Various exam centres put pregnant, women to test

HYDERABAD: The timetable of the examinations being conducted by the Telangana Residential Educational Institutions Recruitment Board (TREIRB) is creating chaos as candidates have to run from one district to another for writing them. Aspirants have been allotted centres in different districts for different papers.

"I am from Hyderabad. Two of my papers are in the city while the others are in Nalgonda and Warangal," said Sabarish Kumar, aspiring for the librarian's post.
Madhuri (name changed) is six months pregnant and her family is worried as she has to travel to two districts.

"All my papers are in Ranga Reddy district except one, which is in Hanamkonda. Thankfully I have relatives who live nearby and that makes it a lot easier for me, but it's not the same for others," she said.

Aravind Yadav said his wife has to take their 10-month-old child along when she goes to Nizamabad for her exam. "At least, she has a three-day gap for that paper," he said.

Meanwhile, the board said that it would work towards making exceptions for pregnant women who can write to them along with medical certificates. However, such an exception will not exist for nursing mothers.

Telugu medium candidates appearing for the arts paper were shocked when they received the question paper only in English, despite the notification mentioning that the exam paper would be in both English and Telugu languages.

"Such issues worsen our performance. It's all because Gurukulam is inexperienced. Unlike TSPSC, which notifies such exams 40 days early, here we get to know about our centres in different districts a mere 10 days prior to the exams," said Praveen Kumar.

The TREIRB is conducting exams for 9,210 teacher posts, including trained graduate teachers, PG teachers, art, drawing and music teachers, lecturers, physical directors, junior lecturers, librarians, among others.

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