Delhi University's prestigious St Stephen's College on Saturday announced the first cut-off list for the 2016-17 academic session, with the highest requirement being for English Honours at 99 percent.

The cut-off for admission to the college remained almost similar to that of the previous year, though the institution saw a dip in the number of applications this year.

The college had received a record 32,100 applications last year, but has only received 23,500 for its 400 seats this time around.

The cut-off for a seat in Stephen's English Honours class works out to be 99 percent for commerce, 98 percent for science and 97.50 percent for humanities students, the highest for the subjects on offer at the college.

For Economics, the cut-off is 98.25 percent for commerce students, 97.25 percent for science and 96.75 percent for humanities.

For History, BA Programme, Mathematics, Sanskrit and Philosophy, the cut-offs are 98, 97, 96.50, 80 and 97 percent, respectively.

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Last year too, the highest cut-off was for English at 99 percent. However, the cut-offs for BA programme, Economics and Maths have actually dropped for certain streams this year.

Stephen's being a minority institution follows a schedule and procedure for admission which is different from other Delhi University colleges. It holds a personal interview and an aptitude test in addition to making the cut off. 

The interview and aptitude test will begin from June 20, and the list of those eligible for it will be put on the college's website by today.

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For the first time, the college was asked to join the centralised registration process and hence those applying to St Stephen's had to register on DU's admission portal first.

Separate cut off lists were released for reserved categories.

Admission fees for undergraduate courses for each semester has also been increased from Rs 2,425 to Rs 2,635.

(Feature image source: St Stephen's College)