The fourth phase of the Central University Entrance Test (CUET UG) began today, August 17th, and technical issues continued to plague the exam as many students claimed that the exam had been canceled in their respective centers.
Here are the centers that students said they were asked to return to due to technical issues and server issues:
– Guru Hargobind Institute of Information Management and Technology, Delhi
– Asia Pacific Institute in Jasola (Delhi) AIS Assessment Zone
– Aakash International Senior Secondary School Nangloi, Delhi
– Vivekananda Professional Studies Institute, Pitampura
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has made it clear that all affected applicants will have a chance to be retested.
“In a few centers there was a server problem. All affected candidates will have a chance to retest,” UGC chairman Jagadesh Kumar said. PTI.
A few students also claimed that their exam started at least two hours late from the scheduled time.
Devyani, who had traveled to Pitampura for her CUET exam, said, “We waited two hours for the exam to start in the first quarter. Some students were also turned away due to technical issues.”
Another student who did not wish to be identified said: “It’s a total mess. Phase four is underway and the exam cancellations continue. Such an experience with our careers and university lives.”
The fourth phase has started with over 3.6 lakh candidates due to appear for the exam.
CUET is undertaken by those who aspire to gain admission into UG in Central Universities of India.
The review for an additional 11,000 candidates, who were due to appear in the fourth phase from August 17-20, has been postponed until August 30 to accommodate their choice of city for the center, officials said.
According to the original plan, all phases of CUET-UG were to end on August 20.
The National Testing Agency (NTA), which is responsible for conducting the exam, later announced that all phases of the exam would end on August 28. However, the schedule has now been postponed and the review has been split into six phases.
“The examination of more than 11,000 candidates, out of 3.72 lakh candidates, has been postponed until August 30 to accommodate their choice of city for the examination center. The NTA has increased the capacity of the centers and has also added more examination centers, in addition to making efforts to ensure the quality of the centers is improved,” UGC President Kumar had announced.
The second phase of CUET was marred by glitches prompting the agency to cancel the exam at various centers.
Kumar had said the exam was canceled at various centers following indications and reports of “sabotage”.
The examination of the second and third phases was also canceled in the centers of Kerala and Itanagar due to rains and landslides.