Delhi University admissions: Sports trials in colleges begin

DU Sports quota admissions

The results of Delhi University centralised fitness trials for admissions through sports quota were declared on June 22. Subsequently, the colleges started with their individual sports trial on June 23.

The schedule has been followed without any trouble this time, the colleges have made an effort to set separate dates for their trials. And wherever there has been a clash, the institutes have made sure that the aspirants get a fair chance to appear for trials of all the colleges.

There was some conflict regarding St. Stephen’s trials. Despite being advised by the DU Sports Council to conduct the sports trials after June 22, Stephen’s began its trials on June 18.

Hansraj and SRCC started with their trials on June 23 itself. Hansraj began with the swimming trials, where the students had to participate in two events. The first was to be their forte, and the second was a 200 metre swimming medley, where they had to perform four swimming styles, for 50 metres each.

SRCC began with badminton trials for both, boys and girls. The trials for all colleges are expected to conclud by the end of this month.

The centralised fitness tests were conducted from June 18 to 20 at the University Polo Grounds.

The students who excel in sports can apply for admission through the Sports quota. The details regarding the admission process for Sports quota students is provided below:

Centralised fitness trials (university level): The University conducted three fitness tests in order to judge the students’ endurance, strength and speed.

The tests will included Standing Broad Jump, 50 metres dash race and 1,000 metres run/walk. The candidates applying for sports such as chess, archery and shooting were required to clear at least one of the three tests, and those for cricket, football and basketball had to clear a minimum of two tests.

Fitness tests by individual colleges: The colleges began their trials from June 23. The tests will be for a total of 50 marks, out of which the aspirants need at least 18 marks to qualify. The trials will be marked on the basis of game specific fitness, skill test, fundamentals of the sport, game performance test, etc.

Necessary documents: The candidates are required to submit the offline registration form along with self-attested copies of all certificates. The selected candidates will have to submit an undertaking on a Rs 100 judicial stamp paper declaring that he/she shall play for the University during the course of their undergraduate study.

Super category: The candidates who have participated and represented the country at an international level need not appear for any trials, they are granted admissions to any college of their choice. These sports competitions are:

  • Olympic Games
  • Commonwealth Games
  • Paralympic Games
  • Asian Championships
  • World Championships
  • Asian Games