The Kerala HSE examinations are conducted for all the students who has appeared for their subjects from different streams or branches like Arts, Science, Commerce, General, Vocational, etc. for Intermediate 11th class junior as well as Intermediate 12th class seniors. These exams are also conducted throughout the Kerala state. Students register for subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Maths, First Language, Second Language, and other languages. Their HSE or 12th percentage in certain subjects may improve (depending on exam) the ranking in competitive exams like Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and NEET Examination.