Delhi University Cutoff Marks Likely To be Higher

The cutoffs mark in Delhi University is likely to be higher this year with almost double the number of students scoring above 95 percent in the CBSE Board results. A major chunk of students who apply to the Delhi University are CBSE students.

The registration process was already underway till July 18.

“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,” according to a university official.

“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,” the official said. “For us, it will make a difference, especially for science courses since NEET and JEE exams are scheduled in September.” Added the official.

Many of the NEET and JEE aspirants also apply to the DU. The admission committee will sit down and take a decision in a few days.

Former Academic Council member Pankaj Garg while quoted by news agency PTI said the cutoffs in the first list would be high, but even the cutoffs in the fifth and sixth lists would be higher than last year by two-three percentage points.

For instance, if the cutoff was 88 percent in a subject last year, it will be 90 or 91 percent this year, he said.

“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.

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