CUET UG Exam 2023: CUET UG 2023 Exam Postponed in Manipur, NTA Considering Temporary Exam Centre in Srinagar
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CUET UG 2023: The Common Undergraduate Entrance Test (CUET) has been deferred to May 29 in Manipur in view of the law and order situation, UGC Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar said on Friday. The second edition of the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) UG 2023 is set to begin across the country on May 21.
CUET UG 2023 Exam Postponed in Manipur, NTA Considering Temporary Exam Centre in Srinagar
The National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts the exam, is considering setting up a temporary exam center in Srinagar to accommodate candidates who have been allotted centers outside Jammu and Kashmir, Kumar said.Several students from Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand have been caught off guard as they have been allotted examination centers hundreds of kilometers away from their hometowns, irrespective of their preferences for a closer center.”NTA is exploring the possibility of setting up a temporary center in Srinagar to accommodate candidates who have been allotted centers outside…,” the University Grants Commission (UGC) chief said.In Manipur, which was rocked by violence earlier this month, the exam has been deferred by a week, and students still have the option to seek a change of center.In the northeastern state, the exam will begin on May 29.”NTA has carefully reviewed the law and order situation in consultation with the state administration and contacted these candidates through telephone to know their preferred city…. Some candidates who were not in Manipur or wanted to take the examination in another state are being allocated (centers) in other cities, including Delhi and Guwahati. The option for a change of center for candidates of Manipur is still available,” Kumar said.”The NTA has been advised to keep all examinations in the state of Manipur from May 29 onwards. Those candidates who may have got admit cards for May 21 to 24, 2023, or city intimation slips for CUET (UG)-2023 to be held between May 25 and 28, are required to contact NTA,” he added.The UGC chief said though all measures have been taken to allot candidates their preferred cities, there are some who have been allotted centers in a neighboring state.”Due to the number of candidates being extremely large in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand, some candidates may still have to take the CUET outside their chosen state. Some candidates in J-K, Jharkhand will have to take CUET outside the chosen state due to an extremely large number of applicants.” he said.
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