Approximately 50 per cent of those who applied from each of the different boards (CBSE, ICSE and SSC) have been admitted into junior college after three rounds of admissions.
While 47.6 per cent of the total ICSE students who applied have been admitted, the figure stands at 51.9 per cent for SSC and 51.76 for CBSE students.
“It is hard to explain what this distribution means,” said an education department official. “All I can say for now is that whoever has not been admitted so far will definitely get a seat in the later lists. Students should not be worried.”
At the end of the three rounds of admissions (including the two vocational admissions rounds), 1,06,980 students had secured their seats, while 63,365 had not reported.
“These vacancies could be on account of students having taken admission through in-house, minority or management quotas,” added the official.
Moreover, students were allowed to fill in up to two stream options in their forms. “Students might have applied for more than one course but secured a seat in one of them,” said Kirti Narain, principal of Jai Hind College at Churchgate.
The second general list and the fourth list in all will be released on August 19. Principals say the cut-offs are unlikely to go down by much.
“There are so many students at each mark so it is hard to say by how much the cut-offs will fall,” said RK Pagdhare, vice-principal of Ruparel College.
Meantime, students affiliated to the IGCSE board received their final grades on Thursday and will receive their marksheets, with the grades reflected as marks in 10-15 days.
“There are students already coming to us with very high percentages from international schools,” said Narain.
However, they will only be admitted to junior colleges once the online process is over at the end of August.