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All you need to know about quota at DU: DU Admission

Students belonging to Scheduled Castes/Tribes and OBC (Other Backward Castes) can get admission at the Delhi University under the quota system of the varsity.

Other than SC/ST and OBC categories, the varsity also provides reservation for physically-handicapped candidates, sports students, armed forces’ children and Kashmiri migrants.


  1. Scheduled Caste= 15% of total intake in each course
  2. Scheduled Tribe = 7 ½ % of total intake in each course

Students have to fill the common admission forms carry the latest certificate in their names.

  1. Other Backward Classes = 27% of total intake in each course

They need to fill the common admission forms. Students should furnish an OBC certificate in their name, mentioning they belong to the non-creamy layer.

  1. Supernumerary seats:

(i)     Persons with Disabilities (PWD) =3% of total intake (1% each for the persons with low vision or blindness, hearing impaired and loco motor disability or cerebral palsy (interchangeable in case of non-availability of candidates in the sub-categories).

(ii)   Children/Widows of the eligible Armed Forces Personnel

(CW Category) =5% of the seats in each course.

(iii) Foreign Nationals=5% seats in each course in Departments/ Colleges.


2% as per college allotted by AICTE

  1. Sports & ECA quota candidate strength

Sports/ECA Persons=up to 5% of total intake in each undergraduate course may be offered to the candidates on the basis of Sports and ECA. The varsity has put a limit on the strength of candidates securing admission under ECA and sports quota to 10% than the actual strength of every class.   

  1. EWS reservation in DU admissions

From 2019 onwards, Delhi University has raised 10% seats for candidates belonging to Economically Weaker Section (EWS). However, the increment will take place in two phases – 10% in first year and 15% in next year.

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