The state of Andhra Pradesh will be conducting all of the common entrance examinations in online mode from the academic session of 2017-2018. This change, which has been introduced for the convenience of the applicants, was announced by the HRD minister of the state Ganta Srinivasa Rao on January 5, 2017.
According to the HRD Minister, the entrance examination will be held online due to the fact that there has been less number of students taking admissions in the past years despite the availability of engineering seats. Many colleges have had zero admissions and currently a committee is being constituted to discuss whether AP EAMCET should be continued in 2017 or should be replaced with some other alternative. Before the enforcement of the online common entrance test, a mock online test will be held for the students to get used to the new mode of examination.
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The HRD Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Ganta Srinivasa Rao spoke at Andhra University and announced that during the academic session of 2017-2018, the admissions to the various professional courses in engineering and pharmacy. Diploma, UG and PG levels in all Universities will be conducted in the online mode for seats under the convenor and management quota as well as spot admissions. The government was not able to hold the examinations online last year due to insufficient time and other issues. However as per reports, APSCHE has already conducted three high level meetings where discussions were held about the technical issues for conducting the common entrance tests in online mode.
For the common entrance exams, the Vice-Chancellor of each respective University will act as the chairman. Conveners and Universities have been identified to conduct CET of the session of 2017, as per the HRD Minister. The online examinations are set to make the entire admission procedure easier for the students and the admission committee as certain things such as printing of question papers, transport and security will be removed.
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