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Sports quota: Delhi University to scrap centralised fitness tests

Published : Apr 15, 2017, 12:38 am IST
Updated : Apr 15, 2017, 12:38 am IST

Till last year, both trial and certificates carried 50 per cent weightage each.

Delhi University
 Delhi University

New Delhi: While bringing about some major changes in admissions based on sports quota, Delhi University has decided to scrap the centralised fitness test for sports from the upcoming academic session. The fitness test would now be based on a specific game or a sport and will be held along with the trials for the game at the colleges itself. Also, the sports quota admissions will be based on 60-40 formula instead of the 50-50 formula. According to a senior university official, changes are being made in the admission process of the sports quota in order to make the process more transparent.

“This year, four types of changes have been made, including the decision to do away with the centralised fitness test and conducting a game-based fitness test. This would allow us to judge the fitness parameters of the student in that particular game/sport. Secondly, the weightage of the sports trial marks and certificates has been increased to 60 and 40 per cent respectively,” he said.

Till last year, both trial and certificates carried 50 per cent weightage each. Further, the trial test is divided into three sub-categories: game specific fitness test, overall playing ability, and test of fundamental skills of a sportsperson.

Another major change is that it would be mandatory to score at least 30 per cent out of 60 per cent marks. Trials will include points for sports, fundamental skills, and playing abilities. However, nothing has been decided about the number of points to be awarded for each level yet. Till last year, it was mandatory to get at least 25 in the 50 per cent weightage of the trial.

The fourth change is that the category-wise sports certificate list would now be made available in a ‘drop down’ menu divided into nine heads. The aspirants will just have to choose/mark the category under which his/her sport certificate lies, and will have to upload the scanned copy of the same online. The university will also make the verification of the uploaded certificate online.

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