EAMCET-II paper leak case: Telangana government decides to conduct exam again

Hyderabad: The Telangana government decided on Tuesday to hold the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET-II) again in wake of the state CID’s probe report stating that the question papers were leaked.

The decision was taken after Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao held a review meeting of the ministers and officials concerned on Tuesday. Schedule for the fresh examination will be announced soon, a statement for the Chief Minister’s office said. “It is unfortunate and painful incident (leakage of question paper). In the wake of leakage of the paper we have no option but to conduct EAMCET once again. I request students and parents to understand the situation and cooperate with the Government,” the Chief Minister said in the statement.

EAMCET-II was conducted on July 9 for entry into medical and dental colleges and the results were declared on July 14. The exam was conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad. Following complaints of question paper leak, Telangana CID conducted a probe and submitted a report recently. So far, six persons have been arrested and whereabouts of another five, allegedly involved in it, identified.

Investigation had revealed that as many as 200 students and their parents allegedly colluded with various brokers involved in the whole episode, the statement said.