If candidates’ complaints are found to be true, CUET-UG will be conducted again: NTA

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct a re-examination for Common Universities Entrance Test – Undergraduate (CUET-UG) candidates from July 15 to 19 if any complaints raised by them about the conduct of the exam are found to be true, officials said on Sunday, July 7, 2024. Additionally, it also announced the answer key of the undergraduate (UG) entrance exam, paving the way for the declaration of results, albeit delayed.

A senior NTA official said, “Candidates can submit their challenges to the answer key till 6 pm on July 9.” “The NTA is also addressing public complaints received till June 30 regarding the examination conducted for CUET-UG. If any complaint is found to be genuine, the NTA is committed to re-conduct the examination for these candidates at selected centres on any day between July 15 and 19,” the official said.

NTA officials did not comment on the complaints received by the agency, but candidates spoke about time wastage and technical issues at some exam centres. “The challenges made by the candidates will be verified by a panel of subject experts. The result will be declared based on the revised final answer key,” the official said. PTI informed of.

The CUET-UG results have been delayed amid a controversy over alleged irregularities in competitive exams, including the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and National Eligibility Test (NET).

The CUET-UG exam, which was conducted in hybrid mode for the first time across the country, was cancelled in Delhi a night before the exam citing logistical reasons. The exam was later held in the national capital. Earlier, the NTA had announced that the third edition of CUET-UG will be completed in seven days and there will be no normalisation of marks as all the exams will be conducted in a single shift.

The exams for 15 subjects were in pen-paper mode and for the other 48 subjects the exam was conducted in computer-based mode (CBT). Over 13.4 lakh candidates had registered for the common entrance exam for admission to undergraduate courses in 261 central, state, deemed and private universities this year.

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