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No change in inter practicals

No change in inter practicals
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According to the announcement made by the education minister G Jagadish Reddy, there will be no changes in the pattern of intermediate practical...

Andhra Pradesh has not yet come up with its views on how to conduct the test. TS Education Minister would think about a common examination if the AP government approaches them.

Hyderabad: According to the announcement made by the education minister G Jagadish Reddy, there will be no changes in the pattern of intermediate practical examinations. Talking to the press after a review meeting on intermediate exams at the Telangana Board of Intermediate Education here on Monday, Reddy said that the government has not made any changes to the practical examination pattern this year.

“Whatever pattern was followed the last year, will be continued this year too,” Reddy added. The Prof. Dayaratnam Committee proposed the jumbling system a few years back to improve the quality of examinations conducted. This meant that students from one college would go to another to give their examinations.

The committee felt that there would be a high chance of favouritism if students gave exams in their own colleges. It also felt that a student’s practical knowledge should be tested outside and by external examiners. However, the changes did not take place.

Talking about the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET), Jagadish said that the government would abide by the AP Re-organisation Act. “The government will not violate the Act and we will conduct our examinations as per the Act,” Reddy stated.

He added that Andhra Pradesh has not yet come up with its views on how to conduct the test. Reddy hinted that his government would think about holding a common examination if the Andhra Pradesh government requests for it. “Still there is time for announcing the dates. We may release it by the end of December”, he added.

The education minister also said that preparations for the examinations are in the full swing. He further stated that practical examinations would be conducted from February 12 to March 4 and theory examinations would be held from March 9 to March 27. Reddy added that 1356 centres for practical examinations and 1251 centres for theory examinations have been arranged in the state. He directed officials of the board to make sure that examinations are held hassle free.

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