Over 94% take EAMCET

Over 94% take EAMCET
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Over 94% take EAMCET. No reports of hi-tech copying or any other malpractices have reached here as the EAMCET (Engineering Agricultural Medical Common Entrance Test) was conducted peacefully on Thursday.

Hyderabad: No reports of hi-tech copying or any other malpractices have reached here as the EAMCET (Engineering Agricultural Medical Common Entrance Test) was conducted peacefully on Thursday. A total of 94.37 per cent of those who registered for the engineering exam appeared while in medical stream, 94.27 per cent took the test.

“In engineering 3, 73,286 candidates out of 3, 95,670 and in agriculture and medical 1, 06,391 out of 1, 12,855 students have appeared for the test. In Hyderabad, the attendance of engineering exam was rather low with 91.67 percentage while that of medical, it was rather high with95.09 per cent. The highest number of candidates turning for the exam was in Vijayawada Regional Centre with 98.25 per cent in medical stream. The lowest percentage was recorded at Vizianagaram with 88.09 per cent in medical and Adilabad with 88.31 per cent in engineering stream,” Prof. NV Ramana Rao, convener of the exam told media soon after completion of both the exams.

The preliminary key will be released on May 24 and the last date for filing objections online would be May 31. The results will be declared on June 9.

Two students who were caught exchanging information and papers at a centre in Khammam were sent out.

The exam was held under strict police vigil and a total of 16,600 invigilators, 980 observers, 48 special observers for the regional centres, 227 enforcement officers each for agriculture and medical test centre along with police, revenue officials and flying squads are appointed for the smooth conduct of examination and to prevent any malpractices.

Maths, botany tough- chemistry moderate

According to some aspirants and experts, mathematics paper in engineering and botany in medical were a bit tough whereas chemistry was moderate. Contrary to expectations, the physics was relatively easy and same was the case with zoology.

Some of the questions in mathematics were too lengthy and students had to spend much time to comprehend them. They were rather circuitous and complicated and many aspirants felt it hard to answer them. One question was given two answers, some students claimed. But EAMCET officials said they had no information about it. It would be clarified in the key.

Botany may decide the fate of MBBS aspirants since most of the questions were new and complicated. It was expected since 45 per cent of botany syllabi were new after the Board of Intermediate Education has upgraded it. Experts estimate that the maximum mark in engineering could be around 150-154 where as in medicine; this is likely to be around 156. If such is the case, there would be heavy competition for seats this time. “If the students were able to answer correctly, then there might be around 1,000 students scoring between 150- 155 in medical stream,” an expert told The Hans India.

Since the total number of seats was just 6,400 and the aspirants were more than one lakh, the competition will be beyond expectations.

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