Directorate of Government Examinations (DGE), Tamil Nadu will conduct the Tamil Nadu Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) Exam. Students can apply for SSLC 2020 Exam by filling the application form in online or offline mode.
Last year, a total of 9,37,859 candidates appeared for the exam. The overall pass percentage was 95.2 %. The pass percentage among girls was 97% while it was 93.3% among boys. Students who successfully passed Tamil Nadu SSLC exam can select an academic stream out of Science, Commerce, and Arts to opt-in class 11 and class 12.
Upcoming Dates and Events
27 Mar, 2020
Exam - Language | Mode: Offline
28 Mar, 2020
Exam - Optional Language | Mode: Offline
31 Mar, 2020
Exam - English | Mode: Offline
03 Apr, 2020
Exam - Social Science | Mode: Offline
07 Apr, 2020
Exam - Science | Mode: Offline
13 Apr, 2020
Exam - Mathematics | Mode: Offline
03 May, 2020 - 09 May, 2020 (Tentative)
Result - Result | Mode: Online
To appear in Tamilnadu SSLC Board exam one must satisfy the below-mentioned eligibility criteria:
Age exemption – If candidates have not completed 14 years as on the prescribed date they should submit an order from the authorities given below.
District Educational Officer
If the candidate is less than 14 by not more than 2 years
Chief Educational Officer
If the candidate is less than 14 by more than 2 years
Mode of Application : Offline
Mode of Payment : Other
The application process for SSLC can be carried out in online and offline mode. For Regular students, the concerned headmasters are required to send the names of candidates who are appearing for the SSLC examination to DGE. Private candidates have to apply for SSLC examination in Government Examination Service Centres located in all educational districts. The officials have to upload the data like name, date of birth, language and subjects, educational qualification, photo and address, and contact number of the student. The center officials will give the filled application along with registration slip.
Examination Fees for Regular Candidates
Mark Certificate Fee
Service Charges Fee
Examination Fees for Private Candidates
Service Charge Fee
Tamil Nadu SSLC Board exams are conducted for the following subject – Tamil, English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science and Optional Language (Telugu, Arabic, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Gujarati Sanskrit. French and Urdu). Students must obtain minimum of 35% marks in each subject to pass the exams. Marks secured in the optional subject is not taken into account for declaration of a pass or fail. Tamilnadu SSLC Board exam pattern is given in the table below.
Tamilnadu SSLC paper pattern
Minimum Marks to be Obtained to clear
Optional Language Telugu, Arabic, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Gujarati Sanskrit. French and Urdu
Students should practice and solve previous years question papers to know the exam pattern, marks distribution and types of questions asked in the exam. Solving and practising mock test and sample papers helps students to secure well in the exam
Regular candidates must collect their admit card from the respective schools. Private candidates have to download their Tamilnadu SSLC admit card online from the official website. Candidates must enter the application number and date of birth to download the admit card. The admit card mentions the name, address, registration number, roll number, subjects, codes, duration and date of birth. One must carry admit card of Tamilnadu SSLC Board during the exam as they will not be allowed to appear for the exam.
The result of Tamilnadu SSLC Board 2020 will be announced by DGE, Tamil Nadu on the official website i.e. www.dge.tn.gov.in. Candidates must enter their registration number and date of birth in the login window to check their result . Result announced will be in form of provisional marksheet which is valid for 90 days. Students can collect the original marksheet from respective school or board authorities. Tamilnadu SSLC result mentions the candidate’s name, Roll number, School Name, Date of birth, Subjects, Subject-wise total marks secured and Division. Candidates can apply for re-totalling of marks after the declaration of the result within the prescribed dates.
Tamil Nadu SSLC exams will be conducted from March 27 to April 13, 2020.
Students will be able to check their Tamil Nadu SSLC result in the first week of May 2020.
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