The Supreme Court on Tuesday told the Maharashtra government to extend the 'best five' formula for admission to Class 11 to students of the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) board.
The court was hearing the state government's plea challenging a Bombay High Court verdict which said that the 'best five' formula for Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Board students discriminated against students from other boards.
The Maharashtra government came up with the 'best five' formula in February.
A government resolution said marks obtained in any five of the six subjects in Class 10 exams by an SSC student would be taken into account for admission to Class 11. An SSC pass-out, therefore, will be able to choose the five subjects in which he/she has excelled.