The Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments are likely to hold intermediate and EAMCET 2015 entrance exam separately, informed government officials.
A meeting is scheduled between E S L Narasimhan, the common governor for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, and the education ministers for both states in order to discuss on the issue.
Such a move was in response to a complaint raised by HRD Minister Ganta Srinivas Rao-led delegation that conducting separate examinations for EAMCET and on the Intermediate level is in violation to the provisions under the AP State Reorganisation Act.
What is AP State Reorganisation Act?
According to the Act, the AP State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) will serve as a common institution in both States (Andhra Pradesh & Telangana) for a period of 10 years.
If the intermediate exams for both states are held separately, the career of 20 lakh students appearing for the Class 12 exams in 2015 will land in jeopardy.
Earlier, EAMCET conducted by APSCHE prepared EAMCET merit on the basis of marks scored in Class 12 (Normalised Score ) and EAMCET Score with a 25% and 75% weightage respectively.
EAMCET 2015 Merit- Will it Include Class 12 Marks?
However, if both states go forward with conducting their own separate tests the the Governor has said that they will forego the Class 12 Marks, 25% weightage for preparing the EAMCET 2015 Merit.
Another notable point is that if the exams are held separately, then the students appearing for second year intermediate exams will face hurdles since they had appeared for the combined first year exams.
According to the latest updates, Telangana has already announced the date of its first year Inter exams to be held from March 9, 2015 and second year Inter exams from March 11, 2015.
Similarly, the first year Inter exams in Andhra Pradesh will be held from March 10, 2014 and the second year examinations will be held from March 12, 2015.