The Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) for admissions to various professional courses in Telangana will be held on May 15, 2016, the state government announced on Monday.
Deputy chief minister K Srihari, who is also the education minister, said the Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET) will be conducted on May 22.
About three lakh students are set to appear for Telangana State Teacher Eligibility Test (TS TET) to be conducted by school education department for appointment of teachers in classes 1 to 8 in all government, private aided and unaided schools.
EAMCET for admissions into engineering courses will be held in the morning while the same for agriculture and medical courses will be conducted in the afternoon.
The candidates can download the hall tickets from May 12 . More than two lakh students will be appearing for the EAMCET, to be conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad on behalf of Telangana State Council for Higher Education.
The government had to postpone both the examinations scheduled on May 2 as management of private colleges refused to give their premises for conducting the exams to protest over police searches in their institutions to verify faculty and infrastructure.
The government postponed the exam so that it can make arrangements to accommodate students in the government-run institutions. The officials said they were hopeful of resolving the issue as the private colleges have also come forward for talks.
The postponement and the recent Supreme Court orders over the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions into medical courses added to the anxiety of students in the state. The court asked all states to follow NEET for 2016-17. The first phase of NEET was held on May 1 while the second phase is scheduled for July 4.
Both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have approached the Supreme Court, seeking review of the orders on NEET. They argue that they are protected by the Article 371(D) and the subsequent Presidential Order that give special privilege to them in admissions.
The matter will come up for hearing on Tuesday.
Over 2.90 lakh students had appeared in the EAMCET conducted by Andhra Pradesh on April 29.