Tamil Nadu 12th Date Sheet

Tamil Nadu 12th Board, like any other board examination, is a state level examination conducted for 12th-grade students, for issuing the mark certificates, to continue with their higher studies. Higher Secondary Examination is conducted thrice in a year viz., Higher Secondary examinations in March / April, Higher Secondary Special Supplementary Examinations in June / July and Higher Secondary Examinations in September / October.

The State (Tamil Nadu) Board in Std X and XII, is conducted under the administration of the Directorate of Government Examinations.

Datesheet and Timetable

The first thing that is essential to prepare for the examination is the datesheet and the timetable. The final date-sheet of for Tamil Nadu 12th Board has not been released yet. The tentative datesheet for the same is mentioned below:

Subject Dates (Tentative)
Language Paper – I (Tamil / Hindi / Kannada /

Telugu / Malayalam / Urdu / Sanskrit / Arabic /

French / German )

1st week of March 2019
Language Paper – II (Tamil / Hindi / Kannada /

Telugu / Malayalam / Urdu / Sanskrit / Arabic /

French / German )

1st week of March 2019
English Paper-I 1st week of March 2019
English Paper-II 1st week of March 2019
Commerce/Home Science/Geography 2nd week of March 2019
Mathematics/ Zoology/ Micro Biology/ Nutrition and Dietetics 2nd week of March 2019
All Vocational Theory, Political Science, Nursing (General), Statistics 3rd week of March 2019
Physics, Economics 3rd week of March 2019
Chemistry, Accountancy 3rd week of March 2019
Biology, History, Botany, Business Maths 1st week of April 2019
Communicative English, Indian Culture, Computer Science, Biochemistry, Advanced Language (Tamil) 1st week of April 2019


Time Table for the Higher Secondary Examinations will be hosted in the Directorate’s official website.

Admit Card

For private candidates:

The candidates who have not registered through the medium of school and did it privately can take their hall ticket printouts from the Directorate of Government Education website itself instead of traveling to exam centers.

For School Candidates:

The concerned School Headmasters can download hall tickets and distribute it to the Candidates.

Details mentioned on the admit card:

  • Name of the candidates
  • Roll Number
  • Exam venue
  • Exam time
  • Some important instructions

Scheme of examination

Examination Duration Subjects
Part I (Language) 3 hours Permitted languages are: Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Urdu, Sanskrit, Arabic, French and German
Part II – English 3 hours English
Part III – 4 subjects 3 hours Any four subjects from a group of General stream papers or Vocational Stream Papers. (List of Subjects for School students – Groupwise is hosted on the website) (List of subjects for Direct Private candidates – GroupWise is shown in Annexure-I).

How to download the datesheet?

The procedure for downloading the datesheet is as follows:

STEP 1 – Visit the official website of DGE, Click on the link which will be provided on this page.

STEP 2 – As you click on the link a new window will appear on your screen.

STEP 3 – Here you need to provide all the basic information such as your roll number or your name.

STEP 4 – Once you submit all the information correctly, click on the submit button.

STEP 5 – Tamil Nadu 10th datesheet, 2019 will appear on your screen.

STEP 6 – Check your schedule carefully and download it for further correspondence.

Important Tips

Along with the knowledge of examination, it is important that the candidates know how to prepare for the same. Here are some amazing tips that will help the candidates achieve their goals in a strategic manner and with ease.

First things first, you need a plan. A plan helps you every step of the way and brings you closer to your goal. It saves your time of going back and forth and lets you move only in one direction and that is forward.

STEP 1 – Note down your goals.

STEP 2 – Divide your goals into smaller tasks.

STEP 3 – Assign a deadline to every task.

STEP 4 – Make a plan to execute the tasks.

STEP 5 – Start the execution of the plan.

Always keep track of your progress.

A few things that will help you in getting better score are:

  • Take regular mock tests – it will help you finish the exam within the provided time.
  • Practice as many questions as you can.
  • Start early preparation.
  • Focus on your weak as well as strong points, equally.
  • Time management is a must.

In every board examination, the marks for attempting the questions are awarded. The candidate must make sure to take a shot at every question in a step by step manner as step marking proves to be of great advantage.

All the best for the examination, prepare well.