UGC NET 2023: Viral videos show chaos at exam centres, UGC issues clarification`

UGC NET 2023: Viral videos show chaos at exam centres, UGC issues clarification`

March 4, 2023
Shreyosi Chakraborty

The University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) exam was disrupted today at Nitin Girls Senior Secondary School, Jaipur. According to a video circulating on social media platform, students were seen taking the examination amidst chaos and in the absence of any examiner. The person in the video is claiming that the exam centre is Nitin Girls Senior Secondary School. Another video was circulating on a micro blogging platform where students were seen waiting outside the centre to appear for the exam allegedly due to server disturbance at the exam centre.

The University Grants Commission has sent out a notification on Friday clarifying that the examination had started late at around 9.15 a.m. at this particular centre, when 174 candidates had successfully logged in. The exam was, however, disrupted by some unscrupulous elements at around 9.30 a.m. when the electricity was snapped by them in some of the rooms. The examination was immediately stopped. Local police and additional observer was immediately rushed in to assess the situation. 

The examination later began at 11.15 a.m. and candidates were given full three hours to complete the paper, informed UGC. 

Owing to the sensitivity of the incident, National Testing Agency (NTA) had also arranged for a different centre in Jaipur for the students of second shift. The agency also ensured that these candidates were provided with proper transportation to reach the respective centres, said UGC in a statement.

The UGC has further informed that a forensic analysis of the answers submitted by the students will be conducted by NTA. An FIR has also been filed against the miscreants who tried to create a commotion during the examination. Meanwhile, NTA has also devised a committee to look into the cyber security and other factors of the incident. 

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