DU’s First Cutoff Set To Increase Competition This Year,Higher Cutoffs In Arts & Commerce Likely

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Competition rises every year for the highest percentage, so does the cutoffs of Delhi University. This year the cutoffs would be slightly higher than the previous year. DU colleges, likely to declare the first cutoff late on Monday night. It is yet to analyse the application and registration data provided by the university.

The university declared that this time only five cutoff lists would be out and that the remaining seats would be filled up by the centralised counselling list after the fifth one is released.

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DU has also decided to share the cutoffs allowing students with respect to make changes to the lists after analysing the trends. Many colleges haven’t yet released the tentative lists and other data on account of Eid.

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Jaswinder Singh, Principal, SGTB Khalsa College, said that the competition will be stiffer this year in arts and commerce. Last year it was the same as it was 99% in BA (Hons) Political science, 98.75% in English, 98.25% in Economics and  98% for Chemistry, Physics, CS and BCom (Hons).

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A DU official said that most of the colleges come out with very high cutoffs in the first list as they want to assess the demand for their courses and after that the cutoffs are subsequently lowered. Subjects like English and BA programme has the highest number of applications. They are 1,26,347 and 1,05,818 respectively.

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Tina Aswani
Student || Shaheed Bhagat Singh College

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