New Delhi: Among humanities courses, economics, political science, psychology and English saw soaring cutoff marks on Friday. Both Lady Shri Ram College and Indraprastha College for Women set the bar for psychology (H) at 99.75% this year, a marginal dip for LSR from the 100% it was at last year, and a rise of 1.75% at IP College. While the lowest requirement for the course is at Bharati College with 96%, for most other colleges offering the subject, the cutoff was over 98%.
Meanwhile, the lowest cutoff for economics (H) is 95% at Sri Aurobindo College. In all other colleges offering the course, this year the eligibility bar has gone up by 0.25-3%. Dr BR Ambedkar College saw a hike of 3% from 95% last year to 98% this year.
In the seven colleges that offer journalism (H), the admission benchmark ranged between 98% and 99% in most colleges. The lowest was at Bharati College, which had an asking score of 93%. Colleges like Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Kamla Nehru College and Lady Shri Ram set the cutoff for journalism (H) at 99%, while the same at Kalindi College and Maharaja Agrasen College was determined at 98% in the first list.
Political science (H) also saw high cutoffs, with most colleges setting the minimum point for seeking admission at above 95%. The lowest qualifying point for the course is at Bhagini Nivedita College with 80%.
At Hindu College this year, aspirants need a perfect score to opt for political science (H) in the first list. Anju Srivastava, principal of Hindu College, said, “Despite the cutoff marks of 99.5% for political science (H) last year, admissions in our college was much higher than the sanctioned strength. Hence this time we had no option but to hit the 100% mark. Even if we do not get students under the first list, we will continue to go slow. As of now, we do not have data on the number of students who have applied. We will get the data only on Monday once the portal opens.”
English has also proved a much sought-after course over the years. The lowest cutoff this year is at Sri Aurobindo College (E) where the requirement is an aggregate of 93%.


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