For the first time since the introduction of the grading system, the cut-off for admission to Class 11 of government schools has touched CGPA 10 this year.
According to the education department’s final merit list, released on Tuesday, Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Manimajra Complex became the first school to achieve this feat: this year, nothing less than the perfect 10 can gain you entry to the science stream (general category) offered by this school.
Last year too, it registered the highest cut-off (CGPA 9.8) in the general category for the science stream. “The school’s proximity to Panchkula and a good track record are some reasons why it remains one of the leading schools in the tricity and continues to attract top students,” said school principal Kund Bala.
Science stream has the highest cut-off in several top schools yet again. GMSSS-16 and GMSSS-35 were among those with the highest cut-off this year, requiring CGPA 9.2 and 9, respectively, for admissions to their science streams (general category).
Likewise, only those with over CGPA 8 were allotted the general category seats in the science stream at GMSSS-37 and GMSSS-19. Others with a high cut-off for the science stream (general category) were GMSSS- 8 (7.8 CGPA), GMSSS10 (7.8 CGPA) and GMSSS-32 (7.4 CGPA). On the other hand, Government Senior Secondary School, Dhanas, had a cut-off of CGPA 5 for the science stream in the general category-the lowest among schools. In the reserved category for the stream, GMSSS-Manimajra once again registered the highest cut-off, as the list required a minimum if CGPA 7.6 for admission to the school.
GMSSS-16 had the highest cut-off for commerce, with CGPA 9 for the general category. Other top schools in the general category for the commerce stream were GMSSSManimajra complex (CGPA8.8), GMSSS-35 (CGPA8.6), GMSSS-37 (CGPA8.2), GMSSS-19 (CGPA8.0), GMSSS-8 (CGPA 7.8), GMSSS32 ( C G PA 7 . 8 ) , GMSSS -40 (CGPA7.6), GMSSS-22 (CGPA7.6), GGMSSS-18 (CGPA 7.4), GMSSS21 (CGPA7.2) and GMSSS-46 (CGPA7).
HIGHER FOR HUMANITIES TOO
The cut-off for humanities stream this year was CGPA 8 this year for the general category, up from last year’s CGPA 7.6.
GMSSS-16, which had the highest cut-off, once again emerged as the favourite choice of students opting for the stream. GMSSS-35 had the second highest cut-off (CGPA 7), followed by in GMSSS-19, GMSSS-37 and GMSSS-10, each of which require CGPA 6.4.
Meanwhile, GMSSS-Maloya, Behlana, Kaimbwala, Khuda Lahora and Khuda Alisher registered the lowest cut-offs of CGPA4 in the general category. In vocational courses, the information technology in GMSSS-33 and X-ray technology laboratory in GMSSS-10 registered the highest cut-off of CGPA 7, followed by CGPA 6.8 in the medical laboratory at GMSSS-32.
12,000 SEATS ALLOTTED
Overall, nearly 12,000 seats of the total 12,500 were allotted in the first counselling, details of which are uploaded on the department’s website. Education department officials said while some seats in the reserved categories could not be filled due to the lack of response, there are also some vacant seats in rural schools. The vacant seats will now be filled in the second counselling, scheduled to be held from July 16 to 26. The department also plans to hold a third round from August 13to 26.
Meanwhile, students who have been allotted seats now are required to submit the fee till Thursday at their allotted school. The new session will begin from Friday.