As per the announcement of state government, The Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (CET) for admissions in First Year Junior College (FYJC) is going to be conducted on August 21.
As informed by the Maharashtra’s Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad, the entrance test is being conducted to ensure that students across all boards gets a fair opportunity to seek admissions in FYJC.
The CET exam will also ensure that a standard of uniformity and comparability is maintained during the FYJC admissions so that the process can be completed as per the rules and regulations of MSBSHSE.
Since the Class 10 Board exams were cancelled this year, the results of students are being prepared on the basis of a common evaluation policy due to which final results are expected to be higher then usual.
In such case, the FYJC admissions cannot be conducted only on the basis of Merit scores in Class 10 results. Thus, the entrance test will provide a better criteria for evaluation of students while offering admissions.
However, the Maharashtra School Education Board MSBSHSE has clarified that students appearing for CET exam will be given preference over students who seek admissions on the basis of merit only.
About the Maharashtra CET exam for FYJC admissions;
- The exam will be held in offline (Pen and Paper) mode.
- The duration of exam will be of 2 hours.
- The Exam paper will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) only.
- The maximum marks for this exam will 100. There would be no negative marking.
- The exam paper will be made available in 8 different mediums. Students can choose their preferred medium while submitting the application form.
- The exam paper is divided into four sections of 25 marks each.
- The four sections will consist questions from 4 subjects- Maths, science, sociology and english.
The FYJC admissions are planned to be conducted in a phased manner. In the first phase, admissions will only be held for students who have qualified the CET exam irrespective of their Board.
In the next phase, admissions will be conducted for those students who have not appeared in the CET exam and have opted for admissions based on Class 10 Merit.