St Stephen’s to hold aptitude test for admissions

Updated - May 17, 2015 05:46 am IST

Published - May 17, 2015 12:00 am IST - NEW DELHI

: In order to give a fair chance to all the students who are otherwise left out during the interview sessions for admissions to St Stephen’s College, the college is set to introduce an aptitude test before the interview.

So far, St. Stephen’ has been giving admissions to students on the basis of their school marks and a personal interview. But from the coming academic session, a student seeking admission to the college will have to first write an aptitude test before sitting for an interview.

“The idea behind the aptitude test is to provide a level playing field to students coming from different backgrounds,” St. Stephen’s Principal Valasson Thampu told The Hindu .

“Students come from various backgrounds and might behave in a different manner in the interview. So, in order to make the selection procedure more scientific, we have introduced an aptitude test. A student writing an aptitude test will get a sense of confidence before facing the interview irrespective of the background and this will give a fair chance to all students,” he said.

“The aptitude test will be a half-an-hour long test which students will have to write before the interview,” he added.

“The departments will be free to form their own set of questions for the test. The test papers will be evaluated on the spot and the marks will be given to the interviewer,” the professor said.

The college offers honours courses in Economics, English, History, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Chemistry along with the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) pass courses.

While the Delhi University every year notifies the admission guidelines for its colleges, minority institutions such as St. Stephen's and Jesus Mary College have their separate admission rules.

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