About 29, 000 seats are available for the Plus One programme in various schools across Ernakulam.

Over 39,200 students who wrote the SSLC examination from the district are eligible for admission to the programme.

According to the Directorate of Higher Secondary Education, the combined intake for science, commerce and humanities courses under the merit seats category is 17, 130. For seats under the sports category (government merit), the total intake is 625.

The combined intake for science, commerce and humanities courses under the management quota is 3,075. There are about 5,700 seats under the unaided category in the district.

The stream-wise break-up: Merit seats – Science – 9,560; Humanities – 2,760; Commerce – 4,810; Sports category – Science – 350; Humanities – 105; Commerce – 170; Management category — Science- 1,820; Humanities- 495; Commerce- 760; Community seats — Science- 1,370; Humanities- 390; Commerce- 610. Unaided category— Science-4,000; Humanities- 150; Commerce- 1,650.

S.S. Anil Kumar, Joint Director (Examinations), said the seats available under the government and aided (merit) quota would be filled through the single-window system. The allotment would be made from the central pool in Thiruvananthapuram.

The selection of students for the Plus One level will be based on the guidelines prepared by SCERT. The total marks scored by the student along with the marks in the subject in which they had applied for will be considered for admission. Each grade has been given a point. A+ = 9, A = 8, B+ = 7, B = 6, C+ = 5, C = 4, D+ = 3.

The admission will be based on the Grading Point Average (GPA) scored by each student. GPA is calculated by dividing the total points by the total number of subjects (10). In the next stage of selection process, the average of total points in all 10 papers and average for the subject applied for will be added together to find out the Weighted Grade Point Average (WGPA).

The admission schedule for Plus One courses: Distribution of forms – from May 10; last date for application – May 24; trial allotment – June 4; first allotment – June 10; last date for main allotments – June 25.

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