797.82/800 for BA (Hons) Political Science at Hindu College, 795.086/800 for BA (Hons) Psychology at Lady Shri Ram College for Women – sky-high cut-offs might need come to an finish with the adoption of the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) and a brand new admission course of at Delhi University, however the marks-based competitors for seats in demand stays as fierce as ever.
After many years of admissions by means of cut-offs primarily based on Class XII marks, DU adopted CUET this 12 months. In 2021, the final 12 months of cut-off-based admissions, 10 programmes throughout schools had set a 100% cut-off.
Data analysed by The Indian Express on CUET scores, towards which candidates have been admitted to among the most coveted seats in DU, reveals that the competitors continues to be amongst close to good scores. The Political Science Honours programme at Hindu College, probably the most in style programmes within the college and which had a 100% cut-off final 12 months, has 20 unreserved seats and 24 candidates have been allotted these. The lowest CUET rating towards which a candidate has been admitted to those seats is 797.82/800. This could be 99.73 if transformed to share phrases.
The BA (Hons) Psychology course at LSR College has 25 unreserved seats and it’s one in all solely 12 DU schools which gives this programme. The lowest CUET rating towards which one in all these seats has been allotted is 795.086/800 — roughly 99.38%.
The present system diverges from the cut-off system since schools aren’t deciding on the scores towards which college students are being admitted. The college has made centralised programme-group particular advantage lists primarily based on CUET scores and candidates have listed their preferences. Candidates have been given their highest attainable desire primarily based on their place on the advantage checklist.
B.Com (Hons) at Shri Ram College of Commerce was one other one of many programmes which had a 100% first cut-off final 12 months. This programme has a a lot bigger variety of seats than most others — it has 253 unreserved seats and since DU had allotted 20% further candidates within the first spherical, one other 50 candidates had been allotted seats there. The lowest CUET rating towards which these candidates have been admitted is 782/800 — roughly 97.75%.
In the opposite 100% cut-off programme from final 12 months in SRCC, BA (Hons) Economics, the bottom CUET rating towards which a candidate has been allotted one of many 63 unreserved seats is decrease at 755/800 – roughly 94.37%.
Similarly, in Miranda House, the place the bottom rating towards which one in all 28 unreserved seats was allotted in BA (Hons) Political Science is 787/800 (roughly 98.37%), the identical was decrease within the 31 unreserved BA (Hons) Economics seats at 715/800 (roughly 89.37%).
Teachers at these schools identified that this decrease level of entry within the Economics Honours programme isn’t indicative of decrease competitors however as a result of, usually, college students scored decrease within the CUET Math paper, which was vital for admission to the course. Analysis of scores candidates acquired to be positioned within the 95 percentile for various topics within the CUET confirmed that in Mathematics, the requisite rating was 103.7/200 or 51.%. This was a lot decrease than arts topics. For occasion, in History, it was 165.4 or 82.7%; in Economics, it was 175.8 or 87.9%; in Psychology, it was 190.9 or 95.45%.
In the meantime, admissions to Science programs, even in the most well-liked schools, proceed to happen as a number of vacancies stay even after the second spherical. The CUET scores towards which college students are being admitted to those programs can be significantly decrease due to the decrease CUET scores candidates have gotten in science topics.