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Plus One Single Window-Certificates to be Produced at the time of Admission

Monday, August 10, 2020 / No Comments
At the time of Single Window admission to the Plus one classes, certain certificates should be produced in original by the students. 

Eligibility Certificate, TC and Conduct Certificate

Original copies of 10th eligibility certificate, TC, Conduct certificates are mandatory. If tie breaking or bonus points are applicable, copy of those certificates should be produced. 

Age Relaxation

Those who claim age relaxation, the original copies of order as given in the prospectus should be submitted. The applicants should have completed 15 years of age as on June 2020 but not beyond 20 years. Minimum age is not applicable to the students of Kerala State Board Examination. For age relaxation, up to 6 months can be claimed by producing a certificate from the Regional Deputy Director of Higher Secondary Education. Others can avail of 6 months of age relaxation before and after the said period. A certificate of age relaxation by Department of General Education be presented for climbing this.To claim age relaxation apart from this above said criteria, the applicants should get your certificate from the Secretary of Department of General education. 

IED Students

For Admission under IED section, a certificate from the organised medical board proving not less than 40 percentage of disability be submitted. 

Income Certificate & Caste Certificate

If the caste details given are not same as that of in SSLC certificate, caste certificate be presented. SC/ST/OEC students should get income certificate and caste certificate from the Revenue officer. 

Linguistic Minority 

The students coming under minority language quota, can claim the same if it is provided in their SSLC certificate or a certificate with letter head as per their membership register, by the secretary or chairman of the Minority Languages Association. 

Bonus Point for Taluk & Panchayath

For availing of bonus points for same Taluk and and Local Self Govt Dept, SSLC certificate bearing those info will do. If not, a ration card or nativity certificate be produced.

NCC/Scout Certificate

For NCC candidates, the certificate for 75 percentage of attendance by the Directorate be presented. The bonus points for Scouts and Guides will be for Puraskar recipients only. SPC cadets should present the certificate by the SPC project Kerala 

Jawan Priority

The dependents of Jawan of Army/Navy and Fire Force, the service certificate of the Jawan be produced. In the case of ex-servicemen, the certificate should be received from the Sainik Welfare Board. 

Swimming Certificate

For getting ‘2’ bonus points for swimming, a certificate from the Sports Councils formed by the Corporation of the applicant or the Municipality or the Grama panchayat.In the absence of these, it should be certified by the District Sports Council concerned, the certificate of Excellence for participation in competitions conducted by the Agencies recognized by the Kerala State Sports Council.

Tie-breaking Categories

For tie - breaking categories except NTSE should have been participated by the students during their 10th standard. For NTSE point, eligibility certificates from SCERT or NCERT at the time of studying 8 or 10 standard is essential. 

Extra Curricular Activities

For extra curricular and co curricular activities, the certificate must be received from the authorities concerned. For more details read circular dtd 04-08-2020.

All India NEET Mock Exam-Meet the NEET 2020

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 / No Comments
It is high time the plus two students prepared well for the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2020. The prevailing situation of the spread of the disease Covid-19 and the resultant restrictions in the academic sector too, for the containment of the pandemic has given ample time for the NEET applicants to have a slow and steady preparation process. 

The best method to prepare the best is to attempt umpteen number of model tests. It is a proven strategy that it aids the students in facing the actual exam boldly. It is sure that the students would understand the exam pattern from the model test.

As the model is a structured accordingly to the actual pattern of exam, the examiners can track their progress of preparation which in turn will enable to analyse their performance to identify the areas to be strengthened as well. Thus it is a reflection of their preparation. Attempting such tests would improve their speed, time management and develop positive mind set and confidence too. Moreover, the students can rethink their planning method to modify their learning strategies to overcome the difficulties they are supposed to face in the actual exam. 

The instant feedback of the model test may direct them in the right way by showing how their preparation works. The online model test would be a better self evaluation tool too to analyse, assess and to adopt necessary changes to focus on certain areas which may need their attention. 

With this view, to prepare the students to come out successfully in the real exam, the Department of General Education, Kerala and the State Institute of Educational Technology (SIET) has made a conjoined effort to conduct an online All India NEET Mock Exam for the NEET aspirants of 2020 on 16th August 2020 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m

The students can attend the test from their home with the digital accessories like smartphone or computer or laptop. The registration for this can be done from 10 a.m. of August 5th to 5 p.m of August 14. Click the link below for ‘How to Register for All India NEET Mock Exam 2020.

How to Register for All India NEET Mock Test 2020

For more details watch the video.

1. Visit the official site of SIET
2. Click on the Click here to Register Link 
3. Fill the details & Click Register 

Paramedical & Nursing Admission 2020

Thursday, July 30, 2020 / No Comments
Admission to Paramedical and Nursing courses Applications are invited from the plus two passed out students for admission to Paramedical Degree courses in govt and self financing colleges in Kerala. 

The various courses under this stream are

1. B.Sc Nursing, 
2. B.Sc MLT(Medical Lab Technology), 
3. B.Sc Perfusion Technology, 
4. B.Sc MRT (Medical Radiological Technology), 
5. B.Sc Optometry, 
6. BPT Physiotherapy, 
7. BASLP (Audiology and Speech Language Pathology), 
8. BCVT (Cardio Vascular Technology) 
9. B.Sc Dialysis Technology. 

The admission to these courses will based on the score of the eligibility exam. So there would be a regularized criteria of marks of different streams like Kerala Higher Secondary, CBSE, CISCE, VHSE etc. There is no entrance exam. 

The applications should be submitted to the LBS centre of Technology, an LSGD of Kerala govt. Eligibility Admission is generally given to Keralites only. The applicants under PIO or OCI category also can apply. 

For Nursing, MLT, Optometry courses, the candidates should have obtained a 50% of total marks of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English in their qualifying exam. 

For admission to BASLP, a total of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Maths or Computer Science or Statistics or Electronics or Psychology. 

For MRT and Dialysis courses, a total of 50% marks of Physics, Chemistry and Biology is necessary. 

In the case of OBC Non – creamy layer, 45% of marks in the above said criteria will do. Just qualifying the exam is enough for the SC & ST category students. The applicants should have completed 17 years of age on 31st December 2020. There is no upper age limit except for those under service quota. 

Seats available 

Government seats would be as of allotted by the director of the LBS. Govt quota is available at govt colleges, Self financing colleges of govt undertaking, Private self financing colleges that are in agreement with the government. 20% of the seats in Minority colleges would be filled by the applicants of the community concerned, under merit. Management seats are those except the govt seats. 

Duration and course fee 

* Four years is the normal duration of the course 
* Rs.20,000/ would be the yearly fee in govt colleges. 

Reservation Allotment 

Reservation would be given as per norms, for nominees of state govt, physically disabled (5% in state quota), ex-service men, soldiers, sports stars, NCC cadets, govt nurses etc. The criteria for community reservation will be followed in professional colleges. 

Application fee and Last date 

Rs. 600/ should be remitted online towards application fee. For SC & ST category, it is Rs.300/-. Fee can be remitted online till August 26th but for Federal Bank Chalan , August 25. 

Applications would be accepted from 27th of July 2020 to 26th of August. Even for applying to more than one course, the students need submit only one application or the name would be removed from the list. Under the prevailing pandemic situation, the applicants are advised not to handover the hard copy of the application to the LBS. For more details, visit the link following links.
Paramedical & Nursing Admission 2020-Notification
Paramedical & Nursing Admission 2020-Prospectus
Paramedical & Nursing Admission 2020-LBS Centre Admission Portal

How to Choose a Course After 12th Science/Commerce/Humanities

Sunday, July 26, 2020 / No Comments
The right choice at the right time will take us to reach our goal and to scale the heights of glory. After the completion of the Plus Two, the students are supposed to move in the proper direction so as to enable themselves to achieve their aim. Hence, a good knowledge of courses available up to one’s interest and aptitude as well as guidance is essential to the students at this stage. 

With this view, the Career Guidance and Adolescent Counselling cell of Trivandrum unit has prepared three separate videos for the Commerce, Humanities and Science batch students, on the directions and guidelines for Higher studies selection. 

The video will guide the students on how to choose a course after 12th standard, what are the courses available, the entrance exams to be appeared for joining selective courses etc. Click the link concerned to watch the video.

Courses after +2 Science 

This video talks about 
1. How to choose a course after 12th? 
2. Courses for Science students 
3. Entrance Exams for Science students 
4. What to do after +2 Science

Courses after +2 Commerce 

This video talks about 
1. How to choose a course after 12th? 
2. Courses for Commerce students 
3. Entrance Exams for Commerce students 
4. What to do after +2 Commerce

Courses after +2 Humanities 

This video talks about 
1. How to choose a course after 12th? 
2. Courses for Humanities students 
3. Entrance Exams for Humanities students 
4. What to do after +2 Humanities

How to e-file Income Tax Return 2020 Online?

Thursday, July 23, 2020 / No Comments

It is time to do efiling income tax of 2019-20 and the last date for e-filing has been extended from 31st July to November 30th 2020. Rs.5000 would be the late filing fee. After 31st December, it would be Rs.10,000/- The late filing fee will not be more than Rs.1000/- for those with the taxable income below Rs.5 lakh. 

E filing should be submitted by those upto 60 years of age with above 2.5 lakh of income before having deduction of Chapter VI A (amount after professional tax, housing loan and interest only deducted from total income) and those of above 60 years old and income of more than Rs.3 lakh. ITR -I can be used by those with salary income, income from house property, bank interest, income like family pension and agricultural income upto Rs.5000/- 

Things to Remember before e-filing of Income Tax 2019-20 

* If PAN number is not registered in efiling site, it should be registered. Click here for help file
* PAN card can be linked with Aadhaar. Click here for help file 
* If 10E Relief was availed as per Section 89 in 2019-20, 10E should be prepared and submitted before efiling. Click here for help file
* If TDS to be get back, then, the bank account details must be pre-validated in E-filing portal before efiling. Click here for help file
* The complete amount reduced as TDS can be checked with Form16 Part A, downloaded and signed by the head of the institution from TRACES. Click here for help file
* If any Fixed Deposit accounts are there with any bank or any such firms, 26AS must be verified and in the case of any other income, that also should be added for tax calculation and TDS deducted and the rest of the amount be remitted before efiling. Click here for help file

Entering into Income Tax e-filing Site 

To open the income tax e-filing site, enter
Click log in and enter used id (PAN No) and password, captcha code. 

If any changes are to be done, it can be edited in ‘Update Profile Details’. But, it would be changed only when the OTP number in mobile and mail id is entered. 
Then click ‘Income Tax Return’ in e-file page. 
Select the Assessment year 2020–21
Select ITR Form No– ITR I 
Select in Filing type – Original/Revised return
Select ‘Prepare and submit online’ in submission mode 
Account details can be seen below, in ‘Bank Account Details’. 
Click below ‘Select Account for Refund credit’ 
While the prefill consent box opens – click ‘I agree’ to reach efiling page. 

Various tabs in the Income Tax Portal

Tax details, 
Part A General Information, 
Computation of Income Tax, 
Tax details, 
Tax paid and Verification, 
Schedule D1, 
Schedule 80 D, 
Schedule 80 G,
80 GGA.

Remember to click ‘Save Draft’ to save while entering details. If revising it after filing it already, ‘139(5) Revised’ be selected. 
Select ‘No’ for the question that is seen now, Are you filing Returns under seventh proviso of section 139(1)

In ‘Computation of Income Tax’ page, the details can be entered from 2019–20 income tax statement. There are separate pages for deduction under 80G to CMDRF and Medical insurance as per 80 D. It should be done first. 

How to do the main entries in Income Tax Portal

Total salary income can be added in B1(a) salary as per section 17 (1) (If any income received which can be exempted as per various statements of section 10, it should be added and then select ‘Nature of Exempt allowance’ in B(ii) and add the amount 
Standard deductions Rs.50,000/- be added 
Professional tax should be added in u/s 16 

(ii) *B2-entries are for Housing loan and interest only. Select - ‘self occupied’ in ‘Type of House Property’ *Housing loan interest be added in ‘Interest paybale on Borrowed capital’. Don’t enter minus symbol. 

Other source income like – Bank interest, Family Pension etc be shown in B3 – Income from Other Sources 

In Part C- ‘Deductions and Taxable Total Income’, enter the deductions under 80C to 80U in relevant boxes. 

After entry of deductions, if there is any investment / deposit/ payments between 1st April and 30th June 2020. click ‘yes’ or ‘No’ whichever is apt. For deductions of such deposits, select ‘yes’ and add details in ‘Schedule D1’ page (column no.3) 

Relief under 10E be added in D6 Relief U/S 89 (1)
Even though there is deduction or not as per Section 80D, data be entered in the page – Schedule 80D

CMDRF Entry Details

Name of Donee – Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund 
Address _ Govt of Kerala 
City or Town or District – Thiruvananthapuram 
State code – Kerala 
Pincode – 695001 
PAN of Donee – AAAGD0584M 
Donations in cash – for donations done by cash only (upto Rs.2000) be done for deductions 
Donations done by other mode – Deductions from salary or other such 

In Tax paid and Verification page, entries in D12 & 14 can be verified and refund amount if any, also can be seen. Enter correctly the bank details. 

Click ‘Save Draft’ and check the entries made. Then add - Name and Father name in ‘Verification’ and select the suitable one in verification options 

'Submit’ button should be clicked only after confirming all entries. 

How to create, if password is forgotten? 

Click ‘forgot password’ in log in page and enter – User id (PAN no) and captcha code. Then select ‘Using OTP (PINS)’ in the next page click ‘continue’. Select the first option in the case of remembering registered mobile number and mail id else, select ‘New Email id and mobile number’ and enter the mobile number and mail id and select ‘26 AS TAN option’ to add TAN number and click ‘validate’. Now a new page would open. Create a new password and add in the two boxes. 

Revised Return After submission

If any corrections are to be done in the ‘Verified Returns’ , ‘Revised Return’ can be submitted in the same way. This can be done till 31st of July, before the completion of Income Tax Dept assessment. 

To remember - In the General Information page, select ‘IT Revised 139 (5) in A22- Return file * Add ‘Revised’ in whether ‘Original or Revised’ * Acknowledgement number of original return and date of filing original return be added in A25 – in under section 139 (5) Revised Return. 

Click the help file for more information .
E-filing Income Tax 2019-20. Help File Prepared by Sudheer Kumar T K
Registration of PAN in E Filing Portal
Linking Aadhar Number with PAN
Submission of Form 10 E before Efiling Income Tax Return
Pre-validation of Bank Account
How to Download Form 26AS
How to Download Form 16
EVC Generation for E Verification

Spark-How to upload Undertaking for Excess Payment Recovery

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 / No Comments
As per G.O No. G.O.(P) No.169/2019/fin dated 13/12/2019 of the Finance department, a directive has been issued for obtaining an undertaking statement from all govt employees. It should be pasted in the service book and the details also be entered accordingly so that if excess pay if any paid, can be recovered. 

It has also been directed to upload the same in Service and Payroll Administrative Repository for Kerala (SPARK) or the salary of the employees will be blocked at anytime after September 2020. 

As per G.O.(P) No. 70/2020/fin dated 02/06/2020, the date to complete the furnishing of the undertaking statement has been extended up to 30th of September 2020. It should be remembered that, the furnishing of 'Statement of Undertaking' is mandatory for processing increment, grade, pay revision, fixation on promotion. 

How to upload undertaking for excess payment recovery in SPARK?

1. Login SPARK
2. Click on Service Matters and then on Undertaking for excess payment recovery

3. Here you can select DDO code, Bill Type and Employee Name. Then enter date of undertaking. A scanned copy(PDF) of the undertaking also needs to be uploaded. 

Click the link below for downloading Statement of Undertaking, Govt order and help video.
Undertaking for Excess Payment Recovery(Form in PDF Format)
Undertaking agreeing to refund excess pay and allowances mistakenly paid to the employees.GO(P) No.169/2019/fin Dated 13-12-2019
Undertaking agreeing to refund excess pay and allowances mistakenly paid to the employees.Date extended. G.O.(P) No. 70/2020/fin dated 02/06/2020
How to upload Undertaking for Excess Payment Recovery-Training video by

Higher Secondary Second Year(Plus Two) SAY/Improvement Exam 2020

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 / 49 Comments
Update: Higher Secondary Second year SAY/Improvement Examination-Modified Govt Order GO(MS) No.131/2020/Gen.Edn dtd 27.07.2020. Download Now !

The SAY or Improvement exam for the Second year Higher Secondary exam of March 2020 is to be conducted after making certain changes in it. 

What is Plus Two SAY/Improvement exam? 

SAY exam is for the students who have failed in their second year exam to appear again in the subjects they have failed so that they would not lose a year. Improvement exam is conducted to improve the score in their subjects they have already passed. There is no restriction in the number of subjects one can appear for SAY exam. The students can write all the subjects they have failed whereas in the case of Improvement exam, the students can do for only one subjects

Even if the students can't get through the failed subject after writing SAY exam, such students will have to appear for the first year Improvement exam and the Second year exam after that, for the failed subjects.

Plus Two SAY/Improvement Exam Fee 

The details of Second year Higher Secondary SAY and Improvement exam are given below:-

Plus Two SAY:
1.Subject without Practical: 150/Subject
2.Subject with Practical: 175/Subject

Plus Two Improvement:
Fee: 500/Subject
Fee for Certificate: 40

How to apply?

The application and fee for the second your Higher Secondary SAY and Improvement examination should be submitted to the principal of the same school where the students had written the March exam.
Wait for the publication of SAY/Improvement notification to get more information on the last date of submission of application, fee details, application form and revised guidelines. The details will be updated here.

When is SAY/Improvement second year exam? 

The right schedule of the SAY and Improvement examination for the second year Higher Secondary students is yet to be declared

The major advantage of this year's SAY/Improvement exam is, though a student has failed in any of their subjects, they can also appear for improvement exam in any three subject they have passed. Not like the previous years, the students are given chance from this year to appear for improvement exam in any three subjects. Click the link below to download the materials for preparation of SAY and Improvement exam.
Higher Secondary Second year SAY/Improvement Examination-Modified Govt Order GO(MS) No.131/2020/Gen.Edn dtd 27.07.2020.
Study Notes & Previous Question Papers for Plus Two SAY/Improvement Exam Preparation 2020