The University of Delhi has started registration for admissions to undergraduate courses from May 15, 2018. Students applying for undergraduate courses need to mention their best of four marks for the relevant subjects. The calculation of ‘Best of four marks’ seems a complicated process because taking irrelevant subjects or with fewer marks into consideration will result in a low percentage (in aggregate). Such students will be considered ineligible to secure a seat in that specific course. Therefore, students need to understand how to calculate best of four marks for DU Admissions 2018. In this article, students can know how to calculate best of four subjects marks/percentage for Delhi University UG Admissions 2018.
What is best of four marks for admissions to UG courses in Delhi University?
The students will be allotted seats on basis of relevant eligibility criteria for DU Admissions 2018 and best of four marks is one of the criterions. To calculate best of four marks, students need to consider –
- 1 Language subject, it can be core/elective/functional
- 1 relevant subject
- 2 subjects from list A
Arts/Humanities Honours Programmes: Best of Four marks calculation
Procedure for calculation of ‘Best Four‘ subjects percentage for Honours Programmes (For admission to Arts/ Humanities Programmes):
a. The merit shall be determined on the basis of one language and three best academic/elective subjects from LIST A
b. Out of three, academic/elective subject chosen above, one must be the concerned subject in which the admission is sought, failing which a deduction of 2.5% will be imposed on the calculated ‘Best Four‘ percentage.
If an applicant has scored: Physics 90 (theory 50, practical 40; max. marks theory 60, practical 40), and Chemistry 91(theory 52, practical 39; max. marks theory 60, practical 40) which is not in ratio of 70: 30, then the marks can be converted on pro rata basis
Pro rata marks in physics = 88.33; ((50/60) x 70 + (40/40) x 30) = 58.33 + 30 = 88.33
Pro rata marks in chemistry = 89.92; ((52/60) x 70 + (39/40) x 30) = 60.66 + 29.25 = 89.91
B. Com. (Honours)/B.Com.: Best of Four marks calculation -
Procedure for calculation of 'Best Four‘ subjects percentage for B. Com. (Honours)/B.Com.:
iii. For every subject included from List C2, a deduction of one percent in aggregate percentage of ‘Best Four‘;
iv. For every other subject (not listed either in List C1 or List C2), a deduction of 2.5% per subject in an aggregate percentage of ‘Best Four‘.
If an applicant has scored: Accountancy (90), Business Studies (92), English Core (88) and Economics (94).
Total marks are 90+92+88+94=364, and Percentage is 91%.
Not eligible for B.Com. (Hons.). The effective percentage for B.Com. is 91%
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B.A. programme: Best of Four marks calculation -
Procedure for calculation of 'Best Four‘ subjects percentage for B.A. programme:
a. One Language (Core/Elective/Functional)
b. Any three elective subjects can be chosen. A deduction of up to 5% on ‘Best Four‘ percentage may be imposed if there is a change of stream for admission to B.A. programme, which means either from Commerce stream to or Science stream to Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences.
c. One non-listed (LIST A ) subject can be included in the calculation of ‘Best Four‘ without any deduction.
d. For admission to B.A. (Vocational) only, related vocational subjects may be treated at par with academic/elective subjects and up to two vocational subjects, which are in a relationship with the programme of study may be included for the calculation of ‘Best Four‘.
e. If an applicant opts for Modern Indian Language (MIL) (Except Hindi) as a subject, an advantage of up to 10% may be given in ‘Best Four‘ in those colleges where MIL is offered as a subject.
What is List A for best of four marks calculation?
List A includes elective/academic subjects that are compulsory for admission to any undergraduate course. If any student seeking admission to a particular discipline did not study the relevant subject as mentioned in List A then, they will have to suffer the disadvantage of 2.5% in their aggregate marks.
DU Admissions 2018 elective/academic subjects in List A:
What are the conditions if students seek admission in courses other than their qualifying exam discipline?
There are many students, who have studied a particular stream but seek admission in other disciplines which means, they did not study relevant subjects in Class 12th qualifying examination. For all such students, the conditions mentioned below for the calculation of best of four marks will be applicable –
- When students who change their stream (choose different stream than studied in Class 12th) then, at least 5% marks will be deducted from their aggregate ‘best of four marks’.
- For commerce discipline, Accountancy subject will be considered equivalent to Commerce stream for the board which does not offer Commerce as subject
- For Honours course in Music and Physical Education should include relevant subjects i.e. Music and Physical Education in the calculation of best of four marks otherwise, there will be a deduction of 2.5% marks from the total score
- While calculating best of four marks for admission to B.Sc (Hons.) in Computer Science, students who have studied ‘Information Practices’ are also eligible as it is considered equivalent to Computer Science.
- For B.A. (Honours) in Economics and Commerce, students must have studied Mathematics in Class 12th qualifying exam
- Students who have studied an elective subject (as listed) in Class 12th qualifying examination will be given an advantage of 2% marks for admissions to B.A. (Hons.) course in any language
- For students who have an elective as well as core language subjects in Class 12th qualifying examination, then the core language subject will be considered as a language subject and the elective language subject will be considered as an academic/elective subject.
- For admissions to B.A. (Hons.) in Hindi Patrakarita, the best of four marks will be same as for B.A. (Hons.) in Hindi and for B.A. (Hons.) in Journalism, the best of four marks as for BA (Hons.)English will be considered.
- For admission to B.Com/B.Com (Hons.), the subject Business Mathematics will be considered equivalent to mathematics (if students have studied the subject in Class 12th qualifying examination).
- In case, students seeking admission to Bachelor of Arts or Commerce courses, include more than one non-elective/academic subject (subjects not in List A) for calculation of best of four marks, then 2.5% marks will be deducted for each subject and also there will be other disadvantages for changing discipline of study
- If students seeking admission to B.A (Hons.) in Political Science have studied Legal Studies subject in Class 12th qualifying examination then, it will be considered as an elective subject only. It is a similar case for students seeking admission in B.A. (Hons.) in Journalism and has studied Mass Media subject in Class 12th qualifying examination.
- The subjects for calculating best of four marks is same for B.A. (Hons.) in Psychology and B.A. (Hons.) in Applied Psychology
- An advantage of 2% marks (in best of four marks) for will be given to students seeking admission in Honours course in Language and have studied relevant language as an elective subject in Class 12th qualifying examination. Whereas, if they have not studied the language subject in Class 12th, then there will be a deduction of 5% marks while calculating best of four marks for any Language honours course.
- For Bachelor of Arts in Vocational subjects, students who have studied a relevant subject in Class 12th will be equivalent to the academic/elective subject mentioned in List A and not more than two vocational subjects can be included while calculating best of four marks