Getting into Delhi University may just become tougher this year. The number of students scoring above 90 per cent in CBSE Class XII went up this year – in Delhi, the figure shot up to 151 from last year’s 92.
The figure for students scoring between 90-95 per cent has increased from 2,266 in 2008 to 2,708 this year.
Adding to that will be outstation applicants in this category.
“More students above 90 per cent will definitely push up the cut-off percentage,” said S.R. Arora, principal, Hans Raj College. “Unfortunately, opportunities for students who have done well but have not scored in the 90s will decrease.”
Popular colleges like Sri Ram College of Commerce and Lady Sri Ram College declare very high cut-off marks, irrespective of the CBSE results.
Last year, SRCC, one of the best commerce colleges in the country, had 139 applicants with scores above 95 per cent and 2,280 applicants with scores above 90 per cent. The college has 384 seats for BCom (H).
At Lady Sri Ram College, 94 students with 95 per cent and above and 1,428 students with 90 percent and above applied in Bcom (H).
“A cut-off of 94.5 per cent is high enough,” said P.C. Jain, principal, SRCC. “I don’t see the cut off rising beyond that.”
Other colleges, which get a spillover of the SRCC applications, will be on high alert. “If you look at the number of seats that top colleges offer and compare them with the number of students falling in the category of 90 per cent and above, then even after filling seats many students will be left behind,” said Rekha Dyal,
Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, Jesus and Mary College.