A total of 22,251 candidates appeared for the District Institute of Education and Training Common Entrance Test (DIETCET-2013) held at 103 examination centres in the district on Friday. According to sources, as many as 2,348 candidates remained absent. Prohibitory orders were imposed in the vicinity of the examination centres as a precautionary measure. The DIETCET was conducted for admission into two-year Diploma in Education (D.Ed) in Government District Institutes of Educational Training (DIETs). A team headed by DIET-CET special observer Balaiah visited several examination centres in the town . The test was conducted by the Department of School Education.