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Delhi University Planning Aptitude Test for State Board Students
- DU is planning to introduce an admission aptitude test for students from state boards seeking admission in UG courses.
- The plan is being considered in order to deal with the disparity caused by the moderation of marks in class 12 results.
In order to resolve the disparity issues related to different board exam results, Delhi University is planning to start an aptitude test for students from boards other than CBSE. Admission through entrance exams can prove to be a difficult mode of admission to DU undergraduate courses. However, DU has not released the admission guidelines yet.
According to the University, the aptitude will help in reducing the disparity that is caused by marks moderation practiced by various state boards of education. According to the reports, a sub-committee has been deliberating on the idea from the past few days. The report regarding the same will be forwarded to the Delhi University once the plan is finalized in the next meeting.
Students has expressed their discontentment when CBSE decided to do away with the marks moderation policy in 2017. The board had also requested the HRD Ministry to ask state boards to do away with marks moderation. However, only a few states complied.
If CBSE had scrapped the marks moderation policy, there would have been a disparity in marks that would have created a setback for CBSE students during the cut-off based admission procedure.
Until now, Delhi University conducted entrance examinations for a few courses offered by a selected number of colleges. Conducting aptitude exam for more than 3 lakh students will be a challenging task for the University. Reports also suggest that DU lacks the infrastructure to conduct an entrance exam at such a huge scale.
In 2017 more than 3 lakh students had applied for the undergraduate courses through the cut-off based admission syatem.