The CUET-UG exam will now take place from August 24 to 28

New Delhi: The Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUET) UG exam, scheduled for August 4 in 17 states but postponed to August 12 for administrative and technical reasons, will now be held from August 24.

According to the University Grants Commission (UGC), the postponed exam will now take place from August 24-28 instead of August 12-14. New exam admission cards will be issued on the official website of CUET.

CUET’s second slot kicked off on August 4. According to the National Testing Agency (NTA), the exam scheduled for the first slot on August 5, has been postponed in 20 test centers and for the second slot, has been postponed in 30 centers across the country.

According to data provided by the UGC, a total of 15,811 candidates had objected to the test being held from August 12 to 14 and requested that the exam be postponed.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, more than 63,000 students from across the country showed up for CUET. However, on Friday and Thursday, thousands of candidates faced technical difficulties during the two exam slots.

According to UGC President, Mr. Jagadesh Kumar, Sunday morning session has started well in all exam centers across the country as NTA has created a special email id for students to ensure the smooth running of the test.

On the importance of the redress email, he said, “Students can email complaints about subject combination, language preference and quiz by mentioning their application number. Candidates are advised to check the latest updates regarding the exam on the NTA website.

Earlier, senior officials from the Union Ministry of Education, UGC and NTA, as well as Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan reviewed all preparations to ensure the smooth running of the examination.

Jagadesh Kumar had said, “Elaborate arrangements have been made to ensure the smooth running of the CUET exam. We believe that from now on, students will not encounter any technical problems during the test…. A total of 63,404 candidates registered at 276 exam centers across the country.

The review was conducted taking into account the inconvenience caused to students in some centers. According to the NTA, some centers did not follow the prescribed protocol. He said any incidents of non-compliance will be taken very seriously and strict action will be taken against these centres.

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