Rumors circulated on Monday and Tuesday saying that Telangana Eamcet-II paper might have got leaked led thousands of students and their parents into a state of anxiety. Various student organisations and parents of some students have alleged that the question paper of Eamcet-II, held for conducting admissions to MBBS and BDS courses, was leaked.
For instance: A student, who got a rank of more than 25,000 in Andhra Pradesh Eamcet, has got a rank below 500 in Telangana Eamcet-II. We have their report cards. How can a student get such a huge difference in securing ranks in the two Eamcets in AP and TS? Also some parents have called us and expressed doubts that a coaching centre in Vijayawada had a copy of the leaked question paper a week ago.
Already, the TS Eamcet in medical stream has run into trouble with the government deciding to conduct Eamcet twice for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses due to uncertainty over National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).
Telangana State Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test, commonly known as TS EAMCET Medical is a state level entrance conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) Hyderabad. TS EAMCET Medical 2016 was conducted on July 9, 2016. The entrance test was conducted for admissions to approximate 2650 MBBS and BDS seats in Telangana. Out of the total seats, 850 seats are reserved in Government Medical Colleges and 1800 seats are reserved in private medical colleges of the state. The result of TS Medical 2016 has been declared on July 13.
As many as 56,153 candidates had registered for TS EAMCET Medical 2016, out of which a total of 50,964 have appeared. In Hyderabad zones, 20,648 candidates had registered, while a total of 19,356 have appeared for the examination. The attendance was 90.76%. TS EAMCET Medical 2016 was conducted in 14 regional centres, out of which 4 were in Andhra Pradesh.
Candidates who have qualified the TS EAMCET Medical 2016 entrance exam would have to undergo the counselling procedure of TS EAMCET Medical 2016. Allotment to 2650 MBBS and BDS seats will be based on candidate’s score, choice filling, availability of seat, as per the counselling norms of Medical Council of India (MCI). However,
A prerequisite for admission to various professional courses offered in university/ private colleges in the state of Telangana, TS EAMCET was the only entrance test for MBBS and BDS admissions in the state. This year, however, as per orders of the Honourable Supreme Court of India, MBBS and BDS-aspirants will have to take the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) as well.
Based on the clarification provided by the Health, Medical and Family Welfare (C1) Department, Government of Telangana, the students from the state will have to appear for two tests, both EAMCET-2 and NEET/NEET-2, to be eligible for a career in medicine. Reportedly, EAMCET-2 will be the basis for filling all seats in government colleges and 50% convener quota in private medical colleges, while NEET will be the qualifying exam for management quota seats in the private colleges.