Non-state Boards To Not Participate In Developing The CET Curriculum

Other education boards have elaborated on their incapacity to indulge in preparing an all-encompassing syllabus for the CET.

Non-state Boards To Not Participate In Developing The CET Curriculum

The state education department had requested recommendations to curate the curriculum for the Common Entrance Test (CET) being conducted this year for the first-year junior college admissions. However, the other education boards have elucidated their incapacity to indulge in preparing an all-encompassing syllabus, state reports. Some boards have also asked the state to curtail the CET slated to be held, on August 21, claim accounts.

An ICSE student challenged the optional CET exam in the Bombay High Court, last month. Thus, based on the judiciary's suggestion the state asked for recommendations from CBSE, IGCSE, IB and CISCE boards.

Based on certain reports, data from the state board highlights that 11.96 lakh students have registered for the CET, of which a mere 1 lakh pupils are from other boards. Additionally, of this, 35,814 have submitted the forms, whilst the others have either not submitted the forms, or are incomplete. The registration for the CET shut on Monday night.

CISCE chief executive and secretary, on Tuesday, wrote to the state additional chief secretary, that the SSC curriculum-based CET was unjust since some students have dropped certain subjects. He went on to propose that the CET should be cancelled and CISCE results should be considered for class 11 admissions of its students, cite reports.

The CBSE too in its letter to the state, elaborated its apprehensions of getting so many students together on the day of the exam. However, it said that its students, except those with special needs, don’t have reservations with the SSC syllabus, but the board will not assist with the curriculum since it doesn’t have specialists, state accounts.

Similarly, the IGCSE board too will not participate in curating a common paper because they believe that the subject-based CET is not equal to students who had dropped few subjects. The IB board too, since it doesn’t have a team based in the country, will not contribute in the question paper setting, mention reports.

Narratives claim that these replies will be shared with the court.

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