CTET postponed for three teams of candidates due to a technical problem
In another fiasco of the besieged Central Council for Secondary Education (CBSE), it was forced to postpone exams for large numbers of aspiring teachers on Thursday and Friday due to technical issues. The postponement dates have not yet been announced. This is the first time that the exam has been conducted in an online computer mode.
The Tata Consultancy Services unit, which had been hired to conduct the 2021 Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) for the CBSE, said “on the first day of the exam [December 16], unexpected technical issues impacted operations at some sites during the first shift. In its statement on Twitter, TCS iON said, “As a result, applicants from the affected sites were unable to complete the exam. As a result, we had to cancel the second shift exam.
He added that all candidates who were scheduled to take the test in the second shift on Thursday and the two shifts on Friday would be postponed to a later date. The exams will take place as usual from December 20, he said.
The CBSE statement, on the other hand, claimed that the examination had “been successfully conducted nationwide” in the first shift, while the second shift “could not be completed in due to unexpected technical requirements “. A spokesperson for the CBSE did not respond to questions about the number of applicants affected.
Candidates have stormed centers, blocked roads and took to social media to express their frustration. “Our CTET exam was postponed just before one day and we get messages at 9 pm… we have driven 450 km to reach exam city this winter,” said one candidate named Rajnish.
The CTET is a minimum qualifying exam for school teachers and was scheduled to be held from December 16 to January 13. More than 22 lakh candidates attempted the January 2021 edition. This year, it was decided to conduct the CTET in online mode for the first time, to “motivate futuristic teachers to become proficient in computer science and also save huge amounts of money. waste of paper due to the printing of questionnaires and OMR sheets, ”the CBSE said in a review notice in July.
The CBSE has come under fire in recent weeks for errors and sudden changes in its conduct of the board’s first trimester exams for grades 10 and 12, which were held for the first time in an objective-type format.