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The University of Delhi has released the fifth cut-off list today on the official website.

The admission under the DU 4th cut-off list ended ended on June 17th. The DU 5th cut-off list will be all about filling the seats in the reserved category in most colleges.

So far, the University has filled 67,419 seats out of the total 62,000. After the release of DU 5th cut-off, the admissions will take place from July 20, which will also be the first day for those who have already completed the admission process.

The candidates should note that this year, the university will notify just five cut-off lists.

Check this space for the latest updates on the fifth cut-off.

Click here to check the fifth cut-off list P.G.D.A.V. (E) College.

Click here to check the fifth cut-off list for Gargi College.

Click here to check the fifth cut-off list for Satyawati College.

Click here to check the fifth cut-off list for Shyam Lal College.

Click below to check the comprehensive fifth cut-off lists:

Arts & Commerce


B.A. Programme

After a hectic admission season, the University of Delhi has finally announced the fourth cut-off list for admissions to its colleges.

According to reports, more than 52,000 students have been admitted in the first three lists. Despite the special provision for EWS categories, seats remain vacant due to high cut-offs. Most of the top colleges have closed admissions for general category admissions.

Check this space for the latest updates on the fourth cut-off list.

Click here to check the fourth cut-off list for Gargi College.

Click here to check the fourth cut-off list for Miranda House.

Click here to check the fourth cut-off list for Satyawati College.

Click here to check the fourth cut-off list for Shaheed Bhagat Singh (E) College.

Click here to check the fourth cut-off list for Hindu College.

Click here to check the fourth cut-off list for Lady Shri Ram College.

Click here to check the comprehensive fourth cut-off lists:

Arts and Commerce



We help you debunk one of the most important yet fussy process of withdrawal during the University of Delhi (DU) admissions. 

  • It is extremely important to hold a seat in any one of the colleges: With the cut-off trends on a rise, we can never rely on the previous year’s lists, our marks, or any other factors. It becomes important to have a water-tight plan and a back-up. Students must always have a plan-B ready for their course or college. The first two cut-off lists will always be cruel but remember to apply with each list wherever you see your course or college of choice or back-up and secure a seat. With each list, as the cut-offs fall, you can move up on your priority list by withdrawing from the previous college and applying to the new one. Securing a seat also gives us a sense of relief and security.
  • Keep an eye on the cut-off lists and tally your best of four: If the college you took admission in after the first cut-off list is not near to what desired, keep a close eye on the successive lists that are released. As soon as the next list is out, analyse the next best option you have as per your preferences based on the course or college. Ensure your Best of Four (BoF) is properly calculated and the correct subjects from the subject list have been included. Make sure that you cross check the cut-off and other pre-requisites for your course by visiting the college or the DU website.
  • Be clear and swift with the cancellation procedure and refund:  Once certain of fulfilling the criteria, go to the web portal and cancel the admission from the dashboard. With this you will now have access to take admission, in accordance with the new cut-off list. Print the new form along with its copies to take admission in the new college. The refund will be updated in the ‘wallet’ section. A cancellation fee of INR 1000 will be deducted and this will be reflected in the ‘wallet’ section. It is important to note that only one cancellation is allowed per cut-off list. Ensure that you qualify for the cut-off in the college you wish to shift to by checking in person before you cancel your admission. Once cancelled, you cannot be re-admitted in the eventuality that you do not secure admission in the next college.
  • Collect original documents and head to the new college for admission: First, go to the college you are already admitted in and collect your original documents by showing the cancellation form and the new admission form. After this, head towards the new college and repeat the admission procedure with your application, original documents, photocopies, and three recent passport sized photographs. The admission fee will be automatically adjusted from the ‘wallet’ and you will only be required to pay the balance. If some amount is left, it will be refunded to the applicant’s account.

A step by step summary of the process:

1.Take admission in a college of preference from the cut off list. Eg. B.A. (Honours) Psychology, College C

2.When new cut-off list is released, choose a course and college and ensure you fulfill the criteria (calculation and subjects in BoF) before going to take admission. Eg. Visit College B to check cut-off and eligibility.

3.At home, cancel the previous admission and fill new form. Eg. For B.A. (Honours) Psychology at College B.

4.The fee will be adjusted on the Wallet and INR 1000 will be deducted.

5.Collect original documents from College C and head over to College B and repeat the admission procedure. The total number of cancellations allowed will be (n-1) where ‘n’ is the number of cut-off lists.

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Shivani Dadhwal

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The Delhi High Court says that rule may be reconsidered if petitioner succeeds in petition.

The Delhi High Court has issued a notice with respect to a matter presented to it on 26th June 2019 regarding a plea challenging the rule mandating deduction of 2.5% from the total percentage of a candidate in best four subjects in case of change of stream while securing admission in the University of Delhi (DU).

The rule mentioned in section 2.2 of the Undergraduate Bulletin of Information 2019-20 states that if a student is changing streams and aspiring for admission to the University in a subject that they did not study at the senior secondary level, a deduction of 2.5% from their Best of Four percentage would be considered as their score for making it to the cut-offs; a notion that puts many students at a disadvantage keeping in view the high scores required to secure a seat in the University.

Petitioner Muskan Aggarwal, a student from the science stream, has achieved a score of 96% in the class 12th CBSE Board Examinations and wants to pursue B.A. (Hons.) Political Science from DU.

It is her case that the rule mandating deduction in the percentage of marks in case of a change in the stream is “arbitrary, discriminatory and baseless”. She cites the rationale to support her argument that if a student is scoring well then they should have the opportunity to study any subject of their choice. The Court had directed the University to file a response to the plea within a week’s time.

The University maintains that this rule has been clarified in the earlier ruling of the High Court with respect to admissions criteria for this academic year (W.P. C No.6751/2019 passed on June 14th. 2019). Keeping in view the petitioner’s vehement dispute regarding this claim, the Vacation Bench of Honorable Justice Jyoti Singh has issued the notice regarding further hearing of this matter on 5th July 2019 before the Regular Bench of the High Court.

The High Court has also clarified that the petitioner, if successful in her petition, would be granted admission as per her final marks and corresponding ranking in the merit list.

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Bhavya Pandey

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The much-anticipated second cut-off list gives aspiring students a chance to either secure their admission, or upgrade colleges.

With 23,780 seats filled out of 63,000 and huge crowds observed in many University of Delhi (DU) colleges in the first cut-off list, all eyes are on the second cut-off list now. Despite some of the highest cut-offs being declared for B.A. Political Science courses, various colleges, including Miranda House, Ramjas and Kirori Mal reported that seats for the programme had been filled up and a second cut-off list would not be released, as reported by The Hindu.


Beginning now, DU colleges have begun releasing cut-off lists on their respective college websites. Watch out this space for live news; keep refreshing this article for timely updates.



Click here to view the complete second cut-off list for Arts and Commerce Courses at DU.

Click here to view the complete second cut-off list for Science Courses at DU.



Click here to check the second cut-off list for Bhagini Nivedita College.

Click here to check the second cut-off list for Keshav Mahavidyalaya.

Click here to check the second cut-off list for Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies.

Click here to check the second cut-off list for Ramanujan College.

Click here to check the second cut-off list for Gargi College.

Click here to check the second cut-off list for PGDAV College.

Click here to check the second cut-off list for Shri Ram College of Commerce.

Click here to check the second cut-off list for Satyawati College (Evening).

Click here to check the second cut-off list for Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women.

Click here to check the second cut-off list for Kirori Mal College.

Click here to check the second cut-off list for Satyawati College.

Click here to check the second cut-off list for Acharya Narendra Dev College.

Click here to check the second cut-off list for Shaheed Bhagat Singh College.

Click here to check the second cut-off list for Deshbandhu College.

Click here to check the second cut-off list for Shyam Lal College.

Click here to check the second cut-off list for Mata Sundri College for Women.

Click here to check the second cut-off list for Janki Devi Memorial College.

Click here to check the second cut-off list for Vivekananda College.

Click here to check the second cut-off list for Jesus and Mary College.

Click here to check the second cut-off list for Zakir Hussain Delhi College.

Click here to check the second cut-off for Swami Shradhanand College.

Click here to check the second cut-off for Miranda House.

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Considering difficulties that the applicants might face, Delhi High Court has ordered DU administration to continue with previous year’s admission criteria. The decision comes along with the extension of registration dates.

The last day for registration which was ought to be June 14 has been extended to June 22 by Delhi High Court. The HC order which reprimanded the varsity of its abrupt decision of changing admission criteria has also asked the university to revoke it. The decision was met with criticism by teachers and students alike, as reported by DU Beat earlier. The recent changes involved inclusion of maths in the best of four subjects for admission in B.Com (Hons.) and BA(Hons.) Economics.
While hearing three petitions against Delhi University the bench made it clear that changes in eligibility criteria have to made in accordance with law, which would require a minimum of six months of public notice to the public at large. It also debarred the university from making changes to the eligibility criteria in the forth coming year to its UG courses.
Lawyers representing the varsity told the judges that DU changes its eligibility criteria every year and the Bulletin of Information (BIS) was meant for this specific year and therefore it didn’t qualify as a statutory rule. Lawyers also argued that no student will be deprived of admission due to changes in rules and if anyone is affected then they can approach the grievances committee.
“The High Court order to quash Delhi University’s new admission guidelines is good because the timing of DU’s decisions can be questioned as it can disrupt how people plan their admission. It’s not about questioning the quality of this decision but the timing could have been better.” says Ayaan Kartik, a Journalism undergrad at Delhi University.

On the issue of extension of dates, Kartik Pande, an aspirant says “I believe that this has two sides to it. The positive thing is that the people who accidentally missed the registrations or did some mistake can re register, while the negative thing is that the competition will increase for students. I don’t think I’m inclined towards any side as the decision is alright according to me so yeah that was it.”
Admission to various UG courses that commenced on May 30 has witnessed an entry of 3.31 Lakh applicants. The HC decision might extend the date of first cut off which has not been announced yet. As speculations suggest, the first list might release somewhere around the end of June.

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The University of Delhi released its second cut off list on 25th of June for all courses of Arts, Commerce and Science stream.

Many students who withdrew their admission from previous colleges and came to Daulat Ram College were denied admission into their course of choice because they did not meet the prerequisite cut-off. Due to miscommunication and lack of awareness regarding the B.A. Programme course, many students assumed one cut-off to be applicable to all subject combinations.

A case of avoidable circumstances can be observed here. The cumulative cut-off list released by the University of Delhi is divided into two parts. While the first part comprises only of the cut-offs in the respective courses, the second part comprises certain remarks about these cut-offs. It tells about the colleges that are offering relaxation for girl candidates, the subjects that one should have studied till class 12th to apply for certain courses, etc.

The course B.A. Programme offers many combinations to the students, depending on the subjects taught in a particular college. However, the cut-offs for different combinations are different in many colleges. This information is only mentioned in the second part of the list, and is also available on the respective college’s website.

Unfortunately, a lot of aspiring candidates have skipped this part which has led to a lot of chaos and confusion. Students who withdrew their admission from previous colleges and came to Daulat Ram College had to face such this situation. Believing that the cut-off for the entire course was 91%, they tried to seek admission, only to find out that the said cut-off was just for some particular combinations.

Therefore, it is advised that the entire list is carefully checked before seeking admission in any college. The second part of the list is not supposed to be skimmed, but rather it is supposed to be read thoroughly. If a candidate doubts the cut-off or is even a little unaware of it, he/she should not hesitate to call up the college authorities or even visit the college campus if their calls are going unanswered.

A volunteer from Daulat Ram College who wished to remain anonymous was quoted saying, “Because the candidates did not clearly check all of the varied combination cut-offs a lot of confusion and chaos happened on the first day of admission, after the declaration of the second list.”


Anukriti Mishra

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Amidst the series of cut-offs that the University of Delhi offers your way, in one of the lists lies the primal score for admission into your desired field. Once you hit that lucky number on the list, you will revel in the thought of cancelling the enrolment in that back-up college you had initially gotten admitted into. Before you begin this process of withdrawal, here are a few pointers to help you trace this journey with rationale and clarity.

  1. What and Why: The need to secure a seat

The cut-off trends possess a tendency to waver and flicker every academic year. In this mayhem, it is imperative that you exercise prudence when it comes to admissions. If the first, second, third lists betray your anticipated cut-off, ensure that you still secure a seat in your backup college/course. With your heart temporarily placated and consoled into waiting and hoping, be sure to keep a tab on the lists that are to follow, as they can offer you a slightly/majorly better option.

  1. The Process: Step 1

Fancy this: on June 20th, you have enrolled into a course, say B.Com (Hons.) in College B, despite eagerly wanting to get into College A for B.A. (Hons.) Economics. In the third cut-off list, the percentage requirement for College A drops and matches your score. Congratulations! Now before in elation you run off to cancel your admission, check and confirm with College A if your Best of Four is correctly calculated according to their guidelines. Visit the college if need be, or check their website. Once your enrolment is withdrawn and cancelled, you will then be able to access other courses and colleges on the admissions portal.

  1. The Process: Step 2

The usual process entails visiting the college with a cancellation form (available on the undergraduate admissions portal), a cancelled cheque (in some colleges), and the fee receipt previously obtained. You might be required to fill a cancellation form at College B, after which you can collect your original documents that were previously submitted. You will then proceed to College A with these documents, the college-specific form filled online, and fulfil all other formalities which were followed the first time. You shall repeat the usual admissions process to enrol into College A. The first admission, which is cancelled, does not lead to immediate return of the fee payment but instead takes a duration of one or two months. So, manage your finances accordingly as it might require double, and in some cases triple, payment on your part.

The DU Beat team wishes you all the best throughout the admissions process!


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Saumya Kalia
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With only a couple of days to go until the first cut-off list is out, you are probably a nervous ball of excitement and fear. You worked hard for your exams, attained excellent percentages, and are looking forward to starting a new phase of your life. Without crushing your dreams right away, here is the harsh truth – not all of you will make it to your dream college. This is not to say that you will not find a college that is equally fulfilling, possibly better suited to your personality, and a group of amazing friends. So when you expect to get into the college of your choice, but miss the cut-off by a hair’s breadth, here are 3 things you should repeat to yourself:

1. You are not a failure

It’s tempting to blame yourself for missing a cut-off by 0.5% (I say this from personal experience) but the reality is, sky-high cut-offs can throw anyone off-course. Could you have put in a tiny bit more effort and met that cut-off? Maybe. It is irrelevant. You could have always done better, could have always met another cut-off. Complaining about it will get you nowhere.

Pro tip: Sulk for a while. Get it out of your system. Then, take this opportunity to recognise your full potential and work towards achieving your goal. At the end of the day, your syllabus is the same and you have common exams. Continue to work hard in college.

2. Challenge yourself

When you know you have skills and talent, certain situations can be disappointing when they do not turn out as expected. This can lead to an intense fear of failure and can hinder you from truly challenging yourself to achieve new heights. It is natural to feel demotivated, but do not let this fear paralyse you. Get out of your comfort zone to make the best of your college experience by joining societies and applying to internships.

Pro tip: Start out easy. Apply to internships you know you have a good chance of getting. This will boost your morale and give you confidence. If still unsure, you can apply without telling any of your friends, so if you’re not selected, no one has to know. When it comes to societies, there’s no choice but to jump right in. It can be daunting, but on the bright side, no one knows you, so you can be whoever you want to be.

3. It’s all about you

When I was still in the sulking phase of my journey, one of my first ever college friends pointed out, “It’s we who make the college, not the college who makes us.” That statement still stands true, and is also the reason I am now able to write this article without crying (also the reason that friend is now one of my closest). Chances are that despite not being your first choice, your college will provide you with a plethora of activities to indulge in, excellent societies to be a part of, dedicated teachers to work with, and above all, the most supportive group of friends. Step back from the negativity and let yourself recognise and embrace the opportunities you now have.

Pro tip: Throw yourself out there. As cliched as it sounds, pursue what you want – audition for societies, sign up for new courses, strike up a conversation about Harry Potter with the pretty girl sitting behind you (and then become best friends). It will probably take you a couple of attempts to find that special group of people, and it isn’t always easy – like the time I rejected my now-best friend’s offer to hang out with her – but it is definitely worth it.

Once you make it through orientation, chances are, this is the college you will be attending for the next three years. It will become your home. With time, your Grade 12 percentages will fade off into mere numbers, and you will be surrounded by the activities and people of your college. It is up to you to take these experiences and make them your own. Not attending your dream college does not mean giving up on your dream. Be an active participant in the process of becoming the best version of yourself.

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Vineeta Rana

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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