CUET UG: Glitches hit second day, exam cancelled at multiple centers

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On the second day, the UG examination center in Chuet again faced technical glitches. The National Testing Agency (NTA) had the following day to cancel the examination in all 489 centers and postpone the first shift at some places in 17 states.

Students on Friday complained of waiting for two hours before the authorities informed them that the exams scheduled for the day had been cancelled.

“I came from Chhatarpur to Noida Sector 64 (about 34 km) exam center. We were made to sit in the terminal. At 12 noon, we were told that the exam will not be conducted today due to technical problems. Yesterday, my sister from Narela to this center ( about 84 km) came but had to return due to the same problem.” Ganika told news agency PTI.

Ganika wants to do BA (Hons) Sociology in Delhi University

Another candidate of Chuet Hemangshe Udar also made the same complaint.

“I left my home from Dwarka Sector 51 (44 km) at 5.30 am to reach the center on time. But after about three hours we were told that the paper will not be today and we have to return on August 12. It is extremely difficult to travel from such a distance,” he told PTI.

Her mother said it was difficult for parents too, as many took time off from their jobs to accompany their children to the test centre.

The NTA said that the first shift of the examination was completed smoothly in 95% centers across the country. But, several examination centers faced technical glitches as the second shift began on Thursday. These exams will be held on August 12.

NTA has also postponed CUET-UG in Kerala scheduled for August 4, 5 and 6 due to heavy rains.

Some students said on Friday that they were asked to tear their admit cards even though the NTA said on Thursday that the same admit cards would be valid for those who failed to take the exam.

“Tomorrow I have to come to the same center for my Section 2 exam. We have been assured that the exam will be held. But considering the situation yesterday and today, it seems unlikely,” said Roshni, who traveled from North Campus.

A candidate, who did not wish to be named, also told PTI that some students sat on dharna outside an examination center to register their protest.

With inputs from PTI.

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