The first day of the Intermediate first year exams went off peacefully in Krishna district on Wednesday.
Students wrote Telugu, Sanskrit, Hindi, and Urdu papers under second language. Of the total 56,796 enrolled students, 54,146 of them appeared for the test while 2,650 were absent.
Colleges that were identified as examination centres witnessed a flurry of activity as hordes of students, with their parents in tow, crowded outside much before the scheduled time to avoid any last-minute tension.
Heated exchanges between a group of parents and police personnel on bandobust was seen outside an exam centre where lack of proper coordination resulting in minor confusion led to an altercation.
Regional Inspection Officer (RIO) of the Board of Intermediate Education K. Venkataramaiah said no cases of malpractice were booked as the exam was incident-free.
Those taking the exams were seated across 159 centres, most of which were inspected by members of special flying and sitting squads while a high-power committee monitored smooth conduct of the test.
On Thursday, students of Intermediate final year students will write their first exam. “The exams will be held concurrently for first year and final year students on alternate days,” said the RIO.