Higher Secondary Examination

1. Conduct of Examination
2. Scheme of Examination
3. Award of Certificate
4. School Students
    a) Eligibility
    b) Age
    c) Fees / Mode of Remittance
    d) Concession
    e) Process
5. Direct Private Candidate
    a) Eligibility
    b) Age
    c) Fees & Mode of Remittance
    d) Procedure
6. Distribution of Hall Tickets & Time Table
7. Release of results
8. Distribution of certificates

Annexure : Group Subjects for Direct Private Candidates


1. Conduct of Examination

Higher Secondary Examination is conducted thrice in a year

1. March Session
2. Instant Supplementary June/July
3. Supplementary examination September/October

2. Scheme of Examination

Examination will be conducted for the following subjects on the dates fixed by the Director of Government Examination. The Syllabus and Text Books are prescribed by the Director of School Education for 12th Standard (State Board)

Examination

Duration

Subjects

Part I

(Language)

3 Hours

Permitted languages are:

Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Urdu, Gujarati, Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian, French, German and Latin

Part II - English

3 Hours

English

Part III – 4 subjects

3 Hours

(Except Typewriting)

2 Hours for Typewriting

Any Four subjects from group of General Stream papers or Vocational Stream papers
(List of Subjects for School students - Groupwise is linked here)
(List of subjects for direct private students available - groupwise is shown in annexure)

  • Permitted medium for non language subjects are Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Urdu & English.
  • However Question papers will be supplied only in Tamil and English.

3. Award of Certificate

Candidates securing 70 marks each in all the six subjects out of 200 (even compartmentally) are eligible for award of H.Sc Certificate.

Maximum marks prescribed

Minimum for pass

200 marks for each subject

70 marks for each subject

For subjects involving Practicals :

 

Theory

150 Marks

40 out of 150

Practical

50 Marks

30 out of 50

4. School Students

a) Eligibility:

A Pass in XI or equivalent examination. Should have completed 2 years of study in a recognized Higher Secondary School.

b) Age

Should have attained the age of 16 + on the 31st July of the calendar year in which the examination is to be held

c) Fees / Mode of Remittance

 

Amount

Exam Fees:

(in Rs.)

a)

For Groups involving subjects with practical

200

b)

For groups involving subjects without practical

150

Mark Certificate

20

Service Charge

5

Respective Headmaster of the Institution should collect and remit it into Government account

d) Concession

Category

Concession

SC/ST candidate

Total Fee Exemption

MBC/OB candidates whose parental income is less than Rs.50,000/-

Total fee exemption

Blind Candidate

Fee Exemption.
Appointment of Scribe

Deaf and Dumb

One Language under Part – A or Part – B Exemption.
Fee Exemption

Physically Handicapped/ Dyslexia candidates

Concession will be granted on the basis of Medical Certificate obtained from the authorized Medical Practitioner, Psychiatrist and Educationalist recommended by the Head of School and C.E.O.

Appointment of scribe.
Extra Time in Examination by one and half hours.

e) Process

At the end of the course in XII Standard and the date fixed by the Director of Government Examination, from time to time the Head of the school shall forward the Nominal Roll in the prescribed forms of his pupils along with fee remittance particulars who will be appearing for the public examination conducted by the Board to the respective Chief Educational Officer concerned / Regional Deputy Director of Government Examinations.

5. Direct Private Candidate

a) Eligibility

After issue of Notification by this Department in dailies, Higher Secondary Examination for Private candidates shall be held during March/September every year. For those candidates who have failed in one or two subjects (H type) Special Supplementary Examination is being conducted during June/July every year. Candidates applying for Higher Secondary Examination are classified under three categories as detailed below:

Regular Private Candidates (H)

Candidates who have once Registered for the earlier session of Higher Secondary Examination and failed or absented may apply in the same group.

Direct Private candidates – (HP)

Candidates who have appeared for the SSLC Public examination and declared eligible for admission to Pre-University Courses of study or who have secured 35% of marks in each of the subjects prescribed for the SSLC Public Examination (X or XI) or who have passed any other examination which will be equivalent to S.S.L.C. Examination in Tamilnadu or Other State Boards are eligible to apply; provided.

 

i) They must have a minimum of two years gap from the year of passing SSLC Examination or equivalent Examination and

 

ii) They should have completed 16 years of age on the 1st day of April of the year in which Exam is held. Candidates can appear only for the subjects not involving practical under General Educaiton.

 

iii) Candidates who have passed their SSLC Examination in other states and wish to apply for Higher Secondary Examination in Tamil Nadu as direct private candidate (HP Category) should obtain a Migration certificate also from their Education Board and enclose it along with the application. Such Candidates should appear only in the subjects and medium permissible by the Government of Tamil Nadu.

No Transfer Certificate will be issued along with the Mark Certificate to Direct Private Candidates and no other claim regarding T.C will be entertained.

Improvement Scheme (HI)

Candidates who have already passed the HSE in all the six subjects and want to improve their marks obtained earlier should apply in the HI application form. These candidates should write the Examination subject to the following conditions.

 

a) As per the revised system candidates should necessarily appear in all the six subjects (Part I language, Part II English and 4 optional subject Under Part III).

 

b) The marks secured by the candidates in the improvement Examination alone will be taken into account for admission to Higher course of study.

 

c) They should enclose their original HSE Mark Certificate and Chalan / Demand Draft for having remitted examination fees along with the application. The application without Higher Secondary Examination Mark Certificate in original will be rejected.

The original Mark Certificate of earlier examinations will be cancelled and the Improvement Mark Certificate alone will be issued to them.

 

b) Age

Should have attained the age of 16 + on the 31st July of the calendar year in which the examination is to be held

c) Fees & Mode of Remittance

 

‘H’ Type

All subjects (involving practicals)

200 + 35#

All Subjects (without Practicals)

150 + 35#

Under Compartmental System

For each subject with or without Practical

50 + 35#

HP Type

For all subjects

150 + 35#

'HI' Type

For all subjects

600 + 35#

(#) Break up of Rs. 35 is
Registration fee
Mark Certificate Fee
Service Charge


Rs.10
Rs.20
Rs. 5

 

Direct Private candidates who had failed in language Part I & II under old syllabus (Prior to March 1997) and opt for existing New syllabus should remit additionally Rs. 2/- for conducting Aural – Oral Skill Test in Paper II in Languages Part I & Part II.

 

Remittance of examination fee :

  1. Private candidates from places other than Chennai City area should remit the examination fee under the relevant head of accounts into the Treasuries/Sub Treasuries.

  2. Private candidates from Chennai City should obtain Demand Draft from any one of the branches of State Bank of India or from any one of the Nationalized Banks, Chennai, favoring the "Additional Secretary to the Director of Government Examinations (Higher Secondary) Chennai – 6." No other mode of payment will be accepted. On the reverse side of the Demand Draft, candidates should write their full name and address without fail. Further the candidates should write the Demand Draft Number, date and Name of the Bank in the relevant column of the application without fail.

NOTE Application received with Indian Postal Orders will summarily be rejected.

d) Procedure

Every year blank application forms are distributed in the first week of December for march session and 3rd week of July for September session. For candidates who have failed in 1 or 2 subjects, Special Supplementary Examination will be conducted during June/July every year for which applications are issued during last week of May.

Blank application forms can be had from

 

    1. Directorate of Government Examinations, Chennai 6
      Office of the Chief Educational Officers
      Office of the District Educational Officers
      Office of the Joint Director (Education), Pondicherry
      Office of the Regional Deputy Director of Government Examinations,
                   Tirunelveli, Madurai, Coimbatore, Trichy, Cuddlore & Vellore.

Enclosures to application

 

"H" Type

  1. Filled in Application Form
 
  • Xerox copy of the Previous appearance Mark Certificate duly attested by Head Master of School in which candidate had studied.
 
  • Chalan / DD for fees remitted

"HP" Type

  1. Filled in Application Form
 
  • Original SSLC (or) Equivalence Certificate
 
  • Chelan / DD for fees remitted

"HI" Type

  1. Filled in Application Form
 
  • Chelan / DD for fees remitted
 
  • Original HSC Mark Certificate (This original mark certificate will be cancelled and improvement mark certificate will issued to the students)

Attestation of photo & other documents

 

"H" & "HI" Type

Attestation to be done only by the Headmasters / Headmistress of the school where the candidate has studied last.

"HP" Type

Attestation to be done only by the Headmasters / Headmistress of the school where the candidate has studied last. Or Headmaster of near by High / Higher Secondary school close to his place of residence who has personal knowledge of the candidate.

Applications attested by Gazetted officers other than the headmasters will summarily be rejected.

Submission of application

Filled in application should be submitted in the box provided in the above office of the Regional Deputy Director of Government Exam /C.E.O./D.E.O. Office.

6. Distribution of Hall Tickets & Time Table

 

Headmaster concerned will issue identity card to individual student. Time Table copies will be issued to schools through Chief Educational Officer Concerned Register Numbers will be assigned in Nominal Roll and sent to School before the commencement of Practical Examination.

For private candidates Hall Ticket shall be sent to Exam centre cum Hall Ticket Distribution centre along with Time Table copies 15 days before the commencement of Examination. The candidates have to collect the Hall Tickets on the dates that will be announced in the News Papers by this Department.

In the event of any holiday being declared after the publication of Time-table the examination will be conducted as scheduled, unless and otherwise it is intimated by the DGE, Chennai-600 006.

7. Release of results

 

Results of Examination shall be announced during third week of May in dailies as well as in Internet along with marks.

For private candidates results along with marks are released in web site one or two days after publication of results of school candidates

8. Distribution of certificates

Mark Certificates shall be distributed through their relevant examination centres within a week after the publication of results.

For private candidates Mark Certificates are distributed through the respective exam cum hall ticket distribution centres one week after publication of results on 2 subsequent days.

 

For Alphabets A to M -     First day.
                      N to Z -     Second day.

 

While receiving the hall tickets the candidate should give a self addressed Rs.30/- stamp affixed envelope at the exam centre so as to send the certificate by registered post to their residential address in case they fail to collect the same in person.

Annexure

 

GENERAL GROUPS WITHOUT PRACTICALS FOR DIRECT PRIVATE APPEARANCE

 

(Group of subjects once opted cannot be changed)

 

(List of Groups with Group-Code Nos. and Subject under Part III)

 

The syllabus and Text Books is the same as followed in regular schools (State Board) for 12th Std. (Same as that for pupil candidates). HP candidates can apply for any one of the combination of subjects under Part III.

 

544

Economics

Commerce

Accountancy

Business Mathematics

611

Maths

Home Science

History

Adv. Language

613

Maths

History

Economics

Adv. Language

614

Maths

History

Political Science

Adv. Language

616

Maths

History

Commerce

Adv. Language

617

Maths

History

Accountancy

Adv. Language

622

Maths

Economics

Commerce

Accountancy

623

Maths

Political Science

Commerce

Accountancy

624

Maths

Commerce

Accountancy

Logic

627

Home Science

History

Economics

Adv. Language

644

History

Economics

Political Science

Adv. Language

645

History

Economics

Sociology

Adv. Language

646

History

Economics

Commerce

Accountancy

647

History

Economics

Commerce

Adv. Language

648

History

Economics

Accountancy

Adv. Language

649

History

Economics

Psychology

Adv. Language

651

History

Economics

Ethics & Indian Culture

Adv. Language

663

History

Commerce

Accountancy

Adv. Language

673

Economics

Commerce

Accountancy

Logic

674

Economics

Commerce

Accountancy

Adv. Language

677

History

Economics

Commerce

Ethics & Indian Culture

679

History

Economics

Political Science

Sociology

680

History

Economics

Political Science

Ethics & Indian Culture

681

History

Economics

Logic

Psychology

682

Political Science

Sociology

Logic

Psychology

683

Economics

Political Science

Commerce

Accountancy

685

History

Economics

Political Science

Psychology

687

Home Science

History

Economics

Sociology

689

Home Science

History

Economics

Political Science