Commerce cut-off more than science

8,991 forms submitted in just two days

Naina Mishra
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 21

Despite the highest cut-off being 93.3 per cent last year, the government schools had admitted students with marks even lower than 35 per cent for the 2018-19 session.

This was analysed through the cut-off list uploaded by the Chandigarh Education Department on its official website for students’ assistance.

This year, the admission began from May 20 and 8,991 candidates have been registered in just two days.

There are 18 schools that offer science (medical and non medical) and humanities is offered in 32 government schools.

In the last session, the UT schools did not enrol any student with marks below 42.6 per cent in science, 57.4 per cent in commerce and 29.2 per cent in humanities.

Among 40 government senior secondary schools, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Mani Majra, has the highest cut off rate, followed by Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector16, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, and Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 8.

The cut-off for the science stream was on the higher side as Government Model Senior Secondary School, Mani Majra, admitted students with marks not below 93.2 per cent. For commerce, the same school did not admit student with marks not below than 86.4 per cent. Similarly, no student below 83.6 per cent was admitted in the school.

As per the official record on the website, two schools had admitted students with marks below 33 per cent — minimum passing marks — in humanities. However, the Education Department officials could not be contacted for any clarification on this.

Low cut-off reflect on Class XII results

Schools in the periphery of Chandigarh admitted student with percentage quite low. Despite the fact that the system of admission is centralised and students are given the choice of school, the “cream” goes to UT sectors and the weak performers are allotted schools in the periphery.

This is also one of the reasons why some periphery school could not fare better in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII results. Government Senior Secondary School, Khuda Lohara, admitted the last student with 29.2 per cent in humanities — the lowest among all schools. As many as 111 students failed this year in the Class XII exam. Similarly, Government Model Senior Secondary School-38(West) admitted the last student with 29.6 per cent. The school recorded 34.87 as the pass percentages. Government School in Dhanas admitted the last student with 32.6 per cent and the GSSS, Khuda Alisher, admitted the last student with 35.6 per cent in humanities stream.

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