FAQ: What is Delhi Univ’s Special Cut-Off? Can I Apply for it? 

Students who made it to the first 5 cut-offs, but couldn’t take admission, can apply in the special cut-off round. 

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Students who made it to the first 5 cut-offs, but couldn’t take admission can apply in the special cut-off round. 

After conducting five rounds of admissions for undergraduate courses, the University of Delhi will release a special cut-off on Monday, 24 November for candidates who had made to any of the five cut-offs released so far, but failed to take admission for whatsoever reasons.

But merely applying for admissions under this category will not guarantee admission. Here’s why.

Where will the cut-offs be released and how?

The special cut-off will be released on the University of Delhi’s website on 23 November. This will include cut-offs for courses available under each category for a college who would be admitting students under the special cut-off.

I have cancelled my admissionin the fifth list. Can I avail the special cut-off?

No. According to DU, an applicant who has cancelled her admission in the fifth-cut off will not be able to participate in the special cut-off round.

Moreover, applicants who are already admitted in any course or college affiliated to the University will not be able to take part in this cut-off.


What should I keep in mind while applying to the special cut-off?

Applicants must apply only to a single college or course and must ensure that they have carefully checked the number of seats available in the course and college they are applying to, under the special cut-off round.

In case the number of students applying to a specific course in a specific college exceeds the number of seats available, colleges will will publish a merit list based on marks scored by students in best of three or four, as required by the course.

What happens if there is a tie among applicants in merit list?

  • In case of a tie, the applicant with a higher percentage of marks in class 12 board examinations (best of five, including one language) will be considered first for admission.
  • If this doesn't work out, then the applicant with an earlier date of birth will be considered for admission.

When can I begin applying for special cut-off?

While the special cut-off would be released on 23 November, candidates can start applying from 9 am on 24 November till 1 pm on 25 November.

While colleges must approve applications by 5 pm on 26 November, the last date for payment of fees for admission under this special round is 27 November.

Will the university release a 6th cut-off?

Yes, since about 67,781 out of a total of 70,000 undergraduate seats have been filled in DU by the end the second round, the University has said that it will release a sixth and even a seventh cut-off, if required.

While admissions for the sixth cut-off will go on from 30 November to 2 December, chances are that a second cut-off will be released thereafter, if there are any vacant seats.

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