Delhi University Entrance Test has been delayed until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak.
With the Covid-19 outbreak, the Prime Minister announced a 21-day pan-national lockdown on the 25th of March. This has led to most of the functions in the country coming to a halt or being delayed. Such has been the case with the Delhi University Admission Test (DUET) which is conducted by the National Test Agency (NTA). The application process for the same had to be started this week, however due to the unanticipated pandemic outbreak, these processes have been delayed. Extensions for applications of several examinations have been announced by the NTA. Exams like JEE Mains and NEET UG have also been postponed.
The application process was initially supposed to have begun on the 2nd of April. Apart from the lack of staff to manage the applications under the lockdown, the process also requires 12th board marksheets, exams for which have been postponed in most states. Consequently, the operations for the application process have been suspended until further notice.
DUET is a two-hour examination conducted across different centres. The exam has 100 questions; 4 marks are awarded for every correct answer, while 1 mark is deducted for incorrect. NTA conducts examinations for entrances to both undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered by the Delhi University. The following are the subjects:
- B Tech (Information technology and mathematical innovations)
- BA Hons Business Economics
- Bachelor of Management Studies
- BA Hons Humanities and Social Science
- Bachelor of Business Administrations (Financial Investment Analysis)
- B Ed
- Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
- Health Education and sports
- BA Hons Multimedia and Mass communication
- Five Year Integrated Programme in Journalism
In PG courses, apart from those that offer interdisciplinary or professional courses, students are admitted to departments, 50% on the basis of merit and 50% on DUET rank. The entrance test may or may not be followed by an interview or a group discussion.
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