LAHORE - The merit for admission to intermediate disciplines in colleges and varsities of the City has increased tremendously as compared to the last year. As a result even the position-holders or toppers in respective colleges may not get admission to reputed educational institutes like the Government College University (GCU), Forman Christian College University, Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) and Punjab College. In the second line of preference are the Government Science College, Government Islamia College Civil Lines, Government Muhammaden Anglo Oriental (MAO) College etc. The most lucrative GCU and LCWU, which cater intermediate classes, have the highest of all merit. The GCU which displayed its first merit list on Tuesday registered 974 out of 1050 marks for admission to the discipline of Pre-Engineering. It may drop to a few marks in second or third merit lists. However, last years merit for admission to Pre-Engineering classes was 782 out of 850 marks. After Pre-Engineering and Pre-Medical, Computer Science with Physics or Statistics are the potential subjects showing high merit. The last years merit in GCU stood at 783, 775, 712, 736, 764, and 723 for Pre-Engg, Pre-Med, General Science, ICS (Phy), ICS (Stat) and Arts (Compulsory) disciplines respectively. The last year merit in FC College remained 768, 762, 685, 685, 600, 600 for admissions to the disciplines of Pre-Engg, Pre-Med, Gen Sc, ICS (Phy), ICS (Stat) and Arts respectively. Government Islamia College Civil Lines - 728, 667, 404, 575, 627, 525, 470 in Pre-Engg, Pre-Med, Gen Sc, ICS (Phy), ICS (Stat), Arts and Arts (comp). Government Science College, Wahdat Road - 693, 648, 425, 620, 562, 456, 402 and 635 respectively for Pre-Engg, Pre-Med, Gen Science, ICS (Phy), ICS (Stat) Arts, Arts (Com) and I-Com. Government Islamia College, Railway Road - 600, 550, 430, 450 and 400 in Pre-Engg, Pre-Med, Gen Science, ICS (Phy) and ICS (Stat) respectively. Government College, Township - 650, 700 in Pre-Engg and Pre-Med, 550 in ICS (Phy), 600 in ICS (Stat) and 500 in Arts. Government Model Degree College - 602 & 550 for Pre-Engg and Pre-Med, and 400 in Arts. Government Dyal Singh College - 530 and 475 in Pre-Engg and Pre-Med, 450 for ICS (Phy), 550 in I-Com and open-merit in Arts.