CATE 2011 Exam by Delhi University
- Test Date: June 5, 2011
- CATE Colleges: 21
- Number of Forms Sold: 14,000
- Number of seats: 1,000
- Last date: May 28, 2011
- Declaration of CATE score: 13th of June, 2011 (Monday)
- Declaration of first cut-off list: 15th of June, 2011 (Wednesday)
How many colleges are participating in Common Aptitude Test in English?
17 colleges will admit students in English (hons) through CATE. Among them six — Lady Shri Ram College, Miranda House, Bharti College, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College and Deshbandhu College — have joined the test this year. CATE will have comprehensive questions and questions with multiple choices. Unlike previous years when the forms were only available at Arts Faculty, this time the forms will be sold in all colleges that are part of the test.
What is eligibility criteria?
Any student with minimum 60% aggregate with at least 60% marks in English will be eligible.
Do we need to submit the common admission form in person?
Admission form does not require any signature or a photograph of the candidate. Anyone can submit it according to date mentioned in the schedule, http://entrance.icbse.com/cate/schedule/
Do we need to attach a copy of the marksheet with the admission form?
Documents are not required with the form. Original certificates and marksheets will be required at the time of admission.
Is there any age bar for admission? Are compartmental candidates eligible for admission?
There is no age bar for admission to DU. Candidates with compartment in one subject can apply. If successful, these candidates will be given provisional admission and will be required to clear their compartmental exam.
Do we need to apply for hostel at the time of submission of admission forms?
A separate form of the college has to be submitted for a hostel seat. Admission to a college does not ensure a seat in the hostel.
Is there any deduction of marks if the student comes from a different state or a board other than CBSE?
DU does not deduct marks of students coming from outside Delhi.
Are there any scholarships available for students?
The department of science and technology offers scholarship of about Rs 5,000 per month to the candidates who were among the top one percent in class X or XII board results and to those whose names appeared in the IIT-JEE extended list The scholarship is available only to those who are applying for BSc (hons) in physics, chemistry, zoology & botany
“CBSE marks do not reflect one’s interest in literature. We are keen on admitting students through CATE.” said Saswati Sengupta, teacher-in-charge. English, Miranda House.
Colleges not using CATE cannot conduct separate tests to admit students and will have to use Class XII marks as the criterion for admission.
Colleges which are not affiliated with CATE will have to admit students on the basis on their Class XII Board marks.
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