National Testing Agency messed up CUET exam

Shillong, May 16: The National Testing Agency (NTA) messed up the Common University Entrance Test( CUET) examination held at NEHU on Wednesday.

This was revealed by NEHU functionaries  when they met Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, Education Minister Rakkam Sangma and other government officials to discuss the matter.


The education minister said there was total lack of preparedness and lack of coordination on the part of the NTA that has led to the chaotic situation.

According to Rakkam, the state government had arranged schools to conduct the exam but NTA went ahead with holding it in NEHU.

The NTA did not communicate to the state government regarding the matter and it also did not seek the support of the deputy commissioner for law and order enforcement.

“During the meeting, NEHU officials informed us that it was at the eleventh hour on May 14 at 6.pm that the NTA had informed NEHU that they should be ready for 2000 students but in the middle of the night, NTA then informed to be ready for another 4000 students. So they did not have time to prepare because of the lack of coordination from NTA,” he said.

“NTA and NEHU officials informed us that only one girl could not appear for the CUET examination yesterday. However, there was some delay. There were some technical issues that happened due to biometrics. The capacity of each biometric was about 100 students and we were informed that only 7 biometric machines were given instead of 40-50 numbers which were required. After the green signal from NTA, they went ahead without biometrics,” he said.

Rakkam said, “Because of this scenario, many students may not be able to do well. We will be requesting to give exemption again because now we don’t know how many students could not appear or be affected due to this, so we are waiting for figures and data particularly for students, who wanted to take admission in NEHU, they have been affected directly.”

Rakkam said, “Chief Minister who took  serious note of it has decided to take up with the Government of India and NTA in the interest of our students.”

“We will be writing for those students, appearing in the CUET examination, to take admission in the NEHU itself and also to give a second chance and those students, who are appearing, to take admission in the colleges affiliated to NEHU, to give exemption this year again,” he said.

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