4.71 lakh applicants for Plus-One merit seats

Thiruvananthapuram: Around 4,71,278 students have applied for the merit seats as the Plus-One admission process progresses in Kerala.

Among this, 4,27,117 students have passed the Kerala government’s Secondary School Leaving Certificate examination.

Meanwhile, 31,615 students who passed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exam and 3,095 candidates who have studied in schools that follow Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) syllabus too have applied.

The CBSE Class-Ten results were announced last Friday. Interestingly, these many numbers of CBSE students have applied to continue their education in the Kerala state syllabus just three days after the publication of the result.

This time too, most applicants in general merit seats are from the Northern districts, starting from Thrissur. With 80,022 applicants Malappuram tops the list followed by Kozhikode with 48,065 applicants and Thrissur with 41,481 applicants.

Most students who passed CBSE exams have applied from Ernakulam (4489) and Thrissur (3544) districts. Besides, most students from ICSE syllabus too have applied from these districts.

Among the 3,573 applications to the sports quota in the first stage, 2,964 have been approved.

The government hopes that there won’t be any shortage of seats, like last year, as additional seats have been allowed well in advance in all the districts, except in Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Idukki.  

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