It’s Time Peeps! DU Has Opened Its Doors Today – The First Cut-Off Is Here!


Yes, the most awaited phenomenon has officially begun – DU has announced its first cut off! Students all across the nation and also abroad have been eagerly waiting for this day, and now with the first cut off released, they can begin the process of admissions in the preferred choice of college under DU. While the colleges under DU have each published their first cut off list on their respective websites, you can also check the first cut off in DU’s official website,

In the Press Release on June 18, 2018, DU declared:

“The First Cut-Off list for admissions to various Undergraduate Courses (based on merit) of the University of Delhi for the Academic Year 2018-2019 will be notified/displayed by the different colleges of the University on Tuesday, the 19th June 2018.”


Every year, DU releases multiple cut-off lists stating the minimum percentage required for admission. While the first cut-off always remains very high, nearing as high as 99-100% sometimes, the following cut-off lists have lesser marks requirements. Most of the colleges released their first cut off list on Monday evening (June 18), and the marks cut off this year are not very far removed from the previous year. As has been the expected trend over the past few years, the highest cut-off for a majority of courses in the Delhi University stands above 98%. However, unlike last year, the first cut-off this year has not reached 99% for any of the courses, except for BA (Hons) in Political Science at the Khalsa College.

Vibha Chauhan, Principal of Kirori Mal College, stated:

“This year, with the university providing the cut-off finder, the list was prepared in a relative manner and was not isolated. So I think the cut-off this time will be more realistic.”

First Cut-Off 2018

The DU first cut-off list for merit-based undergraduate courses in the 2018-19 academic year has witnessed a slight drop in the minimum marks required as compared to the previous academic year (2017-18). Last year, SGTB Khalsa College set the highest cut-off marks for Science stream subjects – 100% for Computer Science (Hons) and 99.66% for B.Sc (Hons) in Electronics – and in humanities, it set the highest cut-off at 99% for BA (Hons) in Political Science. This year, the highest cut-off marks for Science stream stands at 98% for B.Sc (Hons) in Physics in Hindu College, followed by SGTB Khalsa College with the highest cut-off of 98% for B.Sc(Hons) in Computer Science. For Mathematics, the highest cut-off this year stands at 97.25% at SGTB Khalsa College, followed by 97% at Gargi College, Hindu College, and Hansraj College.

Coming to Humanities, the highest cut-off is 98.5% for BA (Hons) in Journalism at Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (DCAC). Last year, it stood at 97%. LSR closely follows DCAC with the highest cut-off for Journalism being 97.75%, falling by 0.25% from last year’s 98%. The highest cut-off for Journalism at Kamla Nehru College is also 97.75%. For BA (Hons) in Psychology, LSR College has set the highest cut-off at 98.25% for BA. While St Stephen’s College has set the cut-off for BA (Hons) in English at 97.5%, whereas Hindu College set the cut-off at 98% for English. For B.A. (Hons) in Economics, the highest cut off stands at 98.5% at SRCC followed by 98% at Hindu College.


How To Go About The Admissions Process?

First, students need to check the cut-off lists (both for their preferred courses and colleges) released by the colleges on their official website, and if they make the cut, here’s what they should do:

  • Login to the DU official website and choose your college and course.
  • Once you’ve entered your choice, you will see the admission application form for the same.
  • Fill the application form with all the relevant details. Make sure you attach scanned copies of your original documents along with their self-attested counterparts.
  • Now, pay the admission fee via the payment link provided in the dashboard.

*The online payment window for admissions will remain open till the next noon of the set deadline date for the cut-off list under which an applicant is taking admission.

Documents Required

Here’s the complete list of the documents that students will be required to submit at the time of admission.

  • Class X Board exam certificate
  • Class X mark sheet (Note- For CBSE, mark sheet and exam certificate are the same)
  • Class XII mark sheet. (In case students haven’t received their mark sheets, a provisional certificate will do).
  • Recent character certificate issued either by the Principal of school last attended by the candidate or by a Class I gazetted officer.
  • SC/ST/Differently-abled/CW/KM certificate (if applicable) issued by a competent authority in the name of the candidate.
  • Other backward class (OBC – non-creamy layer) certificate (under the central list issued by
  • Students from outside of Delhi are required to submit their Transfer and Migration certificates from their respective school/college.
  • Minimum two passport size, self-attested photographs.

Admission Schedule

Now that the first cut-off list is out, the admissions process is all set to begin. There are two  timings for document verification and approval of admission in colleges under DU:


  • 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. (morning colleges)
  • 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (evening colleges)

The admission formalities under the first cut-off lists for all the colleges must be completed by June 21., 2018. 

First Cut-Off List Of DU Colleges

Students can check out the first cut-off lists of DU colleges under these links:

Arts & Commerce Courses 1st Cut-Off

Science Courses 1st Cut-Off

Here’s a big fat congratulations to all those who have made it in the first cut-off list! And for those of you who haven’t, do not be discouraged, there’s a lot more to come!

All the best!

Shriya Garg

I'm a thaasophobic bibliophile. And I really like big words. Running the final lap of the CA race. A proud DU grad, currently trying to prove that a career in writing can exist! Author of two published books, with a third one on the way.

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