The first cut-off of Delhi University's Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) is slightly lower than the last year's cutoff.
A source in the college told HT that SRCC has kept 97.375% as its first cut-off for B.Com (Hons) and 98.25% for Economics (Hons).
Last year for Bcom (hons) cut-off varied from 97.5 to 99.25 and for Economics (hons) it varied from 97.25-98.25%.
Till last year different cut-offs used to be declared for students from different streams, this year a single cut-off is being declared for students from all the streams.
SRCC is considered one of the best colleges in Delhi University. It is well-known as one of the best places to study commerce at graduation level in the country.
If you are a Delhi University aspirant hoping to get a college and course of your choice, you are likely to face fierce competition due to steep cut-offs this year. Those who have scored exceptionally well can expect qualifying scores to be as high as 100% in some courses.
Experts say that the cut-offs may be higher than last year due to changes introduced in the admission criteria and no stream-wise cut-offs. Another factor that will contribute to this change is the number of applications received by the university this year, which is over three lakh.
In a conventional trend, the cut-offs were highest for commerce students and the lowest for humanities students till last year. “The Central Admission Committee this time decided to do away with additional criteria imposed differently by different colleges (till 2014, if a cut-off range of 97%-99% was declared by a college, it was assumed that subject-wise qualifying scores would be in the range of 99% for commerce and 97% for humanities, with science somewhere in between). So the uniform criteria now being applied by all the colleges are being misconstrued as uniform cut-offs (ie all colleges would have one uniform cut-off for one course). Now every college is free to come out with its own cut-offs,” says Nachiketa Singh, member of the DU Standing Committee on Admissions.
Bagging a seat may be easier for students seeking admission in a subject they have studied in Class 12. For those who have not studied a particular subject in Class 12 and still want to pursue an honours course in that particular subject, the cut-offs are predicted to be higher.