Printing errors galore in Inter Telugu paper

Printing errors galore in Inter Telugu paper
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Printing errors galore in Inter Telugu paper. Junior Intermediate students had to struggle for some time with many printing errors in language papers of Telugu and Urdu on day 1 of theory examinations which commenced on Wednesday.

5 more minutes grace time for students


Hyderabad: Junior Intermediate students had to struggle for some time with many printing errors in language papers of Telugu and Urdu on day 1 of theory examinations which commenced on Wednesday. At least four mistakes were found in question numbers IV and V. Instead of ‘Rayudi’, it was printed as ‘Ramudi’ and in place of “Prayana”, it was given as “Pramana”. Since the invigilators were not allowed to correct them, the students were rather confused, according to some junior lecturers. There was no clarification on the range of mistakes that appeared from the Board of Intermediate Education. It appears that no proof-reading was done before the set of papers sent for printing. Parents found fault with the Board for not ensuring error-free question papers. “If the mistakes go on in the subsequent examinations, students will lose much, and especially in papers like Mathematics or physics, even a small number will make much difference” they remarked.
Junior Inter students wrote Telugu, Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu and Arabic paper I on Wednesday and, by and large, the day 1 went off smoothly. A total of 65814 have not taken the exam. The percentage of absenteeism was 6.75%.
Nine cases of malpractice have been booked, according to a media release by the Board. As many as 621 students have reported to their centres between 8:45 am to 9 am and nine students have entered the hall exactly at 9 am.
The Board has decided to give five more minutes of grace period for the students. Now they can report to their respective centres up to 9: 05 am. This decision was taken after the Board received some complaints from the students, parents and observers sent from the Board that, during the past examinations certain college managements revealed the question papers to some of their college students in advance and also allowed them into the examination centre even though they come late from 5 to 15 minutes after 9 am. Keeping the student’s interests in mind, the Board has directed the Chief Superintendents of the exam centres to allow the students coming to the exam centre up to 9.05 am duly recording the reasons for late come. The decision is likely to be applied for the remaining exams as well, sources said.
Meanwhile the Board has sent observers to Mahaboobnagar, Nalgonda, Medak, Ranga Reddy and Hyderabad Districts. All the Regional Inspection Officers were instructed to see that the Xerox machines in the Colleges, Schools and Degree colleges attached to the examination centres and other Xerox centres in the vicinity of the examination centres should remain closed during the examination hours with the help of the local MRO and Police officials.
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