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Group Personal Accident Insurance Scheme (GPAIS)

Monday, November 18, 2019 / 13 Comments
Government have renewed the Group Personal Accident Insurance Scheme(GPAIS) for a period of one year with effect from 01.01.2020.

GPAIS subscription for the year 2020 will have to be deducted from the salary of November 2019. Annual one-time premium of Rs. 850+GST for employees of KSEB, Rs. 600+GST for employees of KSRTC and Rs. 500 for State Government employees and employees of Aided Institutions, Universities, Co-operative Institutions, Autonomous Bodies, and all other Public Sector Undertakings.

All DDOs authenticated to draw and disburse salary of employees should deduct the premium from the salary of all categories of employees included in the scheme for the month of November 2019 payable in December 2019

How to deduct GPAIS in Spark?
Step 1: Select Salary Matters-Changes in the Month-Deductions-Add Deductions to All.
Step 2: Select recovery Item as GPAI Scheme(375), Bill Type, Recovery amount :500(for state govt employees), From date: 01/11/2019 To date: 30/11/2019. Then Click Proceed button.
Click the below link for government order , Nomination Form,  Claim form etc:-
GPAI Scheme -Deduction Entry in Spark. Tutorial
GPAI Scheme -Renewal of the scheme for the year 2020. GO(P) No. 159/2019/ Fin Dated 18.11.2019
GPAI Scheme -Nomination Form
GPAI Scheme - Claim Form
GPAIS Policy Guidelines
GPAI Scheme-Guidelines for claim approval

Reimbursement of Study tour expenses of SC Students

Thursday, November 14, 2019 / No Comments
The expenses towards study tour organized by the institutions will be incurred by the government for the schedule category students studying in Higher Secondary/Degree/Professional Degree courses. It comes under one of the welfare schemes implemented by the Schedule Caste Development Department. The students participated in the study tour should submit an application after the tour for the amount of expenses to be sanctioned. Only the students availing of e-grant benefits are eligible to apply for this.

What should be done by the students to avail of this benefit?
To become the beneficiaries of this scheme, the study tour participants of SC category should fill up the application form as given below and submit it to the head of the institution. After the completion of the trip only, the students will be able to apply to get this benefit. There won’t be any payment in advance. The scheme method is that the amount would be credited to the bank account of the students who submit application. For this, the applicants should give his/her e-grant account number in the application form. To download the application form, click the link below.

What should the Institution do?
While the institutions organize study tours as part of the course of study, the students belonging to the schedule caste category should be informed of the study tour benefits they are entitled to and it can be availed of only after the trip on submission of application form. After the trip, filled up application forms (given below) should be received from the SC category participants who are e-grant beneficiaries as well.

The places visited, amount spent etc should be separately attested by the head of the institution. The itinerary of the tour conducted must be attached here. All such applications received from the students should be submitted to the District Schedule Caste Development Office. Amount will be credited to the bank account of the students after scrutiny. The maximum amount for a SC category student participating in the study tour organized by his / her institution is Rs.4000/- which will be credited to the account. Application form and details are given below.
Application Form Download
Reimbursement of Study tour expenses of SC Students-Guidelines & Application form dtd 23.09.2019
Reimbursement of Study tour expenses of SC Students-Application form
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School Study Tour-Guidelines

Higher Secondary Plus Two Chemistry Practical Exam Scheme & Question Paper

Higher Secondary Second year(Plus Two) Practical Chemistry is revised from 2016-17 batch onwards. The introduction of Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry experiments and new type of Volumetric Analysis are some changes. Here we publish the Organic chemistry Functional group Analysis Scheme, Some volumetric estimations - Principle and Procedure, Scheme of salt analysis (in simplified form), Plus Two Chemistry Practical Scheme and Model Question Paper. We hope it may be helpful to students.
Scheme by Anil Kumar K L
Scheme for Identification of Functional Group in an Organic Compound
Reactions of Some Common Organic Functional Groups
Systematic Analysis of Simple Salts
Volumetric Analysis
Systematic Organic Analysis (Micro Scale) by Jijish Elias,Desabandhu HSS,Thachanpara
Scheme by Jacob Johns
Scheme for Plus Two Chemistry- Salt Analysis(English)
Scheme for Plus Two Chemistry- Salt Analysis(Malayalam)
Scheme for Plus Two Chemistry- Organic Analysis(English)
Scheme for Plus Two Chemistry- Organic Analysis(Malayalam)
Scheme for Plus Two Chemistry- Volumetric Analysis(English)
Scheme for Plus Two Chemistry- Volumetric Analysis(Malayalam)
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Chemistry Practical Scheme and Model Question Paper
Higher Secondary Practical Scheme and Question Paper(All Subjects)

Dr.Ambedkar Post-matric Scholarships for Economically Backward Class Students

Sunday, November 10, 2019 / No Comments
Update: Last date extended to 27th November 2019.
The students of the forward communities whose annual income is not above 1 lakh can apply before 27th of November 2019 to avail of Dr Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship. This help is being rendered by the Kerala State Forward Community Welfare Corporation. The application can be submitted by post to The Managing Director, L2, Kuleena, Jawahar Nagar, Kowdiar P.O, Trivandrum 695003. 


Bank account is must for all the applicants. No other Government scholarship or stipend can be availed of along with this. Students belonging to general category and studying in government schools only are eligible for this scholarship. Two male children of each parent can get this benefit whereas there is no restricted number in the case of female children. 


Maintenance allowance for each month is as given below. 11th std, 12th std, ITI, Polytechnic, Diploma - Rs. 260/month , but for students not staying in hostel it would be Rs.160/month. Apart from these, admission, tuition, games, magazine, medical fee and maximum of rupees 900/year towards study tour will also be given. 

How to Apply ?

Application form and detailed notification are available in the website. Application along with the copies of certificate should be sent by post to the Managing Director. It should be attested by the School Principal. The envelop must be superscribed with “Application for Dr. Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship”. The last date for the receipt of applications is 27th of November 2019.
Dr.Ambedkar Post-matric Scholarships-Guidelines
Dr.Ambedkar Post-matric Scholarships-Application Form

Kerala School Kalolsavam Manual, Software and Results

Friday, November 8, 2019 / 6 Comments

Update: School Kalolsavam Results

The results of Kerala School Kalolsavam are given here State,District and Sub district wise.The particulars being given here are not accurate and authorative. It is the sole responsibility of the readers to assure the credibility of the results. To include the result links in the list ,it can be send to the blog in the following address
District Kalolsavam Results
District Kalolsavam Result

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, 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.

At the Higher secondary(HSS/VHSS) level, there are 98 competition items of 14 categories. 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.
School Kalolsavam Manual
Manual for Kerala School Kalolsavam  2017(25-10-2017)
Manual for Kerala School Kalolsavam - Revision dtd 02-11-2017
Manual for Kerala School Kalolsavam - Revision dtd 21-11-2017
Manual for Kerala School Kalolsavam  - Revision dtd 06-10-2018
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 would culminate at revenue district level & Category 3 & 4 would culminate at the 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.
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.
School Level Kalamela Software by Rajesh K
School Level Kalolsavam Software- Kalamela Ver 2019 by Rajesh K(Last updated on 24.09.2019)
Help File
School Level Kalolsavam Software- Kalamela Ver 3.0 by Rajesh K(For LP Schools)
School Level Kalamela Software by Alrahiman
School Level Kalolsavam Software- Ulsav by Alrahiman
Help File
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Tips for School Level Kalolsavam Prepared by Suresh Kattilangadi

School Kalolsavam 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 will be available soon.
Data Entry Portal
School Kalolsavam Data Entry Portal

Higher Secondary Merit Scholarship for BPL Students

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 / 1 Comment
First year higher secondary students can apply for BPL scholarship now. The scholarship amount would be Rs 5000 per annum. Selection will be completely based on marks. The BPL category students studying in Higher Secondary first year can submit their application. Once they qualify for the scholarship, they would be eligible to get the same in the second year too. But the students should have secured minimum. D+ grade in all subjects in their annual exam.

Scholarship Category
The scholarship is allotted in 3 categories.
1. General category
2. SC/ST community
3. Sports/Arts/Differently abled category

Selection Committee
A selection committee should be formed at the school level to find out the deserving students. The school level selection committee consists of following members -
1. Principal(Chairperson).
2. Headmaster/Headmistress of the school
3. PTA President
4. Staff Secretary
5. A representative of the teaching staff
One of the members shall be a woman.

Selection Criteria
The students from General category who become eligible to get the scholarship should be selected by the school level selection committee. The application and details of SC/ST Category students selected for the scholarship should be forwarded to the Review Committee at the district level for its approval and for Sports / Arts / Differently abled category, it should be forwarded to the Director of Higher Secondary Education.

WGPA of grades awarded in the 10th standard is considered for the eligibility. If there are more applicants with equal marks, below said things should be taken into consideration for selecting the student.
i.Students whose parents are no more.
ii.Children of unwedded mothers.
iii. Candidates whose mother is a widow or legally separated or divorced or unwedded mothers.
iv. Students whose father alone is alive.
v. Candidates whose parents suffer from incurable disease like cancer, heart ailments, leprosy. TB, AIDS, Kidney ailments, stroke related paralysis, and lunacy.
vi. Children of differently abled parents.
vii. Either father or the mother engaged in any traditional industries like coir, cashew, beedi, handloom, pottery, brick or tile making industries, Match industries, etc.
viii. Parents having no land or house of his/her own.

How to Apply?
The school authorities should inform the first year Higher secondary students of the BPL scholarship. The application format is given below. Aadhar linked bank account is mandatory for the applicants. The applications received should be scrutinized by the selection committee and the selected be intimated. The scholarship amount would be credited to the bank account.

Circulars regarding BPL Scholarship, application format, sample application form, notifications etc are available in the link below.
Merit Scholarship for BPL Students 2019-20
BPL Scholarship 2019-20. Instructions
BPL Scholarship 2019-20. Additional Instructions to Principals
BPL Scholarship 2019-20. Application Form
Online Entry(For School)
BPL Scholarship-Data Entry Portal(For Schools)
BPL Scholarship Data Entry-User Manual

Higher Secondary March Exam Notification,Time Table, Previous Question Papers


Higher Secondary Examination March 2020-Notification

The Notification and Time Table for the conduct of First and second year Higher Secondary Examinations March 2020 published. The exam for class XI(Plus one) and XII(Plus Two) will commence from 10.03.2020. The practical exam for the second year students will be conducted from 05.02.2020 to 05.03.2020. Last date for submission of Application form and exam fee by the second year students is 15.11.2019. Last date for submission of Application by the first year students is 22.11.2019. Fee for first year examination is Rs.240 and fee for second year exam is Rs.270.

Higher Secondary Examination March 2020 Application Form

The application form for Higher secondary examination March 2020 can be downloaded from the following link.
Application Form for Higher Secondary Examination March 2020

Time Table for Higher Secondary Examination March 2020

Time Table for the first and second year higher secondary examination March 2020 is given below. 
Time Table for First & Second year(Plus one/Plus Two) Higher Secondary Examination March 2020

Second Year(Plus Two) Higher Secondary Examination March 2020

The second year higher secondary examination of March 2020 consist of Continuous Evaluation(CE), Practical Evaluation(PE) and Terminal Evaluation(TE). Continuous Evaluation (CE) is based on the learning activities by the candidate during the academic year. Candidates who absent for the Practical Evaluation of a particular subject shall be treated as absent for that subject, even if they appear for Terminal Evaluation.

Higher Secondary Practical Examination February 2020

The Practical Evaluation shall be based on the scheme and syllabus prescribed for the Higher Secondary Course. The time table for Practical Evaluation shall be made available by the Schools concerned. The practical exam for the second year students will be conducted from 05.02.2020 to 05.03.2020. The scheme and previous year question paper of Higher secondary Practical evaluation is given below.

First Year(Plus One) Higher Secondary Examination March 2020

The first year higher secondary examination of March 2020 consist of Continuous Evaluation (CE) and Terminal Evaluation (TE). The scores obtained in the First Year Higher Secondary Examination shall be carried forward to the Second Year and the combined scores of First and Second Year Examinations and grades obtained thereupon shall determine the eligibility of the candidate for higher studies. There is no practical exam for first year students.

Grace Mark for Higher Secondary Examination

Plus One and Plus Two Candidates who have become eligible for grace marks shall submit their application before 28-02-2020. Guidelines for submitting application for grace mark is given below.
Grace Mark for Higher Secondary Examination March 2020-Application form
Grace Mark for Higher Secondary Examination March 2020-Guidelines


A minimum of 75% attendance is compulsory for regular school going students for appearing for first and second year Examinations. Those who fail to get minimum attendance shall apply for Condonation of attendance in the prescribed form. Details available in below link.

Click the below links for Higher Secondary Examination March 2020 Notification, Time Table, Previous Questions, Application Form, Chalan Form etc:-
Higher Secondary Examination(Plus one/Plus Two) March 2020 Time Table
Higher Secondary Examination March 2020 Notification
Use of scientific calculator in HSS examinations-Guidelines dtd 29.01.2015
Children suffering from Type 1 Diabetics permitted to carry items to prevent them from facing physical difficulties due to fluctuation in glycemia levels. GO(RT) No.799/2019/Gen.Edn dtd 28.02.2019
Study Materials
Study Notes and Previous Year Question Papers
Higher Secondary Terminal Exam Question Paper
Scheme and Model Questions for Higher Secondary Practical Examination February 2020
Previous Question Papers & Answer Key
XI July 2019(Improvement)
XII June 2019 SAY/Improvement
XI/XII March 2019
XI July 2018(Improvement)
XII June 2018(SAY)
XI/XII March 2018
XI July 2017(Improvement)
XII June 2017(SAY)
XI/XII March 2017
XI September 2016(Improvement)
XII June 2016(SAY)
XI/XII March 2016
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Registers to be maintained in the Examination Centre
Proforma for entering exam related duties/attendance by the teachers: Order | Proforma
Invigilation Duty Planner Software