53 examination centres delisted for technical glitches throughout CUET-UG

The Nationwide Testing Company (NTA) on Saturday delisted 53 examination centres from conducting the Widespread College Entrance Check for Below Graduate (CUET-UG) admissions after technical glitches resulted in rescheduling of exams at a number of centres over the past two days. The centres have been additionally warned of strict motion in case of “sabotage”.

The massive variety of complaints from affected college students and their mother and father additionally pressured the Minister for Training Dharmendra Pradhan to carry a evaluation assembly together with officers of his Ministry, the College Grants Fee (UGC), All India Council for Technical Training and NTA.

“We have now cancelled exams at 53 centres. For the remaining schedule of the CUET-UG, no examination might be held at these centres due to the technical issues seen up to now two days,” Vineet Joshi, Director Basic of NTA instructed The Hindu.

“It was discovered that among the centres didn’t adjust to the laid down protocols. Any incidence of non-compliance/sabotage/ignorance might be seen very significantly and strict motion might be taken towards these centres to make sure easy conduct of examinations in future,” the NTA mentioned in a press assertion.

Late on Friday evening, the NTA issued a public discover saying that the examination to be held at these 53 centres on Saturday will now be held between August 12 and August 14.

Of the 53 centres, 32 are in Delhi, 4 every in Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh, two every in Haryana, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram, and one every in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Ladakh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Odisha and Tamil Nadu.

“We’re engaged on a complete plan for exams which have been rescheduled. We’ll intimate the precise schedule in a couple of days. We have now additionally obtained representations from these searching for change in dates due to conflict with different aggressive exams and are wanting into their requests,” Mr. Joshi mentioned. The NTA is but to announce when the outcome might be declared, however the DG mentioned that there might be no delay. “We have now sufficient area obtainable,” he mentioned.

The NTA is conducting CUET -UG 2022 from July 15 to August 20 in two phases at 489 centres in 259 cities in India and 9 cities overseas. The examination is being held in two shifts — morning and afternoon. Roughly 14.9 lakh college students have registered for the examination.

Although the NTA has blamed the take a look at centres, on the primary day of the second section on August 4, it cancelled the examination throughout all centres for the afternoon shift after a two-hour delay in importing the query paper. The morning shift examination at 28 centres was additionally rescheduled to August 12-14. The next day the examination at 20 centres within the morning shift, and at 30 centres within the afternoon shift was postponed following complaints by college students and their mother and father. The primary section of CUET-UG was additionally marred by technical points and so was the UGC-Nationwide Eligibility Check held final month, which can also be carried out by the NTA.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi hit out on the authorities on Twitter, saying the “new training coverage of amrit kaal” was to have “parikshaa pe charcha” (Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interplay with college students) earlier than exams, “no query paper, no dialogue” on the time of exams and “after the examination a future in darkness”. He mentioned, “in the present day what is occurring with college students of CUET is the story of each youth within the nation.”

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