CET will be an MCQ-based, 2-hour long exam based on the Class 10 syllabus.
The board examinations for Class 10 were scheduled to take place in March, however, owing to the surge in COVID cases across the state, the Maharashtra government has cancelled them. Despite being rebuked by the Bombay High Court for their decision, the government is not changing this decision as the state has 2,89,088 active cases as yet. In a meeting on Thursday, state officials took decisions regarding promoting students and conducting Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to junior colleges.
Evaluation formula based on performance in Class 9 & 10
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After the state board exams for the 10th standard were cancelled, Chief Minister, State School Education Minister and other officials took a decision regarding the promotion of students to junior colleges. On Thursday, it was announced that the evaluation formula for promotion will be based on an internal assessment of their performance in Class 9 and 10.
The total marks for the said internal assessment will be 100, 50% of which will be marked based on the performance in Class 9. The remaining will be divided into two parts- 30 marks for evaluation of the written exams conducted in Class 10 and 20 marks for oral exams, practicals and homework.
Further, students who are repeating the class will also have the same evaluation process, however, the division of marks will be slightly different. Out of 100 marks, 80 will be reserved for their performance in Class 9 and the remaining 20 will be marked based on the performance in oral exams, practicals and homework in Class 10.
Admission to junior colleges via CET
The state shall also conduct a Common Entrance Test (CET) for admissions in junior colleges, once the pandemic situation improves. CET will be an optional, MCQ-based, 2-hour long exam based on the Class 10 syllabus and students from other boards will also be allowed to appear in the exam.
Students who clear it will get priority in admissions in junior colleges, while the remaining seats will be for students who will be cleared by the state board in the evaluation process. It has also been stated that once the situation is normal, the state will conduct Class 10 examinations for students who are not satisfied with this evaluation process.