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Pradeep Singh

The National Testing Agency (NTA) postponed the CUET exam set to be held on Friday. The move came after several incidents of technical glitches reported from exam centres. Again on Saturday, the NTA reportedly postponed the CUET UG exam at 53 centres.

Commenting on the issue, the agency said it is committed to protecting the interests of the students and the grievances of the affected students can be addressed at email- cuetgrievance@nta.ac.in.

Taking cognisance of the inconvenience being faced by students at some CUET centres, NTA reviewed the entire situation on Friday. It was found that some centres failed to comply with laid-down protocols and any incidence of non-compliance/ sabotage/ignorance will be viewed very seriously, the NTA said while ensuring strict action against those centres to ensure smooth conduct of the examinations in future.

However, these postponements have not gone down well with the students who have now accused the NTA of being irresponsible in conducting the crucial exam.

A Twitterati wrote, "Ask CUET candidates if the exam is going on smoothly? Being so irresponsible canceling or else changing the center in last minute. Students still not getting there Exam Center address...Is it so called going smoothly?"

"It’s a lie - exams are getting cancelled without any info - we were at at Delhi - Vivek Vihar Centre today for the exam and no information was provided - when we reached the centre an hour before we were informed about the cancellation," fumed another user.

"My exam is scheduled on 7th August. Till now no intimation of centre. And according to you everything is smooth! Sir, this is the biggest disaster ever witnessed in the history of education," claimed an aspirant.

Another aspirant said, "We had never heard such mismanagement in the conduct of a crucial exam like this. It has become a disaster for us. Such irresponsibilities are unacceptable."

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