Kerala Plus-One admissions: Online applications from today | How to apply

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Online applications will be accepted for admissions to Plus-One (Class 11) courses in government/aided higher secondary schools in Kerala from Monday. The applications may be submitted till July 18 and a single-window process will be in place under which only one application is needed for all schools in a revenue district. However, a student can submit applications in more than one district.

Points to note

1) Admission process is conducted online. Certificates need not be uploaded.

2) OTP – password – candidate login method for admissions.

3) Application fee of Rs 25 need not be paid while submitting application but could be done during admission.

4) No need to submit a printout of application at school.

5) Three rounds of allotments instead of two in the main allotment.

6) No bonus points for students who can swim.

7) CBSE students will be considered for admission to Maths combinations only if they have passed Standard-level Maths. Basic students can apply for other combinations.

Educational qualifications

Candidates applying for Plus-One courses should have passed SSLC / Class 10 / equivalent exam with a minimum of ‘D +’ grade or equal marks and recommended for higher studies.

CBSE students who cleared the board exam only would be considered for Plus-One admissions in the first round. Prior to 2018, there were separate school/board exams. Guardians of students who qualified during those years should present an affidavit on a stamp paper of Rs 50 in the format given in Appendix 9 as proof.

School-level CBSE students will be considered only after the main allotment.

Rank for admission will be decided based on weighted grade point average (WGPA) score based on the marks scored in Class 10. Selection and allotment would be done using a computer programme depending on the choices given by the candidates and seats available.

Age limit

Applicants should be in the age group of 15-20 years on June 1, 2022. However, there is no lower age limit for students who cleared the Kerala board’s exam. Candidates from other boards can obtain an extension of up to six months in lower and upper age limits from the respective authorities.

Meanwhile, candidates from Kerala board can get an extension of six months in the upper age. The age limit of Scheduled sections is 22 years and visually challenged/ hearing impaired and mentally challenged applicants is 25 years.

How to apply

  • On the website, go to ‘Click for Higher Secondary Admission’.
  • In ‘PUBLIC’, download the prospectus, 11 appendices, user manual for the application and learn the guidelines for admissions.
  • Applications can be submitted only online. Log in through the ‘CREATE CANDIDATE LOGIN-SWS’ link on the higher secondary site. Applications, options and fees have to be submitted though OTP and password with this login.
  • As no documents are uploaded, selection will be based on the information provided by the candidates. So, do not make any mistakes in the application. 
  • Differently-abled students and candidates who studied in other schemes in Class 10 (Code 7) have to upload the necessary documents.
  • Students who cannot submit the applications on their own can utilize the computer lab facilities and help of teachers at their own school or other government / aided higher secondary schools in the same district. Helpdesks will also function at these schools.
  • Only one application could be submitted to merit seats in a district. But, candidates can apply in more than one district, for which separate applications have to be submitted. The application fee of Rs 25 needs to be paid only during admission.

Management / unaided / community quota seats

For these seats in unaided schools, fill up and submit a separate form issued by the school managements. The single-window facilities cannot be used for these seats.


An option includes school and a combination of subjects. Different combinations in the same school are separate options.

Appendix 7 in the prospectus has a list of course codes of combinations in each school in all districts.

Candidates can give as many options as they wish. But, do not give options for subjects which the student does not have an interest in. Also note that a candidate will not get admission to a combination even if there are vacant seats if option is not given.

It is also very important to remember that if a candidate gets admission to an option, all other options below it will get automatically cancelled. So, extreme care has to be exercised while selecting options.

There are 45 combinations in science, humanities and commerce streams. The options have to be given according to the taste of the students. It is also to be ensured that the preferred combinations are available in the schools that the student wishes to study.


Candidates will be given an opportunity for correction in case they make any mistake in the application. Subsequently, a trial allotment list will be published on July 21.

Candidates can check the trial allotment list and change options to get admission to schools they prefer. This should be done tactfully. But, the change should be done on time.

Subsequently, a ‘main allotment’ comprising three rounds will be held. This will be followed by a supplementary allotment during which candidates can again change their options tactfully.

Students who could not apply earlier, those who qualified later and school-level CBSE students can also submit applications then.

Permanent and temporary admission

If a candidate receives the first option or is satisfied with the first allotment itself, she or he can take permanent admission by submitting the certificates and paying fees.

However, if the candidate is allotted an option lower in the list submitted, temporary admission could be made by submitting the certificates. However, fees need not be paid at this stage. Later, during the next rounds, when they receive allotment to higher options, permanent admission could be secured.

But remember that permanent admission should be taken before the main allotment ends. Otherwise, candidates would lose their chance for admission.

Important dates

  • Trial allotment: July 21
  • First allotment: July 27
  • Main allotment: Till August 11
  • Classes begin on August 17
  • Admissions to continue for supplementary and other allotments: Till September 30.

A turning point in life

Take a printout of the form, fill it up and confirm details before uploading. Before deciding the options, discuss with elders. This is because Plus-One is a turning point in a person’s life. Once a student chooses humanities or commerce, she or he can never enter fields such as science, engineering, technology, biology, medicine or agriculture.

Vocational higher secondary

Admissions to 389 vocational higher secondary schools in Kerala, except sports school fitness trainer, will take place along with Plus-One admissions. Log in to and go to ‘Click for Higher Secondary (Vocational) Admission'. Conditions are similar to Plus-One.

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