Many Plus-One seats up for grabs ahead of third allotment

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Thiruvananthapuram: The admission process for Plus-One courses in schools following the Kerala state syllabus is nearing completion. The last and the third seat allotment would be published on 22 August. With many vacant seats reported across various categories candidates still awaiting allotment can now hope to secure admission.

The vacant seats in the reserved quotas, except those of the Scheduled Tribe, would be considered as General seats in the next allotment. Currently, there are 80,766 vacant seats in the General category. Also, there are 2,97,766 Merit seats still up for grabs.

The seats that fall vacant in the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories would be first given to Other Eligible Communities (OEC), i.e., communities recommended for inclusion in the state list of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Meanwhile, the vacant OEC seats would be given to Other Backward Classes as per the proportion of applicants in government schools. In case, there are more vacant seats in these categories, those seats would be converted into General category.

The applications for the supplementary allotment have been invited. The seats that are vacant event after that would be turned into Merit seats.

The list that would be published on 22 August would be the last allotment in the main round.

The admission process would be completed by 24 August and the classes are slated to begin in 25 August.

More vacant seats
The seats that are reserved for forward castes in the government schools and the sports quota seats are mostly vacant. There are 9,432 vacant seats out of 18,449 seats that are reserved for the forward castes.

Meanwhile, 5398 out of 7,566 sports quota seats are still vacant.

60.07% secure admission
After two rounds of allotment 1,39,621 applicants (60.07%) have secured permanent admission for the Plus-One courses. Meanwhile, 77,412 students (33.03%) who got the lower options took temporary admissions. These candidates would be considered in the next round too.

In all 15,128 applicants (6.51%) failed to ensure admission despite being included in the allotment list. However, these students won’t be considered in the upcoming allotments.

Also, 285 candidates (0.12%) who gave wrong details in the application were denied admission.  

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