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TS EAMCET to be held in May

Thu 13 Dec 2018, 11:25:34
The Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) 2019 will be conducted in May. Like last year, the entrance test will be conducted online. The Telangana State Council of Higher Education will soon hold a meeting to announce the dates of the EAMCET and other common entrance tests for admissions into various professional courses.

Earlier there was confusion over the conduct of EAMCET after the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) proposed to conduct a single entrance examination pan India by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for engineering admissions. It was to be on the lines of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) conducted for filling seats in medical and dental colleges. However, the TSCHE cleared the air that the EAMCET would be conducted by the State government only.
 
This year, a total of 1,36,305 candidates had appeared for the Engineering stream, out of which 1,06,646 qualified. Similarly, in the AM steam, 66,858 candidates took the entrance test and 60,651 cleared it. The AM stream of the EAMCET was held on May 2 and 3 whereas the engineering stream was on May 4, 5 and 7. Both the tests were held in two sessions i.e., 10 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm. Next year too, the entrance test will be held in a phased manner and in two sessions each day. “Keeping in view of the parliament elections and other national entrance examinations, the dates for EAMCET and other common entrance tests will be finalised. Except for the Physical Education Common Entrance Test, all the common entrance tests will be conducted online,” Prof. T Papi Reddy, Chairman, TSCHE said.

Meanwhile, the TSCHE will have to face a Herculean task in picking up conveners for the conduct of common entrance tests as four conveners of different CETs will retire from their services. As per rules, the senior most professor or teacher of professor cadre has to be appointed as convener for the conduct of common entrance tests and there was a dearth of professors. Prof. Syeda Sameen Fatima, who was the convener of Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test (PGECET) has already retired from service while the conveners of the Integrated Common Entrance Test, Law Common Entrance Test and Education Common Entrance Test are also due to retire soon.




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