DU will continue with the Common Aptitude Test for English 2013. The CATE 2013 will be conducted for admission into B.A. English (Hon) programme in DU, this year as well.
As per sources, Sumanyu Satpathy, head of the English department, has confirmed that there will be no change in the admission procedure for B.A. English (Hon) programme in the University of Delhi. He mentioned that the details for CATE 2013 have not been decided yet. However, they will be meeting this week to fix the dates as well as the number of participating colleges.
Moreover, he also dismissed the false news that was published by a leading national daily, which reported that CATE will be not be conducted and that DU is planning to offer admission to the English course on the basis of Class XII marks.
In the year 2009, DU introduced CATE, as a centralized test to evaluate a student's aptitude for pursuing an English programme like BA (Hons) English. CATE 2010 witnessed the participation of s12 colleges'; in 2011 there were 17 colleges that admitted students in their English (Hon) programme through CATE and 21 colleges (including Indraprastha College for Women, Hindu College, Miranda House, Kamla Nehru College, Lady Shri Ram) had used CATE 2012 scores to conduct admission for the BA (Hons) English course.
According to a statement issued by Umesh Rai, Director, Delhi University, South Campus, the change in the duration of the undergraduate programmes from three to four years should not be disturbing the admission process of each department. He said the admissions are supposed to happen in the usual method.