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Children's Bio Diversity Congress and Competitions

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 / 1 Comment
The Kerala State Bio diversity Board is organizing various competitions for school students in connection with the 11th Children’s Bio diversity Congress. The first three positions will be honoured with cash prize and certificate in the 11th Children’s Bio diversity Congress. The last date for participating in all competitions is 10th of December 2018.

The competitions are scheduled to be conducted in 2 sections.
1.Junior Category : age should be between 10 and 13
2.Senior Category : age should be between 14 – 18

The items for competition are given below:

1. Essay Writing competition

Topic – Climatic Change and the need to protect bio diversity
Essays should not be written in more than 3 pages. For application & guidelines to participate in the competition,click the below link.
Essay Writing Competition
Children's Biodiversity Congress 2019-Application for Essay Writing Competition

2. Photography Contest

Topic – climatic change and the need to protect bio diversity
An application along with 3 photographs of 1mb to 5mb size must be submitted. Download the application to participate in the competition from the following link.
Photography Contest
Children's Biodiversity Congress 2019-Application for Photography Competition

3. Project Presentation

Project presentation will be conducted at the district level and a certificate also will be issued. The winners who occupy the first two places in the senior and junior level will be provided with an opportunity to present their project at the state level in the 11th Bio diversity Congress.

1.Flood related impact and losses to Bio diversity and the best short term strategy to mitigate the losses.
2.What are the reasons for the recent flood and what is the long term strategy to prevent and overcome such calamities.
3.What are the traditional knowledge and practices associated with flood calamities? How to revive loss of traditional knowledge and practices available with Tribals, vaidyans, farmers etc.

A project presenting team may consist of 2 students where as the team leader only will be able to participate in the state level. Click the below link for details.
Project Presentation
Children's Biodiversity Congress 2019-Application for Project Competition
Children's Biodiversity Congress 2018-Guidelines for Project Competition
Children's Biodiversity Congress 2019-Programme Notice

Kerala School Kalolsavam Manual, Software and Results

Sunday, December 2, 2018 / 13 Comments
State Kalolsavam-Programme Schedule & Result links
State Kalolsavam Programme ScheduleDownload Now
State Kalosavam ResultCheck Now
State Kalosavam LiveView Now

The Arts Fest of students of LP, UP, HS, HSS, VHSS students of govt/aided and recognized Un-Aided schools under General Education Department in our state is known as Kerala School Kalotsavam.

Revised School Kalolsavam Manual
The present manual for school kalolsavam has been modified. In this revised manual there are some significant changes from the existing one. Grades would be fixed for youth festival as it has been given for academic level activities. Hence, those who score 80% or more would be given A grade, 70 - 79% would be given B grade and C grade for 60 - 69%. More over all A grade winners at state level would be blessed with Cultural scholarship, the amount of which will be decided by the government.

At the High school(HS) level, four more items have been added. Further, total number of items would be 89 and categories would be 15. English, Kannada and Tamil versification(Kavitha Rachana) and English skit are also added now. Apart from this, group song would replace the present Ganamela.

At the Higher secondary(HSS/VHSS) level, there are 98 competition items of 14 categories. (previously it was 12 categories and 104 items at HSS level) This time onwards, all students qualifying at the school level writing competitions would get a chance to participate at the sub district level. Besides Kathakali, Ottanthullal, Folk dance and Mimicry would be competition items common to all. Earlier it had been conducted separately for boys and girls.

Revised manual for school youth festival is available from the link below.
Revised Manual for Kerala School Kalolsavam  published on 06.10.2018
Revised Manual for Kerala School Kalolsavam - 2018
Revised Manual for Kerala School Kalolsavam - Erratum Published on 21.11.2017
Revised Manual for Kerala School Kalolsavam - Erratum Published on 02.11.2017
Revised Manual for Kerala School Kalolsavam Published on 25.10.2017
Kerala School Kalolsavam-Value Points for Judges
Kerala School Kalolsavam-Appeal Form(New)
Various Contests Categories
The competitions are conducted in 4 categories.
Category 1 - from std 1 to 4
Category 2 – from std 5 to 7
Category 3 – from std 8 to 10
Category 4 – std 11 and 12
Category 1 would culminate at sub district level itself. Category 2 and 3 & 4 would culminate at the revenue district and state level respectively.
The competition items with 60% or more score are classified into 3 grades – Grade A, B and C.
80% or more – A Grade
from 70% to 79% - B Grade
from 60% to 69% - C Grade
Those who get top score with A grade only are eligible to participate in the next level.
Grace marks for Kalotsavam Winners
The system of awarding grace marks to A,B,C grade winners at state level continues. For A grade winners, the grace marks would be 30 marks, for B grade, 24 marks and for C grade, 18 marks.
The contest participants can go for appeal if they have any complaint. The appeal fee is Rs.500/- at school level, Rs.1000/- at sub district level, Rs.2000/- at district level and Rs.2500/- at state level. Appeal amount would be given to participants only when they score more than that of their contestant at the district level, against whom they have filed an appeal.
Kerala School Kalolsavam Appeal Form(New)
Special fee distribution for the conduct of Kalotsavam
Rs.50/- is collected under special fee category for Kalotsavam from the Higher Secondary students. It is distributed as – Rs.8/- for school level, Rs.10/- for sub district level, Rs.10/- for district level and Rs.22/- for state level.
Kerala State School Mela-Fund Distribution.Circular No,ACD/SPC3/1204601/2016/HSE dtd 05.10.2018
School level Kalotsavam Software
Software tools to enable the conduct of Kalotsavam at school level are available. With the help of these, various necessary reports for Kalotsavam can be prepared. This School-Level Kalolsavam software developed by Alrahiman and Rajesh K is designed to automate the back-end process of the School level LP,UP,HS,HSS,VHSS Kalolsavam. The entire process of the school level Kalolsavam, from the entry of a contest participant to the printing of results will be done at the click of a mouse. The tabulation and score sheets for the judges are also system generated. We request you to make use of this software products and give your valuable suggestions and feedback. Click the link to download.
Software Downloads
School Level Kalolsavam Software- Kalamela Ver 3.0 by Rajesh K(Last updated on 01.08.2018) : Software | Help File
School Level Kalolsavam Software- Kalamela for LP Schools by Rajesh K : Software
School Level Kalolsavam Software- Ulsav by Alrahiman : Software | Help File
Tips for School Level Kalolsavam Prepared by Suresh Kattilangadi
School Kalotsavam Data Entry Portal
Details of Kalotsavam participants who score top grade should be entered in the General Education Department’s kalotsavam portal on time. Then only it would be possible for them to compete at the sub district level. Portal link is given below.
Data Entry Portal
School Kalolsavam Data Entry Portal

DISHA-Higher Education Expo 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018 / 12 Comments
The mammoth art fest of Asia, Kerala school Youth festival of the academic year 2018 -19 begins from December 6th, 2018. In connection with this, the Directorate of Higher Secondary Education (DHSE) is organizing a Higher Education Expo called DISHA 2018. It is a unique programme sponsored by the government of Kerala for the higher secondary students to have an updated information on different courses after plus two. Realizing the need and significance of higher education, the DHSE has planned to conduct such career exhibition of National level institutions and universities under the guidance and support of Career Guidance Cell. 

Participating Institutions:

The renowned institutions from different parts of our nation, like
National Defence Academy (NDA)
Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala
Indian Institute of space Technology
Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation technology ,Thiruvanathapuram.
Indian Maritime University
Indian Institute of Technology
APJ Abdul Kalam technological University
National Institute of Technology
Indian Institute of Management
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Kerala
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
National Institute of Fashion Technology
National University for Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS)
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India
Institute of Cost Accountants of India
Indian Institute of Packaging
Central Institute of Plastic Technology (CIPET)
Indian institute of Handloom Technology
Institute for Hotel Management and Catering Technology Kovalam
National Institute for mental health and neurosciences (NIMHANS),Bangalore
National Institute of speech and hearing
National institute of speech and hearing
Lakshmi bhai National college of physical education
Regional Institute of Education (RIE) Mysore
Central University of Kerala
Kerala veterinary and animal Sciences University
Cochin University for Science and Technology( CUSAT)
Thunjath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University TIRUR
Startup Mission Kerala
Kerala University of Health Sciences
Kannur University
Central Institute of fisheries nautical and Engineering training(CIFNET)
Kerala Nurses and midwives council
Kerala State Pharmacy Council
Calicut University
Kerala Institute for tourism and travel studies(KITTS)
Kerla Kalamadalam
Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad
Kerala Agricultural University
University of Kerala
 etc:- participate in this expo.

The students can get necessary info regarding various courses of their choice, admission process, entrance exam, course fee, application date etc from the stalls of educational institutions. Presentations and seminars by educational experts are also arranged every day from 10a.m to 6 p.m

Eminent personalities would share their experience on how they reached such covetable position which would inspire and empower the students to enter into dignified professions. It is sure that the expo would give exposure to the parents and students as well on the current changes in various disciplines, recently introduced new courses and the growing employment opportunities. Moreover, they can interact with the faculties of the institutions for more knowledge.

The higher education expo DISHA 2018 will be formally inaugurated on 6th December 2018 at SDV School Ground, Alappuzha.

Venue & Date

Venue: SDV School Ground, Alappuzha
Date: 6th December 2018  to 9th December 2018

AIIMS MBBS-Registration, Exam, Syllabus,Result

Friday, November 30, 2018 / 2 Comments
All India Institute of Medical Sciences has invited online applications for AIMS MBBS entrance examination. From this year exam in 2019, Prospective Applicants Advanced Registration (PAAR) has been started. The step has been initiated with the view of avoiding improper filling of applications and confirming accepted applications. This facility enables the applicants to make corrections and confirm it as it is a two stage registration process.

Basic Registration

The first stage is Basic Registration. It is an enduring process where the students who are appearing or have appeared for exam can apply online. The applicants will be informed whether their application is accepted or not and the accepted will be provided with a Unique Identification Number for further procedure. The rejected applicants will become ineligible. Since this procedure starts 6 months well in advance, certain details that can't be entered early can be added at the time of second stage of registration process. The details once entered during Basic Registration process would be stored.This Basic Registration is completely free of cost.

Final Stage of Registration

The second stage is Final stage of Registration. This specific stage provides a chance to complete data information like choosing exam centre, payment of fee etc. Already given data in Basic Registration need not be repeated here.

The applicants after doing Basic Registration can decide whether they should appear for this year exam or not. If they are not willing to appear, they need not go for the next stage which can be done later as final registration details entry for subsequent entrance exam is made every time. The applicants whose applications are complete in all respects and accepted at Basic Stage only will be permitted to make Final Registration.

Qualification for Basic Registration 

Plus Two passed/appeared/appearing or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects.

Course Eligibility

An aggregate of 60% of marks . For SC & ST 50% of marks, for OPH 45% of marks in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in Plus Two exam and should fulfill other eligibility criteria as required in online Basic Registration.

Dates to remember

AIIMS 2019
Online Registration for application (Basic) 30/11/2018 to 03/01/2019
Status updation of Basic Registration 07/01/2019
Correction in unaccepted application 08/01/2018 to 18/01/2019
Final status of Basic Registration 22/01/2019
Uploading of Prospectus 29/01/2019
Code generation for Final Registration 29/01/2019 to 17/02/2019
Final registration for who have generated code 21/02/2019 to 12/03/2019
Hosting and uploading the Admit cards 15/05/2019

Exam Schedule

The computer based exam will be conducted on 25th & 26th of May 2019. The timings of first and second shift for each day is from 9 a.m to 12.30 p.m and 3 p.m to 6.30 p.m respectively. The exam will be conducted in different cities in the country.

AIIMS MBBS Syllabus & Question Pattern

The AIIMS MBBS syllabus will cover 10+2(Plus Two) level Physics, Chemistry, Biology,GK and Aptitude & Logical thinking. The patter of the question paper is given below
Physics 60
Chemistry 60
Biology 60
General Knowledge 10
Aptitude & Logical Thinking 10

The applicants must visit the website regularly for more details and updates.
AIIMS MBBS Online Portal
User Manual for Basic Registration

Higher Secondary Terminal Exam Time Table, Question Paper and Answer Key

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 / 153 Comments
Update: The second term examination of Higher Secondary first and second year students will commence from 11th December 2018
The second term examination of the First and Second year higher secondary students will commence from 11th December 2018. The exam time table and notification were published by the Directorate of Higher Secondary Education.The exam will be conducted in forenoon and afternoon sessions. The forenoon session starts from 9.30am and the afternoon session from 1.30pm. The time table for the second term exam for the higher secondary students can be downloaded from the link.
Second Term Exam December 2018
Time table for Higher Secondary Second term examination December 2018(Revised)
Higher Secondary Scheme of Work
To know the portions to be completed each month, refer the scheme of work published by the SCERT. Questions from the units to be covered in each term can be expected for exam. The scheme of work for Higher Secondary classes prepared by the SCERT can be downloaded from the link.
Scheme of Work
Higher Secondary Scheme of Work Prepared by SCERT (Portions for Terminal Exams)
Portions for Terminal Exams-Circular by DHSE dtd 27.11.2018
Question Bank for Higher Secondary Term Examinations
The question papers for Higher Secondary first term exam are prepared jointly by DHSE and SCERT. From this time, all government / aided / unaided higher secondary schools in Kerala will have common question paper for term examinations. The question bank, Edumate, prepared by the SCERT for the first and the second year students is available from the link below. In addition to this, a collection of previous year question papers with answer key is given. To get model questions for exam preparation, click the link and download.
Question Bank for Higher Secondary Examinations
Higher Secondary Previous Years Public Examination Question Papers and Answer Key
Higher Secondary Study Notes(All Subjects)
Terminal Exam Question Paper And Answer Key 
The question papers and answer key of the Higher Secondary(First and Second year) terminal examination  will be published here as and when it is made available. 
Previous Terminal Exam Question Papers & Answer Key
Plus One first Term August 2018 Question Paper and Answer Key
Plus One/Plus Two Second Term December 2017-Question Paper and Answer Key
Plus Two First Term August 2017-Question Paper and Answer Key
Software Tools for Terminal Examination
As part of term exam, seating, desk label, exam duty chart, room label, mark list etc can be prepared with a touch of a few mouse clicks in the HSS Terminal Manager Software. Besides, the software can be used for the preparation of term exam – progress report and other such reports to be used during class PTA. Click the link to download.
Software Tools
HSS Terminal Exam Manager for Seating,Desk Label
Progress Report Creator Software

Silverbullet: State level Free Model Entrance Exam

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 / 2 Comments
Silverbullet, an online portal of The Mathrubhumi is conducting a model entrance exam for the 12th Standard students(State,CBSE,ICSE) and repeaters. It is provided completely free of cost. The KEAM and NEET exam model is followed in the conduct of this exam.

Method of exam
The engineering entrance examination will be conducted in such a way as that of KEAM (Kerala Engg). There would be 2 question papers. The first one would comprise of 72 questions from Physics and 48 from Chemistry. The second paper would carry 120 questions from Mathematics subject. Each paper is of 2 ½ hour duration.

NEET ( Medical entrance ) model is adopted in the medical entrance exam. There would be one paper only. Questions from Physics. Chemistry, Botany and Zoology can be found. 45 questions will be there from each subject. The exam duration is 3 hours.

The students who are willing to appear for this exam can register their names through the link –

Date of exam

The students can appear for this free model entrance exam at any time and on any day between 1st and 31st of December 2018 with a personal computer or laptop or tablet or smart phone. As it is an online exam, an internet connection is required.

The results of the exam will be declared after 15th of January 2019. The score obtained in each subject and all Kerala ranking will be published along with the results. Hence , it would be helpful for the students to know their merits and defects so as to make their exam preparation more healthier and fruitful one.

There is no doubt that, this is a good opportunity for the students who are to appear for the entrance exam and for those who don’t have any special coaching. Those who are to write the exam in 2019, can compare their present performance with that of their peer group to understand their present or possible rank status. Accordingly, they can strengthen their preparation for a more stable performance.

For more details, call 7511141888. To register and appear for online exam, visit the website

How to get Higher Secondary Duplicate certificate/score sheet ?

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Students who have passed out their plus two course earlier and lost their certificate or score sheet of Higher Secondary exam, can apply for a duplicate certificate/score sheet of the exam passed in the prescribed format. To replace the damaged certificate/mark list also, same procedure can be followed.

How to apply?

Along with the duly filled in application form in the prescribed format and affidavit, a declaration of the applicant in the stamped paper worth, not below Rs 25/- attested by a Judicial 1st class Magistrate under the seal of court must be attached.In the case of Jawans, the declaration should be attested by the Officer Commanding. It should be remembered that they must produce the details of circumstances under which it was irrecoverably lost. Affidavit is not mandatory for replacing the damaged certificate/mark list.

Fee details

Rs. 300 should be paid towards fee for Single Duplicate certificate where as for getting duplicate certificate for subsequent appearances, Rs. 300/- has to be paid for each one. The payment of fee should be done to Head of Account of ‘0202-01-102-97(03) other receipts’.

Click the link below to download the application form for Duplicate Certificate / score sheet of the Higher Secondary exam and format of Affidavit.
Application for Higher Secondary Duplicate Certificate
Higher Secondary Duplicate Certificate-format of affidavit