Report Wire - CUET First section: NTA permits retest for 19 candidates who missed examination as a result of venue change

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CUET First section: NTA permits retest for 19 candidates who missed examination as a result of venue change

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CUET First phase: NTA allows retest for 19 candidates who missed exam due to venue change

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has allowed 19 candidates who missed the Common University Entrance Test (CUET-UG) in July as a result of last-minute modifications in examination centres to take a seat for a retest.

NTA officers mentioned the retest might be held throughout the second section of the CUET-UG, which begins on August 4.

The testing company had fashioned a three-member panel to look into, on a case-to-case foundation, requests by at the very least 31 candidates who mentioned they’d missed their exams because of the venue change. Headed by a retired IIT-Delhi professor, the panel additionally comprised a Delhi University (DU) professor and a college instructor.

Of the 19 candidates allowed to take a retest, 17 had initially been allotted Netaji Subhas University of Technology (NSUT), Delhi, because the examination centre, which was modified to DU’s north campus on July 14, only a day earlier than the examination began.

The NTA accepted the panel’s suggestions on permitting the retest following consultations with the UGC, which had earlier opposed it. UGC chairperson Prof M Jagadesh Kumar had made the fee’s place in opposition to any retest clear on July 15 itself.

Meanwhile on Monday, the NTA began releasing the admit playing cards of candidates who’re scheduled to take the doorway on August 4, 5 and 6, as a part of the second section. The admit playing cards of these showing on August 7, 8, 10 and 20 might be launched later.

Prof Kumar mentioned each effort is being made to offer the candidates with their first selection of metropolis.