cuet: Glitches at CUET again, 2nd shift exams put off

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NEW DELHI: The primary day of the second section of the Widespread College Entrance Take a look at for undergraduate programs — CUET(UG) — was marred by a number of technical glitches, a lot in order that the Nationwide Testing Company (NTA) conducting the essential check for admissions to all central many state college schools needed to postpone the exams.

Candidates within the morning slot at 41 centres throughout 29 cities and 17 states/Union territories have been despatched again because of “technical issues”. The glitches have been extra widespread within the afternoon slot as the final check paper did not get uploaded on the display screen, forcing the NTA to cancel the complete second shift of the examination at over 400 centres.

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Within the night, the company introduced that the postponed first shift exams might be carried out on August 12 and the second shift exams from August 12 to 14, 2022. The primary section, which was carried out between July 15-20, too was suffering from technical points.

“Attributable to varied administrative and technical causes, the CUET (UG) scheduled for August 4 (first shift) has been postponed to August 12 for just a few examination centres in 17 states,” mentioned Sadhana Parashar, senior director, NTA.

“Additional, due to technical causes, the query paper for the second shift of the examination may solely be uploaded at 5pm and the obtain at 489 centres may begin at 5.25pm, whereas the examination was scheduled to start from 3pm,” she added.

In the meantime, the NTA in its notification, mentioned, “Studies have been requested from the observers/metropolis coordinators on the bottom. Based mostly on their suggestions, the second shift scheduled for August 4, 2022 (from 3pm to 6pm) is cancelled and the identical will now be carried out between August 12 to 14, 2022.”

Thursday’s exams have been postponed in 5 cities in Tamil Nadu and 4 every in Jharkhand and Maharashtra. The exams have been postponed in two cities every in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Candidates are also sad with the last-minute modifications. “My CUET examination was scheduled on August 4 however after I reached the centre, my examination centre academics advised me that the examination has been cancelled and is now scheduled on August 12. Additionally, they modified my examination date from August 5 to August 4 with none official intimation,” mentioned Arpit, a candidate.

Mudit Pratap Singh, a candidate at a centre in UP’s Sultanpur, tweeted: “Together with me, 50-60 college students have been unable to finish their examination. The pc display screen was not displaying questions and choices at my centre. However NTA has talked about solely two cities in UP of their discover. So disgusting. Together with Sultanpur district, few different districts additionally confronted the identical drawback.”

One other candidate alleged in a tweet, “I and my father travelled 300km to the examination centre. However after arrival officers mentioned that my examination is cancelled because of technical issues. What sort of joke is that this?”

Many are nonetheless perplexed in regards to the purported discover. “My CUET slot-1 examination dated August 4 at NTA centre 3 Noida 64 has been cancelled and rescheduled to August 12. Please NTA present me with a transparent picture of the admit card and centre particulars for the rescheduled examination,” Dhiraj Kumar wrote on Twitter.

“The checks in lots of methods weren’t getting began due to which college students needed to sit idle for hours,” a Twitter person alleged.

The NTA has been issuing admit playing cards 4 to 5 days forward of the examination. Nonetheless, some college students who nonetheless haven’t acquired their admit playing cards for his or her August 7 exams are in panic and took to social media to specific their anguish.

Based on the NTA, the admit playing cards of candidates whose examinations (on August 4) have been postponed might be legitimate for the postponed exams too. Additionally, if a candidate has issues taking the check from August 12 to 14, the company has requested them to ship an electronic mail mentioning their roll quantity and desired date for taking the check.

The NTA is conducting CUET (UG)-2022 from July 15 to August 20 (excluding the times of different undergraduate examinations, and gazetted holidays) at 489 centres positioned in roughly 259 cities throughout India and 9 cities outdoors India.

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