Delhi University Entrance Test [ DUET ]

By Srushti Pargat Last Updated: December 05th, 2020

DUET 2021

Delhi University Entrance Test (DUET) is one of the most renowned entrance examinations that is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). There are several colleges, most of which are the top colleges of the country, under Delhi University. To get into those colleges, one must sit for DUET. However, there is also an option for merit based admissions. DUET is conducted once a year and the exam duration is 2 hours.

All the necessary information regarding DUET 2021 have been given below.

2021 Important Updates

A list of tentative dates and important events for Delhi University Entrance Test 2021 is as follows:

For UG courses:

Application start date 1st week of March 2021
Application last date Last week of March 2021
Admit card release Last week of April 2021
Exam date 1st & 2nd week of June 2021
Declaration of result Last week of June 2021
Starting of admission 3rd week of July 2021

For PG courses:

Events Dates (Tentative)
Application start date 1st week of March 2021
Application last date Last week of March 2021
Admit card release Last week of April 2021
Exam date 1st & 2nd week of June 2021
Declaration of result Last week of June 2021
Group discussion/ interview round 2nd week of July 2021
1st allotment list will be available in 3rd week of July 2021
Verification of document Last week of July 2021
Commencement of classes Month of August 2021

Registration process  

  • As per the timeline provided above, candidates have to register through the official website of DU.
  • The next step is filling the application form, uploading documents and making the payment (debit or credit card or net banking). The application fee will vary according to the category of the aspirant. You can check out the table below. The fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.
  • Application forms will be available online on the official website.
  • Application forms will be available from the first week of March 2021 for UG courses (entrance based).
  • For PG courses, the application forms will be available from the first week of March 2021.
  • Candidates are required to fill all the required details i.e. educational, personal and communication etc.
  • Then they have to upload scanned passport size photograph and signature in the application form.
  • Candidates have to upload their documents in JPG/ JPEG format.
  • There is, however, no need to send any hardcopy of the application form by post.
Category UG PG
General/OBC/Unreserved/ CW/ Minorities Rs. 750 Rs. 750
SC/ ST/ PwD Rs. 300 Rs. 350

Application fee for PG Diploma in Cyber Security and Law (PGDSL)

  1. SC, ST, PwBD and EWS – Rs. 1500
  2. UR, OBC and Other – Rs. 2000

Eligibility Criteria

For UG Courses:

B.A (Hons) Multi Media and Mass Communication:

  • Qualification: Candidates must have passed their 10th and 12th class board examinations or any other qualifying examination from any recognized board.
  • Marks: A minimum of 75% marks must be secured by the candidate in the best of four subjects and in English subject 85% marks is a must.

B.Tech (Information Technology and Mathematics Innovation):

  • Qualification: Candidates must have passed 12th class board examination from any recognized board.
  • Marks: Candidates must obtain minimum of 60% marks in their board or other qualifying examination.
  • Subject: Candidates must have Mathematics as a subject in their 12th class.

PG Courses:

M.Tech (Microwave Electronics):

  • Qualification: Candidates must have B.Tech/ B.E. Electrical/ M.Sc. Physics along with specialization in electronics or any other equivalent degree from any recognized institute.
  • Marks: Candidates are to secure a minimum of 60% marks in their qualifying degree final examination.

M.Com Courses:

  • Qualification: Candidates must have passed B.Com/ B.A. (Hons.)/ B.Com (Hons.) from any recognized institute.
  • Marks: Candidates must pass with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for OBC, 40% for SC/ ST) in their qualifying examination.


The syllabus of DUET varies according to the subject that the candidate is applying for. Candidates are to check the syllabus from the website and prepare accordingly. For UG courses, the syllabus will be based on 11th and 12th grade. For PG courses, the syllabus will be based on graduation level coursework.

DUET 2021 Marking Scheme

Total number of questions 100
Total marks 400
Types of questions MCQ
Marks for correct answers +4 for each correct answer
Negative marking -1 for each wrong answer

DUET 2021 Section-wise Weightage

Section Marks
Reasoning and General Awareness 30
Language Comprehension 20
Teaching Aptitude & Sensitivity towards Disability 10
Class 10th level subject knowledge in Mathematics, English, Social Science, Science and Hindi. 40

DUET Exam Pattern 2021

Course – B.Tech (Information Technology and Mathematical Innovation)

Exam duration – 2 hrs

No. of questions – 100

Sections – Mathematics, Reasoning, Analytical Skills

Course – Ba Hons. (Multimedia & Mass Communication)

Exam duration – 2 hrs

No. of questions – 100 (Questions will be available in both English and Hindi)

Sections –  Grammatical Skills, General Awareness, Analytical Abilities, Media Awareness, Current Affairs, Comprehension in English

Course – Ba Hons. (Humanities & Social Sciences)

Exam duration – 2 hrs

No. of questions – 100 (Questions will be available in both English and Hindi)

Sections – General Awareness, Analytical Skills, General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning, Communication Skills (English/Hindi), Current Affairs.

DUET 2021 Exam Pattern for Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.)

  • Sections: English, Science, Mathematics, Social science and Hindi (of Class 10 level). No descriptive questions will be asked.
  • Language: Both English and Hindi
  • Language: The question paper will be available in two languages - English and Hindi. No descriptive questions will be asked.

Exam Centres

The test centres of Delhi University Entrance Test are spread all over the country in cities like:

Trivandrum, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Jaipur, Bhubaneshwar, Guwahati, Bhopal, Jammu, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Chennai, Mumbai, Greater Noida, Delhi, Faridabad, Noida, Gurugram, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Patna, Ranchi, Nagpur, and Varanasi.

Due to the unprecedented pandemic, DUET 2021 will be conducted online. However, there is no official notice regarding so as of yet. It is advisable to keep checking the official website of DU.

Prep Tips

  • Getting into DU is many students’ dream. The entrance test is naturally a little difficult considering its reputation. It is important for the candidate to have a good understanding of the subject one is applying for.
  • Depending on the course that you are applying for, your preparation strategy should vary. However, for whichever course you want to take up, a thorough understanding of the syllabus and the exam pattern is important. Hit the college libraries and do as much research as possible.
  • After you get a grip on these, prepare a strategy based on your own needs. Make a routine and no matter what happens, follow it at any cost.
  • Look for old question papers and solve as many as you can. That would give you an idea on the exam pattern and help you decide which topics to stress on.
  • Eat healthy and get enough amount of sleep to process information and also for the best possible outcome.


Q. What is the duration of DUET 2021?

A. The duration shall be 2 hours. 

Q. In how many languages will DUET 2021 exam be available?

A. DUET questions are available in 2 languages – English and Hindi.

Q. What is the total number of questions in DUET 2021 Exam?

A. A total of 100 Questions will be asked in DUET 2021 Exam.

Q. What is the DUET 2020 Application fee?

A. The Application fee for UG courses are - Rs. 750 (UR/ OBC/ other) and Rs. 300 (SC/ ST/ PwD/ EWS). The Application fee for PG/ MPhil/ Ph.D. courses are - Rs. 750 (for UR/ OBC/ Other) and Rs. 350 for (SC/ ST/ PwD/ EWS).

Q. Is there any Negative Marking in DUET 2021?

A. Yes. Candidates will be awarded 4 marks for each correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Q. What are the types of questions that will be asked in DUET 2021? Will there be descriptive questions?

A. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will be asked in DUET 2021 Exam. No descriptive questions will be asked.

Q. What are the courses that have entrance based admission in DU?

A. Entrance test based courses are – BA (Hons) Business Economics, BA (Hons) Humanities & Social Sciences, BA (Hons) Multimedia and Mass Communication, BA (Hons) Hindustani Music, BA (Hons) in Karnatak Music, BA (Hons) Percussion Music, Bachelor of Management Studies, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelors of Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, B.Tech (IT & Mathematical Innovations), Health Education & Sports and Five Years Integrated Programme in Journalism in Delhi School of Journalism.

Q. Can I pay the application fee through Demand Draft method?

A. No, application fee will be submitted only through online mode using debit card/ credit card etc.

Q. Is it possible for me to apply for more than one course?

A. Yes, candidates are allowed to apply for more than one course using the ‘Apply Now’ button.

Q. When can I select my preferred courses/colleges?

A. Candidates can select the courses/ colleges at the time of the release of the first cut off. The selection of courses & colleges is only a one-time facility.

Q. Is it mandatory to sit for DUET 2021 to get admission into Delhi University?

A. The candidates applying through entrance based admission have to appear for the DUET entrance test. Otherwise, there is an option for merit-based admission too.

Best Wishes to all the DUET aspirants from CollegeMarg team!

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