Maha govt approves 'best of five' formula for SSC students

Mumbai: In order to bring parity with other educational boards, the Maharashtra Government today approved the 'best of five' formula for junior college admissions from the next academic year.

"The decision was finalised by the Government considering positive response from parents, teachers and students," an Education Department official said.

The formula would enable the board to calculate marks of the best five subjects out of the six compulsory subjects.

This would increase their aggregate marks, the official said. However, the students will be required to pass in all subjects, he said.

The students appearing for Secondary School Certificate exam (10th class) scheduled in March would be eligible for the option, the official said.

Even the students reappearing for 10th class exam would benefit from the decision, he said.