The first cut-off list for admissions released by Delhi University, popularly known as DU on 25th June 2016 witnessed high cut-offs for popular courses like economics and English. The range of cut-off list varied between 95% - 98%. The respective cut-off list is not just for popular colleges like Kirori Mal or Hans Ran but also for several off campus colleges as well.
Although many students were relieved after making it into the course of their choice on the very first day itself but many students visited campus just to get a flavor of the campus and the college life and how the admission procedure works. Many students consulted teachers and talked about how to approach for admissions and about the second cut-off list. As DU is one of the most popular universities of the country many students from several places outside NCR came with their parents to participate in the admission procedure. Ananya Singh an aspiring student from Allahbad came to SRCC also know as Sri Ram College Of Commerce as she was seeking admission into economics but due to the bar of 98% she was utterly disappointed. Ananya managed to score 94% and was hoping to communicate with one of the faculty members but no one was available.
Many students both who got admissions and those who were just there to go through the campus were very much fascinated by various societies and the amount of exposure it offered. A humanity student Shama Khan who managed to score around 92% successfully got admitted for History course into Daulat Ram College. The cut-off for History in Daulat Ram was 92.75. Shama was very happy about getting admission into Daulat Ram as she always wanted to study in a girl’s college. She also stated that she has heard a lot about the societies in DU and she herself is inclined on joining environment society and Gandhi study circle.
Many students who were not eligible as per the first cut-off of Delhi University will be looking for alternatives. Another student Yogita Kanoujia knew that she might not get admission into the stream of her interest with a percentage of 90. She also stated that given the first cut-off list is pretty high the second cut-off list might not be the best choice to wait for hence she is planning to get admission into a course in Ambedkar University.
Although the admission procedure for courses in St. Stephens has always been distinctive but this year St. Stephens has added an aptitude test. Earlier the admissions were based entirely on the marks scored in Class XII and a interview. But for admissions for the academic year 2016, to seek admission into any course in St. Stephens the interested candidate is bound to give an aptitude test which will be conducted on the same day as interview. Although St. Stephens has provided an outlay of the examination paper of the aptitude test but despite of the outlay many students were panicking about the content they will be facing in the test as they had no reference whatsoever.
The test papers for the aptitude test are evaluated on the spot itself as soon as the interview is over. The aptitude test for which the students were allotted 30 mins hosted multiple choice questions based on the curricula of Class x & Class XII.
Students were asked to write a short essay of approximately two hundred words on social and economic issues for admissions into BA programmes. The questions were arranged in such a way as to test the general knowledge of the students regarding the mentioned subjects their skill to apply the same in the essay. Sibya Wandren, an aspiring economics student said that the questions related to mathematics were not very difficult and contained questions mostly related to calculus and sets. On the other hand Thomas Francis was concerned more about his interview than the test. According to Thomas the questions in the aptitude test were not very difficult. Thomas was asked to draw various graphs related to physics which he could not deliver perfectly.