Last updated time: Mar 14, 2023 09:28 IST
New revised dates for applicants will be announced soon for UGC NET Computer Science and Applied Paper (Representational Image)
UGC NET December 2022: A total of 77 candidates failed to complete the exam on Saturday, March 11 due to network issues. A technical glitch caused chaos at the center in Delhi’s Ritala.
Education News, NTA, UGC-NET National Testing Agency (NTA) has rescheduled examination dates for candidates due to technical issues at one of the University Grants Commission-National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) centers on March 11 (second shift). In Delhi. On Saturday, March 11, a total of 77 candidates failed to take the exam due to network issues.
A technical glitch caused chaos at the center in Delhi’s Ritala. New revised dates for these candidates will be published soon on NTA official website for UGC NET Computer Science and Applied paper. The agency announced the decision to reschedule the exam via a tweet on Sunday, March 12.
A document tweeted by the NTA said the morning at the center was uneventful. Out of 350 allotted candidates, 249 participated in the test and successfully completed it at 12 pm. The second shift, in which 233 candidates participated, passed peacefully till 4:40 p.m. This is when the exam is interrupted due to network issues. It took a little over an hour to fix the problem. The test resumed at 17:50.
“Some candidates became agitated and violent and switched off the MCB, thereby delaying the process of solving the network problem. “A total of 77 candidates left the center without completing the test, and 156 passed the test after it was restarted,” the testing agency said.
Considering the academic interests of the candidates, it was decided to replace the computer science and applications test. NTA said that it is contacting these applicants personally. The agency has provided a helpline number and email id to the candidates for query resolution and clarification.
UGC-NET is an examination to determine eligibility for the post of Assistant Professor and Lecturer along with Junior Research Fellow in Indian Universities and Colleges. The examination consists of two papers: Paper-I is a standard paper for all candidates, which assesses the candidate’s teaching and research abilities. In work II, subject knowledge of the candidate is assessed. The exam is held twice a year, usually in June and December. Saturday’s test was part of UGC NET December 2022 session.
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