No matter what percentage you scored in your 12th board exam, you can easily find a course and a college that suits your requirement.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) finally announced the results for Class 12 examination 2015 on 26th May around noon. The results may have brought smiles to some faces and disappointment to others but there are plenty of options out there for each one of you, irrespective of your percentage in the exam. If you haven’t explored your options yet, allow us to take you through the multiple choices you have in terms of course and college and take your pick!
If you have scored between 40% and 60%
Don’t lose hope if your percentage is between 40%-60%. You can always enrol in Delhi University’s School of Open Learning. Like any other DU college, it also offers B.Com (Honours), Political Science (Honours) and English (Honours) besides BA Programme and B.Com. You will be awarded a DU degree once you complete three years of your education and clear all your exams. Cut-offs for Sanskrit (honours) also dip to this range in regular colleges.
Other than DU, there are many private universities or colleges recognized by universities outside Delhi. These institutions collaborate with the industry to offer professional courses in event management, footwear design, culinary arts, etc. Job-oriented courses such as fashion designing, hotel management, retail management and radio jockeying are other interesting options.
If you have scored between 60% and 75%
You may go through last year’s cut-off list and apply to courses that look accessible. Thinking about the college at this stage would not be the right thing to do. Cut-offs for BA Programme and BA (honours) Sanskrit in few colleges drop to this level further during the admission process.
If you are not in favour of these options, you can always choose to go for DU courses that offer admission basis entrance exams like management studies, mass communication and foreign languages. Journalism, Biomedical Sciences and Social Work are some other courses you can consider. Private institutions are also a good option, if you’re financially sound.
If you have scored between 75% and 90%
Be realistic about the colleges you can get through. Give first preference to the course and take admission wherever you meet the cut-off in first list. Though courses like B.Com (Honours), Economics (Honours) and even English (Honours) stay above 90% in most colleges, watch out for subsequent lists. Opt for BA Programme or B.Com or General Science courses whose cut-offs are lower than honours courses but seldom drop down below 80%. You can sit for entrance tests for different courses in DU. You can also apply in private universities.
If you have scored between 90% and 100%
If your percentage is above 95%, you stand a good chance of getting admission in a DU college and course of your choice. According to experts, choosing a good course is more important than opting for a renowned college. Many colleges that you may not have considered earlier have excellent faculty. You can wait for the cut off to dip and then select the course of your choice.