Hope for DU aspirants as slight drop expected in second cut-off

New Delhi: DU aspirants need not fret due to the high cut-offs in the first list as most colleges are likely to come out with a second list with a slight dip in the minimum marks required for admission.

College principals said they are extra cautious while announcing the first list and it is only when admissions under the first list are over that they are able to release a realistic cutoff, reports national daily.

The university announced its first list on Monday with 98.75% for BA Programme at Lady Shri Ram (LSR) College being the highest cutoff, followed by 98.50% for Journalism (Hons) at Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (DCAC) and Economics (Hons) at Shri Ram College of Commerce.

“We release the first cut-off list with a lot of caution as we don’t know how many students will actually turn up for admission. Based on the admissions under the first list, we get a sense of how many of the seats are getting filled. The second cutoff is more realistic,” said an official from the admission committee of Sri Venkateswara College.

Many colleges with cut off below 90%

As per the data shared by DU, close to 85% of the applicants were from CBSE board. Female applicants comprise of 48% of the total registrations. This year, in CBSE class 12 annual board exam, 12737 students have secured more than 95% and 72569 students have scored more than 90%. But those who failed to secure 90% marks or above, there are many colleges which have set cut-off below 90% in Arts, Commerce.