Finally the speculation regarding EAMCET comes to an end. Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE), on Saturday cleared the air over the admissions process to various engineering and private colleges in the State. TSCHE informed people that the admissions for various engineering courses in universities, and constituent and private colleges will continue to be conducted EAMCET (Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test) only.
Speaking on the development, one of the officials said that Council will continue to conduct EAMCET for admissions to various UG engineering courses in the State. Further, official also asked students not not worry about another test by NTA. To end the rumours, officials said that like every year, this year also Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad will hold the examination.
After AICTE proposed to conduct a single engineering entrance examination pan India by National Testing Agency (NTA) there was a confusion between the aspirants of EAMCET that wheather from next year the exam will continue or not. This proposal was made on the lines of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), which is conducted for the admission to various medical and dental programmes.
On hearing the proposal by AICTE, several States objected it. The main reason behibd their objection was that States will lose their autonomy over admissions. Not only this, engineering aspirants would still have to appear for multiple exams as because AICTE’s proposed single engineering test would not cover all national institutes, including IITs, NITs, Indian Institutes of Information Technology and Centrally Funded Technical Institutions.
To get admission into these institutes students will have to appear for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and Advanced seperately.
If reports to be belived, TSCHE will soon release the examination dates for the various common entrance exams, including EAMCET, Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test, Integrated Common Entrance Test, Law Common Entrance Test, Education Common Entrance Test for UG and PG courses.
In 2018, for the first time EAMCET was conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. If we look at the figuers, for engineering entrance test, 1,47,958 candidates registered, out of which 1,36,305 appeared and 1,06,646 qualified.