Hyderabad: Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education is implementing stringent measures for the effective conduct of the intermediate board examinations.
The Board is set to conduct the intermediate exams for the first and second-year students from 15 March to 4 April. To ensure the smooth conduct of the examinations, the board has implemented the following measures and guidelines:
· All question papers and answer books have been dispatched to all districts to ensure the timely availability of exam materials.
· To monitor the conduct of the exams, a District Examination Committee (DEC) has been constituted at the district level. The committee comprises a DIEO/nodal officer as convener, one/two senior principals, and one senior junior lecturer as DEC members.
· A district-level High Power Committee (HPC) has been constituted, with the district collector as chairman, superintendent of police, RJDIE, DIEO/nodal officer, one senior principal, and one senior junior lecturer as members. The HPC will oversee the smooth conduct of the exams.
· Flying squads comprising three members, one each from the education, police, and revenue departments, have been appointed in each district. Similarly, sitting squads have been arranged to prevent malpractice in examination centres.
· A district coordination committee meeting has been conducted in all districts with the district collector, revenue, RTC, medical and health, electricity, postal, and DEO to ensure necessary arrangements for the exams.
· RTC authorities have been requested to make transport arrangements during the exams, while DMHOs have been requested to provide medical aid and one nurse/ANM staff for the students at each examination centre.
· The police and revenue officials have been requested to close xerox centres near the examination centres during the examination schedule. Drinking water facilities and furniture have been provided at examination centres, and strict action will be taken against officers/management resorting to malpractices/irregularities.
· CCTV cameras have been installed in each examination centre, and a handbook of instructions for theory examinations has been prepared and distributed to all chief superintendents of examination centres. During the examination days, video conferences/zoom meetings with all the DIEs and nodal officers shall be held regularly.
· RIDIE and officers from the head office, Hyderabad, have been deputed to the districts as observers during all examination days.
· A state control room will function with helpline no. 040-24600110 and 040-24655027.
General examination instructions for Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education
· Candidates should carefully verify the correctness of their names, medium, subjects appearing for, etc., indicated in their hall tickets. If any discrepancy is noticed, it should be rectified by the principal of the college.
· No candidate will be permitted without the hall ticket issued by the BIE. The hall tickets are placed on the TSBIE website college login, and students can collect the hall tickets from their respective colleges well before the commencement of the examination. The chief superintendents are instructed to allow the candidates with the downloaded hall tickets for the examinations without the principal’s signature.
· Candidates should be present in the examination hall one hour before the commencement of the examination, i.e., 8 a.m. The candidates have to fill in their bio-data on the OMR between 8:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. Candidates reporting after 9 a.m. will not be allowed into the examination hall. The students are supposed to occupy their seats by 8:45 a.m. However, the students will be given 15 minutes grace period from 8:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. The candidates will not be allowed into the examination centres after 9 a.m. This is to prevent malpractice.
· It is the responsibility of the candidate to verify the correctness of the OMR bar-coded sheet regarding the name, subject, etc. Pinning the wrong bar-coded sheet will lead to the wrong declaration of results. Candidates should verify the stitched answer book containing 24 pages. It is the responsibility of the candidates to hand over the answer script to the invigilator and to take back the hall ticket from the invigilator.
· Candidates are not allowed to bring any kind of printed/written material, cell phones, pagers, calculators, or any other electronic gadgets into the examination hall.
· Criminal cases will be registered against the candidates resorting to copying/malpractice/impersonation, etc., and they will be debarred from the examinations.
· The principals/management are informed not to stop the issuing of hall tickets to students for any reason. If such cases are noticed by the board, action will be initiated against the college management.