Marks and test hurdles for Plus Two aspirants - Admission criteria and stiff competition force students to apply in more than one school

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  • Published 16.06.11

Patna, June 15: Studies have become a hurdle race for board examinees. First the students were tense about the delay in the announcement of the results of CBSE Class X examination and now they are faced with a bigger question — which school to opt for for Plus Two.

Most of the CBSE-affiliated schools in the state capital are witnessing a huge rush for admission in Class XI.

Some schools, including St Michael’s High School, Notre Dame Academy, Patna Central School and Krishna Niketan, conducted their written entrance test today.

Anita Singh, the principal of Krishna Niketan, said: “We conducted the entrance test today and the results would be declared on June 17. The admissions would begin from June 18 but it is only for students who appeared for the test today.” However, DAV Khagaul has already admitted its students who have scored 10 cumulative grade point average (CGPA). Principal of the school D.K. Ghosh said: “Apart from students of DAV Khagaul, who on scoring CGPA 10 got direct admissions, others will have to sit for the test on June 25. The results will be declared on June 27. The forms will be given till June 23.”

Ghosh added: “Three categories have been set for admission. The first one is that of non-DAV students (which includes any other CBSE-affiliated school or any school affiliated to a different board), the second is any DAV student (CBSE) and the last one is DAV Khagaul students (CBSE).”

To get admission in science stream, a non-DAV student needs to score a minimum of nine CGPA in English, mathem atics and science and the cut-off for those from other boards is 85 per cent (one has to score an average of 85 per cent marks in English, science and mathematics).

For a DAV student (except for Khagaul wing), the cut off is eight CGPA and for students of DAV Khagaul, the minimum CGPA is seven. Non-DAV students aspiring to take up commerce need a minimum of eight CGPA whereas ICSE and other board students are required to have a minimum of 80 per cent. For a student who is not from DAV Khagaul but from some other wing, the cut-off is seven CGPA and for DAV Khagaul, it is six CGPA.

Kendriya Vidyalaya Bailey Road is still waiting for mark sheets. Once the mark sheets reach, they will decide the entrance exam dates. The school would give preference to its students.

Direct admissions will be taken in St Dominic Savio’s High School on June 16 and the written test will be conducted on June 17. Principal Glenda Galstaun said: “For direct admission in science stream, the cut-off is 85 per cent marks for students of other boards whereas those from CBSE need to score A grade in mathematics, English and science. In commerce stream, 70 per cent marks is the cut-off for students of other boards and CBSE students are required to have two A grades and one B grade in language, mathematics and social science/science. On the other hand, in humanities stream, a CBSE student needs to have one A grade and two B grades. One needs to have English language as a compulsory paper.”