CUET and DU Admissions: FAQs

July 28, 2022 | 3:17 PM By your-space


Each year, the Delhi University and its affiliated college admissions process have been growing more complex and more difficult, adding pressure and anxiety to students. Starting in 2022, the NTA has introduced the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) which will go a long way in resolving many of the issues students face while seeking admission to DU and its affiliated colleges. It is important to remember that the CUET is a common exam that allows students to apply to over 88 universities across the country. The individual ranking and requirements for any course offered by Delhi University are specified by the university itself. If you are one of the students who plan to move to Delhi for higher education, here are some FAQs that will help you prepare –

Is CUET a pen-paper-based exam?

The CUET is a computer-based online test that follows an objective, multiple-choice pattern. This has been done to allow students from all parts of the country access to college and university applications.

Will DU colleges be holding separate entrance exams?

CUET has been accepted as the common university entrance test for over 88 universities countrywide. As of 2022, 54 DU colleges will be accepting applications based on CUET scores. Delhi University may, however, specify the minimum requirement in each section of the CUET exam or the score in a particular language/subject for enrolment into any of its courses.

What are the different sections in CUET?

As of 2022, the CUET exam consists of four sections –

Section IA – 13 Languages (Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu)

Section IB – 20 Languages (Arabic, Bodo, Chinese, Dogri, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Manipuri, Nepali, Persian, Russian, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Spanish, and Tibetan)

Section II – 27 domain-specific subjects; the candidate may choose up to 6 subjects.

Section III – General Knowledge including numerical and mental ability, logical reasoning, and current affairs.

What are the specific subjects I must choose for admission to DU?

For admission to DU, students must appear in at least –

# One language paper

# Three domain subjects

DU will also specify the minimum score in language paper for admissions.

How to choose domain-specific subjects for DU admission?

The candidate must look up the specific course he/she wishes to apply for at DU. Each course has specific eligibility criteria that must be met.

For example – To be eligible to apply for BSc. (Hons.) Chemistry or BSc. (Hons.) Physics, a candidate must have –

# Appeared for Physics, Chemistry, and Math in the domain-specific section of CUET.

# Scored at least 30% marks and one language paper in Section 1A.

Similarly, other courses require the candidate to have attempted the CUET in different subjects. With this as a guide, students can choose their domain-specific subjects.

Will DU admissions be based solely on CUET scores?

DU specifies that 85% of the admission will be based on CUET scores.

Minority colleges with 50 percent seats allotted for minority communities, can determine the remaining 15%.

Delhi University is one of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in the country. If you plan to move to Delhi and prepare for CUET 2023, you must browse through our extensive listing of hostels in Kamla Nagar and PGs in Malviya Nagar. Keep browsing to find affordable, hygienic, and safe PGs in Delhi.

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