The Telangana State government has decided to make all the students pass the TS Inter 1st Year Examination today on 25th December 2021. The result was originally published on 16 December, 2021 and the pass percentage was only 49%. The government has made this decision after multiple protests from various students as well as political organizations. This decision levels up the pass percentage of the exam to a 100%.
The Telangana State Education board has decided to award all the failed students the minimum pass mark of 35 marks. According to a report by the Times of India, about 39000 students have applied for revaluation of their marks. When the result was published at first, the minister of Education P Sabita Indra Reddy mentioned that only a total of 2,24,000 candidates out of 4,59,242 had passed the examination.
There occurred multiple protests across the state regarding the low pass percentage of the TS Inter (11th Class) 1st Year 2021 Examination. The opposition parties and students unions’ demanded justice for all the students who appeared for the exam by conducting protests against the government. There are also reported instances of student suicides because of the examination results. The opposition parties raised arguments regarding the difficulties faced by the students due to the ongoing covid pandemic. All these reasons made the government overturn their earlier decision about the results of the TS Inter 1st Year results 2021.
The education minister also said that even if 30 marks were given to all the students who had failed the exam only 83,000 students would still pass the exam which leaves the rest of about 1,50,000 students failed. She added, “Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has also indicated that the students should not remain worried about the result as Class 12 exams are also approaching. Since Intermediate second year (12th standard) is very important, the CM directed all first-year students to pass by giving minimum pass marks of 35. We are giving minimum marks to all and making them clear the exam.”
The minister appealed to the students to be well prepared for their next examination and not to expect any help from the part of the government to make them pass the same.