hsCAP Higher Secondary Centralized Allotment Process Kerala


hsCAP software is for the Centralized seat allotment process for higher secondary courses and this is unique in the whole country,ever since the system was introduced in Kerala for the first time in 2007.

The Objective of the project to accomplish a student & teacher friendly and transparent admission system capable of ensuring social justice and correctness by strictly adhering to the government norms.

The situation before the initiative was, admission related malpractices were rampant in schools. Community reservation norms were quite often violated. Ranklist were only in paper, but could not be implemented.A student who wished to get admission in any of the ten nearby schools had to give separate application forms in all these schools. As the date of admission in all the schools was the same the students were forced to be present in all the schools at the same point of time. The time of admission gave great mental strain to parents and students.

The Process

The allotment is for more than 4.5 lakhs students from 14 districts.The allotment is done district-wise.Candidates those who are interested to get admission for course in any Government or Government Aided school can apply online. He need to submit only one online application for any course in any school in a district. In the application form, candidates can give options (school-course combination) in the order of their preference. A candidate can give any number of options.

Rank list is prepared based on the total grade, subject combination grade, extra-curricular activities, same school option etc. The allotment is done based on the rank of the candidate, community, other reservation eligibility, availability of seats under various reservation categories and options.

Implementation Status

The allotment process is successfully implemented for admission to more than 3.4 Lakh seats under Government and Government aided schools,since 2007.

Outcome/ Impact
  • Ensured merit
  • Ensured Transparency
  • Single application for Appling in multiple schools in a district
  • Eliminated the task of virtually appearing for interview in multiple schools where the candidate has applied, as the interview in all the schools start on the same day
  • Simplified admission procedure (No need to contact school or any other agency; Results published in the internet; Student goes to school only for joining)
  • Eliminated the task of teachers/ principal to do the allotment process in every school
  • All the admission related malpractices were stopped once and for all.
  • A centralized admission registry of all the students is prepared available immediately after allotment
  • The exam nominal roll is prepared from this system
  • Socially and Economically backward students get admission as per the reservation norms of the Government
  • Cost effective solution for the allotment process
  • Savings in terms of money time
  • Maximum number of seats filled
  • Number of SC/ST,OBC seat allotments increased

  • Contact Details

    The Co-ordinator,
    ICT Cell (HSE),
    Office of IT[at]School Project,