Even as the National Examinations Authority (NTA) is checking for repeated technical glitches and may cancel some centers, candidates are panicking because the agency has not issued their cards. admitted for Sunday exam until Friday night. Regarding Friday’s exams, the NTA said the first exams have been postponed at 20 centers and the second exams have been postponed at 30 centers, but no announcement has been made about a new date. .
Meanwhile, at around 11pm on Friday, for Saturday’s exam, some candidates received text messages and emails from NTA stating that their test had been postponed to 12-14 Aug 2022 for some reason. administrative / logistical.
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On Friday again, candidates returned home depressed after a glitch derailed their efforts. While in many centers, the test cannot be uploaded to a computer, in others, candidates are stuck in the middle of the test due to frequent disconnections or incomplete downloads. In total, more than 10% of the centers were affected.
On Thursday, exams in the first time slot (9am-12pm) were postponed at 41 centers spread across 17 states/UT. The agency also canceled out second place for all 489 centers after being unable to upload a joint report. The NTA also postponed the inspection in Kerala – scheduled for August 4, 5 and 6 – due to heavy rain and said a new date would be announced later.
Ganika, who wants to study a Bachelor of Sociology at Delhi University, said: “I came from Chhatarpur (Delhi) to the cram school in Noida Sector 64 (about 34 km). We were made to sit at the terminal. At 12pm we were informed that the exam would not be conducted today due to technical issues. Yesterday, my sister traveled all the way from Narela (Delhi) to this center (about 84 km) but had to turn back due to the same problem. This is the pinnacle of mismanagement.”
According to the agency’s sources, exams at many centers had to be canceled for two reasons – reports of server crashes and problems with exam loading and a few due to protocol errors. security.
A senior NTA official said that some centers are now under control as the majority of technical problems are being reported from these centers. Moreover, there are also centers that constantly fail the mock test at the last minute and have server problems.
“The NTA is currently inspecting the centers for reported technical problems. Reports by observers and center coordinators are under review on the operational viability of the centres. If necessary, these centers will be canceled for future exams,” the official said.
“There were also centers that canceled exams ahead of time. These centers have failed the security protocol or in the mock test, meaning that applicants in these centers will in all probability face technical problems,” the official said. more.
Candidates with exams on August 7 have been on social media throughout the day tagging the NTA because of admission tag issues. In addition, there are candidates who share admission cards on social media claiming that they have been allocated a city they did not choose.
While the NTA has expressed confidence that it will be able to accommodate candidates who have had their exams canceled during the remaining days and available time, sources within the agency said it would extend the exam if necessary. two to three days.
NTA is conducting CUET (UG) – 2022 from July 15 to August 20 (excluding dates for other university exams and public holidays) at 489 centers in 300 cities across throughout India and nine cities outside India.