Andhra Pradesh: 9 students die by suicide after failing in the 2023 Intermediate exams

A total of 10,03,990 students appeared for the Inter exams 2023 — 4.84 lakh students in first year, 5.19 lakh students in the second year.

BySNV Sudhir

Published Apr 29, 2023 | 7:30 PMUpdatedApr 29, 2023 | 8:07 PM

There are reports of at least nine students dying by suicide following the release of the Inter exam results. (Wikimedia Commons)

At least nine students allegedly died by suicide in 48 hours across Andhra Pradesh after they failed their intermediate exams.

State Education Minister Botsa Satyanarayana on Wednesday, 26 April, announced the results of both first and second-year intermediate exams.

The pass percentage for first-year students was 61 percent, and for second-year students was 72 percent.

The Andhra Pradesh Inter first-year exams were conducted from 15 March to 3 April, and the second-year exams were held from 16 March to 4 April.

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Across the state 

According to reports, a first-year intermediate girl student was found dead at her residence in Trinadhapuram, which falls under the Malkapuram Police Station limits of the Visakhapatnam district.

Others include a second-year student from Kancharapalem in Visakhapatnam, and a 17-year-old boy in Anakapalle who he was depressed over securing low marks in his intermediate first-year exams.

Another 17-year-old boy died by suicide near Tekkali in Srikakulam district. He belonged to the Dandu Gopalapuram village of the district.

Upset over failing in one subject in the intermediate first-year exam, a 17-year-old girl ended her life in the Chittoor district.

Another 17-year-old boy, also from Chittoor district, ended his life after failing to clear the intermediate second-year exam.

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The exam statistics

Nearly 10.04 lakh students appeared for the Inter exams 2023. Of these, 4.84 lakh students took the Inter first-year exam, while 5.19 lakh students took the second-year exam.

The Krishna district topped the Inter first-year exams with a pass percentage of 75 percent.

West Godavari accounted for 70 percent of the total, while Guntur showed a 68 percent success rate.

In the second-year exams, Krishna district saw 83 percent qualify, followed by Guntur with 73 percent.

Both the first and second-year result aggregates show that Krishna district stands in first place with an overall pass percentage of 82 percent, and Vizianagaram stands in last place with an overall pass percentage of 57 percent.

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(If you need support or know someone who has suicidal thoughts, please reach out to your nearest mental health specialist or can contact the helpline numbers of suicide prevention organizations that can offer emotional support to individuals and families. Life Suicide Prevention: 78930 78930; Roshni: 9166202000, 9127848584)