Mumbai, Aug. 28 -- The first general merit list for first-year junior college (FYJC) seats was announced early on Friday, and despite the high scores awarded to Class 10 students across boards this year, the cut-offs in most popular colleges dipped by 1-3% points this year.

St Xavier's College, a popular destination for arts aspirants, ended its first merit list at 95.2%, barely 0.6% point higher than last year.

Similarly, the cut-off at Narsee Monjee (NM) College in Vile Parle, one of the most sought-after institutes for commerce aspirants, ended at 94%, similar to last year. Most other colleges witnessed a dip in cut-offs. The cut-off at RA Podar College in Matunga, also a popular institute for commerce aspirants, was at 92.8%-1.4% poin...