online admission to First Year Junior College in Mumbai

The first general merit list for online admission to First Year Junior College (FYJC) in Mumbai is out. Trends indicate that Arts and Commerce are becoming more popular with students now. Arts cut-offs saw a 1-6% rise while there was only a marginal hike in Commerce cut-offs. Science cutoffs in popular colleges of Mumbai remained above 90% but they have dipped by about 1% this year. Cutoffs as declared by Mumbai colleges: St. Xavier’s college, one of the most popular colleges for Arts, saw its cutoff rise to 93% – from 91.66% last year. Jai Hind College, Churchgate reported that its cut-off for Science has dropped from 89.27% to 88%, which its cut-off for Arts has gone up from 85.4% to 86.4%. At N M College, the cut-off for Commerce was 93.4%. With more and more high scorers choosing to pursue Commerce studies, its cut-offs have been rising year-on-year. The highest score in the N M College merit list was 97.2%. St. Andrew’s College, Bandra saw its Arts cut-off going up from 71.64% last year to 77.2% this year. Second list is expected to bring down the cut-offs as seats get adjusted after students who apply to multiple colleges choose their college of preference. About 2.03 lakh students had applied to junior colleges this year, including 4,004 students from CBSE board and 6,192 students from ICSE board. 90%+ scores in the CBSE and ICSE boards make competition difficult for the state board students. In the first merit lists published by colleges of Mumbai, about 1.8 lakh students were included. 44,806 students have been allotted seats to the college of their first choice. The deadline to contact college and secure provisional admission for students to whom seats are allotted is – 3 pm on July 5, 2014.

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