TS EAMCET-II paper leak row: Telangana to conduct exam again

TS EAMCET-II paper leak row

The Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET-II) will soon be conducted again in Telangana after CID’s probe report stated that the question papers had been leaked.

This decision was taken after Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao held a review meeting with concerned officials.

As per official statements, the new schedule for the examination will be announced soon.

Details of the issue:

  • Earlier, following a request of EAMCET convenor N V Ramana Rao, Director General of Police (DGP) Anurag Sharma asked the Crime Investigation Department (CID) to hold an inquiry into the large scale of alleged irregularities
  • Moreover, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), which conducted the exam, also ordered an internal probe
  • The CID probe came after parents and students’ groups staged a protest along with activists of Students’ Federation of India (SFI), All India Students’ Federation (AISF) and other groups at JNTU
  • Till now, six persons have been arrested in this case
  • The investigation report had also revealed that as many as 200 students and their parents allegedly gave a handsome amount to various brokers
  • Also, the parents raised doubts after many meritorious students failed to get good rank, while students who did not perform well in EAMCET-I secured top ranks

Further, the chief minister, in the statement, said, “It is unfortunate and painful incident (leakage of question paper). In the wake of leakage of the paper we have no option but to conduct EAMCET once again. I request students and parents to understand the situation and cooperate with the Government.”

About TS EAMCET II examination:

Admissions for EAMCET II MBBS and BDS courses were conducted on July 9 in Telangana. Out of 50,961 students who appeared for the exam, 47,644 qualified.

Telangana has to hold EAMCET for the second time this year as the results of the exam held on May 15 were not taken into consideration for admissions into medical courses, after the Supreme Court’s order on National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

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