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DU Application Form – Application Process, Key Documents, Fees

Delhi University or DU, regarded as one of the esteemed education institutions in India, is a prime attraction for thousands of aspirants who seek admission for finest education and research. Candidates appearing for the class 12th examinations anxiously wait for the announcement of the application process of DU admissions every year. The applications for the year 2020 were previously scheduled to begin from the month of April. But amidst the outbreak of the Covid 19 pandemic, the DU officials have postponed the application process. The university will also remain closed till the extended National Lockdown (3rd of May 2020). As the result of the 12th exams for many recognized boards will not be available, it would be interesting to see how DU would adapt to the changed circumstances.

Delhi University offers various UG and PG programs in as many as 82 high in demand colleges. The selection is based on merit except for some colleges which require the candidates to secure qualifying marks in the entrance exam known as the DUET (Delhi University Entrance Exam). For the PG programmes, the selection is based on the Merit (50 %) and other half of the selection is done through the entrance exam. The PG entrance exam will be conducted by the NTA (National Testing Agency). It is crucial to know that two DU colleges conduct their own application process These colleges are St.Stephen’s College and Jesus and Mary college. Candidates must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria to apply for the examination or else their candidature will not be accepted.This article would cover the complete process of the application/registration for DU programs for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The emphasis will also be laid on the important documents required and crucial mistakes to be avoided by  candidates.

DU Application – Key Documents to Possess

It is essential for the candidates to carry prerequisite documents before filling the registration/application form of the Delhi University admission. Aspirants must visit the official website of ‘DU’ and read through the guidelines mentioned for various programmes carefully. This would help them avoid any last minute hassles during the filling of the application form. Following are the documents which candidates must keep ready before the application-

  1. Personal Email ID
  2. Mobile number
  3. Category Certificate (SC, ST, OBC/EWS/CW/KM), Non-creamy layer certificate for OBC would be considered eligible for the reservation.
  4. Class 10th and 12th Academic details (marksheet and school leaving certificate)
  5. Father’s Name and Mother’s Name
  6. Aadhar Card ( for identity verification)
  7. Candidate’s photographs( scanned copies of Passport-size)
  8. Scanned copy of signature
  9. Details for online payment like Debit card,Credit card and Net-Banking.

DU Application – Specifications, File Format, Size

Candidates must follow the strict guidelines for the specification of documents required for filling the application form. Aspirants must adhere to the limitations and submit the documents accordingly. Given below are the specifications for concerned documents:

Document Size File format
Passport-size photograph 10-50 KB jpg/jpeg/png
Signature 10-50 KB jpg/jpeg/png
Self Attested Marksheet of Class 10 100-500 KB jpg/jpeg/png
Class 12th Marksheet 100-500 KB jpg/jpeg/png
OBC Certificate (Non- creamy layer 100-500 KB jpg/jpeg/png
EWS Certificate (if applicable) 100-500 KB jpg/jpeg/png
Sports/ ECA certificate (if applicable) 100-500 KB jpg/jpeg/png

DU Application – Procedure to fill the Application form

Delhi University application process mainly comprises four steps. Candidates must precisely read the instructions and submit the form before the deadline. The four steps for the successful filling of the application are registration, filling of the admission form, uploading of the documents and finally paying the fees for application.

Given below is the step by step process of completing the Application for DU admissions 2020.

Registration – Candidates may visit the official website of DU and click on the link mentioning ‘ DU Registration 2020’. On the screen it will ask for your credentials such as name, email id, mobile number, Class 12th passing year and roll number of class 12th boards examination. Candidates must enter the password for the registered id and verify all the provided details. After successfully filling the details, you may click on the ‘register’ tab to proceed for further processes.

Filling the DU application form – In the application form of the DU admission, aspirants must fill both the personal and academic details. The personal details which the candidates must fill are:

  1. Name of the Candidate
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Email Id
  4. Candidate’s Aadhar card number
  5. Category
  6. Mobile number
  7. Gender

Candidates must also fill family details like Mother’s name, father’s name and their respective professions. If the student belongs to the DU ward quota, he/she may fill the details of the same. Candidates who belong to other categories like PWD, Kashmiri Migrants, children of Armed Forces personnel or Prime Minister’s scholarship scheme candidates from Jammu & Kashmir may fill the details in the concerned section. Candidates must fill the details of the permanent address and finally fill the Banking details.

Academic Section

Aspiring candidates must fill the accurate details of the previous qualifying exam in this section. Following are the details which must be filled:

  1. Board of Education
  2. Result Status
  3. Board Roll Number
  4. Year of Passing
  5. Subject Passed in the Board Exam
  6. Marks Obtained
  7. Name of the School/Institution last attended
  8. School Address
  9. Medium of Education offered by the School

Merit Section

This section emphasizes on the details which must be filled by the candidates to secure admission through merit-based criteria. Candidates may fill their preferred choice of courses. Merit Based selection is done after the aggregation of the top 4 subjects and according to the cutoffs put forward by the university. Female candidates will be considered under NCWEB ( Non Colleges of Women Education Board) category.

Entrance Section

This section includes courses offered by the University of Delhi through an entrance test known as the DUET ( Delhi University Entrance Test). Candidates may fill their preferred choices along with the preferred choice of examination centre.

Sports/ ECA Section

Candidates who desire to apply for admission under the sports or ECA quota may fill the correct details under this section. The details are verified at the time of the counselling and if any fraudulence is found, the candidature of the candidate will be rejected.

Uploading the Documents

Eligible candidates must next upload the scanned copies of the prescribed documents under the limitations of the file size which is mentioned in the instructions. Candidates must ensure that the scanned copies of following documents is ready before starting application-

  1. Candidate’s Photograph
  2. Candidate’s Signature
  3. Self attested copies of Class 10th marksheet ( for the verification of age)
  4. Self attested copies of Class 12th marksheet

DU Application Form – Payment of Application fee

After submitting information in all the steps of the application process, candidates will be asked to proceed towards the process of paying the application fee. Aspirants must pay the fees online through any of the prescribed modes of payments such as Debit card/Credit card/Netbanking. After submitting the application fee, candidates will receive an acknowledgement message on their email id and personal mobile number. You must also download the proof of payment (transaction/fee receipt) and keep it safe till the admission process is over.

DU Application 2020 – How to retrieve a lost password?

Eligible students must keep the password of their application safe and confidential. However, even if the candidate forgets his/her password, it can be easily retrieved through following steps-

  1. Visit the official website of ‘University of Delhi’.
  2. Click on the official login window mentioning ‘ DU Application form’.
  3. Aspirants may find an option mentioned below the ‘Login’ tab written as  forgot password, “click here to reset the password”.
  4. You will be asked to enter your registered email id.
  5. The university will instantly send an OTP on your mobile number.
  6. You will be allowed to change the password after entering the OTP.
  7. Your new password for the ID will be available for further use.

DU Application 2020 – Payable Fee (various categories)

Category Fee (INR)
General/Other Backward Classes 250
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe/ Person with disability 150
Sports Quota applicants 100 ( in addition to the regular fee according to the category)
ECA Applicants 100 ( in addition to the regular fee according to the category)
General/OBC additional fee for each entrance based course applied 750
SC/ST/EWS additional fee for each entrance based course applied 300

DU Application Form – FAQ’s

Q. Is the DU application form also available in offline mode?

Ans. NO, DU application form is only available in online mode. You may fill the registration/application form only on the official website of ‘University of Delhi’.

Q. What is the DU application fee for SC/ST candidates?

Ans. The DU application fee for SC/ST candidates is INR 150. However, if SC/ST candidates also want to apply for courses through the entrance-based test, then INR 300 will be charged for each applied course.

Q. When will the application forms be available for DU 2020 admissions?

Ans. Previously, the application forms were scheduled to be available from the month of April but due to the outbreak of the Covid 19 pandemic, DU officials have put the date on hold. The official revised dates will soon be available on the official website of ‘University of Delhi’.

Q. Is the DU Application form valid for all the affiliated colleges?

Ans. The DU application form is valid for all the affiliated 82 colleges except for 2 of them. The two colleges which conduct their own application process are St. Stephens college and Jesus and Mary college.

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