HYDERABAD: An additional 50,000 candidates would be vying for seats in engineering, medicine and other graduate courses this year what with the increased pass percentage in the Intermediate second year. The pass percentage increased to 64.13 per cent from 62.63 per cent last year and the number of students in the “A” grade also increased considerably.
Releasing the results here on Monday, the Minister for Technical Education, R. Chenga Reddy, said 3,96,443 regular candidates cleared the exam out of the 6,18,150 students. Performance of girl students at 66 per cent was better than boys at 62 per cent. He said 1, 69,823 candidates got “A” grade, while 1, 39,442 secured “B” grade. In “C” grade, 66,931 candidates figured, while 20,247 passed in the “D” grade.
Krishna district tops
Krishna district topped the list with 79 per cent candidates clearing the examinations followed by Ranga Reddy and Nizamabad districts that registered 72 and 71 per cent respectively. Mahabubnagar district figured at the bottom with 44 per cent passed candidates.
The BIE officials this time failed to provide details of the performance of Government junior colleges. Last year, the colleges put up a considerably good performance with enhanced pass percentage in several districts and statistics of how they fared in comparison with private colleges were also released along with the results. When asked, the Minister said that statistics would be given in a couple of days.
Meanwhile, students spent tense moments despite knowing the result as marks were not available on the Internet. The only way to find out the marks was through the Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS), which was perennially engaged with more than six lakh candidates trying for the marks at the same time. Students who were expected to score top ranks were more tense as they failed to know marks despite repeated attempts. Officials said marks sheets would be available with the colleges from May 3.