As many as 1,23,974 students qualified in the engineering stream of the Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agriculture and Medicine Common Entrance Test (EAMCET)-2017 results of which were declared on Friday.
Andhra Pradesh minister for higher education minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao declared the results at the Secretariat in Velagapudi in Amaravati, along with agriculture minister Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy and medical and health minister Kamineni Srinivas.
Though the entrance examination is called EAMCET, it does not contain the medical entrance examination, as it has now been made part of the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) to be held on May 7 all over the country. The EAMCET now covers only engineering, agriculture and pharmacy streams.
The entrance examination was conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Kakinada, on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE).
The AP EAMCET was held in the last week of April completely online. The engineering entrances took place from April 24 to 27, the combined engineering and agriculture exam from April 24 to 28, 2017 and the agriculture entrance on April 28. The exams were held in two shifts— from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
As many as 1,98,064 students registered for the exam from engineering stream and 80,735 registered from the agriculture stream. “In the engineering stream, 79.74% of the candidates qualified in the entrance. In the agriculture and pharmacy streams, 55,288 students qualified,” the minister said.
The results were hosted on the official website: sche.ap.gov.in/eamcet and can be viewed from 5 pm. “We will be sending the ranks and marks details to each student on their registered mobile numbers. They can download their rank cards from the official website from May 12,” Rao said.