When St. Stephen’s college released its cut-offs on Tuesday, everyone was surprised to see the cut-offs being on the higher side with the highest of 99.25 percent for BA(Hons.) Economics. The Delhi University officials, however, had a different view regarding the cut-offs. One of the officials on Wednesday said that the cut-offs could be higher than the previous year keeping in mind that many candidates have scored above 95 percent in the CBSE class 12th exams this year.
The JEE and NEET exams were also conducted late and CLAT is yet to be conducted, due to which many JEE, NEET, and CLAT aspirants also filled the DU admission form. A rise in the number of applications received will directly affect the cut-off as well.
DU OFFICIALS AND PRINCIPALS OF COLLEGES EXPECT HIGHER CUT-OFFS THIS YEAR
The principals of both the Hindu college and the Ramjas college remarked that they also expect the cut-offs to be higher than they have been in the past years. Keeping in mind the social distancing norms required to be followed when the colleges reopen, they will have to prevent excess admissions. This will be necessary to assure that accommodation of the students does not become an issue, and the social distancing norms are followed with ease in these drastic times of COVID-19.
This year, almost double the number of candidates scored above 95 percent in the CBSE examinations compared to the last year. The number of candidates scoring above 95 percent increased by 118.6%, and the number of those securing above 90 percent increased by 67.48% this year. Keeping in mind that a chunk of CBSE candidates applies for admission in Delhi University, the cut-offs are likely to be higher.
Shobha Bagai, Dean (Admissions) DU, when asked about the issue, said that in all likelihood, the cut off percentage was going to be higher than the previous years. She further added that this was mainly due to a higher number of students getting more than 95 percent marks and the trend was visible in the first cut off released by St. Stephens College.
DU TO RELEASE 1ST CUT-OFF ON 12TH OCTOBER
An official of the University of Delhi said that the first cut-off list for admission into various colleges of Delhi University is likely to be released on or after the 12th of October. He further added that in all probability, the schedule of the day of release of cut-offs would be released this week. According to him, the schedule has been sent to the administration and is waiting for its approval.
ST. STEPHENS COLLEGE RELEASES 1ST CUT-OFF LIST
Earlier on Tuesday, the St. Stephens College released its 1st cut-off list. As expected, the cut-offs ended up being sky high with the highest being for BA (Hons.) Economics. It was 99.25% for commerce students, 98.75% for art students, and 98% for science students. There was an increase in the cut-off percentage in almost every course, and everyone expects the same thing to happen when Delhi University releases its 1st cut-off.