Delhi University cutoffs are supposed to be higher this year, since almost double students have scored above 95% this year. The registration process is already underway. A major chunk of students who apply to DU are CBSE students.
“The next step for students will be to update marks. There is an increase in students scoring above 95 percent and 90 percent marks, and we will see which streams they are from and how that will impact the cutoffs,” Bagai said.
“Once we get the data on the portal, only then an analysis can happen. We have been waiting for the revised academic calendar from the UGC,” she said. “For us, it will make a difference, specially for science courses since NEET and JEE exams are scheduled in September.”
She further said that many of the JEE and NEET aspirants also apply to DU. The admission committee will sit down and take a decision.
Pankaj Garg, former Academic Council member said that the cutoffs would be higher not only in the first list, but even the cutoffs in the fifth and sixth lists would be higher than last year by two or three percentage points. He also gave an example saying that if the cutoff was 88% in a subject last year, it will be 90 or 91 percent this year.
“Also, this year, students were not allowed to choose courses while filling the varsity registration form. So colleges will keep their cut-offs high since the number of seats are limited for courses,” he said.
Anju Srivastava, principal of the Hindu College, said the first cutoff would be the same if not higher than last year. “There is data that students who have scored above 95 percent is almost the double of last year. We will have to keep the cut-offs high because of the limitations,” she said, as stated by CNBC TV 18.