A few decimal points below 100 per cent is the asking rate for entry to any of the top Delhi University colleges, with Hindu College taking the lead this time with 99.75 per cent for its B.Com (Honours) followed closely by Shri Ram College of Commerce with 99.25 per cent for its B.Com (Honours) – in the first cut-off list released late on Monday night.

These two colleges have traditionally been the ones declaring the highest cut-offs with SRCC being the first to declare a 100 per cent cut-off in 2011. Slightly less is Hindu College’s 99 per cent for Economics (Honours) and 98.5 per cent for English (Honours). SRCC’s other course on offer, Economics (Honours), is commanding a relatively lower 98.25 per cent.

This year, after the controversial four-year undergraduate programme was scrapped, the colleges have been told to base their cut-offs on the Class XII Board results and past experience, and follow the course pattern as was prevalent in 2012.

Likewise, the restored BA programme has a lesser asking rate than the honours courses with Hans Raj College asking just 96.25 per cent for its BA programme, a big climb down from its 98 per cent for Economics (Honours) and 97 per cent for its English (Honours)

Miranda House College is asking 97.75 per cent for its Economics (Honours) and 97 per cent for English and History (Honours) while setting only 96 per cent for its BA (Programme).

On the South Campus, Lady Shri Ram College whose Psychology (Honours ) course is the most coveted is commanding 97.25 per cent for it, and 97.50 for its B. Com (Honours) while quoting just 95.50 per cent for its BA programme.

Sanskrit (Honours) continued to command the lowest cut-offs with 55 percent in LSR and 70 per cent in Miranda House College.

Some lesser known colleges that have declared a 100 per cent cut-off are Archarya Narendra Dev, ARSD and Syama Prasad Mukherjee for B. Sc. in Computer Science.