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Scout & Guide Units in Higher Secondary

Thursday, June 26, 2014 / 7 Comments
Scout & Guide Units in Higher Secondary
Update: The Govt of Kerala issued the Order (GO.(Ms) 11/2016/GEdn dt 11-01-2016) regarding the Grace Mark for the Scout-Guide students in the Higher Secondary Classes.

The Government of Kerala has issued the order regarding the extension of Scout-Guide activities into the higher secondary courses in the State.

Hence applications are invited from Principals of interested Government and Aided Higher Secondary Schools for starting Scouts and Guides unit in their Schools.

In Co-education Schools, interested Principals can apply for both Scouts and Guides units.

The application for starting Scouts and Guides units should be forwarded to the DHSE before 5th June 2014. Please see the below link for more details and download the Government Order and Application form.

Grace Marks to Higher Secondary Examination

Friday, January 24, 2014 / 248 Comments
Grace marks are given to Higher Secondary school going regular candidates for their achievements in state level competitions during their first and second year separately in the respective First / Second year Higher secondary examinations. The benefit of eligible grace marks for achievements in the First year course shall be awarded for the First year examination only and for achievement in the Second year course, for the Second year examination only. Grace marks are awarded for the achievements in the following items:-

Higher Secondary Youth Festival:
Grace marks are given to the winners in the State Level Higher Secondary School Youth Festival as given below.
1.A Grade - 5% of the aggregate score(30 Marks)
2.B Grade - 4% of the aggregate score(24 Marks)
3.C Grade - 3% of the aggregate score(18 Marks)

State Level School Sasthramela:
1.A Grade - 5% of the aggregate score(30 Marks)
2.B Grade - 4% of the aggregate score(24 Marks)
3.C Grade - 3% of the aggregate score(18 Marks)

Bala Sasthra Congress:
State Level:
1.A Grade - 5% of the aggregate score(30 Marks)
2.B Grade - 4% of the aggregate score(24 Marks)
3.C Grade - 3% of the aggregate score(18 Marks)
Southern Regional Level:
1.A Grade - 15% of the aggregate score(90 Marks)
2.B Grade - 13% of the aggregate score(78 Marks)
3.C Grade - 11% of the aggregate score(66 Marks)
National Level:
1.Participation - 15% of the aggregate score(90 Marks)


Sports and Games:
Grace marks are given to candidates for their achievements in the sports and games as detailed below.

State Level:
1.First Place - 5% of the aggregate score(30 Marks)
2.Second Place- 4% of the aggregate score(24 Marks)
3.Third Place - 3% of the aggregate score(18 Marks)
National Level:
1.First Place/Winner (Gold Medalist) - 15% of the aggregate score(90 Marks)
2.Second Place/Runner Up - 13% of the aggregate score(78 Marks)
3.Third Place - 11% of the aggregate score(66 Marks)
4.Participation - 10% of the aggregate score.(60 Marks)
Maximum grace marks awarded in this category will be 50% of the aggregate score.
International Level:
Participation only - 20% of the aggregate score(120 Marks)
[Director, Higher Secondary Education, will decide percentage of grace marks for Winners, Runner up and Third place holders in International participation]

NCC Cadets:
10% (120 Marks) scores will be awarded to NCC Cadets as grace marks during Second Year only on satisfying the following conditions.
1.The candidate should be in the rank of Corporal or above.
2.The candidates are holders of A, B or C certificates.
3.The candidate must have represented any one centrally organized camp.
4.The benefit of granting of 5% scores grace marks to NCC cadets is awarded in Higher Secondary Examination in the Naval Attachment/Army Attachment/Pre Republic Day Camp(RDC)/Pre-Nau Sainik Camp(NSC) camps.
5.5%(60 Marks) Grace Marks is awarded to NCC cadets who have attained 75% attendance [(G.O. (Ms)No.125/12/Gl.Edn., dated 20.04.2012]

Application for grace marks for NCC is submitted in duplicate, one copy to the Secretary, Board of Higher secondary Education and the other to Deputy Director General, NCC. Marks are awarded on the basis of the recommendation of the Director General, NCC.

NSS Volunteers:
Marks are awarded on the basis of the recommendation of the State Coordinator NSS. Grace Marks in Higher Secondary Examination to NSS Volunteers is awarded as detailed below.Scores will be awarded to NSS Volunteers as grace marks during Second year only.
NSS Volunteers having NSS Certificates - 2%(24 Marks)
NSS Volunteers attended National Camps - 3%(36 Marks)
NSS Volunteers attended Republic Day Camps - 5%(60 Marks)

Student Police Cadets[SPC]:
5%(60 Marks) Grace Marks for Students Police Cadet are awarded as per G.O.No 214/12/Home, dated 04.08.2012.

Quiz Competition by State Legal Services Authority:
(G.O (MS) No. 121/2012/G.Edn. Dated : 17/04/2012)
First winning team (3 students) - 5 Marks
Second winning team (3 students) - 3 Marks

Bala Sree Awards:
Those candidates who have been awarded the Bala Sree awards given away by the National Bal Bhavan which is a Central Government undertaking, are eligible for 5% (30 Marks) grace marks as per G.O.(MS) No.151/2013/Gl.Edn. dated 02.05.2013.

Grace Marks to Students of Mahe Region:
As per G.O(Ms) No. 179/2013/G.Edn. dated 31.05.2013 Government accorded sanction for awarding grace marks to the eligible students of Mahe region of Union Territory of Puduchery who have participated / winners in Union Territory level / National level Sports, Arts and Science festivals / fairs from the academic year 2012-2013 onwards.The criteria for awarding such grace marks will be based on the guidelines issued as per G.O.(Ms) No.40/2011/G.Edn. dated 16.02.2011.

Scouts & Guides:
(G.O (MS) No. 11/2016/G.Edn Dated: 11/01/2016)
1.Participants who have attained 80% attendance in Scout & Guides unit activities in Plus One & Plus Two period – 3%(36 Marks)
2) Participants who completed four activities (Two each in Plus One & Plus Two Period) of Chief Ministers Shield and submitted log book - 5%(60 Marks)
3) Winner of Rashtrapathi Award by completing Unit leader advance course in Plus One & Plus Two Course Period – 8% (96 Marks)

Sargolsavam:
(G.O (MS) No.23/2016/G.Edn Dated :25/01/2016)
A Grade - 15 Mark
B Grade - 12 Mark

Conditions for Awarding Grace Marks:
1.The benefit of eligible grace marks for achievements in the First year course shall be awarded for the First year examination only and for achievement in the Second year course, for the Second year examination only. The grace mark will be limited to 5%,4% and 3% of maximum marks for papers respectively for A,B and C grade.

2.The preference will be for attaining minimum mark for becoming ‘Eligible’ i.e, grade D+. Second preference will be for lifting the lowest grade to the next higher grade and so on.

3.When a student is eligible for grace marks for different items, the item with highest grace mark only will be considered.

4.The grace mark to mentally retarded and hearing impaired will be 25%.

5.If a student appears for lesser number of papers only, the percentage will be calculated based on the number of papers appeared for. If the student appears for SAY, the grace mark will be calculated for the papers appeared in SAY scheme. 

6.Grace marks will not be given for subsequent appearances.

7.A candidate who has secured the maximum scores for a paper is not eligible for grace marks for that subject and those marks will not be transferred to any other subject.

8.The maximum marks that can be secured after awarding grace marks will be decided by the Director of Higher Secondary Education.

9.Grace marks will be given to the candidates irrespective of whether they are eligible for higher studies or not in the examinations.

10.The individual grace marks will not be shown separately in the certificate.

11.The benefit of eligible grace marks will be extended to the candidates only in any one of the 3 levels (viz., State, National or International) during the course of study.

12.Grace marks will be awarded to candidates after effecting the moderation declared by the Board of Examination. Candidates coming within the limit of moderation after the award of grace marks will also be given the benefit of moderation.

13.The application for award of grace marks for Youth Festival Sastra Ganitha, Sastra Samuhya,Sastra Pravarti Parijaya Mela / I.T. Mela and Sasthra Congress shall be submitted to the Joint Director(Exam), Higher Secondary Education.

14.The application for award of grace mark for sports should be submitted in duplicate, one copy to the Secretary, Board of Higher secondary Education and the other to the Director of Public Instructions (DPI). The grace marks for sports and games are awarded on the basis of the recommendation of the DPI,for NSS on the basis of the recommendation of the State Coordinator, NSS and that for NCC on the recommendation of NCC Directorate.

15.Grace marks for NCC and NSS shall be awarded at the Second Year Higher Secondary Examination only.
Downloads
Application for Grace Marks to Higher Secondary Examination
Grace Mark for Scout and Guide Students in HSS
Grace Mark for Sargolsavam in HSS
Grace Mark for Science Congress participants in HSS