CUET schedule for first and second shifts postponed due to technical difficulties (Photo: PTI)
New Delhi: The second day of the CUET-UG examination saw a technical glitch across the country, leading to the cancellation of the examination at several centres. Students from various states complained that they had to wait for almost two hours, after which they were informed that the exam was cancelled.
According to NTA’s notification, the first and second phases of the exam were postponed due to technical difficulties at 20 and 30 centers respectively. NTA took immediate notice of reports of technical problems in some centres. A report was called for from the field inspector/city coordinator. Based on the recommendations, adjournment has been decided.
NTA is committed to conduct the examination smoothly in the interest of the students, the notification said. Students at the examination center told a different story of their experiences. “I came from Chhatarpur to the examination center in Noida Sector 64 (about 34 km),” said Ganika, who aspires to study BA (Hons) Sociology at Delhi University. We were made to sit at the terminal. At 12 noon we were told that the exam would not be held today due to technical difficulties. Yesterday, my sister came from Narela to this center (about 84 km) but had to return due to the same problem.”
In a poor start, the second phase of CUET-UG on Thursday faced technical and administrative issues, forcing the NTA to cancel the second shift exam at all 489 centers and postpone the first shift at some locations in 17 states. These exams will be held on August 12.
The NTA has postponed CUET-UG in Kerala – scheduled for August 4, 5 and 6 – due to heavy rains and said new dates will be announced later. Although the agency said on Thursday that the same admit card would be valid for those who failed the exam, some students claimed on Friday that they were asked to tear it.
(with inputs from PTI)
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