Regardless of the variety of college students scoring 90% and above of their Secondary College Certificates (SSC) examinations of the state board elevated considerably this yr (a 191% soar from 2019), college students from the opposite schooling boards dominated high berths in junior school admissions within the metropolis.
Knowledge from the provisional common advantage checklist for first-year junior school (FYJC) admissions has revealed that of the highest 100 college students within the advantage checklist for the Mumbai Metropolitan Area (MMR), solely 35 are from state board faculties. Whereas 52 college students are from the Indian Certificates of Secondary Training (ICSE) board, 13 are from Central Board of Secondary Training (CBSE). Even among the many high 50 college students within the advantage checklist, solely 20 had been from the state board.
The state schooling division introduced a provisional common advantage checklist on its official web site earlier this week. This yr, 2.42 lakh college students have utilized for admissions to three.20 lakh seats in MMR. Of those, 19,437 have scored 90% and above – a 20% rise from 2019. Equally, 3,802 college students have scored 95% and above, which is a surge of about 28%. Whereas college students from the state board make up over 90% (2.21 lakh) of the entire candidates for FYJC admissions, in the case of the highest spots, they’re nonetheless much less compared to that from the opposite boards.
Consultants mentioned that the opposite boards have a better variety of high scorers as a result of the variety of college students learning in these boards is growing within the metropolis.
“Earlier, we had only some CBSE and ICSE faculties within the metropolis, however because the quantity is rising, so are college students who’re choosing these boards. Thus, the competitors is sure to extend,” mentioned Ashok Wadia, principal of Churchgate’s Jai Hind School.
The variety of college students from ICSE faculties making use of for admissions in junior schools seat went up from 7,881 in 2019 to 11,110 this yr. The variety of CBSE college students additionally elevated from 5,969 in 2019 to 7,708 this yr.
“With so many high scorers vying for a choose few schools, competitors is sure to get more durable. Not all excessive scorers would get the school of their choice,” mentioned the principal of a suburban school.
The primary advantage checklist for FYJC admissions can be declared on August 30. This yr, the admission course of can be ‘zero contact’ as a result of Covid-19 outbreak. College students will get textual content messages on their telephones, and schools will even launch an inventory of chosen college students as soon as the advantage checklist is introduced. College students will have the ability to test the school allotted to them by way of the FYJC admission portal.
2.42 lakh Complete functions
2.21 lakh SSC
1,300 IGCSE (Worldwide Common Certificates of Secondary Training)
992 NIOS (Nationwide Institute of Open Education)
95% and above
90% and above
FYJC seats bagged by college students