St Stephens College released its cut-off list for 11 subjects on Wednesday,nearly a week before DU colleges bring out theirs.
The cut-offs of most courses in Stephens have registered an increase between 0.5 to 2 per cent,with Philosophy (Hons) for Science students climbing a stiff 7 percentage points.
Among popular subjects,English (Hons) jumped from 97 per cent in 2011 for Commerce students to 98 per cent this session. For Humanities and Science students,the cut-offs this year are 95.25 and 96,respectively.
Economics (Hons),did not see much increase in the cut-off with the figure climbing to 97.75 from last years 97.50.
For Humanities students,Economic cut-offs rose by 0.75 percentage points; from 96 last year to 96.75. For Science students,the cut-off for Economics this year is 96.75 per cent.
Sciences and Mathematics also saw a rise in cut-offs.
Chemistry cut-offs rose by two percentage points from 93 per cent in 2011 to 95 per cent; Physics went up from 95.33 last year to 95.66. For Mathematics,cut-offs for Science students rose from 95 last year to 96.25.
For Humanities and Commerce students,the cut-offs this year are 91.5 and 96 per cent,respectively. Sanskrit cut-offs remained unchanged at 65 per cent.
The college has released separate cut-offs for SC,ST,disabled and Christian students.
The college cutoffs were decided by departments concerned,based on a close scrutiny of application forms,said Dr Karen Gabriel,media coordinator.
The rise in cut-offs of subjects depends on the kind of applications received. Cut-offs are not decided arbitrarily,but based on the screening of applications received from different streams. This is the reason why Stephens does not come out with a second or third list, she said.
The college will releases its interview list on June 22. The college received about 23,000 applications this year for about 400 under-graduate seats on offer.