THE SECOND phase of the Common University Entrance Test (CUET-UG) 2022 ran into a major technical snag on Thursday, forcing over 50,000 candidates across the country to return from centres without taking the exam as the National Testing Agency (NTA) failed to upload question papers on time.
The NTA, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Education, said these candidates would be assigned slots between August 12-14. “The same admit card will be valid for the concerned candidates whose examinations have been postponed,” NTA senior director (exams) Sadhana Parashar said in a statement.
The last date of the second phase of the exam, for which 14.4 lakh candidates have registered, is August 20.
On Thursday, glitches were first reported in 41 centres across 29 cities, affecting about 4,000 candidates who were assigned the morning slot (9 am-12.15 pm). Apart from Delhi and Ladakh, the affected centres were located across 15 states: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal. These candidates will have to appear for the exam on August 12, the NTA said.