NEET row: Uncertainty over Andhra EAMCET results
The result of the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) in Andhra Pradesh will be announced by Monday evening, officials said.education Updated: May 09, 2016 19:52 IST
Uncertainty continued over the result of the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) in Andhra Pradesh with officials waiting for the Supreme Court order on NEET.
The results which were delayed till 5 pm due to hearing of the state’s petition in the apex court, was postponed again.
State human resource development minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao told reporters that they were waiting for the Supreme Court orders.
“As soon as we receive copy of the order, we will take a decision,” he said following reports that the Supreme Court completed hearing and is expected to pronounce orders any time.
The results may be declared later today or Tuesday morning.
The results were earlier expected at 11 am but the authorities postponed the same till evening as the Supreme Court was expected to deliver its judgment by afternoon on a petition by the state government seeking exemption from the apex court orders regarding National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions into medical and dental courses.
The minister had said earlier that if the state is exempted from NEET, results of both engineering and medical streams will be announced. In case of an adverse judgement, results of only engineering stream will be declared on May 9. The results of the medical stream will be announced later after consulting legal experts.
More than 2.90 lakh students had appeared in EAMCET, which was held on April 29, a day after the Supreme Court delivered its judgement, asking all states to follow NEET.
Despite the confusion after the court order, Andhra government went ahead with the examination.
EAMCET convenor Sai Babu said though the number of students who wrote the test was more than 37,000 compared to last year, the results were being announced a day ahead of the schedule.
Within half-an-hour after the declaration of results, SMSes will be sent to students, informing them about their ranks.
The candidates can also see the results at www.apeamcet.org.
First Published: May 09, 2016 11:55 IST