Medical entrance tests Eamcet babus

| L. VENKAT RAM REDDY
Published Mar 28, 2014, 7:16 am IST
Updated Apr 8, 2019, 8:40 am IST
The latest scam has been causing anxious moments to the Eamcet committee
Pic for representation purpose only
 Pic for representation purpose only

Hyderabad: The grave irregularities in the recent PG medical entrance exam has become a cause of concern for Eamcet officials.Conducting the Eamcet for the medical stream in a fair manner has become a big challenge for JNTU-Hyderabad this year, as it has been facing incidents of ‘hitech copying’ since 2010.

Though officials could successfully check ‘hitech copying’ with the help of the police and intelligence departments then, the latest scam in the PG medical entrance test has been causing anxious moments to the Eamcet committee.

 

Eamcet officials have decided to take the help of police and intelligence departments right from the application stage this year to check irregularities.
The online system introduced for Eamcet came in handy for officials to identify suspicious candidates right at the application stage.

“We are scrutinising all applications thoroughly. The biometric details of students are being taken and cross-checked with Aadhaar details. Though Aadhaar is not mandatory, students who have not submitted Aadhaar details are checked thoroughly. Similarly, candidates with similar names, parent names and addresses are identified through a separate software, and the details are being sent to police for verification,” said Prof. N.V. Ramana Rao, the convener of Eamcet.

 

The officials have also identified certain electronic gadgets with Bluetooth technology, which can scan question papers instantly and send them outside through telecom networks.

“We have identified goggles and watches, which can scan question papers instantly. We will not allow these devices inside the exam centres. Digital watches will not be allowed this year,” Prof. Rao added.

Officials are also gathering data about ‘repeaters’ who have been continuously appearing for Eamcet after passing 10+2 in the 1980s. Data about them is being sent to the police. Officials are also thinking of setting up separate centres for engineering and medical entrance tests in suspect locations to beef up security.

 

At present, the engineering test is held in the morning and medical test in the afternoon at the same centres. With just an hour gap between the two tests, officials are not in a position to screen students effectively.


 

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Location: Andhra Pradesh




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