Junior college admission cut-offs for science and commerce streams rose across the city’s colleges as the first list was declared on Friday.
The science cut-off at Ruparel College was 95.64%, up from last year’s 95.45%. At Ruia College, it rose from 94.73% to 95.09% for science, and at Jai Hind, it went up from 92.2% to 93.45%. Commerce cut-offs also rose slightly.
At HR College, it was 91.86%, up from last year's 90.9%, and at RA Podar College it rose from 92.36% to 92.9%.
“All the results were good this year, students got good scores with the best-five scheme and the sports marks also helped,” said Suhas Pednekar, principal, Ruia College.
The bigger surprise, however, came in the form of a drastic jump in cut-offs for the arts stream. Although at St Xavier’s College, it rose by 1 percentage point, at Mithibai and SIES, it rose by 14 percentage points and 17 percentage points respectively.
Meanwhile, as the first list left even high scorers disappointed, students will get one betterment option, through which they can hope for a more preferred college when the next list is announced on August 1.