Staff Reporter

Nearly 1,02,000 students to appear for exams in Krishna district

No student will be allowed to enter exam hall after 8.15 a.m

RTC has been requested to reschedule its services in the morning

VIJAYAWADA: All arrangements have been made for examinations to be conducted by the Board of Intermediate Education (BIE) for students of various Intermediate courses in the district. Nearly 50,000 first year students and 52,000 second year students in the district will appear for the examinations beginning March 5.

Helpline

As of now, five sitting squads and four flying squads have been formed to ensure discipline during the examinations.Students have been advised to adhere to the rules of examinations and be available in the examination hall by 8 a.m.

Only 15 minutes of delay will be allowed under ‘unavoidable circumstances’ and nobody will be allowed to enter the hall after 8.15 a.m. in any case. For the convenience of the students, the Regional Inspection Officer (RIO) here opened a helpline – 0866-2431940 – to address any grievance.

Production of hall tickets is compulsory for gaining entry and those not having hall tickets will have to secure permission by seeking the intervention of the principal of their respective college.

They will be allowed to appear for the examination only when their hall tickets are confirmed and an assurance is given towards providing hall ticket before the end of the day’s examination.

RIO K. Gangadhar told a press conference on Monday that those not having attendance of at least 60 per cent would not be eligible for appearing for the examinations.

Those having attendance of between 60 per cent and 75 per cent would have to pay a condonation fee of Rs. 200 for five days, Rs. 300 for 10 days and Rs. 400 for more than 10 days. Mr. Gangadhar said all the students having sufficient attendance should be given hall tickets and it should not be denied regardless of students not having paid any fee due to the college management. He said several students of KBN College had complained to him that they were denied hall tickets. The complaint was being looked into to check whether the students did not have sufficient attendance.

The RIO said two centres had been allotted in some colleges for the convenience of the students.

The APSRTC management here had been requested to reschedule its services in the morning hours, so that students would be able to reach their examination centres in time.