Considering the results of the two national boards in the country, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Indian School Certificate Examination (ISC), where the number of candidates scoring 90 per cent and above has crossed 60,000 this year, the cutoffs in Delhi University’s (DU) undergraduate admission are likely to stay high.
The total number of CBSE students who scored 95 per cent and above has crossed 9,000. Though CBSE has neither released the exact number of candidates scoring 90 per cent and above nor that of merit certificates, the latter, too, has crossed the 12,000 mark, according to Board officials. As the CBSE aggregate is based on five subjects, the best-of-four subject aggregate would be even higher.
It appears that most colleges will set cutoffs on the first list above 95 per cent. Particularly the scores in political science, mathematics, psychology, sociology, geography, business studies, accountancy, physics and biology have shot up this time. The qualifying mark has also incrased besides the number of merit certificates risen. However, the number of seats have not changed.
Meanwhile, DU has said that maximum queries have been received for its B El Ed course during the pre-admission counselling session open days conducted by it in the run-up to the admission process beginning on May 28. The Bachelor of Elementary Education (B El Ed) is a first-of-its-kind course which is exclusively for women candidates, offered only by DU.