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State Government Solicits Opinions From Various Education Boards On The CET Curriculum

The state additional chief secretary has written to the various educational boards looking for recommendations to set the CET question paper.

State Government Solicits Opinions From Various Education Boards On The CET Curriculum
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The Maharashtra government is seeking recommendations from the many educational boards on the curriculum for the Common Entrance Test (CET), scheduled to be held on 21 August. The exam is said to be a determining factor for first-year junior college admissions across state colleges, this year.

According to reports, at present, the syllabus includes 25 marks respectively from English, Science, Social Science and Mathematics. A multiple choice paper is said to be dependent on the Class 10 state board syllabus.

Students from other boards such as the CBSE, CISCE, IB and CAIE to name a few, are also seeking admissions for Class 11 in the state board. However, since the curriculum is not based on what they had learnt, these students aren’t too eager to appear for the CET. Additionally, since either one or more subjects in the CET were electives for the non-state board students, they now face an obstacle while competing for this exam.

An ICSE student addressed the Bombay High Court, hoping to cancel the state’s GR on May 28 that elucidated a physical CET exam. In cognizance of the same, the judiciary questioned the authorities if a separate syllabus for other board students was possible. It went on to recommend the curation of a committee of representatives from various boards to make a general paper that would include subjects chosen by students of various boards.

On Thursday, via a video conference, the state education department held a meeting with various boards. Vandana Krishna, the state additional chief secretary has written to them looking for recommendations to establish the CET question paper. Whilst the online registrations for the CET is on, the state has been asked to file its reply to the judiciary on 4 August.    

Also Read: Student Woes Continue As They Now Find Errors In Their CET Forms

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