Delhi University (DU), which had the highest number of CUET applicants marking DU as their preference, is the first to launch a common registration portal (Common Seat Allocation System or CSAS). So how will DU now draft its merit list for different programs?
According to a senior NTA official, all participating universities now have access to the mark sheets of all candidates. “With this access, universities will be able to verify the scores that applicants are completing separately at the time of applying to a university.”
Once the DU registration window closes on October 3, the university will have the details of all applicants along with their program and college preferences and also their CUET score in all subjects. According to DU Dean (admissions) Haneet Gandhi, the university authorities will calculate the merit of a candidate (for a specific program or group of programmes) by simply adding the standardized marks of the four subjects or papers given as per the criteria of eligibility of a particular program. or programs Programs having the same eligibility criteria may have a common merit list.
For example, for most humanities honors programmes, a candidate should have taken the CUET test in a language paper, any two papers from the NTA B1 subject list and one from list B1 or B2. While preparing the merit list, DU will give ‘equal weightage’ to all the four eligibility subjects by adding the ‘standardised marks’ mentioned in these subjects to the candidate’s scorecard. Based on this total standardized marks, DU will rank applicants into the program in question or from a group of programs with the same eligibility requirement.
Gandhi told The Indian Express that in case a candidate has taken the test in five or six subjects, all of which are in the list of eligible subjects for a programme, DU will choose the subjects in which the candidate has scored the highest and will add its standard marks.
But what will DU do in case of a tie, when two or more applicants have the same CUET score (read: total marks obtained in eligible subjects) and have also chosen the same program and college combination? In this case, the university will use the following criteria (in descending order) as a tie breaker:
a. Preference will be given to the candidate who has secured more marks in the three best subjects of the class 12 examination.
b. Preference will be given to the candidate who has secured more marks in the four best subjects of the class 12 examination.
c. Preference will be given to the candidate who has secured more marks in the best five subjects of class 12 examination.
d. If all the above fails, preference will be given to the oldest candidate, as per the date of birth mentioned in the 10th class certificate.
Registration for DU on the Common Seat Allocation System portal closes on October 3. After that, DU will prepare merit lists and start allotment of seats between October 9-10.