DTE asks candidates to be on time for exam

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Taking the steps cautiously after a number of incidents of denying entry to the late entrants and other security issues during UGC-NEET entrance examination held on Sunday, the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) has issued a letter of instructions for the upcoming Maharashtra common entrance test (MH-CET) to be held on May 10. 

Pune: Taking the steps cautiously after a number of incidents of denying entry to the late entrants and other security issues during UGC-NEET entrance examination held on Sunday, the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) has issued a letter of instructions for the upcoming Maharashtra common entrance test (MH-CET) to be held on May 10. 

The MH-CET exam will be conducted for admissions in engineering (BE/BTech)/ pharmacy (BPharm)/ DPharm courses, agricultural engineering (BTech agri)/ BSc in agriculture.

As many as 1.4 lakh candidates from across Maharashtra will be appearing for this exam. Out of which, over 47,000 candidates are from Pune. There are around 111 centres spread across Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad areas. The exam will be conducted in four districts namely Pune, Ahmednagar, Solapur and Satara. District officer of each district is the chief of their region’s centres. 

Time to reach:
-The students are expected to reach their centres at 9.15 am, while the exam will begin at 10 am sharp. No candidate will be allowed inside the examination hall post 10 am. 

-The first paper will be of mathematics for students of physics, chemistry and mathematics (PCM) and physics, chemistry and mathematics and biology (PCMB).

-Each exam will be of one-and-half-hour. Even candidates of physics, chemistry and biology (PCB) should reach their centres at the given time to avoid any confusion or problem.

-DTE has also instructed that candidates should note the name and address of their centres carefully and suggested to locate it a day prior to the examination to avoid any kind of confusion regarding the location of the centres. 

-It also directed the candidates to carry all necessary documents like original copy of identity proofs like Pan card/Aadhaar card/driving licenses/voter ID/school or junior college identity card to the centre.

Instructions:
-Candidates are allowed to bring only two black ink ball pen, water bottle, transparent writing pad, admit card and identity card inside the examination hall. 

-Apart from this books, bag, mobile, calculator, log table will not be allowed in the hall. 

-DTE has also directed the security guards, invigilators at the centres to frisk the students to ensure that no one carries any kind of chits or papers inside the examination hall. 

-A blank paper will be provided attached to question paper in which candidates can do their rough work. 

-Candidates should not use any other paper or medium to do their rough works if, at all found, strict action will be taken against him/her. 

-Candidates will not be permitted to leave the exam hall for any reason while the examination is going on.

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