Going by the Class 12 results of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), students from other states stand a better chance of gaining admission to Delhi University than their counterparts in the city.
More students from other states – clubbed under the all-India region category – secured 95% and above than those from Delhi, as per CBSE results.
For instance, just 2,326 students from the city scored beyond that mark this year, as compared to 2,927 in the previous one. In stark contrast, the number of all-India region students (including Delhi) who scored as much went up from 9,351 in 2016 to 10,091 this year.
According to sources, students from other states will have a better chance of making it to Delhi University because the first cut-offs at the university is traditionally on the higher side.
This assumes significance in the light of Delhi University – being a central institution – not according any special reservation to local students. State universities, on the other hand, offer quota or relaxation in marks to students from domestic zones.
“Students of the all-India region category have performed better than those from Delhi. The CBSE doesn’t carry out moderation above 95%, so these marks are exactly what the students scored,” said a senior CBSE official.
The state BJP had recently asked Delhi University vice-chancellor Yogesh Tyagi to reserve seats for students from the city. However, the demand was shot down.
“We use the same yardstick to judge students from all boards, and admission is given strictly on merit. Students from all states are welcome here,” said a varsity official.
Nearly 82% students – a notch lower than last year – cleared the Class 12 board examination in 2017, the results of which were declared on Sunday. Board officials said the pass percentage for the Delhi region, at 86.45, was higher than the national standard.
Last year, as many as 87.01% students cleared the exam in the region.
Nearly 11 lakh candidates registered for the Class 12 exams, which were held between March 9 and April 29, against 10,67,900 students last year.