ACADEMIC SUBJECTS AND PROCEDURE FOR CALCULATING BEST OF FOUR PERCENTAGE

(For courses where in Admission is done on the Basis of Best of Four)

I. Procedure for calculation of ‘Best of Four’ subjects percentage for Honours Courses (For admission to Arts/Humanities Courses):


  1. One Language (Core/Elective/Functional)

  2. The subject in which admission is sought (If a candidate does not include the concerned subject whether studied or not in Best of Four in which he/she is seeking admission in the honours course, then a disadvantage of 2.5% will be imposed on the calculated Best of Four percentage)

  3. Any two other academic/elective subjects as per List A. (If a candidate doesn’t include the subjects given in List A in Best of Four, then a disadvantage of 2.5% in Best of Four for each subject will be imposed).

List A

The following Discipline subjects offered by the University of Delhi for admission to undergraduate courses must be treated as Academic/Elective subjects for the purpose of undergraduate admissions. All other subjects offered by different boards may be treated as non-elective. All the Discipline subjects must have at least a 70% component of theory exams (theory exam does not include internal assessment/continuous evaluation etc.) in the qualifying exam for the purpose of being treated as academic/elective subject.

Arabic French Legal Studies Punjabi
Bengali Geography Mathematics Sanskrit
Botany Geology Music Sociology
Chemistry German Persian Spanish
Commerce* Hindi Philosophy Statistics
Computer Science History Physics Urdu
Economics Home Science Political Science Zoology
English Italian Psychology


  1. Accountancy/ Business Studies/ Commerce shall be treated at par with academic/ elective subjects.
  2. Biology/ Biotechnology and Business Studies will be treated as academic/ elective subjects.
  3. In case a candidate has studied both elective and core in a language, then core language subject will be treated as language, while elective language can be considered as academic/ elective subject.
  4. Admission to B.A. (Hons.) Social Work and B.A.(Hons.) Philosophy will be based on "Best Four"percentage including one language and three academic/elective subjects as per the above procedure.
  5. The candidates must have studied and passed Mathematics at the qualifying exam for admission to Honours in Economics and Commerce.
  6. Business Mathematics will be treated as equivalent to Mathematics for admission to B.Com (H)/B.Com only.
  7. The candidates must have studied and passed Mathematics as the qualifying exam for admission to Honours in Economics and Commerce, but it is not necessary to include maths in BFS.
  8. (a) For admission to Honours in any language courses, advantage of 2% in the Best of Four percentage may be given to those candidates who have studied that particular elective language.
    (b) In case, a candidate has not studied the language as qualifying exam and is seeking admission to Honours in that language, he/she may be given a disadvantage of 5% in Best of Four percentage.
    (c) For admission to Honours in English and Hindi, the candidates must have studied and passed the respective language in the qualifying exam and it should be included for calculation for Best of Four percentage.
    (d) For B.A. English Hons. all streams are at par.
  9. (b) In case, a candidate has not studied a language at qualifying exam and is seeking admission to Honours in that anguage (except for Honours in English and Hindi, refer (c) , deduction of 5% will be imposed on Best Four percentage.
  10. (c) For admission to Honours in English and Hindi, the candidate must have studied and passed the respective language in the qualifying exam and should include respective language for calculation of Best Four percentage.
  11. University may define any other relevant subjects as an academic/ elective for a particular Honours course

II. Procedure for calculation of "Best of Four" subjects percentage for B.A. (Prog.)/ B.Com (Prog.)

  1. One Language (Core/Elective/Functional)
  2. Any three elective subjects can be chosen from List A. A disadvantage of upto 5% *on Best of Four percentage may be imposed if there is a change of stream.
  3. One non-listed (List A of Annexure-I) subject can be included in calculation of "Best Four" without any deduction.
  4. For admission to B.A. (Vocational) only, related vocational subjects may be treated at par with academic/elective subjects and up to two vocational subjects which are in relationship with the course of study may be included for the calculation of Best Four
  5. If a candidate opts for MIL (Except Hindi) as a subject, an advantage of up to 10% may be given in Best of Four in those colleges where MIL is being offered as a subject.

DISCIPLINE SUBJECT COMBINATIONS UNDER B.A. PROG.

Discipline Courses: A student shall do 12 Discipline courses in all, 6 each in two disciplines (1 each semester) combinations of the discipline courses offered in the college are as follows:-

Discipline 1 Discipline 2
Economics Political Science or Maths or English
English Political Science or Psychology or O.M.S.P. or Economics
Hindi History or O.M.S.P. or N.H.E.
History Political Science or Hindi or Sanskrit
Maths Economics or O.M.S.P.
Music O.M.S.P. or Sanskrit or Philosophy
NHE* Sanskrit or Hindi or Psychology
O.M.S.P.** Maths or Music or English or Hindi
Philosophy Music or Sanskrit or Psychology
Political Science History or Economics or English
Philosophy Music or Sanskrit or Psychology
Sanskrit N.H.E. or Music or Philosophy or History

*Nutrition and Health Education **Office Management and Secretarial Practice

Note

  1. The college will have to notify the actual deduction upto 5% for change of stream beforehand by uploading on their website and intimating the same to the University.
  2. If more than one non-listed subject is included for calculation of "Best Four", a deduction of 2.5% each in "Best Four" may be levied in addition to deduction due to change of stream, if any.
  3. All subjects to be included in the calculation of "Best Four" must have at least 70% theory component of exam. In case, the subject to be considered does not have 70% theory component and 30% practical component, then the marks of theory and practical only shall be converted to 70% and 30%, respectively on pro rata basis. These new marks will then be considered for calculation of "Best Four".

Admission to Science Courses

All the subjects to be included for Basis of Selection (PCM/PCB/PCMB) must have at least 70% theory component of exam. In case, the subject to be considered does not have 70% theory component and 30% practical component, then the marks of theory and practical only must be converted to 70% and 30% , respectively on pro rata basis. These new marks will then be considered for calculation of PCM/PCB etc.