Jairam Ramesh blames Modi govt ‘incompetence’ for exam cancellation at 13 centres

CUET UG 2022 was canceled for both shifts in 13 centers on August 17 affecting 8700 candidates whose retest will be held on August 25.

CUET UG 2022: Jairam Ramesh blames Modi govt 'incompetence' for exam cancellation at 13 centers

CUET UG 2022

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday hit out at the Modi government over glitches in holding the Common University Entrance Test (CUET)-UG, saying it was due to the incompetence and lack of preparedness of the ruling dispensation. “The Common University Entrance Test had to be canceled in 13 centers today affecting close to 8,700 aspirants. This has been happening repeatedly under the excuse of ‘unavoidable technical glitches’,” he said on Twitter. “The real reason is sheer incompetence and lack of preparation by Modi Sarkar!,” Ramesh added.

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UGC chairman Jagadesh Kumar on Wednesday said, “Due to some unavoidable technical reasons, examination scheduled for today was canceled in 13 centers in Shift 1 and Shift 2. A total of 8,693 candidates were affected out of 1.45 lakh candidates. All the affected candidates will get a chance for a retest on August 25.”

Eight centers where the exam was canceled are in Delhi, two in Varanasi including the center at IIT BHU, and one each in Bihar, Gaya and Faridabad. Students from centers including Guru Hargobind Institute of Management and Information Technology in Delhi, Asia Pacific Institute in Jasola (Delhi) AIS Assessment Zone, Aakash International Senior Secondary School in Delhi’s Nangloi and Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies in Pitampura, claimed they were asked to go back citing technical glitches and server problems. Some students also claimed that their exam started at least two hours late than the scheduled time.

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