National Testing Agency cancels exams at 53 centres on Friday due to computer glitches . The agency says penalties will be taken against centers for non-compliance of protocols .
NEW DELHI: After common university entrance test-undergraduate (CUET-UG) exams were cancelled at over 50 centres on Friday due to computer glitches, the National Testing Agency (NTA) announced on Saturday that penalties would be taken against centers for non-compliance of protocols.The agency cancelled exams at 53 centres on Friday, the bulk of which were in Delhi.According to NTA reports, the majority of the centers where the exams had been cancelled since the start of the CUET-UG 2022 on July 15 are likely to be delisted.For students, Saturday was a smooth day after the rooting-out process in centers where the examinations had to be cancelled multiple times in both the undergraduate admission test's phases.It was discovered that some of the centers did not follow established procedures.In a statement, NTA stated that any case of non-compliance would be taken seriously and that tough measures would be taken against these centers to ensure a smooth conduct of examinations in the future.To accommodate the applicants whose tests were postponed, the police is expected to extend the exam beyond the deadline, most likely until August 23.Moreover, students who are facing a clash in their examination dates due to the CUET schedule change are being asked to mail the admit cards for CUET and the exam, which are both scheduled on the same day, to ensure that a new date is given. However, a NTA official said that candidates should write to an attaching both the admit cards for a change in date in the event of a clash of examinations.The NTA has updated all applicants whose August 6 exams were postponed by SMS and email on Friday.Nonetheless, some candidates who missed NTA's call turned up on Saturday for the test and learned it by way of a cancellation notice posted at the test centers.32 of the 53 centers in which exams were postponed are in Delhi. Between August 12 and 14, candidates who were supposed to take their tests will now be accommodated.Another problem has arisen, and it appears that some applicants' admit cards are displaying their latest exam dates after the official deadline of August 20.No mention is made of centers.There are others who are due to take their exams on August 7, 8, and 10 but have yet to receive their admit cards. Candidates who have completed tests in the next three dates but haven't received admission cards will be given a new date because they may not be accommodated in their first choice city.And NTA will extend the dates to accommodate all the applicants without any disruption.