The sale and submission of forms at St. Stephen’s College came to an end on Monday. The college will now begin screening the forms to declare the list of candidates for the interview round on June 16.
“So far, we have sold close to 21,000 forms across all courses, including downloaded forms, online forms and physical forms sold across the counter,” said KM Mathew, tutor of admissions, St. Stephen’s College.
The college, which offers 10 courses across various disciplines like economics, English, history, physics, chemistry and mathematics, has witnessed a marginal drop in the number of forms sold and received this year.
“Today we received about 1,200 forms. But the course which has seen the maximum number of applicants is yet to be ascertained,” added Mathew.
The college authorities will now start segregating the forms according to the courses and decide on the percentage cut-off for each course, based on the number of applicants and percentage marks secured by the candidate.
“The information regarding the list of candidates selected for interviews will be put up on the college website on June 16, along with the cut-off list for this academic year. However, it must be noted that students are not rejected on the basis of unavailability of hostel accommodation,” said Mathew. The screening of forms is based on the marks secured in Class XII boards as well as the statement of purpose furnished by the student along with the form.
“Since cut-offs have always shown an upward trend, when we screen forms, approximately 60% of them get rejected as the students fall short of the cut-off by several percentage points. This is also because students who have secured marks in 70s and 80s also apply to the college,” said Mathew.