Plus-one admissions: Single-window system for multiple application

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The applications for admission to Plus-One courses in government and aided higher secondary schools in Kerala would be accepted online till September 3.

A single-window system has been put in place whereby just one application form would be enough for all schools in a revenue district.

There is no bar on candidates for applying in more than one district.

Eligibility norms
The candidate should have gained eligibility for higher education securing a minimum of D+ grade or equivalent score in each paper in the SSLC/tenth class/equivalent exams.

The priority for admissions in the first round would be for students who passed the CBSE exams. But CBSE candidates would be considered for admissions only after the final allotment.

The parents of students who passed the exams in years prior to March 2018 when separate school/board exams were heldshould submit an affidavit on a Rs 50 stamp paper as per the format given in the 9th annexure of the prospectus as proof.

Only those students who passed "Mathamatics Standard" paper in CBSE would be able to opt for combinations that include Maths.

Age limit
The age limit is 15 to 20 years as on June 1, 2021. No lower age limit for students who have passed exams conducted by Kerala's General Education Department.

Students from other boards can seek relaxation of six months for upper and lower age limits from the designated officer concerned.

While the Kerala board candidates can seek six months maximum relaxation in upper-age limit, the age limit for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students is 22. Those who are visually or hearing impaired and those facing challenges in mental health may apply even if they have attained 25 years.

Apply online
Qualified students may apply only online.
How to go about online? First Enter the website and click on the link for Higher Secondary Admission and enter Higher Secondary site; login after clicking on the link CREATE CANDIDATE LOGIN-SWS.

The application has to be submitted by entering an OTP.

Choosing option, remitting fees and other requirements have to be completed through the same login.

The 4,5,8 annexure of the prospectus contains the model admission form and instructions regarding the application process. Since no documents are to be uploaded, the selection will be based on the information provided by the candidate.

The differently abled and those who fall under Other (Code 9) scheme should not forget to upload the prescribed documents.

Those students who are not able to submit the online applications on their own may avail the help of teachers and use the computer labs of the school from where they passed out for submitting the applications.

Help desks have been set up in each school to redress the problems and clear doubts of this section.

Two applications are not permitted for merit seat in the same district. There is no bar on applying in other districts.

Separate applications have to be submitted for this purpose.

The application fee of Rs 25 may be remitted at the time of admission. The print out of application need not be given to school.

The aided schools have management/unaided/community quota seats. The forms provided by the respective managements should be filed and submitted for these seats. The government's single-window system is not to be used for this purpose.

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