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DU aspirants from CBSE are increasing despite a 40% decrease in overall applications and a decline from several state boards

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DU aspirants from CBSE are increasing despite a 40% decrease in overall applications and a decline from several state boards

While applications from other state boards, like Kerala and Haryana, saw a significant decline, the percentage of students from CBSE seeking admission to undergraduate programs at Delhi University increased by approximately 1.5% compared to the previous year. This year, there were fewer candidates overall—a decrease of almost 40%. The number of Kerala board students—renowned for earning perfect scores and landing spots in elite DU colleges—has fallen from 4,824 to 1,847.

The number of admissions from the southern board is more significant than those from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Punjab state boards despite them being Delhi’s neighbors, according to a nine-member group established by DU last year to investigate admission patterns from other boards. Among state boards, the percentage of students from Bihar seeking admissions at DU has doubled this year.

The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) results are used this year to determine admission to several popular programs at DU rather than the customary merit rankings based on class 12 grades, which invariably witnessed skyrocketing cutoffs in previous years. Compared to last year, the institution has seen a total reduction of 1,12,078 paid registrations. According to information supplied by the institution, 1,75,149 students have registered for this academic session compared to 2,87,227 students in 2021.

Registration was open from August 2 through August 31 of the previous year. The registration system, however, began on September 12 and concluded on October 13 this year. Over 70,000 seats were opened for admission by the DU last month. Similar to the prior year, the maximum applications are from CBSE students.

There are 1,42,473 applications from the board overall this year. There were 2,29,264 candidates in the previous year. Comparing the proportion of pupils from the CBSE board to the overall number of applications, the figure has increased by 1.43 percent. Over 79.8% of all candidates from the previous year were CBSE pupils.

Students from CBSE schools make up 81.34 percent of all candidates in 2022. This suggests that while fewer students are applying to Delhi University, a higher proportion of them come from CBSE. Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) applications grew from 4,470 in 2021 to 5,305 in 2022, the most among state boards. Three percent of applications this meanwhile, from 9,918 (2021) to 1895, the number of applications from the Haryana Board has substantially decreased (2022). Regarding the total number of candidates across all boards the previous year, Haryana was second only to CBSE. It dropped to sixth place on the list this year. The proportion of applications from Haryana has decreased from 3.4% to 1.8%. Following CBSE, CISCE (Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination) had the most applications, with 6,774, which is 2,885 fewer than the prior year.

Up to 2,430 Rajasthani Boards of Secondary Education students have applied to the university for undergraduate programs. The board’s number of applications (4789) in 2021 is almost half as many. Following a consistent pattern, only 958 students from the Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education filled out the applications for Delhi University this year. Last year, the number of applicants was 1,806.

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