The fifth phase of the crucial exam, which is a key component for undergraduate admissions in central universities across the country, started on Sunday.
A lot of students who are taking the Common University Entrance Test (CUET)-UG is saying that the date on their admit cards has already passed. This is different from the date that they were originally told. This is causing problems because the first edition of CUET has been canceled at multiple centers and postponed for several candidates.
However, the rescheduling of the exam for several candidates and attempts to accommodate the choice of city for the exam center has caused some anxiety among students as their admit cards and city intimation slips mention different dates.
The students have been reaching out to the National Testing Agency (NTA) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) requesting another chance to appear in the examination. However, both agencies have been firm in their stance that there will be no re-examination for students who have already appeared for the test.
“I was originally supposed to take my exam on August 30, but it got rescheduled because I’m from Balrampur. But when I went to download my admit card today, the date mentioned was August 17, which has already passed.”
Nikhil R Mishra, an exam taker for the CUET exam in Bihar, was surprised to see his exam date and city had changed on his admit card. The city he was allotted for the exam was five hours away from the one he originally signed up for.
Raunak Patkar from Kanpur was notified by email on August 6th that his exam would be in the second shift. However, up until the day before his exam, he still hadn’t been able to download his admit card and the date given to him originally was different from the day of his exam. If students like Raunak keep worrying about things like this, how will they be able to focus and study for their exams?
The CUET-UG was scheduled to conclude on August 20 but has been pushed back to August 28 due to NTA’s announcement. The exam has been split into six phases and the UGC chairman says this is due to “sabotage” reports from several centers.