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

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 / 39 Comments
Update: The Time table for Higher secondary Second Term(Mid Term) exams published. Download Time Table
The second term examination(Mid Term Exam) of the First and Second year higher secondary students will commence from 9th December 2019. The exam time table and notification were published by the Directorate of Higher Secondary Education. The exam will be conducted in forenoon session. The forenoon session starts from 9.30 am. The Time Table of the Higher Secondary(First and Second year) Second terminal examination December 2019 will be published here as and when it is made available.

Higher Secondary Second Term Exam Time Table -Download Now

The time table for Higher secondary Second term(Mid Term exam) December 2019 published.
Higher Secondary Second Term Exam December 2019
Time table for Higher Secondary Second term examination December 2019
Higher Secondary Second term examination December 2019-Time Change
Higher Secondary Second term examination December 2019-Time Change. Circular dtd 06.12.2019

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)

Question Paper & Answer Key for Higher Secondary Terminal 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.
HSE First Year(Plus One) Second Term Questions
HSE Second Year(Plus Two) Second Term Questions
Plus One Second Term Questions & Key  December 2018 Plus Two Second Term Questions & Key August 2018
Plus One Second Term Questions & Key December 2017 Plus Two Second Term Questions & Key 2017
HSE First Year(Plus One) First Term Questions
HSE Second Year(Plus Two) First Term Questions
Plus One First Term Questions & Key August 2019 Plus Two First Term Questions & Key August 2018

Plus Two First Term Questions & Key 2017
HSE First Year(Plus One) Model Exam Questions
HSE Second Year(Plus Two) Model Exam Questions
Plus One Model Exam Questions & Key February 2019 Plus Two Model Exam Questions & Key February 2019
Plus One Model Exam Questions & Key February 2018 Plus Two Model Exam Questions & Key February 2018
HSE First Year(Plus One) Public Exam Questions & Key
HSE Second Year(Plus Two) Public Exam Questions & Key
XI July 2019 Improvement XII June 2019 SAY/Improvement
XI March 2019 XII March 2019
XI July 2018 Improvement XII June 2018 SAY/Improvement
XI March 2018 XII March 2018
XI July 2017 Improvement XII June 2017 SAY/Improvement
XI March 2017 XII March 2017
XI July 2016 Improvement XII June 2016 SAY/Improvement
XI March 2016 XII March 2016
XI July 2015 Improvement XII June 2015 SAY/Improvement
XI March 2015 XII March 2015
XI July 2014 Improvement XII June 2014 SAY/Improvement
XI March 2014 XII March 2014
XI July 2013 Improvement XII June 2013 SAY/Improvement
XI March 2013 XII March 2013
XI July 2012 Improvement XII June 2012 SAY/Improvement
XI March 2012 XII March 2012
HSE First Year(Plus One) Study Notes
HSE Second Year(Plus Two) Study Notes
Plus One Study Notes Plus Two Study Notes

Term Exam Software Tools for Schools

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
HSS Terminal Exam Seating Arrangement-Instructions dtd 05-12-2019
Progress Report Creator Software

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

Monday, December 2, 2019 / 230 Comments

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
Related Downloads
Registers to be maintained in the Examination Centre
Proforma for entering exam related duties/attendance by the teachers: Order | Proforma
Invigilation Duty Planner Software

Vidya Samunnathi Scholarship for Forward Communities

Online applications are invited for the Vidya Samunnathi Scholarship for the academic year 2019-20 from students belonging to economically backward forward communities. Under this scheme, the students of economically backward forward communities will get educational scholarships and competitive assistance for their studies. Under this scheme scholarships will be given to students studying from high school level to post graduation.

Applicants should be from non-reservation forward community and a resident of Kerala. Annual income of the family should be less than 2 lakhs based on all sources. Only online applications are accepted. The scholarship amount for Higher Secondary students is Rs.4000/- every year

In order to process the scholarship application, applicant must provide the following documents.
1.Institution certificate(Download)
2.Income certificate (original) from village office.
3.Copy of mark list of SSLC
4.Copy of the 1st page of pass book in the name of applicant ( should have Name, Account No, IFSC Code, Address etc)
5.Copy of Aadhar card

How to apply?

Step 1: Visit and click on the link 'Scholarship Application'

Step 2: Click on the link 'Higher Secondary Level'

Step 3: Select the check box and click the 'Proceed' button

Step 4: Follow the instructions available in the screen

Last date for Online Submission of the Application by students is 17.12.2019. The details of the Scholarship are given below.
Vidya Samunnathi Scholarship for Higher Secondary Level
Vidhya Samunnathi Scholarship 2019-20.Guidelines for Higher Secondary Section(HSS)
Institution Certificate Format for Higher Secondary Section(HSS)
Apply Online (HSS Section)
Vidhya Samunnathi Scholarship 2018-19. Beneficiary List

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-NEET


NEET 2020

NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is an entrance exam conducted for the Higher Secondary students who aspire to hold a medical career. National Testing Agency(NTA) conducts the exam and publish the rank list.

Eligibility for NEET 2020

Plus Two(10+2) passed out students or the students who are to appear in the exam of the present year(2020) with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-Technology and English as subjects of study in the group chosen by them. The percentage of marks for the Physics, Chemistry, Biology(PCB) group students who belong to General Category should be 50%, for the physically disabled 45% and for the SC/ST/OBC category, it is 40%. For more details read the NEET information Bulletin.

NEET 2020 Rank List

The State rank list will be prepared from the National rank list by choosing the deserving candidates for admission in Kerala. Admission in Kerala will be based on this. The candidates appearing for NEET 2020 should also submit online application to the Commissioner of Kerala Entrance Exam like those applying for Kerala Engineering Entrance.

NEET 2020 Syllabus and Pattern of Question

Success in NEET depends on the scoring rate in biology questions. Of the 180 questions, there will be 90 questions from biology and 45 questions each from physics and chemistry and the total marks will be 720.  

Botany 45180
Zoology 45180
Physics 45180
Chemistry 45180
Total 180720
The Syllabus of NEET(UG)-2020 will be exactly same as it was for NEET(UG), 2019. There is no change in the syllabus for NEET(UG)-2020.Students were allowed to write NEET examination in 11 languages including English and Hindi.

How to submit NEET 2020 Online Application

To apply NEET 2020,Log on to . Before submitting online application,download the information bulletin and read it carefully to understand the eligibility criteria and other requirements for submission of NEET 2020 application online. Click here for demo.

NEET 2020 Fee Details

Rs.1500/- should be remitted towards application fee by the General(unreserved),Rs.1400/- for General EWS/OBC NCL category and it is Rs.800/- for the SC/ST and PH category for admission to NEET 2020 entrance examination.

Schedule of NEET 2020 Examination

On-line submission of application: 02-12-2019 to 31-12-2019
Last date for successful final transaction of fee:02-12-2019 to 01-01-2020
Date of uploading of Admit Cards on website: 27-03-2020
Date of Examination, NEET (UG) 2020: 03-05-2020
Declaration of Result: 

Click the below link for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test(NEET) online application, previous questions, answer key,information brochure and syllabus.
NEET 2020 Downloads
National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test(NEET) Information Brochure 2020
National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test(NEET) Admission Notice 2020
National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test(NEET) 2020 Exam Centers
National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test(NEET) 2020 Syllabus
National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test(NEET) 2020-Application demo
National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test(NEET) 2020 Online Application Portal
NEET Previous Question Paper and Answer Key
NEET 2018 Question Paper | Answer Key | Solved Chemistry Question
NEET 2017 Question Paper | Answer Key
NEET 2016 Question Paper 2016(Phase 1) | Answer Key
NEET Question Paper 2016(Phase 2) | Answer Key
NEET 2013 Question Paper and Answer Key

How to Prepare Anticipatory Income Tax Statement?

To find out the taxable income and the tax to be paid for the financial year, the government servants calculate the anticipated income of a financial year. One 12th of the tax amount is deducted from the salary each month. This system prevails for a long time. But this was not followed properly by most of the govt servants. Now the finance department has published a circular regarding implementation of 8+4 EMI Model for the remittance of income tax based on the salary amount drawn by the govt servants.

What is 8+4 EMI Model?

Let us take the 12 months of a financial year as two parts – the first 8 months and the next 4 months. The first premium of income tax is usually deducted from the salary of March in a financial year. The deduction of same amount of tax premium would continue in the following 8 months if there are no other changes. We would get a clear idea of the income of the present financial year after 8 months. There may be changes in the salary income that was in the month of March. Hence it is preferred to make calculations again including the changes. Most of us have experienced the difficulty of paying a huge amount towards tax in the month of February for not revising our anticipatory income and tax. So, a revised anticipatory statement can be prepared after 8 months and tax deduction can be done based on the new amount.

Gross salary including basic salary, allowance, perquisites is calculated and deductions from 80 C to 80 U, housing loan interest, professional tax etc are lessened from the total salary income to calculate the tax amount. As per the anticipatory income statement, one 12th of tax should be deducted in the salary bill of every month. If the income tax amount is not deducted from the income sources, 1% interest and 1.5% of interest for not being paid the tax amount should be remitted. Penalty can be levied upon the defaulters and those who reduce the amount that is to be deducted. When there is an increase in the total salary amount due to salary hike or interest or other allowances, the govt servants should give a revised anticipatory statement and revised income tax amount ought to be deducted from the salary of the following months.

Major changes in the new budget 2019-20

There are two major changes in the budget presented for the financial year 2019-20. There would be a rebate of Rs.12,500/- for those with Rs.5 lakh/- income limit. Besides, the standard deduction of Rs.40,000 has been raised to Rs.50,000/. The standard deduction of Rs.50,000/- would be done from the total income of all those with salary income.

If the taxable income (after all deductions including standard deductions) is Rs.5 lakh or below 5 lakh, a maximum of Rs.12,500/- rebate has been allowed in sec 87 (A). The tax rate for the amount of rupees from 2,50,000 to 5,00,000 is 5%.

For a person with taxable income of Rs.5 lakh, the rest of the amount after 2.5 lakh would be taxable and the tax amount for the same is Rs.12,500/. At the same time, the rebate amount of Rs.12,500/- is applicable to him also. Thus he would be free from paying tax amount. Whereas, the rebate is not allowed in the case of taxable income above Rs.5 lakh. Here, the tax rate as that of previous year for the amount after Rs.2.5 lakh has to be followed and such persons are benefited by the standard deduction amount only.

Anticipatory Income Tax Software 2019-20

Various software tools given here can be made use of, for preparing anticipatory income tax statement.

Anticipatory Income Tax Software for 2019-20(Ms Access) Utility Prepared by Alrahiman
Anticipatory Income Tax Software for 2019-20(Ms Excel) Utility Prepared by Babu Vadukkumchery
Anticipatory Income Tax Software for 2019-20(Ms Excel) Utility Prepared by Jijo George
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Income Tax Software Tools
Chief Minister Distress Relief Fund and Income Tax returns

Free B.Sc Nursing Course in Military Medical Colleges

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 / 5 Comments
Various Military Medical colleges in our country invite applications for admission for a 4 year B.Sc Nursing course which is completely free of cost. After successful completion of the course, they will be permanently appointed as Commissioned Officers in Military Medical service.

Total number of seats for this course is 220. Applications can be sent online from 14th November 2019 to 2nd of December 2019. Unmarried women, divorcees and widows only can apply for this course.


Applicants willing to do this course must have passed regular plus two or equivalent course with Biology, Physics, Chemistry and English. They should have obtained an aggregate score of minimum 50% in the first attempt itself. Students studying in the final year of the qualifying course or awaiting results also can apply and they should produce their pass certificate at the time of admission.

Age limit:

Date of Birth between 1st October 1995 and 30th September 2003.

Physical Standards:

Applicants should be physically fit as per military norms and their minimum height must be 148 cm and weight, 39 Kg. with good eye sight.


An objective type online computer based examination of 90 mts duration will be conducted in April 2020. It will be followed by an interview and Medical Fitness test in May 2020.

Exam Centres

Kochi, Trivandrum, Ezhimala (Kannoor) are centres of exam in Kerala state. Visit the following links for more details.
Indian Army BSc Nursing 2020- Notification & Steps of filling the Online application 
Indian Army BSc Nursing 2020-Online Application Portal

Exam Manager-Free software for Higher Secondary Terminal Exam Management

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 / 21 Comments
Update: ExamManager updated version published(Option for seating of 4 students per bench)

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. 


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.
Exam Manager for Higher secondary Terminal Exam by Sajan Mathew(last updated on 04.12.2019)
Exam Manager Help File(PDF)
Seating arrangement for second term exam. Circular dtd 19.11.2019
Seating arrangement for second term exam. Instructions dtd 05-12-2019
Higher Secondary Terminal Exam Time Table