Students applying through sports quota in Delhi University can now rejoice as more weightage will be provided for sports trial now.A press release was recently released on Delhi University’s official website, containing information regarding the admission process for PhD, MPhil, postgraduate and undergraduate programmes for the academic session 2017-2018. The admission process will be commencing from May 22.Sports quota weightage increased by 60 per cent As per an HT report, earlier, the university used to give 50 per cent to sports trial and 50 per cent to sports certificates but now, the admission committee is planning to give 60 per cent to sports trial and 40 per cent to marks.Each college can have not more than 5 per cent of the total intake in each course under the sports and Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) quotas. Applicants are given marks based on their sports trial and sports certificates.(Read: DU admissions 2017: Important dates announced, registration to commence from May 22) No more common physical fitness test ? Another proposal put forward by the admission committee demands doing away with common physical fitness test and instead conducting sport-specific physical fitness test.”We used to have a common physical fitness test for all students despite them applying for different sports. Every sport requires different kind of physical strength. So this time, we are planning to conduct sport-specific fitness test,” said a member of the admission committee.The suggestions will now have to be approved by a standing committee on admission before being implemented, officials said. Officials said there will be one sports admission committee to overlook the trials in each sport.advertisementRead: Gujarat RTE, EWS Admissions 2017: Wait continues for 18,000 candidates For information on more latest news and updates, click here.