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EAMCET Medical: Girls’ outnumber boys by 30,000

EAMCET Medical: Girls’ outnumber boys by 30,000
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EAMCET Medical: Girls’ outnumber boys by 30,000. A total of 3,95, 650 candidates have applied for EAMCET this year as the deadline for registration...

Total applicants 3.95 lakh

227 Enforcement officers for medical alone

Hyderabad: A total of 3,95, 650 candidates have applied for EAMCET this year as the deadline for registration even with late fee of Rs 10,000 draw to a close on Monday evening. The exam will be held on May 22 and all arrangements have been in place, according to Prof. NV Ramana Rao, convener of EAMCET.
According to him, 2, 82,799 have registered for engineering and 1, 12,851 for agriculture and medical. In medical stream, the total number of girls applied for the test was 30,000 more than that of boys which is a record of sorts. While only 41,402 boys applied for AM stream, the number of girls registered was 71,449. Even for agricultural BSc, the number of girls applying for the test has been consistently on the rise due to huge job potential in the agricultural field.
The examination will be held from 10 am to 1 pm for engineering stream and from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm for Agriculture & Medical (AM) stream. Students will not be allowed inside their centres if they are late by one minute. The authorities refuse to change the rule despite criticism from some psychologists that the tension generated due to that rule may lead to disastrous consequences.
The total no. of test centres in various regions are 750 out of which 523 for Engineering and 227 for agriculture and medical. As many as 16,600 invigilators, 980 observers, 48 special observers for the regional centres, 227 enforcement officers for each agriculture and medical test centre along with police and revenue officials with flying squads are appointed for the smooth conduct of examination and to prevent any malpractices.
It might be recalled after a meeting with police and intelligence officials on May 12, EAMCET officials have submitted the details of all repeaters, late applicants and those applied after a gap of several years. The intelligence officials have also cast their eye on the movements of suspicious students, it was said. “Utmost care was taken to prevent malpractice and cases of impersonation with candidate specific OMRs and Nominal Rolls with photograph, Name and Date of Birth’ officials said. ‘The thumb impressions of all the candidates will be taken on the Nominal Rolls as well as Filled in Online Application Form in the Examination Hall for verification of genuiness of the candidates and avoid impersonation,” they averred.
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