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12,000 students to take SAT- 2006 today

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Staff Reporter

Exam centres at different colleges on Osmania University campus

Some 3,000 girls and 6,535 rural students are also taking the testNumber of students taking the test through Telugu medium up to 441Those who are good at basics would not find this exam tough

HYDERABAD: The number of students taking Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT-2006) conducted by well-known teacher C. Ramaiah, has gone up to 12,000 this year. The number of girl students and non-locals, especially from villages, has also increased. As a welcome sign, students taking this test through Telugu medium took a boost to 441. The test is to be held at different venues on the Osmania University campus from 8.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Speaking to reporters, C. Ramaiah said 3,000 girls and 6,535 rural students were taking the test. This year, reservation for SC and ST students was being done away with in his institute in view of the School of Excellence centres set up by the Government at Parvathipuram, Bhadrachalam and Srisailam. Mr. Ramaiah is personally supervising the training being imparted to students in these centres.

He said the SAT was intended to test the ability of the students rather than their memory power, as was done in all IIT exams. Students who are good at basics would not find this exam tough. In order to facilitate the students better, all the venues are arranged on the Osmania University campus with Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education being the main one. A road map is also being printed overleaf the hall ticket.

Declaration of results

Results will be declared after 15 days, after undergoing three valuations. Candidates will be taking this exam from 8.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning with mathematics from 8.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m., a 30-minute break for refreshments, followed by physics test from 11 a.m. to 12 noon and chemistry from 12 noon to 1 p.m. "We request parents to take rest in the specially allotted parent centres and support us to conduct the test without any inconvenience," he appealed.


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