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EAMCET on May 15, TET on May 22

Exam will be conducted at govt institutes and govt staff will oversee the arrangements

Published: 03rd May 2016 05:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd May 2016 05:09 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The Telangana government announced here on Monday that the  Engineering, Agriculture and Medicine Common Entrance Test (EAMCET), which was postponed due to the non-cooperation of private institutions, will be held on May 15.

Announcing the revised schedule, Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari, who also holds the education portfolio, said that the exam will be conducted at government institutes. “This time, the examination will be conducted by the government staff and all the centres will be government institutes. We also made sure that the academic calendar is not affected because of the postponement of exam. The new academic year will commence on July 1,” he explained.

According to the new schedule, students can start downloading their admit cards from May 12. Results of EAMCET will be declared on May 27. 

A total of 1,44,501 candidates have registered for engineering stream, while 1,01,987 have applied for exam under the agriculture and medical stream in EAMCET 2016.

TET to be Held on May 22

The Teachers Eligibility Test (TET), which was also postponed because of the strike, will now be held on May 22. Candidates can download their hall-tickets from May 13.

“To organise TET, we have identified government institutes in district headquarters. Both, EAMCET and TET candidates need not worry about the academic year as postponement of exams will not affect it,” Srihari clarified.

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NEET: TS to Follow SC Verdict

Education minister K Srihari and Health minister of Telangana C Laxma Reddy said here on Monday that the state government will abide by the Supreme Court’s final verdict over the National eligibility and entrance Test (NEET). “Tomorrow Supeme Court will hear the case and our lawyer will present the stand of Telangana based on Article 371 (D). We will ask the apex court to respect the constitutional rights and exempt Telangana from the national level common entrance test forever. If not, at least for this year. Whatever be the SC’s final verdict, we will abide by it,” the ministers said.When asked what would happen to EAMCET, Srihari said that the exam will be held as per schedule. “Unless the Supreme Court delivers the final verdict, we won’t cancel our state level entrance exam. As of now, the exam will be held as per schedule and a final decision will be taken once the SC gives its verdict,” he clarified.

Till now, Telugu Students have been exempted from All India Pre Medical Test, which is now considered as NEET phase 1 due to 371 (D) clause in the constitution. If SC rejects the review petition, then all the medical aspirants from the state will have to appear for NEET phase -2 and most likely EAMCET will be scrapped, as no state can hold individual entrance exam, sources said.



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