Officials are keeping a close watch on some of the older candidates, as also those who have a history of malpractice
About 1,500 candidates who passed their Intermediate examination between 1980 and 2007 and writing the Eamcet this year will be kept on a tight watch.
A meeting of the Eamcet committee with higher education and intelligence officials here on Tuesday reviewed various aspects of the exam with a view to nullifying use of illegal means by candidates.
Officials have passed on information on the ‘senior’ candidates to the intelligence department for verification of their antecedents.
They also observed that several candidates have chosen examination centres away from their residential areas. Such intentions would also be verified by the police.
Candidates with known history of indulging in malpractice will also be under watch, the Eamcet convenor N.V. Ramana Rao said.
The meeting was attended by senior officials including Inspector-General, Intelligence.