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Preparation Mantra for exam

Monday, February 17, 2020 / 6 Comments
The problem that is faced by most of the students nowadays is that even after spending long time for studying, they find a blank memory of it after a short time. This is due to lack of application of proper and systematic way of learning things. If certain systematic methods are applied in their learning process, it is sure that the students would not only find it easy to study but also would recollect well to reproduce the same for reaping success in their exam. For this Sri. Lavan I K, HSST Computer Science, Government Higher Secondary School, Thanniam, Thrissur has given us a five-step Mantra that will work wonders here.

1. Three Step Reading

Here you should read only the headlines of the topic at first. Secondly read the very first line below heading. Thirdly read the explanation completely. This process becomes effective as it takes the things acquired from the subconscious mind to the conscious mind.

2. Use Acronyms

Create words that can be familiarized from the points to be remembered

3. Connect your topic with incidents, images or songs

With the help of an abstract, picturize the complete chapter like a tree or make a rhythmical learning.

4. Sharpen your brain

Brain gym exercise for two or three minutes before study, simple and
quick calculations with any mechanism will sharpen your brain to avoid the reluctancy to assimilate what is given.

5. Revise regularly

Revision be done within 24 hours of learning and be followed by second revision within 2 days and the third revision within a week. The more you do the more you remember. Follow this to bring out the best in you for the exam. Click here to download Higher Secondary Time Table March 2020.

Higher Secondary Model Examination Question Papers & Answer Key

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 / 225 Comments
The board exam for the Higher Secondary students is conducted every year in the month of March as per the educational calendar. Exam for the first and second year is usually conducted jointly. The conjoined score of first and second year is taken for considering the grade and score of student each year.

To enrich the students, who are to face the board exam, with more practice, a model exam like that of board exam on its question pattern, style, exam pattern, time management, etc is conducted by the DHSE every year for the first and the second year. Provided the students write sincerely, the model exam, it would definitely enable to develop confidence among the students and thereby reap great success.

The various model exam question papers conducted by the DHSE for the Higher Secondary students in the previous years are given here in pdf form. The answer keys are also made available here. It is certain that it would be of much support to the students in making their preparation goal oriented. Thus it would boost their performance to score high.


Second Year(XII) Model Exam Question PaperSecond Year(XII) Model Exam Answer Key
XII English Model Exam Question Paper 2020 Answer Key 
XII English Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key 
XII English Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key(Ananthi) | Answer Key(Reena Mathai)
XII Malayalam Model Exam Question Paper 2020 Answer Key
XII Malayalam Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XII Malayalam Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XII Hindi Model Exam Question Paper 2020 Answer Key
XII Hindi Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XII Hindi Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XII Geography Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XII Geography Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XII Chemistry Model Exam Question Paper 2020 Answer Key 1
XII Chemistry Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key 1 | Answer Key 2
XII Chemistry Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XII Physics Model Exam Question Paper 2020 Answer Key
XII Physics Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XII Physics Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XII Sociology Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XII Sociology Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XII Accountancy(CA) Model Exam Question Paper 2020 Answer Key
XII Accountancy(CA) Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XII Accountancy(CA) Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XII Accountancy(AFS) Model Exam Question Paper 2020 Answer Key
XII Accountancy(AFS) Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XII Accountancy(AFS) Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XII Mathematics(Science) Model Exam Question Paper 2020 Answer Key
XII Mathematics(Science) Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XII Mathematics(Science) Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XII Mathematics(Commerce) Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XII Mathematics(Commerce) Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XII Politics Model Exam Question Paper 2020 Answer Key
XII Politics Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XII Politics Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XII Computer Application(Commerce) Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XII Computer Application(Commerce) Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XII Computer Application(Humanities) Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XII Computer Application(Humanities) Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XII History Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XII History Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XII Computer Science Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XII Computer Science Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XII Economics Model Exam Question Paper 2020 Answer Key
XII Economics Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XII Economics Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XII Business Studies Model Exam Question Paper 2020 Answer Key
XII Business Studies Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XII Business Studies Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XII Biology Model Exam Question Paper 2020 Answer Key-1(Zoology) | Answer Key-2(Zoology) | Botany Answer Key
XII Biology Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key(Zoology)
XII Biology Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key(Zoology)
First Year(XI) Model Exam Question PaperFirst Year(XI) Model Exam Answer Key
XI English Model Exam Question Paper 2020 Answer Key 
XI English Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key 
XI English Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XI Malayalam Model Exam Question Paper 2020 Answer Key
XI Malayalam Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XI Malayalam Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XI Hindi Model Exam Question Paper 2020 Answer Key
XI Hindi Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XI Hindi Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XI Geography Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XI Geography Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XI Chemistry Model Exam Question Paper 2020 Answer Key
XI Chemistry Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XI Chemistry Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XI Physics Model Exam Question Paper 2020 Answer Key
XI Physics Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XI Physics Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key-1 | Answer Key-2
XI Sociology Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XI Sociology Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XI Accountancy(CA) Model Exam Question Paper 2020 Answer Key
XI Accountancy(CA) Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XI Accountancy(CA) Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XI Accountancy(AFS) Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XI Accountancy(AFS) Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XI Mathematics(Science) Model Exam Question Paper 2020 Answer Key
XI Mathematics(Science) Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XI Mathematics(Science) Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XI Mathematics(Commerce) Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XI Mathematics(Commerce) Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XI Politics Model Exam Question Paper 2020 Answer Key
XI Politics Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XI Politics Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XI Computer Application(Commerce) Model Exam Question Paper 2020 Answer Key
XI Computer Application(Commerce) Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XI Computer Application(Commerce) Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XI Computer Application(Humanities) Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XI Computer Application(Humanities) Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XI History Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XI History Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XI Computer Science Model Exam Question Paper 2020 Answer Key
XI Computer Science Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XI Computer Science Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XI Economics Model Exam Question Paper 2020 Answer Key
XI Economics Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XI Economics Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XI Business Studies Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key
XI Business Studies Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key
XI Biology Model Exam Question Paper 2020 Answer Key 1-Zoology | Answer Key 2-Zoology | Answer Key Botany
XI Biology Model Exam Question Paper 2019 Answer Key-Zoology
XI Biology Model Exam Question Paper 2018 Answer Key(Botany)

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)

Thursday, February 6, 2020 / 1 Comment
National Aptitude Test in Architecture, 2020(NATA-2020) for admission into B.Arch. Degree course for the academic session 2020-21 shall be conducted by the Council of Architecture (CoA) as one-day online examination all over the country. 

The purpose of conducting NATA is to provide a single scheme of examination for holding aptitude test and to facilitate prospective students all over the country to apply for admissions in architecture seats in institutions spread across the country and to avoid appearing in multiple aptitude tests. 

NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test makes an assessment of drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a long period of time and are related to the specific field of study.

Schedule of Examination: 
NATA will be held twice a year. The first test will be held on 19.04.2020(Sunday) and the second test on 31.05.2020(Sunday).  Students can register for first test or second test or both. The last date for application(first test) is 16.03.2020. For second test , registration can be done till 04.05.2020


Pattern of Questions:
SubjectDistribution of MarksTotal Marks
PCM(15 Multiple Choice Questions)15 x 1.522.5(Online)
General Aptitude (35 Multiple Choice Questions)35 x 1.552.5(Online)
Drawing (3 Questions)2 x 35
1 x 55
70
55
Total200
There is no negative marking, but wrong answering will be penalized in case of tie breaking.

Eligibility Criteria for Candidates:
Passed 10+2 examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% marks in aggregate at 10+2 level examination (Candidates appearing the 10+2 exam with Physics,Chemistry and Mathematics subjects in the current academic year may also provisionally appear in the NATA exam).

Application Procedure:
Application has to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA portal.

Application Fee Details:
A candidate applying for NATA– 2020 has to pay Rs.2000 as application fee, through ONLINE mode.For SC/ST students the application fee is 1700.

Result Format:
Qualifying marks for NATA-2020 would be based on the following rules:
1. At least 25% must be secured in Multiple Choice Questions(Part A) portion (32 out of 120)
2. At least 25% must be secured in Part B (18 out of 75)
3. Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) would be based on post-exam statistics and at the discretion of the Council.
Candidate will not qualify in NATA-2020 unless (s)he satisfies all three conditions mentioned above. NATA-2020 score shall be valid only for admission in the session 2020-21.

Syllabus for NATA 2020:

The Syllabus for NATA 2020 available in the Information Brochure. Download NATA 2020 Information Brochure

Important Dates
Sl NoActivityDate (first test)Date (second test)
1Online application Submission begins01.02.202001.02.2020
2End of online submission16.03.202004.05.2020
3Confirmation page printing available till23.03.202011.05.2020
4Downloading Admit Card04.04.202021.05.2020
5Date and Time of Examination19.04.202031.05.2020
6Publication of Results08.05.202014.05.2020

Click the below links for National Aptitude Test in Architecture NATA Previous Question Papers, NATA Syllabus, NATA Online Application form and Information Brochure.
Downloads
NATA 2020 - Information Brochure
NATA 2020 - Online Application Portal
Related Downloads
Online Mock Test Tool(Based on old syllabus)
Sample Question Paper(Drawing Test)

Exam Manager-Free software for Higher Secondary Terminal Exam Management

Monday, February 3, 2020 / 28 Comments
Update: ExamManager for Model Exam 2020 published.

HseManager is a software created for the smooth conduct of the exam and to co-ordinate the activities at the school level while conducting higher secondary public examination annually. Exam Manager software is another contribution for the higher secondary schools by Sri.Sajan Matthew who developed HSE Manager. It is a tool which enabled to handle the activities at the school level while the terminal exam for the first and the second year are conducted jointly. All reports for the conduct of term exam would be made available with certain mouse clicks. Windows/MS Access are needed to activate the software. How to download Exam Manager software and activate it, is explained here.

How to download Exam Manger

Download the exam manager software from the link given here. It is a Zip file. Extract it and save the exam Manager folder in 'D 'drive. Open the folder to open exammanager_FE while the software opens enter 'admin' as username and password and click 'Enter' button. 

Basic Settings in Exam Manager

Then the opening window wood display three sections- Inputs, Others, Outputs. First click the red colour button 'Basic Settings' in 'Other section'. 

How to give 'Basic Settings' is given below. 

1.Class Details

Click the first button 'Class details'. Enter the details of plus one and plus two Class details of your school in the window that opens. Then enter 1st/2nd year class strength, combination, subjects etc. and close it. 

2.Room Settings 

Click the button, 'Room settings'. The exam hall can be set here. Give the number of desks in each room here. 


3. Basic Settings

Then click the button, 'Basic settings', enter School code in the red letter School code field and press 'Enter' then give place ,check exam start date and total candidates etc. Option for including 4 students per desk is also available.

Second Language Edit : 

Click this button to set second language of students. Editing can be done if needed.

Time Table : 

Click this button to set time table. Editing can be done if needed. 


Seating: 

All reports for the exam are available here. Select date, forenoon or afternoon to view the exam subjects on the date and number of students. From here print out can be taken for attendance, seating arrangement, seating layout, room wise question paper, absentee statement, supervision work arrangement etc 

Staff details: 

Teachers who have been assigned supervision for invigilation duty can be entered here. 

Invigilation duty : 

Duty chart, day wise duty are available in this menu.
Software
Exam Manager for Higher secondary Model Exam by Sajan Mathew(last updated on 04.02.2020)
Exam Manager Help File(PDF)
Higher Secondary Model Exam Time Table

Monitoring of Higher Secondary CE Scores

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Monitoring of Higher Secondary CE Scores

Monitoring is an activity which should be done continuously like evaluation of scholastic activities. There are different levels in the academic monitoring. It is the responsibility of the Principal and school subject councils to monitor the classroom regularly. Apart from these facilities in school, academic monitoring should be done. Scrutinizing the works or activities done by the students as part of their studies or auditing the scores obtained by them in continuous evaluation process is not the aim and mode of monitoring. Moreover, it is not examining the activities undertaken by the teachers. Monitoring is conceived to be a part of teacher empowerment programme.
The General Perspectives on Monitoring
• Monitoring is an academic activity.
• It aims at strengthening the class room interaction/transaction.
• Monitoring should be seen as a part of teacher empowerment programme.
• Monitoring is feasible by becoming a partner in the process of strengthening the knowledge of the students.
• Monitoring in each subject can be administered successfully by the teachers teaching the subject concerned.
• The monitoring team is decided by the clusters concerned.
• Monitoring team teachers should contact the teachers of the school to be visited early and the activity to be done in the classroom should be planned.
• The academic activity that would enable the continuous evaluation process to be carried out perfectly has to be selected for team teaching.
• The monitoring team ought to evaluate the academic activities and works related to it as part of class room interaction.
• The strengths and frailties of the learners should be deduced by the team from their direct class room experience.
• If there is any notable difference between the continuous evaluation score given to the student and the academic standard of the student identified by the teacher of the visiting monitoring team, such matters have to be forwarded for further discussions in general in the forthcoming clusters.

General Instructions for CE monitoring

• Monitoring team has to be planned in such a way that the teachers in the monitoring team should not be away from their parent school for more than 4 days.
• Teachers on regular basis only should be assigned the task of monitoring.
• The monitoring team can visit only 2 schools in the forenoon and afternoon sessions of a day.
• The principals of the school being visited by the monitoring team should ensure that the monitoring team spends minimum 2 hours in the school.
• The details of the monitoring visit must be entered in the school visitors’ book.
• The principal concerned should issue the duty certificate(2 copies) to the teachers of the monitoring team.
• The periods have to be arranged according to the visiting time of the monitoring team by the principal so that it is convenient for the monitoring process to be done.
• For the subjects taught in a few schools only (rare subjects), the monitoring team should be formed as per the availability of the teachers for visiting in the same district or other districts. (rare subjects visitors are allowed to visit one school per day)
• This year, team teaching is allowed for anyone of the batches only for a subject in a school. (First year classes only)
• The continuous evaluation documents attested by the monitoring team should be kept safely in the school itself. It should be made available for the higher authorities when it is required by them.

Schedule of CE Monitoring

The school level CE monitoring will be conducted from 05-02-2020 to 14-02-2020.

CE related Forms and Tools

Click the below link for CE Monitoring Proforma, Duty certificate, Work-done memorandum,claim form etc:-  
Higher Secondary CE Monitoring 2020
Higher Secondary CE Monitoring Guidelines.Circular dtd 01.02.2020
Higher Secondary CE Monitoring Form
CE Monitoring Duty Certificate
CE Monitoring -Assessment Approach
CE Monitoring Claim Form Printer(Ms Excel Software)
CE Score Recording
Steps for CE Score Recording
CE-Term Consolidation Format
CE-Annual Consolidation Format
CE Score Collection Software Tools
CE Score Collection Software(for Science with Biology) by Bibin(Last updated on 09.01.2019)
CE Score Collection Software(for any group) by Bibin(Last updated on 09.01.2019)

Higher Secondary Practical Scheme and Question Paper

Saturday, February 1, 2020 / 55 Comments
It is mandatory that Higher Secondary students should appear for both the practical and theory exam of their subjects concerned to qualify the board exam. If the student does not appear in anyone of their subjects, he / she will be considered to be absent in that particular subject and consequently will not be eligible for higher studies. First year students are exempted from the practical exam.

The practical exams will be conducted as per the prescribed scheme and syllabus Final exam score will be the total marks obtained by the students in the Practical Examination, Terminal Examination and Continuous Evaluation as well.

Of the 20 subjects given below, the students should appear for the Practical Examination in the subjects of their study.

1. Physics
2. Chemistry
3. Botany
4. Zoology
5. Geography
6. Computer Science
7. Computer Applications
8. Accountancy with Computer Accounting
9. Communicative English
10. Electronics
11. Home Science
12. Geology
13. Psychology
14. Social Work
15. Statistics
16. Gandhian Studies
17. Journalism
18. Electronic Service Technology
19. Computer Information Technology
20. Music
21.Mathematics
Score of the Practical Exam
The practical exam score may vary for some subjects. The maximum score and time for practical examination for each subject are given below.
Subject
Score & Time
Music80 (1½ Hrs)
Botany20 (1½ Hrs)
Zoology20 (1½ Hrs)
Other Subjects40 (3 Hrs)
Time Table for the Higher Secondary Practical Exam
The practical examination time table would be prepared by the schools concerned and the students will be informed of this.

Scheme, Syllabus and Model Question Paper for Higher Secondary Practical Exam
To enable the students’ practical exam preparation and for their self study, various model questions based on the prescribed syllabus published by the DHSE are made available . Click the link below to download the scheme, syllabus and solved model questions.
Physics
Physics Scheme and Questions
Answer Key for Physics Practical Questions
Physics Practical Lab Manual
Physics Theory Key Points for Practical Exam(updated on 02.02.2020)
Physics Practical Question Paper February 2017
Physics Practical Question Paper February 2018
Physics Practical Question Paper February 2019
Chemistry
Chemistry Practical Scheme and Questions
Chemistry Sample Practical Question Paper
Chemistry Teacher Text Reference
Chemistry Viva Questions(Sample)
Chemistry Practical Question Paper February 2017
Chemistry Practical Question Paper February 2018
Chemistry Practical Question Paper February 2019
Zoology
Zoology Practical Scheme and Sample Questions
Zoology Practical Question Paper February 2017
Zoology Practical Question Paper February 2018
Zoology Practical Question Paper February 2019
Botany
Botany Practical Scheme and Sample Questions
Botany Practical Question Paper February 2017
Botany Practical Question Paper February 2018
Botany Practical Question Paper February 2019
Botany Practical Study Notes
Computer Science
Computer Science Practical Scheme and Sample Questions
Computer Science Practical Question Paper February 2017
Computer Science Practical Question Paper February 2018
Computer Science Practical Question Paper February 2019
Computer Application(Commerce)
Computer Application(Commerce) Practical Scheme and Sample Questions
Computer Application(Commerce) Sample Practical Record Book
Computer Application(Commerce) Solved SQL Questions
Computer Application(Commerce) Practical Question Paper February 2017
Computer Application(Commerce) Practical Question Paper February 2018
Computer Application(Commerce) Practical Question Paper February 2019
Computer Application(Humanities)
Computer Application(Humanities) Practical Scheme and Sample Questions
Computer Application(Humanities) Practical Question Paper February 2018
Computer Application(Humanities) Practical Question Paper February 2019
Computerised Accounting(Commerce)
Computerised Accounting(Commerce) Practical Scheme and Sample Questions
Computerised Accounting(Commerce) Solved Practical Question Paper
Computerised Accounting(Commerce) Solved Practical Question Paper by Shahar.K
Computerised Accounting(Commerce) Solved Practical Questions using GNU Khata-Base-Calc by Johnson Koshy
Computerised Accounting(Commerce) Solved Practical Questions using GNU Khata-Base-Calc by Alrahiman
Computerised Accounting(Commerce) Study Notes
Computerised Accounting(Commerce) Model Record Work by Binoy George
Computerised Accounting(Commerce) Solved Practical Question Pool by Binoy George
Computerised Accounting(Commerce) Sample Viva Questions by Binoy George
Computerised Accounting(Commerce) Sample Viva Questions by Ajith Kanthi
Computerised Accounting(Commerce) Practical Question Paper February 2017
Computerised Accounting(Commerce) Practical Question Paper February 2018
Computerised Accounting(Commerce) Practical Question Paper February 2019
Geography
Geography Practical Scheme and Sample Questions
Geography Practical Model Question Paper
Geography Practical Question Paper February 2017
Geography Practical Question Paper February 2018
Geography Practical Question Paper February 2019
Other Subjects
Mathematics Practical Scheme and Sample Questions
Communicative English Practical Scheme and Sample Questions
Electronics Practical Scheme and Sample Questions
Gandhian Studies Practical Scheme and Sample Questions
Home Science Practical Scheme and Sample Questions
Journalism Practical Scheme and Sample Questions
Psychology Practical Scheme and Sample Questions
Social Works Practical Scheme and Sample Questions
Statistics Practical Scheme and Sample Questions
Circulars related to practical exam, software for the assistance of the external examiners are available in the link below.
Downloads
Revised Scheme for Higher Secondary Lab Work -Circular ACDS.PC(1) /70262/ HSE/ 2015 dtd 14.06.2016
Revised Scheme and Guidelines for HSE Practical Evaluation-Circular from Director DHSE
Software Downloads
Higher Secondary Practical Score Sheet Creator Software for External Examiners