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Telangana Intermediate Exams

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The saga of Telangana’s intermediate exam results announced on 18 April 2019 is still continuing. The future of many students was upset due to the technical blunders committed by Globarena Techno­logies, which had provided technical and software support to the Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (tsBIE). While 8,70,924 candidates appeared for the intermediate exams held in March 2019, around 5,42,524 passed. The board declared that the rema­ining 3,28,400 students had failed to clear the exams. Due to the technical error, more than 16,000 stud­ents “failed” upon being given a single-digit mark instead of double digits. As such cases were reported in the thousands, chaos ensued in the state. Various political parties and student unions have staged dharnas and hunger strikes before the board, protesting the goof-up in the evaluation.

Around 20 students committed suicide due to the bungling of results. Parents, friends, and well-wishers who went to the ­tsBIE were not allowed to enter the premises. Hundreds of political leaders and student union leaders, who were staging a protest before the board, were ­arrested and many were taken into preventive custody.

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Updated On : 10th May, 2019

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