SSC and Inter Exams Scheduled for Completion by March-end to Prevent Election Date Clash

The Intermediate exams will begin on March 1, while the SSC examinations are scheduled to be held from March 18, says the Education Minister

The State government has rearranged the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Intermediate Public Examinations (IPE) for March 2024 to prevent any clash with the general elections.

Education Minister Botcha Satyanarayana, in a recent press conference, shared that about 16 lakh students are set to sit for these exams.

Among them, 10 lakh belong to Intermediate (first and final year) and six lakh to SSC categories. The Intermediate exams commence from March 1, while the 10th Board exams are scheduled for March 18.

 Board exams were scheduled to be held from March 18. 

SubjectIntermediate-1st YearIntermediate-2nd YearSSC
Ethics & Human ValuesFebruary 2nd, 10 AM – 1 PM
Environmental EducationFebruary 3rd, 10 AM – 1 PM
Samagra Shiksha Vocational Trade (Theory)February 22nd, 10 AM – 12 PM
Practical ExamsFeb 11th – 20th (General), Feb 5th – 20th (Vocational)
Second Language Paper-1March 1stMarch 2nd
English Paper-1March 4thMarch 5th
Mathematics Paper-IA, Botany Paper-I, Civics Paper-IMarch 6thMathematics Paper-IIA, Botany Paper-II, Civics Paper-II
Mathematics Paper-IB, Zoology Paper-I, History Paper-IMarch 9thMathematics Paper-IIB, Zoology Paper-II, History Paper-II
Physics Paper-I, Economics Paper-IMarch 12thPhysics Paper-II, Economics Paper-II
Chemistry Paper-I, Commerce Paper-I, Sociology Paper-I, Fine Arts/Music Paper-IMarch 14thChemistry Paper-II, Commerce Paper-II, Sociology Paper-II, Fine Arts/Music Paper-II
Public Administration Paper-I, Logic Paper-I, Bridge Course Mathematics Paper-I (Bi.P.C)March 16thPublic Administration Paper-II
Modern Language Paper-I, Geography Paper-IMarch 19thModern Language Paper-II, Geography Paper-II
First Language (Group-A) & Paper-I (Composite Course)March 18th
Second LanguageMarch 19th
EnglishMarch 20th
MathematicsMarch 22nd
Physical ScienceMarch 23rd
Biological ScienceMarch 26th
Social StudiesMarch 27th
First Language Paper-II (Composite Course) & OSSC Main Language Paper-I (Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian)March 28th
OSSC Main Language Paper-II (Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian) & SSC Vocational Course (Theory)March 30th

The Minister said detailed notifications would be available on the respective department websites.

As per Education Minister Botcha Satyanarayana, the upcoming Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Intermediate Public Examinations (IPE) in Andhra Pradesh will be conducted and concluded by March 31st, 2024, to avoid any potential clash with the general elections.

Here’s a breakdown of the key points:

  • Exam Dates:
    • The Intermediate exams will commence on March 1st, 2024.
    • The SSC exams will begin on March 18th, 2024.
    • Both sets of exams will be concluded by March 31st, 2024.
  • Reason for Early Exams: To avoid disruption due to the general elections, which are likely to be held in April or May 2024.
  • Number of Students Affected: This early schedule affects approximately 16 lakh students, including 10 lakh Intermediate students and 6 lakh SSC students.

This new schedule deviates from the usual pattern of conducting these exams in April. However, it aims to ensure smooth and timely exam procedures for students without interference from election-related activities.

Additional Information:

  • You can find further details about the revised exam schedule on the official website of the Board of Intermediate Education Andhra Pradesh (BIEAP):
  • It’s recommended for students and parents to stay updated on any official announcements regarding the schedule or exam pattern through the BIEAP website or credible news sources.
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