Best of Four is the criteria for admission at The University of Delhi. For calculating the percentage for best of four subjects candidates must check the requirements and important instruction for the following courses or subjects. The Best of Four is applied to the Honour, B.A. / B.Com. and Science Courses. The list is provided by the university for the students to check whether their categories are matching the requirements or not. Candidates can check all the information regarding the best of four criteria, percentage calculation and required information details on this page.

List of courses for which admission is done on the basis of Best of Four

  • Honours Courses (Arts/ Humanities)
  • B.A. / B.Com
  • Science Courses (PCM/ PCB/ PCMB)

List of subjects for which admission is done on the basis of Best of Four

The University of Delhi offers the following subjects for admission to undergraduate courses. These courses must be treated as Academic/Elective subjects for the purpose of undergraduate admissions. The subjects other than the list or from the different boards are treated as non elective subjects. The subjects from the given list should have atleast 70% component of theory exams ( theory exam does not include internal assessment/continuous evaluation etc.) for the purpose of being treated as an academic / elective subject. The subject list is given below.

Subjects
Arabic Mathematics
Bengali Music
Botany Persian
Chemistry Philosophy
Commerce Physics
Computer Science Political Science
Economics Psychology
English Punjabi
French Sanskrit
Geography Sociology
Geology Spanish
German Statistics
Hindi Urdu
History Zoology
Home Science
Italian
Legal Studies

Combination of Subjects under B.A. Programme

Candidate should have 12 total courses in all, 6 each in two disciplines (1 each semester) combination of the discipline courses offered in the college are as follows:-

Discipline 1 Discipline 2
Economics Political Science or Maths or English
English Political Science or Psychology or O.M.S.P. or Economics
Hindi History or O.M.S.P. or N.H.E.
History Political Science or Hindi or Sanskrit
Maths Economics or O.M.S.P.
Music O.M.S.P. or Sanskrit or Philosophy
NHE* Sanskrit or Hindi or Psychology
O.M.S.P.** Maths or Music or English or Hindi
Philosophy Music or Sanskrit or Psychology
Political Science History or Economics or English
Philosophy Music or Sanskrit or Psychology
Sanskrit N.H.E. or Music or Philosophy or History

*Nutrition and Health Education
**Office Management and Secretarial Practice

Note

  1. The college has to be notified the actual deduction upto 5% for change of stream beforehand by uploading on their website and intimating the same to the University.
  2. If more than one non-listed subject is included for calculation of “Best Four”, a deduction of 2.5% each in “Best Four” may be levied in addition to deduction due to change of stream, if any.
  3. All subjects to be included in the calculation of “Best Four” must have at least 70% theory component of the exam. In case, the subject to be considered does not have 70% theory component and 30% practical component, then the marks of theory and practical only shall be converted to 70% and 30%, respectively on pro rata basis. These new marks are then be considered for calculation of “Best Four”.

Calculation of Percentage

For Admission in Art/ Science ( Honours Courses )

  • Candidates should cover one Language subject ( Core / Elective / Functional )
  • Candidate should submit the concerned subject in Best of Four for seeking admission in the honour courses. If the concerned subject is not submitted, a disadvantage of 2.5% on the total calculation of the best of four subjects.
  • Candidates must have concluded any two subjects either academic/elective subject as per the table has been given above. If the subjects are not from the above given subjects, then a disadvantage of 2.5% is deducted for each subject.

For Admission in B.A. / B.Com

  • Candidates should cover one Language subject ( Core / Elective / Functional )
  • Candidates should select three elective subjects from the list given above. If the candidate changes the stream, a disadvantage of 5% is deducted on the best of four percentage.
  • Only one non listed subject can be included without any deduction in the best of four percentage.
  • Candidates applying for admission in B.A. ( Vocational ), only vocational subjects ( academic & elective subjects ) and up to two subjects which are in relation to the course can be included in the best of four percentage.
  • Candidates are provided a 10% advantage in the best of four percentage if they opt for MIL ( Modern Indian Language ) except Hindi as a subject.

For Admission in Science Courses

  • Candidate must include subjects on the basis of selection ( PCM / PCB / PCMB), that should have atleast 70% theory component of the exam.
  • If the subject doesn’t have the ratio of the components required, then the marks of theory and practical must be converted to 70% and 30% respectively on pro rata basis.
  • The new calculation of marks of PCM / PCB is considered for admission.

Important Instructions

  • Accountancy / Business Studies / Commerce are treated at the same value as academic/ elective subjects.
  • Biology/ Biotechnology and Business Studies are treated as academic/ elective subjects.
  • If the candidate has studied both elective and core subject in a language, then the core language is treated as a language subject, while elective language can be considered as an academic / elective subject.
  • If the candidate takes Admission to B.A. (Hons.) Social Work and B.A.(Hons.) Philosophy, then the Best of Four Percentage includes one language and three academic / elective subjects as per the above procedure.
  • Candidates should have studied and passed Mathematics at the qualifying exam for admission to Honours in Economics and Commerce, it is not necessary to include mathematics in BFS.
  • Business Mathematics is treated as equivalent to Mathematics for admission to B.Com (H) / B.Com only.
  • For admission to Honours in any language courses, the advantage of 2% in the Best of Four percentage is given to those candidates who have studied that particular elective language.
  • If the candidate has not studied the language as qualifying exam and is seeking admission to Honours in that language, he/she may be given a disadvantage of 5% in Best of Four percentage.
  • For admission to Honours in English and Hindi, the candidates must have studied and passed the respective language in the qualifying exam and it should be included for calculation for Best of Four percentage.
  • For B.A. English Hons. all streams are at par.
  • If the candidate has not studied a language at qualifying exam and is seeking admission to Honours in that language (except for Honours in English and Hindi, refer, deduction of 5% is imposed on Best of Four percentage.
  • For admission to Honours in English and Hindi, the candidate must have studied and passed the respective language in the qualifying exam and should include respective language for calculation of Best of Four percentage.
  • University may define any other relevant subjects as an academic/ elective for a particular Honours course.

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