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Presidency online form filing from August 18

September 5 has been fixed as the tentative date for the publication of merit list and other lists
“Candidates will not be charged any application fee. They can apply for a maximum of two subjects,” registrar Debajyoti Konar said.
“Candidates will not be charged any application fee. They can apply for a maximum of two subjects,” registrar Debajyoti Konar said.
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Subhankar Chowdhury   |   Calcutta   |   Published 16.08.20, 12:38 AM

Undergraduate aspirants at Presidency University can start submitting forms online from August 18. The process will go on till September 1.

“Candidates will not be charged any application fee. They can apply for a maximum of two subjects,” registrar Debajyoti Konar said.

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Except for statistics and economics, the merit list for all subjects will be based on marks obtained in the secondary and higher secondary board exams.

September 5 has been fixed as the tentative date for the publication of merit list and other lists.

The admission notification uploaded on the university’s website on Saturday says how the subject-wise merit list will be drawn up factoring in the weightage from board marks.

The admission notification contains two tables — one for the parameters and the other explaining the formula for preparing the academic score.

The parameter for chemistry honours says average percentage of marks obtained in physical science and life science or the percentage of marks obtained in science in the Class X board exams and the percentage of marks obtained in chemistry, mathematics and English in the Plus II board exams will be factored in.

The formula for preparing the score says from each of the four parameters, 25 per cent weightage will be taken to prepare the merit list.

In physics honours, the percentage of marks obtained in mathematics, along with the average percentage of marks obtained in physical science and life science or the percentage of marks obtained in science will be considered from the Class X board results.

“This will be added to the percentage of aggregate marks and that obtained in mathematics in the Plus II board exams. Here, too, from each of the four parameters, 25 per cent weightage will be taken to prepare the merit list,” a university official said.

The teachers of the physics and chemistry departments had proposed in the previous meeting of the admission committee on the science that apart from factoring in Plus II board results, the scores in physical science and mathematics in Madhyamik be considered, given that the West Bengal Council for Higher Secondary Education could not hold tests in the papers because of the pandemic.

The students had the best marks in the papers they had written awarded to the ones they could not.  

In case of a tie, candidates will be judged considering their percentage of aggregate marks obtained in HS or equivalent exam at the first instance.

If the tie persists, the process will be repeated considering the percentage of marks obtained by them in Madhyamik or equivalent 10th standard exam.

“If the tie still exists, all such candidates will be placed in the same rank and considered for admission with a method called bunching effect,” Konar said.



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