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Admissions for PG Operation Research - 2012

Testdate: Saturday, 16th June, 2012

Eligibility Conditions for Admission to M.Sc. Part-I in Operational Research and M.A. /M.Sc. Part-I in Applied Operational Research, 2012-2013

Examination passed

Percentage Required

Any Master’s Degree examination of the University of Delhi or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto with atleast two papers in Mathematics/ Computer Science/ Statistics/ Operational Research at graduation/ higher level.

55% marks in aggregate


Any Bachelor’s Degree examination under 10+2+3 scheme of examination of the University of Delhi or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto with atleast two papers in Mathematics/ Computer Science/ Operational Research/ Statistics.

55% marks in aggregate


  1. The candidates who are appearing in the final year examination of the degree on the basis of which admission is sought are also eligible to apply.

  2. Applicants who have graduated under 10+2+3 scheme or an equivalent scheme are eligible for admission.


  1. Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe/ Other Backward Classes
    Reservation of seats in admissions to various under-graduate and post-graduate courses, including the M.Phil. programme, shall be in the following manner:
    Scheduled Caste = 15 % of total intake in each course
    Scheduled Tribe = 7½ % of total intake in each course
    Other Backward Classes = 27% of total intake in each course
    The seats reserved for the SC/ ST shall be filled by the SC/ ST candidates only. However, in case of non-availability of the eligible candidates the reserved seats may be interchanged between the SC & ST. If still any seat remains unfilled, the same shall be left vacant.
    The seats reserved for the OBCs remain vacant; the said seats shall be filled with the OBC students. Only if OBC candidates possessing the minimum eligibility marks are not available in the OBC Category then the vacant OBC seats shall be converted into General Category seats in accordance with the admission schedule notified by the University.

  2. Supernumerary seats

    1. Persons with Disabilities (PWD) = 3% of total intake (1% each for the persons with low vision or blindness, hearing impaired and loco motor disability or cerebral palsy (interchangeable in case of non-availability of candidates in the sub-categories).

    2. Children/ Widows of the eligible Armed Forces Personnel (CW Category) = 5% of the seats in each course.
      As per the guidelines approved by the Academic Council, admission of candidates belonging to CW categories have to be made in the following order of priorities :

      1. Widows/ Wards of Defence personnel killed in action;

      2. Wards of serving personnel and ex-servicemen disabled in action;

      3. Widows/ Wards of Defence personnel who died in peace time with death attributable to military service;

      4. Wards of Defence personnel disabled in peace time with disability attributable to the military service; and

      5. Wards of Ex-servicemen personnel and serving personnel including personnel of police forces who are in receipt of Gallantry Awards; Category-V (Gallantry Awards) include : Param Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal, Maha Vir Chakra, Kirti Chakra, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, Vir Chakra, Shaurya Chakra, Yudh Seva Medal, Sena, Nau Sena,Vayusena Medal, Mention-in-Depstaches, President’s Police Medal for Gallantry, Police Medal for Gallantry.

      6. Foreign Nationals = 5% seats in first year of each course in Colleges.
        The foreign nationals seeking admission in the University / its colleges shall have to get themselves registered with the Foreign Students Registry in compliance with the schedule notified by the FSR. No foreign students will be admitted directly by the Department/ Colleges.
        The address of the Foreign Students Registry is :
        Conference Centre, opposite Department of Botony, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007.

      7. Sports/ ECA Persons = upto 5% of total intake in each course.
        Admission under these categories shall be made in accordance with the guidelines issued by the University from time to time.

  3. The merit list for the general category seats will comprise of all the candidates in the order of merit. No one will be excluded from the same.. In other words, it will also include SC/ ST/ OBC candidates if they come in the general merit. A candidate cannot be excluded from the general category merit list just because he belongs to SC/ST/OBC. Such a candidate is entitled to be considered under the general category, as well as under the reserved category. Admission to open category seats will be strictly in the order of merit without excluding SC/ ST/ OBC candidates.

  4. As per A.C. Resolution 40 dated 24/04/1997, no student of the University shall be permitted to pursue two degree courses simultaneously either from the University of Delhi or from other University except the part-time diplomas/ certificates of the University of Delhi.

Admission Procedure:

  1. Entrance Test fee
    As the Eligibility Conditions are same for admission to both the Courses M.Sc. Operational Research Part-I at North Campus and M.A./M.Sc. Applied Operational Research Part-I at South Campus, the candidates may opt for admission to both the Courses. Accordingly, the Common Entrance Test fee would be as follows :

    Course Name

    Entrance Test Fee

    General Category & OBC

    Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe/ PWD Category

    M.Sc. Operational Research and/or M.A./ M.Sc. Applied Operational Research

    Rs. 800/-

    Rs. 400/-

  2. Mode of Payment
    Payment should be made by crossed Bank Draft in favour of “Registrar, University of Delhi” payable at New Delhi.
    For obtaining the bulletin and application form by post, the Bank Draft only alongwith a self-addressed stamped (worth Rs.30/-) envelope (size 10’’x7’’) should be sent to the
    Office Incharge
    Room No. 215
    Department of Operational Research
    IInd Floor, New Academic Block
    University of Delhi
    Delhi – 110007.
    The Department will not be responsible for any postal loss/ delay.

  3. Common Entrance Test
    It will consist of written test, group discussion and interview.

    1. Written Test (80%) :
      It will be of 3 hrs. duration with multiple choice questions. There will be negative marking for every wrong answer. It will consist of two parts :
      Part-I : General Aptitude (20%) : General English, Comprehension, Logic, Analytical ability and Reasoning.
      Part-II :Quantitative Aptitude (60%): Questions from Mathematics, Statistics, Operational Research and Computer Science.

    2. Group Discussion (10%)

    3. Interview (10%)
      Based on the performance in written test, a consolidated merit list consisting of 3 times of the number of seats available for admission in each course would be prepared for group discussion and interview.

Note: In all cases the decision of the Mathematical Sciences Courses Admission Committee will be final and binding on the candidates.

Admission Ticket
The Admission Tickets will be issued by post only. In case of non-receipt of the Admission Ticket, a request may be made to the Department with two copies of photograph and Serial Number of Application Form, not earlier than three days before the date of the Common Entrance Test date, for issue of a Duplicate Admission Ticket. The candidate will be required to show the Admission Ticket at the time of the test. No candidate will be admitted to the Examination Hall without the Admission Ticket.

Important Date:

1 (a) Starting date of obtaining Application Forms for Common Entrance Test

30th April, 2012 From the Department office on working days (Monday- Friday), 10:00AM-1:00PM

(b) Last date for receipt of completed Application Forms

25th May, 2012

2 Dispatch of Admit Cards by Post

31st May, 2012

3 Declaration of result of Common Entrance Test

25th June, 2012*

4 Group Discussions and Interviews

2nd – 7th July, 2012*

5 Admission List

Second week of July, 2012*

*Tentative Dates


(1) The list of candidates selected for interview will be notified in the Department of Operational Research and on the Website ( It is, therefore, the responsibility of the candidates to contact the Department personally.

(2) The Common Entrance Test will be conducted at University of Delhi only.

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