The overall results have been poor compared to those of the last 2 years.
As many as 58.43% students have passed the second year Intermediate examination, the results of which were announced on Tuesday.
Releasing the results at the office of the Board Of Intermediate Education at Nampally, Secondary Education Minister K Parathasarathy said that girls have, again, outperformed boys in the Inter second year exams. While 61.25% girls have passed, the pass percentage of boys was 55.94%.
Of 756,459 regular candidates who appeared for the exam, 441,966 passed. However, the pass percentage of private candidates was low. Of 189,235 private candidates, only 52,972, or 27.9%, could clear it.
For vocational courses, the pass percentage was 53.64% for regular students, and 23.65% for private candidates.
The minister said that as many as 549 regular and 54 vocational candidates were booked for malpractices, and that results for 127 regular and 60 vocational candidates have been withheld.
However, the overall results have been poor compared to those of the last 2 years. As against the pass percentage of 64.69% in 2010 and 63.27% in 2011, this year, the pass percentage was just 58.43%.
Similarly, the pass percentage for vocational candidates declined from 58.03% in 2010 and 57.40% in 2011, to 53.64% this year.
This time, too, Krishna district topped the chart, with the highest pass percentage of 74% followed by Visakhapatnam with 70%. Then comes Chitoor (67); Guntur (66); Ranga Reddy (66); Nellore (63); West Godavari (61); Kurnool (60); Hyderabad (59); East Godavari (57); Adilabad (56); Prakasam (55); Anantapur (55); Srikakulam (54); Khammam (52); Nalgonda (52); Vizianagaram (52); Karimnagar (51); Medak (51); Kadapa (50); Mahabubnagar (47); Warangal (47); and Nizamabad had(43).
Board Of Intermediate Secretary M Subramanyam said that principals could collect the memoranda of marks, and the tabulation records, from the Regional Inspection Officer, on 28 April. Discrepancies, if any, found in the memorandum of marks, must be referred to the Board through the principals, before 25 May.
The Intermediate Advance Supplementary Examinations will be held from 23 May, and the last date for the payment of the examination fee is 5 May. There is no provision of examination fee with penalty after the due date. There is tatkal scheme, either.
Candidates who want to get their marks re-counted, or seek a photo-copy-cum-reverification of valued answer scripts, will have to pay an amount of Rs. 100 per paper for re-counting and Rs. 600 per paper for photo-copy-cum-reverification of answer book. Applications can be made through e-Seva or AP Online centres.
The last date for the online payment of fee towards the recounting / photo-copy-cum-reverifcation is 7 May. (INN)