DU Admissions 2017: Admission through the Sports Quota

Sports quota

How does the admission process for Sports Quota work?

5% seats are reserved for Sports and ECA quota. Students who have played sports at the National, State and Zonal levels stand a good chance to get into DU through the quota.

What all sports are counted?

  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Chess
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Diving
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Judo
  • Kabaddi
  • Kayaking
  • Kho-Kho
  • Korfball
  • Netball
  • Power Lifting
  • Rowing
  • Shooting
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table-tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

What is a Sports Trial/Fitness test?

In order to assess the talent of an applicant at the sport, trials are conducted. Till last year, applicants had to undergo a fitness test, after which they were allowed to participate in sports’ trial. This year, the University has decentralised the fitness test. According to a report in HT, the University will conduct sport-specific fitness test since every sport requires different kind of physical strength.

How are the trials held?

Sports trials will be held at specific colleges, and at one college one sports trial will be conducted. This procedure has been in place since last year.

The marks allotted in a trial can be used in all colleges. A student has to get minimum 30 marks in the trials to be admitted under the quota.

What is the weightage proportion?

The certificate weightage has been decreased to 40 per cent from last year’s 50 per cent. Now, trials carry 60 per cent weightage. This move is in response to the fake certificates being shown by 2,000 sports quota applications last year, whose applications were cancelled.

What else is there to know?

The students who have represented the country in international games are given direct admission.

Colleges videograph the sports trials to ensure there are no malpractices.

How does the reservation work?

The Colleges have to notify well in advance, the actual number of seats under Sports Quota (supernumerary) and requirement of sportspersons in different Games/ Sports with the respective Position / Event / Weight Category on their College Website and Notice Board. The same would also be notified on the website of University of Delhi.

How to apply for Sports Quota?

1. The applicants are required to fill the online application form available on the University of Delhi portal.

2. The charges for registration will be Rs. 100/- in addition to charges for (UR/OBC/SC/ST/PwD) registration.

3. The applicants are required to upload only the self attested highest sports certificate issued from May 22, 2014 to May 21, 2017 in each sport/game they wish to apply.

The admission under sports quota will be based on (a) with sports trial and (b) super categorydirect admission without sports trial.

What are the categories under Sport Quota?

I. Super Category: Direct Admission without Sports Trial

Sportspersons who have represented India in the under-mentioned Competition(s), recognized and funded by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) will be given Direct Admission without Sports Trial.

  1. Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)
  2. World Championship / World Cup by International Sports Federations (ISFs)
  3. Commonwealth Games by Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF)
  4. Asian Games by Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)
  5. Asian Championships by International Sports Federations (ISFs)
  6. South Asian Games (SAG) by South Asian Sports Council (SASC)
  7. Paralympic Games by International Paralympic Committee (IPC)

II. Admission on the Basis of Sports Trial

 A. Maximum 40 Marks for Sports Certificate

1. The criteria for marking of sports certificates display marks for different levels of position and/ or participation in various sports competitions is given in Annexure V.

2. Sports Certificate of Invitational / Memorial / Open / Prize Money League / Ranking competitions will not be considered.

3. Only the highest Sports Certificate will be considered for Marking.

4. Sports Certificate of only preceding three years will be considered from 22nd May 2014 to 21st May 2017.

5. The level of competency of the applicant will be determined for those who have achieved distinction only during the preceding three years in those Games/ Sports recognized by AIU /MYAS in which Inter-University Competitions are held and preference given by the colleges.

6. Applicant should upload self -attested copy of Sports Certificate.

B. Maximum 60 Marks for Sports Trial

Sports Trial includes Game/ Sport Specific Fitness, Fundamental Skills and Overall Playing Ability.

1. The Applicant should go through the notifications issued by the Constituent Colleges and University of Delhi on their Website.

2. The College will conduct Sports Trial for a specific Game/ Sport identified by Delhi University Sports Council (DUSC).

3. The College identified for conducting Sports Trial for a specific Game/ Sport and not having facilities may contact DUSC by giving advance information.

4. The College should video-graph the Sports Trial.

5. The Applicant must secure minimum 30 marks in the Sports Trial to be eligible for admission on the basis of Sports.


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