Several Common University Entrance Test (CUET)-UG candidates have complained that the exam dates shown on their admit cards have already passed, despite the fact that the dates told to them earlier were different, news agency PTI reported.
The first session of CUET, which was divided into six parts, has been hampered by problems, resulting in cancellation of exams at many centers and delay in exams for some students.
However, attempts to adjust the choice of city for the exam center along with postponing the exam for some candidates have worried students, as their admit cards and city information slips show different dates.
Students have written to the National Testing Agency (NTA) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) seeking one more chance to take the exam.
Yuvraj Singh Chauhan of Jodhpur, Rajasthan has been informed that his exam is scheduled on 10th August. When he downloaded his admit card on August 7, he was astonished to see that his exam date had already passed.
“Admit cards are not available long before the exam and only city information slips are available. Even if the exam date is changed, some intimation has to be given. My exam date is already passed and I’m going to call NTA about the problem. I am emailing. Do re-test, but I haven’t heard from them yet,” he was quoted by PTI in his report.
A similar complaint is of Atulsen Singh Yadav of Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh.
He said, “My exam was rescheduled on 30th August as I retained my inner city (Balrampur) but today when I download the admit card the exam date is 17th August, which is already over. ” According to UGC chairman M Jagadesh Kumar, students complaining will have to write to the NTA with their application number. “After verification, the NTA will take a decision on allowing them to write the exam again,” he said.
The fifth part of the crucial exam, which serves as a gateway for undergraduate admissions in premier institutions across the country, began on Sunday.
Nikhil R Mishra, a CUET aspirant from Bihar, was stunned to find his admit card because not only the date of the exam given in the city information slip had been changed, but also his designated city, which was five hours away.
“If we keep worrying about this, how will we study and prepare for the exam? How can one concentrate amidst such chaos?” They said.
Raunak Patkar of Kanpur received an email on 6 August informing him that his exam was scheduled for the second shift on that day.
However, his admit card was not available for download till a day earlier, and the date on which he was earlier informed was wrong.
As per the original plan, all the phases of CUET-UG will be completed by August 20.
The NTA, which is in charge of conducting the entrance test, later said that all the phases of the examination would be completed on August 28.
However, the exam has now been divided into six phases and the schedule has been postponed further.
The UGC chairman had earlier said that the test was canceled at several places due to complaints of “sabotage”.
With 14.9 lakh registrations, CUET, the common entrance test for undergraduate admissions in all central institutes, has crossed nine lakh registrations of JEE-Average Mains.
With an average of 18 lakh registrants, NEET-UG is the biggest entrance exam in India.
(with inputs from PTI)
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