Mumbai: Results of Class 10 Secondary School Certificate (SSC) board examinations are expected to be declared by July 15, the state school education department said in a government resolution (GR) released on Friday. Following the result declaration, the optional Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to Class 11 First Year Junior College (FYJC) will be conducted, the GR said.
The GR dated June 24, 2021, stated, "Results of Class 10 SSC board exams are expected to be declared by July 15. Following which, the optional CET exam for admission to Class 11 will be conducted within two weeks mostly by July-end or in the first week of August. Students should start preparing for the CET."
Varsha Gaikwad, school education minister of Maharashtra, said, "The CET which is completely optional will be conducted offline. The exam will be based on Class 10 state-board syllabus with multiple choice questions (MCQ) for 100 marks. There will be questions for 25 marks each in English, Mathematics, Science and Social Sciences subject. The exam will be conducted by OMR method for two hours."
Students appearing for optional CET will be given first preference for admission to Class 11 FYJC based on their CET scores. Gaikwad said, "After the admission of students who have appeared for optional CET is completed, admissions will be given to remaining students on the basis of merit as per marks scored through Class 10 assessment method."
Students will be allowed to enter the CET portal after results of Class 10 SSC are announced by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE). The optional CET exam will be open for students of all boards. State-board students who have already paid the exam fee will not have to pay the fee for CET however, other board students will have to pay the prescribed fee.