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CUET-UG Last Exam Could Not be Held Due to Tech Glitch, Overall 60% Took Test

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Last Updated: August 30, 2022, 21:25 IST

New Delhi, India

60% of 18 lakh students took CUET (Representational Image)

60% of 18 lakh students took CUET (Representational Image)

According to the initial plan, all phases of the CUET-UG were scheduled to conclude on August 20. However, the exam was further deferred and split into six phases to accommodate students whose exam was rescheduled due to several glitches that marred the test.

The debut edition of the Common University Entrance Test (CUET)-UG which concluded Tuesday recorded 60 per cent attendance, according to National Testing Agency (NTA) officials. The exam could not be conducted at a centre at Radha Govind University in Jharkhand due to slow internet speed affecting 103 candidates, they said.

“The exam will be conducted on a later date for these candidates," a senior NTA official said. According to the initial plan, all phases of the CUET-UG were scheduled to conclude on August 20. However, the exam was further deferred and split into six phases to accommodate students whose exam was rescheduled due to several glitches that marred the test.

From technical glitches to last-minute changes in the exam centre and uninformed changes in exam dates to admit cards mentioning past dates, the students many of these issues. With 14.9 lakh registrations, the CUET, the common gateway for undergraduate admissions in all central universities, is now the second biggest entrance exam in the country, surpassing JEE-Main’s average registration of nine lakh.

NEET-UG is the biggest entrance test in India with an average of 18 lakh registrations.

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first published:August 30, 2022, 21:25 IST
last updated:August 30, 2022, 21:25 IST
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