HYDERABAD: As we head into what threatens to be a cruel summer, JNTU Kakinada, which is preparing to conduct the Eamcet examination across Andhra Pradesh and Hyderabad on April 29, is taking measures to minimize discomfort to candidates.
“Measures are being taken to provide cool drinking water and ORS sachets at all centres across the State,” the chairman of the AP State Council of Higher Education, L Venugopal Reddy, told Express.
He didn’t say whether air-conditioning would be provided.
By the time the exam is held, the already sizzling day temperatures are expected to further soar to the mid-forties. So the university has decided to issue an advisory to students explaining the precautions to be taken to protect themselves from sunstroke.
“We are planning to hold a media conference on Monday to guide Eamcet aspirants on the precautions that are to be taken during heat wave,” Reddy said.
The entrance exam during the hottest part of the day.
The test for the engineering stream will be held between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., whereas the exam for the agriculture and medical streams will be held between 2.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m on April 29.
Hence, the authorities have asked exam centres to ensure that water kiosks are set up and ORS packets are made available to the Eamcet aspirants.
Engineering 10 am to 1 pm, April 29 Medicine 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm, April 29