St Stephen’s College under the University of Delhi announces the first cut-off list for admission to various undergraduate courses with the highest for English (honours) and economics (honours) at 98.5% for commerce students. Comparatively, the cut-offs for English (hons) this year drops down 0.5% from last year’s 99% but for economics (hons) it is 0.3 % up from 98.2% in 2016. In 2016, the college saw a dip in cut-offs with some subjects having 0.25-0.50% lower cut-off than the previous year. The college releases different cutoffs for different streams.
Humanities students should have 97.25% or above marks in Class 12 for English (hons) and those from science must have scored 98% or above. For economics (hons), students from humanities and science streams should have 97% or above scores. BA (programme) requires at least 97% for commerce stream students, 95% for humanities, and 96.5% for science students. For mathematics (hons), the cut-off is 97%, 96% and 97% for commerce, humanities and science stream students respectively. There is a dip in the cut-off marks for history (hons) for students from all streams. It is available at 97.75% for commerce students, marginally lower from last year’s 98%. Humanities students need 96%, slightly down from last year’s 96.75%. And for science students, it is 97% which is lower from last year’s 97.25%. Chemistry (hons) is at 96.33%, same as last year, and physics (hons) is at 97.33%. BSc programme (physical sciences) is available at 95% and BSc programme (computer sciences) at 95.66%.
St Stephen’s received 24,168 applications for the 410 seats it offers in 11 courses. The courses offered by the college are honours in economics, English, history, philosophy, Sanskrit, mathematics, chemistry, physics, BA programme, BSc programme (physical sciences) and BSc programme (computer sciences).An aptitude test is conducted for the reserved seats (50%) for Christians, and then an interview is held for those who meet the cut-off. The list of candidates selected for aptitude test and interview will be announced on Thursday and interviews will begin on June 17.
For admissions, 85% weightage is given to Class 12 marks, 5% for aptitude test and 10% for the interview. Although, candidates falling under person with disability (PwD) category will not have to appear for the aptitude test and interview will have a weightage of 15%. The sports trials will take place from June 18 onwards, but the certificate verification will begin from Wednesday.
Initially, the list was supposed to be announced on Tuesday morning but since the Delhi University extended the last date for submitting applications to Tuesday 5pm, it decided to release it at midnight on Tuesday.