Kerala THSLC March 2013 – Technical High School Leaving Certificate Examination

1. The Technical High School Leaving Certificate (THSLC) Examination for the Academic year 2012-2013 is scheduled to be conducted from 11.03.2013 to 25.03.2013 according to the Time Table included in the notification.

As per G.O (Rt) No. 4610/2012 G.Edn dated, 28/09/2012 the maximum score for IT examination to the regular candidates is fixed as 50. 40 score will be for public examination and 10 score for continuous evaluation. Out of the 40 scores, 10 score is for theory examination and 30 score for practical examination. IT theory examination will not be a written examination for regular candidates and it will be conducted along with the practical examination using computer.


1 Written Examination 11 Papers with IT 1 Written Examination 10 papers with Practical Examination
2 Ratio of the scores for written examination and continuous evaluation for English, Humanities, Maths, Engineering Drawing 80:20, IT 10:10:30. 2 Ratio of the scores for written examination and continuous evaluation for English, Humanities and Maths 80:20, Ratio of CE and Practical for Computer Science & IT Lab 20:100 Electronics Production Technology Lab 30:150
3 Ratio of the scores for written examination and continuous evaluation for Malayalam, Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Trade Theory 40:10 3 Ratio of the scores for written examination and continuous evaluation for Malayalam, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science and IT, Electrical Technology, Electronics (Trade Theory) 40:10
4 The time allowed for the written examination paper with 80 scores will be 2 ½ hours; For papers with 40 scores it will be 1½ hours. For school going candidates the time for IT practical and TE will be 90 minutes. For private candidate the time for practical will be 45 minutes and TE will be 1 hour 4 The time allowed for the written examination with 80 scores will be 2 ½ hours; For papers with 40 scores it will be 1 ½ hour.
5 Only the grades (not the scores) attained by a candidate will be recorded in the School Leaving Certificate. 5 Only the grades (not the scores) attained by a candidate will be recorded in the School Leaving Certificate.
6 Nine Point Grading System is used to award the grades 6 Nine Point Grading System is used to award the grades

Grading Scale

Grade Range Grade Value Grade Position
A+ 90% to 100% 9 Outstanding
A 80% to 89% 8 Excellent
B+ 70% to 79% 7 Very Good
B 60% to 69% 6 Good
C+ 50% to 59% 5 Above Average
C 40% to 49% 4 Average
D+ 30% to 39% 3 Marginal
D 20% to 29% 2 Need Improvement
E Below 20% 1 Need Improvement

Details of the written examination and continuous evaluation with the maximum score and time allowed

Sl. No. Subject Score Time (Hrs)
 C.E T.E Practical Examination Total
1 Malayalam 10 40 50 1 ½
2 English 20 80 100 2 ½
3 Humanities 20 80 100 2 ½
4 Physics 10 40 50 1 ½
5 Chemistry 10 40 50 1 ½
6 Mathematics 20 80 100 2 ½
7 Mechanical Engineering 10 40 50 1 ½
8 Electrical Engineering 10 40 50 1 ½
9 Engineering Drawing 20 80 100 3
10 Trade Theory 10 40 50 1 ½
11 Workshop Practice 30 - 120 150
12 Information Technology 10 10 30 50 1 ½

Eligibility for higher study is minimum C+ Grade for Workshop practice and D+ Grade in each paper when considering the total CE and TE scores.


Sl. No. Subject Score Time (Hrs)
 C.E T.E Practical Examination Total
1 Malayalam 10 40 50 1 ½
2 English 20 80 100 2 ½
3 Humanities 20 80 100 2 ½
4 Mathematics 20 80 100 2 ½
5 Physics 10 40 50 1 ½
6 Chemistry 10 40 50 1 ½
7 Biology 10 40 50 1 ½
8 ComputerScience & IT 10 40 50 1 ½
9 ComputerScience & IT Lab 20 - 100 120 2 ½
10 ElctricalTechnology 10 40 50 1 ½
11 Electronics-Trade Theory 10 40 50 1 ½
12 Electronics ProductionTech. Lab 30 150 180 3

Eligibility for higher study is minimum D+ Grade for theory and C+ Grade for Computer Science & IT Lab and Electronic Production Technical Lab.

2. The Examination will be held at the following Technical High Schools which will be the centres of the Examination.

Sl. No School Code Centre Code Name of Centre Name of Educational District
1 11501 11501 Technical HS Mogral Puthur, Bedratuka P.O. Kasaragod
2 12501 12501 Technical HS Cheruvathur, Cheruvathur P.O. Kanhangad
3 13501 13501 Technical HS Kannur Thottada P.O Kannur
4 13502 13502 Technical HS Neruvambram Payyangadi P.O. Kannur
5 13503 13503 Technical HS Naduvil, Naduvil P.O. Kannur
6 15501 15501 Technical HS Sulthan Bathery Sulthan Bathery P.O. Wayanad
7 15502 15502 Technical HS Mananthavady Nallurnadu P.O. Wayanad
8 16501 16501 Technical HS Vadakara Nutstreet P.O. Vadakara
9 16502 16502 Technical HS Payyoli, Ayanikkad P.O. Vadakara
10 17501 17501 Technical HS Kozhikode West Hill P.O. Kozhikode
11 18501 18501 Technical HS Manjeri, Kavumbram West P.O. Malappuram
12 19501 19501 Kokkur Govt. Technical High School Kokkur P.O. Tirur
13 19502 19502 Technical HS Kuttipuram Kuttippuram P.O. Pin-679571 Tirur
14 20501 20501 Technical HS Shornur Government Press P.O. Ottappalam
15 21501 21501 Technical HS Chittur Palakkad Palakkad
16 21502 21502 Technical HS Palakkad Marutha Road P.O. Palakkad
17 22501 22501 Technical HS Thrissur, City Post Office Thrissur
18 23501 23501 Technical HS Kodungallur, Thekkemuri P.O. Irinjalakuda
19 26501 26501 Technical HS Mulanthuruthy Eranakulam
20 27501 27501 Technical HS Varapetty Varapetty P.O. Kothamangalam
21 28501 28501 Technical HS Elanji Koothattukulam Muvattupuzha
22 28502 28502 Technical HS Ayavana Muvattupuzha
23 29501 29501 Technical HS Adimali Thodupuzha
24 29502 29502 Technical HS Vannapuram Thodupuzha East P.O. Thodupuzha
25 29503 29503 Technical HS Purapuzha Purapuzha P.O. Thodupuzha
26 31501 31501 Technical HS Pala Puliyannur P.O. Pala
27 31502 31502 Technical HS Kadaplamattom Pala
28 32501 32501 Technical HS Teekoy Erattupetta Kanjirapally
29 32502 32502 Technical HS Kanjirapally Kanjirapally P.O. Kanjirapally
30 33501 33501 Technical HS Pampady Velloor P.O. Kottayam
31 33502 33502 Technical HS Kuruchy, Ittithanam P.O. Kottayam
32 35501 35501 Technical HS Haripad Harippad P.O. Alappuzha
33 35502 35502 Technical HS Kavalam Kavalam North P.O. Alappuzha
34 36501 36501 Technical HS Krishnapuram Krishnapuram P.O. Mavelikkara
35 39501 39501 Technical HS Ezhukone, Ezhukone P.O. Kottarakkara
36 40501 40501 Sam Oommen Memorial Govt. Technical HS Kulathupuzha Punalur
37 42501 42501 Technical HS Nedumangad, Mancha P.O. Attingal
38 43501 43501 Technical HS Ulloor, Sreekariyam P.O. Thiruvananthapuram
39 44501 44501 Technical HS Kulathur Uchakada P.O. Neyyattinkara


Sl. No School Code Centre Code Name of Centre Name of Edl. District
40 18502 18502 Technical HSS Vazhakkad Malappuram
41 18503 18503 Technical HSS Perinthalmanna Malappuram
42 19503 19503 Technical HSS Vattamkulam Tirur
43 25501 25501 Model Technical HSS Kaprassery Aluva
44 26502 26502 Model Technical HSS Kaloor Kochi Ernakulam
45 29504 29504 Technical HSS Muttom Thodupuzha
46 30501 30501 Technical HSS Kuttikkanam Peerumade Kattappana
47 33503 33503 Technical HSS Puthupally Kottayam
48 37501 37501 Technical HSS Mallapally Thiruvalla

3. The Superintendents of the Technical High Schools in which the Examinations are conducted will be the Chief Superintendents of the Centres concerned. The Superintendents who retire from service on 31.03.2013 will not be posted as Chief Superintendent.

4. Category of Candidates

(a) Regular

The candidates who have satisfactorily undergone the prescribed course in any one of the above THS and THSS during the academic year 2012-2013 as per the syllabus approved are eligible to appear for the examination as regular candidates.

Those who have completed 14 years of age as on 01/06/2012 can appear for the examination.

85% of attendance is fixed as the minimum attendance required by a candidate in Technical High Schools. Candidates who have not acquired the required percentage of attendance or whose shortage of attendance has not been condoned by the concerned authorities will not be presented for the examination.

(b) Betterment of Result candidates(BT)

Candidates who have passed the examination as full course or compartmental system are eligible to appear for the examination for Betterment of results as full course candidates, subject to the conditions that such attempt of betterment should be within the period of three years of last successful appearance and not attained higher qualification. Betterment of result is permitted to only one chance, and such candidates should appear for the examination as full course candidates including for Trade Theory & Workshop Practice.

(c) Attendance Recouped Candidates (ARC)

Candidates of previous academic years who have undergone the continuous evaluation process during the course Standard X and not able to attend the public examination due to lack of attendance and cancelled the candidature can appear the examination March 2013 as “attendance recouped candidates”. Such candidates should get necessary attendance from the same school during this year.

(d) Private Candidates – Old Scheme(PCO)

Candidates who have appeared for THSLC examination under grading system from the academic years 2004 -2005 to 2010-11 for the first time and not qualified for higher studies can appear for the examination as private candidates- Old Scheme (PCO).

(e) Private Candidates (PCN)

The candidates who appeared for THSLC Examination in the grading system in March 2012 and did not obtain the eligibility for higher studies can appear for the examination as private candidates new scheme (PCN).

5. Practical Examinations

a) IT Practical Examination

The maximum score for IT Practical examination is 30. Out of this, 28 score is for testing the IT skills and 2 score for IT practical work book. The evaluation of the answers of the 28 score practical examination which is conducted using software will be done by teachers posted as invigilators of the practical examinations. The software will have provision for recording the score (maximum 2) for practical work book. For private candidates IT practical examination will be conducted before the commencement of written examination. There will be no re-valuation for IT Practical Examination.

b) Practical Exam in Trade Subject

The practical examination in trade subject will be conducted after the written examination. The candidates should contact the Chief Superintendent of the examination centres concerned and ascertain from them the date and time of practical examination.


Day Date Time Subject
11/03/2013 Monday 1.45 pm to 3.30 pm Malayalam
12/03/2013 Tuesday 1.45 pm to 4.30 pm English
13/03/2013 Wednesday 1.45 pm to 3.30 pm Physics
14/03/2013 Thursday 1.45 pm to 4.30 pm Humanities
16/03/2013 Saturday 1.45 pm to 3.30 pm Chemistry
18/03/2013 Monday 1.45 pm to 4.30 pm Mathematics
19/03/2013 Tuesday 1.45 pm to 3.30 pm Mechanical Engineering/ Computer Science & IT (IHRD)
20/03/2013 Wednesday 1.45 pm to 3.30 pm Electrical Engineering / Electrical Technology II (IHRD)
21/03/2013 Thursday 1.45 pm to 3.30 pm Engineering Drawing
1.45 pm to 3.30 pm Biology (IHRD)
23/03/2013 Saturday 1.45 pm to 3.30 pm Trade Theory (16 Paper shown below separately) / Electronics II ( Trade Theory) (IHRD)
25/03/2013 Monday 1.45 pm to 3.30 pm Information Technology (Theory along with practical for regular candidates)


i) Indian Standard Time should be followed.

ii) On any account the examination shall not be postponed unless there is a direction issued by the Commissioner for Government Examination. The above schedule should be strictly followed even one or more days mentioned in the time table are declared as holidays

iii) The period from 1.45 pm to 2.00 pm will be considered as “cool-off time”.

7. Save A Year (SAY) Examination

Those Regular Candidates who are not qualified for higher studies in 2013 March THSLC Examination are eligible for appearing the Save A Year (SAY) Examination which is proposed to be conducted in May 2013. The candidates should submit their application in this regard within 5 days on publication of results. Separate notification in this regard will be issued in due course.

8) Fee for the examination is as follows

1. For School Going Candidates (Regular)/ARC – Rs.30/-
2. For Private Candidates (Per Paper) – Rs.20/-
3. Fine for late payment – Rs.10/-
4. Betterment of result candidates – Rs. 220/-

Exemption from payment of Examination Fee:-

Students Below Poverty Line appearing for the THSLC Examination after completion of the course in any Government or aided Technical High School of the State are exempted from the payment of fee for the first appearance, provided such appearance is at the close of the academic year in which the candidate studies in the final year for the first time [(GO) Rt 3668/2001 GE Dated: 03/10/2001]. Attendance Recouped and Betterment candidates are not eligible for concession.

In the case of students belonging to Scheduled Caste and other eligible communities, they will be allowed such free appearance for two chances within a period of 3 years with effect from the date of completion of Technical High School course (G.O.M.S. 32/74/GEdn. Dated, 18/02/1974). Students belong to Scheduled Tribes are eligible for the exemption from the payment of examination fee up to 5 years inclusive of the benefit enjoyed by them prior to February 1981 (G.O.(Rt) 680/81 G.Edn dated 25/02/1981)

9. The Examination fee should be remitted to any Treasury of Kerala State in the Head of Account ‘0202-01-102-99-Examination Fee’.

10. Cost of THSLC Cards:-

All candidates including regular and private have to pay Rs.15/towards the cost of THSLC Cards. The Head of Institution should collect the amount from each candidates and remit the same in the treasury of Kerala State in the head of account “0202-01-102-92- other receipts.”

11. Private candidates appearing for the examination should remit the prescribed fee in any treasury through chalan in the name of the candidate himself in the head of account “0202-01-102-99-examination fees” and submit the chalan along with the application to the examination centre.

12. On any account, the fee should not be sent to this office by cash/cheque/postal order/currency or any other form. In no circumstances any amount paid as examination fee will be refunded or allowed to be adjusted towards as subsequent examination.

13. Date of receipt and remittance of examination fee and submission of application, A&B lists etc. are shown below.

1. Receiving application and Examination fee without fine: 26/11/2012 to  30/11/2012

2. Remittance of examination fee in the treasury: 3/12/2012

3. Receiving application & Examination fee at examination Centre with a fine of Rs.10/-: 04/12/2012 to  07/12/2012

4. Remittance of fee collected with fine in Treasury: 10/12/2012

5. Remittance of amount collected as cost of certificate: 10/12/2012

6. Last date for submitting details of candidates other than school going candidates(ARC, Betterment and Private): 14/12/2012

14. Fee remitted belated or under wrong Heads of Account or partial or inadequate remittance will not be accepted on any account.

15. Private candidate (full course or compartmental) appearing for the examination should submit their application in the form given in Annexure-A of this notification with the certificate book and the Chelan (in original) to the Superintendent of the Technical High School concerned.

The Superintendent of Technical High Schools should collect such application and the A&B lists be prepared and forward (A lists of regular candidates with Chalan receipt, B lists of private candidates and Chalan receipts) to the Secretary to the Commissioner for Government Examinations, Pareekshabhavan,Poojappura,Thiruvananthapuram-12 on or before 14/12/2012.

16. Other Instructions

a) List of School Going Candidates prepared by Pareeksha Bhavan with the details collected via “Sampoorna” will be issued for scrutiny to the schools through DEO concerned during the last week of November. The same has to be submitted back to DEO within one week after verification along with required document needed for rectifying the mistake if any found. In addition to this other relevant forms related to the examination, (Question Paper Statement, details of fee remitted etc.) should also be submitted along with this. Specimen forms are available in the official website of Pareeksha Bhavan (

b) While collecting the examination fee of private candidates, the Head of School examination centres should ensure that no corrections or tampering is done in the THSLC card. They should also make sure that the details of all previous appearance of the candidates are recorded in their application.

The Heads should keep these cards along with the application form in respective examination centres. They should return this card to the candidates along with the new cards immediately on receipt of the same. Under no circumstances the original certificate should be send to Pareeksha Bhavan.

c) Private candidates should apply for the examination at the same centres they appeared for the first time. If the examination centre has to be changed, prior sanction should be obtained from the District Educational Officer concerned.

d) While issuing admission ticket, special care should be taken if there are more than one student with the same name.

17. A Statement as noted below should also be enclosed

1. Number of candidates appearing for the examination as category wise.
2. Details of fees collected and remitted.
3. Question Paper Statement.

18. The CE marks relating to the school candidates should be submitted so as to reach this Office on or before 31/01/2013.

19. The photograph affix the admission ticket of the regular candidate will be issued the Chief Superintendent via online. The admission tickets of the candidates will be issued by the Chief Superintendent of the School at least three days before the commencement of the Examination. Candidates are allowed to answer the non- language papers in English or Malayalam or in both languages at all level.

20. Grace Marks

a) Grace Mark will be awarded to the eligible candidates as per rules. THSLC students who are participants /prize winners in National Games/ Sports are eligible for grace mark in the THSLC examination as per GO(Rt) No. 1240/08 H.Edn(J) Dept dated 18/08/2008 on conditions stipulated in the GO(MS) No. 156/87 Gl.Edn.dated 22/07/1987.

b) Those who have participated in the All Kerala Youth Festival and Games Meets and won First, Second & Third places are eligible for Grace Marks. (Govt. Order No. 752/09/Higher Edn. Dated 03/06/2009)

c) The pupils under IHRD School are also eligible for Grace Mark. (Govt. No. 1066/09/Higher Edn. Dtd.17/07/2008).

d) Pupils who joined in JRC, attended JRC Camp and passed JRC Examination are eligible for Grace Marks of 10 (Govt. Order (MS) 73/09 Gen. Edn.Dtd. 27/06/2009).

e) Grace marks are also awarded to National Cadet Corbs and Student Police Cadets.

f) Grace marks are awarded to the candidates only on the basis of the sanction order received from the Director of Public Instruction.

21. Photocopy, Scrutiny, and revaluation of answer scripts

(a) Application for photocopy of answer scripts in Annexure B should be submitted within 5 days from the date of publication of results. The fee for photocopy of the answer scripts is fixed as Rs. 200/- per paper.

(b) Application from candidates in the form prescribed in Annexure B for scrutiny of valued answer scripts will be accepted only if received within 5 days from the date of publication of results. Fee for scrutiny is Rs. 50/- per paper.

(c) Application for revaluation of answer scripts (Theory Subjects) from the candidates should be submitted in the form prescribed in Annexure B. The fee for revaluation of answer scripts is fixed as Rs. 400/- per paper. Application for revaluation should be submitted to Head of institution within 5 days from the date of publication of results. Fresh certificates including the revised grade will be distributed through to the head of institute to those who procure higher grades. Along with this the amount paid for revaluation will also be reimbursed.

(d) After reimbursing the amount to the students who obtained the higher grade in the revaluation, from the fees collected for revaluation, scrutiny, and photocopy etc., the balance amount should be remitted to the treasury under the head “0202-01-102-92 other receipts”. The photocopy of the chalan and the statements should be despatched to pareekshabhavan.

22. The fee for photocopy, scrutiny or revaluation should be remitted in cash to the Head of Institution in which the candidates appeared for the examination along with the application for the same. Belated applications will not be accepted.

23. Any candidate who commits or attempts to commit malpractice in the examination will be expelled immediately and will not be allowed to appear for any paper subsequently in the Examination. Candidates are warned that they should not take into the examination hall any written or printed matter. Copying from another candidate or giving convenience to any candidate for copying or speaking to another candidate will be considered as malpractice. If any candidate behaves in unruly manner either in the examination hall or in the premises of the institution will be expelled from the examination by the Chief Superintendent. Any candidate expelled from the examination either for malpractice or for unruly behavior may be further debarred from appearing for subsequent examinations for specified number of chances as decided later.

24. All candidates appearing for the examination according to the Notification will be deemed to have given an undertaking that they will abide by all the rules now in force or those to be brought into effect hereafter in respect of the examination.

25. Cancellation of Candidature

If the candidature of a student has to be cancelled under certain circumstances, application for the same should be submitted in the specified format attached. (Apendix E). The application should reach the Secretary to the Commissoner for Government Examinations before 28.02.2013. On the envelope in which the application are enclosed, it should be noted that “Application for cancellation of candidature” in red ink. The candidature of those who have attended the IT practical examination cannot be cancelled.

26. Concession to CWSN

a) The Hearing Impaired candidates in regular Technical High Schools will be given additionally 25% of the marks secured by them in theory paper as they are backward in language ability(G.O.(MS) 58/97/G.Edn.dt.21/02/1997) Chief Superintendents should make
necessary noting on the facing sheet of the main answer books of such candidates.

b) For this case, prior sanction from the Director of Public Instruction Thiruvananthapuram should be obtained for which the application from the parents of such candidates, recommendation letter from the Head of Technical High Schools and Medical Certificate from the competent Medical Board are to be routed through the Director of Technical Education, Thiruvananthapuram so as to reach the office of the Directorate of Public Instruction, Jagathy, Thiruvananthapuram on or before 15/12/2012.

27. Distribution of Cards

a) The grade printed THSLC cards will be sent to the respective Heads of Schools for distribution through the District Educational Officers concerned. THSLC cards recorded with wrong information regarding the candidate, incorrect signature, without seal or illegible print are not to be distributed. These have to be informed by the school authorities in writing to the Secretary. Necessary arrangements to issue of correct certificate and to return the undistributed certificate to Pareeksha Bhavan will have to be taken up at the earliest.

b) The Head of the schools will have to either enter the details of THSLC card in the duplicate register or take a photocopy of THSLC before distribution it to the candidates. The signatures of the candidates must be collected in a separate register before issuing the THSLC card. The Head of the school should compulsorily sign below the details entered in the card in black ink. The name and official address of the Head of the school is to be placed beneath the signature and the office (school) seal should be fixed before the distribution of THSLC cards to the candidates.

c) The Head of the school should sign in black ink in the SSLC card. Green ink should not be used and such certificates will be treated as invalid.

28. Score Details

The score secured in the examination will not be disclosed to the candidates under any circumstances. But for those who go for higher studies, if the scores of THSLC examination are required for admission, their numerical marks will be communicated confidentially to the Head of the institution where he/she seeks admission at the instance of submitting a separate application in white paper along with the Chalan after remitting Rs.100/- in any Government Treasury. For employment purpose also score details will be communicated in this manner.

The score details of candidates who appeared the exam before 2 years will be given to the candidates on production of chalan by remitting Rs. 200/- in any Government Treasury.

29. Eligibility Certificate

Those who have passed THSLC can obtain the eligibility certificate required for continuing their studies. To obtain this certificate the candidate should submit an application in white paper affixing a court fee stamp worth Rs.5/- along with their THSLC card/ Certificate duly attested by a Gazetted Officer.

Care should be taken to follow the instructions provided in this notification for the smooth conduct of the examination.

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