The Department of Training and Technical Education (DTTE) conducts the state-level Delhi Common Entrance Test (Delhi CET) once a year. Aspiring candidates who want admissions in the various Diploma courses (including the engineering and non-engineering ones) that the participating polytechnic colleges offer can apply to the DCET.
Through DCET, candidates can also apply for lateral entry to the full-time engineering courses in the participating institutions.
Delhi CET: Eligibility Criteria
For the Diploma Courses (both engineering and non-engineering programs)
He/she has to pass the Class X exam that the CBSE conducts or any equivalent exam. Additionally, they have to score at least 35% marks, including compulsory subjects such as English, Mathematics, and Science. More so, they should pass each subject separately.
Delhi CET: Application Process
DCET aspirants have to submit online applications, before the given deadline. Also, they should furnish correct information and only if they meet the eligibility criteria.
They can access the online application form upon browsing the official website.
#Step 1: Registration
The first step is to register on the official website. For the same, they have to mention the requisite details such as name, date of birth, registered mobile number, valid email address, among others.
#Step 2: Fill the mandatory details in the application form
Upon completing the registration process, the applicants have to sign into their accounts with their login credentials, which they receive on their given mobile number and email address. Next, they should download the online application form and follow by filling in the required info.
#Step 3: Upload scanned copies of requisite documents
Among the documents to be uploaded are left thumb impression, signature specimen, and a photograph. They have to scan the documents and upload the scanned copies.
#Step 4: Pay Application Fee
The subsequent step is to remit the application fee. Depending under which category they are applying, they should pay the application fee, as applicable. They can pay via online methods – including debit card, internet banking, credit card, among others.
#Step 5: Submit Application
Before the final submission of applications, the candidates should review their applications to check if all the given information is correct. If changes are required, they should make the changes and follow by final submission of their applications.
Delhi CET: Exam Pattern
Conducted in offline mode, the Delhi CET runs for 2 hours and 30 minutes. The medium of instruction is English and Hindi. The question paper carries 150 questions and total 600 marks, with each question carrying 4 marks. The candidate loses 1 mark for each incorrect answer.
The different sections of the Delhi CET question paper are as follows:
Maths: (50 questions)
Physics: (40 questions)
Chemistry: (30 questions)
Biology: (15 questions)
English: (15 questions)
Delhi CET: Counseling Rounds
The candidates who qualify the Delhi CET are called for counseling rounds. When attending the counseling sessions, the candidates have to bring along their original educational documents, admit card, physical fitness certificate, among others.
The Delhi CET authorities allot seats after considering the candidate’s scores in the entrance exam. Thereafter, the selected applicants have to go to the allotted institution to complete any pending formalities and tender the course fees.