Delhi University colleges started releasing their cutoff lists on Wednesday, with minimum marks to get admission in physics, psychology, English and BCom (Hons) undergraduate courses hovering around 98%.
At Lady Shri Ram College for Women, the highest cutoff was set for psychology (Hons) at 98.50% -- an increase of 0.5 percentage point.
For English (Hons) and BCom (Hons), the cutoffs were 98.25% and 98% -- the same as the previous year. Journalism cutoff was set at 97.50%, a dip of 1 percentage point.
At Kirori Mal College, BCom (Hons) and the BA programme saw an increase in cutoffs. For BA, the cutoff stood at 96.5 %. Last year it was 91%.
The physics (Hons) cutoff was set at 98%. Cutoff for BCom (Hons) was 97.5%, while last year it stood at 97.25%.
At the College of Vocational Studies, the cutoff for BCom (Hons) was 98%, same as the previous year. Cutoff for history increased by 2 percentage points to 94%.
The cutoff in DU colleges is determined by the number of applications received by the university and the percentage of high scorers in the boards. Authorities also keep the trend for the past few years in mind and cutoffs have never seen a dip.
This year a total of 2,50,914 students have applied for 54,000 seats in 63 colleges. In the CBSE Class 12 examinations, nearly 90,000 students have scored more than 90% marks as compared to over 60,000 in 2015.
After a college releases its cutoff, it cannot turn away any eligible students as admissions in DU colleges are not based on the first-come-first-serve basis.