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Delhi CEE 2014 - Delhi College of Engineering Combined Entrance Examination acronym as DCE CEE as well as Delhi CEE is one of the most reputed and sort after entrance exam for engineering stream in India, conducted by Delhi University for admission to First Semester of Bachelor of Engineering Courses for Delhi Region candidates passing from Schools / Colleges / Institute located within the National Capital Territory of Delhi, in Delhi College of Engineering (DCE) (Renamed as Delhi Technical University) and Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology (NSIT).



The students from India as well as foreign students passing from schools / colleges / institutions of National capital territory only are eligible to appear for this entrance exam. 


Note: 85% of the seats are reserved for Delhi based candidates only. And rest 15% is for rest of the India.


The following courses are offered under the Faculty of Technology leading to full-time B.E. degree:


In Delhi College of Engineering


  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Production and Industrial Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Polymer Science & Chemical Technology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Bio-Technology 


In Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology (NSIT)


  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  • Manufacturing Process & Automation Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Bio-Technology


Delhi CEE Eligibility


Age Limits:


For appearing in Delhi Combined Entrance Exam, an applicant must be at least 17 years of age on or before the 1st October of the year in which he/ she seeks admission.

However relaxation in minimum age up to one year only with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor is permissible (Such candidates should apply for relaxation only at the time of admission).


Candidates who are short in minimum age by more than one year are not eligible for admission in any case.


Educational Qualification:


A candidate passing any one of the following examinations from the recognized School/College/ Institute located within the National Capital Territory of Delhi only and securing 60% or more marks in the aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics shall be eligible for admission to the First Semester of Bachelor of Engineering Course provided he/she has passed in each subject separately:


  • Senior School Certificate Examination (12-year Course) of the Central Board of Secondary Education (C. B. S. E.), New Delhi.
  • Indian School Certificate Examination (12-year Course) of the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi.
  • B.Sc. (Gen.) Group 'A' Final Examination or equivalent examination of the University of Delhi.
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Examination in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of the University of Delhi with combination of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and equal weight age to the subsidiary subjects or equivalent examination.
  • Any other examination recognized as equivalent to the Senior School Certificate Examination of the C. B. S. E. by the University of Delhi.


Relaxation in Marks for Reserved Categories:


Candidates belonging to the following categories and applying for seats reserved for them shall be allowed a concession in the minimum eligibility requirements as detailed below:


i. Scheduled castes (SC) and scheduled tribes (ST):


Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes shall be allowed 10 percent concession of marks in the minimum eligibility requirements of these Engineering Entrance Exams.


ii. Children/war widows of defence personnel/para-military forces/ killed/ disabled in action (CW):


The children and/or widows of personnel of Armed/Para-Military forces killed/ disabled in action during hostilities who apply for seats reserved for them shall be allowed relaxation of 5 percent marks in the minimum eligibility requirements.



iii. Physically handicapped (PH):


Candidates belonging to Physically Handicapped category shall be allowed 5 percent concession of marks in the minimum eligibility requirements.


Other eligibility conditions for the candidates:


  • An applicant who has to leave an Engineering Degree Course  or an equivalent course, after exhausting the permissible number of chances in any other University/ Board in India, will not be eligible for admission to Bachelor of Engineering Course.
  • Candidates who have appeared at the Annual Examination of the year 2010 and placed in compartment will not be eligible for admission for the year 2010.
  • Candidates who have appeared at the Annual Examination of the year 2010 and re-appear for the improvement to acquire the eligibility will not be considered for admission for the year 2010.
  • Candidates who have passed/ appeared in qualifying examination from Patrachar Vidyalaya or National Institute of Open Schooling will be eligible for admission to Bachelor of Engineering Courses.
  • No admission will be made directly to the second or any subsequent semester of the course.
  • No change of branch will be permitted after the commencement of the second semester, even if some seats fall vacant in some of the branches during the course of second semester.





  • Those who appear for the above examinations in April / May of the respective year and expect to secure minimum marks as above, can also apply.
  • For Delhi Region Candidates 85% of quota is provided and The admission under remaining 15% quota will be made in DCE & NSIT strictly on All India Merit/Rank obtained in AIEEE.
  • The criterion for deciding the region of the candidate for CEE who have passed/appearing in the qualifying examination through Patrachar Vidyalaya Delhi/National Institute of open school, Delhi provided the center of examination was/is located within the National capital territory of Delhi.
  • Except for the Nominees of Govt. of India, as stated later, the admission is open to Indian Nationals only.


Delhi CEE Syllabus


Delhi CEE consists of questions from the following given subjects/topics




  1. Complex Numbers: Algebra of complex numbers, modulus and argument (or amplitude) of a complex number, square root of a complex number. cube roots of unity, triangle inequality.
  2. Matrices and Determinants: Determinants and matrices of order two and three- properties of determinants, evaluation of determinants, addition and multiplication of matrices, adjoint and inverse of a matrix. Solution of simultaneous linear equations using  determinants.
  3. Quadratic Equations: Quadratic equations and their solutions, relation between roots and coefficients, nature of roots, formation of quadratic equations with given roots.
  4. Permutations And Combinations: Fundamental principle of counting; permutation as an arrangement and combination as a selection, meaning of P(n, r) and C(n, r), simple applications
  5. Sequences And Series: Arithmetic, Geometric and Harmonic progressions. Relation between A.M., G.M. and H.M. Special series’ n, n2, n3, Arithmetico-Geometric series, exponential and logarithmic series.
  6. Vector Algebra: Vectors and scalars, addition of two vectors, components of a vector in two and three dimensional space, scalar and vector products, scalar and vector triple products. Application of vectors to plane geometry.
  7. Trigonometry: Trigonometrical identities and equations. Inverse trigonometric functions and their properties. Properties of triangles including centroid, incentre, circumcentre and orthocentre. Solution of triangles. Heights and distances.
  8. Measures Of Central Tendency And Dispersion: Calculation of mean, median and mode, standard deviation, variance and mean deviation for grouped and ungrouped data.
  9. Probability: Probability of an event, addition and multiplication theorems of probability and their applications. Conditional probability; Bayes’ theorem. Probability distribution of a random variate- Binomial and Poisson distributions and their properties.
  10. Differential Calculus: Polynomial, rational, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions. Graphs of simple functions. Limits, continuity and differentiation of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions. Differentiation of trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential, composite and implicit functions; derivatives of order up to two. Applications of derivatives-maxima and minima of functions of one variable, tangents and normals, Rolle’s and Lagrange’s mean value theorems.
  11. Integral Calculus: Integral as an anti derivative, fundamental integrals involving algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. Integration by substitution, by parts and by partial fractions. Integration using trigonometric identities. Integral as a limit of sum. Properties of definite integrals. Evaluation of definite integral, determining areas of the regions bounded by simple curves.
  12. Differential Equations: Formation of differential equations. Solutions of first order differential equations- the method of separation of variables, homogeneous and linear differential equations.
  13. Two Dimensional Geometry: Review of Cartesian system of rectangular co-ordinates in a plane, distance formula, area of a triangle, condition for the co linearity of three points, slope of a line, parallel and perpendicular lines, and intercepts of a line on the coordinate axes.
  14. The Straight Line and Pair Of Straight Lines: Various forms of equations of a line, intersection of lines, angles between two lines, conditions for concurrence of three lines, distance of a point from a line. Equations of internal and external bisectors of angles between two lines, equation of a family of lines passing through the point of intersection of two lines, point of intersections and angles between two lines. Pair of straight lines- condition for the general second degree equation to represent a pair of lines, point of intersection and angle between pair of lines through the origin, combined equation of the bisectors of the angles between a pair of lines
  15. Circles And Family Of Circles: Equation of a circle- standard form, general form, parametric form, equation of a circle when the end points of a diameter are given. Radius and centre of a circle, points of intersection of a line and a circle. Condition for a line to be tangent, equation of a family of circles through the intersection of two circles, condition for two intersecting circles to be orthogonal.
  16. Conic Sections: Sections of cones, equations of conic sections (parabola, ellipse and hyperbola) in standard forms, conditions for a line to be a tangent and point(s) of tangency.



  1. Basic Concepts
    Atomic and molecular masses; Chemical Equation and stoichiometry.
  2. States Of Matter
    Gaseous State: Gas laws, Avogadro’s hypothesis and gas equations; Kinetic Theory of Gases; Liquefaction, Critical Phenomena; Liquid State and Solid state.
  3. Atomic Structure
    Bohr’s Model; de Broglie equation; Quantum Mechanical Model; Aufbau’s Principle, Pauli’s Exclusion Principles, Hund’s Rule, Electronic Configuration; Bonding: Lewis structure, SEPR theory, hybridization, ionic, covalent and coordinate covalent bonds, bonding in solid state, MO theory, bond order and magnetic properties of H2, O2, N2, F2.
  4. Solutions
  5. Types, Units of concentration, Raoult’s Law, colligative properties, abnormal molecular weights.
  6. Chemical Energetic and Thermodynamics
    Internal Energy, Enthalpy, Hess’s Law, First & Second Laws of thermodynamics & applications; entropy, free energy; spontaneity of a chemical reaction.
  7. Chemical Kinetics & Chemical Equilibrium
    Rate and orders of a reaction; activation energy; catalyst; Rate law; physical & chemical equilibria; Le Chateliers’s principle; acid base equilibrium; acids and bases; pH; buffers; solubility product.
  8. Redox Reactions, Electrochemistry & Surface Chemistry
    Electron Transfer Concepts of Oxidation and reduction; Electrochemical cells; emf; Nernst Equation; Molar conductivity; Kohlrausch’s Law; Fuel Cells; Corrosion. Physical & Chemical adsorbtion isotherms; Colloids: Preparation & properties; Homogenous and Hetrogenous Catalysis; Enzymes.
  9. Periodic Properties, Chemical Families, Chemistry Of Non Metals & Metals
    Modern Periodic Law; Ionization Energy, Electron Affinity, Atomic Radii, Valency, Trends in Groups and periods. Chemistry of s and p block elements; Alkali metals, Alakaline Earth metals, Boron, Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen Halogen and Noble gases families; Hydrogen: Position, Ortho para, Isotopes, hybrids; Oxygen, Water, Hydrogen peroxide, Hard & Soft water; Ammonia, Nitrogen oxides, Nitric acid; Boron, Boric Acid, Borax; Carbides, Allotropy of Carbon; Sodium, Magnesium, Copper, Silver, Zinc, Transition Metals, and Lanthanides: Extraction, properties and uses.
  10. Co-Ordination Chemistry
    Nomenclature, isomerism and bonding in coordination compounds; Werner’s Theory.
  11. x. Nuclear Chemistry
    Radioactivity, Nuclear reactions, Radiocarbon dating, Radioactive series, Artificial Transmutation.
  12. xi. Organic Chemistry Fundamentals
    Purification; detection and estimation of elements; Empirical and Molecular formulae, Classification, Functional Groups, IUPAC Nomenclature, Hemolytic and Heterolytic Bond Fissions, Structural and Stereoisomerisms, Free radicals, Carbocations and carbanions; Substitution, addition, elimination and rearrangement reactions.
  13. xii. Hydrocarbons & Halo Alkanes & Halo Alkenes
    Alkanes, Alkenes and Alkynes, Halo alkanes & Halo alkenes: Preparation, properties and uses; Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Benzene, Structure, Resonance, Substitution in Benzene. Petroleum: Cracking, reforming, Octane number.
  14. xiii. Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen, Nitrogen
    Preparation properties and uses of Aromatic and aliphatic alcohols, Polyhydric alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylilc acids and their derivatives; Cyanides, isocyanides, nitro compounds and amines.
  15. xiv. Synthetic and Natural Polymers & Bimolecular
    Natural and Synthetic polymers; Teflon, PVC, Polystyrene, Nylon 66 Terylene, and Bakelite; carbohydrates, amino acids and peptides, Nucleic Acids, lipids etc.
  16. xv. Chemistry in Action & Environmental Chemistry
    Dyes, Medicines (Antipyretics, Analgesics and Antibiotics), Rocket Propellants; Acid Rain, Ozone Hole, Green House Effect, Global Warming Industrial Pollution.


Delhi CEE Pattern


This Engineering Entrance Exam is a single stage exam for admission to B.E. courses in Delhi College of Engineering (DCE) and Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT). The exam consists of objective type questions in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The duration of the test is 3 hours and there are a total of 180 questions  carrying 4 marks each as given below.



Subject No of Question
Physics 60
Chemistry 60
Mathematics 60


Note:- There is  negative marking for incorrect answers.


Delhi CEE Date of Exam


Delhi Combined Entrance Examination CEE is normally held in April or May of every year.        


How to apply for Delhi CEE?


The candidates are supposed to apply for admission to the CEE on the prescribed form available in this Bulletin.


The completed application form should be submitted to


The Dean
Faculty of Technology (Delhi University)
Room No. HCFF-13, first floor (Health Centre)
Delhi college of Engineering (new campus)
Bawana road, Delhi-110042


in person or reach by post on or before 2nd week of April by (5:30 pm).


Note: The completed application form received after 2nd Week of April (5.30 PM) will not be entertained, even if the completed application form is posted before the last date i.e. 2nd Week of April.


Delhi CEE Application Form and Exam Fee


The BULLETIN OF INFORMATION enclosing the Application Form for CEE will be available from the Office of the following address only. On submission of a Pay Order or crossed Bank Draft of Rs.400 (including the General/OBC/CW cost of bulletin of information, application form and examination fee) for General/OBC/CW category and Rs.200 for SC/ST/PH category in favour of the Registrar, Delhi University, Delhi, drawn on any Bank from 2nd Week of March between 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Lunch Break 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.) on all working days (Monday to Friday) as per the notification issued by the Delhi University.


However the Bulletin of Information may also be obtained from the Office of the Director, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Sector-3, Dwarka, Papankalan, New Delhi - 110045 and on submission of a Bank Draft/Pay Order of Rs.400 for General/ OBC/CW Category and Rs.200 for SC/ST/PH Category.


The Bulletin of Information can also be obtained by post on remitting a Pay Order or crossed Bank Draft of the value of Rs.475 (including the cost of bulletin of information, application form, examination fee and postal charges) for General/OBC/CW category and Rs. 275/- for SC/ST/PH category in favour of the Registrar, Delhi University, Delhi, drawn on any Bank.


Two self addressed slips should also be enclosed with the request in Block letters for sending the Bulletin by post. Please write your name, address and telephone number (if any) at the back of the Bank Draft/ Pay Order. The request for supply of Bulletin of Information by post should be addressed to the above given address.


The candidates asking for supply of Bulletin of Information by post must write on the top of the envelope "Request for Supply of Bulletin of Information" and send it on ore before 1st Week of April. Request received thereafter will not be entertained.




  • Delhi University will not be responsible for delay/loss in transit of the request for supply of Bulletin of Information by post due to any reason whatsoever.
  • The Bulletin of Information cannot be obtained on cash payment or through Money Order.
  • The candidates are advised not to submit "The request for supply of Bulletin of Information by post" through courier services.


Delhi CEE Test Centres


The centre of examination for Combined Engineering Entrance (CEE) is National Capital Territory of Delhi only.

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