New Delhi: The Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUET) UG examination, scheduled for August 4 across 17 states but postponed till August 12 due to administrative and technical reasons, will now be held from August 24.
According to the University Grants Commission (UGC), now the postponed examination will take place from August 24-28 instead of August 12-14. The new admit cards for the exam will be issued on the official website of CUET.
The second slot of CUET had started from August 4. According to the National Testing Agency (NTA), the examination scheduled for the first slot on August 5, was postponed at 20 test centres and for the second slot, was postponed at 30 centres across the country.
As per data provided by the UGC, a total of 15,811 candidates had objected to the test being conducted from August 12-14 and had requested the exam be rescheduled.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, over 63,000 students from across the country, appeared for the CUET. However, on Friday, as well as Thursday, thousands of candidates had to face technical difficulties during both slots of the exam.
According to UGC Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar, the morning session on Sunday started well in all examination centres across the country, as the NTA had created a special grievance redressal e-mail ID for students, to ensure the test is conducted smoothly.
About the importance of the redressal e-mail, he said: “Students can email their complaints regarding subject combination, language preference and question paper by mentioning their application number. Candidates are advised to check the latest updates regarding the examination on the NTA website.”
Earlier, top officials from the Union Ministry of Education, UGC, and NTA along with Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, had reviewed all the preparations to ensure smooth functioning of the examination.
Jagadesh Kumar hadsaid: “Elaborate arrangements have been made to ensure smooth running of the CUET exam. We believe that now students will not face any technical glitches during the test…. A total of 63,404 candidates have registered in 276 examination centres across the country.”
The review was conducted taking cognizance of the inconvenience caused to students in some of the centres. According to the NTA, some centres failed to follow the prescribed protocol. It said any incident of non-compliance will be taken very seriously and strict action will be taken against those centres.