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DU’s BMS course schedule declared

Aspirants can apply online till June 10, 2013; entrance test is on June 26, 2013.

education Updated: May 28, 2013 12:43 IST
HT Education Correspondent

The Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, has announced the entrance test date for admission to the four-year bachelor of management studies programme. The test will be conducted on June 26, 2013, in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Kolkata.


Aspirants can apply online till June 10, 2013. BMS for the new academic session will be offered by select colleges of the university, to be notified soon.

The test will comprise objective type questions. There is no prescribed format for the test but areas such as quantitative ability, reasoning and analytical ability, general English, business and general awareness. Candidates will be required to attempt 100 questions in 120 minutes.

There will be negative marking for wrong answers. Selection will be based on written exam (50%), Class 12 result (30%), and interview (20%). BMS is a new four-year honours course introduced by the university by combining the popular BBS, BBE and BFIA courses.

Eligibility criterion for general category students is a minimum of 60% in best of four subjects, including English. For students under OBC and SC/ST categories, it will be 54% and 50%, respectively.

Mathematics not compulsory for commerce
Meanwhile, admission to the four-year undergraduate programme in commerce will now be for bachelor with honours in commerce from this year. The admission to this course will be based on Discipline I (commerce).

Till last year, most colleges were not accepting students in the honours programme of commerce (BCom hons without mathematics.) Consequently, a large number of students who had pursued commerce without mathematics in their Class 12 were deprived of admission in different colleges.

It has been now been decided that requirement of mathematics for all categories of students be done away with for admission to bachelor with honours in commerce. Therefore, inclusion of mathematics will not be an additional eligibility criteria for admission to bachelor with honours course in commerce.