CUET UG 2022 second shift cancelled for over 50,000 candidates

Aastha Gupta | Last Updated | August 05, 2022, 13:46 IST

The new dates for the second shift will be announced on the official website.

CUET UG 2022

CUET UG 2022: Due to technical glitches, NTA was not able to upload the question papers on time. As a result, over 50,000 candidates were not able to attempt their Common University Entrance Test (CUET-UG) yesterday, on August 4, 2022. The glitch came during the second shift, which started at 3 pm and ended at 6 pm. The reporting time for the slot was 1:40 p.m. As a result, the National Testing Agency, the sole authority responsible for conducting CUET-UG 2022, had to postpone the examination.

As per the official announcement made on this subject, NTA has decided to assign examination slots to these candidates between August 12–14, 2022. The admit card which was issued earlier will be valid for this examination. aThe statement was made by the Senior Director of NTA, Sadhana Parashar.

A total of 14.4 lakh candidates have registered for CUET-UG 2022, which has made it India’s second most registered entrance examination. As per the information received, a total of 41 centres across 29 cities reported the glitch during the morning shift. This affected 4000 candidates. The centres were located in:

  • Delhi
  • Ladakh
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Assam
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Haryana
  • Jharkhand
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Maharashtra
  • Odisha
  • Puducherry
  • Rajasthan
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Tripura
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Uttarakhand
  • West Bengal

These 4,000 candidates will re-appear for the examination on August 12, 2022. Many of the candidates complained that they got notified about the issue only after reaching the centre. No information was issued on the official website, but an announcement was made by the NTA on its official twitter account.

During the second slot, the technical issues increased, and as a result, 50,000 candidates were not able to attend the examination. The glitch happened in 489 centres across the country. A total of 61 papers were affected. NTA has announced that new dates will be assigned and, in case candidates are not comfortable with the given dates, they can send an email to [email protected]. Candidates must make sure to mention their name, roll number, and desired date in the mail.


There were many instances where candidates reported that due to technical glitches, they were not able to finish the examination on time. Earlier, due to last-minute changes in the examination centre, 19 candidates who wanted to appear were not able to give the examination. These 19 candidates have been given permission to re-appear for the examination.

NTA has also announced that examinations which were scheduled to be conducted on 4th, 5th and 6th August, 2022,, will now be conducted on 12th, 13th and 14th August for candidates whose exam centres are located in Kerala. Heavy rainfall has caused disruption in the rain due to which the NTA had to take steps to postpone the examination.

CUET-UG scores will be accepted by 90 universities, out of which 44 are authorised by the centre, 12 are run by state governments, 21 are private, and 13 are deemed universities.