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Maha Govt likely to finalise 'best of five' for SSC students

mumbai Updated: Feb 24, 2010 10:57 IST

Maharashtra Government is likely to finalise the 'best of five' system for junior college admissions from the next academic year, in order to bring parity with other educational boards.

"I have received a report that parents and schools are positive about the formula which would bring parity for students seeking admission to junior college (class 11th)," School Education Minister Balasaheb Thorat said.

The formula offers the 'best of five' option to the students appearing for Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam (10th class of state Government), allowing them to choose five of the six subjects.

The students will have a choice to drop any subject among four, namely Mathematics, Social Sciences, Science and Hindi, where they fear less score. However, the languages - Marathi and English -- will be compulsory.

The Government had invited suggestions and objections on the issue. The state board recently approved the formula and sent it to the Government for finalisation.

"We will soon finalise the formula after going through suggestions and objections," the minister said.

To a query on students and schools of other boards objecting to the formula, the Minister said there would be no objections.