Plus-One admission: Bonus points unlikely to be added to merit marks

Thiruvananthapuram: A three-stage admission process will be held for higher secondary Plus-One courses in Kerala for the 2022-23 academic year.

Last year, the admission to the higher secondary classes were done in two stages. This time, the admission process may be completed in three stages, said Minister of General Education V Sivankutty in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday.

As the authorities plan to give prominence to merit during admission the old practice of considering bonus points too apart from the total mark at the qualifying stage, i.e. Class 10 SSLC, is likely to be scrapped this year.

Presently, besides the merit mark, bonus points too are added in order to prepare the allotment list.

The minister, meanwhile, admitted that teachers are biased against students who studied in schools affiliated to the national-level education boards.

“Some teachers are antagonistic towards students from the Central Board of Secondary Education and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education syllabuses. These teachers often react publicly against those students. It is not right,” noted the Minister.

Sivankutty added that students are more interested in Humanities subjects than Science streams these days for higher secondary studies.  

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