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Applicants turn to internet for clues on cut-offs

india Updated: Jun 16, 2012 00:36 IST
Mallica Joshi
Mallica Joshi
Hindustan Times
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The thousands of Delhi University hopefuls who have beaten the rush and already submitted their application forms are waiting eagerly for the first cut-off list, to be announced on June 26.

With the number of students who scored above 95% in CBSE Class 12 exams going up by 100 this year, the cut-offs will most likely increase by around 5% in top colleges, according to experts. Most of the questions put to the varsity helpline as well as on the DU Facebook page are centred around marks and cut-offs.

A large number of websites that mushroom during the application season to guide applicants through the procedure are also offering tools such as cut-off analysers and cut-off forecasters. Both tools give students an idea about the cut offs in the last few years and where they may stand this year., one such website, started this year and has been getting around 100 hits per day.

“The feedback that we are getting from users is very positive. A lot of students are interested in what colleges and courses they will get. We help them get a simple idea about this,” said Shikhar Saikia and Rajnikanta Gupta, administrators of the non-profit website.

Other websites, such as and, are similarly offering help and answering question from applicants.