Conducting the Education Common Entrance Test (EdCET) 2014 all over Andhra Pradesh, including Telangana on June 2 may not be a problem though June 2 is also the appointed day for formation of Telangana State, Andhra University Vice-Chancellor and Chairman of EDCET 2014 G.S.N. Raju said.

Addressing the media here on Monday, he said: “This issues have been brought to the notice of AP State Council of Higher Education but no instruction has been received so far and APSCHE may take a decision depending on the situation prevailing then.” If a holiday was sought on that day by the Telangana region, a decision has to be taken accordingly, he said.

EdCET 2014 is scheduled to be held at 42 centres, including 13 under the Osmania and Kakatiya universities’ areas.

The last date for submitting examination application form along with application registration and processing fee of Rs. 150 is April 24 without late fee and April 30 with a late fee of Rs. 500. Uploading corrections is allowed between April 25 and 27, Convener of EdCET 2014 Nimma Venkata Rao said. Key will be issued on June 5 and the final key on June 12 after receiving objections. Ranks will be released on June 23.

A total of 50,050 seats in the 618 B.Ed. colleges will be filled up under the Convenor’s quota and 16,680 under the management quota.

Online application

With applications for EdCET 2014 to be received only online, Prof. Venkata Rao advised the candidates to be careful while filling their application. It is not a complicated or difficult procedure but an easy one if the instructions are followed, he said. The blank model application form has to be downloaded for reference and after filling up all the columns. Fee can be paid at the AP Online or MeeSeva centers or by credit or debit cards. If the fee is paid at the AP Online or MeeSeva centres, the challan number has to be mentioned in the box specified for the same in the online application. It means the fee has to be paid before filling up the application and the fee challan number has to be with the candidates while filling up the online application. In case of credit or debit cards, only Visa, Master and Maestro cards must be used. Photo and signature must be uploaded. Filling up some columns is mandatory and the candidate’s address, mobile phone number and email address have to be mentioned without fail. Receiving applications online has commenced and so far 32,760 applications were received.

All information about the examination is available on the websites www.edcet2014.info or www.apedcet.org, he said. The second website also has user guide. EdCET office can also be contacted over telephones 0891 2579797 or mobiles 76710 22096 or 83329 48791 or in person at the EdCET office in the Examination Block of AU College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam530 003.