Though the average scores have increased only by 0.5 per cent in Delhi University’s first cut-off list, competition will certainly be more tough this time. The 2,000 odd city students who scored above 90 per cent in CBSE, face a stiff competition in subjects like B Com (P), BCom (H) and Economics (H).
And it’s not just the ‘elite’ colleges that are seeing an increase. Even the peripheral colleges too are showing a cut-off that is heading north. “This year, English (H) is up by one per cent, Economics (H), BCom (Pass) and BCom (Hs) are up by 1.5 per cent.
There has been no major change in science courses. Interestingly, most off-campus colleges have registered high scores this year, some in late eighties to early nineties,” said Suman Verma, Deputy Dean, Students' Welfare.
The cut-off for the most sought after courses in the top rung colleges of DU have gone up by 1 to 2 per cent. The highest cut-off marks is for BCom (H), which has also received the largest number of applications this year, followed by Economics (H) and BCom (Pass).
Many attribute this high cut-off for the ‘liberal marking’ adopted by the CBSE. But CBSE officials deny the charge.
“The whole scoring process is scientific and mathematical. Other Boards should follow suit,” said Pavnesh Kumar, controller of examinations, CBSE.