Candidates from the state board will be benefitted, especially those who have the higher practical component for some subjects.
Getting admission into Delhi University (DU) this year will be easier for the students from state boards who want to apply for undergraduate seats. Dropping the adjustment of marks and simply considering the total marks scored in any four academic subjects, the varsity has decided to take only ‘best of four’ marks of a student into consideration, reported the Hindustan Times. Till now, for the admission process, the student’s theory and practical exams marks in Class 12 were adjusted for calculating their combined score. Till 2017, the varsity accepted 70% of theory and 30% of practical scores as awarded in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). But for applicants from state boards, the adjustments were made where the practical marks can go as high as 50%.
Making a change in the policy, the DU form this year has decided to take ‘best of four’ scores of the applicant. The proposal is, however, likely to be finalised and will be sent for vice-chancellor’s approval in the first week of March.
Who will be benefited?
• Candidates from the state board will be benefitted, especially those who have the higher practical component for some subjects.
• Not only the students from science stream who have practical exams for 3 out of 5 subjects but also the students from humanities, commerce and the vocational stream will be helped with this move, as they also have practical exams for some subjects.
Earlier, as per the report, the Delhi University was mulling over to introduce an aptitude test for students from state boards. The motive behind this test was to address the issue of ‘disparity in marks’ due to moderation policy followed by various state education boards. So for the Delhi University aspirants from the state board, the marks of class 10th and 12th class won’t qualify them unless they appear for an aptitude test. Reportedly, the admission committee is looking for a way to tackle the problem of disparity in the marking patterns of various education boards.