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DU CATE for B.A. English (Honors) to be held on June 9, 2010


Delhi University

The Common Aptitude Test for English (CATE) for admission into the highly sought after B.A. English (Honors) programme offered by the Delhi University (DU) has been scheduled to be held on June 9.

According to the CATE-2010 information bulletin, teachers of English at DU feel that a candidate’s good performance in the Class 12 English examination does not necessarily mean that they have an aptitude for studying English Literature.

Earlier, the entrance tests for admissions to the English Honors course offered by colleges at DU were all conducted individually by the colleges themselves. The university administration had decided to change the system as it was believed that too many English entrance tests would put excessive pressure on candidates.

Last year, CATE was introduced by DU as an alternative to the several individual entrance tests for English (Honors) by DU colleges. Twelve DU colleges had agreed to use CATE as the means to admit students in their English (Honors) courses.

More than 8000 forms for CATE were sold last year and over 6000 students had appeared for the test. It was observed by most colleges that had opted for CATE that the quality of students that were admitted to their English (Honors) courses had improved significantly.

The colleges that will use CATE as the means to admit students for their English (Honors) programme include Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (DCAC), Hindu College, Indraprastha College for Women, Kamla Nehru College, Maharaja Agarsen College, Ram Lal Anand College (evening), Satyawati College (Evening), Shivaji College, Zakir Hussein College (Evening), Lady Sri Ram College (LSR), Miranda House, Bharti College, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College and Deshbandhu College.

The application forms for CATE would be made available at the above mentioned colleges from May 20 to 31.

The number of candidates that are expected to appear for CATE this year is around 10,000. Other colleges that have not agreed to implement the CATE admission procedure would be taking the candidates’ Class 12 board examination marks into consideration for admission.

The number of examination centres would be 23, including some colleges that have not opted for CATE. The results of the test, which will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on June 9, would be declared onthe university website on June 19 and the cut-off list would follow.

The eligibility criteria for appearing for CATE are a minimum of 60 percent marks in English (Core, Elective and Functional) in the Class 12 board examination as well as a minimum of 60 percent marks in the best of four subject aggregates.

  • Anuranjani

    wheredo I get the application form?

  • sakshi

    are the forms for cate centralised or i need to buy it seperately for each college..?

  • tina kataria

    i want sample papers for english honors cate


    Dear Sir,
    I would like to be informed about the best of four subjects accepted
    by the colleges who are taking students in Eng(Hons.)through CATE.Today,an article in the newspaper mentioned that some colleges don’t accept Engineering Drawing in the best of four.If so, which are the colleges ?

  • Praveen kumar

    Let me know the eligiablity criterion of admission in english honours in delhi university for sc/st candidate

  • is there any sample paper for cate entrance

  • i woud like to know if there’s any sample papers or previous year’s CATE question paper available on internet

  • even i want to get them. if u get any informatn about s.p pls inform..@tina kataria

  • priyal

    plz give asample paper of last year,s cate examination as soon as possible

  • Saloni

    I got 75 marks in english and i got 67.75% in best4. i had applied for CATE and another colleges of DU.Can i get admission in CATE or from cut off of DU colleges?

  • akshita

    could u please send me sample papers for the cate exam?

  • bhumika

    its just an enquiry fr the new session nxt year……

  • plz as soon as possible plz if any one is having information of perious year english honors 1st year sampel paper plz organised it

    • Subhabrata Ghosh Chowdhury

      May i know your question more properly please since it is too late now

  • monika

    plz……….. send me the sample papers for cate exam ????/////

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    • Subhabrata Ghosh Chowdhury

      well it is to o late for now but is early for the next year, i.e. if you are willing to try for CATE the next year. Yes it is compulsory to give CATE for the purpose of getting admitted into english honors. till thenall the best. Well, if you want to give CATE the very next year and you want to prepare for it thoroughly then please contact Ms. Mansi Arora (9871243172)

  • Shefalichoco278

    hyeeee!!!!! plzzzz snd me the sample papers of cate exam

    • Subhabrata Ghosh Chowdhury

      go through the cate website carefully…before it is too late if you re going to try in the next year. Plus you should have a considerable amount of interest in in english literature, i.e. it srouhould also include the zeal to learn and discover minute facts.

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