Over 11, 000 candidates to appear for test in the district

Stage is set for conduct of the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) slated for Sunday in the city. The examination will be held at 22 centres in the city.

A little over 11, 000 candidates – 9,400 for engineering and 1,667 for medical – will appear for the test in the district, according to V. Radhakrishna Murthy, Regional Coordinator, and K. Surendra, Assistant Regional Coordinator, EAMCET.

Addressing media persons, they said a request would be made to the police and the revenue authorities for effective traffic management on the day.

They recalled that several candidates got trapped in the traffic jams and were not able to attend the examination last year. “The problem should not recur again and we want the police to take necessary steps at all the vulnerable points and avert the traffic bottlenecks,” they said. Mr. Radhakrishna Murthy said it was proposed to keep all the buses of corporate colleges after dropping the students at the respective centres only at the designated points so that the main roads leading to the centres would be free of traffic snarls. APSRTC authorities would be requested to run special buses for transport of rural students to the examination centres.

All the candidates were requested to reach the examination centres an hour before the scheduled time. Those who would come late by even a minute would not be allowed inside the centres, he added.