The CBSE results may have brought cheer to some and disappointment to others but there are options for everyone. You can easily find a course and a college that suits you. Here are a few choices.
If you have scored between:
40% and 60%
Do not despair. There are more opportunities than you think. Like any other Delhi University college, its School of Open Learning also offers BCom (honours), Political Science (honours) and English (honours) besides BA Programme and BCom. You will get a DU degree after three years. Cutoffs for Sanskrit (honours) also dip to this range in regular colleges.
Many private universities or colleges affiliated with universities outside Delhi also offer professional courses like event management, footwear design, and culinary arts in collaboration with the industry. Job-oriented courses like fashion designing, hotel management, retail management and radio jockeying are other interesting options.
60% and 75%
Go through the cutoff list of last year and apply to courses that look accessible. Do not think about the college at this stage. Cutoffs for BA Programme and BA (honours) Sanskrit in select few colleges drop to this level further during the admission process.
You can opt for courses that have an entrance test like management studies, mass communication and foreign languages in DU. Other courses to watch out for are journalism, Biomedical Sciences and social work. Again, private colleges are also a good option, if you can afford them.
75% and 90%
Be realistic about the colleges you can get through. Give preference to the course and take admission wherever you meet the cutoff in first list. Though courses like BCom (honours), Economics (honours) and even English (honours) stay above 90% in most colleges, watch out for subsequent lists. Opt for BA Programme or BCom or general science courses whose cutoffs are lower than honours courses but seldom drop down below 80%. You will also be eligible to sit for entrance tests for different courses in DU. Applying to private universities is also an option.
90% and 100%
Those who have scored above 95%, however have a good chance of getting admission to the college and course of their choice in DU. Experts suggest choosing a good course is more important than going for a well-known college. Many colleges that you may not have thought about earlier have excellent faculty. You can wait for the cut off to dip and then select the course of your choice.