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#SweepingMove: DU Plans To Scrap Cut-Off System & Move Towards Entrance Tests!

Listen up aspiring DU-ites, the education system just announced that Delhi University is planning to scrap the cut-off system, and move to an entrance test for admissions in undergraduate courses from the academic session 2017-18. Woah!

The test will be objective and of 80 marks, while 20 marks will be kept aside for assessing the CBSE marks of the particular subject in which the student is appearing for the test! Every year, it’s only the students with extremely high marks who secure the opportunity to study in the prestigious colleges of Delhi University due to its dizzyingly high cut-offs. The entrance test, if implemented, will make a fair judgement, as board exam marks shouldn’t be the sole criteria to assess the merit of a student.

However, this new method will create a whole lot of issues for the applicants, as the option of applying for various courses will no longer be possible. If a student applies for more than one course and the dates of the entrance tests clash, he or she would likely be allowed to appear in only one exam that day, which is a total bummer!

Let’s see how this fares out to be, because honestly it’s a 50-50 decision! 

Sourced via India Times