It is expected that this year, DU cutoff 2020 is likely to go up in comparison to last year. Delhi University has received 2,85,128 applications, alone from the CBSE board students. maximum students who have applied have scored 95% and above. Last year, University of Delhi received 1.47% applications from CBSE students who secured above 95% in the board exams. This year this percentage has risen to be 3.24 percent.
St. Stephen’s has already released the first cutoff on September 15, 2020. The college has set cut off as high as 99.25 percent for BA (Hons) Economics for students coming from commerce background. This is an indication that all the colleges of DU will set their cutoffs high this year. Last year the highest cutoff for BA (Hons) Economics for students coming from commerce background was 98.75 percent.
This year St. Stephen’s cutoff for BA (Hon.) economics is 98.75 percent for humanities and 98 percent for science stream students. The cut-off for BA English (Hons) stands at 99 percent for commerce students, 98.75 percent for science and humanities stream students. Thus making the BA (Hons) English cutoff 0.25 percent more than last year for commerce and science students.
One of the higher authorities of DU has been reported to indicate that the DU first cutoff list 2020 is expected to be out after October 12, 2020. The wait is of the UGC calendar, once the calendar of UGC is received by the varsity, it is hopeful that the schedule for cutoff will be out this week.
It is also to be noted that the admission process of St. Stephen’s is different from all other DU colleges. First is the reservation of the seats. being minority college 50 percent seats reserved for Christians. Also, the college has an independent admission system with a separate application form. While in other DU colleges the admission is solely based on the merit list, In Stephen’s the admission is followed by a written test and interview.
However, due to the pandemic, written tests have been eliminated this year and online interviews will be followed for the qualified candidates as per the cutoff.
Even though the admission process is different, it does not mean that other colleges will keep their cutoff low. Other DU colleges do not have any other filer for admission, just the merit list. Thus these colleges are expected to keep the cutoff high as St. Stephen’s but not lower.
This year there has been a rise in applicants for UG admission. DU has received a total of 3,53,717 UG applications. Last year, the university had received 2.58 lakh applications for its undergraduate courses.