The first year intermediate examinations of Telanagana have begun on Monday. Students have abided by the necessary COVID-19 protocols and were allowed to enter the examination centres after thermal screening and hand sanitization. Moreover, the Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TS BIE) has already made extensive arrangements to conduct the examinations. For that, the Board has constituted 1,768 centres across the State along with 25,258 invigilators to hold the exams. The invigilators are fully vaccinated. TS Inter first year exams will conclude on November 03, 2021.
Around 4,29,177 candidates have appeared for the examinations on Monday out of the 4.59 lakh registered candidates. Every examination centre is equipped with face masks and hand sanitizer. In case a student arrives without a face mask, then they can get one from their respective centres. Doors, windows, chairs, etc. of the centres are constantly sanitized to avoid infections.
The examinations came to a halt for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, as per the students, they receive only a month’s time to prepare for the examination. As a result, most of them could not prepare well. The only reason why they are appearing for the exams is to simply pass. They are afraid that they might not qualify for this examination. Their only hope at this point is to get promotion.
On the other hand, parents and guardians seem to be worried about the precautionary measures against the virus during these times. However, they have also added that since classes were not held and the students only received a month’s time, it is likely that their preparation for the examinations is not up to the mark.
According to Board Commissioner Umar Jalil, the Board examinations were not held for a long time. Now, in case the COVID-19 cases start rising again in March, 2022; then it will be easier to declare the results and promote the students based on the marks scored by the students in the TS Inter first year examinations. Hence, the examinations are being held now for which, the syllabus has been reduced. He is hopeful that every student will easily pass now.
Students who have appeared for the examination are of the opinion that the overall difficulty level of the examination is easy to moderate. Papers like Mathematics, Botany and Political Science are scheduled for tomorrow, October 27, 2021. An important preparation tip for the examinees is to be familiar with the examination pattern. Moreover, with the remaining time left, they should stress more on revising what they have learnt so far. Additionally, they can attempt mock tests and/or solve previous year question papers to have an idea of what type of questions can be asked.