Telangana EAMCET 2020 counselling: A day after the high court stopped the second phase of Engineering, Agriculture, Medical Common Entrance Test (Eamcet)-2020 counselling, the Telangana government has relaxed the 45% eligibility criteria. The state government has revised the eligibility criteria for the TS EAMCET counselling 2020.
The new schedule for candidates to apply online, pay processing fee and attend for certificate verification as per the new criteria will start on October 31.
As per Government order issued by the higher education department on Thursday, all students who have cleared Intermediate exams will be qualified for Eamcet-2020 counselling.
As per the earlier Eamcet notification, candidates with 45% marks in the subjects specified in Intermediate except for B Pharmacy course were eligible for counselling.
According to the earlier Eamcet notification released by Telangana higher education department, candidates with 45% marks with respect to the general category and 40 per cent with respect to the candidates from the reserved category in the subjects mentioned in Intermediate except for B Pharmacy course were eligible for counselling.
But, as per the new notification, the minimum qualifying marks would not be taken as a one time measure by the government due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Authorities to permit such students to appear for counselling in respect of TS-Eamcet (Admissions)– 2020 without insisting on the eligibility criteria for qualifying examination marks. This order applies only for this year i.e., 2020-21 as a special case and shall not be precedent in future, and shall not be applied from 2021-2022 onwards,” the GO said.
The revised schedule reads that candidates will be able to apply online, pay the processing fee and attend for certificate verification as per the relaxed qualifying criteria on October 31. Certificate verification for already slot-booked candidates in the final phase will be conducted on November 1.
The provisional allotment of the seats will be released on November 4, 2020, and the candidates need to pay the tuition fee and self-report via the website from November 4 to 7, 2020.