Minister cuts Inter 1st year re-verification fee by 50 per cent
HYDERABAD: Amidst vociferous protests from students on Friday over the results of the First Year Intermediate examinations, which saw a mere 49% pass the exams, the Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education said student who failed “need not be disheartened by the results as they can repeat the exams during the April 2022 Intermediate public exams.”
The BIE also said that education minister Sabitha Indra Reddy also ordered reduction of fee for re-verification of answer scripts by 50%. The BIE said it conducted exams for first year students as exams could not be held in March 2021 due to the Covid lockdown.
The BIE secretary Syed Omer Jaleel said in the release that the first year exams conducted earlier this year were peaceful and the “results were processed perfectly” and declared on Thursday. “There is no complaint, whatsoever regarding the results. However, if any student is dissatisfied with the marks secured now, he or she can apply for re-verification to know the current status, how they have written the exams by getting a scanned re-verified copy of their answer script,” he said.
“To help students cope with the examinations, the syllabus in each subject for the examinations was reduced to 70% and choices in question papers were also increased. In addition, basic learning material was prepared and placed on the BIE website and YouTube channel,” Omer Jaleel said.