibility of a candidate is determined.
Earlier, DU was planning to replace the marks adjustment policy with direct calculation of marks for best four subjects i.e. the total marks scored by a candidate in theory and practical. The decision could have benefited a lot of state board students seeking admission in Delhi University UG courses as they have relatively higher practical component for several subjects. State boards also have a practical component for various humanities and vocational subjects.
The officials of the university have announced that they will not replace the pro-rata calculation of marks for subjects that have a practical component. Up to 2016, DU used to deduct 10 marks or 2.5 percentage points from the best four-score of applicants if their score included subjects with practical component of more than 40 marks.
Delhi University registration process will begin from May 15 for various undergraduate courses. The university is planning to wrap up the process by June third week and DU cut-off first list will be declared by the end of third week of June. DU also notified that it is planning to release only 5 cut-offs this year. If seats remain vacant after the fifth cut-off, they will be filled through central counselling.