How to get admission to secondary level studies in Kerala Technical Higher Secondary Schools 2019-20

Are you interested to join the secondary level courses(Std Vlll- X) offered by Technical Higher Secondary Schools in Kerala that is functioning under the aegis of IHRD? Check out this article to know the details regarding the application process, fee, selection methods, number of seats, eligibility and many more.

The Technical Higher Secondary Schools under IHRD in Kerala invites applications from eligible candidates for admission to Std. VIII in the following schools for the year 2019-2020. The English language will be the medium of instruction in the below-mentioned schools. Students who have secured D+ grade or above for each subject in the annual examination of std. Vlll and lX will be promoted to the next higher standard while those who secure below D+ grade in the examination will not be promoted and they need to reappear at the next annual examination repeating the same academic course in the same standards. If a student falls below D+ grade in two consecutive chances in a standard, then he/she won't be eligible to continue their study in the school.

Name and address of the schools with number of seats

  1. Model Technical Higher Secondary School
    Kochi 682017,
    Tel : 0484-2347132,
    Number of seats : 50
  2. Technical Higher Secondary School
    Malappuram 673640
    Tel : 0483-2725215
    Email: thssvazhakkad@ihrd.
    Number of seats : 80
  3. Technical Higher Secondary School
    Kottayam 686011
    Tel : 0481-2351485,
    Email :
    Number of seats : 80
  4. Technical Higher Secondary School
    ldukki 685531,
    Tel : 04869-233982,
    Number of seats : 40
  5. Technical Higher Secondary School
    Malappuram 679321
    Tel : 04933-225086,
    Email :
    Number of seats : 100
  6. Technical Higher Secondary School
    Sukapuram P.O,
    Via Edappal,
    Malappuram 679 576.
    Tel: 0494-2681498
    Email :
    Number of seats : 80
  7. Technical Higher Secondary School,
    Muttom P.O.
    Thodupuzha 685587,
    Tel : 0486-225575 5,
    EmaiI : thssthodupuzha@ih rd. ac. in
    Number of seats: 90
  8. Technical Higher Secondary School ,
    Mallappally East P.O,
    Pathanamthitta 689 584,
    Tel : 0469-2680574,
    Email :
    Number of seats : 40
  9. Model Technical Higher Secondary School ,
    Chengamanadu, 683 585,
    Tel : 0484-2604116
    Email :
    Number of seats : 82

Note: You need to check the official website to know the details of seat reservation.

Scheme for the T.H.S.L.C. course by the State Board of Public Examination, Kerala

  • General subjects : English, Malayalam, Mathematics, Humanities, Physics, Chemistry & Biology
  • Technical subjects : Computer Science & information Technology, Electrical Technology, Electronics Trade Theory, Computer Science & information Technology lab, Electronics lab.


Those who have passed Std. VII or awaiting results from recognized schools are eligible to apply for admission in Std. VIII.

Is there any age limit ?

Yes, candidates who are born between 1 June 2005 to 31 May 2007 are only eligible to apply.

Where to get application form and prospectus?

Interested candidates can download the application form and prospectus from the IHRD website mentioned as Also, you can get a copy of the application form from the office of Technical Higher Secondary Schools.

Is there any registration fees?

Yes, the fee is mentioned below.
  • General candidates : Rs 100
  • SC/ST candidates : Rs 50

How to pay the registration fees?

While submitting the filled up applications a DD for Rs.100/- (Rs.50/- for SC/ST Candidates), drawn in favor of the Principal concerned where admission is desired should be enclosed towards registration fee. You can pay this registration fees along with the filled in application forms at the cash counter of the offices of Technical Higher Secondary Schools.

Note: The filled in application should reach the school concerned on or before 25 April 2019. The cover containing the application form should be superscribed "Application for admission to standard Vlll during 2019 - 2020 at THSS (Name of the school in which the candidate seeks admission should be written)

Mode of selection

The candidates need to attend an entrance examination at the level of standard Vll which will be conducted in each of the above schools on 4 May 2019 from 10:30 AM-12:30 PM and selection will be on the basis of the marks secured in this exam. But if the number of applicants is less than or equal to the sanctioned strength in any school, then all the eligible candidates will be offered admission without conducting entrance exams. ln case there is a tie in the Entrance Examination marks, then the marks secured for Mathematics in the Entrance Examination will be taken into account for ranking. If the tie still exists, then the marks obtained for English in the Entrance Exam, as well as Date of birth, will be considered.

Note: Hostel facilities are not available in the Technical Higher Secondary Schools managed by the Institute of Human Resources Development.

Important dates

  • Last date for submitting application forms: 25 April 2019
  • Date of entrance exams: 4 May 2019
  • Time of entrance exams: 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM

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