To get admissions in certain professional courses in Delhi University, only having passed the Class 12 board examinations is not enough and students need to pass entrance tests.
Eager to secure a seat in popular courses like Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), BA in Business Economics (BE) and BBA in Financial and Investment Analysis (FIA), students often go into a panic mode.
This year, students who did not have mathematics in Class 12 cannot apply to management courses, the last date for which is June 5.
“When admissions were held last year, students who had not studied maths had also qualified. Later, they faced a lot of difficulty and suffered in statistics,” said Harish Dhawan, a teacher of economics and business economics (BE) at Aryabhatta College.
BE is offered in 11 colleges, BMS in three colleges and BBA (FIA) in one college of the university. In total, there are about 840 seats for all the three courses. A joint entrance test for all three courses will be held on June 14.
Students will be tested for mathematical ability, English, general awareness and reasoning. They will be given 120 minutes to answer 120 questions.
“There’s nothing to worry about as mathematics will include their basic Class 12 syllabus. English will include grammar. Reasoning will comprise basic data interpretation, logic and necessity sufficiency,” said Dhawan.
Entrance tests are important as 50% weightage is given to them. For BMS and BBA (FIA) group discussions (GD) and personal interviews (PI) are also held. BE has a 50% weightage for Class 12 marks. The other two courses include 30% Class 12 marks and 20% for the GD and PI.
Principal of Aryabhatta College, Manoj Sinha said, “The private sector is always open to the course and these students normally get placed into data analysis and analytics jobs. Those wanting to study further can continue and do an MBA or masters in the subject.”
Aryabhatta College, BR Ambedkar College, College of Vocational Studies, Gargi College, Lakshmibai College, Maharaja Agrasen College, Shivaji College, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College and Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Deen Dayal Upadhyay College, Keshav Mahavidyalaya
BBA (FIA) courses
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies