Delhi University admissions to get tough with CBSE results
New Delhi : Taking admissions in Delhi University may get tough this year as the cut-off lists are likely to scale up with over 12,000 students scoring marks over 95%.
The overall pass percentage at the national level has increased from last year’s 82.02% to 83.01%.
“Of course cut-offs will increase. But by how much we can only tell after all the applications are received,” said a DU official on condition of anonymity.
Results for CBSE Class 12 Board Examinations were declared on Saturday (May 26). A total of 1.18 million students had appeared for the examinations that were held in 4,138 centres in India and 71 centres outside the country.
Students have been complaining in past about the unrealistically high cut-offs depriving them of taking admissions in the Delhi Universities, Last year, the highest cut-off was as high as 99.66%.
This year, Noida’s Meghna Srivastava topped the examination with a score of 499 out of 500. The only mark she lost out on was in the English exam.
Prakash Javadekar congratulated all the students who cleared the examinations this year. “I congratulate all those who succeeded. Those who did not succeed, I give them my best wishes because they should not lose heart. This is a temporary setback and they will put in more effort and succeed,” Prakash Javadekar, the minister of human resource development, said after the results were declared.