NEW DELHI: The CUET-UG for more than 11,000 candidates who were scheduled to appear in the fourth phases has been deferred to August 30 to accommodate their choice of city for exam centre, officials said Saturday. The fourth phase of the Central Universities Entrance Test-Undergraduate was scheduled from August 17-20 and a total of 3.72 lakh candidates were set to appear.
The National testing Agency (NTA), which is responsible for conducting the exam, had announced earlier all phases of the exam will conclude on August 28.
“The exam for over 11,000 out of 3.72 lakh candidates has been postponed to August 30 accommodate their choice of city for exam centre. NTA has increased the capacity at centres and also added more exam centres besides making efforts to ensure that the quality of the centres is enhanced,” UGC Chairman Jagadesh Kumar said.
“It has also been decided to station additional technical manpower by deploying the facility of Associate Professor level as technical observor at every centre to ensure smooth conduct of examination,” he added.
The second phase of Common University Entrance Test (CUET) was marred with glitches prompting the agency to cancel exams at various centres.
Those who could not take the CUET UG exam in Phase 2 conducted on 4, 5 & 6 Aug either due to technical reasons or due to cancellation of the Centre, will be allowed to appear in Phase 6 which will be held from 24 to 30 August. Their Admit Cards will be released on 20 August. As per the reports, their cities and dates of examinations are also being intimated today.
Kumar had last week said the exam was cancelled at various centres following indications and reports of “sabotage”.