Changes in DU Admissions or Cut Off Due to CBSE/ ISC Exams Cancellation

Diksha Nautiyal
Diksha NautiyalPublished On: July 15, 2020

The admissions for DU commenced on 20th June 2020. With the cancellation of some of the Class 12 board examinations, students are curious as to whether there will be any relaxation in DU cut-off marks or not. 

Changes in DU Cut Off Due to Exam Cancellation

On 25th June 2020, CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) declared that the remaining board exams for Class 12 and Class 10 have been cancelled. With this, Delhi University aspirants all around the country are left wondering whether there will be any changes in the DU 2020 cut-off marks or not.

Being considerate to every student and the currently prevailing situation, the university has come up with a number of changes regarding admissions. In this article, we will discuss these changes and their possible impact on the 2020 cut-offs of Delhi University.

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High Scorers Up, DU Admissions 2020 May Get Tougher

CBSE Class 12 Result 2020 has been announced on 13th July 2020 and along with the result, the questions around DU Admissions 2020 have also started coming up. According to the experts, the number of students scoring above 90% and 95% in the CBSE Class, 12 board exams have increased significantly this year, this may lead to a slight increase in the DU cut off. Students can witness an increase in the DU Cutoff 2020 for admission to UG courses. The number of DU applications this year as students from other states may prefer to study local due to COVID-19 crisis.

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Expected Changes in DU 2020 Cut-off Marks

A huge number of students apply for Delhi University colleges every year. Students look forward to the release of cut-off scores which lead to DU admissions. This year, under unprecedented circumstances, students are expecting some changes in the cut-off percentage of DU colleges. The first DU cut-off list of 2020 will be releasing in the second week of August. So, it is too soon to say what might happen. But considering the fact that the university did bring about a lot of changes in the admission process this year, expecting that the admission authorities will make some changes is worth a shot.

Although professors at Delhi University believe that students should not expect big changes in the DU cut-offs this year. According to them, the university is unlikely to lower the cut-off scores as they are expecting the boards to be lenient while awarding marks to students. Although, the situation might change once the results are out. But for now, these are all vague assumptions.

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No Marks Deduction on Changing Streams

Earlier, Delhi University had a policy of deducing 5 per cent marks from the total scores of a student if she/ he changes their streams for the admissions to BA (Bachelor of Arts) course. In her official statement, Shobha Bagai, The Dean of Admissions, Delhi University said that this policy was put into action because Science students were believed to score more than Humanities students and that if there’s no deduction, they might end up taking a major chunk of BA programme seats which are meant for Humanities students. But, she then added that the studies are going interdisciplinary and that they will ensure that the entire admission process goes smoothly.

So, this year, if a Science student wants to apply for a BA programme, she or he will not have to lose 5 per cent of the total aggregate scores.

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Will No ECA Trials in DU Affect Cut-offs 2020?

This year, students applying to Delhi University under ECA category will not be participating in trials. Instead, students aspiring for Music courses admissions will have to upload their videos or portfolio to be reviewed by the panel. Students from sports quota will be selected for UG courses based on awards and exams. This many bring changes for the students in terms of cut-off scores. Also, the admissions to the ECA category will be offered to NSS and NCC students only. Read the full story here.

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Single Application Form for All Colleges

The varsity has now introduced a single application form for all DU colleges. Earlier, students had to apply separately for some of the Delhi University colleges, but now, the admissions will be conducted for all the colleges through a single application form. Students are given the change to fill their top five choices. These choices will then be considered at the time of college allocation. This means that now students do not have to limit their choices by picking a particular college or course.

What to expect from DU Admissions 2020?

Students may be expecting Leniency from the admissions board of Delhi University in terms of cut-off scores but, the professors are saying otherwise. Now whether students come across any changes in the same or not, that only time will tell. Until then, you can fill out the Common Application Form (CAF) to get admission to the top Commerce and Arts colleges in India with the help of expert guidance. Get ready to study at the college of your choice with CollegeDekho.

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