Over 17, 500 seats will be available for the Plus One programme in Ernakulam under the government and aided merit quota in the new academic year.

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.

According to the Department of Higher Secondary Education, the seats available under the government and aided (merit) quota will be filled through the single-window system. The allotment will be made from the central pool in Thiruvananthapuram.

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.

The Science Group I combination consists of physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics. There are two combinations for Commerce stream that include business studies, accountancy, economics and computer applications; and business studies, accountancy, economics and mathematics. Science Group II combination consists of physics, chemistry, and mathematics. The Humanities Group I consists of history, economics, political science and geography subjects.

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).

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