As per reports from various sources, it has been assumed that there will be no Delhi-like situation where the first list closed at 100% in one college. Mumbai has got several reputed colleges, which can accommodate the top students. Earlier the first cut off was around 90 per cent. Hence, a rise in cut off by 2 -3 per cent may not affect a lot of students.
Also, if not the first merit list, the second merit list will definitely come as a relief to many students after the top scorers have been allotted seats. This will be followed by many other lists which will help in accommodating the remaining students.
While cut-offs of traditional Arts, Science and Commerce courses will be high, those for bifocal science courses will be even higher. It has been assumed that most of the top scorers will be going for bifocal courses, after which the option for traditional Science courses still remains, and these offer similar career opportunities.