DoE quizzed on class 11 marks hike

The Delhi High Court has sought an explanation from the directorate of education on increase in the percentage requirement for admission in class 11 in state government schools.

The court has given time till July 25 to the DoE to give reasons for the percentage hike.
“The admission criteria in 2010-11 and 2011-12 for class 11 in Science and Commerce has been arbitrarily changed for the 2012-13 academic session, affecting over 26,000 students,” said lawyer Ashok Agarwal.

According to the DoE’s admission criteria circular on May 28, students with 7 seven cumulative grade point average (CGPA) will be given admission in Science this year compared to the requirement of 6 CGPA last year. Also, the students will be required to have a B2 grade in all subjects compared to the requirement of C1 grade last year.

For Commerce, a candidate with 5 CGPA was eligible last year but now a minimum of 6.60 CGPA with Mathematics or 6 CGPA without Mathematics is required.

Students and parents had staged a protest outside the DoE’s office on Monday, asking the department to revise its criteria.

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