Students who are in class 10 studying in schools under Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), getting admissions to first year junior college (FYJC) will get a little chaotic this year. The board has decided not to send the class 10 marks to the respective schools. This year, the FYJC candidates would have to go to the designated help centres in order to convert their grades into marks and apply to the junior colleges.
For class 10 exams the Central Board of Secondary Education had been giving Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) to the students instead of giving marks, since 2011. Though, the exception this year has been made for Maharashtra, as the colleges there refuse to accept grades for taking admissions in FYJC. The local admission process requires percentage marks of the students for admission and thus a peculiar situation has come up.
This year, CBSE would set up guidance centres at some schools and staffs will be present at the centres. According to an official from CBSE’s Chennai regional office, “Students wishing to get their marks will have to go to fixed guidance centres which will convert their grades to marks.”
The students, as well as parents and school authorities are worried about the time it is going to take to fulfill the admission procedure after the announcement. Till now only two such guidance centres has been established, that is making things even worse. The schools which have been made as guidance centres are worried about the rush at the centres.
This whole process is expected to delay the online admission process as well for all the CBSE students. On the contrary the ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) students have already started the process of admission.