Hyderabad: Practical examinations of Intermediate course will be held from February 1 to 21 in four spells. In a press release here on Monday, the Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE) said that the examinations would be held in as many as 1,632 schools. 

They include 1,468 general and 164 vocational, besides government, aided, TS residential, social welfare and private unaided junior colleges which have been identified and constituted as practical examination centers all over the State. This year a total of 3,33,480 (MPC: 1, 66,364; BPC: 91,745; Geography: 422; Vocational 1st year: 40,365 and 2nd year: 34,584 students) are going to appear for the practical examinations. All the arrangements have been made to conduct the examination smoothly and effectively.

TSBIE Secretary Dr A Ashok said experienced junior lecturers from different Junior colleges had been selected randomly after jumbling and posted as Practical Examiners. At private junior college examination centres, the Departmental Officer would act as an observer. 

Flying Squads, High Power Committee and the District Examination Committee will supervise the conduct of examination at the examination centres. Besides these, the board is also sending the State observers to all districts from the head 

The press release said that from IPE March 2017 practicals onwards, the TSBIE had introduced the system of online downloading the question paper from the website: https://tsbie.cgg.gov.in. The practical examiner should download the practical question paper with the onetime pass word sent to his/her registered mobile number just before 30 minutes of commencement of examination.

Similarly, the practical examiner should upload the marks after evaluation of answer scripts through online on the same day. The TSBIE conducted the orientation classes to all practical examiners at district level regarding the new system of practical question paper and uploading of practical marks from the examination centre. Hall tickets for practical examinations had been dispatched to the colleges, the TSBIE Secretary added.