St. Stephen's College to Skip Written Test for 2020 Admissions

Abhinav ChamoliPublished On: July 06, 2020 | St. Stephen's College, Delhi

St. Stephen's College will skip the written test for 2020 admissions due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The online applications for admissions at the college will begin on July 7 and will end on July 18, 2020.

St. Stephen's College to Skip Written Test for Admissions

St. Stephen's College, a leading institute affiliated to the Delhi University, will not conduct written test for admissions this year. The decision to do away with the written test is being taken while keeping the safety and comfort of students in mind during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The admission process of St. Stephen's College was scheduled to start on 30 June 2020. However, the admission process has been delayed and now it will begin from July 7 and will end on July 18, 2020. As per the information available on the website of the college, the 2020 admission process of St Stephen's college will be completely online.

As a minority college, St. Stephen's College conducts its own admission process. 50% out of the 450 seats in the 11 undergraduate courses offered by the college are reserved for Christian candidates. Usually, the college gives 15% weightage to written test + interview while the remaining is as per Class 12th marks. However, this will be different this year. During the online interview, the students will be assessed on “academic” and “co-curricular” aspects, along with “general awareness and sense of values”. Those who will be selected for the interview will have to keep their call letters, date of birth certificates as well as class 12 mark sheets, as well as their quota specific certificates handy.

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Decision to Scrap Written Test Taken on June 30

Bishop Warris Masih, the Chairperson of the Governing Body of St. Stephen's College, has told a leading publication that the decision of cancelling the written test was taken by the governing body on 30 June 2020.

The college will also not be conducting trials for sports quota admissions at St. Stephen's University. The decision has been taken since the college does not find it possible to call students to the campus for the written test.

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Revised Selection Criteria of St. Stephen's College

As per the updated admission criteria of St. Stephen's College:

  • No written test will be conducted therefore only online interview and class 12th marks will be considered for admission.

  • 15% weightage will be given to the interview.

  • 85% weightage will be given to class 12th marks of a student.

  • Students will first need to register on the DU UG admission portal before they can fill the admission form of St. Stephen's College.

The college is in the process of releasing a detailed notification regarding the updated St. Stephen's College admission process.

Delhi University has already decided to remove personal interview and group discussion from the admission process of its postgraduate courses such as Master of Business (MBA) and Master of Business Economics (MBE) courses.

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