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DU English Honours CATE 2016


alumni studentA common question that we are getting is that what is the date for the CATE Exam DU 2013?  While no date has been announced yet, we assure to update it here as soon as the date is announced.

For the meantime you might find the following information useful:

Delhi University (DU) conducts CATE in the month of June every year for admission to BA English honours program.

21 colleges of DU accepted CATE 2012 score.

CATE Exam Pattern : – CATE has two sections. 
1) Part A has 60 objective type questions – 15 questions each of RC (1 passage) and a Cloze, and 30 multiple choice questions on literary GK, figures of speech, vocabulary and idioms.
2) Part B has 4 questions on poem comprehension. Candidates have to answer specific questions on a 30-line poem.
Total duration of the tets is 2 hours. Each question carries one mark. There is no negative marking.

Last Common Aptitude Test for English 2012 participating colleges:-
1. Bharti College
2. Delhi College of Arts & Commerce
3. Rajdhani College
4. Hindu College
5. Indraprastha College for Women
6. Janki Devi Mahavidayalaya
7. Kamla Nehru College
8. Kirori Mal College
9. Lady Shri Ram College
10. Maharaja Agrasen College
11. Miranda House
12. Satyawati College (Morning)
13. Satyawati College (Evening)
14. Shaheed Bhagat Singh College
15. Shivaji College
16. Shyam Lal College
17. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College
18. Swami Shradhanand College
19. Vivekananda College
20. Zakir Husain Delhi College (Morning)
21. Zakir Husain Post Graduate Evening College

Other Details as per year 2011

1) Test Date: June 5, 2011
2) CATE Colleges: 21
3) Number of Forms Sold: 14,000
4) Number of seats: 1,000
5) Last date to apply: May 28, 2011
6) Declaration of CATE score: 13th of June, 2011 (Monday)
7) Declaration of first cut-off list: 15th of June, 2011 (Wednesday)


Examination Pattern

The examination pattern of Delhi University Common Aptitude Test for English (DU CATE) is given in following lines. It is divided into two parts: Paper One and Paper Two.

Paper One : – The part one of DU CATE test consists of multiple-choice type questions. Each question carries four options and the candidates have to find out the correct one. There will be no negative marking in the entrance test.

Paper Two : – Only those candidates, who have successfully passed the part one paper, are allowed to appear in the second part of the entrance test. The second part consists of only descriptive/subjective type questions.



  1. rahul says:

    this year cate ill not be held admission ill be on cut of basis for english hons

  2. perfectlifespot says:

    Hi, As per the latest communications, CATE 2013 would be held for admissions to DU. Till date there is no official communication that the test will not be held and it is just a speculation that DU CATE 2013 would not be held.

  3. anjali aggarwal says:

    cate xam wil b der… It wil b on 8th or 9th of june.. In todays nbt newspaper u can see d dates of xam r given.. Nd forms wil b available from 3rd week of may.. Bt nw dey wil nt b available in postoffices .. U hav to go to d colleges which university has decided nd purchase form from der

  4. sheetal says:

    will app forms for cate be available online?

  5. Garima Agrawal says:

    Could anyone tell me, from where to get the CATE forms? There is no information on DU site.

  6. shweta says:

    is there any entrance exam to get admission in english honours in du this year

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