centralised sports trials


The admission process of University of Delhi for the academic session of 2019 has begun. With this, candidates applying for sports quota have the coveted seats up for  grabs. The process is tedious and long, and requires the candidates to go through the requisite trials in their preferred discipline.

Here we will breakdown the whole process into concise steps:


The process begins with candidates registering themselves by filling up the online application forms available on the DU University of Delhi (DU)  Undergraduate (UG) portal. They can apply for a maximum number of three games/sport(s). The candidates have to submit an additional fee of Rs. 100 to apply in the sports category. 

The admission is based on two categories 

       1. Direct admission without Sports Trial

The candidate should have represented India in — Olympic Games (IOC), World championship or World Cup by International Sports Federation (ISF), Commonwealth Games by Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), Asian Games by Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), Asian Championships (ISF), South Asian Games (SAG) by South Asia Olympic Council (SAOC) and/or Paralympic Games by International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to be eligible for this category. They should be recognized and funded by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS).  

  1. Admission On the Basis Of Sports Trial

The admission process under this category requires candidates to go through two stages:

  1. Merit/Participation Sports certificate for 40 marks

The candidates can upload their self-attested copies of three merit sports certificate. However, only the highest value certificate will be considered for the marking. The certificate should fall between the timeline of 01st May 2016 to 30th April 2019 to be considered. The minimum marks required to be eligible for the sports trial is 04.

       2. Sports Trial for 60 marks

The three broad categories of sports in which participants can apply are: team games, dual and combat sports, and individual sports.  The team games include Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Handball, Hockey, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Netball, Softball, and Volleyball. The dual and combat sports include badminton, boxing, Judo, squash, table-tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis and wrestling. The individual sports include Archery, Athletics, Chess, Diving, Gymnastics, shooting, swimming and weight-lifting.


The sports trials will be held in the last week of June. The venue and the timings will be uploaded on the DU website.

The participant can only appear in one event/position/weight category and they should secure a minimum of 30 marks in the sports trials to be eligible for consideration in sports merit list, which will be further forwarded to the colleges.

The list of finally selected applicants will be displayed on the college website for three days. The marks of the sports certificates and sports trials will be displayed on the dashboard of the applicants as well. It is also mandatory for the candidates to submit an undertaking on Non-judicial Stamp paper of INR 100/- stating that he/she will play for the college and University during the course of three years.

Points to be noted:

  • Admission of candidate is solely based on the availability of seats in a course in the college.
  • An applicant’s name appearing in the sports merit list doesn’t guarantee admission in a college.
  • Any grievances pertaining to the marks shall be addressed by the UG Sports Grievance Committee.
  • Any injury/casualty suffered by the applicant during trial will be their sole responsibility.  

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Antriksha Pathania
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More than 50 students were barred from taking fitness tests and trials on the very first day of Delhi University admissions under the sports quota. According to the students, they were informed that their sports certificates were not found eligible enough after being scanned.

Kaiser Rufai, the father of one such candidates told Hindustan Times, “We were never informed that we had been rejected. If the certificates were not correct then how were the forms accepted? The university should keep in mind that there are a lot of outstation candidates were going to turn up for the trials.” According to sources, this case has happened for the first time in DU. Anupam Manglik, another student from Pitampura said, “I wanted to appear for the football trials. I have all the required certificates, like my teammates. They were selected, while the list deemed me as ineligible.”

Following this incident, National Student Union of India (NSUI) staged a protest and also submitted an application to the sports officials.

The sports authorities, however, denied all the blame. They specified that the applicants were expected to check their online application dashboard, where results had been displayed. As told by C.S. Dubey, Director of DU sports council, over a phone call with our correspondent, “The admission system this time, has undergone various improvements and has exhibited total transparency. The online dashboard clearly mentions the certificate marks allotted to the respective candidates. Further, the certificates were analysed and verified thrice and proper time was provided for addressing grievances. Around 500 grievances have been addressed, out of a total of 10,000 applications. 4000 certificates also found to be invalid.”

Delhi University began with its fitness tests and trials on June 24. They will continue till July 2.

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With the newly introduced centralised trials system in place, the varsity will begin sports category trials from 24 June 2016. The decision was taken at a meeting of the varsity administration on Monday. Amidst foul cry by authorities, St Stephen’s college rejected the call to join the process and went on to begin its trials on Monday under the observation of a DU official.

This year, on the directions of the High Court, a centralised system has been put in place to do away with multiple rounds of trials and avoid malpractices. Trials of different sports will happen at designated colleges and certificates thus issued will be accepted by all the colleges.

In order to be eligible for the main trials, candidates need to have cleared fitness tests prescribed by the Delhi University Sports Council (DUSC). The main trials carry a weightage of 50 percent in the overall assessment process which has others criterions like accolades at district, state, national and international events and performance in the last three years.

This year, the university has received 9,780 applications for admissions under the sports category. With less than three days to go, the time crunch is sure to put many outstation aspirants in a fix.

Sports Trial schedule that has been released by the varsity is as following:

  1. Basketball (Venue: IPCW), Cricket (Women; Lakshmibai College), Aquatics (LSR), Tennis (Women; LSR), Squash (Sri Venkateswara College), Cricket (Men,University Ground) will happen on 24th June;
  2. Boxing (Dyal Singh College), Shooting (Hansraj College), Archery (Hansraj College), Hockey (Men; Shyam Lal College), Football (Men; Moti Lal Nehru College), Volleyball (M; PGDAV College) on 25th June;
  3. Tennis (Men; University Pologround), Football (Women; Kamla Nehru College), Hockey (Women; Shyama Prasad Mukherji College) and Basketball (Men, University Pologround) on 27th June;
  4. Athletics (University Pologround) on 28th June;
  5. Wrestling (Chhatrasal Stadium) on 29th June;
  6. Kho-Kho (Women; Satyawati College) on 30th June;
  7. Kho-Kho (Men, Satyawati College) on 1st July;
  8. Softball (Men, Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College) on 2nd July

For the complete schedule, visit the notification on DU’s website.

Candidates are to report 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time of fitness tests and sports trials.

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Sidharth Yadav

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