Admissions 2016

Guidelines on the admission procedure for St. Stephen’s College

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St. Stephen’s College also released their online application forms and admission guidelines today, along with the centralised online applications for all colleges of University of Delhi. Although St. Stephen’s College will be partaking in the centralised admission process with the applicants needing to fill in the common DU application first, the applicants will also have to fill a form separately meant exclusively for admission to SSC. We guide you through the entire admissions procedure:

Important Dates


June 1 Online Application will be made available
June 17 Online Application facility closes
June 18 Declaration of cut-offs
June 19 Publication of Interview Lists
June 20 Interviews begin


Online Application Form

1. St. Stephen’s College will make available the application form for admission to the college on the college website from June 1 onwards. The application procedure is strictly online.

2. Prospective candidates are also required to register with the University of Delhi, and the registration ID will have to be filled into the relevant slot of the college application form.

3. Applicants are required to register their email ID and log in to the college website for access to the application form.

4. Payment of fee for applications can be made online through net banking or credit/debit card.

(1) Application fee per course: Rs. 100

(2) Residence Application Fee: Rs. 200

(3) Sports Form: Rs. 250

5. Applicants belonging to the PwD (Persons with Disability) category need not make any payment for application.

6. Applicants may apply for more than one course by making additional payments for these.

7. All applicants must upload a copy of their class 12 mark sheet along with their application.

8. Candidates applying through sports quota should upload scanned copies of certificates of their highest representations in each of the past 3 years.

9. PwD candidates must either upload a scanned copy of their Disability Certificate before submitting their application or take a print out of the acknowledgement slip after submitting the form and mail/courier/submit the slip along with a copy of the Disability Certificate to the Tutor for Admissions, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi-110007.

10. The deadline for submission of online applications is June 17, 2016.

The form can be accessed here.

Requirements for Admission

Course Requirement for Admission
Bsc. (Hons) Chemistry Need to have done Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at the qualifying level (class 12). Aggregate of marks in Physics, Chemistry and Math to be used to decide cut off.
Bsc. (Hons) Physics Need to have done Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at the qualifying level. Aggregate of marks in Physics, Chemistry and Math to be used to decide cut off.
Bsc. Programme with Chemistry Need to have done Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at the qualifying level. Aggregate of marks in Physics, Chemistry and Math to be used to decide cut off.
Bsc. Programme with Computer Science Need to have done Computer Science/Informatics Practices or Chemistry in addition to Physics and Mathematics. Aggregate of marks in Physics,Chemistry and Computer Science/Informatics to be used to decide cut off.
Bsc. (Hons) Mathematics Need to have done Math in class 12. While calculating BFS, marks in Math must be included along with atleast one language. Those who have done only Business Mathematics will not be eligible for Mathematics Honours.
BA (Hons) Economics Need to have done Mathematics in class 12, with minimum prescribed marks in Math which will be notified. Math need not be included while calculating BFS. In case of foreign boards, candidates must have done a course in calculus.
BA (Hons) English Candidate should have prescribed marks in Core English/ Elective English. Preference will be given to those who have done Elective English/Literature in English.
BA (Hons) History, Philosophy, BA Programme BFS calculated will form basis for cut-off. Candidates need not have done History/ Philosophy in class 12.
BA (Hons) Sanskrit Need to have studied Sanskrit at least up to class 10, preferably up to class 12.

At least one language must be included while calculating the BFS. Students are also free to choose more than one language as part of their BFS.

The following subjects are not to be included while calculating BFS- Environmental Education, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Painting, Dance, Music, Physical Education, Home Science, Engineering Drawing and all other vocational subjects

Procedure for Admission

1. Composite merit will be calculated with the following weightage:

(1) Class 12 marks: 85% weightage

(2) Aptitude Test: 5% weightage

(3) Interview: 10% weightage

2. Applicants belonging to the PwD category are exempted from writing the Aptitude Test.

3. Candidates will be shortlisted based on their BFS after which they will be called for a short written aptitude test (30 minutes). This test will be followed by the interview. List of applicants shortlisted for interview will be released on June 19, after 4pm. Applicants called for interview must bring a print out of the call letter.

Aptitude Test:

The test will be conducted at 7:30am for candidates called for interview in the pre-lunch session and at 1:30pm for candidates called for interview in the post-lunch sessions.

Find a description of the aptitude tests for various courses here.


The interview will assess the candidate based on the following components-

(1) Academic: Candidate’s academic potential, suitability for subject chosen, beyond what is indicated by the marks.

(2) Co-curricular: Ability of the candidate to participate in the life of the college and its various societies and extra curricular activities.

(3) General Awareness and Sense of Values: Candidate’s personal outlook, motivation, interests, goals.*

*Note: Go over the prospectus for a general idea of the values and ideals that the college stands for. Understanding the rich history of the college is key to situating yourself within it, thereby giving you a more coherent idea about why you would want to be a part of St. Stephen’s College.

Further, keep in mind what you have written in the Statement of Purpose section of your application form.

Find the tentative interview schedule here.

Accommodation on campus with facilities for dining will be available to a limited extent for outstation candidates called for interviews along with their guardians. Candidates may apply for this facility by writing to [email protected]. Prescribed tariffs for food and lodging will have to be paid at the time of room allotment.

 Documents to be brought at the time of interview

1. 2 recent passport sized photographs

2. Printout of interview call letter

3. The following documents in original and one set of self-attested copies:

  • Certificate of Date of Birth (normally the Secondary School Certificate)
  • Mark sheet of the qualifying examination

4. For candidates belonging to the Christian category: Baptism certificate and letter of recommendation from the parish priest concerned.

5. For candidates belonging to the SC/ST category: SC/ST certificate issued by a competent authority.

6. For candidates from PwD category: Physical Disability Certificate

7. For candidates from foreign boards: Equivalence Certificate from AIU, only if the examination conducted by their board is not mentioned in the list of examinations regarded as equivalent to the CBSE class 12 examination.

 For more information about the common undergraduate admissions, read:

From dates to docs : Your complete guide to UG Admissions’16

DU Open Day 1: Important things to keep in mind during admission

Abhinaya Harigovind

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[email protected] ; 'A self-confessed workaholic, I run on endless cups of coffee, last-minute panic, and the smell of fresh print on paper. Student of History at St.Stephen's College, but home and heart lie in Bangalore. Like Holden says, "I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot."'

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