Watch: Will CBSE Results 2018 Lead to a Spike in DU Cut-Offs?
CBSE Results 2018: Will cut-offs for colleges affiliated to the Delhi University cross 98 percent? Experts think so
With CBSE class 12 marks almost touching 100 percent this year, everyone is wondering whether cut-offs for colleges affiliated to the Delhi University will touch the sky this year as well. The Quint spoke with career counsellor Jayita Ekka, from College Dekho about the likely impact of high percentages in Class 12 and how they can go about the application process.
Will DU Cut-offs Cross 98 Percent?
Around 73,000 students have scored more than 90 percent in class 12 for which the results were announced by the CBSE on 26 May 2018. With such a large number of students scoring 90 percent and above, speculations are rife that the cut-offs for different subjects at DU will cross 98 percent. That might be bad news for those who might be stuck at 95 percent.
We can safely assume that this will result in a spike in cut-offs since there has been a significant increase in the number of those who’ve got 90 percent and 95 percent respectively. We will see a spike in the first cut-off list while most of the colleges go through the applications they receive.Jayita Ekka, Career Counsellor, College Dekho
Options For Those Who’ve Scored 80 Percent
All is definitely not lost for those who have not managed to be in the elusive 90-plus club. Experts suggest that while applying to the Delhi University, students should utilise the facility that allows one to indicate as many as ten choices in their online forms.
Career counsellors like Jayita Ekka are also of the view that applying to colleges other than the DU is also not a bad idea.
Please do apply for various courses at Delhi University but to be on safer side, do pick one or two courses in other colleges which is in sync with your area of interest and skill-set.Jayita Ekka, Career Counsellor, College Dekho
Going Abroad for Professional Courses
For those students from the Science stream who could not come out with flying colours this year, opting for a professional course in other countries may open new avenues. For instance, Nandishwar Dahuja had written to The Quint asking which government and private colleges he can apply to if his overall score is 66 percent. Since Nandishwar is from Biology stream, he can opt for pharmacy or physiotherapy which is part of the MBBS domain, though a more viable alternative would be choosing a foreign university.
If you have a valid NEET score and you’re not getting into some of the A-grade medical colleges in India, rather than investing between Rs 80 lakh to Rs 1 crore in medical institutions, you should look for options abroad.Jayita Ekka, Career Counsellor, College Dekho
Alternative to Economics Honours
While Economics Honours might be the most sought-after course at the under-graduate level, there are courses such as BFIA (Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis) and BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) that are available both at Delhi University and few private colleges, and are at par in terms of course structure and job prospects. But in case you are planning to take a drop for a year, in order to prepare for competitive exams, think twice as experts suggest taking admission makes more sense than letting that opportunity go.
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