DU Admissions: Calculating ‘best four’ in Commerce

Students can face deduction of up to 2.5 percent points depending on course. At several of the open house sessions, students seemed confused, where some seemed excited on the calculation of best four subjects, to some this seemed tricky and left the parents and students in ambiguity. “How to calculate ‘best four’ subjects?”, a common question that knocks down every student’s mind while deciding their future course.
Students may have scored higher marks in a particular subject but then including that subject in ‘best four’ might lead to deduction by up to 2.5 percent points.
This year, DU is clear with it’s policy of competition. Probably the most awaited and important change is that, DU has ensured that students who are from the commerce stream do not have to compete with students from science or humanities stream while seeking admission into B.Com (Hons.) and B.Com (Programme), the university has asked the students to include one language and three core commerce subjects (which include economics, accountancy, business studies) while calculating their ‘best four’. To simplify this calculation, the university has listed subjects under List C1, which is further divided into two parts and List C2.


To calculate ‘best four’, an applicant will have to select one language from Part 1 of List C1 + three best subjects out of Part 2 of List C1. Or One language from Part 1 of List C1 + any combination of subjects out of Part 2 of List C1, List C2 or any other subject (not listed either in List C1 or List C2).
In such a case, the deduction of marks from aggregate percentage of ‘best four’ shall be as follows: for every subject included from List C2, a deduction of 1% in aggregate percentage of ‘best four’ and for every other subject (not listed either in List C1 or List C2), a deduction of 2.5% per subject in aggregate percentage of ‘best four’.
It seems, the commerce students need to think a lot before deciding and calculating their ‘best four’ subjects.
Courses after Commerce, Not so easy!!!

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