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Entrance test for Punjab’s schools for the meritorious again on Aug 2

The result will be declared on August 19 and counselling will commence for those who clear the test on August 21.

punjab Updated: Jul 14, 2017 20:12 IST
HT Correspondent
A total of 2,856 students cleared the CET against a total of 4,650 seats.
A total of 2,856 students cleared the CET against a total of 4,650 seats.(HT File)

After only 2,856 students cleared the common entrance test (CET) for admission to the nine government-run Schools for the Meritorious in Punjab against 4,650 seats, the education department had will now conduct the exam again on August 2. In the June 25 exam, 4,919 students had appeared.

However, those who cleared the earlier test have been asked to report for admission counselling on June 17 in all districts.

For the August 2 exam, online registration started on Friday. Students from the state government schools, and Adarsh and Dashmesh schools, who got above 80% in Class 10 are eligible to apply on the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) website. Those who could not clear the earlier test can apply again too.

The nodal agency, Society for Promotion of Quality Education for Poor and Meritorious students of Punjab, said results will be declared on August 19 and counselling will commence on August 21 at 9am at the respective district headquarters.

The schools are located in Amritsar, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala, Hakumat Singh Wala village in Ferozepur, Ghabdhan village in Sangrur district, and Talwara in Hoshiarpur 

Education and accommodation are free, and students are also readied for entrance examinations of prestigious institutes of higher studies.

There are 150 seats at the Hoshiarpur school, offering humanities, and 500 each in the eight other schools, offering medical, non-medical and commerce streams.

What’s the test: On August 2

For English, math and science for all streams

Question paper bilingual (English/Punjabi)

Marks: 150 (50 for each subject)

Qualifying marks: 33% in each part; overall 50%