The entrance tests for the various Bachelor, Postgraduate and MPhil / PhD programs at Delhi University start tomorrow (September 6th).
The National Testing Agency, which has been conducting these tests since last year, released the schedule for the papers last month. In 2019, the exams were carried out in the first week of July. This year they have been delayed by around two months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The entrance test will be held in 24 cities, including Delhi-NCR, Bangalore, Kolkata, Jaipur, Patna, Chennai and Mumbai, from September 6-11. According to DU representatives, around 140,000 students had applied for admission to various postgraduate courses at the university, while around 70,000 students had applied for the nine access-based undergraduate courses at DU. Around 14,000 students have applied for MPhil and PhD courses.
Here are five things you need to know about DUET 2020 exams:
_ While all postgraduate courses at the University of Delhi have entrance exams in addition to performance-based admission for DU graduates, the NTA also conducts entrance exams for nine undergraduate courses, which are open to all applicants.
_The nine basic courses are B.A. (Honors) business administration [BA(H)BE], Bachelor of Management Studies [BMS], Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis)[BBA(FIA)]B.Tech. (Information technology and mathematical innovations)[B.Tech(IT & MI)]B.A. (Hons.) Humanities and Social Sciences[BA(H)HSS], Bachelor of Elementary Education[B.El.Ed], Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Health Education, and Exercise[BSc(PE,HE & S)]B.A. (Honors) multimedia and mass communication[BA(H)MMC]and five year integrated program in journalism[FYIPJ].
_ From ensuring no-touch browsing to reducing seating capacity in these centers, the NTA has developed several protocols to ensure student safety. Disinfection is carried out at regular intervals and additional masks and gloves are provided for students who come without disinfection. An isolation room will also be set up for students whose body temperature may be above the allowable limit. Entrances and exits are also relocated to avoid rush.
_ The two-hour computer-aided entry test consists of multiple choice questions (MCQs) on topics that are relevant to each topic. “There will be 100 questions. Each correct answer receives a score of plus 4 points, each wrong answer a score of minus 1 point and a question that is not answered a score of zero, ”says this year’s information bulletin.
_ The tickets for DUET 2020 were published on August 29th. Students can download these from the website http://ntaexam2020.cbtexam.in. Those who wish to correct the information on the admission ticket can write to email@example.com or contact the following mobile numbers at 9453819438, 9455874492, 9455874502, 9453827207.
What are you being tested for?
_ For the joint admission test, which is carried out for admission to the BA (Hons) Business Economics, the Bachelor in Management Studies or the Bachelor of Business Administration (analysis of financial investments), the candidates are tested on their quantitative skills, their reasoning and their analytical skills Skills in general tested English and business and general awareness.
_ For B.Tech. (Information technology and mathematical innovation), the entrance test is based on math, reasoning and analytical skills on 10 + 2 levels. In addition, candidates must have achieved 60% or more points on the proficiency tests in four subjects, including math.
_ For B.A. Hons. (Humanities and Social Sciences), access is based on general awareness, current affairs, general knowledge, communication skills (English / Hindi), logical thinking and analytical skills on 10 + 2 levels. The candidates must have a total of 60% in the proficiency tests.
_ For the Bachelor of Elementary Education, the entrance test consists of 40 questions in English and Hindi and 20 questions each in mathematics, natural sciences and social sciences according to the Bulletin of Information. There will be no descriptive questions. Students can review NCERT books in English, Hindi, math, science, and social science through 10th grade.
_ For a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) In Multimedia and Mass Communication, applicants must have 75% or more in the top four subjects with 85% or more in English. The entrance exam is based on general awareness, media awareness, current affairs, English comprehension, and grammatical and analytical skills.
_ For the five-year integrated journalism course, applicants must have a total of 50% or more grades, which are determined on the basis of all five subjects offered in the aptitude test. The entrance exam is based on general awareness, media awareness, current affairs, understanding English, as well as grammatical and analytical skills, reasoning and basic math skills. The entrance test takes place in both English and Hindi.