This year, the competition to get admitted to popular courses at reputed Central universities is likely to be tougher for humanities students than for those studying science subjects.
The results, announced Friday, show that the score, after normalization, required to find a place in the top 95-100 percentile bracket is as high as 92.5% in the case of English. This means that if you want to be in the top 5% of English scores, you need to get at least a 93%. The corresponding percentage for Mathematics is 51.5, which means that to be in the top 5% for Maths scores, you need to get at least a 52%.scoring 185.9 in English and 103.7 in Math on the 200 point scale (maximum score possible in each subject) puts a student in the top percentile bracket for admission into Delhi University. However, we won’t have a clear idea of how competitive the admissions process is until after students have been admitted into the university.
The National Testing Agency’s CUET (Common University Entrance Test) was introduced this year as a single gateway exam to provide a level playing field for students from different Boards and educational backgrounds.
The latest CUET results show that the score equivalent to the 95th percentile is as follows: History 165.4 or 82.7 percent; Psychology 190.9 or 95.45 percent; Economics 175.8 or 87.9; Hindi 171.09 or 85.5 percent while Sociology is an exception with a requirement of 157.4 or 78.7 percent.
The new CUET exam, administered by the National Testing Agency, was introduced this year as a single gateway exam to ameliorate the soaring cut-offs and Class XII Board marks given the great diversity in how different Boards evaluate students.