AP Engineering Entrance Test results announced. Boys secure top ten ranks 

The EAPCET was conducted from July 4 to July 12 this year across centres in AP and Telangana
Boys secure all ten top ranks | Pic: EdexLive
Boys secure all ten top ranks | Pic: EdexLive

Boys have secured all the top ten ranks in the Engineering entrance examination conducted by the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) this year, possibly the first such occasion in the Common Entrance Test. APSCHE Chairman Hemachandra Reddy called it a "sheer coincidence", adding that it was a rare occurrence, as stated in a report by PTI. 

Education Minister Botsa Satyanarayana released the results of the AP Engineering, Agriculture and Pharmacy Common Entrance Test 2022 (EAPCET 2022) on Tuesday, July 26. The examination was held from July 4 to July 12 across centres in AP and Telangana. 

Of the 1,94,752 students who appeared for the Engineering entrance test, 1,73,572 (89.12 per cent) have qualified. In Agriculture and Pharmacy streams, 83,411 of the 87,744 (95.06 per cent) students who took the test have qualified, the Minister said, as per PTI.  

"In all, 2,82,496 students appeared for the EAPCET this year. Of them, 2,56,983 have qualified, with 40 out of 160 being the qualifying mark for OC and BC students. All SC and ST students stood qualified on mere appearance in the exam," Botsa added.

The Education Minister said no weightage has been given this time for intermediate marks in EAPCET, since the first-year students were considered as passed without an exam due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year. He said a total of 1,48,283 seats were available in 258 Engineering colleges, including private, in the state. "That leaves a shortfall of 25,289 seats as the number of qualified students is higher," Botsa noted.

Dates for admission counselling would be announced later as it is usually done after the completion of admissions in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology. Botsa said that 35 per cent of the total available seats would be filled under government quota, wherein the students' fee would be reimbursed, as per PTI. 

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