After much delay, the Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE) released the Inter Supplementary results for second year students on Sunday. While the board had initially said that the results would be announced on July 8, there was no follow up on the issue till Sunday.
Speaking to reporters, TSBIE Secretary, A Ashok, said that the first year results would also be announced within a week.
"This time, we have witnessed a pass percentage of 76.7%. The number of students who appeared for exams in March and also the advance supplementary in June held later were 4,18,270, out of 3,20,997 students passed," he said.
He added that the online memorandum of marks could be viewed at the official websites of the TSBIE, which are bie.telangana.gov.in, sbie.cgg.gov.in, exam.bie.telangana.gov.in and results.cgg.gov.in.
The TSBIE had declared the results of Intermediate examinations on April 18. Out of 9.43 lakh students who appeared in the exams, 5.6 lakh had cleared it. After the announcement of results, several errors by the authorities in the evaluation of answer scripts and processing of results came to light, triggering a huge public outcry.
After over 20 students killed themselves, allegedly dejected with their marks, opposition parties and student bodies took to the streets demanding justice for the students.
On May 27, the TSBIE announced the results of the re-verified answer scripts of over 3.82 lakh students who had failed to obtain passing marks. Following this process, 1,137 students, who were earlier declared "failed", cleared the exams.
A three-member committee, formed by the government to probe the fiasco, found that the BIE and Globarena Technologies, the IT firm whose services were hired by the BIE, both committed mistakes in preparing the results.
"According to the recommendation of a three-member committee, we have ensured that two other agencies besides Globarena did parallel testing for the supplementary results," Ashok told reporters on Sunday.