Pareeksha Bhavan - At a Cursory Glance
Before the formation of the State of Kerala the S.S.L.C. Examination of the State was conducted by the Director of Public Examination directly with the assistance of an examination section functioning in the Directorate. A Secretary in the cadre of Deputy Director of Public Instruction assisted him in administrative matters. Certificates borne his signature and seal.
From 1 October 1964 onwards an independent unit was formed called as Commissionerate of Government Examination with the DPI as Commissioner. During 1960 and 1970 the independent Commissionerate alias Pareeksha Bhavan conducted about 53 Examinations, which included major and minor ones. But with the passage of time, the number of examinations as conducted by the Pareeksha Bhavan was declined with the result that at the present the Pareeksha Bhavan is conducting 28 examinations which includes the S.S.L.C. Examination catering to more than 5 lakh candidates, U.S.S. Examination catering to 60,000 children, The T.T.C. Examination covering 60,000 candidates and the K.G.T. Examinations catering to nearly 5000 candidates. The following is a list of examinations as conducted by the Pareeksha Bhavan presented at a cursory glance.