The second day of the CUET-UG exam was beset by technical issues, and numerous students said that after waiting for two hours, they learned that the exams for the day had been cancelled.

However, according to the National Testing Agency (NTA), the first shift of the Common University Entrance Test (CUET)-Undergraduate test was successfully administered at 95% of the centres nationwide.

Ganika, who wants to pursue BA (Hons) Sociology in Delhi University, said, “I came from Chhatarpur to the exam centre in Noida Sector 64 (about 34 km). We were made to sit on the terminals. At 12 pm, we were told that the exam will not be conducted today since there are technical issues. Yesterday, my sister came all the way from Narela to this centre (about 84 km) but had to return due to the same issue.”

“This is height of mismanagement,” she added.

Another CUET candidate, Hemanshe Udar, voiced a similar complaint.

“I left my home in Dwarka Sector 51 (44 km) at 5.30 am to reach the centre on time. But we were told after nearly three hours that the paper won’t happen today and we have to return on August 12. It is extremely difficult to commute from so far,” she said.

Her mother claimed that while many parents took time off work to follow their wards, it was challenging for parents as well.

The second phase of the CUET-UG got off to a rough start on Thursday when the NTA was forced to cancel the second shift exam at all 489 centres and postpone the first shift at select sites in 17 states due to administrative and technological difficulties.

These examinations will take place on August 12.

Due to excessive rains, the NTA has also postponed the CUET-UG in Kerala, which was originally planned on August 4, 5, and 6. New dates will be given later, according to the NTA.

Some students said on Friday that they were instructed to cut off their admit cards, despite the agency having stated on Thursday that the same card would be valid for those who were unable to sit the exam.

The North Campus traveller Roshni added, “I have to go to the same location tomorrow for my Section 2 exam. We have confirmation that the test will go forward. However, it appears doubtful based on the scenario from yesterday and today.

Some students protested by sitting on a dharna outside the centre, according to an aspirant who asked to remain anonymous.

Aryan Jakhar

Aryan Jakhar works as an Editor-in-Chief at The Shining Media. Also, he is an editor at YouthPolitician (digital media situated in Taiwan). He writes his opinions on social issues at YouthKiAwaaz and also on his blogger website.

By Aryan Jakhar

Aryan Jakhar works as an Editor-in-Chief at The Shining Media. Also, he is an editor at YouthPolitician (digital media situated in Taiwan). He writes his opinions on social issues at YouthKiAwaaz and also on his blogger website.

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