VISAKHAPATNAM: From academic year 2017-18, all common entrance tests will be conducted online. For the convenience of students, an online mock test will be conducted in advance before the commencement of each common entrance test, HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao announced on Thursday.
In the same breath, he said, “Despite availability of engineering seats, many students are not taking admissions. A few colleges have zero admissions also. We will be constituting a committee to discuss whether to continue EAMCET from next year or choose an alternative.”
Speaking at the Andhra University, the minister said, “Using IT, for the academic year 2017-18, admissions to various professional courses in engineering, pharmacy, in diploma, UG and PG levels in all universities would be conducted online for convenor quota, management and spot admissions.” Due to lack of sufficient time and other issues, the government couldn’t conduct exams online last year, he added. APSCHE has already conducted three high-level meetings, where technical issues were discussed for holding seven CETs online from this academic year.
In this process, procedures such as printing of question papers, transport and security will be avoided, he explained. Universities and convenors have been identified to conduct CETs 2017. Vice-chancellor of the respective university will act as chairman of the common examination test.