Mohan Raju, 32 year old, to write TOSS Intermediate
Meet Mohan Raju, marketing agent
‘Hello sir, I would like to do my Intermediate from Telangana Open School Society board’, said Mohan Raju.
He was wearing a light blue formal shirt and jeans. He looked like a young, dynamic, go-getter. Probably works as a marketing agent, we thought.
‘Please sit down Mohan’, we said.
‘Sir, I failed my Intermediate at the age of 18 and since then I have been working as a marketing agent for a firm in Habsiguda. I left my studies because I needed to support my family. My father was a railway guard who retired early due to health concerns. So I had to take his place as provider for my family.’
‘Today I am monetarily comfortable and I would like to resume my studies and complete my Distance B.Com from IGNOU (Indhira Gandhi National Open University)’, he said.
Subject list for TOSS Intermediate exam
We told him that to get the TOSS Intermediate certificate, he would have to pass in a minimum of 5 subjects from the subject pool, including 1-2 language subjects.
‘You can pick and choose your subjects from this list’, we said.
When we showed him the subject pool, he said that he couldn’t understand which subjects to pick if his goal was to complete a B.Com. We told him that ideal subjects for B.Com degree would be; economics, business studies, accountancy, Hindi and English.
‘These(above) subjects will help you when you do your B.Com. You can also choose an additional optional subject if you wish’, we said.
‘I think 5 subjects is more than enough sir’, he said.
Tutor Marked Assignments and Study Centre
Then we explained that he would have to submit Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA’s) at the study centre of his choosing. He would have to choose a study centre convenient to him.
‘So I have to physically submit TMA’s to a study centre?’, he asked.
‘Yes, you will have to submit three Tutor Marked Assignments at your study centre to obtain the hall ticket for your examination’, we said.
‘Okay, I hope I can make time for that’, he said.
‘Yes, it is very convenient for people who work, these TMA’s are designed for people just like you’, we said.
We informed him that the TOSS Intermediate examinations are held twice a year in two batches, May/June (Phase 1) and September/October (Phase 2). Advising him that he would have to apply a few months before the examination. We linked him to our website for further information on dates and other frequently asked questions about the TOSS Intermediate exams.
Documents required to apply for TOSS Intermediate exams
‘What kind of documents will I need to submit for application to the TOSS Intermediate exams?’, he asked.
We told him that he only needed his SSC (10th) certificate and his Aadhar card to apply for the TOSS intermediate exams.
‘Thank you very much. I will apply for next year’s (2023) Phase 1 examinations on May/June’, he said.
We thanked him for coming to us and wished him the best of luck with his future endeavors.