Admission FAQs

Q1. What courses does ARSD offer? 

Ans: The College enrolls students for courses leading to Bachelor Degrees in Arts/Humanities,Science, Commerce and Post Graduate Degrees in Arts and Commerce as under:

  • B.A (Programme)
  • B.A (Hons.) in Economics, English, Hindi, History and Political Science
  • B.Com (Programme)
  • B.Com (Hons.)
  • B.Sc (Hons) in Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics, Mathematics, Physics
  • B.Sc.Physical Science in Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics
  • B.Sc.Applied Physical Science in Industrial Chemistry
  • M.A in English, Hindi, Political Science
  • M.Com

Q2. What is the minimum percentage criterion for admission to ARSD?

Ans:The minimum percentage required varies across different courses. You can find the previous year’s cutoffs here

Q3. Is the cut-off percentage different for students residing outside Delhi?
Ans: No, Cut-offs are not different for students from outside Delhi.

Q4. What were cut-off percentages in 2019? 
Ans: Cut-off percentages are available at link Cuttoffs.

Q5. Is there any relaxation for women candidates in ARSD?
Ans: Yes, 1% relaxation for Girl Candidates in all courses in the aggregate only.

Q6. Will the applicants be given admission on a first come, first serve policy afterdeclaration of cut -offs?

Ans: Admissions in the colleges are not based on first come first serve policy. Instead, the applicant who has filled the online registration form and satisfies the criteria and cut -off for a particular programme/course will be considered for admission as per the schedule of admission specified.

Q7. Is there NCC quota in ARSD College?
Ans: Yes, there is NCC quota in ARSD under ECA category but available only for Boys.

Q8. How does one apply through the ECA or sports quota?
Ans: The candidate can apply through UG admission portal for ECA or sports quota.

Q9.Can I enroll myself for a certificate language course along with my regular graduationcourse?

Ans: Yes. Many colleges offer certificate courses for German, Spanish and French. However, it is advisable not to enroll yourself for any of these during the 1st year.First understand how your regular course works and then plan your certificate course accordingly.

Q10.Will an OBC certificate of 2018-19 is valid for admission this year?

Ans: No, The certificate should be issued only after 31 st March, 2020 and it should have validity for the financial year 2019-20.

Q11. What all documents are required for a student planning to take admission undervarious caste based reservations? (SC/ST/OBC)

Ans: Students planning to take admission under caste based reservation should have a castecertificate issued in their name. The OBC certificate should also mention that the candidate belongs to Non Creamy layer and the caste is a part of the Central Governments official list.

Q12. Is it important to have caste or tribe certificate in the name of a candidate?

Ans: Yes, if the candidate is applying under any reserved category (SC/ST/OBC).The certificate must be signed by the competent authority. The OBC certificate must also specify that candidates belong to the non-creamy layer (NCL) and caste is listed in the Central Government list.

Q13. Once I have taken admission in a particular subject, can I change my subject duringthe course of study or after completing first year?

Ans: No, once you are admitted in a particular subject, you can change your subject only before the last date of DU admissions 2018, provided seats are available and you meet the requisite cutoff.

Q14. After getting admission in a particular college can the course be changed later onduring the next 3 years?

Ans: No you can’t change your course during those 3 years.

Q15. I’m from science background and want to study either B.A. or B.Com now. Can Iapply for the same?

Ans: Yes you can apply to courses like B.Com (Hons.), B.Com and B.A. considering the eligibility criteria and cut-offs as mentioned in ARSD prospectus.

Q16. Is it necessary for the applicant to be present on the day of admission?

Ans: Yes, there are a number of documents which have to be provided by the applicant and duly signed by the candidate on the date of admission.

Q17. How I can register myself for admission to undergraduate courses in University ofDelhi?

Ans: You can register online for all undergraduate courses through the admission portal URL  and  follow the guidelines to proceed.

Q18. I have registered online on the DU undergraduate (UG) online portal. Do I still needto fill up the offline form for undergraduate admission?

Ans: No, there’s no offline form.

Q19. Can I apply in multiple programmes/courses in an online form?

Ans: Yes, you may select all programmes/courses of your interest through a single online registration form. It is important to note that you can apply in all merit based as well as entrance based courses through the same online application.

Q20. Is it possible to change/update the information provided by the applicant in the onlineapplication form, once the fee is submitted?

Ans. No, the applicant can’t change/update the information once the fee is submitted.

Q21. I made an error in my online registration form. Do I need to register again usingdifferent email-id?

Ans: No, the portal allows you to register only once. However, you can rectify error by logging again into your account through the “Edit” button at the end of each session/page till the online registration portal is open & the fee is not paid.

Q22. How to pay registration fee on DU UG Portal?
Ans: The payment is accepted online only through credit card/debit card/Net Banking/UPI.

Q23. Is it possible to apply under ECA/Sports Category once I have paid my registrationfee.
Ans: No, once you have paid the fee, you will not be able to apply under ECA/Sports Category.

Q24. Why am I not able to preview my application and also not able to pay the fee?
Ans: Please ensure that you have:
1. Completed the mandatory fields (marked with red asterisk) on every page.
2. You have uploaded the required documents under the section ‘Uploads’.

Q25. Will there be any disadvantage for gap year students?

Ans: No, there is no disadvantage for gap year students and they would be treated at par with regular students. They should meet the requisite criteria for admission and must possess the necessary documents/certificates.

Q26 I did not have Mathematics in class 12 th . Can I opt for B.A.(H) Economics / B.Com.(H)/ BMS/BBA (FIA)/ B.A.(H) Business Economics?

Ans: No, without Mathematics, you are not eligible for above courses.

Q27 Can I take admission in two different courses or same course in different colleges afterdeclaration of a cut off?

Ans: No, you cannot take admission simultaneously in two different courses or same courses in different colleges. In case you take admission at two places, your admission will be cancelled from both the colleges/courses.

Q28. I have completed my class 12 th from NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling). Can I get admission in a regular college?

Ans: Yes, you can get admission in a regular college provided you have applied in an available programme/course and meet the cut-off criteria.

Q29. If my result is awaited; can I submit the online registration form?

Ans: Yes, you can submit the online registration form by choosing “Awaited” in the drop-down menu of “Result Status” on “Academic Details” page/section while entering the information. However, you will have to fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria/meeting cut-off list of that course/college during the stipulated period.

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