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17 lakh students take Maha aptitude test, commerce top pick:

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

As many as 17.36 lakh students who appeared for Class X examinations this year took part in the "kalchachni" (aptitude) and 21 per cent of them evinced interest in joining the Commerce stream, state Minister said today.

The is conducted by the State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary in order check students' inclination towards streams like Arts, Commerce, Technical, Health Sciences, Agriculture and Fine Arts.

Addressing a press conference here, Tawde said that a total of 17,36,104 students participated in the and 21 per cent wanted to join the

The test conducted in 2017 had thrown up Fine Arts as the preferred choice of participating students.

Tawde said that the government, from the forthcoming academic year, planned to conduct the test earlier so as to help students in a better way.

"It is an initiative of the Board and the and has helped students make informed choices for the future," Tawde said.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 17:00 IST