On Friday, the National Testing Agency released the dates for DUET 2021. The exams are slated to begin from 26th September, and will be held in three different time slots over the test days. Each slot is for two hours and is scheduled during morning, noon and evening. That is between 8:00-10:00 AM, 12:30-2:30 PM, and 5:00-7:00PM. The tests are spread across a total of six days- from September 26 to September 30, and October 1.
Tests for PG, MPhil and PhD candidates will be held between 26th and 30th September, while tests for all other courses including undergraduate will be held on 1st October.
Besides direct merit-based admission through marks, certain courses at Delhi University require students to sit through entrance exams called DUET. DU conducts the tests in collaboration with the NTA (National Testing Agency) every year.
Delhi University Entrance Tests are held for undergraduate, MPhil and PhD admissions. It’s important to note that under the NEP (New Education Policy), MPhil courses are being slashed.
A variety of courses in the University are offered only via entrance tests. These include the DU JAT (Delhi University Joint Admission Test) for Bachelor of Management Studies, B.B.A. and Bachelors of Business Economics, while DUET is for specialized courses like 5 years integrated Journalism program, B. Tech (IT & Mathematical Innovations), B.A. (Honors) Humanities & Social Sciences and Bachelor of Education.
The Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET), introduced to conduct admission tests for both DU and JNU, has been ruled out for this year. Instead, the respective universities will be conducting their own direct entrance examinations.
The merit-based cut-off lists for the University will be out very soon. With a record number of applicants from CBSE this year, people are expecting sky-high cut-offs. The first list for St. Stephens was released yesterday.
More About The Rules
The DUET is a computer-based test. Students receive four marks for getting an answer right and lose a mark for putting down a wrong answer. Not answering a question leaves the student with zero marks rewarded or deducted. The tests contain one hundred questions which the students will have to complete in two hours. The test is in multiple-choice format and the paper is in English. Students can download their hall ticket from the NTA portal. For further clarity about the instructions click here.
Read more DU news here.