In the wake of the Telangana state CID's probe report stating that the question papers were leaked, the government of Telangana state decided to hold a re-examination for TS EAMCET-II.
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.
Telangana State Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET-II) was earlier held on July 9, 2016 and the results were declared on July 14, 2016. The exam is held by the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad for admissions into medical and dental colleges across the state.
Following complaints of question paper leak, Telangana CID conducted a probe and submitted a report recently.
According to TOI, 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.