Cut off 2013


The eighth cut-off for admissions into Delhi University are out and with that is the news of reopened admissions in a few colleges.

While on one hand Hans Raj has finally closed admissions for Commerce, Hindu and Kirorimal have reopened admissions for the same. Hindu College, which had closed admissions for the course after the fourth cut-off has reopened admissions at the exact same cut-off at which it closed. You can now avail admission in Commerce at Hindu with a percentage of 96.25-99.25. At Kirorimal, admissions for Commerce are set at a barrier of 95.75-95.99 with a 3% higher requirement for non-commerce students. The college had closed admissions after the fifth cut-off, which was at 96-96.24.

Economics remains available at Delhi College of Arts and Commerce with a 0.5 point drop from the previous cut-off.

Journalism and Mass Communication at Kamala Nehru College has been reopened for the second time. Earlier, the college had closed admissions for the course in the fifth cut-off. However, the sixth cut-off reopened admissions for the same. After closing the admissions with the seventh cut-off, an eighth cut-off has been announced for the course at 91.5-93.5.

In terms of science courses, majority of the admissions have finally been closed. However, Mathematics is still available at Hans Raj and Kirorimal College.

The window for admissions has reopened for B.Tech courses as well. Miranda House had closed admissions after the fourth cut-off for B.Tech in Computer Science. However, now the course is again up for grabs at a cut-off of 94.5-98.

Admissions for the eighth cut-off will last from 23rd-25th July.

Link to cut-offs: Arts and Commerce | Science | B.Tech

The sky-high cut-offs of Delhi University have finally led us to the seventh cut-off. As several colleges released their individual cut-offs on the evening of 17th July, it seems that the admission process is headed towards a close.

While in the General category only a few seats are up for grabs, the reserved category seats are still vacant in majority.

Commerce is now available in 12 colleges as opposed to 16 in the sixth cut-off. S.G.T.B. Khalsa for instance has re-opened admissions for Commerce.The college had closed admissions for Commerce in the sixth cut-off. However, the course is now again open for admissions at a cut-off of 95%.

Ram Lal Anand has closed admissions for all courses in the general category. The college is still accepting admissions for Computer Science on the basis on cancellations.

On the other hand, Hans Raj has finally dropped the qualifying bar for Commerce by 0.25%. Hans Raj College had stuck to its Commerce cut-off of 96.5-98 for three consecutive cut-offs. Well, now the college has placed the requirement at 96.25-98. All other courses are closed for General category at the popular college.

At Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Economics is still up for grabs with the rest of the courses closed. However, reserved category cut-offs for Commerce at the college go till 54%.

Popular girls’ college Daulat Ram, has closed admissions for all courses in the general category, barring English.

With vacant seats in popular colleges such as Hans Raj and Miranda House even after the seventh cut-off, only time will tell whether general category admissions will last as long as the ninth or tenth cut-off.

Links to college cut-offs: Arts and Commerce | Science | B.Tech

As the admission season (entire Admissions 2013 coverage) at Delhi University brings us to the fourth cut-off, one would expect that most courses should be ‘sold out’ in the General category. But several admissions, withdrawals and re-admissions later, the availability at a few colleges might mean hope for a few students. Though the official university announcement is set to come on 8th July, several colleges have already declared their individual fourth cut-off. While Hans Raj has closed admissions only for Botany and History in the General category, LSR is now open only for History.

Hans Raj is still offering admissions in Commerce, but the General category cut-off stays the same as the third cut-off at 96.5 – 98. There is a dip however in the reserved category cut-offs. The story of English at Hans Raj is a little different with a 1.5 decrease for Humanities students.

English hopefuls with a commerce background might have a tough time getting into Miranda. While the English cut-off for Humanities has been lowered to 92.5 from the 94 in the third cut-off, the bar that was at 97.5 for Commerce students in the first cut-off happens to stay the same even now.

Victimised by over-admissions, Gargi is closed for all subjects except for Commerce.

Ram Lal Anand’s controversial 100 for Non-science students wishing to pursue Computer Science is now at 98.5, while Science students require 93.5 to seek admission. Acharya Nar. Dev and Hans Raj are still open for admissions into the course.

Commerce aspirants can still apply in Hans Raj, Gargi, CVS, Kirori Mal, Shivaji and Daulat Ram College. LSR, Ramjas and Shaheed Bhagat Singh College have closed admissions for the course.

Admissions for the fourth cut-off will last from Monday, 8th July to Wednesday, 10th July.

All the best candidates!

Update on 7th July: Delhi University has released the official fourth cut-off list. Here are the links to the same – Arts and Commerce Courses | Science Courses | B.Tech Courses

Dear Future Leader,

Yes, I know you think this is easy for us to say. I know you think we have it all. We, with our fancy Delhi University degrees and sky high board results – what would we know about someone who couldn’t manage a seat in the country’s best university? No, we can’t possibly sympathise. And I’ll tell you why – because it’s our loss. It’s this University’s loss. The University should be pitied for being narrow in it’s thought process, almost to the extent of bigotry, and blamed for judging a student’s potential by something as unpredictable and as trivial as a board exam score.

It is this University, and it’s unbelievable cut off lists for 2013, that couldn’t comprehend your true potential. It is this University, apparently the best in the country which believes that your intelligence, ability, confidence and maturity can be reflected in simply one set of exams.

For every future journalist, writer, novelist, poet and literature enthusiast we lost this year, I’m sorry we didn’t even bother to see your writing – your wit, your insight, the books you’ve read and the things that inspire you. I’m sorry we thought that a 97% can encompass all of that.

All future entrepreneurs, business leaders, who needed a 100% to get through the best institutes of the country, you’re better than that. For everyone who missed out on a seat by a meager margin, I don’t even know where to begin to apologise. Apologise on behalf of the entire university. Apologise for never comprehending your true potential, for never even trying. For not giving you a chance – a chance at an entrance exam, a chance to rise up to your true calling.

On another tangent, I think the university’s loss of some of the best minds of the future is not it’s only loss this year. The much protested Four Year Undergraduate Programme and all its predicted downfalls might be a sign of falling standards. This is not my way of showing you a silver lining, but you probably do deserve better.

I will always regret not having a chance to be associated with you. I hope we have a chance to work together someday. Or just meet each other and learn from each other’s experiences. It’s sad that the University’s lost yet another chance to be associated with the Mark Zuckerburgs and Einsteins of tomorrow. You are the future, and this world is your oyster. So spread your wings, and go conquer. May you fly high, and may your flight be long.

With best wishes and a certain sense of hollowness,
A DU student

Shri Ram College of Commerce, popularly known as SRCC has declared its first cut-off. The college will offer two courses- FYUP in Economics and FYUP in Commerce.

FYUP in Economics

General: 97.5%
OBC: 95.75%
SC: 95.25%
ST: 94.25%
PWD (VH) : 95.25%
PWD (HH): 97%
PWD (OH): 97%

The cut-off has been declared the same for all streams. Hence, humanities, commerce and science students will compete with the same cut-off. As a rider, students in the general category need to have a minimum of 70% marks in mathematics. With such high cut-offs, a 70+ in Maths should certainly be a given.

FYUP in Commerce

The most prized course in Delhi University does not come at 100% this time. The cut-off starting at 97% for Commerce students and going up till 99% for students without a Commerce background, comes somewhat expected from SRCC’s track record of high cut-offs. When compared to Kirori Mal College’s 99.75%, SRCC’s 99% is certainly justified better.

Eligibility Categories
A: 12th with all four papers of Accounts, Business Studies, Economics, Maths
B: 12th with any three papers from Accounts, Business Studies, Economics, Maths
C: 12th with any two papers from Accounts, Business Studies, Economics, Maths
D: 12th with any one paper from Accounts, Business Studies, Economics, Maths
E: Others


All the best candidates!

For cut-offs of other colleges, please refer here.

Every year, St. Stephen’s College has its own procedure for admissions. After the forms are filled, there is a release of cut-offs followed by interviews. Admissions are based on marks obtained in the Qualifying Examination(s) and on interviews held for candidates whose marks are above the cut-offs. The interview list will be out on Saturday, 22nd June. (For entire Admissions 2013 coverage click here)

Here is St. Stephen’s category wise cut-off for 2013:


Economics received the highest BFS cut-off when compared to the other courses at St. Stephen’s. The cut-off happens to be almost the same when compared to that of 2012. For the general category, the course has a requirement of 85% marks in Maths while students under the SC/ST category have an additional qualifying criteria of 80%.
Number of seats available in Economics: 100


Mathematics cut-offs have surely risen when compared to the previous year’s cut-off. For the general category, commerce students now require a BFS of 97 instead of 96.25 last year while science students need a 96.5 instead of the 96 that was present last year. The biggest leap is required by Humanities students who would now require a 94.5. The rise in cut-off is not exclusive to the general category since other categories also show a higher percentage requirement for the course than before. The BFS score should be inclusive of the applicant’s mathematics score.
Number of seats available in Mathematics: 50


English with its tag of one of the most sought after courses in the college, does show a slight rise in the course cut-off. Until last year, while other courses were providing admissions for English on the basis of CATE (Common Aptitude Test for English), Stephen’s has always chosen candidates on the basis of the cut-off and the interview. When compared to 2012, the cut-off for the generally category has seen a slight rise of 1% for commerce students and 0.5% for humanities students. Students from science still need an extremely high percentage of 98%, same as last year. The SC/ST category also shows a significant rise of 2-3% for students from all the three academic backgrounds.
Number of seats available in English: 60


History sees a slight rise in the cut-off with an increase of around 0.5-1% for the general category. The SC/ST category however, shows a steep rise of 2-3% when compared to the 2012 cut-off of St. Stephen’s.
Number of seats available in History: 60


Philosophy under the general category has shown the maximum rise. The difference between the cut off for the two years reflects a change of up to 5.5%.
Number of seats available in Philosophy: 10


Sanskrit with a 65% BFS requirement across all streams and categories, continues to stay the same as last year.
Number of seats available in Sanskrit: 10


Chemistry has received a 1% rise for the general category cut off changing last year’s 95 PCM requirement to a 96 this year. With regards, to the SC/ST category the change is again significant with a difference of 4%.
Number of seats available in Chemistry: 60


Physics cut off records a rise of around 0.67% across all the categories. The subject continues to stay one of the most sought after courses of the college.
Number of seats available in Physics: 60

Update: Students can check the Interview Schedule here.