Heated arguments at EAMCET centres

Staff Reporter

Many students could not write the exam

At some centres, exam hall is far from main gate

Traffic problems prove a hindrance, say many students

ELURU: Logistic problems reversed the fortunes of several candidates who appeared for the Engineering, Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) in the city on Thursday. A good number of students could not make to the exam due to their failure to stick to the deadline set by the examiners for entering the exam halls in view of `practical problems’. As a result, they were not allowed to write the EAMCET. It may be recalled that the organizers of the EAMCET stated in advance of the exam that the students, who would fail to reach examination centres sharp at 10 am, would not be allowed to appear for the exam. Heated arguments were witnessed between the students and examiners on the timing. The students claimed to have reached the main gates of the examination centres within the stipulated time. But it took a few more minutes to reach the examination halls since the halls were located a little bit away from the main gates. But they were disallowed into the halls. Incidentally, many colleges such as Sir C.R. Reddy Engineering College, Sir C.R.R. Polytechnic College, Sir C.R. R. Women’s College chosen to be the venues for EAMCET have the examination halls so far that it would take more than five minutes for the students to reach them from the main gates by walk.

Meanwhile, the students regretted that the traffic bottlenecks proved to be a major hindrance for them to reach the centres before the deadline. All the colleges chosen as exam centres right from Sir C.R. Reddy College to Sir C.R. R. Engineering College along the Eluru-Vijayawada main road were jampacked with students, parents and their vehicles, leading to traffic snarls.

According to information, 9,700 candidates for the Engineering stream and 1,882 for Medical stream appeared for the EAMCET.

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