HYDERABAD: On the first day of the Intermediate first year examination (second language--Telugu, Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu and Arabic) on Friday, 92.83 percent attendance was registered across the state.
As many as 70,284 (7.17 per cent) candidates did not attend the examination. Of them, about 20,000 were absent as they were denied hall-tickets by their respective principals for want of required attendance percentage. As per guidelines, students must have 60 percent attendance.
Two to five examination centres in each district lacked necessary furniture and the students were forced to sit on the ground and write the examination. The examination centre at Marapally government junior college in Rangareddy district was overcrowded as it could accommodate only 350 out of the 500 students assigned to the centre. As a result, many students had to sit in front of the college building.
One impersonation case was reported at the government junior college at Sathupally in Khammam district. The culprit, Karri Mallesh, was caught attending the examination in place of another student. He was handed over to police.
According to Board Of Intermediate Education secretary M Subramanyam, total 36 malpractice cases were registered against erring students on the first day.
T Sowjanya from Nalgonda said the examination went smoothly at the girls junior college. The Sanskrit question paper was error-free, she said.
M Venkat Reddy, an invigilator at Nalgonda boys junior college, said no student complained of any errors in any of the second language question papers.
Except for a few minor incidents, the examinations were smoothly across the state.