Thiruvananthapuram: Over 2,050 candidates on Sunday appeared for the Aksharashree literacy exam, the state literacy mission authority said.
The literacy programme is being implemented by the Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority and the city Corporation.
Interestingly, five people above the age of 80 appeared for the examination for the Aksharasree literacy programme. Sumathi Ammal and Dharani, both aged 85, were the senior-most candidates in the exam.
The aim of the programme is to find illiterates in the capital city and make them a part of the Mission’s continuing education programme or equivalency courses.
The writing, reading, and mathematical skills of the candidates were tested for 100 marks in the exam.