Cassian Baliarsingh

The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Tuesday clarified that the students who cast their vote in the upcoming General Elections 2024 will not be barred from entering the exam centers. 

Earlier, there were reports that students with the voting ink on their fingers would be barred from entering the exam rooms. However, the testing agency dismissed all the false rumours and said that students who cast vote and have their fingers inked will indeed be allowed to write their exams. 

Through a press release, NTA informed that no such instructions or guidelines had been issued. The NTA further urged students to be aware of false rumours, reaffirming that exercising their voting rights would not impact their eligibility to write their exams.

In an official statement, the NTA said, “It has been reported to the National Testing Agency (NTA) that there are messages circulating in social media, claiming that individuals who vote in the General Elections to the Lok Sabha and have their fingers inked will be prohibited from entering the examination halls of the examinations conducted by NTA.”

“The above messages are completely baseless and NTA has not issued any such instruction/guideline. Students are request not to pay heed to such rumours and exercise their voting right. Voting will not affect their eligibility to take examinations,” the statement added.

It further read, “The candidates are advised to focus on their studies and prepare well for the forthcoming examinations.”