Published: 04th March 2020
Over 10 lakh students to attempt intermediate exams beginning in Andhra Pradesh today
Emergency contact numbers, including landline, toll-free and WhatsApp numbers, and email addresses — all that you need to know about the intermediate exams starting in Andhra Pradesh today
As many as 10,65,156 (first year - 5,46,368 and second year - 5,18,788) students will appear for the examination across Andhra Pradesh. The examinations will be held in 1411 centres across the State. To ensure that the students do not find it difficult to find their centres, the Board has designed a mobile application and has also provided the details on their official website. "Generally students are tensed during their exams. Many-a-times, the student is unaware of the area in which his or her centre is located and also several of them go to their centres alone without their parents or kin's company. So, the students can download Centre Locator App from Google Playstore, which will help them know the exact location of their centre," said BIE commissioner Ramkrishna V.
Apart from this, the board has also provided the facility 'Know Your Seat' on their website bie.ap.gov.in which will help students know the floor number, classroom number, row and bench that has been allotted in their respective centre. "The details will be uploaded a night prior to the exam. It becomes difficult for the students as the floors and classrooms keep changing for each paper. So, the students will know their seat one night prior to the paper. The students have to enter their hall ticket number and they can see the seat they have been allotted after 8 pm each night, prior to the paper. For example, for the first paper which is on March 4, the information was uploaded at 8 pm on March 3," said the commissioner.
No physical hall tickets were provided this year. They were made available on bie.ap.gov.in and college logins and links were sent to students' registered mobile numbers. The hall tickets also have QR codes and they can be downloaded just before (half an hour prior) the exam starts. However, it is advised to download it a day prior. The hall tickets this year do not require signatures of the principal of the student's respective colleges. The commissioner also said that the students should be careful while attempting the questions as the question paper pattern has changed.
Emergency contact numbers — 08662974130 (landline), 18002749868 (toll-free), 9391282578 (WhatsApp only message) — along with an email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) has also been provided. All centres are under CCTV surveillance and have policemen and ambulances deployed to avoid any untoward incidents. Any student, teaching or non-teaching staff and other examination functionaries at the centres caught in malpractice will be punished under the Andhra Pradesh Public Examinations (Prevention of Malpractices and Unfair Means) Rules 1997 said the commissioner. The students are advised to reach at least 45 minutes prior to the exam time.