About 18,870 students will be attempting the premier entrance examination Eamcet for admission into various engineering disciplines on Sunday in the city. In the case of medical stream about 3,623 students will be writing the examination. 39 centres have been identified to accommodate the engineering stream and seven centres have been earmarked for the medical stream. For the engineering stream, the examination will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and for medical stream it will be conducted from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.According to the Regional Coordinator of Eamcet M.M.M. Sarcar, the students have to report to their respective centres at least one hour before the start of the examination. Students will not be allowed to carry any electronic gadgets such as calculators, Ipods and cell phones into the hall.

“Even printed mathematical tables are not allowed. They only have to bring ball pens, erasers, sharpeners and hall tickets. Pencils are being supplied by us. We are planning to install jammers to block cell phone signals at the centres.

Even invigilators are not allowed to carry cell phones inside the hall,” he said. Prof. Sarcar said that all the authorities concerned have been informed to make the necessary arrangements. “The District Collector and the Commissioner of Police have been informed to make the necessary security arrangements, APSRTC people have been told to increase the number of buses to the centres, APEPDCL has been told to take care of the power supply, DMHO has agreed to provide the medical teams at the centres and the respective centres will keep things like water and other amenities ready.”

For the first time, the students have to give their left thumb impression in the nominal roll call sheet apart from their signature.

The Regional Coordinator said that those students, who have not yet received or collected their hall tickets, can download it from the site www.apeamcet.org. The downloaded version will be accepted, but they have to handover the hall ticket to the invigilator on completion of the examination. He also informed that messages concerning the examination centres have already been sent to the students from the convener's office, and those who have not collected or have not downloaded their hall tickets, can approach the respective centres to collect the duplicate hall tickets.