The Board of Intermediate Education (BIE), Telangana, has claimed that the 22 failed who committed suicide had ‘poor’ academic track record.

The reverification of these students confirmed their result status as failed, it said in a statement.

It may be recalled that large- scale discrepancies surfaced in the Intermediate exam results announced by the BIE on April 18. Apart from triggering protests across the State, some students who failed resorted to the extreme step.

In a statement, the BIE said that out of 25 such students, 14 had failed in more than one subject while one student has committed suicide even after passing the exam with Grade A.

Re-verification results will be announced before May 10. IT firm Globarena, which was found responsible for the errors in data processing (by the investigating panel) has been kept out of the reverification process.

The ongoing re-verification is being supervised by the Centre for Good Governance (CGG) and the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad.

Of the 7.9 lakh students who appeared for the examinations, 3.28 lakh were declared failed by the BIE.