BHUBANESWAR: Amidst uncertainty over reopening of educational institutes for the second year in a row due to covid situation, Odisha government on Monday announced the first cut-off list for admission in plus two courses. This year the cut-off marks in the sought-after Ravenshaw and BJB Junior Colleges have gone up marginally compared to last year.
As many as 3,86, 464 students have been selected for admission in science, Arts, and Commerce streams in various colleges in the first merit list published on Monday. Admission will be held on September 14-21.
Ravenshaw Higher Secondary School in Cuttack has the highest cut-off marks among the schools in the state in all three streams of arts, science, and commerce. In the science stream, the cut-off marks in Ravenshaw are 91.33 % followed by 90.67% in BJB Junior College, and 87.83% in Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Nilakantha Nagar in Berhampur. Last year the cut-off in these top three institutes was 89%, 88.6%, and 86.67% respectively.
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Ravenshaw has the highest cut-off of 79.3% for Arts, BJB college has 78% and Government Higher Secondary School Rourkela has a cut-off of 75%. The cut-off for arts last year was 72.5%, 71.83%, and67.83% in these colleges respectively.
For the commerce stream, the highest cut-off is 82% followed by 80.83% in government higher secondary school Rourkela and 77.67% in Sailabala Women’s Junior College in Cuttack. The cut-offs for the commerce stream last year were 75.83% in Ravenshaw followed by 75.5% in Rourkela Government HSS and 74% in BJB junior college.
“It is expected that the cut-off will go up as students have secured better marks through the alternative assessment scheme and a greater number of students passed class X compared to last year. This year local or rural colleges will get many good students and will have high cut-offs,” said Bhagirathi Kandi, a senior officer in the Directorate of Higher Secondary Education.
A total of 4, 35, 092 students applied for admission of whom 3, 86, 464 students have been selected in the first list. Among the selected students 3, 65, 920 students passed out from the Board of Secondary Education (BSE).