Starting this year, entrance tests for postgraduate courses in Delhi University are likely to have only multiple-choice questions to ensure transparency in evaluation.
The move, which is among several recommendations made by an admissions committee, awaits final approval of the vice-chancellor.
“There will be no subjective (essay-type) questions in entrance exams for PG subjects from this year,” a source in the 18-member committee told HT. “Some departments used to have both subjective and objective questions. But as per University Grants Commission guidelines, all entrance exams should have only multiple-choice questions to maintain transparency.”
The entrance examinations may also be held for the first time at centres outside Delhi — Kolkata, Chennai, Jammu, Ahmedabad, Nagpur and Varanasi.
The committee has also recommended that the admission process, including submission of course fee, be online. “Students can get the details from du.ac.in,” a university official said.
Around 8,000 postgraduate seats will be up for grabs when the admission process kicks off by April 25. However, departments reserve 50% seats for direct admission to students who graduated from DU.
“In MA courses, 50% seats are reserved for DU graduates. The rest are filled through entrance tests followed by an interview,” an official said. The tests are likely to begin in the first week of June.