The Telangana government on Tuesday decided to again hold the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET-II) in the wake of the state CID's probe report stating that the question papers were leaked.
The decision was taken after Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao held a review meeting of ministers and officials concerned on Tuesday.
The schedule for the fresh examination will be announced soon, a statement from the CM's office said.
"It is an 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 CM said in the statement.
EAMCET-II was conducted on 9 July for entry into medical and dental colleges and the results were declared on 14 July. The exam was conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad.
Following complaints of the question paper leak, Telangana CID conducted a probe and submitted a report recently.
So far, six persons have been arrested and the 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.