Servers disrupted on the very first day of the online Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) in Agra. On Thursday, the server came to a standstill after two and a half hours of examination in the first shift. When the server came again, the answers to all the earlier questions disappeared. The candidates also created a ruckus in the ION Digital Zone located at RKGM Institute, Sikandra in the district. The commotion went on for about three hours. Police was also present. After this, the candidates returned to their homes after the notice of postponement of the examination was pasted.
Central Teacher Eligibility Test is being conducted at 11 centers in the district. On the first day there was examination in both the shifts. Around 6000 candidates were registered. In the first shift, the examination was duly completed at the remaining 10 centers of the district. Server problem occurred in ION Digital Zone of RKGM Institute itself. The primary class examination in the first shift was from 09:30 am to 12:00 noon. Around 11:45 am the server went down and the system shut down.
When the question paper was opened when the system was turned on, the answers to all the questions were missing. Whereas by this time the candidates had solved most of the 150 questions. Only five, ten questions were left for different candidates. After about 10 minutes after the server was fine, the candidates started solving the questions again, then the candidates were informed by the examination center administration about the postponement of the examination at all the centers.
When the candidates went out and talked to the candidates who took the examination at other centers, they came to know that their examination has been done. After this the candidates started rioting. The candidates continued to protest from 1 pm to around 4 pm. The police was trying to explain, the candidates were not agreeing. After pasting the information issued by CBSE, the candidates were calm. In which it was written that a second chance will be given to appear in the examination.
Second shift exam not held at any center
The second shift examination could not be held at any examination center in the district. There was a problem with the server itself. The candidates protested at all the centres. Candidates from districts like Etah, Etawah, Firozabad etc had come to give the exam. They had to be worried. CBSE city coordinator Ramanand Chauhan told that the examination has been postponed due to technical reasons. Its date will be announced later.
female candidate wept bitterly
The female candidates involved in the protest started crying bitterly when the CTET exam was not completed in RKGM Institute. The rest of the candidates pacified him. The candidate said that he had prepared thoroughly for the examination, the question paper was also good.
Uma Rajput, a candidate who came from Bhusaval, Maharashtra, told that she had also prepared well for the exam. The questions that were asked were read. Due to the postponement of the exam, the difficulties have increased. Don’t know when the exam will be conducted again. Agra Cantt resident candidate Sapna Singh said that the server went down at around 11:45 am. System shut down. After turning on the system, the answers to all the solved questions were missing. After this, he was stopped in the room for an hour. Then told that the exam has been postponed.