NET CSIR aspirants complain of mass copying at Humhama centre, raise questions over sanctity of exam

Techinical glitch forces students to stay till late hours

Techinical glitch forces students to stay till late hours

Srinagar, Dec 28 (KNS): The NET CISR exam faced disruptions at Al-Amin Centre in Humhama, outskirts of Srinagar district on Wednesday due to a prolonged technical glitch as management of the centre failed to provide adequate facilities to the students who were appeared in the exam. Aspirants who were stuck at the centre till late hours alleged carelessness of the concerned management which left huge number of aspirants into uncertain situation during the online University Grants Commission’s National Eligibility Test (NET).

Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS), the aspirants expressed deep resentment over technical snag persisted for several hours at the centre, impacting the exam's ethical conduct and the smooth examination environment.

One of the aspirants while talking to KNS said the exam was scheduled from 3 PM to 6 PM, however in the middle of the session, the entire system came to a halt, and candidates were instructed to wait for over two hours which showed the non seriousness of the staff and the institution.

"At aroumd 8:00 pm, students were informed about a technical issue in the lab, prompting manag3ment of the centre to relocate students to another lab. Unfortunately, during this transition, there were discussions about the exam paper and thoughts and ideas were shared by the aspirants," the aspirant said.

"During this uncertian situation, some of aspirants had brought mobile phones into the examination area, leading to instances of cheating. This has compromised the hard work of everyone involved," another aspirant told KNS.

"I came to such a situation first time in my life during exams. It seemed that authorities were not taking the ethical conduct of examinations seriously at all. There was a lack of diligence in maintaining the integrity of the exam process; questions were openly discussed among candidates. The government needs to treat this matter seriously, and appropriate action should be taken," aspirants held.

Expressing distress over the situation, the candidates emphasized the substantial effort invested in preparation, now jeopardized by the unfortunate turn of events. They demand justice and urged the government to conduct re-exam at the Al-Amin Center to ensure fair process of exam. (KNS)

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