Sports Quota Admissions in DU

Here is a detailed explanation to admissions in DU under the sports quota.


With the upcoming Delhi University admissions 2017, there will be many applicants who will have applied for admission through sports quota. But most of us don’t know the process of the latter.


The chance to get a seat or admission in a course based on your participation in sports at District, State,National or International level. Probably people with medals or positions are preferred over the ones who merely participated.


There is a provision of not more that 5% of total intake in each course for Sports quota in the University of Delhi. Admissions under this category will be made in accordance with the guidelines of the University.


The students seeking admission under sports quota will have to register in the respective colleges.Trials will be held at two levels: (a)Preliminary Trials (b) Final Trials. The dates for the Preliminary Trials and Final Trials and the list of short-listed candidates for the final trial will be notified and displayed on the website of the respective Colleges and also displayed on the College notice board. The candidates will be allowed to appear in the preliminary level only once in an event. The requirements would remain the same if a candidate wishes to appear in the preliminary round for more than one sport.

The candidate seeking benefit of any participation/ Winning Certificate must submit evidence of having participated in their concerned sport during the last three years. Some weightage shall be given to the Certificates of Winners/ Participants at International, National,State, Zonal and School level and trials as follows: A Weightage of 25% shall be given to the Certificates/achievements of the candidate's best performance of the last three years as submitted by the student and weightage of 75% shall be given on field trial.


If the aspiring student has represented the country in the competitions listed below then he/she will not have to give any sort of trials.

• Olympic Games by IOC.

• World Championships under International Sports Federations (IOA/ MYAS recognized/ Affiliated Games)

• Asian Games by Olympic Council of Asia

• Asian Championships organized International Federation of concerned game (recognized/ affiliated by MYAS and/ or IOA)

• Commonwealth Games, S.A.F. Games and Afro Asian Games

• Paralympic Games (recognized/affiliated by IOC and/ or MYAS)


Maximum 50 marks can be obtained on the basis of the certificates of the individual. Also the student has to pass at least two of the given three fitness tests. (Please check accompanying image for the three fitness tests.)

Maximum 50 marks for Sports Trials includes skill test, sport performance test, sport specific fitness,fundamentals of the sports etc.

 Minimum 18 marks are required by a candidate for the admission under sports quota. But the cutoff depends on the number of seats available in the college.

 The list of finally selected candidates, containing trials marks as well as certificate marks details and the course allotted shall be submitted along with a copy of qualifying examination (12th class) to Delhi University Sports Council at the earliest so as to be displayed at the DU website for seven days to take cognizance of the grievances, if any.

By Sikander Sherawat