Plus One seats increased by 20% in State

May 27, 2019 11:14 pm | Updated 11:14 pm IST - Thiruvananthapuram

The government has increased the number of Plus One seats in government and aided higher secondary schools by 20% to accommodate the maximum number of students who have cleared the Class 10 examinations this year.

The marginal increase in seats will be implemented in such a manner that it does not impose additional financial burden on the government, an order issued by the General Education Department said.

Admission to the seats will be on the basis of the existing parameters.

The increase will not be applicable to the batches in unaided higher secondary schools.

This is the second consecutive year that the number of seats is being increased.

A total of 4,26,513 students had cleared the SSLC examinations this year to become eligible for admission to Plus One, along with those from other Class 10 streams.

Only 3,61,713 seats

With only 3,61,713 Plus One seats available for admission, a large number of students would have found themselves deprived of the opportunity for higher education.

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