Procedure Of Getting Admission In Delhi University | Admission Process for Delhi University

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Getting admission in Delhi University, is a dream visioned by many students but it is important to know in detail, what is the procedure and criteria followed by the University of Delhi to accomplish your dream because lack of information may seize the opportunity from you.

Step by Step Procedure of Getting admission in Delhi University

DU  aspirants can go through the following steps to get admission in Delhi University.

Step 1 – Filling up the application form

Delhi University releases its application form in the month of May and accepts the submissions till the 1st week of June. This year, the application form was updated on the portal on 15 May 2018 and registrations are allowed till 6 June 2018.

Mode of application form: Online

Application Form: http://admission.du.ac.in

Application Fees for Merit based Admission in Delhi University:

For general/Other backward classes(OBC)/Kashmiri Migrants(KM)/Army/ Widows of War Defense Personnel (CW) Rs. 150 (Non-Refundable)
For Schedule Castes(SC)/ Schedule Tribes(ST)/ Person with Disabilities(PwD) Rs.75(Non-Refundable)
For admission through ECA/ Sports Quota Rs. 100( Additional and Non-Refundable)

Application fees for Entrance Based Admission in Delhi University

For Unreserved and OBC Category Rs. 500 (Non-Refundable)
For Schedule Castes(SC)/ Schedule Tribes(ST)/ Person with Disabilities(PwD) Rs.250(Non-Refundable)

Eligibility Criteria for admission

Eligibility to fill Application Form:

  1. Applicant should have qualified the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (Class XII) of the Central Board of Secondary Education or any equivalent examination.
  2. There is no age bar for admission in the University of Delhi.
  3. The applicant should meet the minimum marks requirements, for the desired course, specified in the bulletin released by the University of Delhi.

Documents to be uploaded with the application form:

  1. Passport size photograph of the applicant with the dimensions 5mm×5mm.
  2. Scanned signature of the applicant.
  3. Class X marksheet ( with the date of birth mentioned on it.
  4. Self-attested class XII marksheet.
  5. Self-attested copy of SC/ST/OBC/PwD/KM/CW, if applicable
  6. Self-attested copies of Sports/ECA certificates if seeking admission through sports/ECA quota.

An applicant is required to carefully fill all the details in the application form, including personal details, academic details and selection of courses. Registration is completed once the applicant has filled all the details, attached the required documents and has submitted the application fee.

Step 2 – Announcement of Cut-Offs by Delhi University

Cutoff is announced on the official site of the University of Delhi. Once the cutoff is announced, applicant has to report to the college(in which he/she wants to take admission provided that he/she meets the required cutoff) for document verification and approval of admission. Once the admission is approved by the college, Applicant is required to submit the fees online on admission portal of Delhi University.

Schedule for the announcement of Cut-Offs for the session 2018-2019

Notification of first cutoff: 19-06-2018

Time period to take admission under first cutoff (this includes document verification, admission approval and payment of fees): 19-06-2018 to 21-06-2018


Notification of second cutoff: 25-06-2018

Time period to take admission under second cutoff: 25-06-2018 to 27-06-2018


Notification of third cutoff: 30-06-2018

Time period to take admission under third cutoff: 30-06-2018 to 03-07-2018


Notification of fourth cutoff: 06-07-2018

Time period to take admission under fourth cutoff: 06-07-2018 to 09-07-2018


Notification of fifth cutoff: 12-07-2018

Time period to take admission under fifth cutoff: 12-07-2018 to 14-07-2018

Important points to remember:

  1. Admissions are allowed on all days except Sundays.
  2. Timings for document verification and approval of verification
    Morning College: 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
    Evening College: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  3. Cutoffs are further released on the basis of availability of vacant seats.

Step 3 – Selection of Course and College

Once the cutoff is released, the applicant is required to carefully go through the list and note down the courses with respective colleges for which he/she is eligible. Then, after choosing one of the available options, he/she has to login to the admission portal and select the course and college in which the applicant desires to take the admission.

Now, selection involves two different situations: Choosing the right college or Choosing the right course

1. Choosing the right College

This situation arises you are eligible for the same course in various colleges, for example, if you are eligible for B.A.(Hons.) English in various colleges, then select the one which is ranked the highest, colleges are ranked on the basis of multiple standards so make sure you check the ranking of colleges.

Also look for the cultural societies you’ve planned to join and check whether the college has any such society or not. Distance should also be considered while choosing the college. Try to choose the college which is more convenient to reach and hence, saves your traveling time.

2. Choosing the right course

This situation arises when you are eligible for multiple courses in one college, in such case, research about the courses, know in detail the subjects covered in that course and career options after that course. Most important point while choosing the course should be your interest. Go for the course, you are interested to study.

Consider choosing course over college. Never negotiate with the course you want to pursue graduation in. Because course is the catalyst of your career.
If you are confused about the course, then choose college over course because better the college, more is the exposure you get to various platforms.

Step 4 – Verification of documents at Colleges

The applicant is required to report to the college if he/she meets the cutoff, with all the necessary documents( both original and 2 sets of self-attested photocopies).

Required documents at the time of admission are:

  1. Atleast two passport size self-attested photographs.
  2. Class X Marksheet
  3. Class XII Marksheet
  4. Class XII Provisional Certificate
  5. Character Certificate
  6. SC/ST/PWD/CW/KM Certificate (in the name of the Applicant) issued by the competent authority.
  7. OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Certificate (in the name of the Applicant) caste must be in the central list issued by National Commision.
  8. Transfer Certificate from school/college as well as Migration Certificate from Board/University is required from those students who have passed the senior secondary exam from outside Delhi.

Step 5 – Approval of admission

The college retain the original copies of the documents during the admission process so that the candidate may not seek multiple admissions.

Documents are verified and then college approves of the admission on the portal. If an applicant cancels the admission, then the college has to immediately return the documents.

Step 6 – Online Payment of fees

Once the admission is approved by the college on the admission portal, the applicant is required to proceed to the payment of fees through the available online payment options.

A scenario where an applicant can be denied the admission:

  1. If an applicant scores enough marks which meet the first cutoff but failed to take admission under the mentioned period, then he/she won’t be allowed the admission under the next cut-off.
    For example, if the first cutoff for B.sc physical Science in Deshbandhu College is notified to be 90% and applicant has scored 91% then he/she is eligible to take admission under the first cutoff. But once the college releases its second cutoff, say 87% then even if he/she is eligible, the admission will be denied.
  2. If the applicant fails to submit the fees within the specified time.