Staff Reporter

Drop in number of candidates appearing for medicine stream

  • 31,959 students to appear for examination
  • Mobile phones, calculators will not be allowed
  • VIJAYAWADA: EAMCET-2007 will be conducted in 56 centres across the city on May 4. As the number of students appearing for the examination rose to 31,959, up from the last year's 27,782, number of examination centres too have been more than doubled, according to K.R.K. Prasad, Vijayawada regional coordinator for EAMCET-2007.

    Addressing a press conference on Monday, Dr. Prasad said that 18,592 students would be appearing for the engineering examination, up from the last year's 14,226. But the number of students appearing for medicine stream had marginally come down to 13,367 from the last year's 13,556. While 34 centres had been allotted for engineering stream, only 22 centres had been earmarked for medicine stream.

    Dr. Prasad made it clear that mobile phones, including camera phones, calculators and other such electronic devices would not be allowed into the examination centre. He advised the students to reach the centre well in advance, as they would not be allowed after 10 a.m. for engineering examination and 2.30 p.m. for medicine examination.

    He said those students who had not received hall tickets could download duplicate hall tickets from the website A passport size photo should be affixed on the downloaded hall tickets, which should be attested by a gazetted officer.

    "If the gazetted officer is not available, students can produce their Intermediate examination hall ticket as a proof of identity along with the duplicate hall ticket and a passport size photo," the coordinator said.

    Dr. Prasad also said the students who had submitted their applications online would have to handover their ICR to invigilator at the time of the examination.

    In the case of any doubt regarding hall tickets, students could contact Dr. Prasad over phone on the following numbers: 2582333, 2584930, 2582334, 2584204, 6592333, 98669-05230, 99080-39565, 98668-13196, 98493-36204.

    Alternatively, they could fax to 2582672 or meet Dr. Prasad in person.