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SSLC: Top 10 questions answered

Monday, 7 May 2012 - 11:56am IST | Place: Bangalore | Agency: dna

DNA answers the most popular of them, to clear some confusion and help them choose their future course of action.

What after Class 10? This is the mother of all questions haunting students who are done with the final SSLC examination and awaiting the results. Should one go for Commerce or Science? And what about Arts? Considering the decision is going to impact one’s future, it is crucial that one makes an informed choice. DNA answers the most popular of them, to clear some confusion and help them choose their future course of action.

1. First and foremost, when will results be announced?
Third week of this month. SSLC evaluators had threatened to boycott evaluation, which could have caused a delay in the publication of results, but they decided not to cause such an inconvenience to the students and dropped the strike plan. now, the results are expected to be announced in the third week of May

2. Which is the best course after SSLC?
There are a couple of options. After passing the SSLC/CBSE/ICSE board exam, you could either take up a fullntime prenuniversity course (PUC) or join a diploma course. Vocational courses are also available for those who have passed Class 10, but the best option, as many would suggest, is taking up a PUC, after which you could specialise in your higher studies in your area of interest.

3. Course or college, which should I choose first?
Ideally, the course should come first. This year, 8.39 lakh candidates have taken up the SSLC examinations. While every student dreams of entering the best prenuniversity colleges in the city, chances are—given the intense competition—many will fail to make the cutnoffs set by those top universities. One of the dilemmas facing average students is that whether they should opt for their favoured course or stream at a lesser PU college where admission is guaranteed or take up a less competitive stream in order to score that admission in their dream college. “Students should most definitely follow their own passion. Where you study is ultimately not important but you should pursue what you want to do. When students with an aggregate of 70% apply for Science stream in top PU colleges, they won’t get in but that does not mean they should opt for Art or Commerce. They won’t be able to do well in a subject they are simply not interested,” says Geetha S, an SSLC teacher from a school in JP nagar

4. When can I apply?
It starts a day after the SSLC results are out. Usually, a day after the SSLC results, PUC colleges start distributing application forms. Students can visit the colleges and buy the forms.

Remember, the cost of the application form is Rs21, which is the same as last year. However, the colleges sell their prospectus along with the application form with an additional charge which varies from college to college. Get it, only if you need it.

5. What is the admission process like?
Basically, merit based. However, seats are also allotted under management quota and there are reservations for those belonging to SC, ST and OBC communities. The admission process is as follows:
- Colleges receive applications and prepare a merit list.
- The colleges announce the first list of seat allotment and expect students to pay the prescribed fees by a certain date and join.
- Some students may have applied in more than one colleges, so they check the allotment lists and decide in which college to join. However, most colleges do not follow the same calendar of events for admission prescribed by the education department.
- Based on the enrolment, a second list is published on the notice boards of the colleges.
-This process continues till all seats are filled.

6. How are the students chosen?
Students who have passed the SSLC/CBSE/ICSE examination apply individually to various colleges of their choice. Information about the total number of applications sold, the number of applications received, the number of applications rejected, the modalities that went into the preparation of the merit lists by each college are not available in the public domain.

7. What are basic categories of colleges available?
As per official data, there are 1,202 government, 1,936 unaided, 637 aided, 165 bifurcated and 13 corporationnrun PU colleges in the state. Close to 580 of them are in Bangalore north, South and Rural districts. Presently, the CBSE and ICSE students have a separate 5% quota of the overall seats reserved in all colleges.

8. The best PUC colleges in Bangalore?
Popular PU colleges in the city include: Mount Carmel College, Christ PU College, Mahaveer Jain PU College, Seshadripuram Composite PU College, MES PU College, St Joseph’s PU College, Sri Kumaran Children Home PU College and nMKRV PU College For Women

9. What are the options available in PU courses?
Over 50 combinations of subjects are available at the PUnlevel. Here they are:
- SCIEnCE Physics,Chemistry,Maths,Biology
- SCIEnCE Physics,Chemistry,Maths,Computer Science
- SCIEnCE Physics,Chemistry,Maths,Electronics
- SCIEnCE Physics,Chemistry,Maths,Statistics
- SCIEnCE Physics,Chemistry,Maths,Home Science
-SCIEnCE Physics,Chemistry,Maths,Geology
-SCIEnCE Chemistry,Biology,Psychology,HomeScience
-ARTS History,Economics,Sociology,Political Science
-ARTS History,Economics,Geography,Pol Sc
-ARTS History,Economics,Logic,Pol Sc
-ARTS History,Economics,Pol Sc,Opt Kannada
-ARTS History,Economics,Geography,Opt Kannada
-ARTS History,Economics,Sociology,Opt Kannada
-ARTS History,Economics,Pol Sc,Psychology
-ARTS History,Education,Economics,Opt Kannada
-ARTS History,Education,Pol Sc,Opt Kannada
-ARTS History,Education,Geography,Opt Kannada
-ARTS History,Education,Sociology,Opt Kannada
-ARTS History,Economics,Sociology,Psychology
-ARTS History,Sociology,Education,Economics
-ARTS History,sociology,Education,Pol Sc
-ARTS History,Sociology,Education,Geography
-ARTS History,Economics,Logic,Sociology
-ARTS History,Economics,Op Kan,Kar Music
-ARTS History,Economics,Op Kan, Hin Music
-ARTS History,Sociology,Op Kan, Kan Music
-ARTS History,Sociology,Psychology,Opt Kannada
-ARTS History,Pol Sc,Education,Economics
-ARTS History,Pol Sc,Education,Geography
-ARTS Economics,Pol Sc,Education,Sociology
-ARTS Economics,Pol Sc,Education,Geography
-ARTS Economics,Sociology,Pol Sc,Psychology
-ARTS Economics,Logic,Sociology,Psychology
-ARTS History,Economics,Geography,Sociology
-ARTS History,Economics,Sociology,Kar Music
-ARTS History,Economics,Sociology,Hind Music
-ARTS History,Economics,Pol Sc,Kar Music
-ARTS History,Economics,Pol Sc,Hind Music
-ARTS History,Economics,Pol Sc,Basic Maths
-ARTS History,Economics,Sociology,Basic Maths
-ARTS History,Economics,Geography Basic Maths
-ARTS Economics,Sociology,Psychology,Home Sc
-COMMERCE History,Economics,B Studies,Accountancy
n COM Economics,Geography,B Studies,Accounts
-COM Economics,B Studies,Accountancy,Comp Sc
-COM Economics,Statistics,B studies,Accounts
-COM B Studies,Acc,Basic Maths,Statistics
-COM B Studies,Acc,Comp Sc,Statistics
-COM B Studies,Acc,Pol Sc,Economics
-COM B Studies,Acc,Economics,Basic Maths

10. What are the options available for ICSE students?
Those who have completed ICSE can opt for ISC. The options available for them are as follows:
Geography, History, Psychology, Sociology
Accounts, Business Studies, Economics, Mathematics
- Science
Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Sc

Scholarships to study in Japan
Japan is offering three types of scholarship programmes for Indian students who wish to study  in Japan after Plus 2. The scholarship programmes are: Specialised training college students programme, college of technology students programme and undergraduate students programme. Those born between April 2, 1991, and April 1, 1996, are eligible for them.

The candidate should have passed higher-secondary school. Besides, s/he must be willing to undergo a one-year intensive course of Japanese language and receive education at a specialised training college/ college of technology/university in Japan. Candidates will be selected through a written examination and an interview conducted by the Consulate of Japan in Bangalore. Japanese skills are not compulsory for this exam. The final selection will be done by the Japanese government. The application form can be obtained from the Consulate of Japan, 1st Floor, Prestige Nebula, Cubbon Road, Bangalore or be downloaded from www.in.emb- japan.go.jp. Contact S Pandian at 080- 40649999 for more details. The deadline for submission of applications is June 22

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