THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Breaking the norm, the first year higher secondary classes are set to begin on June 28. The Plus I classes used to start by early or middle July.
“In fact, we had planned to complete the admission process early and begin classes by mid-June. With the High Court directing the government to carry out the admission process only after declaration of CBSE results, the entire schedule had to be rearranged,” said Prakashan P P, director-in-charge of Higher Secondary Education.
Though the SSLC results were declared on May 5, the CBSE results were out only on June 3. Accordingly, the CBSE and other boards’ candidates were given time till June 6 to submit applications for Higher Secondary course.
The first allotment list for admission through the single-window system will be published on June 19. The main allotment will end on June 27 and the supplementary allotment will be held from July 7. The entire admission process is expected to be completed by August 9.
The Higher Secondary Directorate has received around 5.22 lakh applications this year out of which 4.49 lakh are students who cleared the SSLC examination. While around 46,000 students from CBSE board have applied for Higher Secondary course, the number of applicants from the ICSE stream is around 4,000. There are 4.5 lakh Higher Secondary seats including 27,500 Vocational Higher Secondary seats.