DU to hold joint entrance test for business courses

Staff Reporter

Process to be conducted online through an admission portal which will be available on DU website

Examination will be held at centres in Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow and Chandigarh on June 6

NEW DELHI: In a first, Delhi University's Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Humanities will conduct a joint entrance test for admission to its flagship undergraduate courses namely Bachelor of Business Studies, Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis and B.A. (Honours) Business Economics.

The admission process would be conducted online through an admission portal which would be available on the website of DU South Campus and the Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies. Candidates would also receive the admit card online. The examination which would be in the written form would be held at centres in Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow and Chandigarh on June 6.

Dean Students' Welfare Prof S.K. Vij said: “We understand that the numbers of tests that students have to appear for should be reduced as far as possible. Therefore this time we decided a single test for admission to all three courses.”

Admission Committee member Dr. Harish Dhawan said: “We plan to make the admission process paper free and have also tried to make the online process convenient. Arrangements have been made so that payment for the application form can be made through credit and debit card, online banking or cash deposit at banks.”

Explaining the rationale for adopting an online admission procedure, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies Principal Dr. Poonam Verma said: “The aim is to eliminate hassles that applicants and their parents face in running from one place to another to get the necessary forms. The other purpose is to substantially reduce the carbon footprint of Delhi University.”

The entrance test will examine candidates for quantitative ability (based on Mathematics up to Class XII or its equivalent) reasoning and analytical ability, general English and business and general awareness. Students will be given two hours to attempt the paper consisting of 120 multiple choice questions. While a correct answer will be awarded three marks, a wrong answer will result in the deduction of one mark. Students applying to the BBS and BFIA courses will have to appear for a group discussion and interview. Applicants to the Business Economics course will not have to appear for group discussion or interview.

The application forms will be available from April 5 to May 4 at and results for the Business Economics course would be declared on June 14.