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Finally they’re on a par with other boards

Anurag Gangal (15) is happy that his score of 81 marks in Marathi in the SSC examination will not be included while tallying the final percentage for junior college admissions. The SC’s decision to allow Best-Five for SSC students and extending it to ICSE students has come as a big relief for SSC students.

mumbai Updated: Jul 14, 2010 01:40 IST
Yashshri Soman

Anurag Gangal (15) is happy that his score of 81 marks in Marathi in the SSC examination will not be included while tallying the final percentage for junior college admissions.

The SC’s decision to allow Best-Five for SSC students and extending it to ICSE students has come as a big relief for SSC students.

For instance, Gangal’s Marathi score, which is his lowest in six subjects, would have pulled down his 93.82 per cent (in best five subjects) to 92.15 per cent.

“The marks in this language will anyway be of no use as I want to opt for the vocational subjects in the science stream at junior college,” said the Thane resident.

The SSC results were declared on June 17 and students have been waiting for almost a month for junior college admissions to begin. The SSC board had issued marksheets to their students on June 22, which showed the percentage, calculated on the basis of the best-five policy.

“It is a fair, and well-balanced judgment. We have been saved from the hassle of reissuing new marksheets as the students can use these same marksheets for admission,” said Father Francis Swamy, principal Holy Family High School at Andheri.