EAMCET Counseling – doubts and clarifications | Commonly raised doubts regarding EAMCET Counseling and their answers

August 14th, 2010| Education.

EAMCET Counseling – doubts and clarifications | Commonly raised doubts regarding EAMCET Counseling and their answers

EAMCET counseling dates are nearing. There is curiosity among the students and their parents. They are busy with the selection of branches and colleges. There are many doubts which need to be clarified by professionals. Some of the frequently asked questions and answers are given here.

Who are local and non local candidates? Candidates belonging to which districts, become local to which of the Universities?

There are three university regions in Andhra Pradesh. They are Osmania University, Andhra University and Sri Venkateswara University. Nagarjuna University comes under Andhra University region. Sri Krishnadevaraya University falls under Sri Venkateswara University region. Kakatiya University comes under Osmania University region. 85% of the seats are reserved for local students of that University. To the remaining 15% unreserved seats both local, non-local candidates are eligible.

Andhra University Area: The students of Srikakulam, Vijayanagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam districts come under Andhra University region.

SV University area: The students of Nellore, Chittoor, Anantapuram, Kurnool and Cuddapah districts come under SV University region.

Osmania University area: The students of Khammam, Karimnagar, Nalgonda, Adilabad, Mehaboobnagar, Warangal, Nizamabad, Hyderabad, Rangareddy and Medak districts come under Osmania University region.

Various points are taken in to consideration before deciding whether the candidate is local or non-local. A candidate is considered as local candidate of that district if he studied continuously in that area for four years prior to Intermediate. If the local status can not be decided depending on these four years, another three years of middle level studies are considered. The candidates become local to that area where he studies for more time in the last seven years. Other candidates will be considered as non-local candidates.

Is there any chance to change the branch in second year?

There is absolutely no chance to change the branch. This does not happen in any college.

Are reservations available this year for BC-E?

BC-E reservations provided to Muslim minorities are available this year also. This case is now in the court. Authorities are expecting a positive judgment. BC-E reservations were implemented previous year also.


Is there any use with the local rank? Does the state rank is to be mentioned or local rank is to be mentioned in web counseling?

EAMCET counselling always depend on the State rank. Seats are allotted to candidates based on the state rank. There is no connection between counseling and local rank. More over there is no use mentioning the local rank.

What are the certificates to be submitted for fee reimbursement by various categories of candidates?

Income certificate, Caste certificate and salary certificates etc should be submitted.

Is fee reimbursement available this year?

Yes, fee reimbursement is available this year.



When and where are the fees to be paid after allotment of seat?  Do the fees have to be paid even when the candidate is eligible for fee reimbursement?

The fee is to be paid in the nearby bank after allotment of seat. Download the allotment letter and challan form. Take all the receipt to join in the college. Candidates who are eligible for fee reimbursement need not pay the fees. And this matter will be mentioned in the allotment order, when allotting a seat to fee reimbursement eligible candidates.

What is meant by management quota? How are these seats filled? Is there any chance of management quota seats increasing this year?

70% seats are filled under convener quota and the remaining 30% seats are considered as management quota. Of the total seats in an engineering college, 30% of the seats are filled by the college management, under management quota. For example if there are 100 seats in a college and 70 seats are convener quota seats. Remaining 30 are management quota seats. Even if a candidate did not write EAMCET they can join engineering under management quota. Only eligibility criteria is that they should at least have 55% aggregate in Intermediate. Candidates who wrote EAMCET also can register for a management seat. Finally the seat will be allotted based on the merit list. This year the fee for convener quota is Rs.31,000 and management quota is Rs.95,000.

Can candidates of other districts attend web counselling at Hyderabad or do they have to attend web counselling in their own districts?

Candidates can appear for web counselling in their own districts or they can even attend web counseling at Hyderabad. 50 helpline centers are set up all over Andhra Pradesh on behalf of Higher Education department.

When is the seat allotted? Can the options be given from an Internet Center?

Any student can give their option from the internet center or from home. There is a convenience to give options from the helpline centers also. Seat allotment is done one or two days after giving the options.


When and where are the certificates verified? Is taking original certificates for verification compulsory, or is it enough to take the Xerox copies?

EAMCET web counselling notification will be issued soon. It will be published in the notification, when and where to attend the verification of certificates. Students can attend the certificate verification at the helpline centers set up on behalf of the Higher Education department. Original Certificates are to be taken for verification.

Which are the certificates to be taken during counselling registration?

The details of certificates to be taken at the time of EAMCET counselling will be given in the web counseling notification. EAMCET hall ticket, caste certificate, income certificate, tenth class marks memo, intermediate mark list and study certificate are to be carried by the student.

What is NRI quota?

15%, of the total 30% management seats are allotted for NRIs. The fee for NRI seats is decided as $ 5,000 under management quota.

Is there any chance for sliding in web counselling?

Yes, there is a chance for sliding.

What are the number of Engineering colleges and seats in Andhra Pradesh?

There are more than 660 Engineering colleges in Andhra Pradesh presently. Total number of seats is 2.26 lakhs. There is a chance of increase in number of seats this year.

What are the other fees to be paid to the college apart from the fees paid at the counselling?

All the students who are allotted seat through EAMCET web counselling has to pay the fees like library, maintenance fees etc. as per the rules and regulations of the college.


Does the local and non-local issue apply to the campus colleges? What is the situation with the JNTU campus colleges?

Local and non-local issue applied to all the colleges and campuses.

On which basis are the banks giving loans to the students who are joining Engineering?

All the national banks are sanctioning loans to the students basing on the qualification of the student.

Are there any free seats in Engineering Colleges? What is the qualifiction to join in them?

There are not free seats in Engineering Colleges.

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