SSLC (Kerala)

Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination is the final evaluation test that concludes ten years of formal schooling in the state of Kerala. The certificate that is awarded on qualifying the exam also has the same name. Apart from schools in the state of Kerala, the exam is also conducted in affiliated Indian schools (catering to the Keralite population) in the Arabian nations.

  1. Grading system
  2. Time Table
  3. Publication of results
  4. Improvement of score
  5. Revaluation
  6. Save A Year (SAY) Examination

The SSLC exam and certificate are for students who have pursued the state carriculum, which is administered by the department of education of the government of Kerala. There other schemes followed in the state namely, CBSE, administered by the Central Board for Secondary Education, and ICSE. The exams and certificates for these schemes are different.

By the number of participants (falling from a 5,00,000+ in the 1990s to a 4,79,085 in 2013 and diminishing...), this is still the largest examination held in the state of Kerala. Hence everthing related to the exam comes under regular media attention. The exam in the present name was founded in the 1960s. Until a decade ago, the pass percentage was a mere 60%. Henceforth, the government has taken several measures including a liberal approach in valuation and thus raised the turnover to above 90% in the past couple of years. In 2012 the pass percent was 92%.

The SSLC exam of the year 2013 was held from March 11 to March 21. The participation was 4.79 lakh students appearing across 2800 centres (schools) in the state of Kerala, and 9 centres in Lakshadweep and the Arabian nations. The valuation is done by about 12000 teachers in centralized valuation camps held in education district headquarters. The results are scheduled to be published on the last week of April.

Grading system

The SSLC examination followed a conventional absolute scoring (a number out of 100 for each subject) system until the early 2000s. There was huge competition among the parents to attain high scores. Ranks were announced by the govt itself based on the total score. The top ranks were achieved or missed by the matter of one mark (one out of 600 for six subjects). By the early 2000s government decided to move on to a range grading system in which the grades are laid across 9 possible ranges or slabs. The present scheme allot grades as below:

90 - 100 A+ 9
80 - 89 A 8
70 - 79 B+ 7
60 - 69 B 6
50 - 59 C+ 5
40 - 49 C 4
30 - 39 D+ 3
20 - 29 D 2
1 - 20 E 1

Overall grade and score calculator: SSLC Grade calculator.

Time Table

Date Day Time

Subject

11 March 2013 Monday 1:45PM to 3:30PM

First Language Part One
(
Malayalam/Sanskrit/Arabic/Tamil/
Kannada/Urudu/Addi.English)

12 March 2013 Tuesday 1:45PM to 3:30PM

First Language Part Two
(
Malayalam/Sanskrit/Arabic/Tamil/
Kannada/Urudu/Special English)

13 March 2013 Wednesday 1:45PM to 4:30PM Second Language
(
English)
14 March 2013 Thursday 1:45PM to 3:30PM

Third Language
(
Hindi)

16 March 2013 Saturday 1:45PM to 4:30PM Social Science
18 March 2013 Monday 1:45PM to 4:30PM Mathematics
19 March 2013 Tuesday 1:45PM to 3:30PM Physics
20 March 2013 Wednesday 1:45PM to 3:30PM Chemistry
21 March 2013 Thursday 1:45PM to 3:30PM Biology

Publication of results

Earlier the results were made available to the newspapers. The students got their results from the next days newspapers. From the early 2000s on the government started publishing the results on the internet.

The results of SSLC examination 2013, was published at www.results.itschool.gov.in on April 24, 2013, wednesday, at 11:30AM. The goverment claimed an 'all time record' pass of 94% with 'no moderation'. This no moderation claim was obviously a public relation stunt. 2013 also saw for the first time in history a liberal valuation and heavily inflated grades for Malayalam Paper I and II.

Improvement of score (betterment of result - BT)

Students who have passed the SSLC examination can improve their scores (GO (MS) 98/77/G.Edn. dated 7-5-1977 andG.O. (MS.) 8/82/G.Edn. dated 19-01-1982) without cancelling their previous results. The candidates who appear under new scheme and eligible for higher studies are alsoeligible for the benefit of their result as per G.O. (Rt.) No. 4168/05/GI.Edn. dtd 23-8-2005.

Revaluation

There is a provision for revaluation of the answer sheets.

Save A Year (SAY) Examination

Students who have not secured minimum grade for higher studies in the SSLC regular examination in March 2013 can appear for the 'SAY examination' in May 2013.

SAY Time Table

Date Day Time

Subject

13 March 2013 Monday AM

First Language Part One
(
Malayalam/Sanskrit/Arabic/Tamil/
Kannada/Urudu/Addi.English)

13 March 2013 Tuesday PM

First Language Part Two
(
Malayalam/Sanskrit/Arabic/Tamil/
Kannada/Urudu/Special English)

14 March 2013 Wednesday Second Language
(
English)
14 March 2013 Thursday

Third Language
(
Hindi)

15 March 2013 Saturday Social Science
15 March 2013 Monday Physics
16 March 2013 Tuesday Physics
16 March 2013 Wednesday Biology
17 March 2013 Thursday Biology
18 March 2013 Thursday IT


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