Andhra Pradesh Open Schooling Society (APOSS) is an open schooling education system in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
APOSS looks after the needs of those learners who could not continue studies through the regular school education system.
The board was established in the year 1991 and is headquartered in the Hyderabad district of Andhra Pradesh.
APOSS administers examination for secondary and senior secondary levels. The board conducts SSC and intermediate examinations every year in Andhra Pradesh.
Roles and Functions
The main role of the board is to provide wide access to a quality open school education and upgraded knowledge.
The board also aims at providing opportunities to the learners to continue their school education and developmental education if they missed it earlier.
Other functions include:
- To provide professional advice to the State Government regarding the development of open learning system.
- To conduct examinations at secondary and senior secondary level.
- To issue certificates to the students who have cleared the examination.
- To offer courses of study and other life enrichment courses up to pre-degree level.
- To evolve a learning society and to contribute towards quality education.
- To promote standards of learning in open and distance learning system.
Andhra Pradesh Open Schooling System (APOSS)
The Andhra Pradesh government renovates the open schooling system in the year 2008.
The Chief Secretary of the government of Andhra Pradesh is appointed as the Chairman of APOSS.
The certificates issued by APOSS are eligible for Higher Education and Employment and also has recognition at various levels.
APOSS has its own prescribed syllabus for both Secondary (Class 10th) and senior secondary level (Class 12th). Students are allowed to choose minimum of five subjects from the list of subjects.
The syllabus and the courses are given in the official website of APOSS. The students are given options to choose one or two additional subjects but the core language subjects are compulsory.
Students can download the syllabus in pdf format from the website.
APOSS also prescribe textbooks for both the classes (10th and 12th). Students can contact the board in case of any confusion regarding the syllabus.
APOSS Date Sheet
The Public Examinations of APOSS are held two times in a year, i.e. in April-May and October-November and dates are fixed by the board.
The date sheet is released by APOSS every year in the month of March and September in their official website.
One can also appear through the On Demand Examination in secondary and senior secondary levels.
The result of APOSS examination is declared generally after two to four weeks from the last date of examination in their website.
The minimum passing percentage of the students is 35% in each subject as well as in aggregate.
The overall passing percentage of APOSS has always been on an average of 60% to 80%.
In the year 2019, the total of 56,149 students appeared in the secondary level examination, out of which 39,263 get themselves qualified registering a pass percentage of 69.63%.
While in the intermediate examination, total of 60,997 students appeared, out of which 41,367 students got qualified securing a total passing percentage of 67.81%.
Girls have been outshining boys in both the exams (1st year and 2nd year) by securing better passing percentage.
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