1-minute late rule will not be enforced for Eamcet

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Decision to allow candidates will be taken by coordinators

HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao on Sunday said the authorities concerned at the Eamcet-2017 examination centres have been instructed not to enforce the ‘One-minute late rule’.

For the first time, Eamcet is being held online in the State and the three-day window period will start from Monday.

Speaking to the presspersons here on Sunday, he said: “The one-minute late rule will not be enforced, but that does not mean students can walk in any time. If a student is late by 5 or 10 minutes, he or she will allowed based on the genuineness of the case, and the decision will be taken by the coordinator at the centre on the spot.”

Key to online test

The HRD minister will release the key to the online test at Kakinada at 8 a.m. on Monday.

On the other hand, an official from JNTU-Kakinada, a university entrusted for the smooth conduct of the examination, said that all arrangements have been for the smooth conduct of Eamcet. The officials informed that a total 156 test centres were identified for the examination across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

“Candidates have to identify the location of their test centres beforehand to reach the test centres on time. The engineering examination will be held from April 24 to 26 and the agriculture-related examination will be conducted on April 28. Candidates are not allowed to wear wristwatches,” added the officials.

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