Want admission in a top college and course of your choice? You will need at least 96% marks.
And if your course of choice is B Com (Honours) at Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), nothing but a perfect 100% will do if you haven't studied any commerce subject and want to make it in the first cut-off list this year.
In Lady Shri Ram College, students who have studied subjects such as Accounts, Business Studies and Commerce will need 100% to get admission in Psychology (Hons). The cut-off for science and humanities students is 96%. The first cut-off for all courses in all colleges have gone up this year.
But for students who have not managed to score such high marks, there is hope yet. The first lists released by most colleges is cautionary — they don't want to admit more students than they can accommodate.
With pre-admission forms and initial screening of candidates done away with this year, colleges are starting the admission process with the first cut-offs.
“We don’t want a situation where low cut-offs result in overcrowding. We are testing the waters with the first list. In fact, I am not expecting seats to fill after the first list,” said Bhim Sen Singh, principal of Kirori Mal College.In Delhi University, admissions don’t happen on a first-come-first-served basis. All students who meet the cut-off marks have to be admitted even if there aren’t enough seats. Most north campus colleges are open to the idea of coming up with second and even third lists.
The average increase in cut-offs for commerce subjects is 2% to 0.5%.
Even in off-campus colleges the cut-off for B Com (Honours) has been substantial. In Bharti College, for example, the cut-off is 90%, an increase of 8% from last year.In humanities subjects as well, the increase is between 3% and 5% across colleges. The rise in cut-offs for science subjects, however, has been substantial — ranging from 5-13%.