M.A (English) in Delhi University – Eligibility and Admission Process


Delhi University offers M.A (English) course through 12 colleges affiliated to the University. Candidates having obtained B.A Honours degree in English from Delhi University or any other recognized University can seek admission to the M.A. course. Admissions are carried out directly or on the basis of entrance test.

Eligibility Criteria for M.A (English) in Delhi University

Admission to the course is done through two methods, direct and entrance test. Direct admission is offered for candidates who have completed B.A Honours degree in English from the University of Delhi. Such candidates must have obtained a minimum of 60% marks in the qualifying examination. Reserved category candidates like OBC/SC/ST/PwD need to have 55% marks only.

Entrance test will be conducted for those candidates having completed B.A Honours in (English) from Delhi University with a minimum of 45% marks. Reserved category candidates with less mark can also seek admission on the basis of entrance exam. OBC candidates need to have at least 40.5% marks in the qualifying examination where as physically disabled ones needs to hold 40% marks only. In case of SC/ST candidates, mere pass in B.A Honours degree (in English) is enough to apply for the entrance test.
Qualified candidates from other recognized Universities other than Delhi University can also apply. In such situations general category candidates is required to have at least 50% marks in qualifying degree. Those belonging to OBC category should have a minimum of 45% marks. Here also SC/ST category candidates, require mere pass in the qualifying examination to appear for the entrance test.

Admission Procedure for M.A (English) in Delhi University

Direct admissions are done on merit basis. Those seeking admissions through direct method are advised to attend entrance test, as direct admissions will be subject to the availability of seats. General category candidates need to score at least 40% marks in the entrance test to get through the same. In case of OBC and PwD candidates the pass percentage required is 36% and 35% respectively.

Entrance test is conducted for 90 minutes and is designed to evaluate candidate’s proficiency in English Language. There will be three sections for the entrance test. First section comprises objective model questions of 60 marks.  Second section will be based on a passage of prose or verse and include questions for 20 marks. Third section includes a short essay model question (based on a general literary topic). This section also carries 20 to make a total of 100 marks for the whole test. Admissions are done on the priority basis of marks obtained in the entrance test.



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8 Responses to “M.A (English) in Delhi University – Eligibility and Admission Process”

  1. 8
    priyanka pandey:

    I am going to appeared in 3rd part exam of ba in eng hons i want admission in ma in du plz give me suggestion how i will apply

  2. 7
    Mehar shah:

    I have got total 60% in b.a English(hons)from college other than du.do I have to give entrance exam for m.a english.if yes kindly provide me the previous year entrance test questions. For this obligation I will be thankfull to you.

  3. 6
    ashok kumar.noone:

    i completed BA arts as English, Telugu and PUblic administration in Distance education from Dr Br Ambedker open university from A.P
    Can i eligible for DU MA enterance test.

  4. 5
    kamal thind:

    i am a management student (B.B.A) am i eligible for ma in english from du ?

  5. 4
    Neeru Rathore:

    I have taken 30 marks in MA entrance exam so I can take the admission in MA english.

  6. 3
    S.Divya sree:

    iam studying degree B.com computers final year. can i apply for m.a english.will you please tell me through my mail and my mail id is
    [email protected]

  7. 2

    Can the students completed their education from stream otherr then arts proceed MA english

  8. 1

    i am in BA prog 3rd year can i apply for ma in english . please tell me…