In a novel initiative to help the intermediate students who are appearing for the annual exams set to take place from May 5 to 19, the Board of Intermediate Education has developed and launched a new smartphone application to help students and their parents locate exam centres during the annual exams set to take place from May 5 to 19.
The new application ‘IPE Exam Centre Locator App’, which can be easily downloaded from the Play Store will locate and give correct directions to exam centres with the help of the centre number. Speaking to media persons here on Thursday, the education minister Audimulapu Suresh said, the App will save time and help students reach the centres before the exam commence. Also, you can locate the exam centre by feeding the hall ticket numbers.
No physical hall tickets will be issued to the student this time. Alternatively, the hall tickets for theory examinations will be made available on the bIE official website http://www.bie.gov.in, from where colleges will download and print the paper slips from 8 pm onwards from Thursday said the minister.
He also said that QR codes will be on the hall tickets, which will contain information about the candidate. Covid guidelines will also be there on the hall tickets. PPE kits will be provided to the invigilators who are in the isolation rooms in the examination centres and if any student found to be even having marginal symptoms of Covid will write the exam in the isolation ward.
Covid-19 positive students who are either in-home isolation or in hospital are not allowed to attend the exam as special supplementary exams will be held for them later. But, to avail themselves of the opportunity they have to submit a medical certificate.
The intermediate exams will be held at 1,452 centres following Covid protocols and elaborate arrangements are being made for the exams under the supervision of special officers. All examination centres will be disinfected using sodium hypochlorite, and every centre will have a thermal scanner and sanitiser.