Based on the information they released, it is majorly focused for September intakes. I’m not sure if they are focused for winter intake upwards. I am planning on applying for my study visa next week also. Regarding the study visa, I think they will still reject/approve on the same basis as they have been doing previously, the only difference is if an applicant is approved but does not have the complete application (medical and biometrics) only then will they give the 1st approval.
I hope this was helpful.