Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Cutoffs in DU may rise after seen progress in Board Results

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Cut-offs at Delhi University might go higher for the applications for its 54,000 seats on offer due to the number of students passing greater than 90%.The cut-off percentages in the first list are expected to be higher than last year, especially for popular courses like Economics, Commerce, Physics, Chemistry and English. Some North Campus colleges might fill seats after the first list. Off-campus colleges will have second and third cut-off lists. The results of both Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE) are more major than previous year. The cutoffs in Delhi University's undergraduate admission are likely to stay high. Despite a lower pass percentage, the number of candidates scoring 90% and above has crossed 60,000 this year. 

CBSE scores are major indicators of cutoffs

Though there are other Boards. We have seen that if students score high in CBSE, those from other Boards do well.Since the percentage of marks obtained by students in Class XII has gone up, the cut-offs will increase by 1 to 1.5 per cent this year. There is no reason to panic, as apart from the North Campus colleges, DU has a large number of off-campus colleges.

The CBSE Class XII results were declared on Monday. The total number of students who scored 95% and above has crossed 9,000. Though CBSE has neither released the exact number of candidates scoring 90% and above nor that of merit certificates, the latter, too, has crossed the 12,000 mark, say Board officials. As the CBSE aggregate is based on five subjects, the best-of-four subject aggregate would be even higher.
Last year, several colleges were forced to over-admit students as their cut-offs were met by more than what they had anticipated. Some colleges also closed their admission gates before time, an illegality that the university had promised to keep in check this year.