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DU admissions 2017: St Stephen’s first cut-off list out, highest for English and economics at 98.5%

The Delhi University’s St Stephen’s College released its first cut-off for admission to its undergraduate courses on Wednesday.

Campus Calling Updated: Jun 14, 2017 22:03 IST
Heena Kausar
The Delhi University’s St Stephen’s College released its first cut-off for admission to its undergraduate courses on Wednesday.
The Delhi University’s St Stephen’s College released its first cut-off for admission to its undergraduate courses on Wednesday. (Sushil Kumar/HT file)

St Stephen’s College under the University of Delhi on Wednesday announced the first cut-off list for admission to various undergraduate courses with the highest for English (honours) and economics (honours) at 98.5% for commerce students.

Aspirants can check the cut-off list by clicking here.

The cut-off for English (hons) this year is 0.5 percentage points down from last year’s 99% but for economics (hons) it is 0.3 percentage points up from 98.2% in 2016. The college releases different cutoffs for different streams.

Students from humanities should have 97.25% or above marks in their Class 12 for English (hons) and those from science must have scored 98% or above. For economics (hons), students from humanities and science streams should have 97% or above scores.

BA (programme) is available at 97% for commerce stream students, at 95% for humanities, and 96.5% for science students. For mathematics (hons), the cut-off is 97%, 96% and 97% for commerce, humanities and science stream students, respectively.

There is a dip in the cut-off marks for history (hons) for students from all streams. It is available at 97.75% for commerce students, marginally lower from last year’s 98%. Humanities students need 96%, slightly down from last year’s 96.75%. And for science students, it is 97% which is lower from last year’s 97.25%.

Chemistry (hons) is at 96.33%, same as last year, and physics (hons) is at 97.33%. BSc programme (physical sciences) is available at 95% and BSc programme (computer sciences) at 95.66%.

St Stephen’s received 24,168 applications for the 410 seats it offers in 11 courses. The courses offered by the college are honours in economics, English, history, philosophy, Sanskrit, mathematics, chemistry, physics, BA programme, BSc programme (physical sciences) and BSc programme (computer sciences).

The college, which reserves 50% seats for Christians, conducts an aptitude test and an interview for applicants who meet the cut-off. The list of candidates selected for aptitude test and interview will be announced on Thursday and interviews will begin on June 17.

Applicants are given 85% weightage for Class 12 marks, 5% for aptitude test and 10% for interview. However, candidates falling under person with disability (PwD) category will not have to appear for the aptitude test and interview will have a weightage of 15%.

The sports trials will begin from June 18 but certificate verification will begin from Wednesday.

The college was supposed to announce the list on Tuesday morning but after the Delhi University decided to extend the last date to submit applications to Tuesday 5pm, it decided to release it at midnight on Tuesday.

In 2016, the college saw a dip in cut-offs with some subjects having 0.25-0.50 percentage point lower cut-off than the previous year. The college had received fewer applications as compared to 2015.

Last year, English (hons) had the highest cut-off at 99% for students from commerce stream, 97.5% for those from humanities, and 98% for science students.

The college follows its own admission process for UG admissions. All other DU colleges will declare their cut-offs on June 20.