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Technical snag during Guj CET delays exam by an hour

Due to the glitch, students were not able to see the answers on the computer screens and this delayed the exam by an hour.

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Students appearing for the Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GCET) were in for a rude shock on Thursday when a technical snag occurred during the exam.

Due to the glitch, students were not able to see the answers on the computer screens and this delayed the exam by an hour. GCET was also scheduled to take place in 23 other centres across Gujarat.

Gujarat Technological University (GTU) conducts the examination and as per the communiqué, the work had been outsourced to one NSE-IT, the IT wing of the National Stock Exchange in Mumbai. “The students complained that the answers were not visible on their computer screens. As complaints started pouring in, we began acting on the same,” said an official.

It is also said that GTU had no back-up plan ready in case of any glitches occur and all the work had been done manually. 

Vice-chancellor of the varsity Akshai Aggarwal said after the technical snag came another shock as the helpers at the exam centres were not computer-proficient. He said, “The GTU staff had to intervene into the matter.”

On Thursday, several rounds of meeting were held to prepare plans to deal with such situations and avoid blunders in future.

 

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