The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the entrance examinations of several institutes including Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) announced that it will re-conduct the entrance examination on 28 October for admission to MPhil and Ph.D. in Historical Studies at JNU.
According to officials, on 6 October some of the candidates faced some technical issues while improving the computer-based examination while taking the exam in the evening shift.
The National Testing Agency sent text messages to each student, in which they told them first. JNUEE 2020, Computer Based Test (CBT) for programs of study for MPhil and Ph.D. historical studies requires re-examination due to technical reasons. They also mentioned that they regret the inconvenience caused, they again intend to provide fair and equal opportunities to all the candidates who appeared for the above-mentioned programs of study, the message read
The note also talks about a revised admit card which will be required for the candidates to appear for the exam. Without mentioning any specific date, the message said that the new admit card will be available shortly through the JNU-NTA official website.
The publication quoted NTA Director-General Vineet Joshi as saying that the revised exam will be conducted for around 700 to 800 candidates.
According to the report, the JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU) has sent various other issues. The body has claimed that a single question paper contained several questions that displayed incorrect responses to the answer key issued by the NTA JNU. JNUSU also said that even though the answer key should be accessible by Thursday, many students were not able to download them as the site acknowledged that the key was not available.
The body has also taken note of the fact that the cost to challenge any question is Rs 1,000 and when there are many wrong answers in a single paper, it becomes difficult for the students to challenge. Referring to all these problems, JNUSU has requested the NTA to work on the feedback.
The students also requested that the NTA extend the date of challenging answers, removing the challenge costs and in this case answering emails and calls from students.