The Telangana government on Tuesday decided to re-conduct the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET-II) in 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 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.
EAMCET-II was conducted on July 9 for entry into medical and dental colleges and the results were declared on July 14. The exam was conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad.
Following complaints of question paper leak, Telangana CID conducted a probe and submitted a report recently.
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.
Meanwhile, Telangana's main opposition Congress urged Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan to dismiss two ministers in the case.
A delegation of party leaders submitted a memorandum to the governor, seeking a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the paper leak.
Party's state unit chief Uttam Kumar Reddy told reporters after meeting, that the inquiry by the CID will not bring out the truth, and the party urged the governor to dismiss Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Kadiam Srihari and Health Minister Laxma Reddy.
Former minister D. K. Aruna, said the Chief Minister should resign owning moral responsibility for the leakage of EAMCET-II question paper. She said the TRS chief had not responded to the allegations about his family's involvement in the racket.
Congress leader in Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbi had said last week that he suspect the involvement of Chandrasekhar Rao's son and IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao in question paper leakage.
Inputs PTI, IANS