New Delhi: The cut-off for the four-year undergraduate economics (with commerce background) programme in St Stephen's College of Delhi University is a staggering 98 percent this year.

On an average, there is a minimum one percent rise in the cut-off percentage to 95 percent for almost all the courses offered by the college.

"The cut-off is determined on the basis of the marks of the applicants. This time, the board results have been good. Thus, the cut-off is also high," St Stephen's spokesperson Karen Gabriel said.

At 94 percent, the cut-off for the four-year undergraduate mathematics course for general category students is almost three percent higher than last year. For undergraduate programmes in English and History, the rise in the cut-off is 0.5-1 percent higher than last year at 95.25 percent and 94.5 percent.

Similarly, the cut-off for subjects like physics and chemistry is at 96 percent for general category students. The only subject for which there has been no change in the cut-off is Sanskrit, which remains at 65 percent.

The college gives 85 percent weightage to the marks scored by aspirants in their Class 12 exams. Those who make it to the cut-off list are then called for an interview, which carries 15 percent weightage in the admission process.

St Stephen's reserves 50 percent of its seats for Christian candidates, 8.5 percent for students belonging to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, 1.5 percent for differently-abled candidates, while the remaining 40 percent of seats are for general category students.

The college has received around 25,700 applications this year for 410 seats.

(Agencies)

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