Hyderabad: Hundreds of students were in for a rude shock with their Intermediate Public Examinations (IPE) 2019 results, courtesy a goof up by the Board of Intermediate Education. Some of the students who appeared for the exam were marked ‘A’ (Absent) in the marks section while the result appeared as ‘P’ (Pass). This was witnessed against the subjects English, Sanskrit and Mathematics listed in the mark sheet and in some cases, students were marked ‘absent’ in all the subjects in the first year exams despite appearing for the same.
This came to light in a corporate college in the city where hundreds of students despite appearing for the exams were marked ‘absent’ in the marks section. For instance, a student who scored over 830 marks in aggregate including 91 in English in the first year was shocked to be marked ‘absent’ in the same subject in the second year.
Another student who scored 841 marks in junior and senior intermediate was marked ‘fail’ as he was ‘absent’ for the Sanskrit-II exam despite appearing for it. “My son appeared for all the exams but he was marked ‘absent’ in English and Sanskrit and result turned out to be ‘failed’. We will approach the board for rectifying the result,” K R Ashok Kumar, a parent said. Repeated efforts to contact the BIE proved futile.
Meanwhile, the BIE in a press release said as the chief superintendent of the exam centre did not submit blank barcode, the marks were not awarded to two students — Sai Kiran and M Pranayvas bearing hall ticket number 1959240335 and 1959249896 — respectively. After collecting details from the centre concerned, the marks were awarded to them in English and Sanskrit and were sent to their colleges.
The BIE said that chief superintendent of the exam centre had given incorrect hall ticket number on the blank bar code for a student B Varshith Reddy (HT no.1959248716). Details were collected from the exam centre and marks awarded to him. The Board claimed that the IPE were conducted in a transparent and error-free manner. It appealed to the students and parents not to panic and advised them to contact the help desk (040-24600110) or visit www.bie.telangana.gov.in for any information.