Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC)/Oriental School Leaving Certificate (OSLC) Public Examination

1. Conduct of Examination
2. Scheme of Examination
3. Award of Certificate
4. School Students
    a) Eligibility
    b) Age
    c) Fees
    d) Mode of Remittance
    e) Concession
    f) Procedure for examination
5. Direct Private Candidate
    a) Eligibility
    b) Age
    c) Fees
    d) Mode of Remittance
    e) Procedure for examination
6. Distribution of Hall Tickets and Time Table
7. Examination Time Table
8. Release of Results
9. Distribution of Mark Certificates


1. Conduct of Examination

SSLC/OSLC Examinations are conducted thrice in a year

March / April Session -  Application Form
Special Supplemental June / July - Application Form
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. Duration of each examination is 2 Hours.

Subject

SSLC

OSLC

Part A

Tamil or Mother Tongue Language Paper I

Tamil or Mother Tongue Language Paper I

Part A

Tamil or Mother Tongue Language Paper II

Main Language Paper I Sanskrit / Arabic / Pession

Part B

English Paper I

English Paper II

Part B

English Paper II

Advanced Paper III

   

Main Language English Paper I

   

English Paper II

 

Mathematics

Mathematics

 

Science

Science

 

Social Science

Social Science Compulsory subject but not taken into account for eligibility purpose.

In Language the Question Papers in Paper I and Paper II will be in Tamil or Mother Tongue i.e. Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Gujarathi, Kannada and Urdu.

For Non Language subjects the following mediums are permitted. Tamil, or Mother Tongue, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, and English.

3. Award of Certificate

A Pass in the SSLC (X Std)/OSLC (X Std) Examination requires a minimum of 35% of marks in each one of the five subjects. This includes passing under the compartmental system also.

Social Science or Tamil or Mother Tongue is an optional subject for OSLC Public Examination but it will not be taken into account for eligibility but the candidate should attend this subject compulsorily.

4. School Students

a) Eligibility

There shall be a Government Examination at the end of the course in X Standard and the students i.e. School Pupil Candidates who are studying in a recognized high school and completed the same are eligible to appear for the SSLC / OSLC Public Examination conducted during the month of March / April every year.

b) Age

The pupil should have completed the age of 14 on the first day of the month in which the examination is to be conducted

Exemption

The following authorities are competent to grant age exemption noted below: Upto two years : D.E.O. Concerned. More than two years : C.E.O. Concerned.

Such candidate should apply for the exemption accompanied by a Medical Certificate signed by a Medical Practitioner. The Head of the schools should recommend their applications.

c) Fees

Examination Fee

Rs.100.00

Mark Certificate

Rs. 10.00

Service Charge

Rs. 05.00

Total

Rs.115.00

d) Mode of Remittance

Respective Headmaster of the institution should collect and remit it into Government account. (Application form can be obtained from DGE/Regional Offices)

e) Concession

Categories

Concession

SC/ST Students

Exam fees exemption

OB & MBC whose parental income is less than Rs. 50,000/- p.a

Exam fees exemption

Blind Candidate

Fee Exemption

Appointment of Scribe

Deaf & 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 from the authorized Medical Practitioner/ Psychiatrist/ Educationalist and recommendation of the Head of School and the D.E.O.

Appointment of Scribe

Extra time in the Examination by one and half hours.

f) Procedure for examination

At the end of the course in X standard and the date fixed by the Director of Government Examinations, from time to time the Head of the school shall forward the Nominal Roll in the prescribed forms of his pupils who will be appearing for the public examination conducted by the Board to the respective Regional Deputy Director of Government Examinations.

5. Direct Private Candidates

a) Eligibility:

VIII Standard passed with English.

b) Age

Should have completed the age of 14 on the first day of the month in which the examination is to be conducted.

c) Fees

Granted to school pupils in respect of certain categories.

Examination Fee

Rs.100.00

Registration

Rs.10.00

Mark Certificate

Rs.010.00

Service Charge

Rs.005.00

Total

Rs.125.00

d) Mode of Remittance of the fees

Chennai City candidates have to remit the Examination Fee by means of Demand Draft obtained from any Nationalized bank drawn in favour of the Secretary to the Regional Deputy Director of Government Examinations, Chennai – 6.

Candidates from other places have to remit the Examination Fee by chalan in Government Treasuries only.

e) Procedure of examination

Submission of Application

Filled in applications have to be sent to the following offices where their residence / centre nearer to along with enclosures mentioned (Application forms can also be obtained in these offices also):-

Revenue District

Regional Office (for full address see at contacts)

Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli & Tuticorin

Tirunelveli

Ramnad, Virudhunagar, Sivaganga, Madurai, Theni and Dindigul

Madruai

The Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Namakkal and Dharmapuri.

Coimbatore

Pudukottai, Trichy, Karur, Perambalur, Nagapattinam, Thanjvur and Thiruvarur.

Trichy

Cuddalore, Villupuram, Pondicherry and Karaikal

Cuddalore

Vellore & Thiruvannamalai

Vellore

Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur and Chennai

Chennai

Notification for the issue and submission of application (i.e. Last date) will be published.

Enclosures along with Applications

  1. Hall Ticket with Passport size photo attested by the Head of School in which the candidate last studied.

  2. Xerox copy of the Mark Certificate of the previous appearance (or) Xerox copy of T.C. issued from the Recognised school where the candidate passed.VIII standard with English (or) Xerox copy of VIII standard (ESLC) Mark Certificate issued by D.G.E.,Chennai – 6.

  3. Computer Coding Sheet.

  4. Receipt for the payment of Examination Fees.

6. Distribution of Hall Tickets and Time Table

The candidates should collect their Hall Tickets and Time Table in person three days before the commencement of the examination from the examination centre.

While receiving the Hall Tickets candidates should hand over a self-addressed envelop with postage of Rs.20/- to the chief superintendent of that centre for sending their Mark Certificate by Registered Post at a later stage.

7. Examination Time Table

Examinations will be conducted as per Time – Table issued.

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.

8. Release of Results

Results of School candidates (pupils only) will be published through dailies and through Internet in some web sites. Apart from this, Tabulated Mark List (TML) will be sent to the respective schools where they appeared for the examination.

In respect of Private candidates, results will not be published through dailies but it will be available in the Internet.