JAC headquarters in Ranchi
Netarhat Public School’s Akash Kumar notched 92 per cent to excel in Jharkhand Academic Council’s matriculation exam this year. But he might still not make it to one of the best schools offering Plus Two due to a little delay in submitting his application form.
Akash is not the only one.
Parents are running from pillar to post for admitting their wards in Class XI, as seats at cradles are filling up in no time.
Sources said that the rush was huge at a few schools where admissions were on.
Officials at Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, which has 300 Plus Two seats up for grabs, said that they had officially closed the admission process on May 30.
“We cannot take any more students. We just have 300 seats. A certain percentage of the seats were reserved for direct admission for meritorious students. The others were filled through a proper admission test,” said vice-principal of the school A.K. Singh.
Authorities at Delhi Public School, which closed its admissions on June 1, shared a similar story.
“All our 750 seats have been filled up. We did not conduct any admission test but selected the students on the basis of their scores in the boards,” a DPS official said.
Another official, S.K. Choudhary, added that they readmitted as many as 127 students, who passed CBSE Class X from the school.
“Students with a cumulative grade point average, as followed by CBSE, of 10 and an A5 in all subjects were eligible for direct admission. Those with 91 per cent in math and science were also considered for direct admission in science stream,” Choudhary said.
DAV Kapil Dev, on the other hand, finished selling admission forms on Saturday, with an entrance test scheduled to take place on June 5 for its 480 Plus Two seats.
ICSE-affiliated St Xavier’s School too has stopped selling forms. The cut-off for direct admission at the cradle is 85 per cent for science stream and 75 per cent for commerce.
“We have 55 seats in commerce and 100 in science. The first cut-off list for admission will come out on June 3 followed by a second list on June 10. Students will be selected purely on the basis of merit,” said Abhishek Gupta, in-charge of the cradle’s direct admissions.
Students who have not managed to get a berth in any school yet, however, need not lose hope as some are still giving away admission forms.
Apart from Kapil Dev, all the other DAV branches are inviting applications and an admission test will be held on June 10. The merit list will be published the next day.
“We are only giving out forms for A2 (science) and B2 (commerce) streams as per a circular,” said vice-principal of DAV, Gandhinagar, B.K. Singh.
Forms are also available at Dhurwa-based St Thomas School.
“Our admission process began a month ago and the last date for receiving applications is June 5. A student needs to have a minimum of 65 per cent for seeking admission in commerce. The cut-off for science is 70 per cent,” said principal Rev Joseph J. Ayrookuzhy.