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AP EAMCET 2016 Counselling date extends till Oct 9, says SC

Last Updated - September 30, 2016

We have a good news to share with all the AP EAMCET 2016 candidates! In a recent notice by our Hon’ble Supreme Court, the AP EAMCET 2016 Counselling Dates have been extended. The SC released this notice on September 28, 2016, where the counselling of both, TS EAMCET & AP EAMCET, have been extended. While the earlier dates were September 30, 2016, the revised AP EAMCET Counselling 2016 date is now October 7, 2016.

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The SC has extended the counselling dates to fill the medical seats in various medical colleges of in the state of Andhra Pradesh, as well as Telangana. While last date of medical counseling has been extended, on the other side, counselling for convenor quota seats has been completed in both the states.

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What different Parties say?

On the matter of extension of the AP EAMCET Counselling 2016 dates, a bench comprising of Justice Anil R Dave, Justice L Nageswar Rao and Justice Lalit heard the arguments that were presented by the State Government, private medical college managements and the Medical Council of India (MCI). The SC gave a considerable amount of its time, and after looking deep into the matter, it nodded to extend the dates from September 30, 2016 to October 7, 2016. The court said that it has agreed to come up with a new AP EAMCET Counselling date since, the states were not able to complete the AP EAMCET Counselling Process 2016 in the set time.

Counsel for TS Mukul Rohatgi argued, that as the EAMCET paper got leaked, the government was forced to hold EAMCET-3 which had resulted in this delay. Only the first round of counselling could be completed, he said, pleading for 15 days’ time over and above the deadline.

Counsel for AP Rajgopal argued, that as Andhra Pradesh too would be affected due the admission provisions under the clause 371 D which stipulated that 15 per cent seats were to be filled with non-locals (which it needs to share with TS), his client too needed a similar extension. Counsel for the managements of the private colleges Ramesh Allanki too argued on similar lines.

In response to the above arguments, the MCI opposed the petitions that requested for an extension of the EAMCET Counselling Dates. It added that such extensions will be demanded by other states too and hence, which can create problems in future.

After hearing all the parties, the bench agreed to give a week’s extension, keeping in mind the piquant situation arising out of the paper leak and the problem of Telugu students.

Kalaji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences (KNRUHS) vice chancellor, Karunakar Reddy, expressed his satisfaction over the dates being extended.

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AP EAMCET Eligibility to participate in Medical Counselling 2016

Candidates must fulfill the below AP EAMCET Eligibility Criteria in order to take part in its AP EAMCET Counselling:

  • The candidate should have passed Intermediate/10+2 or its equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology) / Biotechnology and English
  • OC candidates should obtain not less than 50% marks in science subjects
  • BC/SC/ST candidates should obtain not less than 40% marks in science subjects
  • OC PH candidates should obtain not less than 45% marks in science subjects

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AP EAMCET List of Important Documents for Counselling

Candidates must carry the below listed documents in original, as well as one of their copies. Presentation of all these documents is mandatary.

  • AP EAMCET Admit Card 2016 for Medical
  • AP EAMCET Rank card 2016 for Medical
  • SSC or equivalent examination showing the Date of Birth
  • Certificate showing marks in qualifying examination in 10+/2 or Equivalent Examination
  • Transfer certificate
  • Study certificates from Class 6 to Intermediate
  • Candidates who have studied in the institutions outside of Andhra Pradesh have to submit 10 years (years of period to be specified) residence certificate of the candidate or either of the parent issued by MRO / Tahsildar
  • Candidates claiming eligibility of reservation under Special categories should furnish the required certificate in support of their claim
  • Permanent Caste Certificate (Integrated Community Certificate) claiming reservation under BC/SC/ST Categories issued by an Officer prescribed (a) Service records & SSC/ SSLC certificate of parent/ relative if parent is not in-service
  • The candidates claiming fee exemption shall produce the latest Income certificate of the Parent issued by MRO / Tahsildar
  • Undertaking  in the form of  Affidavit  on Rs. 100 /- Stamp paper   by the  Parent and candidates stating that the  caste  and area   mentioned  in the  certificates  are genuine and  they will be  held responsible  for any further consequences  as per LAW   if any discrepancy  noticed (Proforma enclosed)
  • Aadhaar Card

AP EAMCET Counselling Fee 2016

The counselling fee for OC/BC candidates is INR 1500 and INR 800 for SC/ST category candidates. Candidates must pay the requisite fee at the reception counter of the counselling centre irrespective of their selection/admission. The counselling fee receipt can be produced in subsequent counselling for entry into the counselling centre. If the candidate fails to produce the receipt in subsequent counselling, they will have to pay the counselling fee again. 

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AP EAMCET Helpline Centres 2016

All the AP EAMCET eligible candidates can visit any of the below mentioned AP EAMCET helpline centres in order to get their original documents verified. Candidates must visit any of these centres as per the time allotted to them against their AP EAMCET Rank.

The Telangana candidates who are seeking admission through unreserved (15%) and State wise quota seats, have to attend Helpline centres 1 and 4 (JNTUH, Hyderabad and NTRUHS, Vijayawada) only, as the concerned officials of all the welfare departments  of  both  the  States  will be available at these two centres. The list of documents verification centre is given below:

Helpline CentreVenue
VijayawadaDr NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada
VisakhapatnamOpp. School of Distance Education, Andhra University Campus, Visakhapatnam
TirupatiOld MBA BUILDING, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati
HyderabadJNTUH Campus, Kukatpally, Hyderabad

AP EAMCET Seat Matrix of Medical Seats 2016

The EAMCET Seat Matrix for medical seats in Andhra Pradesh is given in the below table:

Number of MBBS seats in Government medical collegesNumber of MBBS seats in Private medical collegesTotal Seats
1750 (in 11 Government colleges in SW, AU and SVU Area)1650 (in 13 Private colleges in SW, AU and SVU Area)3400

We hope this new move by the SC, of extending the AP EAMCET 2016 Counselling dates, will benefit the students and authorities both. All the candidates who could not make it to the AP EAMCET Counselling, will now be able to make up. Good luck!

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