What Are the Popular Courses for PCB Students?

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I scored 90 percent in PCB and also studied maths. I want to do a B.Sc (Hons) in chemistry. Please suggest me some of the top colleges/universities in Delhi-NCR? I haven’t registered for any college yet... hope that will not be a problem.
Altaf Ansari

Dear Altaf,

What are you waiting for? Log on to and apply IMMEDIATELY. The last date for applying to DU is 7 June 2018, so don’t waste any time, get onto it!

As for course selection, you can keep B.Sc (Hons) in chemistry as your first choice, but we suggest you have at least four or five courses as your preference when you fill up the form. You may choose as per your best of four in class 12, or may choose any other related course, such as botany, zoology, biotechnology, statistics, maths and economics honours.

Once you have applied to DU, you can look at other colleges in the region. Some of the popular colleges offering B.Sc (Hons) in chemistry include:

· Rajiv Gandhi Paramedical Institute

· Swami Shraddhanand College

See more colleges in Delhi NCR offering B.Sc (H) in chemistry. You may also see the list of top 10 B.Sc colleges in Delhi-NCR.

I scored 90.5% in CBSE class XII boards, and I’m from the general category. Will I get admission in DU for B.Sc in computer science. Please tell me which college I can apply to?
Pankaj Gogia

Dear Pankaj,

With a 90.5%, there are chances of getting through to a DU college, but you may have to wait for the 5th or the 6th cut-off list to come out to get admission. And then again, there is no assurance that you will make it to your choice of college either.

So apply to DU and at the same time, apply to other colleges as well, like:

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I have passed class 12 with 83% this year from CBSE in PCB. I want to pursue B.Sc in any course, mainly biology like biochemistry, biomedical, etc. So what are the colleges in India that I can hope to get in with this percentage?
Dibyajyoti Das

If you are willing to study anywhere in India, we’ll be looking at too wide a geography.

We suggest you to first assess the regions where you will be comfortable studying and living. Then categorise colleges offering B.Sc courses into government and private. Then shortlist colleges that you would be interested in, after checking their previous years’ cut-off marks. And then apply accordingly.

You can start by reading the list of colleges that offer B.Sc in Botany and related courses.

I’ve scored only 80.8% in my CBSE class 12th boards, with commerce including maths as my subjects. I was expecting somewhere between 90-95% . I want to do a BA programme from DU. Am I eligible? I want to prepare for UPSC. I also want to study French since I have studied it till class 10th. I don’t know which subjects would help me for UPSC preparation. Please guide me.
Yukti Garg

Dear Yukti,

If UPSC is your ultimate goal, then studying BA (Pass) or BA (Hons) is a good option. However, if you are good at any one arts subject (history, political science, geography, social sciences, philosophy, etc), then you can opt for an honors degree in that subject.

The thing about these subjects is that whatever you choose for your BA degree, that same subject can be your main subject of specialisation for UPSC.

While your goal is great, we think you should have a back-up option as well. Just in case your UPSC dreams don’t materialise, at least you’ll have something to fall back on.

As for French, DU does offer part-time foreign language courses that students from any DU college can attend.

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My son has taken the following subjects in his class 11, physics, maths, economics, accounts and english. Is he eligible to apply for admission to B.Com (Hons). 
Bhawna Garg

Dear Bhawna,

Maths is mandatory to study B.Com (Hons). So yes, he is eligible to pursue B.Com (Hons) with the subject combination that you have mentioned.

I’ve scored 87% in PCB this year in class 12th. I have a few questions. Firstly, what are some good courses I can apply to? Secondly, what are the best courses offered by DU for PCB students? And finally, apart from DU, in which other university should I apply?
Garima Singh

Dear Garima,

This approach is wrong. Of all the subjects that you have studied in class 12 (as part of PCB), in which subject have you scored the most? That should be your cue to pursue a course for UG.

Also, you should make that decision based on your skill-set and interest level. You will never be able to excel in something where you have not put your heart.

As far as what courses you are eligible to apply to is concerned, it is too early to predict. Once DU application process is over, then, basis on the number of applications and overall percentage, the colleges will prepare the cut-off list. But since the CBSE percentile has been higher in 2018, you can safely assume that the cut-off’s for DU in 2018 will be a tad bit higher than previous years.

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