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Delhi University: Cutoffs may shoot up for 2015-16 UG admissions

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The undergraduate admission to Delhi University for the 2015-16 academic session is likely to shoot up the cut-off range following the result of the CBSE and CISCE class 12 board examinations 2015.

However, the overall pass percentage of class 12 board examination 2015 is lower, the total number of candidates who scored 90% and above has gone beyond 60,000.

Delhi University: Cutoffs may shoot up for 2015-16

The result of CBSE Class XII board examination 2015 announced recently indicate the increase in number of merit certificates and qualifying marks as well.

According to the CBSE board " The CBSE class 12 results for 2015 registered 82% pass percentage, out of which more than 9,000 students have scored 95% and above. While the number of candidates with merit certificates is over 12,000. Since the CBSE aggregate is based on the five subjects, the best-of-four subject aggregate will be even higher.

Speaking about the high scores, an official of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College said " The high scores will affect cutoffs. However, the margin may be low as the cutoffs are already high. The cutoff may increase by 0.5-1 percentage point this year. CBSE scores are one of the most significant pointers for cutoffs."

CISCE announced the results of ISC Class XII board examination 2015 on May 18, 2015. The total pass percentage is 96.28%. The ISC topper has acquired 99.75%; second position is held by four students with a score of 99.50%; third place is held by 13 students with a 99.25% score.

The toppers of Class XII have broken the record of the last five years in terms of percentage secured; overall pass percentage for the country has shot up by 1.01% for ISC.

According to TOI "The admissions to Delhi University affiliated colleges for the academic year 2014-15 were closed by the end of the second or third cutoff lists and the same is expected to repeat this year."

A nominal fall in pass percentage will not impact the cutoff but a rise in average scores will surely push it higher.

Majority of the colleges are likely to have their first list cutoffs in the range of 95% plus. As the number of seats in the colleges remains unchanged, the high scores will definitely keep the cutoffs steep.

Delhi University colleges are likely to have a single cutoff for each course this year.

Delhi University will start online registrations for 2015-16 UG admissions from May 28, 2015, followed by the offline registrations (offline sale/receipt of OMR forms) from June 5, 2015. The last date for both online and offline registration at DU is June 15, 2015.

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