FYJC: aspirants feeling the heat over rising cutoffs in merit list

The general merit list has reportedly been released for admission to FYJC in Mumbai and Pune and with that, it was students who felt the heat of rising cutoffs. With thousands of aspirants already having percentage in 90s, it’s becoming harder for students with percentage in 60s and 70s to dream for reputed junior colleges.

FYJC general merit list for Mumbai region has been declared on 20 June at 5 pm while the provisional merit list for Pune region will be released today on 21 June. Although the FYJC Pune general merit list was also slated to be announced on June 20.

fyjc merit list 2016Only the provisional merit list has been announced. The first merit list will be out on 27th June for admissions to First Year Junior College Admissions for academic session commencing in July-August 2016. Students can access their status of merit and details of quota and all.

Students can view their overall rank and category wise and after applying quota; checking where they stand in the state among all students.

For both regions, students will get two days to make corrections (if any) in the online application forms submitted. The window for corrections will be open on 21 & 22 June upto 3 pm. The merit list is released separately for each region and the website to check FYJC Mumbai general merit list 2016 is fyjc.org.in/mumbai and for FYJC Pune general merit list 2016, it is pune.fyjc.org.in. Students can access the same by providing student’s application number at the site of their region.

FYJC Mumbai general merit list analysis

From Mumbai region, a total of 2.17 lakh students had registered for admission to 11th standard in 700+ Junior colleges. The facility of online admissions was provided throughout the MMR from 3000+ schools and 700+ junior colleges. More than 70 guidance centres were also setup to help students.

Reports stated that there has been an increment of 11% in number of aspiring students applying for admission to FYJC in Mumbai region. Meaning, 2.17 lakh students are vying for admissions to 1.49 lakh seats. After the publication of general merit list, HT also reported that there’s been a huge spike in the cut off for admissions to top junior colleges. According to the report, securing just about 90% marks in 10th board exams isn’t good enough this year as just the number of students who secured more than 90% is 14,589. More than 2000 students who registered for FYJC have scored more than 95% in board exams including CBSE, ICSE and state board. Around 12,503 secured between 90-95% in board exams of 10th class this year. 18,710 are the ones securing between 85-90%, 22,804 between 80-85%, 24,298 securing percentage between 75-80.

The credit of sky high cutoffs goes to the tremendous results of SSC, CBSE and ICSE board exams. With close to 80 thousand students scoring above 75%, there’s really no chance for students with percentage in 60s to get coveted colleges. And the story doesn’t end here, there are 6 students who have secured perfect 100% marks! One student also told HT that, even though she scored 95.6% in SSC exams, she is ranked 1207th on the overall merit list, being a clear indication of things to come in first merit list.

FYJC Pune general merit list today

Situation isn’t as critical in Pune region though where a total of 71,258 students have completed their registration for admission to 73,385 total seats available. Clearly, everyone gets a seat here but case always becomes difficult when it comes to top colleges. Of course, don’t expect the cutoff set anywhere near mediocre to get seat in top colleges.

Pune region was also scheduled to announce the general merit list on Monday but somehow, didn’t. The department has confirmed that FYJC Pune merit list (provisional) will be out today on 21 June now. The delay in publication of merit list was also witnessed last year.

Students will be able to check merit list at pune.fyjc.org.in online.

The road ahead for FYJC admissions

After the publication of general merit list of Pune region, students can make corrections in their application form if necessary. Mumbai region students can also do so within the stipulated time on 21 and 22 June 2016.

The admission process will actually commence after first merit list is announced on 27th June for both regions. The students will be required to pay a fee of Rs 50 on 28, 29 & 30 June to confirm seat and complete admission formalities by reporting at respective centres.

There are total 3 merit list to be declared and possibly a fourth one, if deemed necessary to fill the seats.

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