The next academic year, Telangana would hold a single common entrance for admission to post graduate courses. To ease the admission and counseling process, a single Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test (PGCET) would be held in the state.
The PGCET exam for the post graduate courses in engineering, architecture, pharmacy, and planning is used to be conducted by Osmania University and Kakatiya University. Due to various university in the state, candidates have to apply for multiple tests which results in the exploitation of excess money and time.
To take hold firm on this, The Telangana State Council of Higher Education has decided to make a single common entrance test. It would also save the time of admission process and make it less sinuous. For all other professional courses in the state, there is single common entrance test so it would not be a difficult task for the state education department to make it happen.
Presently, there are 76 government aided post graduate colleges and 444 PG private colleges holding around a total of 25,000 seats. With the online counseling process, it would also beneficial for students to choose from the wide range of colleges while earlier it was cumbersome.
Some talks are still going on for the conduction of online examination. While it has a negligible chance to hold the examination in online mode in the next year, it may be adopted in the near future. An official said the department wants to clear out the existing loopholes in the system before going into online mode also, there are some students from rural background who would face problem with this change.
The pattern of the examination would likely to be same. There would be 13 paper for which specialized students would have to appear. The paper will consist of 120 questions for which candidates will be allotted 2 hours. The dates of application and examination will be notified on the official website of TS PGECET.