HYDERABAD: Did the physics second year paper play spoilsport with senior Intermediate students? The question arises as a quite a number of candidates failed in physics this year.
About 31 per cent students failed in physics highest in any single paper followed by history with 23 per cent, economics 20, botany 15, zoology 13, mathematics 12 and chemistry 11.
While about 60,000 candidates got the exact pass mark of 21, only little more than 600 candidates scored 60 out of 60.
After seeing the physics question paper, students and teachers alike felt that it was very tough compared to previous years.
The paper was not set in regular pattern, they alleged.
But the Board of Intermediate Education and minister K Parthasarthi said all the questions were from textbook.
They reiterated on Tuesday that the Board did not breach any guidelines in preparing physics paper.
Moreover, Parthasarathi said many private and corporate colleges were giving students their own study material in the subject.
He said students of these colleges were not studying from the prescribed textbooks, but only preparing from the material given by their colleges.
Board secretary M Subrahmanyam said all the questions were given from the textbook only.
He said an expert teacher was appointed to look into the matter on seeing the students’ response on the next day of the examination.