DUET 2020 begins day after today: 5 things you should realize – education


The entrance tests to Delhi University’s more than a few undergraduate, postgraduate, and MPhil/PhD programmes is set to start day after today(September 6).

The National Testing Agency, which has been conducting these exams since final year, released the schedule for the papers final month. In 2019, the exams were conducted in the first week of July. This year, they’ve been delayed by around two months because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The entrance test will be conducted from September 6 to 11 in 24 cities, including Delhi-NCR, Bangalore, Kolkata, Jaipur, Patna, Chennai, and Mumbai. According to DU officials, around 140,000 students had applied for entrance to more than a few postgraduate courses at the varsity while about 70,000 students have applied for the nine entrance-based undergraduate courses at DU. Around 14,000 students have applied for MPhil and PhD courses.

Here are five things you wish to have to realize approximately DUET 2020 exams:

_ While all postgraduate courses at Delhi University have entrance examinations along with merit-based admission for DU graduates, NTA also conducts entrance tests for nine undergraduate courses open to all applicants.

_The nine undergraduate courses are B.A. (Honours) Commerce Economics [BA(H)BE], Bachelor of Management Studies [BMS], Bachelor of Commerce Administration (Financial Investment Analysis)[BBA(FIA)], B.Tech. (Information Technology and Mathematical Innovations)[B.Tech(IT & MI)], B.A. (Hons.) Humanities and Social Sciences[BA(H)HSS], Bachelor of Elementary Education[B.El.Ed], Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Health Education and Sports[BSc(PE,HE & S)], B.A. (Honours) Multimedia and Mass Communication[BA(H)MMC], and Five Year Integrated Programme in Journalism[FYIPJ].

_ From ensuring a contact-less frisking to reducing the seating capacity at these centres, NTA has developed several protocols to make sure safety of students. Sanitisation will be done at steady intervals and additional masks and gloves will be given to students who come without it. An isolation room can also be set up for students whose body temperature might be higher that the permissible limit. Entry and exits can also be staggered to steer clear of hurry.

_ The two-hour computer-based entrance test will consist of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) on topics applicable to each and every subject. “There will be 100 questions. Every right answer will get a score of plus 4 marks, each and every fallacious answer will get a score of minus 1 mark and a question not answered will get a score of zero marks,” reads this year’s information bulletin.

_ Admit cards for DUET 2020 were released on August 29. Students can download the same from the website http://ntaexam2020.cbtexam.in. Those who need to right the information mentioned in the admit card can write to duet2020helpdesk@gmail.com or contact on the following mobile numbers 9453819438, 9455874492, 9455874502, 9453827207.

What’s going to you be tested on?

_ For the Joint Admission Test, which is conducted for admission to BA(Hons) Commerce Economics, Bachelor in Management Studies, or Bachelor of Commerce Administration (Financial Investment Analysis), candidates will be tested on quantitative ability, reasoning and analytical ability, general english, and trade and general Awareness.

_ For B.Tech. (Information Technology and Mathematical Innovation), the entrance test is based on Mathematics, reasoning and analytical abilities at 10+2 levels. Along with this, candidates should have scored 60% or more marks in four subjects, including Maths, in the qualifying exams.

_ For B.A. Hons. (Humanities and Social Sciences), the entrance will be based on general awareness, current matters, general knowledge, communication skills (English/ Hindi), logical reasoning and analytical ability at 10+2 levels. Candidates should have an aggregate of 60% in the qualifying exams.

_ For Bachelor of Elementary Education, the entrance test shall consist of 40 questions in English and Hindi, and 20 questions each and every in Mathematics, Science and Social Science, as per the bulletin of information. There will be no descriptive questions. Students can go through NCERT books of English, Hindi, Mathematics, Science and Social Science up to class 10.

_ For Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Multimedia and Mass Communication, applicants should have an aggregate of 75% or more in the most productive of four subjects with 85% or more in English. The entrance exam will be based on general awareness, media awareness, current matters, English comprehension and grammatical and analytical skills.

_ For the Five Year Integrated Class lesson in Journalism, candidates should have an aggregate of 50% or more marks decided on the basis of all five subjects offered in the qualifying examination. The entrance exam will be based on general awareness, media awareness, current matters, English comprehension and grammatical and analytical skills, logical reasoning and basic mathematics skills. The entrance test will be held both in English and Hindi.

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