A recent examination window, enhancement of server capability, and faster supply of query papers to centres throughout the nation are among the many measures being taken by the Nationwide Testing Company (NTA) to keep away from a recurrence of technical glitches within the Frequent College Entrance Take a look at for undergraduate admissions (CUET-UG).
The NTA introduced Sunday that candidates who couldn’t sit for the check between August 4-6 will now be accommodated in recent slots between August 24-28 for which new admit playing cards will even be issued in a number of days.
On Sunday, the fourth day of the CUET-UG second part that began on August 4, exams happened throughout 276 centres. The NTA didn’t announce any cancellations for the second straight day, in a respite from August 4 and 5, when main glitches hit the examination course of, inconveniencing greater than 50,000 candidates.
NTA sources stated the company, in session with the College Grants Fee (UGC), reviewed the elements behind the glitches over the weekend in conferences during which Schooling Minister Dharmendra Pradhan additionally participated. CUET is a computer-based check like Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains.
Whereas 9.1 lakh college students registered for the CUET-UG, every one among them are showing in a number of papers, successfully making the variety of candidates 14.4 lakh. With 61 topics on provide, and each candidate allowed to take a seat for a most of 9 papers, 54,555 distinctive combos of topics have been chosen within the examination that’s being performed in 13 languages.
“Taking classes from our expertise of paper leaks and breach in confidentiality prior to now, we had determined to maintain the window between the add of query papers and the start of the examination as quick as doable. However on August 4, poor Web connectivity hit the method, inflicting as much as two-hour delays. The CUET query papers are bigger in measurement as in comparison with JEE Mains or NEET (Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Take a look at) and take longer to get uploaded,” stated an official.
Furthermore, within the case of round 50 centres, nearly all of them in Delhi and NCR, native observers reached late. “For the central command centre to add the papers, the centre in-charges should be current. They, in flip, make it out there to the scholars. Additionally, when there are delays, they should deal with the state of affairs with sensitivity. As an alternative, there have been reviews of misbehaviour,” the official added.
Whereas 9.1 lakh college students registered for the examination, every one among them are showing in a number of papers, successfully making the variety of candidates 14.4 lakh. With 61 topics on provide, and each candidate allowed to take a seat for a most of 9 papers, 54,555 distinctive combos of topics have been chosen within the examination that’s being performed in 13 languages.
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UGC chairperson M Jagadesh Kumar stated the size and variety of CUET-UG, the second largest when it comes to registrations after NEET, units it aside. “The NTA took a whole lot of care in establishing the papers, so there are not any complaints on problem degree or something associated. That was a serious problem as there have been apprehensions relating to out-of-syllabus questions on account of lack of uniformity amongst numerous boards,” Kumar stated.
Initially, the NTA had determined to supply retests to the affected candidates between August 12-14. “As many as 15,811 candidates requested a date completely different from 12 to 14 August. Equally, many candidates have approached NTA requesting to not schedule their examination between 12 to 14 August as a collection of festivals are falling throughout this era,” NTA senior director (exams) Sadhana Parashar stated.
CUET-UG scores shall be utilized by 90 universities — 44 Centre-run, 12 state-run, 21 non-public and 13 deemed universities — to confess college students to undergraduate diploma programs within the 2022-23 session.