Entrance exam for admission in St Stephen’s

New Delhi: Apart from getting good grads in 12th boards, the aspirants for the admission in Delhi University’s most prestigious college need to appear in an entrance exam, as St Stephen’s College has revised its admission procedure by introducing an entrance test as part of its admission process for the upcoming academic session.

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

Until previous session, Stephen’s enrolled its students on the basis of a personal interview and cut-offs announced on the bases of Class XII examinations. St Stephen’s is said to have the highest cut-offs as compared to other DU colleges. Last year also Stephen’ had the highest cut-offs of 98%.  

“It has been decided that a half-an-hour long written test will also be included in the admission criteria from this year onwards,” a college professor said.

However, no decision has been taken yet on whether the test would be based on aptitude or be subject-related.

“Presently, the best-of-four percentage has 85% weightage while 15% marks are for the personal interview. The weightage for the written test will be included in that 15%,” professor added.

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.

“The departments will be free to form their own set of questions for the test. The interviewer and the evaluator of the test will be different,” the professor further said.

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